A Clean Sweep from Natural House (OVER)

For the past month, I’ve been trying some new cleaning products from Natural House. These natural household cleaning products contain probiotics, which means they use good bacteria to help do the job. The products are:

Trashy by Natural House comes in a green and white spray bottle.

Sinky by Natural House comes in an orange and white bag. Flushy by Natural House comes in a blue and white bag.

TRASHY
reduces trash can odors

SINKY
cleans sink drains & disposals

FLUSHY
cleans toilet bowls & lines

Natural House logo has the name and two green leaves.Natural House gave me the opportunity to try a 30-day supply of each product in my own home, so that I could tell you about my experience. They’re also allowing me to give away a set of the products to one of you lucky readers. I am not being paid or receiving any other compensation, and everything written here is my own impressions of the products and the company.

TRASHY eliminated the smell of death from my garbage can.

Remember that garbage can I told you about, the one that smelled like something died in it? The very next garbage pick-up day after I wrote that, I sprayed the inside of the can with TRASHY.  The spray has a light, minty smell, kind of like toothpaste or mouthwash. It’s not overpoweringly strong, like some “air freshener” sprays. After using it, I didn’t smell anything as I walked past the can. The next week, I opened the can and put my head down near the opening, and I inhaled. I noticed a slight odor, but nothing like before. Once again, I sprayed it a few times with the TRASHY. After that second use, I never noticed the death smell again! As far as I’m concerned, TRASHY works! Granted, the temperatures have cooled off some, and I’m still interested to see how TRASHY keeps odors down in the middle of summer, but we’ve had some pretty warm days since I started the TRASHY trial, and I never noticed the stench of garbage like I used to.

FLUSHY made cleaning the toilet (and the brush) a breeze.

The next product I tried was FLUSHY. I was a little nervous about tossing the entire packet in the toilet bowl. What if I was really supposed to remove the little plastic covering and dump the stuff in? But I needn’t have worried. After a few seconds of sitting in the bowl, it fizzed a little and then *poof* the whole thing dissolved or peeled back, because the powder burst out and started fizzing. The FLUSHY foamed up so much, I couldn’t see the toilet bowl at all. I probably waited a few more seconds than I needed to, then I grabbed the toilet brush and started scrubbing. Because of the foaming, I couldn’t really see what I was doing, so I just tried to be thorough, and then I flushed. Almost all the stains and build-up in the bowl were gone. Once I could see, I was able to get the couple of spots that I’d missed. One of the most impressive things was that the toilet brush itself was a little dingy from lots of use, and it practically looked new again after using it with the FLUSHY. We’ve used it a couple of times now, and I don’t think it helps with any of our other pipe issues; I was hoping that it might make a difference in the functioning of the toilet, but our problems are probably caused by roots in the line or some other issue with the pipes. As a bowl cleaner, FLUSHY is great. I don’t feel like it contains anything that prevents build-up, but it does make cleaning fairly easy.

I should mention that my husband is usually the one who cleans the toilet. I decided to try the FLUSHY one night after he’d gone to bed, and I was a little disappointed that he didn’t mention the toilet’s cleanliness the next day. A couple of days later, he finally got over his shock enough to comment on how clean it looked.

SINKY results are harder to classify.

Finally, I tacked the kitchen sink with SINKY. On this product, I don’t feel like the directions are clear, and I tried contacting the company through the form on their website. Although I identified myself as a blogger selected to do a review of the products, I kind of wanted to test the customer service. I never heard anything back. I don’t know if my information didn’t transmit correctly or if my ISP filtered their response for some reason. All I know is, I’m not entirely clear on how I’m supposed to use this stuff.

The first time, my husband was helping me. We put the SINKY packet in the right side of the sink, the one that the pipe goes straight out. We poured hot water out of the faucet (admittedly, not the hottest water in the world) onto it for a few seconds, and it burst and fizzed a little. We waited about 20 seconds, based on the FLUSHY instructions, then my husband turned on the faucet and flushed out all the SINKY foam. Looking down in the drain as much possible, it still looked kind of slimy and coated, and I couldn’t see any difference at all in the left side.

The second time, I put the SINKY packet in the left side of the sink. I heated water in the microwave and poured it slowly over the packet. I let the foam sit in the pipe for several minutes this time. I could see bubbles forming and rising from the right-side drain as well. I think it removed some of the slime and build-up, but didn’t look as clean as I expected. I have a couple more packets, and I will try them again. I had waited a couple of weeks between uses, in hopes that I’d get better instructions from the company. It may be a case of needing regular use to really keep the drains clean. I do not have a disposal, so I can’t testify to how it would work with one of those.

CONCLUSION

So, I’m sold on TRASHY as a way to keep down the stinky trash can odors, and I’m fairly impressed with how FLUSHY makes cleaning the toilet bowl easier. I’m just not entirely convinced that SINKY is improving my kitchen sink drains.

TRY THEM YOURSELF

You can buy these natural household cleaning products directly from Natural House or from Amazon online.

GIVEAWAY

Now is your chance to win a set of Natural House products to try in your home. When you fill out the form, be sure to leave your email address and/or a link to a blog that has your contact information clearly displayed in your profile. If I can’t contact you, I can’t let you know if you win.

FIRST ENTRY: Leave a comment on this post, telling me about your biggest cleaning challenge and how you think TRASHY, SINKY, or FLUSHY can solve the problem.

EXTRA ENTRIES: For each item you complete, leave another comment here and be sure to include a link to your tweets or to the non-giveaway posts that you comment on.

  • leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post on Rhyme Schemes and Daydreams (1)
  • visit my Crazy Kitty Chick blog and leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post (1)
  • visit my Hurricane Safety blog and leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post (1)
  • follow Auriette on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (1)
  • follow CrazyKittyChick on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (1)

You can earn a maximum of six entries per household. Eligible comments must be made no later than 11:59pm ET on October 29, 2011. Entrants must be 18 or older, with shipping addresses in the United States or military APO/FPO addresses. One winner will be selected by random drawing on October 30 and notified by email. Winner must respond with mailing address within 72 hours or another winner will be selected. Products will be shipped by the sponsor.

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About Taminar

When I grow up, I want to make movies and write books. Now in my 50s, I wonder if I'll ever really accomplish the dreams of my youth. I have made two short films, one for a college film-making class, the other for an MTV-sponsored contest. I have written short plays that have been produced, and a few short stories and reviews that have been published. I also perform and direct for community theatre. My working life has included stints in local TV news, public relations, retail management and cashier, and for a couple of years, I made the rides go at Walt Disney World. I have three cats and a husband.
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59 Responses to A Clean Sweep from Natural House (OVER)

  1. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    My toilet and hard water. YUCK
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  2. Jenn M. says:

    I’d have to go with the trashy, because it’s really hard to get rid of the smells without cleaning the entire can, which is a pain. This would be really helpful!
    prettishi at yahoo dot com

  3. melissa resnick says:

    I also have to go with trashy, I have a compator and it gets nasty

  4. jennifer says:

    I need sinky because my sink is always getting dirty from the dishes that people leave in it.
    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. rajee says:

    I have to scrub hard to get rid of dirt It is such a pain

  6. Jennifer Paige says:

    I’d go with flushy. Everything else I clean up seems to do alright, but I always feel like the toilet is icky. I’d like to try this!

  7. Jennifer Paige says:

    I am following Auriette on twitter and tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/JenniferxPaige/status/130050204106895360

  8. LoryAnn P says:

    fFushy sounds like it would really help with some of the stains in my toilet that I am constantly scrubbing!

  9. i have to boys, so toliets are def my biggest challenge! i hope flushy could help with that! 🙂

    hairbows.n.more@gmail.com

  10. Pauline M says:

    I have a home with one bathroom (yes, this needs to change soon!) with 3 of us and the bathroom always seems to be dirty, I would love to try out the flushy to see if this will help a bit!

  11. cw says:

    My biggest challenge is the garbage smell. I have tried everything (bleach water, baking soda, etc….) I hope this product will do the job

  12. the toilet and trash cans. trashy can help me with the trash cans

  13. Kimberly says:

    I’m very worried about diaper odor in our small house. I think trashy would help contain and eliminate it.

  14. I want to try Trashy! Sometimes I am tempted to just nail the closet where we hide our trash can shut! Yeah, it is that stinky!

    sarasarasweet@aol.com

  15. Tara Haidinger says:

    We have hard water, and I think Flushy would help get the toilet clean.

  16. sarah w says:

    my kitchen sink is never quite clean enough. i’d love to try some sinky on it.

  17. Maryann Drapkin says:

    TRASHY, SINKY, or FLUSHY can help me a lot because the boys in my house mess up the bathroom and the kitchen also could use a good cleaner.

  18. Maryann Drapkin says:

    Posted comment on “Is Your Community Ready?”
    http://stormsafety.blogspot.com/2011/09/is-your-community-ready.html

  19. Maryann Drapkin says:

    Left comment on Crazy Kitty Chick Blog regarding Book Review: Nurturing Paws (I love Cats too)
    http://crazykittychick.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-review-nurturing-paws.html

  20. Maryann Drapkin says:

    I Follow Auriette on twitter (macdrap50) and Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/macdrap50/status/130377869053534208

  21. Chloe says:

    My trash always stinks! I hope trashy would help

  22. Sherry says:

    Two boys (ages 6 & 8) = Dirty toilet! I need Flushy!

  23. Gale says:

    Well, clutter is my biggest cleaning challenge…which this won’t help with. But second to that is three messy boys in the bathroom…which Flushy might help with.

    Now, if only there was something to help re-direct pee pee INTO the toilet, in stead of in the seat, or on the floor, or (gross) in the lego duplo box someone left in the bathroom (thankfully, no legos were in it).

  24. Mechele Johnson says:

    We live too far out in the country and don’t have garbage service. My husband is good about taking it regularly, but it still isn’t as soon as a service would pick up. This means we get smelly trash!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

  25. Mechele Johnson says:

    I follow Crazy Kitty chick on Twiiter as @mmjohnson and tweeted.

    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

  26. Mechele Johnson says:

    I follow Auriette on Twitter as @mmjohnson555 and tweeted.

    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

  27. Janel Myers says:

    My biggest cleaning issue is the toilet. Probably because I just don’t clean it as often as I should, but “Flushy” should give me a little motivation and work nicely.

  28. Suzanne H says:

    I find it so difficult to get the toilet clean. It sounds like Flushy’s a great product and I’d love to try it.

  29. Suzanne H says:

    I follow Crazy Kitty Chick on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/DucktorWho82/status/130413028435955712

  30. Corey Olomon says:

    My biggist challenge is with smell is having two cats!

  31. Corey Olomon says:

    I followed CrazyKittyChick on Twitter and tweeted this post at:http://twitter.com/#!/coreyTX/status/130419890870960129

  32. Robin Blankenship says:

    My Trash cans need a good cleaning so I would love to try trashy

  33. Justin D. says:

    I’m messy and I have a young son so between us we have a very messy kitchen and bathroom so they are both big challenges 🙂

    kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  34. Justin D. says:

    Following auriette on twitter: @bigdaddyhack

    Kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  35. dnbuster says:

    my biggest is the bathrooms! they are always dirty!

  36. Justin D. says:

    Following crazy kitty on twitter: @bigdaddyhack

    Kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bigdaddyhack/status/130445525840433152

  37. 5 boys + 1 toilet = a major need for flushy!~

  38. Colleen Maurina says:

    I hate cleaning the toilets so I would love to try Flushy! I like the idea that it is a non toxic cleaner and that the probiotics keep on working!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  39. Shelley C. says:

    I have twins with special needs. Let’s just say cleaning the toilet is a huge chore. 🙂

  40. Reanne Burnett says:

    I need Flushy because the skylight creates algae goo and bacteria that is resilient! Thanks for the chance.

  41. Reanne Burnett says:

    @rkcitrus follows auriette and tweeted this giveaway

  42. Jody H says:

    I have a horrible toilet that I think the flushy product would be great for. It’s one of those low flow ones and it just doesn’t work well. hickenfam at hotmail dot com

  43. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I hate cleaning the sink because there is always some sort or residue stuck which needs a lot of extra scrubbing and it irritates my hands especially when using those harsh chemicals I currently use. Using the Sinky from Natural House will be a great help because it will get the job done without the harsh chemicals that leave my hands peeling and rough.

    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

  44. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I visited the Crazy Kitty Chick blog and left a messege on the following posting http://crazykittychick.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-black-cats.html.

    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

  45. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I visited the Hurricane Safety blog and left a comment on the following post http://stormsafety.blogspot.com/2011/09/is-your-community-ready.html.

    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

  46. Mippy says:

    Hi!
    Right now It’s sinky though flushy is a close second. I don’t have a disposal and for some reason the sink drain stinks atm. I tried baking soda and Idk what else to do. I’d love to try sinky!
    Thanks so much for the chance!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  47. Priscilla Benavides says:
  48. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I follow Crazy Kitty Chick on Twitter.
    @prissybenavides
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com
    My Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prissybenavides/status/130484834622648320

  49. Melissa says:

    I think Trashy would help me most, as my trash can stinks constantly!

  50. tasha says:

    I have three toilets to clean! Potty training soon! Dirty diapers in the trash and stinky dishes in the sink!

  51. suebunting says:

    I have a FLUSHY problem because my husband is so messy when he uses the toilet I have to clean it after every use I think FLUSHY could do wonders for our two toilets.

  52. suebunting says:

    following Auriette on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway suebunting1

  53. suebunting says:

    following CrazyKittyChick on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway suebunting1

  54. kim says:

    Would love to win. Have a shower that nothing has toucher so far.

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