Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Review and giveaway! - Flushy, Trashy, Sinky



Natural House is an eco-friendly company founded by the Powers family whose goal is to provide safe, effective, and natural household cleaning products. The technology/formula behind Natural House cleaners arose from a desire to provide both a home and workplace environment with products that were non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate/APE-free, environmentally conscious, and lacking genetically modified bacteria. The Powers family wanted both their children and their pets to be free from harsh chemicals while roaming the house. Children play in tubs and accidentally drop things in the trash. Dogs lick out of the toilet bowl and sometimes take baths in the sink. As parents (and business owners), it was important for them to create this special line of products to ensure the highest level of health and well-being.

Natural House offers the following cleaning products: Trashy (a trash can deodorizer and scrubber), Sinky (a disposal scrubber for drain maintenance), Flushy (a toilet bowl cleaner and septic treatment), Moppy (a mop floor cleaner and scrubber), Surfy (an all-surface cleaner), and Glassy (a glass surface cleaner). They really have hit all of the important aspects of household cleaning -- there is a product for everything! 

These cleaning products are great because they offer high-quality effectiveness without the strong smell or the risk of using harsh chemicals. Nothing has been sacrificed. In fact, the technology behind Natural House makes their company fairly unique. They utilize cultures of naturally-occurring, non-toxic and non-pathogenic bacteria in their products, which form balanced micro-systems on the surfaces of our toilets, sinks, and trash cans. These micro-systems contribute to an increase in enzymes, which aid in the break-down of waste products such as food particles, oil, grease, toilet paper, etc. Unlike the common cleaning product which simply removes bacteria momentarily (until a wash-cloth replaces it seconds later when you scrub the surface), Natural House products are hard at work long after you apply them. They remain in the pipes, septic system, and on the trash can, continuing to degrade anything that contributes to long-lasting odor or pipe-blockage. Given that each cleaner is stocked with a 30-day supply, you can count on each packet to continue working until you have to drop the next one in a week later. On top of bacteria, Natural House products are also full of biodegradable, plant-based ingredients.

Here is a video that Natural House has created to introduce you to the story and meaning behind its products:


I received a 30-day supply of Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky to review!



Trashy is an all-natural cleaning spray that can be used inside or outside on any type of trash can to remove odors at the source. It can also eat away at grease and food scraps! Here is some extra information about Trashy as posted on the Natural House website:

Ingredients: Purified Water, Probiotic Bacillus Blend, Coconut Based Surfactant (Cleaner), Wintergreen Botanical Extract (Fragrance)
  • Cutting-Edge Probiotic Action
  • Convenient foaming application
  • Naturally digests odors at their source leaving a fresh botanical scent
  • Active ingredients keep odors from coming back
  • 30 DAY Supply

Uses

  • Use in any inside trash cans
  • Use for bigger odors in Outside garbage cans
  • Use in diaper pails, recycling containers, bathroom containers, and any "trashy," smelly container

Benefits

  • No touch formula
  • Drives out odor causing bacteria
  • Eco-Friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable

To use Trashy, I started the first week by removing a full bag of trash and then spritzing some of the Trashy spray directly into the bottom of the can. I waited about fifteen-twenty minutes to make sure that it air dried and then put a new bag in. Even though the spray bottle is small, I definitely think you can get more than a 30-day supply out of Trashy (and I was generous with the amount that I sprayed in the trash can). I used it in the kitchen, because that is where I notice the odor the most. In the kitchen garbage, you have the food on top of the training pads that we use for my dog so as you can imagine, that can get pretty bad before the trash is even halfway full. Sometimes I will take the trash out and notice that it smells just as bad, even though everything is gone. That's because some of the odor-causing particles have leaked through my "heavy duty" trash bags and have gotten on the garbage. After using Trashy for two weeks, I must say that I noticed an improvement in the odor. This was definitely eating away at the grime in between the weekly use, and I did not have to take out the trash as often before it got full. The scent is not overpowering, and I would certainly use this in my bathroom garbage or anywhere around the house. I would recommend it for use in a dumpster also!


Flushy is an eco-friendly toilet bowl/septic system cleaner which consists of little packets of formula. It removes stains due to hard water, excretion, and calcium deposits. At the same time, it also works to degrade toilet paper and waste products that have already gone down into the pipes. Although you can't see it after you have flushed it, Flushy continues to work on keeping your septic system running neatly. Here is some extra information about Flushy as posted on the Natural House website:

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Citric Acid (Citrus Based Cleaner), Probiotic Bacillus Blend, Coconut Based Surfactant (Cleaner), Citrus and Mint Botanical Extracts (Fragrance), Mineral Based Coloring
  • Cutting-Edge Probiotic Action
  • Convenient foaming water soluble pouch application
  • Naturally digests odors at their source leaving a fresh botanical scent
  • Removes stains, hard water rings, rust streaks leaving the water a clean, aqua blue color
  • Promotes healthy septic tank; breaks down waste
  • 1 bag lasts 30 DAYS

Uses

  • Bowl freshener and sewer line maintenance in one convenient, easy to use, "flushy" foaming pouch
  • Use weekly for best results
  • Bowl stays cleaner longer with regular use

Benefits

  • Keeps bowl fresh and promotes optimum line and septic function
  • Eco-Friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable




I love that Flushy comes in neat little packages -- it is really easy to use! You just toss the packet in and almost immediately you see the foaming action (which means the product is working) and the outer plastic "melting" away as the blue powder mixes into the toilet water. It continues to foam for a few minutes, and then you can use a toilet brush to drag the cleaner onto the sides and scrub. It doesn't take much to start scrubbing off any stains. Our toilet is especially tricky because we have hard, well water that leaves iron deposits and yellow-orange stains/bands on our toilet, sink, and tub. Flushy didn't degrade these deposits automatically, as they're very tough and build up weekly. However, after the first week I noticed a huge decrease in the amount of mineral build-up. Flushy was working even after I flushed the packet. Our septic system is extremely sensitive, so I am grateful to have Flushy to keep all of the waste degraded and to keep our system in check. I definitely thought Flushy was a great alternative to harsh products. My dog often tries to get in the toilet and lick the water whenever I'm in there straightening my hair, so I wouldn't be as nervous if I were using natural products like Flushy instead of the Clorox that I was using before.


Sinky is a natural, probiotic sink cleaner that comes in little formula pouches. It helps to maintain the efficiency of your sink (or disposal system) by unclogging the drain and eating away at excess grease and food particles. It also helps to defeat odors and keep your sink shining! Here is some extra information about Sinky as posted on the Natural House website:

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Citric Acid (Citrus Based Cleaner), Probiotic Bacillus Blend, Citrus Botanical Extracts (Fragrance)
  • Cutting-Edge Probiotic Action
  • Convenient foaming pouch application
  • Naturally digests odors at their source leaving a fresh botanical scent
  • Probiotics create a beneficial, odor eating ecosystem in your drain
  • Promotes healthy drain line; breaks down grease and food waste preventing clogs and slow drains
  • Keeps dangerous food borne pathogens out of your sink
  • 30 DAY Supply

Uses

  • Use in any "sinky" or garbage disposal system
  • Use weekly to promote optimal drain health

Benefits

  • Scrubbing probiotics scours your drain and disposal clean driving out odors at their source
  • Eco-Friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable



I put a Sinky packet into my kitchen sink drain and turned on the hot water for about 8 seconds. The outer plastic melted away and the powder inside started to foam a bit, but not as drastically as when I used Flushy -- I'm not sure if I should have placed it in a different position. I didn't see it visibly remove any stains, so I can only go by what I think Sinky did. I used it for two weeks and I noticed that any bits and pieces of waste were able to get down smoothly. Our sink has been clogged for the past few weeks off and on, so I am hoping that Sinky is contributing to its new state. I can't be sure, but the correlation is there! Either way, it is really easy to use and a great preventive measure to keep your pipes working. 

    Interested in trying Flushy, Trashy, or Sinky for yourself, or learning more about them? These great products are available for purchase on the Natural House website, here. Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky each retail for the low cost of only $4.99 each! You can also purchase these products on Amazon, where you might be able to save even MORE money by using Amazon Prime, or credits if you have the Amazon credit card. 

    You can connect with Natural House through any of their social media profiles. They have a Facebook page and Twitter account, as well as a YouTube! Please leave them some love!

    Natural House has generously offered one reader the same products that I received to review -- a 30-day supply of Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky! This giveaway is open to the U.S. only, 18+ (unless you have the permission of a parent). Please fill out all extra information fields and leave your GFC picture description if you're completing that entry. Please do not make false entries, as they are all verified and it just wastes everyone's time. Thanks! The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. The information will be sent to the sponsor, who will ship the prize. Good luck! Thanks Natural House for sponsoring this great giveaway. :)


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    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    49 comments:

    1. I would like to try this..It is intersting!

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    2. I REALLY want to try sinky! I have great hopes that it will remove the stink coming from my sink ;)

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    3. Sinky would be great to get my drain area clean.

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    4. I'm always on the lookout for good natural cleaners.

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    5. I entered your giveaway! I love good cleaners especially natural ones.
      I am your newest follower on GFC and would love a follow back.
      Bisous
      Frenchy
      http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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    6. I'm excited to try trashy, because my trash can smells awful!

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    7. I need Trashy! (CoreyOlomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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    8. I'm excited to try anything that makes cleaner easier and safer.
      sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

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    9. I would like to try Trashy and see if it helps contain the diaper odors.

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    10. Sinky! I am obsessed with the sink. Totally grosses me out most of the time

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    11. HORTON111@AOL.COM

      I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH ONE OF MY SINKS DRAINING...MAYBE THIS WILL HELP

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    12. I'm really excited to try the trashy!

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    13. I prefer to use natural cleaning products but I've noticed a lot of them just don't get the job done. I'd be really excited to try this line- especially the flushy product. Thanks!
      elleon64 AT gmail DOT com

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    14. I'm excited to try them because I'm just starting to get into using green/organic cleaners and am interested in trying out the different products out there.

      Nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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    15. Im excited to try these as im recently starting to use green/organic cleaners and am interested in how these work!

      Nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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    16. i can say that if i win the stuff it will be used we have trash bag to go out all most every day and then the bath room do not go there i have some bad stains and then i try to get rid of it i will go viral on this and then i put it on all my sites

      desi the blonde at msn dot com

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    17. I want to try it because it's non-toxic.

      tannerboyle12@hotmail.com

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    18. I'd love to try all three!

      serenityspeaks@ymail.com

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    19. Im most interested in trashy
      nikki bergin
      crazycat09@ymail.com

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    20. I'm most excited b/c it's non-toxic!

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    21. I would like to try the sinky on our disposal.

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    22. the Stinky for the disposal...would like to try

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    23. I would love to try Flushy because looks like a great product for stains in the toilet!

      Ger

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    24. Flushy!

      Maggie Ann True Armstrong
      maggie(at)pdclarion(dot)com

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    25. We live part time in our RV so we like to use green products as much as possible. Our young grandchildren also stay with us in the RV so we don't like to use harsh products but need it clean

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    26. Flushy. My little girl loves to take her hands to the edge of the toilet when she goes...this would make my wife and I feel so much better! And...it would help our septic tank!

      dvdgossett915@gmail.com

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    27. I am excited to try the sinky for my sinks. I also think the Flushy looks like it would well in my toilets.

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    28. I'm excited to try Flushy.

      mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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    29. slinky! seriously, I have odor coming out of my kitchen drain.

      kafkaesk at verizon dot net

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    30. Cindy B (on rc/fb)Definitely want to try flushy ~ thanks for a great giveaway. They all look useful

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    31. I'm most excited to try to win these for my sister who lives alone and is poor and she has been cleaning her very humble apt with vinegar and so her apt STINKS like easter eggs these cleaners would be so much better. She uses vinegar both bc she only likes all natural clean and bc she is poor this prize would be helping her in both ways.
      Thanks for the chance. : D

      MANIFESTMIRACLES@LIVE.COM

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    32. I have tried it and I love it!

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