Thursday, November 29, 2007

Google jumps on the "Green" Bandwagon

Google Inc. is expanding into alternative energy in its most ambitious
effort yet to ease the environmental strain caused by the company's
voracious appetite for power to run its massive computing centers.

Seems like our Barefoot Secret Company and Google should be talking to each other.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

One of Oprah's Favorites and a Powerful Gift of Health

I just finished watching the Oprah Show. All I can say is WOW wouldn't it have been great to be part of that audience are receive all of those "favorites" as gifts. As I look back over all the favorites I know that our "Green Cleaners" probably offer the best gift of all. No it wasn't the most expensive gift by far. The refrigator by LG (Living Good) was. Funny I have an LG brand cell phone and never knew what the acronum was till today.

The "Green Cleaners" in the Healthy Home basket might not have looked as appealing. I know if everyone who receives a basket will take those toxic chemicals they are currently using, get rid of them and start using the green cleaners they will see their health improve. Just think about it. If you had a choice between a new fancy refrigator or not developing respiratory illness that may cost you thousands of dollars over the next several years. I don't think there is anyone would would choose the fancy frig.

The gift of health is a powerful gift.
Unfortunatly once we are sick and in treatment we generally don't get that second chance to look back and make different choices in our life. Just in case you missed it here is the link to a 5 minute clip of Oprah talking about the real dirt on clean:

A couple months ago I posted a video on this channel called the toxic brew. Just in case you missed it you can view it at:

It's really too bad more parents aren't informed about these toxic cleaners. Oprah has done her part in promoting safe healthy green cleaners. Today was the 3rd time this year that she talked about our green cleaners.

Just yesterday I got word about another great article published in Time Style and Design Magazine. Every year the Time Style and Design magazine is eagerly waited for my millions of readers. The article is in "The Luxury Index: a Complete Guide to the Best Products, People, and Places of 2007" For your convience here is the article: Time StyleDesigner Winter 2007 Shak*ee Green Clean

When I read this article it make total sense why a powerhouse like Ripplewood holdings would decide to keep Shak*ee a private direct selling company. Our distributor base is huge and VERY educated who better to spread the word to all corners of the world than satisified consumers!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Is your home Toxic?

Three out of four mothers with young children if educated would have to say YES I have a toxic home. The real problem is they don't even know it is. What mother in their right mind would put their precious little child in danger.

A short movie  called "The Toxic Brew" is a BIG eye opener.  I encourage every mother of small children to listen to this short 2 minute clip.

So what is the solution?

Safe, Effective Cleaners. Yes there are green cleaners that will work just as well as all of those toxic chemical cleaners.

 Keep your family in a safe toxic free environment and help educate other Mom's to do the same.

Shop Healthy Safe Non-Toxic Shaklee Get Clean Now

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Got Grease?

I think one of the hardest messes to clean up is grimy grease. Wether it's on your kitchen stove or on an oil spill on the garage floor. Sometimes oily greasey messes just happen. Yes there are many toxic cleaners you can use to clean up that muck, but do you know about our safe environmentally friendy alternative?

In a recent test our green grease cleaner mixure out performed the leading product that wad produced just for those greasy messes.

Testing shows that 2-oz. of Green Grease Cleaner mixture diluted in water outperformed 2-oz. of Industrial Strength Cleaner in degreasing a variety of surfaces. A follow-up blind usage test the Shaklee Distributor Challenge - confirmed the findings:

Green Clean H2 outperformed "I" on 10 out of 12 measures, and performed equally with "I" on 2 out of 12 measures.

Green Clean H2 is non-toxic and natural, you don't need to wear gloves when using it, and is a better fit than "I" with our current household positioning of safe and non-toxic.

How to Use:

For heavy-duty degreasing and cleansing: Add 2-oz. of Green Clean H2 to a gallon of water. Spray on or apply with a mop or cloth. Let soak for a few minutes if stains are ingrained on surface. Scrub with a sponge or brush if needed. Wipe or rinse off with a mop or cloth if desired.
For smaller jobs: Add 1½ teaspoons of Green Clean H2 to 16-oz. of water in a Get Clean spray bottle. Spray on, scrub with a sponge or brush if needed, then wipe off with a clean cloth.

Learn more about our environmentally safe green clean products visit:

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Water or Coke

This is really fascinating....

Water or Coke?

Could not believe this.....  Very interesting
#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

#5.Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of  water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7.A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from
the highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

#3.   To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour,
then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
   Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.
Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


#1.     the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2.   To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3.  The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is,
would you like a glass of water? or Coke?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Plastics for water bottles: What is safe what isn't!

Featured in: Nutrition & Life

Choose your water bottles very carefully in order to prevent chemicals in the plastic from leaching into your water.

Plastic water bottles are very convenient for carting water around when we are on the go, as they don't break if we drop them. However, it is worth paying attention to the type of plastic your water bottle is made of, to ensure that the chemicals in the plastic do not leach into the water. If you taste plastic, you are drinking it, so get yourself another bottle.

To be certain that you are choosing a bottle that does not leach, check the recycling symbol on your bottle. If it is a #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), or a #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene), or a #5 PP (polypropylene), your bottle is fine. The type of plastic bottle in which water is usually sold is usually a #1, and is only recommended for one time use. Do not refill it. Better to use a reusable water bottle, and fill it with your own filtered water from home and keep these single-use bottles out of the landfill.

Unfortunately, those fabulous colourful hard plastic lexan bottles made with polycarbonate plastics and identified by the #7 recycling symbol, may leach BPA. Bisphenol A is a xenoestrogen, a known endocrine disruptor, meaning it disturbs the hormonal messaging in our bodies. Synthetic xenoestrogens are linked to breast cancer and uterine cancer in women, decreased testosterone levels in men, and are particularly devastating to babies and young children. BPA has even been linked to insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes. For more of the science on the effects of BPA on our endocrine system etc. see these studies:
Environmental Health Perspectives Journal. Nalgene, the company that manufactures the lexan water bottles also makes #2 HDPE bottles in the same sizes and shapes, so we have a viable alternative. Order one at Nalgene.

Unfortunately, most plastic baby bottles and drinking cups are made with plastics containing Bisphenol A. In 2006 Europe banned all products made for children under age 3 containing BPA, and as of Dec. 2006 the city of San Franscisco followed suit. In March 2007 a billion-dollar class action suit was commenced against Gerber, Playtex, Evenflo, Avent, and Dr. Brown's in Los Angeles superior court for harm done to babies caused by drinking out of baby bottles and sippy cups containing BPA. To get safe plastic baby products, try BornFree Natural Baby Products, or use glass bottles.

Check the recycling numbers on all your plastic food containers as well, and gradually move to storing all food in glass or ceramic.

Store water in glass or brass if possible, and out of direct sunlight.

Chek, Paul; How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! Chek Institute, San Diego, CA, 2004.

Alonso-Magdelena, Paloma; "The estrogenic effect of Bisphenol A disrupts pancreatic β-cell function in vivo and induces insulin resistance" Environmental Health Perspectives Vol. 114, No. 1, Jan. 2006.

Hunt,Patricia;"Bisphenol A Exposure Causes Meiotic Aneuploidy in the Female Mouse" Current Biology, Vol 14, 546-553, 1 April 2003.

vom Saal, Frederick and Hughes, Claude;
"An Extensive New Literature Concerning Low-Dose Effects of Bisphenol A Shows the Need for a New Risk Assessment" Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 113, No. 8, August 2005.

Schonfelder, Gilbert et al.
Parent Bisphenol A Accumulation in human maternal fetal placental unit Environmental Health Perspectives Vol. 110, No. 11, Nov. 2002.



Wednesday, August 29, 2007

How are you Kids doing in School?

Check out the following testimonial, its shocking what a serious and immediate effect chemicals we use everyday can have on our childrens' brain function.

Are Your cleaning products hindering your child's
academic performance?

Someone suggested we watch Toxic Brew, a news segment produced by a Canadian news station. (This can still be seen online at ) After watching this, the reality of what people were bringing into their home began to dawn on me. Only few months later, we heard about Dr. Doris Rapp, who researches the effects of harmful chemicals on children’s health. In one of her studies, she tested the effect of bleach on six-year-olds’ handwriting. I looked at the printed results, and was amazed at the evidence. Before a bottle of bleach was opened, students wrote their names fairly well. Then, with just an opened bottle of bleach in the room and the fumes wafting through the air, the children wrote their names dramatically different. Some wrote messy, some too small to read, and one even wrote backwards.

Doesn’t it make sense to investigate safer Products?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Why We Should Avoid Chlorine Bleach

Most people use a wide variety of cleaning
products, many of which contain toxic chemicals.

Chlorine bleach is potentially carcinogenic and
can damage the respiratory system.

Among its by-products are chlorinated hydrocarbons,
chloroform and trihalo-methanes, all of which
act like weak estrogens and cause breast cells
to divide more rapidly.

These by-products have been shown to cause
breast tumors in animals.

Mitchell Gayor, MD
Cornell University

Visit our website to see the advantage of using Shakle*'s disinfectant:

Germ wipes:

The ingredients in most household cleaners--
including corrosives, ammonia, bleach, phosphates,
and petroleum--pose a variety of threats to your health

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Green Cleaners in Better Homes and Gardens

I was suprised to thumb through the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens and see some pictures of our green cleaners on page 86 & 87. This is the best example of somebody's cabinet with all kinds of cleaners --- some that other people are very familiar with --- also
has Shakle*.

There are several Shakle* items in the cabinets. This is the perfect example
we talk people how to Shakleeize their homes --- that everybody has
cleaners, but when you have Shakle* "Green Cleaners" all the way in the cleaners, you're going to have superior
green products, but guess what? You're also gonna earn money back from Shakle*
through bonuses, so this is a really good example to show that
there are other cleaners that do other things, but nobody pays you back for using
that, not like Shakle*. And we do have superior products and we are again listed and shown as being a real company and a real product along with other many others
advertise a lot.

So I must ask you would you like to get a check back at the end of the month? Take a look at

Friday, July 06, 2007

I wanta check you for TICKS!

That's the title of a famous song written and sung by Brad Paisley. If you live in the area we live in ticks are an everyday occorance. It's just part of living on the farm and Mom and taking care of kids and animals. I know for some people ticks really give them the creeps, but I've been around them so much that is a normal part of life. I don't even need tweezers anymore. There are reasons for that .. you see at one time we had over 200 greyhounds on the farm. Believe durning tick season we were very used to pickin off ticks.

If you don't have the same experience as I do you might want to try putting a dab of dishwashing liquidon a cotton ball. I guess ticks don't like the clean dishwashing liquid and will back right out and get caught in the cotton ball.

Did you know that 80% of what touches your skin is asorbed? When you reach for that dishwashing liquid make sure it's save as can be like our Nontoxic
Natural, Hypoallergenic,Biodegradable, and No phosphates DISHWASHING LIQUID

Friday, June 22, 2007

Create a Happy Healthy Home the Maximum Living Way

Creating a green and healthy environment for you and your family starts in your home. From healthy drinking water to non toxic cleaners, just a few simple steps and easy education can get you on the road to a healthy and happy home in no time.

Did you know you can actually buy plants at your local nursery that will clean the air in your home? That's right, and these plants live in both high and low light conditions. Here is a list:

Aloe Vera, Aglaonema Aglaonema species, Arrowhead Vine Syngonium species,
Bamboo Palm Chamaedorea erumpens, Chrysanthemum, Dracaena, English Ivy,
Peace Lily Schefflera or Umbrella Tree, Snake Plant Sansevieria, Spider Plant Chlorophytum comosum.

Also, many people don't realize that many of the cleaners we use in our homes carry a warning from the EPA. They can cause everything from skin irritation to asthma, besides the fact that they are toxic to our environment. So what should you look for when buying a product? My suggestion is to find a product that is organic, biodegradable, and all natural. Yes it may be hard to find, but the products I have found and use in my everyday work comes from Shakle* and you can find more information about them on

Another way to help our environment is to buy products that are concentrated. This helps us to buy less and get more while at the same time keeping less manufactured plastics and bottles out of our landfills.

Most people think that just by themselves they really can't make a difference in this world, but you actually can. Buy just starting with yourself and what you use to keep your home clean will actually start a movement and awareness among your circle of influence that actually can grow and change the world.

Keep healthy and start on your path to a happy healthy home today!
Remember...YOU CAN DO IT!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Fluoride Deception- You need to be aware of

I just had my annual check up at the dentist. I'm one of those lucky people who has never had any cavities and have very healthy teeth. Personally I've avoided fluoride for years. I just have this thing about putting chemicals of any kind in my body. At our house we purify the water so there is no fluoride in it for drinking. I use an orgainc dentrifice toothpaste.

Award-winning journalist Christopher Bryson, a former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his book The Fluoride Deception in the incredibly important video below.

If you still think fluoride is good for you, or if you want to know more about the dangerous deception surrounding the widespread use of this toxic chemical in the United States, this video is a must-see.

You may also want to check out the exclusive interview that was conducted with Christopher Bryson. “The Fluoride Deception” is much more than a book about the dangers of fluoride -- it reveals a multi-tiered effort, or as Bryson says an abuse of power, by military and industry scientists and public health officials to shamelessly promote fluoride to the dentistry field and the American public with little regard to the implications it would have on human health.

We are so lucky to have the technology of the internet to help educate us. Now the choice is ours we can make our owh informed decisions about what we want to put in our bodies.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Green Before Green was Cool...

Do you remember the song Barbara Mandrell sang I was country before contry was cool. Well that's saying can really relate to our Barefoot Secret Biz too. For over 50 years now Barefoot Secret Biz has been creating healthier lives one step at a time. Lately however Roger Barnett the CEO of Barefoot's Secret Biz has created lots of press. A little over a month ago Roger and his wife Sloan were on Oprah durning her green earth day special. {I've got a clip of it in my online web conference room if you would like to see it. Go to and click to enter the web cast room once you are in my conference room just click on recorded trainings and look for the link that says Oprah.}

Talk about a boost for business!!!

Roger isn't done with his biz buzz yet. Just this last week Fortune senior writer Marc Gunther sat down for a two-hour lunch with Roger. He captured in one article what most people would take a whole magizine to capture. Here is a link to the artice that came from that conversation:

As you can see by this article Barefoot's Secret Biz was really Green before Green was COOL!

Friday, April 27, 2007

New Green Cleaners Featured on The Oprah Show

The response to The Oprah Show specials has been such a hit I've decided to set up a specail web page to make it simple to have access to the "Oprah Green Clean Special"

If you know anything about me, you know that I am passionate about health and a safe environment. Protecting the Earth isn't just about global warming it's about your family's health as well. The choices we make as consumers can make a positive impact.

~ The Oprah Winfrey Show ~
Green Cleaning 101 Special
On this year's special Green Clean Oprah show, Oprah featured Shakle*s Green Clean household cleaners. Oprah loved them so much that they quickly became one of her "FAVORITE THINGS" and she gave this Green Clean gift basket to her entire audience.

They offered some special discounts on the show, and I'm extending those to you.

Take at Look at our Green Clean Special Discounts

Whether you're a newcomer to our product line or already a member, you can take advantage of these specials. Just contact me via my live online assistance button on the right or give me a call at 888.272.6701. You'll receive the "Oprah" special price, we'll handle the details, and your Green Clean products will be shipped right to your door.

Not registered as a member yet? You can receive a free membership with your Green Clean order, now through May 20th.

Cindy McAsey | Phone:888.272.6701
Barefoot Marketing System
Web Conferencing Service

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Eco-Socialites Make Cleaning Green a Priority

Wow the buzz is out. I just read an article posted on the New York Times website.

THERE is nothing like the specter of a bathtub ring to mobilize even the most pedigreed homemaker. Sloan Barnett was counting on it when she invited some 40 friends to her five-story Georgian town house on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She meant to introduce them to her family-owned line of eco-friendly household cleansers, and to persuade them to do their part to save the planet.

Read the whole article

Learn more and Purchase a NEW GREEN CLEAN KIT

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Going Green Clean: Are you living in a Toxic Home?

What do Sheryl Crow, Matt Damon,Oprah and Me..Cindy McAsey a shaklee independent distributor have in common? We are all into green environmentally safe green cleaners.

Learn more about what you can do to keep your home and family away from chemicals at:

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Should you flush old medications?

Trash Meds Safely

What's the best plan for getting rid of old or leftover medicines? Answer this multiple-choice question to find out.

A. Keep them at home as a backup.
B. Give them to friends or family with similar conditions.
C. Flush them down the toilet.
D. Return them to a healthcare provider or pharmacy.

Returning leftover or old medicines to a doctor or pharmacy is your best bet for safely disposing of them. For years, some doctors advised flushing medicines, but we now know that's not good for the environment. Same goes for rinsing them down the drain. Eventually, those medicines may make their way into lakes, rivers, and even tap water. Unfortunately, about half of people dump their old meds in the toilet.

Pharmacies that accept old meds will incinerate them -- the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of them -- or treat them as medical waste. But because of state laws, not all pharmacies will accept old meds.

So what's the next best option? Don't just toss them in the trash. Contact your local waste-management company for guidance. They may have an incineration facility for medications, or they may treat certain meds as hazardous waste.

Think about it, if these medicines are so unsafe to dispose of what are they possibly doing to your body. Now I realize sometimes there isn't any options... but prevention is the key to life long health. It's amazing what the body can do to heal itself if given the right nutrients. A good place to start in Barefoot's Basic Foundation Package

Friday, March 30, 2007

Environment Safe Cleaners: The Hazards of Chlorine Bleach

Here is what Mitchell Gayor, MD of Cornelll University say's about clorine bleach...
Most people use a wide variety of cleaning products, many of which contain toxic chemicals. Chlorine bleach is potentially carcinogenic and can damage the respiratory system.

Among its by-products are chlorinated hydrocarbons, chloroform and trihalo-methanes, all of which act like weak estrogens and cause breast cells
to divide more rapidly. These by-products have been shown to cause breast tumors in animals.

Barefoot Secret Products have a Basic Germicide that is more safe and effective than Chlorine Bleach. Check it out at:

The ingredients in most household cleaners, including corrosives, ammonia, bleach, phosphates,and petroleum, pose a variety of threats to your health.

Note: Barefoot Secret cleaners are completely toxic free and totally safe for you and your family

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Go Green and Make Some Green

Alternative energy. Trash to treasure. Green is the new black. Green is the new red. Organic foods go mainstream. These are just some of the catch phrases buzzing around the planet. From flowers and cotton to food and fashion, eco-friendly is where it's at these days.

Yes folks the world is going green and now is the time to cash in and start your own eco-friendly green business. Want to know which green businesses are best? Look no further. We've got the scoop on the top 10 green businesses to start in 2007. Go green and make some green. It's only going to get greener, er, better from here!

Top 10 Green Businesses to Start in 2007

Natural and Organic Foods
Natural and organic foods are hot commodities despite the naysayers who don't believe it's any better for you than conventional foods. Even Wal-mart's selling organic foods these days. If they can, you sure can.

Organic Clothing and Accessories
Eco-fashions made from organic and dye and pesticide free fibers (think cotton), and sustainable fibers like soy silk and bamboo fiber are catching on. Even famous designers are cashing in.

Natural Beauty and Personal Care Products
Ever heard of mineral makeup? It's a natural beauty product containing no dyes, perfumes, or any other artificial substances--and it has caught on like wildfire. With more studies cropping up every day about how soaps, body washes, shampoos, and makeup contain substances that are not good for us, the market for natural skincare and other products has risen dramatically in recent years.

Green "Home Depot"
Home improvement continues to be a big trend, but more people are demanding eco-friendly building products that are formaldehyde-free, made with renewable resources like bamboo or cork, and use recycled materials to make floor tiles and other eco-friendly products.

Organic Flower Grower
According to a group of California flower growers, 2007 is going to be the year that the public finally catches on to organic or "green" flowers. Organic flowers are grown using sustainable practices and without pesticide, look just as good, cost about the same, and smell even better than conventional ones.

Hydroponic Herb Grower
Hydroponic herbs are grown in water using fairly simple equipment, no soil required. You've probably seen hydroponic herbs at the supermarket, those really fresh and healthy looking basil, oregano, and parsley still in their pots. Think health conscience consumers who want fresh produce and you've got your target market.

Eco-friendly House Cleaning Service
Nowadays who doesn't hire a housekeeper or use a cleaning service? Beat the competition with a housecleaning service that only uses non-toxic, people, pet, and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Household Recycling Units
Kitchen waste, garden waste, plastic bottles, cans, and cardboard all take up space in landfills—and we're running out of room. Capitalize on the need to recycle by selling self-contained household recycling units that crush and compact plastic and metal, or composters that turn kitchen waste into compost for the garden without any odors.

Green Rental Car Agency
Green rental car agencies rent "green" cars like the hybrid Toyota Prius. The corporate environment is getting greener with every passing year. Who rents cars? Business people. What better way to show that a company cares about the environment than to make a "green" car rental a priority?

Residential Wind Power Generators
This may not be the "coolest" business idea on the list (no pun intended), but the potential for growth is enormous. Residential wind generators capture the power of the wind and turn it into electricity for home use. Consumers can save money while saving the planet. And, in some municipalities, electric companies will even buy back any extra electricity that's generated by consumers.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

What do you think our Earth will look like in 200 Years

As I was watching Star Trek this morning on TV land it dawned on me that in 200 years from now the earth could look a lot different than it does today. Sometimes that show really gets you to thinking. Even though most of the episodes are re-runs and lots of the "futuristic stuff" looks dated there is still lots of good content to get your mind thinking.

Some how I just can't help but believe that by promoting and marketing our Barefoot products that in a small way we are makeing a huge impact on what our world will look like in 200 years.

I know there is some controversy on global warming, but I still think the more chemicals and bad stuff we can keep off the planet the better off everyone will be.

Do you part to help our plant be healthy in 200 years and keep the chemicals out of you house. Try our GREEN CLEAN Products Today!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Barefoot's NEW Clean Products Gets Rave Reviews!

Barefoot's new line of organic, non-toxic household cleaners is going over big and is receiving terrific write-ups all around the nation. There is no complete line of cleaners on the market today that is comparable to our new CLEAN Products.

Clean--For the 3 P's

If every home in America would replace their cleaning products with Barefoot's Clean products, the healthy impact for People, their Pocket books, and the Planet would be stunning beyond measure.

Here is another great 3rd party write-up about Barefoot's NEW Clean Products... is an environmentally focused blog written by green expert Zem Joaquin - and she recently included a very favorable review of the Get Clean Starter Kit. " While cleaning products don't usually garner excitement, I was downright giddy when I got a delivery from Shakl**." Joaquin stated.

Joaquin is no ordinary consumer of Shak** products. She is certified by Builditgreen as a green building professional, has an eco-consultancy business and is green editor for House and Garden -- in addition to her musings on

Read the entire review at

Write- Ups Coming in Magazine Publications this Spring...
Redbook Magazine March Issue
Renovation Magazine March Issue
Country Home Magazine Spring Issue
Mothering Magazine Spring Issue
Natural Health Magazine Spring Issue

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Shaklee Scour Off for Cleaning Fireplace Windows

Who would think a natural product like crushed cherry pits would be such a powerful cleaner. I've always been told that the main ingredient in Scour Off Paste was crushed cherry pits. Now it doesn't say that on the label.. It just says natural abrasives.. but hey it even smells like cherries!

I've been using this special crushed cherry pit cleaner as I call it for many years. It will stand up to the BIG boy tough chemical heavy cleaners anyday.

Living on a farm in Kansas it gets pretty cold and during the winter we heat the main part of our home with a wood burning insert fire place with glass doors. Well you can imagine what the glass on those doors looks like after about 2 or 3 days of continuous use! My wonderful cherry pit cleaner takes on this task with ease.

What I do is first spray the windows with Barefoot's Basic H2 mixture just to loosen up the grime. That Basic H2 makes water wetter and can penetrate and loosen up about anything. I let that sit for a few minutes... then with a damp sponge I smear a little cherry pit cleaner on the windows and wipe clean. Sometimes I need to squirt a little more all purpose H on to activate and spread the paste, but it works like a charm everytime. The best part is NO HARSH CHEMICALS!

Check out Barefoot's non-toxic cleaners at:

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Groovy Green Review's Barefoot Secret Cleaners

I just read this cool review of Barefoot Secret Cleaners with great interest.

Check it out you will be pleasantly suprised. Groove Green...A Clean Review

What really sparked my interest was his "about me" box.. I guess he is fighting the system and trying to raise chickens in town. I just had to sit back and smile at that one. If you notice I did place a comment on his site asking him to look into Guines as a natural form of pest control. I'm sure the city officals would raise a fit but if more people would realize the power of guines for natural pest control we sure wouldn't have to use the chemicals most cities do to keep bugs away.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What is your Focus for 2007?

One of the things I always do when a new year starts is decide on what my focus for the new year will be.

Most of you know I have a soft place in my heart for taking care of the environment. Barefoot's New Get Clean line of cleaning and laundry products will make your heart smile with relief that you aren't contributing to a big problem of using harsh chemicals and at the same time you will have a squeaky clean house and clothes.

Order Barefoot Safe Cleaners Online

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Our Company makes Wall Street Journal

Barefoot Secret Company is referenced in an editorial today in the Wall Street Journal regarding our environmental efforts. The article is by Dan Esty, a professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University, who is co-author of the book Green to Gold, and Director of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale. I'm not sure if the article listed below is the final one that ran, but if people can pick up the Wall Street Journal today they will be able to see the full editorial and have for their clippings.

Barefoot Secret Company is also referenced in an advertorial in January 8th issue of Forbes Magazine which hit newsstands on December 25th. This is also a great credibility piece about the companies environmental efforts.

What a great way to start the New Year!

By Daniel C. Esty

Ford's announcement last month of a major financial restructuring, on top of earlier news of third-quarter losses of $5.8 billion as well as plans to lay off one-third of its 47,000 salaried workforce and shutter 16 facilities, shocked many people. The company's disintegration should not, however, come as a surprise. Fords blue-and-white logo once embodied Americas industrial might. It now stands as a symbol of short-sighted management.

In particular, Ford executives misjudged the strategic importance of a cluster of energy and environment issues. The company continued to bank on gas-guzzling SUVs and light trucks even as fuel prices shot up, tailpipe emissions loomed larger as an issue, and consumer tastes shifted toward more fuel-efficient cars. Meanwhile, Toyotas brisk trade in green vehicles like the hybrid Prius and a cool and eco-friendly reputation leave it enjoying record profits and poised to overtake GM as the worlds largest auto maker.

Ford isn't the only company to have been blindsided by the "Green Wave" washing over the business world. But it is ironic that just-departed CEO Bill ord, who was known for his environmental interests, never succeeded in getting his leadership team to understand the need to make the environment a core element of the company's business strategy.

Today, no company can afford to ignore the challenges posed by pollution control, natural resource management and energy consumption. Business leaders in manufacturing and services, big companies and small, must prepare for a world of tighter supplies of fossil fuels (and resulting high prices), greenhouse gas emissions controls, limited water and rising resource costs. Businesses also face demands from an array of new environment-oriented stakeholders including bankers, market analysts, customers, employees and communities, in addition to the traditional pressures from regulators, environmental groups and other NGOs.

While every business must manage the risks and costs of environmental protection, some are also finding an upside to going green. With its ecomagination thrust, GE has positioned itself to respond to society's environmental problems. CEO Jeff Immelt envisions billion-dollar businesses selling wind turbines, more efficient jet engines and drinking-water purification systems. From Ikea to Coca-Cola, companies are finding ways to differentiate their products, create new lines of business, win customer loyalty and enhance their brand value by taking up their customers' environmental interests and values.

Even Wal-Mart has emerged as a major player in the world of corporate sustainability. CEO Lee Scott has promised to cut his company's energy use by 30%, reduce waste by 25%, and become the world's leading seller of organic products.

So what went wrong in Detroit? And what are the lessons for the business community more generally? Three main points can be drawn from Ford's collapse, which has a number of causes, including skyrocketing health-care costs and burdensome retiree benefits, but a fundamental link to mishandled environmental strategy.

First, the Green Wave is real. Companies need to learn how to manage environmental challenges or they will be taken under. It is not enough to sponsor beach clean-ups and contribute a few dollars to the local environmental group. Corporate leaders need to look at their operations through a green lens and fold environmental thinking into their core business strategy.

Second, to target their environmental efforts, companies need to map their ecological "footprint." Ford had eco-initiatives, but they failed to address the company's real vulnerabilities. In fact, Ford's redesigned River Rouge manufacturing facility had state-of-the-art environmental features including a grass roof and natural ventilation. And the company contributed millions of dollars to rainforest protection. But Ford's problem wasnt pollution at its factories, and it certainly wasn't deforestation of the jungle. No, Ford's strategic focus needed to be on its vehicles. The market shift toward more eco-friendly and efficient cars caught Ford flat-footed with a product line heavy on fuel-chugging and pollution-spewing behemoths like the Expedition and Navigator.

Every business needs to understand its environmental exposure. If you're Coca-Cola, you need to face up to water issues­as CEO Neville Isdell is doing. If youre an auto maker, fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions have to be at the heart of your strategy.

Third, there is money to be made solving society's environmental problems. If GE's multi-billion dollar bet on ecomagination is not a sufficient signal of this reality, Toyota's success surely is. Dozens of other companies are finding opportunities to turn green to gold. Shaklee the company, for example, has built a thriving business selling nutritional supplements and eco-safe cleaning supplies with a focus on living in harmony with nature. To back up its green image, the company has promised to offset all its carbon emissions and to plant a million trees in Africa.

The bottom line is clear: Environmental factors have emerged front and center in business. Ford is paying a high price for missing this development. No company can afford to ignore this object lesson.

Mr. Esty is the Hillhouse professor at Yale and the author, with Andrew Winston, of "Green to Gold" (Yale University Press, 2006).

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