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iQ The Smarter Cleaner – Review and Giveaway – CLOSED

by MARIA on July 6, 2011

I was recently asked to check out the iQ cleaning products line on my blog, and agreed because I had never heard of the product line and was intrigued by the concept. Also, with young kids, I’ve become so much more aware of the importance of using safer products, especially those involving cleaning.

I was sent the iQ Bathroom Cleaner, the All-Purpose Cleaner and the Glass Cleaner to try (the company also makes a Floor Cleaner). Right away, the difference between these products becomes clear. What arrived were three empty spray bottles and three refill cartridges. The products require you to fill the bottle to the fill line with regular tap water, insert a refill cartridge, then insert the sprayer (which releases the concentrate into the water) and a gentle shake. With that, you have a bottle of cleaner – it’s quite genius actually. It’s a very simple three step assembly that allows you to reuse the bottle, and simply replace the cartridge when the cleaner runs out.

So besides the obvious environmental advantages to this product (which creates a smaller carbon footprint), it is also non-toxic, and never tested on animals. Using ingredients such as corn and/or coconut derived surfactants, baking soda, sugar based acid, and water, the iQ line is very unique.

But do these products clean what they are supposed to? Yes, they do.  I tried them on my kitchen counters, bathroom counters, walls and the windows, and they worked very well. I really liked that they don’t have a strong scent/odor at all – that is something that really bothers me about products I have used regularly in the past. Personally, my favorite product was the Glass Cleaner – it is fantastic, and true to its word, absolutely streak free. I used very little product on my mirrors and windows and got fantastic results. Love.

I also really like the appearance of the product (yes that matters to me) and I like the idea of being able to downsize from tons and tons of bottles of cleaning products, to three or four.  The products are also very affordable and retail for $5.47 (for the bottle and cartridge) and $2.50 (for replacement cartridges).

  

 

 

GIVEAWAY!

I’m giving away a prize pack that will include all three of the products I received plus a year’s supply of the refill cartridges for each (a $50 value).

How to Enter

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment below telling me how you feel about conventional cleaners and how important “green cleaning” is to you.

Optional Additional Entries (Please leave a separate comment for each below):

  • Like iQ on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did
  • Follow iQ on Twitter and leave a comment saying you did
  • Tweet the following (once only) and leave a comment below saying you did:

“Enter to win a $50 iQ prize pack on @BOREDMommy’s blog –  http://bit.ly/oen8lr  #OpenToUS/CdnRes #giveaway

RULES:

  • Open to U.S. and Canadian Residents
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org (Please leave your email and/or Twitter handle so that I can contact you if you win.
  • The contest will run from today, July 6 to July 13, 2011 at 5p.m.

UPDATE:

Congratulations to my winner – #45 Mel Gallant – thanks to everyone who entered!!!!

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