Cleaning products are the staple for any household, and ours is no exception. But with two children, five cats (currently six, as we’re temporarily fostering one), and a dog, cleaning products are not just a household staple, they’re a commonly used household staple. The combination of occasional hairballs and two anxious cats alerting us to their anxiety (urinating in inappropriate places) and a sloppy dog and kids being kids means that no more than a couple of days goes by without us getting on our knees to scrub out a stain, or doing a load of laundry on the stain cycle. But cleaning products are expensive, and many are laden with so many chemicals that I get a small high just by scrubbing my carpet or clothes with them.
Then I found Unique Natural Products. Unique Natural Products is all about formulating natural bacteria cleaning products that clean homes without impacting the environment. Unique Natural Products are not only eco-friendly, but also budget-friendly, too. Affordable, green, and effective? I’ll take it!
The Unique Natural Products line-up consists many targeted cleaning products, including (pictured above):
Unique Complete Stain & Odor Remover: removes stains and odors from clothing, grass stains, pets, blood, vomit, food, grease, coffee, and more. Available in concentrate, ready to use, and travel sizes.
Wine Stain Eater: works immediately to remove wine and other red/purple stains. Available in a ready to use travel-friendly size.
Carpet Shampoo + Stain Remover: a must-have if you have carpets and kids and/or pets, this cleanser deodorizes and cleans, and can be used alone or in upholstery cleaning machines. Available in concentrate 32-ounce and 1-gallon sizes.
Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator: (my personal favorite!) safely and effectively penetrates upholstery as well as carpeting down to padding and floorboards to remove odors and stains, plus the enzymes that may entice pets to return to the area for repeated accidents.
Super Digest-It Safe Drain Opener: opens pipes and drains in sinks, garbage disposals, grease traps, toilets, and sump pumps, and is safe to use with septic systems. Available in ready to use 32-oz and 1-gallon sizes.
Unique Complete Stain & Odor Remover has been my go-to product for freshening up our sofa, area rug, and Dan’s desk chair (located in the living room) – all of which get lots of kid and pet traffic, and don’t always smell their freshest, despite us keep a clean house and keeping the kids clean. This product is very handy to have on hand for tackling sudden messes on clothing, upholstery and carpet, but miraculously we haven’t had a need for that yet.
Wine Stain Eater is excellent not just for removing red wine stains, but also for other red-based stains! I recently splattered some homemade tomato sauce on my light pink hoodie, and a couple of minutes of scrubbing the stains with Wine Stain Eater lifted them right out. I also used Wine Stain Eater in conjunction with our SpotBot to remove an ink stain from our carpet – it took most of it out, yay! I can imagine this will be a great product not just for our rare wine indulgences or ink spills, but for cleaning up after red-based liquid spills (such as juice and water ice spills).
Carpet Shampoo + Stain Remover is my “treat” to myself. I say treat because while scrubbing carpets is never fun, the clean looking and smelling results are! While we are diligent in keeping after the area rug in the living room, and the carpeting in our kids’ bedrooms, we often overlook the carpeting in our own bedroom since it doesn’t see as much traffic. Lately things have been smelling rather blah and stale, so in addition to doing some spring cleaning and dusting, and airing out the room, I tackled the carpet with my carpet shampooer. Here’s the before, and here’s the after:
The very first product I used was Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator, because we have been having issues with Felix, our anxiety-prone cat, using the bottom bunk of Ryan’s futon bunk bed as his personal litter box. We had cleaned it time and time again, and have been keeping a waterproof mattress cover on top of it, but still we were having problems. Additionally, Leah, our Pug, has occasionally snuck into Ryan’s bedroom and urinated on his carpet. As with the futon, we had cleaned several times, but still she couldn’t be trusted.
With Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator on hand, I scrubbed the problematic areas, then sprayed them down with a fine mist of the cleaning product. Once dry, I went back three more times in a 24-hour period to give them extra spray-downs, just to make certain that the odors and enzymes had been thoroughly cleansed, de-smelled, and removed. Finally, I washed the waterproof mattress cover on a hot wash cycle with two capfuls of Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator instead of traditional detergent.
We also used Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator to clean and de-stenchify the front passenger seat in Dan’s car, which unfortunately became the recipient of some cat urine back in March. We cleansed and scrubbed the seat several times with upholstery cleaner as well as Nature’s Miracle, and sprayed it down repeatedly, but we just could not get the strong odor of cat urine out of it! Dan and I followed up with Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator, following the same route we went with Ryan’s bedroom (soak, clean, scrub, dry, spray multiple times).
That was two weeks ago, and I’m happy to report that the few times Felix and Leah have gotten into Ryan’s bedroom (we try to keep his door closed at all times), there have been no accidents! Just as importantly, his futon and carpet smell much better. And Dan’s car no longer smells like cat urine, except on a few occasions when it was very humid inside of it due to the weather (raining). And even then, the odor was negligible.
Super Digest-It Safe Drain Opener was my husband’s favorite pick out of the Unique Natural Products’ line-up that we received for review, because we’ve noticed some slow drainage issues with our toilets, and he was recently complaining about some food/grease buildup in and around our kitchen sink and garbage disposal plumbing. I added some of this to our garbage disposal and let it sit for several minutes, then flushed it through with cold water. Things are smelling a little better there now!
You can purchase these and other green, eco-friendly cleaning products at UniqueMM.com.
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Disclosure: Unique Natural Products provided me with free products in exchange for my honest opinion.