Union Springs Wellness Review and Giveaway

Be sure and scroll to the bottom of the post to find out how you can enter the giveaway package valued at over $169!

Cold and flu season. I’ve talked about this before. Spring can not come fast enough right now.

My kids have now been sick on and off for an entire month. We’ve been at the pediatrician more times than I can count. While they have missed a few days of school each they are mostly OK enough to go… it’s just those coughs and runny noses that are lingering for far too long.

I am in no way a germaphobe. A bit of a hypochondriac at times maybe… but germs? I want my kids healthy but at the same time I always felt like a little bit of germs now will help them build up an immunity somewhere, right?

A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to Union Springs Wellness.  This is a company who is dedicated to helping you rid your home of hidden dangers lurking in the form of bacteria and viruses.

 

Four of the six most dangerous, medically resistant germs are found in your home, according to a recent study by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens cause human illnesses. They may be spread by direct or indirect contact with an infected person, by eating contaminated food or by contact with contaminated surfaces in public places or even at home.*

Not only that, but these germs have mutated over the years. Household and even professional cleaners have not kept pace. They’re only effective at keeping a surface clean for minutes to a couple hours.

 

Union Springs Wellness sent me a box of MyClyns products from their exclusive 360-degree Germ Protection System.

Inside the box I found

  • Germ Response Spray
  • Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
  • Food Wash
  • Surface Cleaner & Treatment Spray
  • Surface Cleaner & Treatment Wipes
  • Floor Wipes
  • Fabric Refresher
  • Laundry Protectant Additive
  • NEW for 2012! Laundry Detergent
  • NEW for 2012! Dishwashing Pacs
  • NEW for 2012! Dishwashing Liquid

 

I am not the best at cleaning house. I always get it done eventually, but it doesn’t take all that long for the kids to throw it right back into chaos. Dirty floors, bathroom sinks they have wrecked… and so much more. In fact the top thing on my list for when I become totally famous someday? (After a new house that is…) Someone to come in and clean my house FOR ME.

 

Opening this big box of stuff last week had me thinking about everything that needed to be cleaned —  along with when I would possibly have time to do it all. The first thing I did was pull out the laundry detergent, the laundry protectant additive, and the dishwashing pacs. I ran a load of laundry, the dishwasher, and then I sat down to read the 360 degrees of wellness catalog that came with the products.

It was not only interesting, but incredibly informative. Union Springs Wellness is the only company to provide 360 degree germ protection across the 3 primary modes of infection transmission:

1. Exposure to an infected person

2. Contact with contaminated surfaces

3. Consumption of contaminated foods

You know what really got me to thinking –the food wash. This is something I never thought was necessary. I wash all the fruits and veggies I bring into the house with water and that’s that. I thought that was enough. Union Springs has a video you can watch that shows the difference between washing with just water and soaking in the food wash.


This made such a difference that I was horrified. I tried it at home myself with apples. I washed one apple with just water and it seemed ok to me. Then I did another in the food wash. Th apple that I washed in the food wash was brighter, visibly cleaner, while the other was not as bright and I noticed it felt waxy in comparison. To think, I have been giving that to my kids!  Did I mention you can even use the food wash on meats, poultry and fish? It’s certified Kosher and even maintains organic and vegan distinctions.

Over the next few days I used the surface cleaner and treatment spray, treatment wipes, floor wipes and fabric refresher. These products smell good. I liked that the house didn’t have the heavy chemical smell that is left behind after cleaning with my usual products.

I am now a big fan of these products. And my kids love the moisturizing hand sanitizer because it does not sting their hands like so many others we have used. (Word to the wise though, because it is alcohol free you probably shouldn’t leave it in your car if you live somewhere cold. I froze mine one day, but it did thaw right out and still works just fine!)

My favorite part of the Union Springs catalog is The Weekly Wellness Strategy where they outline a quick and easy way to clean your house little by little each day of the week – rather than trying to cram it all into one day like I do. Its actually been a big help to me as a busy mom on the go to refer to that. And it takes less time.

Enter to Win

5 Minutes for Mom has paired with Union Springs Wellness and we are giving away a package valued at over $169 for one of our readers! To enter, simply leave a comment telling us how Union Spring Products can help you out around the house.

This giveaway will end February 10th and a winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced in our weekly Around the Blogosphere post.

In addition to the website, you can also follow Union Springs on their facebook page.

 



Comments

  1. says

    I am sensitive to cleaners and heavy perfumes. I have a large breed puppy that brings in dirt as does my son and husband. I need something that will help me clean quickly and easily and still allow me to breathe without having respiratory issues due to harsh fumes.

  2. Lizzy says

    I have 3 small boys, which means germs and dirty little hands everywhere! This would help me with keeping my house clean and boys healthy!

  3. Diane Melendez says

    My oldest son has a compromised immune system and my younger son has allergies. I would love to see if using these products would be less aggrevating to their health. Thanks much!

  4. Sarah S. says

    I wouldn’t call myself a clean freak, but with pets and small kids running around, I spend a good 30-60 minutes per day cleaning up spills, messes, and yucky stuff. I’m always looking for natural and green products to get the job done safely and effectively. I’d love the opportunity to try Union Springs products and put them to the test.

  5. says

    We are always on the hunt for ways to keep our home clean (we have a medically fragile child) but not use harmful chemicals to do so. This product is new to me but I would be thrilled to try their products if we won this giveaway!

    m~

  6. Jessica T. says

    I would love to try the moisturizing hand sanitizer because my hands are really dry this winter, but I still need to sanitize with my son!

  7. Christina Gould says

    I have a chronic illness, so the food wash and the other products can really help to keep me well. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. belinda m says

    this would help out with cleaning and once done I will know for sure it is clean

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. K.Pugh says

    These products would offset the cost of cleaning supplies and make me feel better about what I’m using. I am a neat freak, and I admit to cleaning up around everyone a lot.

  10. says

    I have 4 boys who are in school and they bring home so many germs…I also host a small group with a number of adults as well as children and cleaning my house so that the germs don’t spread would be something I have to do very frequently…especially now with the weather all over the place.

  11. Vickie Couturier says

    I think it would make cleaning much easier,,Ive got 8 grandchildren an im constantly cleaning an wiping up after them

    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

  12. Natalia says

    This product will help me to clean our house without problems because my husband is very sensitive to perfumes and heavy odors.

  13. says

    I would use these products all the time. I have six kids and things get a bit messy around here, not to mention someone almost always has at least a cold…

  14. Debbie Kennedy says

    I swear that our home is a biohazard. My husband teaches, I work in medical field, and my kids are in school and daycare. I’m sure every bug out there has entered our home. I would love these products to help minimize our exposure to these bugs (at least at home), since we can’t control what’s out there.

  15. says

    With two kids in school, anything to help spread the germs. I am also recovering from chemo so I can’t afford any illnesses. Thanks for the tips!

  16. darlene bohannon says

    both me and my hubby have health breathing problems,we need to cut dont on germs. we dont need to get colds,coz it can turn to pneumonia. these would help us a lot

  17. Barb K. says

    This would come in handy in my bathroom and kitchen. The two places I seem to clean the most. These products would really help.

  18. amanda says

    It could help me out by keeping my house clean and germ free, for the most part : )

    Sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  19. Linda Kish says

    I have chemical sensitivities. These would help me as well as keep my house germ-free.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  20. Stephanie Phelps says

    My youngest son has asthma and could really benefit form all this when I clean to help keep us germ free

  21. says

    They would be perfect for cleaning our house as I have one in school, who is always bring home germs and a baby constantly putting things in his mouth! I worry about harsh chemicals or using things with overpowering scents. These look great!

  22. katherine d. says

    I’m always worried about the dirty chemicals in cleaners, but union springs products sound like great alternative!
    katherinedibello (at) gmail (Dot) com

  23. melissa n says

    This would be wonderful since my husband teaches grown students, so we always have to worry about what his students kids bring in, lol.

  24. Ben says

    I would be able to start using cleaning products. Right now I just use a wet paper towel, but if I found something that really made a difference that might change things.

  25. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    This would help me feel better about cleaning with a product, with 3 children I am so worried about chemicals!

  26. Vesper says

    very useful to clean up after 2 adults have been cooking, especially as I am allergic to many cleaners on the market

  27. Kimberly D. says

    It would help reassure my teenage autistic son. He hasn’t been to his father’s apartment in about 6 months because he doesn’t think it’s clean enough. He could use these products while he’s there. (His father works at a hospital and my son is convinced he’s going to be infectted with MRSA , my poor guy stresses way too much)

  28. Carla Combs says

    The products would be of great use to me and my family. I have 3 kids, 2 dogs, and cat all in the house. We go to work and school where we bring many germs that contaminate our home. We also have pets that go in and out of the house carrying in things. Not to mention I am very aware of chemicals and the toxins we put in our bodies from foods and cleaning supplies. We try to work towards a cleaner healthier living with our foods and cleaning supplies. Many of our cleaning supplies we use homemade and natural. Unfortunately those do not protect us from the germs, viruses, and things.

  29. Betty says

    The winter flu season is always a worry. We may start the week at 15 degrees and be up to 59 by midweek only to have a snowstorm on FRI. Yes we dress in layers but typically regardless how well we dress, you start to cold and during day you are to warm. This does not help when exposed to various germs and viruses being passed around. In the house, we need to keep things as clean as possible and these products sound wonderful.

  30. Kimberly says

    These products could really help me around the house by cleaning the things I have put off tackling. I have allergies and these products sound like they wouldn’t bother me. I’m also tired of my family being sick so many times this year, and this would give me an incentive to start spring cleaning.

  31. says

    WE have an historic Inn in nothern West Virginia (the Elkhorn Inn & Theatre) , and as this is certified Kosher I know it’s clean and pure; I would MUCH prefer to use these products than many of the “common” cleansers that are easily available to us.

  32. Jeni Monroe says

    With 13 people including 9 children living in the same house we can use everything possible to help keep things clean and disinfected.

  33. says

    I am a teacher, and I am always bringing home germs from my students. I would love to have this set of cleaning products to use in my home (and perhaps even at school!). Harsh chemical smells give me migraines, so I know that Union Springs’s products would be a gentle solution.

  34. says

    These would help me so much because I hate using dangerous chemicals when I have a baby in the house, and I’d feel much better using these. I also have very limited money to spend on cleaning supplies, and it is always a struggle.

  35. says

    Oh my goodness I could so use this at our house! I had enough of weeks of runny noses and gunk on the kid’s eyes so I went crazy with the Lysol wipes. I would love to try their surface cleaner.

  36. says

    Wow, this looks like it would make cleaning easy and fun! I would love to try it. It would help me because I always enjoy trying something new so I will look forward to cleaning! LOL

  37. says

    Oh this would help so much not only around the house but also with piece of mind on the fruit washing. Carter is only 1 1/2 and loves fruit. The fruit wash sounds so wonderful to remove all that stuff that we should not eat. Would be great for Carter! And all the germ products for around the house would be so great. We recently had the flu and it went thru everyone in the house twice! This would help out so much to help stop the germs !

  38. says

    This will definately help in our house because I have a younger brother and sister and they are always making messes. These products will help with eliminated the bad smells that other products leave behind

  39. Stacey B says

    I have a 4 year old, and a hubby. Needless to say a lot of cleaning is always required. Not to mention by 4 year old has asthma. Proper cleaning is a must, and this would definitely help me get the job done!

  40. Ida Rodriguez says

    I have recently hear about Union Springs. I think that Union Springs would be such a great product for me and my family to use. I have recentley found that I have high cholesterol and have been advised to change my diet along with taking cholesterol medication so I have changed my eating to what has been recommended, eating lots of fruits and vegetables. I would would just rinse my fruits and vegetable with water but after seeing a video of the food wash. I know would love to try the product. I also care for two of my grandchildren every weekend and with them need to eat fruits and vegetable along with all the germs that they get exposed to from school and playing outside. I think that it would be great to be able to make sure that my enviroment is safe for them as well as for my husband and I. after watching the video and reading about Union Springs I’m eager to make my home safe for our family.

    Thank you,

    Ida Rodriguez

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