Gianne's Wellness Pick: Better Life All-Purpose Cleaner
December 23, 20192 min read
Since founding WELL Summit, I’ve become a bit of a wellness product junkie. Organic mattress: Check. Squatty potty: Check. Matcha latte: Check. You can’t tell me I’m not living that wellness life!
One perk of my job is that our team is always researching and connecting with amazing brands to feature on WELL Insiders and to showcase in WELL Summit’s marketplace. Between the fantastic WELL Summit partners’ products we get to test and the stocked gift bags I receive from my speaking engagements, I get to try out a lot of wellness products. New products. Not yet released products. Products with a cult following. My goal is to do the detective work (lots of trial and error) to find that brands that are easy-to-use, trustworthy, and help me (and you) get closer to the goal of 360-degree wellness in my everyday life.
I’m always getting asked what I use in my personal routine, or what new brand my friends should know about—and that’s how we brainstormed this latest series, where I’ll be sharing my top wellness pick once a week. Not only will I share a personal, tried-and-true favorite, but I’ll also tell you a bit about the brand (so many wellness brands are started out of the founder’s passion) and give you details on why it might be a good fit for you. Think of this column as our chance to have a girl’s night together. So, keep reading (and bookmark this page!) for my Wellness Pick of the Week!
I first learned about the Better Life brand when its founders appeared on Shark Tank back in 2014. It was around that same time when I was really starting to learn how much of an effect the daily ingredients around us can have on our health. I will never forget watching the co-founder, Kevin Tibbs, spray this spray into his mouth on Shark Tank to demonstrate how clean the ingredients are!
Lots of “natural” cleaning brands can still contain questionable or toxic (to humans or the environment) ingredients. Even some brands that claim to be safer still use artificial fragrance or harsh cleansing agents that can be destructive to our health. Better Life uses an incredibly pared down ingredients list (less than 10 ingredients!) but still offers a great way to effectively clean your home. Instead of harsh chemicals, they use a base of purified water, cleaning agents derived from coconut and corn, essential oils and soapbark, an evergreen tree native to Chile that has natural cleaning properties.
I’m already on board when you talk about ingredients, but what sells me on this product every time, the fact that the Better Life Cleaning Spray works. It’s a staple at home and in our offices. BONUS: They have an unscented version, which I reach for most often, because I don’t like being overwhelmed by scents, especially harsh, artificial ones that are trying to cover up the stank of potentially hazardous chemicals.