Spicy Cranberry Meatball Appetizer

Holiday-Appetizer

These Spicy Cranberry Meatballs will become a favorite holiday appetizer. Not only are they easy to make, they complement any holiday meal perfectly.

Meatball Ingredients

2 lbs Ground Turkey
1 Cup Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Sauce Ingredients

16oz. Can of Jellied Cranberries
18 oz. Barbecue Sauce
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions

Phase 1: Make the Meatballs

1. Preheat Oven to to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C).

2. Place the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, eggs, soy sauce, lemon juice, black pepper and garlic powder in a large bowl.

3. Set aside a parchment paper lined baking sheet. You will use this to bake your meatballs on.

4. Put on food safe disposable gloves. We recommend Clean Ones Kitchen Essentials Disposable Gloves. They are available on Amazon: Just Click Here

5. Using your gloved hands, mix ingredients.

6. Once ingredients are thoroughly combined, begin rolling mixture into quarter inch meatballs and place on baking sheet.

7. Bake for 30 Minutes.

8. Remove meatballs from oven and let cool.

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Phase 2: Make Sauce & Simmer

1. Over medium heat, in a large saucepan, combine the jellied cranberries, barbecue sauce, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Cook until bubbly.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low, add meatballs in a single layer and coat completely. Stir occasionally to keep meatballs coated. Cook until sauce is reduced.

3. Enjoy!

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Clean Ones Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

A healthy snack that even your kids will love, pumpkin seeds are a good source of Protein, Fiber, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin E and Vitamin B-Complex. This recipe can easily be customized to incorporate other flavors, simply replace onion or garlic powder with other seasonings such as chili powder or parmesan.

*Tip – Pumpkin Seeds also make a tasty salad topper.

Supply List

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Seeds Rinsed & Dried
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ oz. Olive Oil
  • Clean Ones Disposable Essentials Vinyl Gloves
  • Kitchen Colander
  • Baking Sheet
  • Paper Towels

 

Step 1
Carve your pumpkin. And don’t forget that disposable gloves make this unpleasant task so much better.

Step 2
Preheat oven to 375°F. Clean pumpkin seeds, using a colander rinse away any excess pumpkin guts. Set seeds on paper towel and let air dry for a few minutes.

Step 3
In a bowl, combine all ingredients until seeds are thoroughly coated.

Step 4
Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake. Toss seeds after 8 minutes and wait another 8-10 minutes, or until seeds are slightly browned. Watch seeds carefully to avoid burning.

Remove from oven, and let cool before serving. Enjoy!


4th of July Tie Dye

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What better way to show your national pride this 4th of July than with this quick and easy patriotic tie dye project. Tie dye is fun for the whole family and best of all its almost impossible to do it “wrong.”

Supplies

• White Cotton Tees, washed and still wet
Tulip One Step Tie Dye Kit, Patriot (prepared according to box instructions)
• Zip Ties or Rubber Bands
• Disposable Gloves (like Disposable Essential Nitrile Gloves)
• Plastic Grocery Bag (one for each item you dye)
• Wire Cooling Rack

Instructions

Preparation

    1. Toss your cotton tees in the washing machine, wash on the hottest setting. Do not dry them, you will dye them while they are still wet.

 

    1. Prepare your space. Be sure to properly cover your table surface with plastic to avoid dye stains. I like to use garbage bags and tape.

 

    1. Select a folding/dying technique. There are plenty of great ideas to choose from here. The example shown above use the Firecracker and Stripes techniques.

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Execution

    1. Fold & zip tie according to your selected technique. (Note: the folding example shown in this how-to is Stripes. Only instead of folding the shirt vertically or horizontally we folded it in a diagonal wave.)

 

    1. Place shirt on a wire cooling rack and apply dye. Of course the wire cooling rack is optional, I like to use it so that the dye does not pool up on the underside and over-saturate the shirt.

 

    1. Let the shirt sit on the wire cooling rack for about 30 minutes, until any excess dye has dripped off.

 

    1. Place the shirt in a plastic grocery bag and let sit for at least 8 hours. The longer you let it sit the more vibrant the colors will be. (we let ours sit for 24 hours).

Finishing

    1. After your dye has set, fully rinse it until the runoff is clear, we recommend to use a bucket or large bowl to avoid staining your sink.

 

  1. Wash separately using the largest and hottest setting on your washing machine and dry immediately after.

 


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Baked Beet Chips

Beet chips are not only healthy, they are easy to make, and totally snackable

Everybody needs more Baked Beet Chips in their life.

Did you know that just one serving of beets provides about 17% of the recommended daily amount of Folate, a B Vitamin. This makes beets a good choice if you’re a woman planning to conceive. Folate can help prevent certain birth defects.

Beets are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Calcium, Iron, Zinc and Selenium.

We understand that beets are an acquired taste but they are low in fat and packed with nutrients, so we thought we’d try to find a way to encourage your love of beets.

Beet chips are not only healthy, they are easy to make and totally snackable.

When handling beets be sure to avoid staining your hands. The red dye can be difficult to wash off, we recommend wearing disposable kitchen gloves like, Clean Ones Kitchen Essentials Disposable Gloves.

Ingredients

4 Medium Beets, rinsed and scrubbed clean
3 tsb extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Additional Seasonings: Garlic, Dried Rosemary and Thyme are all tasty seasoning options as well.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Peel the beets, completely removing the skin.

Using a knife, mandolin or food processor thinly slice the beets.

Once sliced, toss beet slices with olive oil.

Lay a single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle with seasonings.

Bake for 15-18 minutes until beets are slightly brown in
appearance.

Remove from oven and let sit. Chips will become crispier once they cool.


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Digging in the Dirt with Disposable Gloves

Gardening with Nitrile Gloves

Proper hand protection in the yard is a must for any avid gardener but if you are anything like me, you hate digging in the dirt with your regular garden gloves. For the ultra-gross tasks that require no additional padding, I like to use disposable nitrile gloves. These latex free gloves are the perfect barrier against the mud and the muck, and best of all, you can dispose of them when you are done.

You won’t believe how much more enjoyable these 4 outdoor chores are with disposable gloves on.

Weeding

Whether you are removing annual or perennial weeds, disposable nitrile gloves provide the right amount of added grip and protection. Since annual weeds have shallower root systems, yanking them from the ground with your glove covered hand will be a breeze. For the much hardier perennial weeds, we recommend using your favorite hand tool, so that you can remove the whole root system.

Sowing

Did you know that planting seeds at the right depth is even more important than spacing them correctly? Proper seed depth varies depending on what you’re growing, so read the instructions on your seed packets. An easy way to gauge planting depth is by measuring and drawing a mark on the index finger of your glove. Don the glove and then use your index finger to poke the dirt until you hit your pen mark. Drop the seed in and lightly cover with loose soil.

Potting & Re-Potting

Some vegetables just do better when you germinate them indoors. I like to start my heat loving veggies (like eggplant, tomatoes and peppers) indoors using a germination station. After a second leaf sprouts and they start to outgrow the humidity dome, I harden off the seedlings gradually to get them accustomed to direct sunlight and cool nights before repotting for outdoors. A day or two before I plan to repot, I give the plant a good thorough watering because they’re much easier to repot when the dirt is moist.

To repot seedlings, I don disposable nitrile gloves, slip a hand over the top of the container, hold the plant in between my fingers and turn the pot upside down. I gently pull the container upwards to remove the plant. I then place the plant start in the center of a larger container filled a little more than half way with soil and fill in by sprinkling soil along the outside edges of the plant start.

Composting

Composting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to produce nutrient rich soil for your garden. When mixing, loading or using materials from my bin, I like to use disposable gloves to protect my hands from moisture stripping hand washing.


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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Holiday Balls

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These peanut butter & chocolate holiday balls make wonderful gifts. So easy to whip up and they only require a few ingredients.

Ingredients (yields 50)

2 ¼ cups peanut butter
¾ cup salted butter (melted)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
3 ¾ – 4 cups powdered sugar
2 lbs. Chocolate Chips

Instructions

Stage 1
Place vanilla, butter and peanut butter together in a large bowl (or stand mixer). Mix well.

Add in powdered sugar, a little at a time. Add enough powdered sugar so that the mixture holds together well. The mixture should form one giant ball.

Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes until they firm up. (You can also cover the mixture tightly and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

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Stage 2

Using disposable kitchen gloves (we recommend Clean Ones Kitchen Essentials Disposable Gloves) shape the dough into 1-inch balls.

Cover and refrigerate again, for about 30 minutes.

Following package instructions, melt chocolate chips using a double boiler (or a microwave).

Dip the peanut butter balls one at a time in the melted chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off. Place onto wax paper and let harden.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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How to Deep Clean a Porcelain Sink

Does your porcelain sink need a good cleaning? Its really not that hard, and with Clean Ones Enhanced Protection Multi-Layered Gloves its actually enjoyable.

Does your porcelain sink need a good cleaning? Have you been putting off this dreaded to-do? Its really not that hard, and with Clean Ones Enhanced Protection Multi-Layered Gloves its actually almost enjoyable.

Supplies:

Dish Detergent
Bleach Spray
Bar Keepers Friend*
Clean Ones Enhanced Protection Multi-Layered Gloves
Sponge
Paper Towels

Step 1:

First off, give your sink a good scrub down using dishwasher detergent, a sponge and warm water.

Step 2:

Now that you have given your sink a good base cleaning, spray bleach all over the sink. Be sure to spray a generous coat. Let the bleach sit for 5 minutes. Rinse and wipe down.

Step 3:

Now that a majority of the stains are gone, time to scrub out the remaining spots. Apply a small amount of Bar Keepers Friend directly on problem areas. Using a wet sponge, scrub in a circular motion. The stains will disappear right before your eyes.

*Note – Bar Keepers Friend is pretty gritty. We recommend testing in a small, unnoticeable area before scrubbing too hard. We wouldn’t want you to scratch up your sink.


How to Deep Clean a Ceiling Fan

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Your ceiling fan needs a good deep clean every now and again. Cleaning them can be a messy & cumbersome task. But with this tried and true technique, removing the dusty, grimy buildup has never been easier.

Supplies:

Your Favorite All-Purpose Cleaner
Your Favorite Cleaning Gloves
An Old Pillow Case
Pure Comfort Gloves
Paper Towels

Step 1:

Get your Pure Comfort Gloves on and be sure to have your pillow case ready.

Step 2:

Clean each blade one at a time. Give the first blade a good spray down with your favorite All-Purpose Cleaner.

Step 3:

Then open the pillow case and slide it over the fan blade. The trick is to get the pillow case over the blade before the liquid starts dripping. This can take some getting used to.

Step 4:

Wrap your hands around the fan blade and firmly wipe down the length of the blade.

Step 5:

Repeat steps 2-4 for each blade.

Step 6:

Next, spray a paper towel with cleaner and spot clean any missed spots. For any sticky or gummy spots, a glove acts like an eraser. Simply rub a gloved finger over any problem spots.

That wasn’t so bad, was it? To clean up, simply turn your pillowcase inside-out and toss it in the washing machine.


Pickled Jalapeños

Clean Ones Kitchen Essentials Disposable Gloves Preparing Pickled Jalapeños

Jalapeños pack a nutritional punch.

Did you know that just one jalapeño pepper provides about 20% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C —which is essential for your immunity, helps heal wounds, and even fights the effects of aging.

Jalapeños are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc & Copper. And certain chemicals contained within the jalapeño pepper have also been known to naturally remedy headaches and arthritis related pain.

By now, I bet you thought I would be done ranting about the nutritional benefits of jalapeños. Not just yet, one more thing.

By consuming the capsaicin found in a jalapeño you can boost your metabolism and help shake off that hard-to-loose belly fat. Sounds pretty appealing huh? But keep in mind, capsaicin can be harmful too; it is an irritant which can leave your skin burning for hours or even days, which is why we recommend wearing disposable gloves when preparing jalapeño containing recipes.

Ok now that I am done ranting, I thought I would share a quick, cheap and easy way to incorporate more jalapeños into your daily meal routines.

Clean Ones Gloves Pickled Jalapeños

Pickled Jalapeños

Pickled jalapeños can be added to just about anything: sandwiches, salads, tacos, sushi, burgers, mac & cheese, the list goes on. This recipe will cost you less than 5 dollars, take less than 30 minutes, and provide you with a pint sized jar full of healthy and tasty pickled jalapeños. It’s basically, the easiest and cheapest way to incorporate more jalapeños into your diet.

Clean Ones Kitchen Essentials Disposable Gloves Preparing Pickled Jalapeños

Ingredients
16 Large jalapeños sliced (stems discarded)
3 Garlic Cloves (smashed and peeled)
1 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
1 Cup Filtered Water
4 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. Salt

Directions
Combine garlic, vinegar, water, salt and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Boil.

Once sugar and salt have dissolved, add the sliced jalapeños. Press them down so they are completely submerged in pickling liquid.

Remove the pot from the heat and let set for 12-15 minutes. You will notice the jalapeños change color.

Once they have reached a split pea color, you will know they are done.

Using tongs transfer jalapeños into a clean jar. The ladle in pickling juice until you have filled the jar.

Let cool at room temperature before securing lid and refrigerating. (if kept airtight they should last a while, I recommend tossing them after 3 months, if opened)


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Lemon Chicken with Thyme Recipe

Lemon Thyme with Chicken

With no butter or oil, this recipe is both healthy and delicious. Lemon chicken with thyme is an excellent meal suggestion for those who are looking for simple, healthy meals that the whole family will love!

*Note: To make handling raw chicken safer and more enjoyable try using Clean Ones Disposable Vinyl Gloves .

Yield: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

• 4 Chicken breasts, Quartered.
• 6 Tbsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
• Zest of one lemon
• 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
• 2 Tbsp fresh thyme
• 1 tsp. pepper
• 1/2 tsp. sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper; set aside.
3. Place chicken in a baking dish and pour mixture over top, coating them thoroughly.
4. Bake for about 40-45 minutes (until juices run clear).
5. Serve with your favorite greens (or veggies) for a well-balanced, healthy and delicious meal.


Pet Stain Removal

Clean Ones Pet Stain Removal

Did you know that steam cleaning pet stains can actually make them smell worse? Heat can permanently set odors by bonding proteins into carpet fibers. Luckily, there is an inexpensive and effective way to remove urine stains from carpet without making them any worse.

Warning: Although this method should be harmless to your carpets coloring, we recommend that you test your carpet for fading in an area that won’t show before applying this pet stain removal method.

Supplies:

•   Baking Soda
•   White Vinegar
•   Room Temperature Water
•   Regular Liquid Dishwashing Detergent (make sure it does not contain washing soda)
•   3% Hydrogen Peroxide (be sure to use only 3%)
•   Clean Ones Everyday Cleaning Natural Latex Gloves

Step-by-Step:

Step 1
If the stain is still wet. Absorb it by stepping on several layers of paper towels to soak up as much as you possibly can. Repeating this several times until no more urine can be soaked up.

Step 2
Mix together a solution of 50% White Vinegar and 50% room temperature water. Use a generous amount of this solution to reach the fibers deep down. With a scrubbing brush, agitate, working the solution in to the deepest carpet fibers.

Step 3
Blot the area using paper towels.

Step 4
Repeat step 2 and 3, adding dishwashing detergent this time.

Step 5
When the area has almost dried, sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda over the stained area.

Step 6
Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent.

Step 7
Put on a pair of Everyday Cleaning Natural Latex Gloves and slowly pour the mixture over the baking powder. Working the baking soda well in to the carpet using your fingers or a sponge.

Step 8
Ventilate the room or turn on a fan to allow the carpet to dry.

Step 9
Once carpet is dried, vacuum thoroughly.


5 Ways to Make Cleaning Fun for Kids

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1) Turn On the Tunes!

Sing and dance your way into a cleaner home. Fun and happy music will lift spirits, energizing both you and your kids. For extra fun, turn the music on and off sporadically and play the ‘Musical Freeze Game.’ Ask your little ones to freeze at each delay — testing their balance, attention and coordination. The ‘Musical Freeze Game’ is sure to inspire silliness, helping the chores fly by.

2) Offer Kid Sized Cleaning Tools

Provide your little helper with the right tools for the job. With their own supplies, they are more likely to take ownership over helping out around the house. Kid-sized cleaning tools will encourage them to play house while actually cleaning house. And this personalized kit just may become a new favorite among aspiring homemakers. Some ideas for kid sized cleaning tools are:

•   Create a custom cleaning caddy – Equip with non-toxic cleaning spray (like vinegar and water), sponges, small sized reusable rubber gloves, paper towels and even a feather duster.
•   Swiffer – Remove the middle sections from a Swiffer so it is just their height
•   Dust Buster Vacuum – can be used by kids as young as 3. These mini vacuums are the perfect size and they just may inspire a lifelong love of vacuuming.
•   Hand Brush and Dust Pan – Encouraging them to clean up after inescapable dry spills, these pint sized sweeping tools can be used by children as young as 2.

3) Start Them Young

You can introduce household chores to Kids as young as 2 years old. Toddlers are fantastic helpers since they truly take satisfaction from the little things. Sorting tasks such as putting the dirty laundry in the hamper and sweeping up spills will both entertain and thrill 2-3 year olds.

Preschool aged children benefit from routine and direction. Tasks such as washing windows, setting the table, loading the dishwasher, folding washcloths and feeding the family pet are perfect tasks for 4 and 5 year olds. This is also the perfect age to introduce a chore chart. Chore charts are a great way to familiarize your little ones with the concept of responsibility.

Once elementary aged children have adjusted to their new school day routines, they are able to contribute greatly to household chores, Emptying (appropriately sized) trash bins, sorting laundry and making beds are all perfectly appropriate tacks for younger elementary school children.

Older children can help out around the house in almost every way. The trick is to keep them motivated, this is where establishing a reward/privilege system may help out. The trick is to get them started young, making housework a habit rather than a punishment.

4) Make it a Game


The Color Game
For this game all you need is to pick a color and grab a timer. Younger children will love the challenge of picking up as many red (or blue, or green….) things as they can before the time goes off.


Expiration Date Detective
Elementary ages children can help clean the refrigerator by playing expiration date detective. Simply have them super sleuth for expired food. Pulling out the expired products for disposal. Once, taught, older children can even do the recycling and disposing themselves.


Donate, Keep, Give
Using three boxes labeled: Donate, Keep & Give. Have your children sort their toys.

•   The Donate box is for items you want to give to Goodwill or other charities
•   The Give box is for items you can give to someone in need
•   The Keep box is for items you want to keep, but, still need to be organized

Kids will be engaged by the sorting aspect of this game and pleased when they think of others who might benefit by their gifted items.


Make it a race.
Almost any chore can be turned into a race. Simply put, the first one done wins.

5) Create a Reward System

Elementary aged kids, especially if they did not start helping out around the house in their toddler years may need incentives to motivate them. Try creating a punch or sticker card, giving a sticker or a punch per chore completed. Once full they could pick from a prize box or earn a special treat. Offer something that is a unique motivator for them, and they will have your house spotless in no time.


How Polar Bears Stay Warm – Sensory Activity

How Polar Bears Stay Warm - Sensory Activity

To prepare for this educational activity, we recommend reading a few fun facts about Polar Bears and their habitat (courtesy of Polar Bears International).


Polar Bear Facts

Fur – Polar Bears have two coats of fur: a thick, soft, insulating undercoat and a top coat of thick, long, stiff guard hairs.

Skin and Fat – Below their two coats of fur Polar Bears have black skin under which is a layer of fat (or blubber) that can measure up to 4.5 inches thick.

Temperatures – In the High Arctic, the sun sets in October and doesn’t rise again until late February. Winter temperatures can plunge as low as -50° F and stay that way for weeks.

On land (or on top of the sea ice) the Polar bear’s thick fur coat—not its fat—prevents heat loss. In fact, Polar Bears quickly overheat. This is why they tend to keep a slow and steady pace.

In the water, Polar Bears rely on their fat layer to keep warm: wet fur is a poor insulator. This is why mother bears are so reluctant to swim with young cubs in the spring: the cubs don’t have enough fat. As long as they don’t have to go into water, dry fur keeps little cubs warm at very cold spring temperatures.


‘How Polar Bears Stay Warm’ Activity

Ok, now that you have some talking points, it’s time to teach your youngsters about Polar Bears, their habitat and how their blubber acts as an insulator against the harsh and icy Arctic waters. Set up for this activity is cheap and easy, and your kids will have a blast while they learn something.

Supplies:
•   Large Bowl
•   Ice Cubes
•   Water
•   Clean Ones Disposable Gloves
•   Vegetable Shortening
•   Plastic Wrap

Step 1
Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice. Set aside to chill. Gather disposable gloves, vegetable shortening and plastic wrap.

Step 2
Set up a play station. Somewhere where your child can comfortably access the bowl of icy water — a kitchen table would work perfectly.

Step 3
Encourage your child to stick their hand in the icy water. Turn this into a game by asking them to count how long they can have their hand submerged. This is great counting practice. (Note: we recommend stopping your child once they have reached the count of 30.)

Step 4
Next, put a disposable glove on your child’s hand — and yes, it’s ok that the glove is too big for their hand. Also to make clean up easy, put on a pair of disposable gloves yourself.

Step 5
Have your child make a fist, and coat their gloved hand in a thick layer of vegetable shortening.

Step 6
Take off your own of disposable gloves and wrap your child’s vegetable shortening covered hand in plastic wrap.

Step 7
Repeat step 3 and ask them to count again. This time, don’t stop them on the count of 30. While their hand is submerged, talk to them about the similarities between Polar Bear blubber and the vegetable shortening covering their hand.

Step 8
Clean up and visit International Polar Bear Day for ideas on how you can participate in International Polar Bear Day


Do-It-Yourself Tub and Shower Spray

Clean Ones Do It Yourself Tub and Shower Cleaning Spray

Two ingredients is all it takes to make a non-toxic ‘Tub and Shower Spray’ that will leave your bathroom sparkling. This cheap and simple homemade cleaning spray is excellent for removing soap scum and hard water deposits from faucets and glass shower doors. Plus it smells good too.

Ingredients:
•   White Vinegar

•   Liquid Dishwashing Soap

•   32 oz. Empty Spray Bottle

This homemade tub and shower spray only takes a few minutes to make. All you need to do is:

•   Measure 16 oz. of white vinegar and 16 oz. of liquid dishwashing soap.

•   In the microwave, heat the vinegar until it is hot — but not boiling.

•   Using a funnel, pour the vinegar into the spray bottle.

•   Give the bottle two good shakes and you are ready to start cleaning.

*Note – The most effective way to use this spray is to spray a little bit on, give it a scrub, rinse it off and then wipe it with a dry towel. A little spray goes along way — don’t over spray. And if you are looking for the perfect household gloves to help with your chores check out the Clean Ones Everyday Cleaning Natural Latex Gloves Here


Salt & Ice Activity

This Salt & Ice Activity is a wonderful way to help playfully immerse your little ones in scientific experimentation, teaching them the concept of solids transforming to liquids.

Playfully immerse your kids in scientific experimentation by teaching them the concept of transforming solids to liquids with this Salt & Ice Activity. This simple, cheap and educational activity is an open ended and playful learning experience. Encouraging your children to persistently explore, this activity will help them develop creative problem-solving and fine motor skills.

Supply List:

•   Clean Ones Disposable Gloves (Latex, Vinyl or Nitrile)
•   Water
•   Food Coloring
•   Small Treasures (ie. miniature animals, as shown above)
•   Salt (I used Iodized table salt, but sidewalk salt will do)

Set-Up:

•   Fill disposable gloves with water (be sure to leave a couple of inches at the top so
you can tie them off).
•   Add a few drops of food coloring and shake to disperse the color.
•   Add any treasures you would like your little ones to find.
•   Twist glove tightly a couple of times and tie off at the wrist.
•   Lay gloves in a baking dish (the dish will catch any water in the event that a glove leaks).
•   Place baking dish in freezer overnight.
•   Remove treasure-filled hands from gloves by running them under water, gently
peeling the gloves off. Be careful not to melt the fingers. Take your time.

Activity:

Find a good spot where your kids can get messy and introduce them to the treasure-filled ice hands. Show you little ones how to pour (or scoop) salt onto the ice and talk to them about how the salt helps the ice melt.

Ask your children to find and free the treasures hidden inside each hand — you can even turn it into a race.

Warning:

Be sure to actively supervise young children at all times. The gloves and their contents could be a potential choking hazard.


Private Label Trailblazer Award

Clean Ones Wins Grocery Headquarters Private Label Trailblazer Award for the 4th year in a row.

Clean Ones, a Portland, Oregon based household glove company has been awarded the prestigious Grocery Headquarters Private Label Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes innovation within the general merchandise category and was created to salute companies that have had the most impact on the grocery industry. This is the fourth consecutive year that Clean Ones has won this award.

For over 10 years, Grocery Headquarters has honored numerous companies with the Private Label Trailblazer Award. Winners of this award are judged on the following criteria: product quality, ingredient integrity, market position, packaging advancements, sustainability, social responsibility and environmental impact.

Offering both reusable and disposable latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves, Clean Ones takes pride in being a comprehensive category provider. Clean Ones branded and private label products can be found in the Cleaning, Automotive and Healthcare sections of many mass retailers in North America.

Clean Ones has built a name for itself by providing high-quality, high-value household gloves at a reasonable price. Using consumer insights to innovate and improve the glove wearing experience, Clean Ones consistently develops new products with features and benefits especially designed to address key consumer needs.

“We are proud that Clean Ones has been recognized as a trusted private label partner” says Erin Crum, Clean Ones Marketing Director. “Close collaboration with our manufacturing facilities, consumers and retailers helps us consistently provide high-quality, innovative private label products, helping many national retailers enhance their own brands” says Crum.

To learn more about Clean Ones visit www.cleanones.com


Sensory Gloves

Sensory Gloves Activities - Clean Ones

Sensory Gloves are an inexpensive and easy way to help children develop language, concentration and memorization skills. Simply fill Clean Ones disposable gloves with differently textured (and/or smelling) materials and tie them off at the wrist. These gloves can be used for numerous educational activities, some of which are listed below.

For ongoing fun, keep gloves in a sensory bin for a clean, safe and easy way to encourage sensory play.

Filling Suggestions:

Corn Starch, Flour, Sugar, Shaving Cream, Rice, Lentils, Beans, Sand, Rice Puffs, Cotton Balls, Ice, Oil, Lotion, Pasta, Seeds, Corn Kernels, Peas, Porridge, Spaghetti

For Scent Activities: Baby Powder, Coffee Grounds/Beans, Water with Liquid Smoke, etc.

Activity 1:

Descriptive Words

Using descriptive words such as squishy, crunchy, smooth, bumpy, rough, hard, soft, etc. have your little ones describe the textures (or smells) of each sensory glove. This will help them develop a vocabulary for their senses.

Activity 2:

Guessing Game

Have your kids feel the differently textured sensory gloves and ask them to guess what is in them. For an extra challenge, add a blindfold.

*For scented gloves, have them guess what is in each glove using their sense of smell.

Activity 3:

Weight

Have your little ones guess which sensory gloves are heaviest and which are lightest. Use a kitchen scale to check their predictions.

Activity 4:

Grading Variations

Using grading variations such as rough to smooth, have your child arrange the sensory gloves in a row based on that scale.

Activity 5:

Matching

Have your little ones find similarly textured sensory gloves, match them and create pairs (or piles) of similar textures.

Warning:

Be sure to actively supervise young children at all times. The gloves and their contents could be a potential choking hazard. Also do not use latex gloves if you suspect your child may have an allergy, please use an alternative material like Nitrile (shown in image above).


15 Unconventional Uses for Rubber Gloves

15 Unconventional Uses For Rubber Gloves

1.  Remove Pet Hair from Upholstery

Reusable rubber gloves are the easiest and cheapest tool for removing pet hair from upholstery. This simple technique is tested and true. All you need is a pair of reusable household gloves. We recommend Clean Ones Everyday Cleaning Natural Latex Gloves.

Slide them on, give your sofa (or car interior) a good rub down and the hair will stick to the glove. To remove the fur from your glove, plunge your gloved hand in water, the hair will unstick and float to the top for you to easily gather and dispose of.

2.  Open Jars

Try keeping a pair of reusable household gloves around to help with untwist-able jar lids. Simply put a rubber glove on your dominate hand before twisting — the additional grip will give you better leverage on the jars cap.

For a glove with maximum grip, try Clean Ones Enhanced Protection Multi-Layered Gloves, the super gripping diamond pattern on the palm is perfect for loosening the tightest of lids.

3.  Wear Under Work/Sports/Winter Gloves

Wear disposable gloves under your winter gloves to add an extra layer of insulation without adding bulk. This additional layer will allow you the dexterity you need while providing an extra layer of protection from harsh winter weather.

4.  Hand Care

Winter weather can leave your hands feeling dry, cracked and uncomfortable. Luckily, there is a simple solution. Before going to bed, try applying a thick layer of lotion to your hands and place a disposable glove over the lotion. Your hands will feel soft and smooth the next morning.

5.  Dust Window Blinds

Window blinds can be a pain to clean. Try this simple technique to clean those hard-to-reach corners:

    •  Don a pair of reusable household gloves like Clean Ones Pure Comfort
       Latex Free Gloves.

    •  Close your blinds one direction.
    •  Spray blinds with your favorite cleaning spray (or use a homemade solution of
       half water, half vinegar).
    •  Close your blinds the other direction
    •  Spray again.
    •  Open your blinds.
    •  Using your gloved hand pinch a blind using your thumb and forefinger.
    •  Run your fingers the length of the blind to pick up dust from both sides at the
       same time. Repeat for every blind.

6.  DIY No Slip Mop/Broom Handle Covers

Tired of your mops and brooms toppling over? Try adding extra traction to the handle. Simply take an old pair of reusable rubber gloves, cut a finger off and slip it over the tip of the handle. The extra grip will prevent the handle from slipping against the wall, keeping your utility closet nice and organized.

7.  DIY Heavy Duty Rubber Bands

Ever wonder what to do with old rubber gloves that are past their prime? Try cutting them into strips to make large and extra strength rubber bands.

8.  DIY Vase Protection

Every worry that your rambunctious munchkins will knock over your favorite vase? Try adding a no slip grip to the bottom by simply cutting the palm out of an old reusable rubber gloves and placing it underneath. The additional traction is a great defense, providing resistance against accidental bumps and collisions.

9.  DIY Bottle Lids/Pour Spouts

Replace a lost bottle lid with the fingertip of a rubber glove, simply cut the finger off of and slip it over the bottleneck. To turn it into a pour spout puncture the fingertip using a thumbtack or nail.

10.  Pull a Needle through Fabric

Keep a reusable rubber glove in your sewing kit for added grip on a sewing needle. This trick works well with difficult to mend fabrics such as denim and corduroy. Your fingers (and sanity) will thank you for this age-old sewing trick.

11.  Turn Pages

Whether you are grading a stack of papers or speed reading your way through your latest literary obsession, sometimes swift page turning is a must. Try keeping an old rubber glove on hand to give you extra traction, allowing you to turn page after page without resistance.

12.  DIY Ice Pack

Bumps and bruises are a common occurrence with little ones running around. Try keeping an extra ice pack (or two) on hand. No need to buy anything fancy, your little ones will get a kick out of the hand shaped ones you can make for them by following these easy steps:

    •  Mix 1 part rubbing alcohol with 3 parts water in a disposable glove, tie off and put in
       the freezer. The alcohol will prevent the water from freezing completely.

    •  When it’s frozen, wrap with a towel or cloth and apply.

13.  Bathing Children and Pets

Keep a box of disposable gloves (like Clean Ones Disposable Essentials Latex or Nitrile Gloves) in your bathroom cabinet to provide the ideal non-slip grip when bathing your little ones. They also protect your hands from drying out, just rub some lotion on your hands before donning the gloves and you’ll have silky soft hands after bath time.

14.  Clean the Grill

Cleaning the grill can be a tough and messy job. This no-scrub technique will make this unbearable chore tolerable. Simply put on reusable household gloves like Clean Ones Enhanced Protection Multi-Layered Gloves, slide a hand along the grating of the grill with plenty of pressure. The extra force will loosen up caked-on soot and charcoal and have you back to grilling in no time.

15.  Pull Poison Ivy

Hiring a professional may be the safest most effective method of poison ivy removal, but taking care of it yourself may be the cheapest. If cautious, this technique can help minimize the risk of contamination while ridding your yard of poison ivy.

    •  Preparation: Wear something that’s easily removable and bleachable; and have
       two pairs of heavy duty gloves ready. One pair to wear while pulling the poison
       ivy and another pair to wear while handling your contaminated clothing.
       We recommend Clean Ones Enhanced Protection Multi-Layered Gloves, the heavy duty
       nitrile and latex blend will keep you protected from that pesky poison ivy.

    •  Using gloved hands, carefully pull the poison ivy and if you are not concerned with
       the health of surrounding plants, pour bleach on the affected area to kill off any missed
       roots to prevent poison ivy from returning (this step may need to be repeated over the
       next few weeks).

    •  Clean Up: When you’re done, first remove your contaminated gloves. For the first glove,
       pull it off with the other gloved hand. For the second glove, carefully slide
        your fingers under the cuff and pull it inside-out. Toss both gloves in
        a plastic bag for disposal – don’t try reusing them.

       Put on the clean gloves (this pair can be thinner and disposable such as Clean Ones
       Disposable Essentials Nitrile Gloves
). Drop each article of clothing directly into the
       washer. Be sure to avoid skin contact with any contaminated objects or surfaces.
       Once all clothing is in the washer take the gloves off so that the second one pulls
       inside out. Dispose of contaminated gloves. Using extra bleach and detergent, start
       the washer.

       Wash hands using a mild dish detergent and lukewarm water (avoid hot water,
       which stimulates irritants). Be sure to use a soap with detergent so that oils
       are dissolved. Once hands are washed, wash face and hop in a lukewarm
       shower.


Cleaning Your Fireplace (in 15 minutes or less)

Cleaning Your Fireplace

Family, friends and sipping warm cider by a crackling fire, the holidays are fast approaching. Time is scarce and everyone’s to-do list just keeps growing but fireplace maintenance should not be overlooked. Not only does cleaning your fireplace minimize dust and soot in your home, it is vital for a safely and properly functioning fireplace.

Cleaning out a fireplace can be a cumbersome and dreaded chore but it shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes with this speed cleaning technique:


•   Put on a pair of reusable rubber gloves, remove logs, tinder, and the grate. Set them
    on a tarp. (Note: before getting started make sure all ashes have cooled thoroughly – try
    waiting 24 hours after your last fire has gone out.)

•   To prevent dust and ash from flying, sprinkle used coffee grounds on ash.

•   Sweep each interior wall and screen top to bottom with a fireplace brush.

•   Shovel ashes into a pan and dispose.


Now you are on to the finishing touches.


•   For cleaning an iron exterior: spritz with hearth cleaning spray, rinse with water and dry
    using a paper towel or soft cloth.

•   For cleaning a brick exterior: spray with water, scrub with a brush and then dry
    using a soft cloth.

•   For cleaning a stone or marble exterior: spray with water, clean with dish washing
    soap and a soft cloth, rinse with water and pat dry.

•   For cleaning glass doors: spray hearth cleaner on both the back and the front of each
    door wiping down each panel one at a time, removing before it has time to dry.

•   Polish tools and grates by spraying them with hearth cleaner and wiping them clean
    with paper towels.



Put the grates back, dispose of the tarp and you’re all done. Now that wasn’t so bad, was it? Check that chore off of your list and carry on with the rest of your holiday to-do’s.


Cranberry-Jalapeño Holiday Dip

Cranberry-Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip

Cranberries are a holiday staple. This year, try mixing up your meal plan with this deliciously addicting cranberry-jalapeño holiday dip. The perfect holiday appetizer, this dip is sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients:

• 12 oz. fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
• 1/4 cup minced green onions
• 1 large jalapeño, cored, seeded, and minced (Tip: to adjust spice, add more or
   less jalapeño. For extra heat, leave the seeds.)
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
• 2 tbsp. finely-grated fresh ginger
• 2 tbsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
• 16 oz. soft cream cheese
• Cilantro for garnish (optional)

Preparation:

Rinse and drain cranberries (discard soft or bruised cranberries).

Mince green onions, jalapenos and cilantro. (Tip: to avoid jalapeño skin burn use disposable food prep gloves, such as Clean Ones Disposable Essentials Vinyl Gloves.)

Put the cranberries in food processor. Pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.

Place chopped cranberries in a medium bowl; mix in green onions, jalapeño, sugar, cilantro, ginger, and lemon juice.

Cover and refrigerate overnight, so flavors develop.

Spread cream cheese in shallow serving dish and pour cranberry-jalapeño salsa over the top. (Tip: this can be served as a salsa too, just omit the cream cheese layer.)

Garnish, if desired. Serve with crackers or corn chips.

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Nutritional Info:

Cranberries are an excellent source of Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Fiber.

Jalapeños are a good source of Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamine, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

Cilantro is a good source of Thiamine, Zinc, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.


Peeping Pumpkin Halloween Craft

Clean Ones - Peeping Pumpkin Halloween Craft

Do you love decorating for the holidays, but don’t have a lot of time or money? This Peeping Pumpkin, takes less than 30 minutes and costs less than $10. Even if you aren’t the craftiest person, this Peeping Pumpkin Halloween Craft is easy to create and makes a unique decoration for your porch this Halloween.

Step 1

First, prepare yourself and your area. Lay down newspaper or plastic table cloth (optional), put on Performance Nitrile Workin’ Gloves

Step 2

Cut along the top of your pumpkin to make a lid; set aside. Hollow out your pumpkin, setting seeds aside in a separate bowl (optional: see Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe).

Tip: If you want your pumpkin to last be sure to thoroughly remove all guts, or for even further rot prevention measures see How to Keep a Pumpkin from Rotting Before Halloween.

Step 3

Next, adhere 2 tooth picks to back of each googly eye using Duct Tape. Then, pressing down gently, but firmly, attach each googly eye to the top ledge of your pumpkin.

Step 4

Place a Performance Nitrile Workin’ Glove next to each googly eye.

Optional: Fill gloves with toilet paper to smooth out wrinkles and add extra dimension. Place next to googly eyes and attach with a thumbtack.

Step 5
Finally, find the perfect spot to display your Peeping Pumpkin and place lid on top. Enjoy!

Optional Next Steps:
For Ideas on how to turn your Pumpkin Seeds into a healthy kid-friendly snack check out our Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe.


Stay Green with this Easy DIY Planter

DIY Wine Barrel Planter

 

In the spirit of being green and sustainable on this Earth Day, we thought we would share this simple and affordable DIY planter project with you.  Even if you don’t have much of a green thumb, this planter is easy to assemble in 5 steps and re-purposes old wine or whiskey barrels creating a large gardening container that looks great in the yard or patio.

To get started, you’ll need the following items:

  • ½ Wine or Whiskey Barrel
  • Apple Cider Vinegar in a spray bottle (to inhibit growth of fungus)
  • Sandpaper
  • Power screwdriver & drill bit for holes
  • Staple Gun and Heavy Duty Staples
  • Screen or wire mesh to cover the drainage holes
  • Scissors or wire cutters to size the mesh
  • Lining Material such as Landscape Fabric or Heavy Duty Garbage Bags (optional)
  • 4 Cubic Feet of Good Potting Soil
  • Fertilizer or Blood Meal (optional)
  1. Once you’ve found the perfect barrel, you’ll need to prepare the barrel by turning the barrel over and drilling holes in the bottom.  Ideally, 5-7 holes the size of quarters should do just fine but we didn’t have a large enough drill bit so we drilled a lot of smaller holes.  Either way, the holes are necessary for proper water drainage.  Our wine barrel came with a large stopper in the middle, so we removed that and drilled holes around it.
  2. Next, you can use some high grit sandpaper to remove some of the frayed edges around the holes and on the top edges.
  3. Before moving on, an important step in prepping the barrel is removing and inhibiting any potential for fungal growth.  Real wine barrels that held fermenting grapes will host fungal growth and you do not want that interfering with your new plants!  The easy way to avoid this is spray the entire barrel down with apple cider vinegar.  We took an old spray bottle and filled with the vinegar and thoroughly sprayed the barrel inside and out.
  4. Once the vinegar is dry, you can move on to the next step of affixing the protective mesh or screen to the drainage holes.  Cut the screen or wire mesh to match the size of your drainage holes and affix each edge of the corners with a heavy duty staple gun.  This step pulls double duty by keeping the drainage holes from clogging and keeping out unwanted pests.
  5. Now you can add a liner to the inside of the barrel.  Adding a liner is beneficial as it can help retain moisture and extend the life of the barrel.  Pre-made wine barrel liners can be found at gardening stores or online outlets but a less expensive and easy way to line the barrel is by affixing some landscape fabric to the inside of the barrel.  Heavy duty garbage bags work just as well.  As you can see, we used both materials in our lining.  Just place the material inside the barrel and staple in place.  Cut the remaining excess from the top.  However, if you use a plastic liner, remember to put holes in the bottom as well.
  6. Now before filling the planter, determine and place the planter where it will stay.  Once you get all the soil in the planter it will be extremely heavy and hard to move!  Once you have it in place, fill up the container with the soil.  Adding in some fertilizer or blood meal is a good way to add nutrients that keep plants healthy and green.
  7. Consider adding hanging plants around the edges to droop over the edges of the barrel.  Adding different plants of contrasting colors and heights will add interest to your new planter.  Happy Planting!

CURLING…We’re Still Loving This Olympic Sport!

curling stonesAre you going through withdrawals now that the Winter Games are over?  We were intrigued with this year’s Curling Events, from the colorful costumes to the competitive nature of the sport.  Since we have four long years until the next Winter Games, we figured connecting with a local Curling Club would be the best way to get familiar with the sport, enjoy the ice and some friendly competition!  Curling, which is similar to shuffleboard (but played on ice), was only added as an official sport in the Winter Olympics in 1998 but originated in Scotland in the 1500’s.  If you are interested in reading more, a great resource we found helpful was the United States Olympic Committee’s USA Curling website which provides a search tool for locating clubs near you, along with other information and news on the sport of Curling.

Otherwise to get started Curling you’ll need the following:

  • An Ice Rink
  • Curling Brooms
  • Curling Stone
  • Clean Shoes
  • A Dash of Humility (Due to the likelihood of falling down once or twice!)

If you find a curling club or a curling open house at a rink they should have the stones and brooms for you

The object of the game is pretty simple; get your stone as close to the button as possible, or at least closer to the button than the opposing team.  There are two ‘houses’ on the ice, one at either end of the curling sheet which look like, and are often referred to, as ‘the target’.  The center of the house is called the button and the team with their stones closest to the button wins.  Individuals can influence the speed and direction of the stone by brushing the ice in front of the stone with brooms.Josie curling

Quick Tip: The curling stones are made of granite and weigh between 38-44lbs.  Never ever pick up the stone when you are on the ice.  Dropping the stone can break your toes and/or the ice or stone itself.

Although we were quick to realize that the Curling game takes a bit of finesse, it’s really a sport that is quite fun and in our opinion, vastly underrated!  Now’s the time to start practicing and become an expert before the next Winter Olympics.

 


Clean Ones Pure Comfort Wins 30 Second Mom’s ‘Love This’ Award

30SM_Web30 Second Mom is a website designed to provide Moms with super fast and easy tips delivered in 30 second or less, straight to users’ phones & web devices!  We are honored to receive the 30 Second Mom ‘Love This’ Award for our Pure Comfort Latex Free Gloves!  Elisa All, the founder, President  & CEO at 30 Second Mom, along with her contributors, Jan Mostrom, Cecilia Cannon, and Cheryl Leahy provide a quick run-down of features and benefits that make the Pure Comfort Gloves a household necessity!  Check out 30 Second Mom’s tips so you can “stay in the know while on the go!”


Clean Ones Holiday Prize Pack Giveaway

Just in time for the holidays, we’re going to give one lucky winner a Clean Ones Holiday Prize Pack containing Pure Comfort & Disposable Essentials Gloves and a $20 Gift Card to Amazon!  Entering is easy – just follow the prompts on the giveaway tab on our facebook page!

Clean Ones Prize Pack



Clean Ones launches Clean Ones Cares, donating $25,000

Clean Ones Cares Logo Round

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Clean Ones Cares Charitable Giving program in connection with our Pure Comfort Latex Free Gloves.  In 2013, Clean Ones will donate 10% of the retail sales price of each specially marked package of Pure Comfort Gloves to four pre-selected charities, with a minimum combined donation of $25,000.

Unlike traditional giving campaigns, Clean Ones Cares allows consumers to choose which of the four charities they would like their purchase to support.  “We know that our consumers are passionate about giving back and we wanted to provide them with the opportunity to have a say in where the donation money is sent” said Kimberly Milstead, Product Marketing Manager at Clean Ones.  Clean Ones carefully selected four charities based on their highly successful programs supporting causes that are important to their consumers such as women’s health, childhood literacy, animal welfare & disaster relief, as well as their adherence to Non-Profit Charitable Organization Standards.

“We are excited and proud to be able to help support four amazing charities that are making a difference in our communities nationwide,” said Milstead.  Benefiting charities of the Clean Ones Cares program are All Hands Volunteers, which provides direct relief to survivors of natural disasters; Canine Companions for Independence, which provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and to professional caregivers providing pet assisted therapy; First Book, which provides access to new books for children in need; and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which provides critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer.

Specially marked packages of the Clean Ones Cares Pure Comfort Gloves are located in stores nationwide.  For more information, visit www.cleanonescares.com.


Clean Ones Pure Comfort Latex Free Gloves have earned the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

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We are thrilled to announce that our Pure Comfort Latex Free Gloves have been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval.  PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 60,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents.

Consumers looking for high-quality products and services can rest assured when they see the PTPA Winner’s Seal; it’s evidence of a products excellence from having been evaluated by unbiased parent testers.

Clean Ones Pure Comfort Latex Free Gloves were among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA™ Seal. Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. Their CEO and founder, Sharon Vinderine has appeared on nearly 60 morning shows as a reliable source for the latest and greatest in family products. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents.

Being honored with the influential Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. is a huge achievement for a product geared to families, children or parents.

We are excited to earn the PTPA Seal of Approval.  Receiving this recognition after extensive testing from parents in their own homes validates our efforts to offer products that provide comfortable and effective hand protection that are safe for the entire family to use with a 100% Latex, BPA and Phthalate Free Formulation.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers.  Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

To read the press release in its entirety, check out our ‘In The News’ section, or for more information email us at info@cleanones.com.

About PTPA Media Inc.:

PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

PTPA Media Contact Information:

Janine Streiter, Tel: (905)738-1447 x.240 For more information visit www.ptpamedia.com.


Clean Ones Summer 2013

This summer, we all took a day to have some fun in downtown Portland – on the Willamette River to be exact.  We got lucky with the clouds parting just as we set sail from the dock, allowing us to enjoy another gorgeous Portland Summer day…a fun way to recognize and appreciate everyone who works so hard all year!  Here are some sights from the event:

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Crystal Dolphin          Distant Portland        Houseboats        Portland Sign      Co-Captain         Salmon Street Springs         Portland Sternwheeler       Kidds

Portland Spirit Flag


Clean Ones Wins Category Colonel Award

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For the 9th consecutive year, PL Buyer has awarded Clean Ones with the coveted Category Colonel Award!

This award, voted on industry retailers, recognizes companies that are leading the private label industry with excellent partnerships that provide product and category innovation combined with commitment and knowledge of retailers’ business models to help drive store brands volume, profits and competitive differentiation.

Check out the article and all the winners by visiting the ‘In The News’ section of our website or by clicking here.

It is with great honor that we accept the Category Colonel award and extend our utmost gratitude to all our retail partners who took the time to vote for us.