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3 New Plant-Based Cleaners moving OUT OF PLASTIC PACKAGING

Join our mission to create environmentally friendly cleaning products and step up our game by ELIMINATING THE PLASTIC PACKAGING.

3 New Plant-Based Cleaners moving OUT OF PLASTIC PACKAGING

Join our mission to create environmentally friendly cleaning products and step up our game by ELIMINATING THE PLASTIC PACKAGING.

$1,105
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18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 14 2019 1:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 14, 2019

About

Good Life Solutions for a healthier life and healthier planet.

This KICKSTARTER campaign is a little different than most. We have already built the foundation of this company and gone through the first year of bootstrapping to get our first two products out into the marketplace. 

After 14 months we have the result we were hoping for. Our products are in demand and our customers are engaged and enthusiastic. NOW we would like to invite you to join us and be a vital part of the Good Life Inner Circle and take the next step towards the future with us. 

At the moment, we are only getting things half right.

The team is in place, the process is working, the products are wonderful and the time is right to KICKSTART this momentum to the next level. This campaign will fund 3 new products immediately. We have completed the final formulas for 100% cotton, biodegradable/recyclable All Purpose Wipes, Laundry Detergent and Dish Soap, all with minimal, Earth-Safe ingredients that meet the requirements of the "Safer Choice" "Cleangredients" program. The formulas are ready to go into production immediately upon funding.  

The All Purpose Wipes are in the final phase of development: Testing in our home. We feel 100% confident sending these Earth-Safe products into your home because we use them in our home first. Here are the final 6 evaluation samples in our (test) home kitchen with "Safer Choice" approved fragrance options to launch with. 'Bamboo' seems to be winning so far.
The All Purpose Wipes are in the final phase of development: Testing in our home. We feel 100% confident sending these Earth-Safe products into your home because we use them in our home first. Here are the final 6 evaluation samples in our (test) home kitchen with "Safer Choice" approved fragrance options to launch with. 'Bamboo' seems to be winning so far.
Evaluation samples testing in real time situations.
Evaluation samples testing in real time situations.

The revenue from our 3 new Good Life Solutions products will exponentially leverage our ability to finally get the "other half" right, environmentally friendly packaging.

There are emerging biodegradable NON-PLASTIC packaging products becoming available and we would really like to make the TRANSITION OUT OF PLASTIC. We are looking into several alternative solutions to the plastic containers we currently use. Heading up the list is Bioplastic, a hemp based packaging solution that will be 100% biodegradable in a reasonable timeframe. We have started the dialog with a Boulder Colorado based Bioplastic company and have our bottling facility 100% ready for the change over. The other exciting new possibility for our packaging solution was just unveiled in Davos Switzerland in January at the World Economic Forum. It is called 'Loop' and it is basically a reusable, durable container program that in essence, brings back the "milkman" philosophy of reusing the containers the products come in. We have already started the dialog with the amazing company Terracycle who is spearheading this initiative.

The cost to implement this transition and go through the testing process is not small and will take some time so the clock is ticking for us to achieve this goal. This campaign is meant to kickstart that transitional process and build you into the equation.

We have all of the rewards available for you in return for your contribution, but here is where we are a little bit different. We don't want to end our relationship once we ship your goodies. Instead, we want you to be a part of the team! Keep checking out the campaign, there is more information about the Inner Circle below. These 3 new products will be your legacy forever and they will continue to make a positive impact on the environment long after this campaign is over.

THE BEGINNING:

Our story began in 2013 when we brought home our first child. Like all new parents, we went through the steep learning curve about what products you need to help raise a tiny human. I really never thought of cleaning products, but when I began to fill the tub for our daughter's first bath, I smelled chemicals in the steam from the cleaner I used to clean the tub. As I pulled the plug and began to vigorously rinse the cleaning product residue off the surface of the tub, the light bulb came on, and I knew there had to be a better way. 

With a daughter, a dog, and a baby brother on the way, cleaning became a full-contact sport around our house. I looked  for  natural, healthier cleaners. There were a few brands that were trying, but I knew there had to be a better solution and Good Life Solutions was born.

The bathtub is no place for toxic chemical residue.
The bathtub is no place for toxic chemical residue.

Why Should You Care?

Many cleaning products contain VOCs and other toxic chemicals. Phthalates, "PERC," noxious fumes and more can be linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, neurotoxicity, and more. Cleaning products that run down the drain go through a sewer treatment process, but eventually enter nearby waterways. In a 2002 study by the USGS, 66% of streams contain residues of disinfectants. These and other chemicals negatively impact plant and animal life. Furthermore, many cleaning products are petroleum-based and definitely should not be flushed out into the waterways. To make matters worse, even products listed as "green" are not necessarily healthier or better for the environment.  

WHY DO WE DO IT?

It is really amazing how there is such a huge disconnect between what we put down the drain, and the environment. But the reality is that they are massively connected. If you went  to the end of a dock and just started pouring bleach into the water, or any number of other electric blue, neon green or shocking pink, toxic cleaning products, people would look at you like you were a terrible person and perhaps somebody may even yell at you or try to stop you. But the reality is that MOST people pour this stuff down their drains and flush them down the toilet in the privacy of their own homes EVERY DAY! We are not terrible people, we just don't have much of a choice, and what choices we do have are sometimes misleading.

We are constantly reminded of how close we are to our natural surroundings on our little island home. In a lot of places there is a much bigger disconnect between daily life and the natural surroundings
We are constantly reminded of how close we are to our natural surroundings on our little island home. In a lot of places there is a much bigger disconnect between daily life and the natural surroundings


What's Our Solution? 

We have since created a brand of environmentally-friendly cleaning products that are professional-strength and highly effective, but are also 99% plant-based and do not have adverse effects on the world we live in or the home we live in.  Our brand is called Good Life Solutions.

Our products are non-toxic, earth-safe, family-safe, pet-safe and contain the fewest number of ingredients possible. The key ingredients in our products are all Bio-Renewable, Natural/Plant-Based, Sustainably Grown and Harvested, and Cruelty-Free.  The few synthetically derived ingredients that are necessary to create these solutions are carefully chosen from the "Safer Choice" program's list of "Cleangredients" to ensure no adverse effects for our customers or the planet.

The first two products in our line, a Stain & Odor Remover and a Bathroom Cleaner, are established and have developed a loyal customer base and many repeat buyers. These two cleaning products were the most useful cleaning solutions in our home with two young children, and of course, the bathroom cleaner is the one that got it all started.

MY BEST ATTEMPT AT A DEMO VIDEO:

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REAL WORLD FEEDBACK: 

I receive hundreds of letters and messages from customers telling me about their success stories. I read and respond to every one of them because when I consider for a moment their exact situation, kind of close my eyes and put myself in their shoes, I realize this is a personal thing that we do and we are making a positive impact on the quality of life for our customers. The whole point of these healthier non-toxic cleaners inside your house is that if your toddler or pup or cat makes a mess on the floor or couch, you are going to clean it up but they will be RIGHT BACK to that same spot in no time at all. Good Life Solutions cleaners leave no mess OR toxic chemical residue behind so you can rest assured it will be ok when they do. WE DEFINITELY NEED TO ADD THE REFILL SIZES ASAP!
I receive hundreds of letters and messages from customers telling me about their success stories. I read and respond to every one of them because when I consider for a moment their exact situation, kind of close my eyes and put myself in their shoes, I realize this is a personal thing that we do and we are making a positive impact on the quality of life for our customers. The whole point of these healthier non-toxic cleaners inside your house is that if your toddler or pup or cat makes a mess on the floor or couch, you are going to clean it up but they will be RIGHT BACK to that same spot in no time at all. Good Life Solutions cleaners leave no mess OR toxic chemical residue behind so you can rest assured it will be ok when they do. WE DEFINITELY NEED TO ADD THE REFILL SIZES ASAP!
We have gathered a very engaged customer base who loves what we are doing and also love being a part of it.
We have gathered a very engaged customer base who loves what we are doing and also love being a part of it.

The goal of this campaign is to launch 3 new products. These products will be 100% cotton, biodegradable/recyclable Counter Cleaner Wipes, Dish Detergent and Laundry Detergent. Cleaning products that go down the drain are near and dear to our hearts, and the wipes are a quality of life product that are becoming very popular in the marketplace these days but they are mostly made of non biodegradable synthetic materials and toxic chemicals . We have a formula that will be safe for food prep surfaces and wiping up your little boy's coffee table mess after he just demolished a bowl of blueberries. 

Quick, grab the wipes before he uses the couch as a napkin!!
Quick, grab the wipes before he uses the couch as a napkin!!

What's the Plan?

Funding this kickstarter will help us (and the earth). Here are our GOALS:

  • Launch 3 new Earth-Friendly and Family-Safe products. These 3 new products will exponentially leverage our financial ability to move forward with our transition out of plastic packaging.
  • Establish the 'Inner Circle': We want YOU to be a part of this grass roots mission. At the end of this KICKSTARTER campaign we will establish all contributors as lifetime members of the 'Good Life Inner Circle'. You will be the first to receive new DEEP-DISCOUNT promotions exclusive to this group, and you'll receive the opportunity to be Beta Testers of cool new products as well as other 'inner circle' privileges like being part of the conversation about which new products to add next. Part of our goal is to build an active community who believes in a healthier lifestyle and safer planet and we will make annual donations on your behalf.
  • We Have partnered with 1% For The Planet, a broad ranging globally networked non-profit organization founded by Yvon Chouinard (the founder of Patagonia) to continue our effort to foster a healthier planet. Our vision for the Good Life Inner Circle will be a fun and exciting way to have you, the people who helped us move our mission to the next level, be a part of our legacy and continue to work together on the bigger picture that the 1% For The Planet organization is also committed to. We will add the Good Life Inner Circle as an active member in addition to the company Good Life Solutions and make a seperate donation. There are many amazing non-profit organizations that 1% for the Planet works with so we will ask for your input for where our money goes.

GOALS ON THE HORIZON:

  • Pay for the process to acquire the "Safer Choice " badge on the labels, allowing us to officially reach more people and spread our mission farther.
  • Transition out of Plastic packaging. Recycling our containers is great, but we can do even better. 

Please watch this short video clip  below. Good Life Solutions IS ONE OF THESE BUSINESSES, and we want you to share in the amazing journey ahead.

CLICK THIS LINK  ***** https://vimeo.com/onepercent/yvon *****

The science of plant-based cleaning products is growing rapidly
The science of plant-based cleaning products is growing rapidly

The technology of plant-based cleaning agents has improved exponentially in the last few years so we want to spread the word that toxic chemical-based cleaners are becoming unnecessary. We are committed to a more eco-conscious plan for our home, our family and our environment.

Our biggest desire in creating this campaign aside from building the Good Life Inner Circle is working towards a better, sustainable, non-plastic packaging solution, but in all honesty we need help with this giant step.

We hope you will take a partnership role in helping us on this mission. We are an independant family company with no corporate backing or partnerships, and we are committed to the cause of creating healthier and safer home care products, with the intent to someday create a line of personal care and pet care products as well. This is a whole new opportunity for contributors and customers to actually be a meaningful part of the process which will end up making a positive impact on the world we live in.

Good Life Solutions for the home and the planet.

 Bathroom Cleaner- Daily Tub & Tile as seen on Amazon 

 Stain & Odor Remover as seen on Amazon
 

Thank You!  Please share this campaign with other like-minded, Earth-conscious people!!

The Plant-Based Bathroom Cleaner- Daily Tub & Tile
The Plant-Based Bathroom Cleaner- Daily Tub & Tile
The Plant-Based Professional Strength Stain & Odor Remover
The Plant-Based Professional Strength Stain & Odor Remover
Womens T-Shirt from the growing Apparel Collection "Good Life-Good Fun" offered in the higher level sponsorships.
Womens T-Shirt from the growing Apparel Collection "Good Life-Good Fun" offered in the higher level sponsorships.
Mens T-shirt from the growing apparel collection "Good Life-Good Fun" offered with the higher level sponsorships.
Mens T-shirt from the growing apparel collection "Good Life-Good Fun" offered with the higher level sponsorships.

ONE LAST LOOK AT THE JOURNEY WE ARE ON- PLEASE JOIN US TODAY

Risks and challenges

In anticipation of being a meaningful part of the "Safer Choice" program, the leader in curating the data and processes for Earth-Safe, Eco-Friendly products, we have been using only ingredients in our first 2 products that are on their "Cleangredients" list which is a must in order to pass the testing to be able to display the "Safer Choice" badge on the labels for the consumer to see. It is an expensive process so it may take a while to accrue the necessary funds to submit our products for eligibility and the testing will be ongoing as we add new products. We would love to ask for all that money up front but will be perfectly content to have our products earn their own way. We just need some help to accelerate the launch process for the next 3 products to gain the momentum we need. It takes about $5,000-$7,000 to launch a new product effectively. We will also have the KickStarter fees and taxes as well as the expense of fulfilling all the rewards. The additional revenue gained from the ongoing results of this campaign will enable the bigger aspects of our mission, the most important of which is the non-plastic packaging solution. We are relentless and will not give up on this project. The time has come to be 100% responsible for the business we do and the products we make.
NOTE: If for whatever reason we are hugely successful and find ourselves JOYOUSLY OVERFUNDED we will move swiftly to replace the plastic packaging in a more expedited time frame.

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    Bathroom Cleaner-Daily Tub & Tile

    Professional Strength - Family Safe BATHROOM CLEANER- Daily Tub & Tile A superior, environmentally friendly daily cleaner for the whole bathroom.

    This product consists of only 4 ingredients that all meet the stringent requirements necessary to be on the “Safer Choice” list of ‘CleanGredients”

    You will also get Inner Circle privileges and we will ask for your input to decide what charitable organization we will become affiliated with going forward to donate a portion of all sales to that cause. It is our intent to not only have a long lasting positive effect on the world we live in by not adversely impacting our surroundings with toxic chemicals AND PLASTIC, but to also make an immediate and meaningful impact in a related cause that lends itself to what we are trying to do. THE GOOD LIFE INNER CIRCLE will choose 3 nonprofits and make a contribution to them through the 1% for the Planet organization as a permanent member. Good Life Solutions will make the contribution.

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    1 Earth-Safe Stain and Odor Remover

    Good Life Solutions has developed the best answer to life's messy path that results from daily life with kids and pets. You will probably reach for this product more than any other.

    You will also get Inner Circle privileges and we will ask for your input to decide what charitable organization we will become affiliated with going forward to donate a portion of all sales to that cause. It is our intent to not only have a long lasting positive effect on the world we live in by not adversely impacting our surroundings with toxic chemicals AND PLASTIC, but to also make an immediate and meaningful impact in a related cause that lends itself to what we are trying to do. THE GOOD LIFE INNER CIRCLE will choose 3 nonprofits and make a contribution to them through the 1% for the Planet organization as a permanent member. Good Life Solutions will make the contribution.

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    1 Bathroom Cleaner and 1 Stain Remover:

    1 Daily Shower Tub & Tile Cleaner - 1 Stain Remover and Odor Eliminator - You will also get Inner Circle privileges and we will ask for your input to decide what charitable organization we will become affiliated with going forward to donate a portion of all sales to that cause. It is our intent to not only have a long lasting positive effect on the world we live in by not adversely impacting our surroundings with toxic chemicals AND PLASTIC, but to also make an immediate and meaningful impact in a related cause that lends itself to what we are trying to do. THE GOOD LIFE INNER CIRCLE will choose 3 nonprofits and make a contribution to them through the 1% for the Planet organization as a permanent member. Good Life Solutions will make the contribution.

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    1 Stain Remover, 1 Bath Cleaner, 2+2+2

    One Stain & Odor Remover, One Bathroom Cleaner- Daily Tub & Tile and 2 of each of the products we will be launching in 2019. Counter Wipes, Dish Soap, and Laundry Detergent. You will receive the Bathroom Cleaner and Stain Remover immediately.
    You will also get Inner Circle privileges and we will ask for your input to decide what charitable organization we will become affiliated with going forward to donate a portion of all sales to that cause. It is our intent to not only have a long lasting positive effect on the world we live in by not adversely impacting our surroundings with toxic chemicals AND PLASTIC, but to also make an immediate and meaningful impact in a related cause that lends itself to what we are trying to do. THE GOOD LIFE INNER CIRCLE will choose 3 nonprofits and make a contribution to them through the 1% for the Planet organization as a permanent member. Good Life Solutions will make the contribution.

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    1 Stain Remover, 1 Bath Cleaner, 3+3+3

    One Bathroom Cleaner, One Stain & Odor Remover and 3 of each product we will be launching in 2019. Counter Wipes, Dish Soap, and Laundry Detergent.You will receive the Bathroom Cleaner and Stain & Odor Remover Immediately.
    You will also get Inner Circle privileges and we will ask for your input to decide what charitable organization we will become affiliated with going forward to donate a portion of all sales to that cause. It is our intent to not only have a long lasting positive effect on the world we live in by not adversely impacting our surroundings with toxic chemicals AND PLASTIC, but to also make an immediate and meaningful impact in a related cause that lends itself to what we are trying to do. THE GOOD LIFE INNER CIRCLE will choose 3 nonprofits and make a contribution to them through the 1% for the Planet organization as a permanent member. Good Life Solutions will make the contribution.

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    20 of any combination of products.

    Over the course of the next 12 months, you can pick 20 units of any of the products we currently have available and will be launching. This could be any combination of them whenever you are ready. You will receive the Bathroom Cleaner and Stain & Odor Remover Immediately in whatever quantity up to 20.
    You will also get Inner Circle privileges and we will ask for your input to decide what charitable organization we will become affiliated with going forward to donate a portion of all sales to that cause. It is our intent to not only have a long lasting positive effect on the world we live in by not adversely impacting our surroundings with toxic chemicals AND PLASTIC, but to also make an immediate and meaningful impact in a related cause that lends itself to what we are trying to do. THE GOOD LIFE INNER CIRCLE will choose 3 nonprofits and make a contribution to them through the 1% for the Planet organization as a permanent member. Good Life Solutions will make the contribution.

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    Premium level sponsor package

    This reward for the top sponsor level will allow you to choose 25 of any of our products we currently have or will have in the next 12 months as well as immediately pick out 4 items in the apparel section of our website including the Good Life hoodies. You will also get a virtual hug and be forever our hero! In addition to these items, we will ask for your input to decide what charitable organization we will become affiliated with going forward to donate a portion of all sales to that cause. It is our intent to not only have a long lasting positive effect on the world we live in by not adversely impacting our surroundings with toxic chemicals AND PLASTIC, but to also make an immediate and meaningful impact in a related cause that lends itself to what we are trying to do. THE GOOD LIFE INNER CIRCLE will choose 3 non profits and make a contribution to them through the 1% for the Planet organization as a permanent member. Good Life Solutions will make the contribution.

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    Top level sponsor package.

    This reward for the top sponsor level will allow you to choose 30 of any of our products we currently have or will have in the next 12 months as well as immediately pick out 5 items in the apparel section of our website including the Good Life hoodies. You will also get a virtual hug and be forever our hero! In addition to these items, we will ask for your input to decide what charitable organization we will become affiliated with going forward to donate a portion of all sales to that cause. It is our intent to not only have a long lasting positive effect on the world we live in by not adversely impacting our surroundings with toxic chemicals AND PLASTIC, but to also make an immediate and meaningful impact in a related cause that lends itself to what we are trying to do. THE GOOD LIFE INNER CIRCLE will choose a nonprofit through the 1% for the Planet organization as a permanent member. Good Life Solutions will make the contribution. This top level sponsor will choose our next product.

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    • Have your name included on the next product label we launch.
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