Two “green” entrepeneurs braved the Shark tank to showcase their new household cleaner “Better Life”. A fantastic story of two parents in search of a household product that would be safe to use around their children. According to their website, this is how it all started………….
“In 2007 two life long friends, Tim Barklage and Kevin Tibbs, were watching their toddlers crawl across the floors and climbing up and around on all kinds of surfaces in the home (and then put their little fingers in their mouth of course). As concerned new parents, they began discussing the dangers of traditional cleaners and the toxic residues they leave behind. Tim (always the optimist) challenged Kevin, an innovative formulation chemist, to create a new line of cleaning products that set the standard in safety and work better than anything out there.
No small order, Kevin began his work in the lab with his plant-derived ingredients and Tim got to work on building the brand. The result of their efforts are a line of products that keep kids, pets and the planet safe. No more harmful chemicals in the air and on the surfaces of our homes and planet. Better Life set out to not only create a better product but a better solution for all.”
It’s now 2013 , and the company appears to be going very strong with a diverse product offering including laundry detergent, glass cleaners, hand soaps, wood cleaner, and stain and spot removers.
The products don’t contain any harmful dyes, synthetic fragrances, alcohol, sulfates, petroleum-based solvents, or petroleum-based cleaning agents.
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