Gloves Off: Heavy Duty Green Cleaning {Giveaway – 5 winners}

Gloves OFF I was recently contacted by Planet People with an offer to review one of their cleaning products from their Gloves Off product line.

I was very excited to work with them after finding out a bit more about their company and their commitment to bringing environmentally friendly solutions to the market.

All of the Gloves Off products contain ecologically-sensitive formulas that are revolutionary. I received a bottle of their Gloves Off Tough Stain Remover and I was totally impressed after using it to remove some crayon stains from our furniture. They were gone within seconds and without hard scrubbing.Before and After Gloves OFF

The Tough Stain Remover cleaning solution removes the toughest stains and spills without the use of any harmful chemicals. Instead of using corrosive chemicals they use “Dynamic Surface Tension Technology” to penetrate deep into the mess and lift and remove the stains.

This plant based and biodegradable cleaner is great to remove/clean dry latex paint, pet stains, greasy ovens & stains, soap scum, pen/crayon/marker stains, food & wine spills, chewing gum/adhesive, rust marks, coffee stains and many many more.

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I love that Gloves Off can be safely use on wood, laminated surfaces, hard plastics, rubber, metal, glass, brick, clothing, upholstery and carper {great for removing stains in your car!}.

I found that there is really minimal odor. Gloves Off is actually non-irritating on skin also so you don’t really need to wear gloves at all times while cleaning {like with some other cleaners that are toxic and harsh on your skin and environment}.

I am totally looking forward to trying out the other products on the Gloves Off line of cleaners! Nothing like products that are safe for the environment and for our health!

Buy it: You can find Gloves Off products at The Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Kent and ICI Paint Store.

Win it: 5 lucky US/CAN readers will receive Gloves Off product vouchers. Enter to win via Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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113 responses to “Gloves Off: Heavy Duty Green Cleaning {Giveaway – 5 winners}”

  1. Liza — May 22, 2012 @ 4:27 pm (#)

    lipstick oon clothes went thru dryer ugh

  2. Luna B — May 22, 2012 @ 4:41 pm (#)

    Paint on my shirt. I can’t get it out. I was helping to paint our house!ow I just wear the shirt for gardening.

  3. Anu Chopra — May 22, 2012 @ 4:58 pm (#)

    Soap scum in the shower! Terrible!

  4. mei ling liu — May 22, 2012 @ 5:02 pm (#)

    chocolate on carpet

  5. Brenda Penton — May 22, 2012 @ 5:15 pm (#)

    Hair dye on the linoleum floor. I expect it to be there forever.

  6. cindy lee mckenzie — May 22, 2012 @ 5:27 pm (#)

    Black ink on carpet………moved away and stain was still there

  7. Sharon — May 22, 2012 @ 8:56 pm (#)

    Looks like a good product, glad to see more non-toxic cleaners on the market

  8. heather holmberg — May 22, 2012 @ 9:56 pm (#)

    oil stain on one of my good blouses .. never came clean, had to always wear it with a vest or blazer

  9. John — May 22, 2012 @ 10:01 pm (#)

    Worst is rust, yes rust on stainless steel, so its claimed to be…No I was not able to get rid of it..

  10. Roger Simmons — May 22, 2012 @ 10:05 pm (#)

    Gum on a shag carpet

  11. shelly Kristianson — May 22, 2012 @ 11:42 pm (#)

    Blood on the carpet from a nosebleed my sons friend ha. Yes I did finally get the stain out 🙂

  12. Kris — May 23, 2012 @ 4:58 am (#)

    Black coffee stain on our living room carpet. I can still see it a bit.

  13. Rebecca — May 23, 2012 @ 6:21 am (#)

    Probably poop stains from my baby! Yes and no.. Sometimes it takes lots of time.

  14. Jeannette Laframboise — May 23, 2012 @ 7:50 am (#)

    The worst stains I have had to deal with happened a couple of years ago. We lived in the country and had a well that was so FULL of iron that everything developed a yellow tinge. My white dishes became yellow, white clothing was a complete ‘no-no’ in our house, but that was not the worst of it. When we would shower, bit by bit there would be a build up of yellow that became down right nasty. I actually took pictures at one point because it was so unbelievable and we could not find anything to remove it. I believe we spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 trying out different products. Finally we found a heavy duty institutional product made by Watkins that worked. We did end up moving elsewhere though because I was just so sick of the water issues. Sorry…I didn’t mean to add such a lengthy comment…

  15. shirley fin — May 23, 2012 @ 7:57 am (#)

    vomit on couch. had to get new couch.

  16. Arash Naghdi — May 23, 2012 @ 8:33 am (#)

    My dog went #2 in my basement and I discoverd it many months later….. it was caked on like cement, had to use a knife to scrape it off

  17. Vesper — May 23, 2012 @ 8:40 am (#)

    spilled black coffee on the carpet is impossible to remove so its a matter of arranging the rugs carefully

  18. Frank Edwards — May 23, 2012 @ 8:45 am (#)

    Beet juice on my rug. It does not come out.

  19. Lisa — May 23, 2012 @ 8:56 am (#)

    Puke and nosebleeds on the carpet…fun times…

  20. Srishayini — May 23, 2012 @ 9:02 am (#)

    glue on carpet

  21. angela m — May 23, 2012 @ 9:24 am (#)

    paint stain on my carpet ,and I never got it out
    thanks

  22. Ruth Ellen Smith — May 23, 2012 @ 9:29 am (#)

    Hair Dye is always a bummer on any surface! 🙁

  23. JENNIFER HART — May 23, 2012 @ 9:35 am (#)

    THE WORST STAINS I EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH WERE HEAVY DUTY GREASE FROM MACHINERY ,I NEVER DID SOLVE THE PROBLEM COMPLEATLY

  24. Sunshine G — May 23, 2012 @ 11:30 am (#)

    I have a baby – the messes never end! Usually white vinegar and water does the trick, though.

  25. Chelly — May 23, 2012 @ 11:43 am (#)

    Sharpie out of two different formal dresses of my 3 year olds. One had red sharpie on a light green background, the other black sharpie on a white background. Oxy clean spray got it out after they had been washed and dried several times!

  26. Maryse Boudreault — May 23, 2012 @ 11:47 am (#)

    GUM ON CARPET

  27. Marianne — May 23, 2012 @ 12:12 pm (#)

    Sharpie on an LCD Monitor (and teeth, and a desk, and a printer, and a keyboard, and a 3 year old’s face) — Magic eraser saved the monitor 🙂

  28. Kalea F. — May 23, 2012 @ 12:23 pm (#)

    Dirt on kids pants. It is there forever.

  29. Isabelle Simard — May 23, 2012 @ 1:32 pm (#)

    I have to say baby “number 2” is the worse…It always happen on the cutest clothes and never leave
    :/

  30. Maegan Morin — May 23, 2012 @ 2:19 pm (#)

    I hate shower stains. They suck!! It takes me forever to get my shower clean :S

  31. gibberish (Julie G.) — May 23, 2012 @ 2:28 pm (#)

    My worst stain was coffee on carpet. I was able to get most of the stain out, but not all. Frustrating.
    rafflecopter name is Julie G.

  32. 409cope — May 23, 2012 @ 2:45 pm (#)

    My biggest stain was in our old tub.It had bad iron stains in it,I dod get it off with steel wool pad,but we have since bought a new tub.

  33. l p — May 23, 2012 @ 2:51 pm (#)

    The worst stains are in the toilet – we have really hard water and minerals have precipitated out leaving a ring in the bowl. I’ve never been able to get the ring off, not the colour that adheres to it. Tried all sorts of stuff including bleach.

  34. Henry C. — May 23, 2012 @ 3:24 pm (#)

    The worst stain I had experienced was when I was repairing our asphalt driveway and somehow tracked some of it into the house. It took a lot of elbow grease to scrub it off.

  35. David Riddles — May 23, 2012 @ 4:22 pm (#)

    Paint on my ‘good’ shorts. Which is not so bad except my wife had just said ‘don’t paint in those shorts, they’re new’.

  36. Deb Dorrington — May 23, 2012 @ 6:26 pm (#)

    When I was coloring my hair I got some of the dye on my bathroom wall. I didn’t get it off so I had to paint half the wall again.

  37. Clifford — May 23, 2012 @ 6:36 pm (#)

    While doing an oil change on my car I spilled the pan of old oil all over the garage and then our dog ran through it and got it all over himself…I finally got all the oil stains out with a lot of elbow grease and it took 2 weeks to do it. The dog had to be washed also…

  38. Caroline Morin — May 23, 2012 @ 6:40 pm (#)

    Cat sick has been the worse. It really sticks to the carpet, especially if it’s been allowed to dry.

  39. Caroline Morin — May 23, 2012 @ 6:41 pm (#)

    After lots of scrubbing and various products, I usually manage to get them out.

  40. deanna_boocock — May 23, 2012 @ 6:56 pm (#)

    permanent markers on desktops – darn those sharpies.

  41. Jessica Gilbert — May 23, 2012 @ 7:41 pm (#)

    of all the foods, i find that balsamic vinegar is the worst stain on tablecloths – even worse than red wine! i have yet to figure out how to remove it!

  42. Journeysof TheZoo — May 23, 2012 @ 7:45 pm (#)

    black crayon on grey carpet, not really…

  43. Colleen Maurina — May 23, 2012 @ 7:56 pm (#)

    I can never get rid of the hard water stains in the tub and shower.

  44. Denise G — May 23, 2012 @ 8:34 pm (#)

    cat pee/spray stains (when they territorize). I tried but some of the scent still lingered.

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

  45. Christina C — May 23, 2012 @ 8:50 pm (#)

    Sharpie stains on fabric!

  46. Kate — May 24, 2012 @ 7:32 am (#)

    The worst I have had to deal with recently has been cleaning the 1972 camper I acquired. There are 40 years of grime in that thing! I have been using dishsoap and water with a KNIFE! That’s right, a bladed object is the only way to really clean the grit out of certain things! No chemicals will do it, just sharp utensils and strength and persistence!

  47. Thevi — May 24, 2012 @ 9:40 am (#)

    shower curtain turn orange at the bottom and tiles have hard water build up thank you.
    e

  48. Andrea Amy — May 24, 2012 @ 12:49 pm (#)

    baby poop (used ivory soap bar by hand), blood (again, ivory soap bar), coffee on the carpet…didn’t get it out.

  49. Jennifer Saarinen — May 24, 2012 @ 2:34 pm (#)

    Marker on the carpet. I got most of it out and it’s seems to have faded a bit more with time.

  50. Nena Sinclair — May 24, 2012 @ 3:20 pm (#)

    Gum on my new couch! I used ice and got most of it off, but not all of it 🙁

  51. Julie Lynn Bickham — May 25, 2012 @ 10:50 am (#)

    Puppy accidents on my carpet, never got them out no matter how hard I tried.

  52. Brittany — May 25, 2012 @ 10:57 am (#)

    Puppy accidents! They finally came out after a lot of repeated cleanings- thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Elva Roberts — May 25, 2012 @ 11:18 am (#)

    May 25-Yes, I’ve had some real headaches when it comes to stains. The only real remedy is for whites, which may be soaked in a mixture of 1/2 cup of Javex, 1/2 cup of dishwasher soap. in a bucket or set tub of hot water. Leave stained white articles for at least 30 minutes. Then check for stains. This works really well for white s but is hard on the fibers of the clothes. Tides Stain out Stick is really good if used immediately. Other than that, I have not had any real luck in removing stains although I think I have used most stain removers on the market.-el03ro

  54. Elva Roberts — May 25, 2012 @ 11:19 am (#)

    May 25-use a plsstic bucket if not using a settub for above.-el03ro

  55. Laura K — May 25, 2012 @ 11:23 am (#)

    Doggie accidents, we use bac-out which works pretty well.

  56. Tammy — May 25, 2012 @ 11:27 am (#)

    By far the worst has to be accidents my dog leaves behind i try my best with mr clean,vim or anything that helps clean up puppy messes
    dalleykt at live dot ca

  57. Myra R — May 25, 2012 @ 11:33 am (#)

    my worst stain was cat barf on my carpet and i kinda managed to remove it u can still see it a bit i even used a steam cleaner! and u can still see it a bit

  58. Ted Kooper — May 25, 2012 @ 11:41 am (#)

    Oil stains on tshirts. I have thrown always a lot of shirts. They are really hard to get out.

  59. Kim Weisser — May 25, 2012 @ 11:58 am (#)

    Mt cats have thrown up on the carpet, nothing gets it out.

  60. nikki robak — May 25, 2012 @ 12:46 pm (#)

    cat puke and no

  61. Keara B. — May 25, 2012 @ 1:46 pm (#)

    Worst stain was spilling black tea on the carpet… I still haven’t managed to get rid of it. 🙁

  62. Donna L. — May 25, 2012 @ 2:07 pm (#)

    cat vomit on the carpet

  63. Marjorie L. — May 25, 2012 @ 2:13 pm (#)

    red wine stains on white carpet

  64. nick a. — May 25, 2012 @ 2:17 pm (#)

    grass stains on the carpet that never came out even after trying lots of carpet cleaning products.

  65. Jocelyne Alldrick — May 25, 2012 @ 2:19 pm (#)

    finger paint from the dollar store…on my white carpeted stairs…its still there!!!
    lol

  66. Suzanne — May 25, 2012 @ 3:08 pm (#)

    We have two cats and they both throw up on the carpet (never the hardwood).

  67. ronda peyton — May 25, 2012 @ 4:17 pm (#)

    pet stains

  68. Debbie P — May 25, 2012 @ 7:11 pm (#)

    Black Sharpie on our couch….thankfully we got it out!

  69. Glenda — May 25, 2012 @ 11:54 pm (#)

    coffee stains on everything

  70. Fan R. — May 26, 2012 @ 8:52 pm (#)

    Nail polish spilled on the floor, it was a disaster.

    teddyoutready2(at)gmail(dot)com

  71. Louise M. — May 27, 2012 @ 12:52 pm (#)

    grease marks on a doorway or it could have been tar

  72. Louise M. — May 27, 2012 @ 12:54 pm (#)

    Loved the recipes section

  73. Amanda Alvarado — May 27, 2012 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    My kitchen sink! It is white porcelain and even bleach won’t get it sparkling white! I have a little better luck with oxygen cleaners but it will only stay unstained for a couple of days!

  74. Belinda McNabb — May 27, 2012 @ 6:58 pm (#)

    I find that grass stains are so impossible to clean

  75. Angie Lopez — May 28, 2012 @ 12:18 am (#)

    My dogs pee and vomit and my sons pee and vomit LOL

  76. tennille — May 28, 2012 @ 9:13 pm (#)

    Cat puke…….yuck

  77. Marianne — May 29, 2012 @ 10:07 am (#)

    Sharpie on an LCD monitor

  78. andalene — May 29, 2012 @ 12:16 pm (#)

    Behind the stove is always a pleasure – I sure could use those gloves for that.

  79. sasha selby — May 29, 2012 @ 12:44 pm (#)

    My 11 month old LOVES strawberries….we have white carpets lol….ughh

  80. Marlene V — May 30, 2012 @ 3:14 pm (#)

    The worse mess i ever made was that I dumped a bottle of nail polish on the carpet. I was never able to get it out:( So I bought a decorative trunk to cover it up.

  81. Jo — June 1, 2012 @ 2:07 pm (#)

    Tide to Go comes in handy very often for food stains!

  82. Angela — June 3, 2012 @ 5:28 am (#)

    Worst is pet urine and I was able to get it out!

  83. ToCo — June 3, 2012 @ 8:51 pm (#)

    Blue pen on beige carpet, used Oxy Clean and rubbing alcohol concoction that worked like a charm!

  84. Rochelle — June 4, 2012 @ 3:46 am (#)

    I have this stain in my bathroom sink and nothing so far has removed it. Thanks!

  85. Margot C — June 4, 2012 @ 4:57 pm (#)

    Spaghetti Sauce is the thing, it stains the counters. I have to use a bleach based cleaner on it (so far anyway).

  86. Jen M — June 4, 2012 @ 7:49 pm (#)

    baby food stains.
    still there where baby left them…

  87. Jules A. — June 5, 2012 @ 12:54 pm (#)

    A whole pot of powdered bronzer got dumped onto my off-white carpet. I did eventually get it out.

  88. polly — June 6, 2012 @ 6:17 pm (#)

    kool-aid on the carpet…never totally got rid of the red stain

  89. Christine — June 8, 2012 @ 4:10 pm (#)

    grease and can’t get out

  90. Kayla Gilbert — June 9, 2012 @ 11:45 am (#)

    The worse stain / mess I’ve had to deal with was grass stains on my pants. I tried everything and nothing worked, so I have to give up 🙁

  91. Pamalot — June 11, 2012 @ 3:36 am (#)

    One of my worst cleaning fiascos was when I accidentally cooked my Wok, the oven was a mess of burnt plastic.
    fortunately hubby came to the rescue and helped me scrape it all off.

  92. cassie — June 15, 2012 @ 10:47 am (#)

    the worst stains i had to deal with was bright red lipstick that my youngest had in her pocket and i put it through the laundry. it was all over the whole load of laundry . i did end up getting the stains out but it took me around 6hrs of treatments , spot treated every spot i could find, soaked in the washer for a few hrs in some different dish and laundry soaps. lol

  93. Kathleen — June 18, 2012 @ 7:08 pm (#)

    The worst stains we have had recently are blowout stinky diapers!

  94. elaine b — June 19, 2012 @ 4:36 am (#)

    the wax on waxing strips. can not for the life of me get it out

  95. Jaimee Mcallister — June 19, 2012 @ 6:44 am (#)

    The worst stain Ive had to deal with is vomit mixed with freshly drank grape juice.
    T_T
    I still have a stain on my carpet from it. Took multiple times with a steamer to get the stain mostly removed.

  96. Shirley — June 19, 2012 @ 5:39 pm (#)

    Dog poop from my puppy.

  97. tricia dunkle — June 20, 2012 @ 2:27 pm (#)

    My kids and kool aid. Most of them never did come up.

  98. Jennifer — June 20, 2012 @ 4:17 pm (#)

    Sadly, cat urine… and it came out pretty well, but only after being cleaned multiple times!

  99. Jennifer Barata Allen — June 20, 2012 @ 4:32 pm (#)

    oil/grease stains. I can never get them out.

  100. Jennifer Reed — June 21, 2012 @ 9:27 pm (#)

    Red wine stains and I do manage to get them up but it takes a lot of scrubbing.
    repose4jr at gmail dot com

  101. Stacey h — June 21, 2012 @ 9:43 pm (#)

    Cat spray…we had to throw out a couch when we moved b/c it was so bad! Nature Miracle Just For Cats worked wonderfully…we will always have it in stock in my house!

  102. A.Smith — June 21, 2012 @ 9:49 pm (#)

    I think blueberry or wine stains are the worst.

  103. Janice F — June 21, 2012 @ 10:38 pm (#)

    when our son was an infant he peed all over our couch. I was so worried it would smell but no worries! funny enough, our daughter did the same thing a year and a half later. LoL!

  104. Teresa M. — June 21, 2012 @ 11:03 pm (#)

    The worst stains that I have had to deal with to date are red wine! Was able to get it out too! I think we used salt to soak it up at first and then shampooed the area.

  105. Amy — June 22, 2012 @ 5:27 am (#)

    My bathtub always looks disgusting… only managed to get it clean this week with tons of scrubbing!

  106. Andrea Scott — June 22, 2012 @ 10:13 am (#)

    stains on our couch, they come off, but lots of scrubbing is required!

  107. christal c — June 22, 2012 @ 11:13 am (#)

    I have marker on an old wooden kitchen table. I have not been able to get out as of yet

  108. trisha mckee — June 22, 2012 @ 2:16 pm (#)

    Our downstairs tub was stained when we got the house and I have never been able to get it spotless. It is designated as the tub to bathe our dogs in. 🙂

  109. Laurie Emerson — June 22, 2012 @ 7:39 pm (#)

    The worst stains are the ones on the rug in our hall. I clean it everyday with my steam cleaner.

  110. Erin Cook — June 22, 2012 @ 8:42 pm (#)

    As disgusting as it sounds it would be cat puke and poop stains

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