natural pet products from @PL360 pet get the job done #giveaway

About five years ago, our family decided (I decided and dictated my mission) to go chemical-free in our home. I'm pretty sure we've tried it all. I'll be honest: natural cleaners don't always work as well as the hard stuff. We have found a handful of brands that we trust to get the job done the natural way, and I am happy to share with you that we have discovered a great new line of natural, plant-based products to add to our go-to list. PL360 is "for pet lovers everywhere," and has created a line of safe, natural products with our furry friends in mind. 

Natural pet products that get the job done from PL360 Pet. Plus, a giveaway for you and your favorite pet charity!

Natural pet products that get the job done from PL360 Pet. Plus, a giveaway for you and your favorite pet charity!

PL360 sent me products in exchange for my honest review. PL360 is not responsible for the content of this article. All opinions are my own.

PL360's products

Grooming. Even Fido wants to look and feel good. This lineup of stellar plant-based grooming products gets the job done the natural way. 

Household. Pets are even more sensitive than we are when it comes to the cleaners we use around the house. Cleaning the natural way is super important.

Health. Natural supplements promote a healthier lifestyle for your dog. No need to introduce chemicals when we are trying to boost our pet's wellness.

PL360's philosophy

PL360's products are serious, but their philosophy is lighthearted and heartfelt:

Our best lessons in gratitude, love and compassion often come from our pets. The same goes for what we know about playing freely and living fully. Each day, or pets look at us like we are superheroes, not knowing they are the ones who inspire us.
To repay them for their devoted, unconditional love, we owe them everything we know about their wellbeing. That's why for 14 years we've made it our mission to create products that keep our pets healthy, happy and clean.

trying PL360's natural products

PL360 sent us a few of their natural products to try out: three products from their household line as well as the all-in-one pet shampoo and conditioner from their grooming line.

We tried some of PL360's natural household products.

We tried some of PL360's natural household products.

When I first used the multi-surface cleaner and multi-surface cleaning wipes, I was surprised that there was virtually no fragrance, which, in my book, is a great thing. The cleaner has a mild, almost imperceptible citrus scent, while the fragrance-free wipes just smell fresh. Neither has ammonia, bleach, phosphates, phthalates, or sulfates. The containers suggest I use them on dog and cat toys, water and food dishes, small animal cages, countertops, stainless steel, tiles, walls, and cabinets. Check, check, and check. These cleaners did a great job, and I can feel safe using them even on things N.A.S.H.A. puts into her mouth or eats from. I also used the multi-surface cleaner on my tile floor when a visiting pooch mistook it for the potty. Oops. No fear! PL360 came to the rescue!

All of PL360's natural products are safe for pets–awesome!

All of PL360's natural products are safe for pets–awesome!

Just a sprinkle of PL360's carpet powder did the trick.

Just a sprinkle of PL360's carpet powder did the trick.

I haven't used carpet powder in YEARS. I love the idea of it, but most of them are filled with fragrances I can't handle and chemicals I refuse to subject my family to. PL360's carpet powder combines baking soda with plant-based neutralizers to eliminate odors and contains no ammonia, bleach, phosphates, phthalates, or sulfates.

Hmmmm...we have this one rather pet-ish smelling area of carpet in our upstairs hallway, so I decided to see if the claims held true. Though the powder was fairly fragrant as I was sprinkling it and while I gave it a few minutes to dig in, it was no where near as potent as other powders I've used in the past. Once I vacuumed it up, only a mild, fresh scent was present. Over the next few hours, I didn't smell anything. No scent, and no doggy odor. Neutralized! A success, in my book, and I'll be happy to use this carpet powder again. As an aside, I love how openings on the top are labeled "little mess" and "big mess." A product that works and makes me smile...awesome.

Since my house was squeaky clean, I couldn't leave scruffy N.A.S.H.A. to dirty it all up again, so into the bath she went with PL360's all-in-one shampoo & conditioner in the "fresh pomegranate" variety. PL360 asked me about N.A.S.H.A.'s coat to be sure I was getting the grooming product best suited for her. If you've been here reading my blog before (thanks for coming back), you know that N.A.S.H.A.'s thin, dry coat is helped by natural supplements, but she still tangles easily. The all-in-one PL360 sent me says it is a "deep conditioning formula for dogs with coarse, dry coats that are prone to shedding and tangling." 

Can you tell how thrilled N.A.S.H.A. is to be taking a bath?

Can you tell how thrilled N.A.S.H.A. is to be taking a bath?

N.A.S.H.A. is never a big fan of the bath, but we got her in and got her started. My daughter helped me scrub her clean, and I will say that she did smell more like a fresh pomegranate than a wet dog. We loved how well it sudsed up in N.A.S.H.A.'s fur. N.A.S.H.A.'s favorite part of the bath is always the drying off process...a little on the towel, and a lot on the carpet (which I'd thankfully just cleaned with carpet powder) and a lot on the couch. We waited for her to fully dry, then gave her the brush test. Her fur usually tangles, so, just like brushing my daughter's hair, I'm often met with complaints, but after using PL360's shampoo & conditioner, her fur was easily brushed and silky soft! 

Check out that sudsing action!

Check out that sudsing action!

After a towel-dry, we give N.A.S.H.A. a sniff test. Fresh Pomegranate!

After a towel-dry, we give N.A.S.H.A. a sniff test. Fresh Pomegranate!

The most important factors for me when selecting products for my family and my home are safety and effectiveness. PL360 checks those boxes, and more. Their products are created specifically for people with pets, and we all know how messy life is with furry family members. Now no one else has to know (wink). Though their products are ultra safe and effective, PL360 doesn't take themselves too seriously. Their product descriptions and packaging are light-hearted and approachable, which almost makes cleaning fun. 

We're giving away two PL360 product packs just like the one we received! We'll choose one winner at random. You'll receive one product pack for yourself, and we'll send another to your favorite charity. Pretty great, right?

We know you'll love PL360 as much as we do! Good luck!

well minded's top 10 tuesday: our favorite pet finds this week (May 5)

I see so many great pet stories, videos, products, and blog posts each week, so I've compiled this week's favorites. It's a little bit of this and a little bit of that...some old, some new, some tried, all true! 

1. cat on a trampoline

This one's been bouncing around a lot this week. I wouldn't recommend doing this, but the consensus among commenters is that the cat is enjoying himself. I'm not sure I agree. Let's hope he doesn't lose a claw. What do you think? Courtesy of silverlinefarms.

2. families learn a valuable lesson when a pet store secretly replaces all the animals with rescues

This touching story from Associaçåo Quatro Patinas out of Brazil via Reshareworthy shows that "better than buying a life is saving one."

3. adorable dog plays ping-pong

Huff Post Green shared this amazing video via AFV Approved. I aspire to be as good at ping-pong as this pooch!

4. dog barks at own hiccups

I know, I've already seen it. This video by Matthew Kennelly is too good not to share, just in case you haven't. And if you have, wouldn't you like to see it again, and again?

5. when you check to see if your girlfriend is still mad at you–meme

This meme by kadavirus on meme center struck me as hilarious this week.


6. dog hilariously blames another dog for pooping in the kitchen

Who pooped in the kitchen? We find out in this gut-busting video from Judy the Terrier via

7. plastic bottle recycling bin feeds stray dogs

This touching video via Time out of Istanbul, Turkey, shows a recycling bin that helps feed some of the estimated 150,000 stray dogs in the region. And the video makes me cry every time I watch it. What an amazing invention.

8. using humor to protect ugly animals, because they can't all be as cute as pandas

I love this summary via PBS News Hour of Simon Watt's book "Ugly Animals: We Can't All Be Pandas." Shouldn't we have equal rights for all?

9. brimley's massive smile, secret to his social success

First of all, what a great, unique looking cat! But when you hear his story via Animal Planet, it will melt your heart. We love Brimley!


10. run, walter, run!

I want to be Walter in Italy. Don't you? Amazing and surprisingly inspiring GoPro video from sicu89. What will you do with reckless abandon today?

Which is your favorite?

Have a killer pet find to submit for our top 10 tuesday? Please let me know!