Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Seventh Generation Review and Giveaway


Since Ian was born, I have tried to eliminate harmful chemical use in my house. My husband has always been sensitive to cleaning smells, so this would benefit him also. For my son, I was mainly concerned that he would breathe in these chemicals and there is no telling what kind of lasting and unseen effects they have on us as adults, but even more, a small infant who has a much weaker immune system. When you think about it, the things that aren't good for your child aren't good for you either, so really it benefits everyone, even the cats! I have tried several products out there, some of course, better than others.

I was recently sent an awesome kit of Seventh Generation supplies to use and review. I have used some of their products before and have really liked them. Some of these products are new to my use. I am not completely ‘green’ in my cleaning (although I am becoming more green), but I believe this company is going to be receiving most, if not all of my cleaning business from now on! Seventh Generation is definitely at the top of my product list!

I liked this kit because it gave me a variety of products to try and was not limited to one room of my house.

The kit contained:

Seventh Generation Reusable Bag
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi Surface Cleaner, Lemongrass & Thyme
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes, Lemongrass & Thyme
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, Lemongrass & Thyme
Seventh Generation Natural Shower Cleaner, Green Mandarin & Leaf
Seventh Generation Natural All Purpose Cleaner, Free & Clear
Seventh Generation Natural Tub & Tile Cleaner, Emerald Cypress & Fir
Seventh Generation Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner, Free & Clear
Seventh Generation Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Emerald Cypress & Fir
Seventh Generation Paper Towels

I am not a germaphobe by any means. I believe that our bodies are capable of standing up to bacteria and that we have to allow ourselves to be exposed to some things (I'm not talking extreme stuff here), so that our bodies can build immunity. Saying that, we had a HORRIBLE stomach virus in the house the past couple of weeks. It basically has lasted 7-10 days, and hopefully we're over it now. I can't tell you how thankful I am that I had these natural disinfectants to sanitize behind everyone!

Pros:

Natural disinfectant products offered, kill 99% of germs (some other brands do not disinfect)
Disinfect most of the same viruses/bacterias as other brands with chemicals
Smell good, but different than typical cleaners (Although I felt like I'd been cooking in the bathroom because of the thyme scent!)
Clean as well as chemical cleaners
Sparkling shine to the tub and glass
Visible soap scrum removal
Paper towels are as good as name brand
Wipes were thick and moist
Safe for your household
Biodegradable

Cons:
Paper towels aren't pretty (but they aren't bleached either...)

Giveaway:

If you'd like to receive a kit with all the supplies I have listed above, here's how to enter. Leave a comment for each below. 3 entries/comments allowed.

Required Entry:
Visit
Seventh Generation and leave a comment (with email) about what your favorite product is or which one you'd like to try.

Separate Extra Entries:
1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment you did so.
2. Tweet, Blog, or Facebook this giveaway, and leave a link to your post, in a separate comment.

Winner will be chosen Sunday night, 4/18, using random.org. Kits will be sent directly from the company.

***All opinions stated are my own, based on using these products personally. I have received these products in return for my honest opinion, courtesy of Seventh Generation.

26 comments:

  1. I want to try the disinfectant product. I have been wanting to use some better cleaners, but love my clorox wipes. I haven't been willing to give them up, until now.
    I have become a follower of your blog and want to win the giveaway ;) I like your blog anyway.

    Laura

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  2. I would like to try their shower cleaner. I use their dish soap and it is great!

    Kristisdeals1 @ yahoo.com

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  3. I'm really interested in trying their laundry detergent!
    onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

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  4. follower!
    onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

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  5. I am really interested in using thier disinfectant wipes... I bet they are wonderful

    pontowd at yahoo dot com

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  6. I am following you via yahoo..

    pontowd at yahoo dot com

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  7. I would like to try their diapers.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  8. Following Faith, Family, Frugality with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. I would love to try the disinfecting wipes - so easy to clean up little messes!

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  10. i linked on fb!
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/arielbaxter?ref=mf
    (not sure if that worked or not...)

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  11. I would like to try their diapers:)
    darrell
    miamichickens at yahoo dot com

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  12. I now follow your blog:)
    darrell
    miamichickens at yahoo dot com

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  13. I would like to try the Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Pacs. I really would like the gift pack to try more of them.

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  14. I became a follower of your blog today.

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  15. I tweeted about the give-a-way.

    http://twitter.com/MrsMowItAll/status/12339131426

    Jdramr3@Yahoo.com

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  16. I would love to try the carpet spot & stain remover. Thanks
    mrspoofa(at)aol.com

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  17. I love their all purpose cleaner.
    Hannah C
    psychopathicpixie at yahoo

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  18. I am a follower
    Hannah C
    psychopathicpixie at yahoo

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  19. I would like to try the toilet bowl cleaner. I've not yet found a natural product that works as well as the traditional brands. Thanks for sponsoring this great giveaway!
    bkittie@hotmail.com

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  20. I love the Seventh Generation dish soap, and would love to try their baby wipes.

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  21. I just bought the cleaning wipes at Target today, I'm excited to try them. brandi_hartman@hotmail.com

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  22. I'm also following your blog now. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

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  23. I'd like to try the free and clear tampons.
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  24. I really want to try the disinfectant wipes. I think they could be a good addition to our cleaning regimen.

    vermonster79(at)yahoo(dot)com

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