Saturday, April 3, 2010

Seventh Generation Giveaway



Just in time for Spring Cleaning, we have a giveaway from Seventh Generation! They have a new line of botanical disinfectants including a bathroom cleaner, multi-surface cleaner, and disinfecting wipes. The disinfectants contain thymol, a component of the herb thyme, and can be used on hard surfaces including counter tops, plastic cutting boards, highchair trays as well as children’s toys. They kill over 99.99 percent of germs* naturally and are effective against the Influenza A Virus, including H1N1. *Refer to product label for full details.

I received a kit of Seventh Generation products to review and have another to giveaway! (The Seventh Generation Products, information, and additional prize pack were all given to me from Seventh Generation through My Blog Spark.)


Seventh Generation has partnered with eco-lifestyle consultant and author, Alexandra Zissu, whose new book, The Conscious Kitchen, discusses what’s good for your health, what’s good for the planet and what tastes great. I've enjoyed reading through this book. Here are some of her great tips on maintaining a green and healthy kitchen, including:

  • Change is Good
    Choosing cleaning products without indoor air pollutants like volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, is a simple and effective way to reduce your indoor air pollution. If you’re not prepared to switch everything overnight, start by swapping out the one product you use the most, and moving forward from there.


  • Think before you spray
    Residues from cleaning products can last on a surface for longer than we we’d like to know and travel to areas that we sometimes don’t intend them to. Don’t contaminate your food by prepping it on a surface that may contain harsh chemical residues - rinse cleaning products from food preparation surfaces carefully or use botanical disinfecting cleaners that do not require a rinse step.

  • Home is Where the Clean Is
    Your standard cleaners are good for removing soils and dirt from kitchen surfaces, but to tackle germs you need a cleaner that is effective against microbes like bacteria and viruses. Many cleaners contain ingredients that have antimicrobial properties such as vinegar or hydrogen peroxide, but the germ killing power of these is not necessarily guaranteed. To be sure you are killing germs, use an EPA registered disinfectant. Seventh Generation tapped into the disinfecting power of the common garden herb thyme, to provide a disinfecting cleaner that kills germs* naturally.

  • Make the Old New Again
    Think twice about the items that you’re using to clean and dry your kitchen equipment and dishes. Use rags (like old t-shirts and washcloths) instead of paper towels. If you aren’t prepared to kick your paper towel addiction just yet, use only recycled versions that are unbleached or haven’t been whitened with chemicals containing chlorine and see how long you can make a roll last.

  • The Writing is on the … Sponge
    Be sure to read the fine print on sponges and only purchase those that do not contain antimicrobial pesticides. Remember to store sponges in a dry place and frequently clean them by popping plastic sponges wet in a microwave for two minutes or boiling sponges for three minutes in water.

  • Mom Was Right, Wash Your Hands
    Wash your hands with soap and water before and after prepping food, and always before eating. So much of what can be potentially harmful in a kitchen can be reduced by this simple act that doesn’t require any harsh chemicals whatsoever.
What did I think of the Seventh Generation products? We've been making our own cleaners for some time now, and I think this is a very important step you can take towards having a safer home. I had never tried anything from Seventh Generation before and it all seemed to work well. I really don't like the thyme smell, but its much better than a chemical smell and dissipates fairly quickly. I do wish that they disclosed the ingredients right on the bottle; you can go to their website to see a full list. I think this is a great "safe" option and I'm happy that its available. I'll probably keep a bottle of this on hand for times when we are all sick and I need to disinfect everything.

The paper towels are, well, paper towels. Not the greenest thing to use, but I have to admit I do still use paper towels from time to time for art project clean up or cleaning the toilet. These are a nice option to have.

Would you like to try these out? One winner will receive a kit as shown in the photo above. Leave a comment being sure to include your email address. You can leave extra comments for following my blog, and for being an email subscriber to my blog. This will close April 16th at midnight.

*Giveaway closed. Congrats Tina!*

55 comments:

  1. I would love to try these out! We've never tried Seventh Generation before either, but I would like a cleaner that is safe for my babies and yet is still doing some of the work that our trusty vinegar and baking soda can't. We haven't bought paper towels since I can remember, so it would like a treat for us....pretty funny!

    Take care and thanks for the giveaway,
    Heather

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  2. I'd love to get this! We love using organic products whenever possible!

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  3. We have always used all of the "bad stuff" when it comes to cleaners so I'd love a chance to try another option. Thank for the givaway!
    Christine
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  5. I'd like to try this. I usually use Shaklee. I'm nearing the end of my bottle. I'm looking to see if there is anything else that I can replace Shaklee with.

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  6. Oh we love Seventh Generation here! This would be awesome to get to add to what we already have! Thanks! :)

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  9. What a great giveaway! Would love to try these products.

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  12. I love 7th Generation. We've been using their stuff for a long time. Just bought the disinfectant wipes when they came out recently and didn't like the smell either, Christy. But, they work great and it's nice to know there's another option, even though the concept of the wipe is wasteful, like a paper towel. wputzke@gmail.com

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  14. I am really working on having a yucky chemical free house and my Todd doesn't think anything I have works and buys bad cleaning products for the shower and toliet. This would be great for him and easy for me.

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  15. I've used a few Seventh Generation products in the past and have generally been happy with the results. Would love to try their new stuff!

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  16. I Have been wanting to try seventh generation products forever!
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  19. I have been curious to see if these work as well as regular cleaners. I would love to try them.

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  20. We have been trying new green products for cleaning and haven't been able to find any we feel are as good as we would like. From what you wrote it sounds like Seventh Generation is something we should look into.

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  23. I would love to try these out. This is a great chance!
    Thanks,
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  25. I'd love to try this stuff out! Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I love their good smelling Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
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  30. These products look so great!
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  31. I have heard a lot of good buzz about Seventh Generation products and would love to try some out, especially products from the cleaning line.

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  32. This would be perfect for my spring cleaning that I should be starting any day now!
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  35. Would like to try them out :). Looks like a good cleaning set :)

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  36. This would be great to have. I have wanted to try their products but have not yet. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  37. Would love to win this! I've been wanting to try Seventh Generation products.

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  39. I love their baby wipes and laundry soap.


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  40. I really like Seventh Generation products, I hope I win.

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  41. I would love this - I've been wanting to try out their products!

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  43. I would love to try these products! Ever since my son was born, we've been trying to phase out as many household chemicals as possible. It's a slow process but this would give us a chance to try several alternatives to what we currently use.

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