Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Seventh Generation Review & Giveaway- closed



I love cleaning my house, well not love but somebody has to do it right? I normally use cleaners that have chemicals in them and never think twice about it. I hate the smells but I usually open the windows or turn on the bathroom fan and keep my DD away from where I am cleaning. I have been looking into more natural cleaners and recently switched mostly to vinegar and water. It works ok but my Hubby can’t stand the smell. I didn’t feel like I was getting a good clean. I then came across
Seventh Generation cleaners. I just knew I had to try them!

I started researching more into the company because I was curious how they came up with these “green” cleaning products. Here is a little bit from their mission statement on their site that says a lot about the company.

Inspire Conscious Consumption
Our focus is to inspire thoughtful consideration of each purchase—from the immediate impact of the products you buy (Is it safe? Is it gentle on the earth? Does it work?), to the broader impact throughout their lifecycle.


 Toxic Chemical Policy Reform:
Americans assume that chemicals used to make ordinary products are tested for safety — but often they are not. Seventh Generation has partnered with the Safer Chemicals, Health Families Coalition to create the Million Baby Crawl campaign. The Million Baby Crawl allows consumers to join tens of thousands of Americans calling on Congress to strengthen federal laws regulating toxic chemicals used in products ranging from household cleaners to baby bottles.


I feel like their focus totally fits with the lifestyle that I want for my family and myself.
I received a Free & Clear Starter Kit to try out. Which includes; Disinfecting Multi- Surface, Disinfecting Bathroom, Disinfecting Wipes, Laundry Detergent, Liquids Fabric Softener, Dish liquid, All- Purpose Cleaner, Auto- Dish Pacs, Glass Cleaner, Nautral Paper Towel, Seventh Gen Recycled Bag.

As soon as I opened the box I found something to clean! My sliders are always dirty. Natalie just loves to look out them and has to put her hands on them. I have learned that it’s ok if they aren’t clean all the time, but this gave me the perfect opportunity to try out the Natural Glass Cleaner. I sprayed a small amount and cleaned as usual. At first it was a little streaky but I let it dry and it came out just fine!

Next I moved to the bathroom that seems like it always needs to be cleaned. The very first thing I noticed when I used the Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
was that there was no harsh chemical smell! I didn’t have to turn on the bathroom fan to use it. It did have a slight smell but it wasn’t a bad smell just clean. It worked really well in cleaning my whole bathroom.

When I received the kit everyone in the house was sick. We have been passing it back and forth for a few weeks but I didn’t want to disinfect the house with something that was going to be worse for us. I got the Disinfecting Wipes out right away. I wiped all the doorknobs, bathroom surfaces and also Nat’s crib. The smell wasn’t the best, it smells like lemongrass and thyme but it went away quickly. I felt so much better after wiping all the surfaces knowing that it was 99.9 % effective at killing germs.

I have since tried out almost all of the products and I love them all equally. I feel really safe using them around my DD knowing that there are no chemical vapors that are going to harm her, or even better yet, leach in to my skin and harm me. I have been looking forward to cleaning more lately! For me this product is more about peace of mind.

Want to try Seventh Generation cleaners on your house?

Buy them: You can go to their website and find a store near you that carries Seventh Generation products.

OR

You can WIN them here! Seventh Generation has been kind enough to offer the Free & Clear Starter Kit to one of my readers! The starter kit includes Disinfecting Multi- Surface, Disinfecting Bathroom, Disinfecting Wipes, Laundry Detergent, Liquids Fabric Softener, Dish liquid, All- Purpose Cleaner, Auto- Dish Pacs, Glass Cleaner, Nautral Paper Towel, Seventh Gen Recycled Bag.

Mandatory Entry:
Sign up for the Seventh Generation Nation and get email updates and coupons. Post a comment back here stating that you did.

Extras:
Follow my blog via GFC. (1 entry)
Follow me on twitter. (1 entry)
Follow Seventh Gen on twitter.  (1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway, include @Kaylynbuckner #giveaway and a link back here or use this “Want your house to be clean? Enter to win a Seventh Generation kit from @Kaylynbuckner http://bit.ly/bYeG2N. #giveaway “ (1 entry per hour)

Like Seventh Generation on Facebook. (1 entry)
Add my Toddler Tuesday button to your blog. (2 entries)
Enter any of my other giveaways. (1 entry per giveaway)
Sign up for Swagbucks here. You get 30 free Swagbucks! (10 entries, only for newly signing up)
Let me know what product you would like to try from Seventh Generation (1 entry)

* I was provided products to review by Seventh Generation, however all opinions expressed here are purely my own. This is open to U.S and Canada Residents. Giveaway will end on 5/25/10 at 9 PM EST.

117 comments:

mandy @ bigcity! baby said...

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mandy @ bigcity! baby said...

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mandy @ bigcity! baby said...

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entered the bag giveaway

DeniseSanborn said...

I have use there all purpose cleaner, and really would like to try anything else they offer :)

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Brooke said...

I seriously want to try their disinfecting wipes and their bathroom solution. The bathroom is an issue for me here (I live with 3 boys! HA!) and every time I try to use a "green" product in there, I come up with a still stinky weird bathroom!

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sweetsue said...

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sweetsue said...

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