I have been given the opportunity to test and review some Seventh Generation Cleaning Products. All opinions are mine.
Seventh Generation has three new specialty cleaners (Wood, Granite/Stone, and Stainless Steel) and they are all USDA Certified Biobased Products made from non-toxic, biodegradable formulas.
All three surface cleaners are made with a unique blend of plant-based ingredients and organic coconut oil to deliver strong performance without containing harsh fumes. The 18 oz. bottles are available online for $4.99 each.
The Hand Care Dish Liquid is a USDA Certified Biobased Product with fragrances from essential oils and botanical extracts. The formula is non-toxic, biodegradable and contains Advanced HerbaVera™ Moisturizing Technology, so it’s gentle on both your hands and the earth. Available online in 18 oz. bottles for $3.49 each.
The Natural Laundry Detergent Packs are a USDA Certified Biobased Product containing no dyes, synthetic fragrances, nor optical brighteners. They are effective in hot or cold water and are available for purchase online in two sizes: 30 Count – $9.99 and 50 Count – $14.99.
I have been using these cleaning products for a few days now and I am hooked. Seriously! First of all – if you have not read various studies that tell you just how bad chemical cleaners are for your health – you should. You can find them all over the place – google it. But for my family I definitely need to stay away from harsh chemicals. When I am consistent about it – right down to the laundry detergent – symptoms of the various medical issues with my family absolutely decrease.
First I would like to tell you that these cleaners clean just as well if not better in some cases than the very bad for you, commercial chemical cleaners. For years I subscribed to a major monthly subscription health and wellness company but the cost of maintaining that subscription and the monthly spending requirement made it impossible for me to continue to do so. I truly believe these products are superior to those and a whole lot less expensive. AND an added bonus (for those of you that know me and my blog well) – you can actually get Seventh Generation coupons from some of the weekly inserts. That is always an added bonus in my book!
Now let me tell you what happened when I stopped using organic cleaners… We have children with ADHD. And one day I was doing a massive amount of cooking and had taken it out of the oven and placed it on the stove (which was off). I stepped outside to let my dogs out – a fenced in yard so it literally takes about 45 seconds. Long enough for my kids to grab two spray bottles of a chemical cleaner and start playing “squirt guns” with them. My kids were covered with chemicals, the house reeked and my food was soaked in chemicals. The kids were immediately cleaned up – no wasting time. We then cleaned up the house. Fortunately, the food smelled to high heaven so we knew enough not to eat it. But the smells were so overwhelming in the house we had trouble breathing for days! Now I know you are wondering why I left my kids alone (7 and 11 mind you) – well I didn’t. Dad was right there in the living room. But it took him all of those few seconds to intervene too. Lesson Learned!
These cleaners smell great and do not have any type of consistency or texture that would seem unfamiliar. The laundry detergent packs are HE compatible and smell great. I have a front loader HE washer and I didn’t notice anything in my clothing other than a definite fresh smell. The dish soap (I really appreciated this product since the dishwasher in the house is ME!) – has a unique spout. It is not your traditional dish soap squirt cap.
From the label of the laundry detergent packs: Advanced triple enzyme formula cleans, brightens and removes stains even in cold water; It is natural, biodegradable formula and USDA certified as a biobased product (88%); and it is a clinically tested hypoallergenic formula made without dyes, synthetic fragrances or optical brighteners.
(FROM PUBLIC RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2012)
Seventh Generation, the pioneer in green household cleaning, and Real Simple, a leading women’s lifestyle brand publication, announced the launch of the Cleanhouse Challenge, an interactive experience designed to educate consumers about keeping a green, healthy house, while incentivizing them with coupons and prizes on September 13, 2012.
By virtually visiting each room in the house, users discover cleaning tips and environmental and cost-saving ideas that have been created by Real Simple and Seventh Generation’s experts. Each room in the virtual house displays easy, actionable suggestions like how to disinfect toys, care for the finest wood surfaces naturally, remove stains from shower curtains and improve indoor air quality. To watch one of the interactive tips videos featured in the virtual house, click here.
“Seventh Generation customers and Real Simple readers are seeking better and brighter ways to care for their homes, families and the planet. We are optimistic that they will be entertained, enlightened and hopefully inspired by the Cleanhouse Challenge,” said Nick Guastaferro, director of marketing at Seventh Generation.
“This is the first time that Real Simple has built an interactive, educational game that will live both on the website and on social platforms. This is a perfect example of the type of partnerships Real Simpleis building in the marketplace,” says Amy Oelkers, Real Simple Digital Sales Director. “Learning about cleaning has never been so easy, fun and rewarding”.
After touring each room, users are rewarded with coupons for discounts on Seventh Generation products and Facebook badges to show their expertise in keeping a green home. If users complete every room of the house, Seventh Generation will donate 10 dollars (up to $15,000) to 350.org , an environmental organization focused on solving the climate crisis.
Seventh Generation is committed to being the most trusted brand of household and personal-care products for your living home. Our products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home — and for the community and environment outside of it. Seventh Generation also offers baby products that are safe for your children and the planet. The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy that states, “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” Every time you use a Seventh Generation product you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution, and making the world a better place for this and the next seven generations.
Seventh Generation is graciously giving a complete set of the same cleaning products identified in this review to one lucky winner. Complete the tasks in the RaffleCopter below to be eligible. Just to be clear – it includes full size bottles of wood cleaner, stainless steel cleaner, granite and stone cleaner, natural dish soap and laundry detergent packs. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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