Wednesday, August 25, 2010

HUGE Review/Giveaway- Seventh Generation Cleaning Products!


I am SO excited to be reviewing these items for Seventh Generation! They are one of my favorite natural products companies for more than one reason. One of the main reasons I choose to use their products is because they are amazing! Not only are they extremely effective at cleaning but they are also non-toxic and not tested on animals. Since giving birth I have steadily become more aware of the effects of toxic cleaners on an infant's brand-new body and how simple it is to replace harsh cleaning products, with gentler all-natural ones. Here are some facts from the Seventh Generation website:

"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.

We believe that the best way to ensure that we live up to our aspirations is to be completely transparent about our business and product practices. You should expect to see all of our values and principles in everything we make, say, and do. It’s really that simple.

We’re committed to making sure that everyone our company interacts with—from the farmers who grow our lavender to the customers who use our products—are treated fairly and with respect.

We are determined to inspire others through innovation, education, and interaction. We proudly donate 10% of our profits to support organizations that work for positive change."


Seventh Generation sent me an extremely generous package of each one of their Free and Clear Products plus all of their amazing disinfecting products to test out and review. The products included:
Natural All Purpose Cleaner: This cleaner is perfect for all of the hard surfaces in your home and can even be used for wet mopping! It's also free of harsh fumes and hypo-allergenic.

Natural Glass and Surface Cleaner: This is the product you'll turn to for cleaning every reflective surface in your home including mirrors, windows, and chrome. The cleaner is also free of fumes, non-toxic, and biodegradable.

Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid: This laundry detergent is a unique combination of plant-derived cleaning agents and enzymes that are super effective cleaners. I love that I can use this liquid on my clothes as well as the baby's with no risk of skin irritation!

Natural Fabric Softener: Did you know most fabric softeners are made from animal fat? Gross! Seventh Generation uses canola oil instead which is just as effective without the ick factor! Definitely a must buy!

Natural Dish Liquid: This liquid is extremely effective while still being completely natural, plus the bottle is made from 90% recycled plastic!

Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Packets: I love that these packets are both chlorine and phosphate free and got my dishes sparkling clean! The pouches are also extremely convenient!

Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner: One of the things I worry about when using all-natural cleaners is their disinfecting powers. Not with this one! The Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner is just as effective as harsher bleach-based cleaners (kills 99.9% of germs) while still remaining safe to use around children and pets.

Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner: This is my go-to product for cleaning all of the baby's items including the highchair, toys, and stroller. Kills 99.9% of germs while still being safe!

Disinfecting Wipes: I absolutely love the convenience of these wipes! They are super-effective at cleaning hard surfaces while still retaining all of the qualities I love about Seventh Generation products!

Here are what I consider the best aspects of Seventh Generation products (not all products contain every one of these qualities):

  • non-toxic

  • fume free

  • hypoallergenic

  • not tested on animals

  • plant-based cleaners and enzymes

  • And the BEST part- they are just as effective at cleaning as the harsher alternatives out there!

Win It!!!
Enter to win a HUGE package of each one of each of the products listed above plus a roll of Seventh Generation recycled paper towels and a handy reusable shopping bag!
(please leave your email on each comment!)

Mandatory First Entry
Follow me through Google Friend Connect. (1 entry)


Extra Entries:
Go to the Seventh Generation website and pick out your favorite product. Leave me a comment with which one you like best. (1 entry)


Vote for us on Top Baby Blogs. (1 entry per day)

Like Seventh Generation on Facebook. (1 entry)

Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter. (1 entry)

Go to the Seventh Generation and check out their blog. Leave me a comment with the name of the blog post you found most interesting. (1 entry)

Contest runs from 8/25 to 9/3 at 8:00pm PST.

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review, but I was provided with products in which to base my review on. All opinions expressed are honestly mine.





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232 comments:

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

I follow you.
thepapermama@gmail.com

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

AND: I already know my fave product since I've pretty much used ALL of their stuff: the diapers.

thepapermama@gmail.com

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Oh, and I voted for you.

thepapermama@gmail.com

GritsGreensNGrassStains said...

Hi Im pretty new to the blog world does Follow me through Google Friend Connect mean that I am suscrubed and I get you in my feed on blogger? Cause if so I do....If not Im not sure what it means :).

gritsgreensngrassstains hotmail com

GritsGreensNGrassStains said...

I voted for you blog today :)

gritsgreensngrassstains@hotmail.com

GritsGreensNGrassStains said...

It took me a minute to find their blog but I really enjoyed the post about frugality/going green. found here http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/frugal-goes-green

gritsgreensngrassstains@hotmail.com

GritsGreensNGrassStains said...

Favorite Product- I have never used any of the seventh generation products yet. I am just now looking into being more green...I think it might have something to do with a new baby and trying to make things better for him. Im guessing I would love the dissinfecting wipes and their baby line!!

Jan and Jillanne Ulep said...

I am a follower! :)

jillannekeeney@yahoo.com

Jan and Jillanne Ulep said...

My favorite product is their HE laundry detergent. I love that we can use it to our both our laundry and our toddler's laundry.

jillannekeeney@yahoo.com

Jan and Jillanne Ulep said...

I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs! YAY Christy!

jillannekeeney@yahoo.com

Jan and Jillanne Ulep said...

I was blown away by the "Don't Keep Your Receipts" article on the 7th Gen blog. I always figured that receipts get germy, but having to worry about BPA? Gross! Thanks for passing along the info.

jillannekeeney@yahoo.com

Jean said...

I follow you on gfc

Jean said...

I like 7th gen. on fb
Jean Fischer

Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

hiann88 said...

I follow on GFC.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I love these products

tanya@atasteoft.com

Kristi said...

I love the disinfecting wipes! So glad your blog has good following! Hope to see you soon!
Kristi@arnettaz.com

GritsGreensNGrassStains said...

Voted for you today!!

gritsgreensngrassstains@hotmail.com

llinda29 said...

Congratulations, Linda Lansford
You are now following The Adventures of a Blondie Mommie

llinda29 said...

I want Delicate Care Laundry Detergent

llinda29 said...

I voted

hity88 said...

I follow with GFC.

Moogie said...

Hi... I'm following you back. By the way.. super blog!!!

Vicki S said...

GFC follower, my name sswpss

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

My fav item are the Chlorine Free Baby Diapers, they're soft and non-toxic :)

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

Voted 4 u on top baby blogs

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

I Like Seventh Generation on Facebook.
my FB name is Vicki Sh

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

Don't Keep the Receipt blog entry was interesting to me. I didn't know that many contain boatloads of bisphenol-a or BPA!

sswpss at yahoo dot com

kyla g said...

I'm a GFC follower!
irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

kyla g said...

I like the disinfecting wipes!
irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

kyla g said...

I voted on Top Baby Blogs!
irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

kyla g said...

I'm a seventh generation FB fan!
irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

kyla g said...

I thought Keep the Receipt was very interesting, and surprising!
irshsmil9 @ yahoo.com

Tara V. said...

GFC follower- Tara V

Tara V. said...

Like Seventh Generation on Facebook (tara Vickers)

Tara V. said...

Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter. (FabGiveaways)

B. Wilson said...

Follower
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Voted on top mommy blogs 8-27
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Oops... meant to type top BABY blogs for the above post, though I voted for both.

Anyway, favorite 7G product I've never tried are the free and clear dryer sheets. Would love to use them!
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Follow 7G on fb
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Follow 7G on twitter
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Fav blog post was about the sustainable back to school shopping guide. Good knowledge.
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower via GFC
stephcrs339 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I love the Free and Clear Dishwasher Detergent - not the concentrated packs featured here...but the powder. I also love the multi-surface cleaner--- the smell is so fresh/clean smelling!
stephcrs339 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I'm a fan of Seventh Generation on Facebook.
stephcrs339 at gmail dot com

Grace said...

I'm a new follower
gsyed1120 at gmail dot com

GritsGreensNGrassStains said...

I voted for your blog today :)

gritsgreensngrassstains@hotmail.com

catmyers said...

New follower on GFC [catmyers] - we love the dishwasher packets!!

Henria O. said...

I'm a follower via GFC!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

The Natural Handwash looks pretty neat!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

Voted on Top Baby Blogs!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

Like Seventh Generation on FB!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

Following Seventh Generation on Twitter (@sazzyfrazzy)!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

I liked the "Garden of Eatin'" post!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

B. Wilson said...

voted on top baby blogs 8-28
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

Marci J said...

follower
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Marci J said...

I'd love to try their shower and tile cleaner - I have trouble finding an effective product for this job

Marci J said...

voted too

Marci J said...

"Don't Keep the Receipt" - I had no idea! BPA lurks everywhere. Good tips.

dawns41 said...

New google follower

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

B. Wilson said...

Voted on top baby blogs 8-29
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

traciet said...

I am a gfc follower! tracietrump@yahoo.com

littlelatina said...

enter me thanks

mytwoboys said...

I'm a follower.
abby43@bellsouth.net

Lovely246 said...

I follow you on GFC as lil_grrl_13

lil_grrl_13@hotmail.com

Lovely246 said...

My favorite product is the fresh citrus natural hand wash!

lil_grrl_13@hotmail.com

Lovely246 said...
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Lovely246 said...

I like Seventh Generation on Facebook (Dana Victoria Klippert)

lil_grrl_13@hotmail.com

Lovely246 said...

I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter (as danaklippert)

lil_grrl_13@hotmail.com

jhitomi said...

I follow on gf (name jhb)
My fave product is the laundry liquid. I've been using it for a long time and it is the best by far of any other brand.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

I liked the blog post on Seventh Generation called Don't Keep the Receipt cuz it's one of those things you don't think about but we hold onto stuff for years we don't need to!
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

B. Wilson said...

Voted on top baby blogs 8-30
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

GritsGreensNGrassStains said...

Voted for your blog again today :)

gritsgreensngrassstains(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather said...

following on GFC

Heather said...

I love their dishwasher tablets. It's so easy to just toss one in!

Heather said...

voted for you on top mommy blogs

Heather said...

like seventh generation on facebook

Heather said...

following seventh generation on twitter
@ourkidsmom

Mike and Haley said...

I'm a follower!

haleycboyd @ gmail.com

Mike and Haley said...

I like the disinfecting wipes.

haleycboyd @ gmail.com

Mike and Haley said...

I voted for your blog :)

haleycboyd @ gmail.com

Mike and Haley said...

I like Seventh Generation on FB.

haleycboyd @ gmail.com

Mike and Haley said...

I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter.

haleycboyd @ gmail.com

Cher Baby Designs said...

follower on GFC

Cher Baby Designs said...

I would love to try the hand wash fresh citrus

MICHELL said...

What a FABULOUS giveaway and blog!! I'm your newest follower

MICHELL said...

My favorite product would be the wipes! I use them to clean everything

MICHELL said...

I follow seventh gen...on twitter...I'm girlinair

B said...

I'm a follower on GFC

B said...

I'm a HUGE fan of their disinfecting wipes!

B said...

I voted for you on top mommy blogs!

B said...

I follow them on twitter!

B said...

My favorite post on their blog was about urban composting, since that's something we're very interested in around here!!

B. Wilson said...

Voted on top baby blogs 8-31

--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

Michelle S. said...

My favorite is the Seventh Generation Tub and Tile Cleaner. It does not have a harsh smell and cleans well.
rsj2000mrs@gmail.com

Michelle S. said...

I like Seventh Generation on Facebook. Michelle S
rsj2000mrs@gmail.com

Michelle S. said...

I follow SeventhGeneration on twitter @rsj2000mrs
rsj2000mrs@gmail.com

Michelle S. said...

MANDATORY ENTRY- I don't see my entry...I am following on GFC. Michelle S

reasonstoskipthehousework said...
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reasonstoskipthehousework said...

The Disinfecting wipes look like the easiest product - I use them daily, but usually buy what's on sale - I'll pay more attention to Seventh Generation now!~ I follow on Facebook and Twitter, I follow you, and also went to their blog - I found a post on their diapers - New Seventh Generation Super Jumbo Diapers and Wipes Packs at Amazon
Posted by Seventh Generation | Thu, Apr. 29, 2010 Which I didn't even know they had. Now, I'll look at those when I'm buying as well!

Alicia said...

GFC follower

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Alicia said...

Natural Fabric Softener Sheets

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

GritsGreensNGrassStains said...

Voted for your blog today:) aug 31
gritsgreensngrassstains (at) hotmail.com

Kimberly said...

I'm a google follower.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I like the cholorine free diapers.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow Seventh Generation on twitter @Aerated
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

babytrees said...

follow you on google friend connect (Theresa Heppner)

Yona said...

Im a Google Connect Friend. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

babytrees said...

like seventh generation on facebook (Theresa Tobin Heppner)

Yona said...

Im a Twitter friend of 7th Generation. (pricelessteam). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Yona said...

Im a Facebook fan of 7th Generation (Priceless Writers). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

B. Wilson said...

Voted on top baby blogs 9-1
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

babytrees said...

I love all of seventh generation products...best for my child's perfume allergies. The disinfecting bathroom cleaner is my newest favorite.

Yona said...

I like the Disinfecting Wipes of 7th Generation. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Kimberly said...

I voted today 9/2.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Jenn S. said...

I am a GFC follower. jas8929(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb S. said...

I follow on GFC

theskyisblue1215(at)gmail(dot)com

Mnemosyne said...

I'm following on GFC

mnemosynescall at gmail

Mnemosyne said...

I voted for you

mnemosynescall at gmail

Mnemosyne said...

I like the 100% recycled paper towels...always better to cut down waste!

mnemosynescall at gmail

B. Wilson said...

voted on top baby blogs 9-2
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

ewhatley said...

follow you on gfc

ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

Mommy T said...

follow on GFC (andrea t)

Mommy T said...

follow 7th gen on twitter (thriftygrrrl)

Mommy T said...

FB fan of 7th Gen

Mommy T said...

The diapers are my favorite product - been using them for 2 years!

Mommy T said...

Liked their blog post from April on jumbo packs of diapers/wipes on Amazon (you can also subscribe to them and save 15%!)

ky2here said...

I'm your 217th GFC follower kycouple2000.

ky2here at msn dot com

ky2here said...

Following SeventhGen on twitter as ky2here1.

ky2here said...

Free & Clear Natural Powdered Laundry Detergent is a product I'd love.

ky2here at msn dot com

LindsayC said...

I follow publicly through GFC

LindsayC said...

I would like to try the Natural 2x concentrated baby laundry liquid.

LindsayC said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs

LindsayC said...

I like 7th Gen on facebook (facebook.com/lstixrud)

LindsayC said...

I follow 7th Generation on twitter as @lstixrud

LindsayC said...

I found the "Teaching our schools to change their ways" blog posting interesting.

Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Delicate Care Laundry Detergent like this prodcut
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

like 7th Generation on fb-Julie S Laws
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

voted for u on top baby blogs
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Katie said...

I'm a follower!


kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I like the Chlorine-Free baby wipes!


kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

Voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.


kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I like Seventh Generation on Facebook.

Katie E.

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter.

@skaketgirl

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I liked the "Reading, Writing and Recycling" post on the blog.


kt1969 at comcast dot net

Erin said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect. (Sewmuchstuff)

sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin said...

My favorite is the Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin said...

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin said...

I like Seventh Generation on Facebook (Erin E)
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin said...

I follow Seventh Generation on twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Erin said...

I found the Garden of Eatin' blog post the most interesting as I love to grow veggies. Thank you!

sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Cindy said...

i like the disinfectent wipes
familytiesandgrowingpains@gmail.com

theolotto said...

I follow on gfc.

theolotto@yahoo.com.au

theolotto said...

I like the disinfecting wipes.

theolotto@yahoo.com.au

Andrea B said...

your gfc follower: andrea b

dearandrea
at sbcglobal.net

Andrea B said...

Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter @dearandrea

dearandrea
at sbcglobal.net

Andrea B said...

Like Seventh Generation on Facebook: andrea...bidwell

dearandrea
at sbcglobal.net

EmmaPeel said...

I follow with google friend connect as Emma Peel

EmmaPeel said...

I voted for you on top baby blogs

EmmaPeel said...

100 % Recycled Napkins

Benita said...

GFC Follower.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I'd like to try the all purpose cleaner.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

I voted for you.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect as dwellenstein. (dwellenstein at cox dot net).

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like Seventh Generation's wipes. Thank you!

Laureen said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect. (Laureen M-H)

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Laureen said...

I'm a huge fan of lavender so the Lavender Floral & Mint Dishwashing liquid is my favorite Seventh Generation product.

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Laureen said...

I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter. (MamandeEDS)

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Laureen said...

I liked the post "Don't Keep the Receipt" on Seventh Generation's blog. (Love that the blogger gives us the name of a company that manufactures BpA-free thermal receipt paper.) I will be asking retailers about this.

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

amyd said...

follow by gfc
amydelong
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

amyd said...

fb fan of seventh generation
amydelong
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

amyd said...

follow seventh generation on twitter
amyhd29
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephie C said...

I am now following!
sunni08 at gmail dot com

Stephie C said...

I like their baby wipes!!!
sunni08 atgmail dot com

Stephie C said...

I like seventh generation on FB

Stephie C said...

I follow seventh generation on twitter
stephiebear
sunni08 at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I voted for you today on Top Baby Blogs. Thank you!
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

loni said...

I follow through GFC!

trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

B. Wilson said...

Voted on top baby blogs 9-3
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

Barbarawr said...

I follow you with google friends connect.

bsw529
at
gmail
dot
com

Thanks for telling us UP FRONT that we need our email address in the comment. Most blogs wait until the end.... after they've already listed each of the possible entries... and then it's too late :-)

Barbarawr said...

I would like to try their glass and surface cleaner. My nose can't handle the smell of whatever the main ingredient is in the main or store brands, but I bet Seventh Generation doesn't use that.


bsw529
at
gmail
dot
com

Barbarawr said...

I like them on facebook - barbara wright

bsw529
at
gmail
dot
com

Barbarawr said...

I follow them on twitter - bsw529

bsw529
at
gmail
dot
com

Barbarawr said...

I liked Hard Lessons for Exercising in Warm Weather on their blog. I sent it to my son who seems to think that he's young so he shouldn't have to worry about eating, drinking, or sleeping.

bsw529
at
gmail
dot
com

Jan and Jillanne Ulep said...

I like 7th generation on facebook!

jillannekeeney@yahoo.com

Chisum's Crew said...

I follow as Happi Shopr. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

frvetere said...

I am a follower of your blog...
no19034770 AT YAHOO DOT COM

frvetere said...

i like their lavandar liquid dish soap...
no19034770 AT YAHOO DOT COM

Renee G said...

I'm following as Renee G on GFC.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Renee G said...

Voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Renee G said...

I would love to try the Fresh Citrus Natural Hand Wash.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Tracysweetangl said...

I follow on GFC.

SWEETANGL5632@AOL.COM

Tracysweetangl said...

I like to try the fresh citrus natural hand eash.

SWEETANGL5632@AOL.COM

Sara White said...

I used their diapers and really liked them!

Sara White said...

I like them on facebook!

gnwg said...

I follow you on gfc

ziggyga athotmaildot com

gnwg said...

one of my favorite products is 7th generation's citrus handwash

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gnwg said...

I like 7th generation on facebook
ziggyga athotmaildot com

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