Monday, April 5, 2010

Seventh Generation Giveaway

I love green cleaning products! Seventh Generation is dedicated to making home and earth friendly cleaning products. The natural ingredients found in Seventh Generation cleaning products have a pleasant, natural scent which makes them a joy to use. I recently had a chance to try the “Disinfecting Cleaning Kit”* that includes a disinfecting multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, wipes , a copy of The Conscious Kitchen, a cleaning caddy made from recycled plastic, and two rolls of 100% recycled, unbleached paper towels. courtesy of Seventh Generation through My Blog Sparks. I was impressed with the thorough clean that each eco-friendly product produced. My house looks and smells great after using these products! I can't see any reason to choose cleaning products that are harmful to people and the planet, when there are wonderful alternatives such as the cleaning products from Seventh Generation available.

Replacing what’s currently under your sink with products that are non-toxic and safe for the environment is easier than ever with Seventh Generation’s environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Leading the “responsible cleaning” charge for the past twenty years, Seventh Generation has tapped into the disinfecting power of the herb thyme, to introduce an EPA registered line of disinfecting sprays and wipes that kill germs* naturally! The new line of botanical disinfectant cleaners includes a multi-surface cleaning spray,
bathroom cleaning spray and 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. Best of all, they kill over 99.99 percent of germs* naturally and are effective against the Influenza A Virus, including H1N1.

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. Her book also includes 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.

One Lucky Winner will WIN a
Disinfecting Cleaning Kit* that includes a disinfecting multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, wipes , a copy of The Conscious Kitchen, a cleaning caddy made from recycled plastic, and two rolls of 100% recycled, unbleached paper towels.

To enter please leave a comment on why you deserve the "Disinfectant Gift Pack." *


You may do any or all of the following.

1 Extra Entry Follow me on Blogger by adding yourself to the group of followers (on the right hand sidebar)

2 Extra Entries Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog

1 Extra Entry for Posting on Facebook

1 Extra Entry Subscribe to my Blog via email


Please leave a valid email address for winning notification purposes! Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Giveaway will end on April 17, 2010 at 11:59pm MST. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 24 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only. Good Luck and Enjoy!

*Seventh Generation has provided the free product, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark

Feel free to Enter the $50.00 Safeway Gift Card Giveaway HERE. ends 4/7/10

31 comments:

Brian said...

Hoping to win, so that we can find some good products to use around our 3-year-old. Thanks!

Brian
jcbondservant@hotmail.com

Jess :) said...

I would LOVE to win because I'm the QUEEN of DISINFECTING!!!! Just ask any one of my 25 second graders or any one of my family members or friends...they'll all tell you that I am completely worthy of that title!!! In fact, they will also probably tell you that I'm over the top in my obsessiveness of keeping things germ free!!!! :) Oh well...that's me and I'm proud of it ;)

Jess :) said...

I am already a FOLLOWER!!!! :)

Jess :) said...

I subscribe via email :)

Kathy said...

I am so trying to figure out cleaning...and being green. before I did nothing Shh :)

Kathy said...

I follow you

Melissa said...

I would love to try this product. I have never used green cleaning products. But would love to try it out.

Jennie said...

I follow :)

Jennie said...

I totally would love to win this!! I am always wiping and cleaning and especially with the baby I worry about chemicals.

Leah said...

I would love to win because I have a 2 year old and a new baby on the way and I like to make sure everythings SUPER clean for them!! I love using things that are good for the environment and good for my family!

Gina said...

I would love to win because I have pets and I'm always fearful of using chemicals around them.

Bargain is the New Black Gal said...

I have 2 boys that end up SO dirty and I am always cleaning my house! I would love to win this kit to try out some organic cleaners!

ctrinco2 at gmail dot com

Bargain is the New Black Gal said...

I'm following you!

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Sheila said...

With 3 kids, two of them under teh age of 3, a husband that works construction and a dog I am always clenaing teh house, especially when it rains or snows. With kids it seems that if you do not clean teh entire house when one is sick they all get sick, so we clean to help prevent the germs from spreading.

nikko said...

I am a cleaning freak! My husband makes fun of me because I'm constantly wiping stuff down and cleaning. I would love to try these products!

nikko said...

I'm now one of your followers!

Angela said...

I need some cleaners that won't exacerbate my daughter's asthma!

beccaann38 said...
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beccaann38 said...

I'd love to win because I feel like all I do is clean the house. My kids are hurricanes when it comes to getting the house dirty. I'd love to try these green products!
beccaann38@hotmail.com

beccaann38 said...

I'm a new email subscriber!
beccaann38@hotmail.com

Clueless_Mama said...

I don't know that I deserve them, but I would love to have them. My house could use a good Spring Cleaning!! Thanks for the chance to win

Clueless_Mama said...

I am already one of your followers on google friend connect:)

Amanda said...

I would love it b/c I struggle to clean with healthy items around the kids!

trixx said...

Would love win this so I can try Seventh Generation products!

trixx said...

I follow your blog!

trixx said...

I subscribe via email.

Tylerpants said...

I'd love the disinfectant gift pack since my little one is crawling all over the place. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Karin said...

Because my house needs a good spring cleaning!

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Karin said...

I am an email subscriber.

karin56381 (at) gmail.com