eco chic | seventh generation review & giveaway

April 16, 2010 separator giveaway

 I recently received a giant box of goodies from Seventh Generation, and now I’m a convert! I thought that this would be perfect to share with you guys, since it’s Earth Month. Plus, I have a great giveaway package to offer in a minute! I think that we have all become a little more conscious of what we’re putting into our homes and atmosphere of late, and Seventh Generation has definitely addressed the topic with their line of disinfecting products. I’m all for all-natural, but I know I have wondered if it can possibly ever be as effective as bleach and other various and sundry chemicals in killing germs, but these products by Seventh Gen manage to kill the same 99.9% as all the other big chem brands.

My favorite thing about the line, however, (Should I be ashamed to admit that this is how I prioritize?) is the smell. The whole shebang smells of lemongrass and thyme and leaves an earthy, natural scent behind, rather than a bleachy mist hanging in the air. I have officially replaced my container of pre-moistened bleach wipes with the Seventh Gen disinfecting wipes because they work just as well (and actually have more cleaning solution on them) and disinfect at the same level. The thing that impressed me most about the actual cleaning capability of the line is the bathroom cleaner, mostly because the bathroom is a pretty daunting foe for most cleaners, but the lemongrass and thyme version to which I’m now addicted just breezed through my disasters. I can’t recommend this line enough, especially for people with children or pets. Even if you’re not really into the whole ‘green’ thing, why not try this line? It’s comparable in cost and disinfecting power, and it smells a heck of  lot better than the chemical brands!

The Giveway
Somebody’s getting a little more eco-chic with a Seventh Generation “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 tell me how you’ve celebrated earth month. What are you doing to give the environment a little boost? This step is mandatory, and please make sure to leave your e-mail address in your first comment.
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*the fine print: Seventh Generation & MyBlogSpark provided me with information and products to review and giveaway. All opinions are my own because I don’t tell you guys about it unless I love it!


  1. Shrimp Salad Circus email subscriber and follower via Google

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  2. Durin Earth Month this year we took a lot of the lessons my 5 year old granddaughter did at school and helped her and her younger brother do things at home. We planted some flowers and herbs for them to take care of and they each have a day where they take our recycleable items and put them in the correct bins. They are still doing it now.

    When we walk to the park I take along an extra sack and I pick up trash they point out along the way. I just can’t let them touch that stuff.

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

  3. I have started composting and collecting rain water for my fruit & veggie garden.

    pinkdandyshop at yahoo dot com

  4. We,ve converted yo flourescent lighting, recycle everythinf we can, and I’m considering a worm bin for kitchen scraps. ktcwmom(at)

  5. I try to make once change a month to be more green as every little bit helps. This month, I made the change to wash all my laundry in cold water & line dry when possible. peanut[at]

  6. Happy Earth Day! I’m trying to use reusable bags more often when I buy groceries, I always end up with like 15 plastic bags because I forget to bring them.

  7. Funny you should mention this–I just started using the Seventh Generation dishwasher soap, got it at Target the other day…great price, great mission!

    kandiegurlie23 [at] aol [dot] com

  8. I haven’t done it YET, but the seedballs I ordered came in the mail today and I am going to do some guerilla gardening with them in my town on Earth Day!
    nynekats at aol dot com

  9. I have already started celebrating Earth month by attending a local Earth Day celebration, going to the grand opening of a new local co-op, and am planning to go to a huge Earth Day celebration on Earth Day this week! At all of these outings, I am learning new ways to be even more green than I already am and also supporting local companies and organizations!
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

  10. And I’m a follower! And an idiot for clicking “post comment” before typing in my email. Fail.

    star_momma at yahoo dot com

  11. We are working on being more “green” at the school where I work, and our office was actually the first to start recycling paper – even before the rest of the school. Now we’ve moved on to bottles and cans and cardboard as well. Yay!

  12. i decorated 2 bulletin boards today with earth day pictures and green peace photographs… ahh!

  13. We are avid recyclers — our regular garbage can is usually practically empty while we have TWO blue Rosies! Also, my fabulous hubby composts our food waste . . . eggshells, potato peels, coffee grounds . . .it all becomes lovely rich soil for our yard! (Unless my dog digs it up and eats it. . .) Kisses and have a great weekend!

  14. every month is earth month for us! we recycle everything, use compact fluorescents and LED lights, use rechargeable batteries, water filtration, subscribe to wind power, use recycled tote bags for groceries, take public transportation, and try our darndest to keep our plants alive in brooklyn! and i took a little extra TLC with my first plant, Phillip, who has survived regardless of my own existence/negligence for the last dozen or so years. what a trooper!


  15. I love those products!! I always got headache when I use regular bathroom cleaner with breach and I changed it to Seventh Generation one last winter. I just LOVE it so much!! I can even use it with window closed! Now all of my cleaners are eco friendly. I also drive Prius, carry eco bags in my purse, re-use bottles, use energy efficient light bulbs, don’t eat meat, buy organics, and buy handmade stuff! There’s so many things you can do right now to be eco friendly. 😉

    Since I already use those products, I don’t want to enter to the give away. I want somebody who’s still using non-eco stuff to change! That’s so nice of you to give those away!!

  16. I don’t usually do a ton differently for earth month, because I recycle, use public transportation, don’t waste, composte, etc. daily.

    But- in honor or Earth Month, I haven’t bothered to replace a light bulb that burnt out in my most used lamp about a week ago. I’m enjoying the dark!

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  17. We are in the process of going through our home to see what we can do to make our home more eco-friendly. We have also cut way back on our driving by limiting trips or walking when possible.
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  18. I’m climbing the CN Tower and raising funds to support the WWF for Earth Day!

    1776 steps to save wildlife (:

    thepixie DOT etsy [at!] gmail DOT com

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