Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Seventh Generation *Giveaway*

Disclosure – I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada.  I received compensation as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.
 

Before I had kids, I didn't put a lot of thought into what I cleaned my house with.  I usually let my nose lead the way.   I didn't go out of my way to choose eco-friendly cleaning products.  After I had Emmett and had to learn to deal with his very sensitive skin and asthma symptoms, I started to explore different options to help him feel better.  This started with using cloth diapers, as the chemicals in most disposable diapers caused him to have severe rashes.  I had to change to unscented laundry products and shampoos and body washes as well.  Then, as he learned to move around and explore his world I realized that everything he touched went in to his mouth (That is Rookie Mom 101).  I started to look more carefully at what I was putting into our home environment.  I started to phase out my usual cleaners for safer options.

This is why I was really excited to have the opportunity to give Seventh Generation Cleaning products a try recently.
Here are the products I tried and my impressions of them:
  •  All-purpose cleaner:  Unscented, non-toxic and biodegradable. De greased the underside of my range hood with very little effort.  Shined my stainless steel tea kettle beautifully. (It is a permanent fixture on my stove top so it gets grungy quickly.)
  • Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid:  Lavender eucalyptus smells amazing. The detergent is non-toxic, biodegradable and uses plant-derived cleaning agents.   Clothes were left very clean, with no lingering perfume odor.  Stinky shirts and nighttime "accident" bedding were left clean and fresh.
  • Chlorine-Free Baby Wipes:  Dye and fragrance-free.  Uses plant-based cleaning agents and contains no chemicals containing chlorine.  Soft on the skin, effective for cleaning up my messy boy.
Believe me when I tell you I tested the laundry detergent very thoroughly!


If you join the 7th Gen Nation, you’ll have access to coupons, special offers and great tips for green and healthy living.  You can find them on Facebook too!  Take a break from playing Sims and "Like" them while you are there.

I want to give you  chance to win a 100% organic cotton Seventh Gen Eco lunch bag as well as coupons for a FREE package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers, Free & Clear Baby Wipes and dish washing products so you can try them for yourself. Just leave me a tip for living a more eco-friendly life in the comments.  

If you want more entries in my draw, tweet a link this post and or "Like" my blog Facebook, and then come back and let me know you did that.

Give away is open to residents of Canada only, and the contest closes on September 16th.



21 comments:

April said...

One thing I've been thinking a lot about lately...trying to avoid drive-thrus whenever possible. I obviously enjoy the convenience when I have 3 screaming children in the van and all I want is a starbucks....however I have been thinking a lot lately about how much more gas fumes I chug into the environment while waiting for my coffee fix.... So--my tip? Try to avoid the drive-thru (at least when you're on your own and can stop and walk in--or even better--walk to the coffee shop!)

April said...

I also like your blog on facebook. ;-)

Jen said...

One thing we do to live a more eco-friendly life is only have one car. I walk places while my husband is at work with the car and I've gotten to know my neighbourhood a lot better. :)

Jen said...

I like your blog on Facebook too. :)

Jen said...

I also tweeted about your blog (jennifermchase)

kristen said...

To try and lead a more eco-friendly life style I avoid drive through window lines, especially the ones at Tim Horton's - they can be ridiculously long! I also try to take a bag lunch to work whenever I can.

Jane B said...

We package up snacks ourselves in the laptop lunch kit instead of buying prepackaged stuff, and I am trying to make the perfect granola bars so we can stop buying them!

Jane B said...

And I like you on facebook! Thumbs up!

Carla P said...

I have always used a water bottle instead of purchasing bottled water I do however have to admit that I was terrible for grabbing a plastic sandwich bag in the morning to pack lunch. I am now the proud owner of a new reusable lunch bag and containers. No more plastic waste for me.

Carla P said...

....and I like you on facebook! :)

rocyn said...

I try not to buy single serving food and instead try to purchase large containers to save on packaging waste.

Snowy Summer said...

We always practice REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Like simply turning off lights when not in use. Using recyclable bags when grocery and shopping.
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Snowy Summer said...

Like your blog on FB
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Maegan Morin said...

I liked your facebook page (same name)

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pibble said...

I hang my laundry on the line during the warm half of the year. It smells better, saves electricity, and sunlight helps bleach out stains in the kids' clothes!

maria said...

I very very rarely use a dryer. I have a laundry room with a drying rack.

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Soozle said...

I have invested in good quality resuable lunch containers, utensils, waterbottle and bag - I have cut down on a lot of plastic waste!
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Soozle said...

I like you on FB (Suzanne Kristy)
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RBM said...

We have our little ones school lunch & snack using reusable drinking container and sandwich wrap.
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RBM said...

I liked Knit Wit on the Prairies on facebook(Rod D)
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RBM said...

tweeted
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