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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Seventh Generation with a Giveaway

Since becoming a mom I definitely take more care in our environment.  I make sure to recycle, reuse, re purpose, and turning lights off, not using harsh chemicals in our home and more.  Now that I have a lot more a reason to, I want the earth to not only last longer but last better and be a great place.  Does that even make sense?  Once you have kids, you are more "invested" I guess in the outcome and state of the earth.  Maybe its not like that for everyone but that's how it was for me. 

I have been a reducer, reuser and recycler for years but in the last 3 or so years I have gotten into using green cleaners.  I not only hate the smell of chemical cleaners I don't like using them on anything that we eat on, near or anywhere near our food.  I also won't use them on the bathroom mirror because some could get on our toothbrushes even though I move them, or on our sink where we brush our teeth.  Why would I spray something down with chemicals that I now need to rewash because I need to put food there!  Doesn't make sense to me so I just won't use it.

When I had the chance to review some products from Seventh Generation I was pretty excited.  I am not sure if I have ever used their cleaners before but have hear many great things about them.  Seventh Generation sent me some coupons to use for diapers, wipes, a cleaner, a laundry product and a dish washing product.


Something that I have never found "green" that I loved was a natural dish soap.  We, well I, do dishes by hand as we don't have a dishwasher and if a dish soap doesn't product bubbles and cut grease I don't think its working properly.  I don't know if the bubble part is just in my head or not but its there and I couldn't wait to try out the Seventh Generation dish soap.  I was thrilled with the results, there were even more bubbles and grease cutting power than with my old dish soap.  I even used it to wash our griddle after we made bacon, now that's putting it to the test!  I couldn't have been happier with it and will definitely be adding it to my grocery list.


Brandon isn't in diapers anymore but he does wear training pants when we are going through an accident stage.  Reading other Moms opinions has made me think that they will be great but the Seventh Generation training pants aren't available here yet so I am waiting on them to arrive to see how they work!


I am happy with the laundry soap, all purpose cleaner and the wipes.  I love that the wipes are chlorine free, who wants to wipe chlorine on their little ones bum!  The cleaner worked great and I loved that I didn't have to clean it off the counter to feel like I put food on it afterwords.  The laundry soap was great, free of dyes and chemicals so I can safely use if on my sensitive skinned family!

Overall I would definitely buy Seventh Generation again, it was at most stores here in my town and at very competitive prices, you can even get some coupons online!  Make sure you check out the Seventh Generation community for great coupons and lots of great information!

One very lucky reader is going 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!!

To Enter:

Tell me your best tip on how to be more environmentally conscious!
(this must be done for additional entries to count)

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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 my blog are, of course, my own!

154 comments:

Anonymous said...

My best tip is that what chemicals you put on your skin is absorbed. Our skin is alive and it absorbs things out of the air and also what comes in contact with our skin such as what our clothes are washed in and the products we clean with. I have become more aware of this the last few years. I love the detergent and the dish liquid. When another grandbaby gets here I am going to buy the diapers also. I think our bodies are subjected to too many harmful chemicals from birth. Kittkatt64@gmail.com

ksceviour said...

My best tip is to recycle all those water bottles,juice boxes,drink cans,etc..!
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Darcie K. said...

My best tip is to stop drinking water out of plastic water bottles and use a stainless steel one instead!
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debbie said...

I use white vinegar instead of fabric sofener in the laundry, and as a cleaning product.
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flowerchild said...

my best tip is to recycle , compost and reuse as much as you can
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josiefiorda said...

my best tip is to use reusable water bottles instead of buying bottled water all the time. It saves you money and the environment
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Sweet Panda said...

My best tip is to bring your own bag when go shopping, trying to recycle as much as you can, like plastic, paper and left over foods. We bring our own lunches so we use reusable container and reusable water bottle.

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Debbie said...

I belong to several recycle groups where we donate gently used items, instead of throwing them out to the landfill.
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loriag said...

Turn off the lights and start hanging your laundry to dry outside in the summer. loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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maria said...

I don't use the dryer or dishwasher.

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Belinda M said...

my tip is to walk or take the bus whenever possible and leave the car at home

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Soozle said...

Invest in good quality reusuable cuttlery and water bottles for when you are on the go!
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Jaime said...

tip, always shop with recycling in mind. Reuse everything you can.
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Annie1 said...

My best tip is to recycle whatever you can!

We recycle every thing that can possibly be recycled and the amount of waste that leaves our place has been cut down drastically! It makes a huge difference!

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Diana said...

My best tip would be to not worry about trying to switch everything at once to environmentally friendly. Last year I switched to mama cloth and the diva cup. This year my goal is to use mostly cloth unpaper towels as opposed to paper towels.
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I try to combine my errands to reduce driving.
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mean green mom said...

My best tip- it grow a small organic garden. Its easy and a great way to get inexpensive organic produce.
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Tinatchick said...

Teach your children by example. We are very environmentally conscious in our home, and our children in turn are starting to take on those traits also.

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Jen P said...

my tip is: repurpose as much as you can to keep things out of landfills that still have some life let in them. If you can't find a new use for something consider donation or ask around - chances are, with a little creativity, many things can be given a second life!

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eclairre said...

Reusable water bottles! Save soo much plastic, and not to mention cash, by using them

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I try to recycle I can: paper, cardboard, plastics
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I pack my kids no waste lunches using reusable containers.

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Best Tip is to recycle!

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