Thursday, July 1, 2010

Seventh Generation Healthy Home Starter Kit Review and Giveaway


As a mom with two active kids with allergies, a husband who spends a lot of time outdoors, and two shedding cats, I need to clean my house often. When the boys were younger, I worried about the harsh chemicals found in so many of the leading cleaning product brands. So, I mixed my own cleaning solutions. This was effective (at least I thought so), but it was also very time consuming. Even so, I continued to make my own cleaning solutions because of my concern for the kids' safety and our family's health,

Not too long ago, I came across a post on a blog that featured eco-friendly cleaning products made by Seventh Generation. Curious to learn more (and excited that perhaps I may not have to take the time to make my own products any longer!), I checked out their website and was impressed. I contacted them, and they offered to send me some products that I could try for myself.

{About the Company}
At Seventh Generation, we know your home is your world. For the past 20 years, it’s been our mission to help you protect your world with our naturally safe and effective household products.

I was sent the Healthy Home Starter Kit to try out. It came packed with lots of natural cleaning goodness!

As you can see from my photo, there are nine cleaners, one roll of natural paper towels, and a nifty Seventh Generation carrying tote in this kit. Breaking it down further, there are three disinfecting cleaners, each of which effectively kills 99.99% of germs naturally. They are also effective in protecting against Influenza A Virus.

All items in the kit fit nicely inside the carrying tote which makes it so much easier to store the products when I am not using them.

The kit arrived just in time for the cleaning of our house prior to the boys' birthday party. The first product I tried was the Natural All Purpose Cleaner. This product is from the Free and Clear line of products which means it is free of dyes and fragrances. This is fantastic for cleaning patio tables and chairs. We had some plastic chairs that we haven't used since last summer, and this cleaner worked very well at removing old dirt and grime on the chairs after being stored for a year in the garage. It even worked to get some grease off the grill! I also used this cleaner on the outside of my kitchen appliances, and it worked great! My husband has claimed the Natural All Purpose Cleaner for use on his golf clubs. (I'll let you know how that works out!)


The Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner was the next product we tried, and currently, the product that is used most in our house. This is my go-to for kitchen cleaning. It works great on my countertops! In the bathrooms, this cleaner is fantastic for cleaning the outside of my tub. I have found it perfect for cleaning the pedestal sinks as well. Considering that I am a mom of boys, I find this cleaner to be PERFECT for quick cleaning of the outside of the toilet and the floor around it given that the boys are not always accurate and careful when they use the toilet. :)

The Disinfecting Wipes are perfect for use with sticky spills and messes that don't require breaking out a sponge and bottle of cleaner. I have used them when the boys spill sweet tea on the hardwoord floor, or juice on the kitchen tile, and they work great.

I absolutely love the Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner! After I spray it, it foams up,so I know it is working to clean and kill germs. I use this cleaner in the sink and the outside of the toilet. I like to use this cleaner on the wall behind and beside the sink too because my boys always manage to get toothpaste there. I haven't had any problems using it on the painted wall.

The Free and Clear Natural Glass and Surface Cleaner is another product we use quite a bit. (I use it with the 100% Recycled Paper Towels which are heavy-duty and quite absorbent.) I am happy to report that this glass cleaner leaves my windows clean and streak free!


The Tub and Tile Cleaner- Emerald Cypress & Fir and the Shower Cleaner are two products that now that I have been using them for awhile, cannot imagine cleaning without! The Tub and Tile Cleaner is amazing at removing soap scum, and it smells so good too! The scent lingers for awhile, and I love that. :) I use the Shower Cleaner daily, as it helps prevent mold and mildew. This one smells heavenly too!

The Toilet Bowl Cleaner works effectively at cleaning the toilet and ridding it of any streaks and stains. This cleaner smells just like the Tub and Tile Cleaner. It is a great scent. It's almost relaxing. Imagine that! Relaxing while cleaning your bathroom. )

{Bottom Line}
I love the Seventh Generation products I received! I plan to use them for all my household cleaning needs from now on. How wonderful it is to be able to clean without all those overpowering, unnatural chemicals filling the air and making it difficult to breathe! These products are not only very effective, but they are safe for the whole family.

{Buy It}
Visit the Seventh Generation website to browse their full line of products, and then purchase directly from them or at a store near you.

{Win It}
Seventh Generation is generously offering one living life one day at a time reader a chance to WIN a Healthy Home Starter Kit.

{How to Enter}To enter, simply visit the Seventh Generation website, browse through all of the wonderful products they offer for sale, and then come back here and leave a comment telling me which product you would use the most in your home. This is a MANDATORY entry!

{How to Score Bonus Entries}After you have completed the first required entry, you are eligible for bonus entries. Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Each counts as one extra entry (unless noted otherwise).

1. For five extra entries, blog about this giveaway with a link back to living life one day at a time (http://colleenstearns.blogspot.com/) and Seventh Generation (be sure to post the url to your post here in a comment so I know where to find it).

2. Subscribe to my blog via email.

3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar and become a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect.

4. Leave me a comment on a non-giveaway post and then let me know where you commented.

5. For two extra entries, add my button to your blog- leave me a message with your blog address so I can check it out. :)

6. Follow living life one day at a time and Seventh Generation on Twitter AND Tweet about the giveaway. Leave the URL to the Tweet in your comment. You can tweet once a day, but remember to leave the URL to each tweet. You can tweet "I entered to win a Healthy Home Cleaning Kit from @SeventhGen & @livelifereviews. You can too! http://tinyurl.com/2a95vlu #giveaway " Make sure to leave a link to your twitter message in your comment. You can do this once a day. Please make sure to come back each day and leave another comment with your new twitter message link.

7. Join the Seventh Generation Nation and then come back here and provide a link for your profile. (3 extra entries)

8. Add this giveaway to a Mr. Linky, Blog Carnival, Sweepstakes site, forum etc. Be sure to leave the url in a comment. (1 entry per submission)

{IMPORTANT}
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. If you earned two or more entries for a specific item (such as #1, #5 and #6 above), be sure to leave me a comment for each of the entries you've earned.

*Enter by 11 pm (EST) on Monday, July 19, 2010.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If she or he does not respond within 48 hours, a new random winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is open only to US entries.

Disclosure:
The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The product(s) offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.

137 comments:

Show Me Mama said...

I would love the Disinfecting Wipes. They are easy to use on the counter or any other places
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redamethyst said...

is this giveaway open to international bloggers?

Lara said...

I would def use the disinfecting wipes since they are quick and easy.... but I would also love their glass cleaner since my daughter licks the glass door!
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Marci J said...

I'd love to try the automatic dishwashing detergent
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♥Heather♥ said...

I would use the disinfectant multi surface cleaner the most!
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Kayla said...

I would use the Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner most!
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Captain Coupon said...

Natural glass and surface cleaners.

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andrea v said...

i would use the Disinfecting Wipes the most. I love walking around and wiping everything down, even the kids can help.
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2kidsand8cats said...

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renee said...

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billie the girl said...

The Emerald Cypress & Fir Toilet Bowl Cleaner - I am so not a fan of cleaning the toilet and maybe this would make it better!

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billie the girl said...

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Elle said...

Disinfecting wipes are what I'd love.


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Elle said...

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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

In my house we would use the Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid the most. Thanks for the chance to win the starter kit.

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mframe said...

I would use the Chlorine free diapers the most!
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Julie said...

Natural Dish Liquid is what I would use themost

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Tylerpants said...

I'd use the Natural Multi-Surface Concentrated Cleaner the most. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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trixx said...

The Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid would be used the most in my home!

trixx said...

I subscribe via email.

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I follow your blog!

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