Saturday, July 10, 2010

Seventh Generation Review + GIVEAWAY!


Hello my lovely blog readers! I'm proud to (finally) bring you my Seventh Generation review and GIVEAWAY!

First of all, I'd like to apologize for how long it has taken me to post this, but Seventh Generation sent me SO MANY goodies (and I was so far behind on cleaning...) that it took me a while to use all of them.

I contacted Seventh Generation with a prayer that they would be willing to sponsor a review for me to post. Honestly, I was expecting to wait a while for a response, and then MAYBE a small, travel-sized bottle of something. I would have been perfectly happy with that. Instead, this is what I got:


Disinfecting Multi-Surface
Disinfecting Bathroom
Disinfecting Wipes - 35 ct.
Laundry Detergent – F&C 32 oz
Liquid Fabric Softener – F&C 40 oz
Dish liquid
All- Purpose Cleaner
Auto-Dish Pacs
Glass Cleaner
Natural Paper Towels
Seventh Gen Recycled Bag

Ummm...HOLLA!

Another unexpected (yet fabulous) addition: @The_Megster got back to me the very next day. Call me old-fashioned, but I think that is a wonderful demonstration of customer service, and it proves how much Seventh Generation really cares about their customers. I would buy their products for that reason alone.

Except I have oh so many other reasons.

First of all (as most of you probably know) their products are totally environmentally friendly. Taken directly from their website (since they say it much more elegantly than I ever could):

"The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois that states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Every time you use a Seventh Generation product you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution, keeping toxic chemicals out of the environment and making the world a safer place for this and the next seven generations."

Sweetness. I love having products in my house that probably won't send my dog to the Puppy ER...ummm, because she likes to chew. It's also nice to be able to wipe down the kitchen counter without being weary of setting food on it again.

Other than the fabulosity that Seventh Generation does for the environment, their products work well. I'm talking really, really well. Just as good (better, in some cases) as all of those toxic cleaners.

Better, you wonder? Yes. Better. I used to use a name brand kitchen spray cleaner religiously. Then I used Seventh Generation's Disinfecting Multi-Surface cleaner. I'm telling you, this stuff cleaned off things you would think would take hours to scrub off in seconds. Homemade dough caked to the counter? No problem. Spaghetti sauce splattered onto the stove? Just a spray and two or three scrubs with a sponge, and it was spotless. I also think their Dish Liquid works better than the name brand stuff. If you've ever tried to scrub dried cheese off of a ceramic plate, you know what I'm talking about. It also doesn't have some obnoxious, synthetic lemon scent that mixes with three day old taco remnants that sends your gagging impulse into overdrive. Not that any of this has ever happened to me or anything. Because I wash all of my dishes immediately after use. And my kitchen counters are always 100% spotless. I don't even spill things when I cook....ahem.

Their paper towels are amazingness too; not only because they're made from 100% recycled materials, but because they're DURABLE. I swear, you could probably rinse, ring-out, and reuse those things many, many times.

I like the reusable bag too. Is it different from the other bags I own? Only if those aren't made from recycled materials. I really enjoy the fact that it doesn't have a store name branded across it (just Seventh Generation's), so I can walk into any store guilt-free and not feeling like some undercover spy...only not so much undercover.

Overall, I'm pretty astonished at how well these products clean. I can't say they ALL work better than toxic competitors, but a lot of them do. The rest work JUST AS WELL. And they don't release fumes that send you spiraling into some fainting/vomiting/light headed death-fest. Their products are definitely worth any extra money they cost...plus their are always coupons on their website.

So here's the GIVEAWAY (w00t w00t!!):

Receive the same package Seventh Generation sent me, which includes:

Disinfecting Multi-Surface
Disinfecting Bathroom
Disinfecting Wipes - 35 ct.
Laundry Detergent – F&C 32 oz
Liquid Fabric Softener – F&C 40 oz
Dish liquid
All- Purpose Cleaner
Auto-Dish Pacs
Glass Cleaner
Natural Paper Towels
Seventh Gen Recycled Bag

To enter: Go to Seventh Generation's website website, and come back here and let me know what product you would love to try the most. If you already use their products, which one do you like best?

Extra Entries:
1. Follow @SeventhGen on Twitter (1 Entry)
2. Follow me @CJinKY on Twitter (1 Entry)
3. Sign up for Seventh Generation's newsletter on their website (1 Entry)
4. Publicly follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (2 Entries)
5. Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed (2 Entries)
6. Tweet this out: "GIVEAWAY by @SeventhGen and @CJinKY!! Win a Seventh Generation Starter Kit. Ends 7/17 http://bit.ly/9z08Xx" (Unlimited Entries!)

Remember to come back and comment for EACH ENTRY. Comment multiple times for multiple entries (2 extra entries=2 comments). Winner will be chosen by random.org on 7/17/2010 at 9pm EST

57 comments:

  1. I would love to try the disinfectant wipes!!

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  2. I already use their dish liquid in free & clear of course

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  3. I follow @SeventhGen on twitter as @bodhi_bear

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  4. I follow you on twitter as @bodhi_bear

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  5. I signed up for the 7th Gen newsletter a while back

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  6. I follow your blog publicly via GFC 1/2

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  7. I follow your blog publicly via GFC 2/2

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  8. I tweeted and will do what I can to get others to enter as well

    http://twitter.com/bodhi_bear/status/18375364536

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  9. I use their All Purpose Cleaner! <3

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  10. Already following @SeventhGen

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  11. Signed up for Seventh Generation's newsletter on their website.

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  12. Following your blog publicly (1)

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  13. Following your blog publicly (2)

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  14. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18409698011

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  15. would love to try their disinfectant spray cleaner- I hate using harsh chemicals to disinfect around my house!

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  16. and I follow you on Twitter (@skinnyemmie)

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  17. And I followed you on Google Friend Connect publicly- (entry 1)

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  18. And I followed you on Google Friend Connect publicly- (entry 2)

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  19. and now I'm following @SeventhGen on Twitter (from @skinnyemmie)

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  20. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18461366218

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  21. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18468126417

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  22. We love the laundry products! We use the fabric softener all the time, it smells great!

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  23. I'm following @SeventhGen as @bmom76

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  24. I'm following you on twitter as @bmom76

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  25. I signed up for Seventh Generation's newsletter

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  26. I'm following you publicly on gfc chelsreb (bmom76)

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  27. I'm following you publicly on gfc chelsreb (bmom76)
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  28. Tweeted as @bmom76
    https://twitter.com/bmom76/status/18470547837

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  29. The disinfecting wipes look awesome. I feel like I go through those things constantly!

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  30. tweeted GIVEAWAY by @SeventhGen and @CJinKY!! Win a Seventh Generation Starter Kit. Ends 7/17 http://bit.ly/9z08Xx

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  31. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18660105823

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  32. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18662525894

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  33. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18695056752

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  34. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18696393335

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  35. https://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18700826223

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  36. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18711335222

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  37. I'd like to try their laundry detergent!! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  38. http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/18787612779 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  39. i follow you on twitter @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  40. i follow Seventh Generation on twitter @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  41. I love the smell of the lavender and mint dish soap.

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  42. follow you on twitter @jamnsfld76

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  43. follow Seventh Generation on twitter @jamnsfld76

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  44. tweeted ya! http://twitter.com/jamnsfld76/status/18796672657

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  45. http://twitter.com/chobysauce/status/18802740238

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