Sunday, February 21, 2010

Seventh Generation - Review and Giveaway

Seventh Generation is committed to becoming the world's most trusted brand of authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible products for a healthy home. For 20 years, the closely held Burlington, Vermont-based company has been at the forefront of a cultural change in consumer behavior and business ethics.

One of the country's first self-declared "socially responsible" companies, Seventh Generation is a business that operates according to a new and different set of principles and values that in many ways are a marked departure from those long considered "traditional." Its business practice is focused on offering people avenues to express their idealism, passion, and commitment to causes larger than themselves at every point along its supply chain—from suppliers and partners to shareholders, customers and its own staff. (from website)

I admit it. I'm a neat freak. I wage daily war on dust bunnies. We don't wear shoes in the house. I do light cleaning daily, and deep cleaning weekly. And sometimes, when I'm spraying cleanser, I wonder just what I am inhaling from the cleaning fumes. When I stumbled on Seventh Generation, I was intrigued, and curious to how well their products would work. I've tried a few "green" cleaning products, and most of them smell a lot better than they work, making them useless. I have had some luck (I found a green floor cleaner that smells like black licorice and makes my floors shine), but being cheap and wanting products that work, I always wind up going back to the chemical laden usuals. I've finally found a green cleaning line that actually works in Seventh Generation :)

Seventh Generation carries a full line of green cleaning, in an array of wonderful fragrances for baby, laundry and home. They also offer a full line of Free and Clear products, for those who don't want added scent. I had the chance to review their Free and Clear Starter kit, which contains:
  • Free & Clear Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner
  • Free & Clear Natural All Purpose Cleaner
  • Free & Clear Natural Dish Liquid
  • Free & Clear Natural Laundry Detergent
  • Natural Paper Towels
  • Reusable Tote
My package also included Free & Clear Natural Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Concentrated Pacs and Free & Clear Natural Fabric Softener. I was in neat freak heaven when this package arrived! The tote is wonderfully sized, and will be perfect for grocery shopping (it's also plenty large enough to store all of your new cleaning supplies in). I'm very impressed by how well Seventh Generation products work! The laundry detergent cleaned beautifully, and the fabric softener did a fantastic job - plus, being free and clear, my clothes just smelled clean, rather than perfumed. The fabric softener was especially good on towels and blankets - snuggly soft and no static cling. I'm in love with the dishwasher concentrate pacs - I've tried several brands of these previously, and been disappointed in how they cleaned. The Seventh Generation pacs left my dishes sparkly clean - nothing left on them, no nasty residue. The dish soap also worked amazingly - lots and lots of suds with just a bit of detergent, and it cut through grease easily. I also really like the all purpose and glass and surface cleaner - they work well and don't leave a streaky finish.

Connect:

Seventh Generation on Twitter

Meghan Butler, Media Maven for Seventh Generation, on Twitter

Seventh Generation on Facebook

Check out their new TV Commercial on YouTube

Seventh Generation Newsletter (top right hand side)

Purchase:

Seventh Generation products can be purchased at both mass and online retailers. Click here for a $1 off coupon good on any Seventh Generation product.

Win!

Seventh Generation is offering one SSF&G reader a Free and Clear Starter kit of their own! Giveaway is open to US Residents and ends 3/10. Winner selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. Kit provided, and shipped directly by, Seventh Generation or their affiliate.

Mandatory Entry:

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Extra Entries:

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I received product(s) free to review - the opinion in this post is entirely my own.

398 comments:

  1. Aloha! I love their lavendar dish soap!!!
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  3. i follow Sev. Gen on twitter
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  4. I love the seventh generation concentrated laundry liquid.

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  5. i'd try the tub and tile cleaner (cypress & fir).
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  10. Lavender dish soap sounds awesome! I follow you. naomi@coolwhipmom.com Just found you on FFF at MBC. Please come by and visit me sometime too!

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  11. I'd like to try the Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid. daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Following you back from MBC - I would love to try their laundry soap

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  17. The lavendar dish soap sounds like something I'de like.
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  18. I would like to try the chlorine free baby wipes
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  27. I would love try Baby Laundry Liquid Detergent.
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  28. I would like to try the Natural Fabric Softener Sheets

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  29. I would also love to try the Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid

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  30. I follow through Google friend (Nadine Larsen)

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  31. I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

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  35. I subscribe by email (iheartsweeping@aol.com)

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  36. I would like to try the Carpet Spot and Stain remover. With a toddler and a new puppy accidents happen around here.
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  37. W would like to try the Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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  43. I'd like to see Mountain Green featured.

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  44. I signed up for the SSF&G newsletter!!

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  45. I would love to try the Natural Fabric Softener Sheets I am a foloower for the blog and i subscribed for e-mail updates

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  46. I have always wanted to try the Natural Glass and Surface cleaner!

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  47. I am also interested in the Disinfecting Wipes. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  48. cdziuba@aol.com The feminine products look good, I like the Chlorine-Free Pantiliners

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  54. I want to try Natural All Purpose Cleaner

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  57. cdziuba@aol.com I'd like to see you do more Etsy stores, I like Rebecca's Soap./

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  58. I'd love to try their Toilet Bowl Cleaner!
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  59. i want the toilet bowl cleaner mverno@roadrunner.com

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  60. Tub & Tile Cleaner — Emerald Cypress & Fir sounds like something I need to try!

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  61. I like their Chlorine Free Baby Wipes and diapers

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  62. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  63. I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  64. I follow Meghan Butler on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  67. I need the tub and tile cleaner the most.

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  68. I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/9555275179

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  69. The Lavender Floral and Mint Dish Washing Liquid sounds great!
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  70. The Disinfecting wipes , what an easy way to clean

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  71. The Chlorine-Free Maxi Pads because who wants Chlorine between their legs!

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  72. I would really like to try the Chlorine-Free Organic Cotton Tampons.
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  73. I am following your blog (username Nelsby).
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  74. I am following you on Twitter (username Nelsby).
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  75. I am following Seventh Generation on Twitter (username Nelsby).
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  76. I signed up for Seventh Generation newsletter.
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  77. I am following Meghan Butler on Twitter (username Nelsby).
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  78. I would love to see Ecojot featured on SSF&G.
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  79. I signed up for the SSF&G newsletter.
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  81. I'd love to try their lavender dish soap.
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  82. I follow your blog.
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  83. I follow you on twitter.
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  84. I follow Seventh Generation on twitter.
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  85. I follow Meghan Butler on twitter.
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  86. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/dollyflake/status/9570598983
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  87. I would like to try the Automatic Dishwasher packs.

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  88. I'd like to try the Chlorine-Free Organic Cotton Tampons. - ilovetea(at)hellokitty.com

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  89. I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter @supasecretsista - ilovetea(at)hellokitty.com

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  90. I also follow @The_Megster on Twitter @supasecretsista - ilovetea(at)hellokitty.com

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  91. Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/9575232089

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  92. I'd also like to try the Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner. Thanks.

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  93. I would like to try the carpet stain and spot remover. Thanks!

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  94. But I really want to try the dishwasher packs! LOL - I'm STILL having a problem finding a good, workable green solution there... I'll have to try these.

    Ok for my 'other' choice, I'd like to try the automatic dish powder (actually isn't under the Free and Clear group)!

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  96. Their chlorine free baby diapers looks nice
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  97. I follow through google friend connect
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  98. I follow you through twitter (@jjak2003)
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  99. I follow seventh generation through twitter (@jjak2003)
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  100. I follow Meghan Buttler through twitter (@jjak2003)
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  101. I would like to try the carpet spot and stain remover
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  102. following seventh generation on twitter-jblanton41

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  104. Chlorine-Free Maxi Pads is something I'd like to try

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  106. I'd like to try this - Natural Fabric Softener.

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  112. I would like to try the Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid.

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  113. Following 7th Generation on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carlarose

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  114. Following Meghan Butler on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carlarose

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  117. I'm interested in their tampons!

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  118. I would like to try the chlorine free baby wipes!

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  119. Daily Tweet:
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  120. I'd like to try their Recycled Trash Bags. Thanks!

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  121. I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter @romapr09

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  122. I follow Meghan Butler on Twitter @romapr09

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  123. I signed up for Seventh Generation Newsletter. email: romapup at gmail dot com

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  124. I signed up for the SSF&G newsletter

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  125. I tweeted http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/9664300190

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  126. I would love to try their chlorine free organic cotton tampons.
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  127. I follow your blog.
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  128. I follow on twitter. @houseofblue7
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  129. I follow 7th gen on twitter. @houseofblue7
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  130. I follow Meghan Butler on twitter. @houseofblue7
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  131. I am signed up for the 7th gen newsletter with this email:
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  132. I would love to see you feature Nature's Path Organic Foods.
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  133. tweeted
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  134. I have your button.
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  135. you are on my blog roll.
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  136. I subscribe to your newsletter.
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  137. I blogged.
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  138. would love to try a product from their baby line!

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  139. Daily Tweet:
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  140. the fabric softener... joleehamlin@comcast.net

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  141. email subscriber too. joleehamlin@comcast.net

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  142. Great products. I also love the chlorine-free feminine products.

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  143. I follow Jeweled Fantasy on twitter @creep4ward

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  144. I follow seventh generation on twitter too. @creep4ward

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  145. I started following The Megster on twitter now. @creep4ward

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  148. I would like to try their Dishwasher paks

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  149. following you on twitter
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  152. I would like to see you review E-cloths or other microfiber cleaning cloths that are effective with water only

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  153. I like the Natural Multi-Surface Concentrated Cleaner. Thank you

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  158. I would love to try their 100% Recycled Paper Towels as well. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  159. Follower of your blog. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  160. Following you on twitter: @bekki1820cb
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  165. I am signed up for the SSF&G newsletter.
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  169. I would love to try the seventh generation concentrated laundry liquid.

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  171. id love to try the Carpet Spot and Stain remover.

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  173. I'd love to try this product on my pitiful carpet:
    Carpet Spot & Stain Remover
    Carpet Cleaner

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  174. I'm already signed up for the Seventh Gen newsletter
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  175. I'm an email subscriber here too!

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  176. I would LOVE for you to review and giveaway some Shea Terra Organics products---the lip balm is great :)

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  177. Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/9967478030

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  178. I would like to try their disinfecting kitchen wipes, I think they could also be used in the bathroom :)

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  181. i;d like to try the carpet spot and stain remover

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  184. I'd love to try their Dishwasher Rinse Aid!

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  185. I follow your blog! (amweeks)

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