I love spring and actually look forward to spring cleaning. I’m not generally a fan of housework, the work is rarely done and it never lasts BUT I love spring cleaning. I love opening up all of the windows and doors, wiping down everything and sorting through the winter collections.
Last year I was introduced to Seventh Generation cleaning products. They are formulated to be safe for your family and the environment. With Seventh Generation there are no harsh fumes and everything is non-toxic. I even read on one container: “Seventh Generation products, although not intended for consumption, aren’t poisonous.” Wow, that’s a nice feeling. I’ve never had a child consume a cleaner, but the sad fact is that it does happen, and not just a little. Nearly 12,000 children under the age 5 are seen in the emergency room each hear due to injuries caused by household cleaners.
I was able to try out a whole host of Seventh Generation products this past year and I must say, I *love* them. I have already started to replace bottles as needed. Two of my favorites are the Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner and the Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner. They clean safely and as a happy side effect of the Thyme Oil used to disinfect they smell so refreshingly clean – but nothing like the toxic fumes of traditional cleaners. If you don’t like scents, no worries Seventh Generation offers a full Free and Clear line.
Seventh Generation is upfront, open and honest about their products. They tell you what’s in them – unlike most companies. For example, their Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner contains:
Thymol (component of thyme oil), Sodium lauryl sulfate (palm kernel or coconut-derived cleaning agent), copper sulfate pentahydrate (bluestone) (mineral derived water mineralizer), citric acid and sodium citrate (cornstarch derived water softeners), essential oils and botanical extracts* (origanum vulgare (oregano) oil, cedrus atlantica (blue atlas cedar) bark oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) fruit extract, mentha citrata (orange bergamot mint) leaf extract, aqua (water)
For argument’s sake, let’s see what a popular ‘name brand’ disinfecting bathroom cleaner’s ingredients look like:
n-Alkyl (60% C14, 30% C16, 5% C12, 5% C18) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride 0.1373%, n-Alkyl (68% C12, 32% C14) dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride 0.1373%, Other ingredients: 99.7250%
Say what? Yep, they don’t even tell you what’s in that other 99.725% of their product.
As I mentioned, Seventh Generation offers a whole line of products so be sure to check them out. Multi-surface, bathroom, disinfecting wipes, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, dishwasher pacs, glass cleaner, toilet paper, paper towels.. the list goes on. I have truly loved pretty much everything I have tried. The only item that fell short for me was the dishwasher tablets. I think that has a lot to do with our water and machine. I have to follow a strict routine to get my dishes to come out properly.
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