Leading the “responsible cleaning” charge for the past twenty years, Seventh Generation has tapped into the disinfecting power of the herb thyme, to introduce an EPA registered line of disinfecting sprays and wipes that kill germs naturally! The new line of botanical disinfectant cleaners includes a multi-surface cleaning spray, bathroom cleaning spray and wipes.
The disinfectants contain thymol, a component of the herb thyme, and can be used on hard surfaces including counter tops, plastic cutting boards, highchair trays as well as children’s toys. Best of all, they kill over 99.99 percent of germs naturally and are effective against the Influenza A Virus, including H1N1.
Ok – so that’s the PR-friendly information about Seventh Generation products. Now on to my opinion…how do they work? The answer: surprisingly good!
I have to tell you – when I opened the package from Seventh Generation, I was a little freaked out with brown paper towels. Paper towels are supposed to be a nice bright clean white…right? (it seems I am in a rhyming mood!). But they are white because they are bleached to within an inch of their life (that is, assuming, paper towels have a “life”, which I guess they don’t…but you get my point). All I know is that when my children spilled Easter Egg dye all over the kitchen table – they sopped up that mess in a flash. The bathroom cleaner and all-purpose cleaner worked great removing dried-up toothpaste from the bathroom that my children use and the dried ice cream drips that my husband never seems to see when he gets his nightly bowl. So if they work and are environmentally friendly AND there are a ton of coupons available for them? Works for me!
Seventh Generation has partnered with eco-lifestyle consultant and author, Alexandra Zissu, whose new book, The Conscious Kitchen, discusses what’s good for your health, what´s good for the planet and what tastes great. Her book also includes great tips on maintaining a green and healthy kitchen. I had a chance to ask Alexandra questions about “greening up your life” in an email and I will post those questions and answers on Friday, but first – on to the giveaway!
The people at Seventh Generation and MyBlog Spark have given me a gift pack to give away which includes: disinfecting multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, wipes , a copy of The Conscious Kitchen, a cleaning caddy made from recycled plastic, and two rolls of 100% recycled, unbleached paper towels.
To enter to win (each counts as a separate entry, so leave a separate comment!)
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This giveaway will remain open until Monday, 4/12/10 at 6:00am (or whatever time I wake up) at which time I will pick a winner using random.org and notify the winner by email
(and don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways!)
Full Disclosure: Seventh Generation, through My Blog Spark provided me with a personal gift pack as well as another to give away. The words and experiences are mine.