Welcome to Just Add Lauren
If you are new around these parts, you may want to subscribe so that you won't miss anything! We have new posts added almost every day, so you never want to miss out on the new information and links available. You can Subscribe to Just add Lauren by email (once you click on the link, there is a little blue envelope that offers email delivery) or Follow in Google reader!
Please also remember to take our reader survey while you are here! I want to hear your comments and suggestions!
Recently I contacted Seventh Generation to see if they would be interested in providing my wonderful readers with an opportunity to win some great cleaning products. They ever so graciously agreed, and sent me a package to try out and review, as well as providing you with the chance for my readers to win the same package!
I received my package a few days ago, which happened to be my housecleaning day, so I got started using them right away. The items I received were:
- Disinfecting Multi-Surface
- Disinfecting Bathroom
- Disinfecting Wipes
- Laundry Detergent - Free and Clear 32 oz
- Liquid Fabric Softener - Free and Clear 40 oz
- Dish Liquid
- All-Purpose Cleaner
- Auto-Dish Pacs
- Glass Cleaner
- Natural Paper Towels
- Seventh Generation Recycled Bag
Let me just tell you, I love them all! The disinfectant spray has Thymol in it, which is a component of thyme oil. It is not considered "free and clear" because of the scent, but it dissipates quickly and it is really a pleasant smell (it basically makes the room smell like Thyme). According to the Seventh Generation Website, the disinfecting products "kill over 99.99% of household germs, speciﬁcally: Inﬂuenza A, Salmonella enterica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa on hard, nonporous surfaces." Since I am not only a clean freak, but also a germ freak, this is especially important to me. I want to know that I am cleaning off my surfaces, but also disinfecting them for future use.
The variety of items I received allowed me to clean my whole house, leaving no surface untouched! I was a little hesitant to try the laundry detergent, since I normally have bad allergies to detergents, which makes me break out in hives, but I have had a great experience with that as well. I don't know that I would have tried the detergent on my own because of this allergy, but since I got it in my package I was more than happy to try it out. There are only a few detergents that don't make me break out, so I am glad that I have another (greener) option now, and I will definitely use it again in the future.
I feel confident saying that I would recommend the Seventh Generation products, especially since they almost always have coupons available that can help to defer the expense. I am pleased that I was able to clean my whole house from top to bottom, and in the process I didn't feel like I was poisoning my family by using products that have so many added chemicals and "cleaning agents." I look forward to using these products again, and having my house be sparkling and clean in a non-chemically induced way!
Your Chance to Win It!
Enter To Win:
Join the Seventh Generation Nation newsletter, where you can also print off coupons for future purchases of Seventh Generation products! After you join, come back here and leave me a comment letting me know which of the products you'd like to try the most or which coupon you are most excited to try out!
Additional Entries (1 each):
1) Follow us on Google or Feedburner and then let me know you're a follower.
2) Follow us on our brand spankin' new Twitter account and leave me a comment letting me know you're a follower!
3) Blog about this contest on your own blog, and leave me a link to your post.
4) Tweet about this contest on your Twitter account, then leave a link to your tweet in the comments section (can be done once a day, but you need to come back and leave me a comment and link to your tweet each day).
Be sure to leave each entry in a different comment, and get them all in by midnight on May 14. I will then generate a number from random.org, and contact the winner (be sure to leave your email address in each entry!) The winner will have 48 hours to respond before I move on to the next winner!
Good luck to you all!
I'm reading this: Seventh Generation Giveaway!Tweet this! Posted by Lauren on Thursday, May 06, 2010
Topics Freebies and Giveaways