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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Seventh Generation Review & Giveaway






CLOSED!!

Recently, Meghan at Seventh Generation (SG) sent me 2 boxes of full size SG products to test and review.

Miranda and I have been trying to be as green as possible lately by switching all of our light bulbs from regular bulbs to the new CFLs, we switched to a tankless water heater and got new central heat and air units. What better way to keep the green trend going by trying and using green products from a reputable green company?

I was sent the following items:
Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Concentrated Pacs (15 ct) (F&C)
Disinfecting Wipes (35 ct) (F&C)
Natural 2x Concentrated Laundry Detergent (He) (F&C)
Natural Fabric Softener (F&C)
Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner (F&C)
Natural All Purpose Cleaner (F&C)
Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner
Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
Natural Dish Liquid (F&C)
Natural 100% Recycled Paper Towels
SG Tote

In case you are wondering what the (F&C) means on most of the above listed items, it stands for Free & Clear... it MEANS that these F&C items are truly free and clear of fragrances and dyes. Let me tell ya... they mean it. :) The unscented items really are unscented. Unlike some of the other fragrant 'unscented' items you can buy.

Here's a picture of all the items that were sent to my home. Well, almost all of them. The paper towels are all gone and the tote is in use. I'll post pics of all the items as I review them so you can see them.


Below I will review each product, give an overall statement and finally I'll rate each one on a 10-scale.
Let's begin...

Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Concentrated Pacs (15 ct) (F&C)
The picture shows a Lemon scent, but mine was F&C. 
They look and feel like other detergent pacs and they work pretty well.
The first time we used one we noticed that our dishes weren't clean after the first - and second - wash. We initially thought they didn't work, but we quickly realized that they worked fine, we just forgot to rinse out an exceptionally dirty dish.

Overall: These are great. They don't clean any better then other pacs, but they are green. That makes them worth it. Thumbs up!
Rating: 9/10


Disinfecting Wipes (35 ct) (F&C)
These are great! They have a slight Lemongrass and Thyme scent. If you aren't a fan of those scents, don't fret - the scent fades very quickly. Scent is usually gone in less then 3-5 minutes. Don't let that fool you... these wipes kill 99.99% of household germs. Especially Influenza A, Salmonella and Pseudomonas.
How awesome is that? With twin sons coming that is a HUGE plus!

Overall: Love them! 
Rating: 10/10


Natural 2x Concentrated Laundry Detergent (He) (F&C)
Free and Clear! Absolutely no scent here. 
Cleans just as well as your normal detergent but is WAY safer for the environment.
I cut grass one day and my socks were tinged green when I was finished.
I popped them into the washer with this detergent and 50 minutes later my socks were actually whiter than if I would have used my normal detergent. I'd say that's pretty good.
If you are one of those who just HAVE to have a fresh clean scent, this may not be for you.
But there's always perfume or cologne. :)

Another good thing... this item is safe for High Efficiency (He) machines like ours.

Overall: Love it! Plain and simple. I do like fragrance though. The lack of scent is the only downside to this item.
Rating: 9/10


Natural Fabric Softener (F&C)
 This fabric softener actually does what it says. It makes your clothes softer. Most fabric softeners nowadays just take out static and leave a nice scent. But that's all you're paying for with those items... scent and lack of static electricity in your clothes. But these... these actually soften! I was shocked.
This item is a must. Its F&C, but it does what it says! And in a world where products DON'T do what they say they do, this item is a keeper!! Not to mention that this item is also safe for He machines.
Overall: Amazing. Does what it says. A true must-have!
Rating: 10/10


Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner (F&C)
 This plant-derived solution cleans glass pretty well, although sadly only about 90% as good as another un-named brand. I do like that this item is F&C. I hate chemicals and their smells. So, in all honesty I think I would possibly switch to this product. We ARE all about 'green' and natural these days. Safety has become a priority in the household now that we're expecting twins.

Overall: Doesn't get glass quite as clean as other products, but the F&C aspect of it puts it ahead of the other glass cleaners out there.
Rating: 8/10


Natural All Purpose Cleaner (F&C)
 Great as a degreaser! Compared to other products of its kins, this one really holds its own.
Our flat-top stove is constantly greasy. This item, coupled with the paper towels I'll review in a minute, is a slam dunk. Its also F&C which is a HUGE plus in the all-purpose category. You all know how other products like this are overpowering. Not this one. Its also biodegradable and non-toxic! How can it get any better??

Overall: Wonderful product. Will most likely switch to this item.
Rating: 10/10


Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner
"Kills over 99.99% of household germs, specifically: Influenza A, H1N1, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli" 
I thought I'd start out with a quote on this one. Straight from the SG website.
This item has the Lemongrass/Thyme scent but again, it only lasts a couple of minutes. Personally, I really like the fragrance. It smells natural and clean.
Of course no one has a household germ tester. At least we don't. But if it cleans and kills germs as well as it says, we have found a new multi-surface cleaner.
The naturalness of this product plus its ability to kill all that it does is a winner!

Overall: Great product. May become a staple in our home.
Rating: 9/10


Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
 Personally, I did not try this item - Miranda did.
I asked her how she liked it and she said it was fine. She said it cleaned just like our other bathroom cleaners did but without the harsh chemical smells. That's all I needed to hear. Cleans just as well without searing your nose hairs! Beautiful.
Overall: If my wife likes it, I like it. :)
Rating: 10/10


Natural Dish Liquid (F&C)
 I love this one. 
It cleans better than our regular dish detergent. How about that??
It's amazing that something green can do what it does. Mother nature is a beautiful woman!
Its very slippery - way more so than regular dish detergents. So be careful when handwashing your plates and such. It also cleans very oily (read: car oil) hands very well. I was truly amazed at its ability to do all that it did.

Overall: It tempts me to start handwashing our dishes more often. Great item!!
Rating: 10/10


Natural 100% Recycled Paper Towels
 Now, I was just sent one roll, not 8. And the roll I got was brown in color, not white.
These are really good. Like a friend of mine said... they don't look like much, but they work quite well.
They don't soak up liquids as much as other brands and that's a little on the negative side.
But they are 100% recycled and that's the main point, right? GREEN!!

I've got to give them a slightly lower rating ONLY because of the fact that they need to soak up more liquids. But other than that, I like them. And the brown color is a conversation piece. :)

Overall: Be a little more absorbent and you've go a customer for life.
Rating: 7/10


SG Tote
 Not really sure if I was supposed to review this item but I will anyway.
A great item to have. Its very strong and the best part is, it keeps excess paper and plastic out of our landfills.
In that respect, it could possibly be one of the more important items I reviewed. :)

Overall: What can I say? It's a tote alright. (wink)
Rating: 10/10 (as far as totes go)
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I want to thank Meghan and Seventh Generation for allowing me to test and review these items. You have a plethora of great items in your inventory. All of which are as good or better than the current name brand items. Your company is doing so much good for our environment. I hope you continue to do so and never forget what your mission is. Keep the earth healthy for as long as we can.
I invite EVERYONE to go to the SG website and read all about them. This truly is a pioneering company.
Long live Seventh Generation!!
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Now... for the moment you've all been waiting for...

Its Giveaway Time

Up for grabs is the exact same two boxes of items that I reviewed.
Well, not the exact same. Yours will be brand new, never opened. Shipped directly to you from SG.

I don't know what the retail value of this package is, but I can tell you its a good chunk.
And WELL worth your time to enter.

There are two MANDATORY things you must do to qualify to win:

PLEASE NOTE: I had to export the old comment system which contained over 60+ comments and entries already. Those entries are still valid but will not show up in the comments section. If the winner happens to be from a previous comment, I will produce the .XML file for proof if requested. Thank You!

Mandatory Entries


#1: You MUST be a follower of my blog. I do check, so no cheating. :)

#2. You MUST go to the Seventh Generation website and comment here telling me what you'd like to try the most. You can name an item I've already listed, 
BUT you've got to also name an item I did not list here.
This lets me know that you at least went to the SG website and looked them over.

Extra Entries 

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"Share" this giveaway on Facebook by clicking the blue Share button at the top of this post - 1 extra entry
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Blog about this giveaway on your own blog - 2 extra entries
You must leave two separate comments with at least one of those comments containing a link to your
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Add Our Button to your blog - 3 extra entries
You can find it on the right side of this page. You must leave
three separate comments with at least one of them containing a link to
the page where our button is located on your blog.


Remember to leave your e-mail address in every comment you make so I'll know how to contact you in the event that you win. Comments with no e-mail addresses cannot be contacted!


US Residents only. 18+

Contest ends:
Saturday, June 12th at 11:59pm CST!

 
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!!!!


137 comments:

Rachel said...

I just came across your blog and I love it! I am now following your blog. And one product from SG that I would love to try is their disinfecting wipes. With 5 kids there is constantly a need for those!

Rachel said...

Am now a fan on facebook!

Jenn S. said...

Would love to try the Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender natural Fabric Softener sheets.

SheilaC said...

I follow!!

SheilaC

shecarita at yahoo dot com

SheilaC said...

Would love to try the carpet cleaner (I have pets!!)


Carpet Spot & Stain Remover
All-natural carpet care.

Our unique formula also eliminates odors and leaves your carpet soft, fresh, and truly clean. (Not intended for use in steam cleaners.)


SheilaC

katidyd said...

New follower and
I love the free and clear dish soap! Would love to try the disinfecting wipes as well as the baby wipes.
katidyd at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I'm a GFC follower!

I checked out their website and would like to try their maxi pads or tampons. Ok, I know that made you cringe. I had no idea they were even in that market, I've seen their cleaning supplies before but never noticed the feminine stuff! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@amandapersists) Thanks!

Amanda said...

I liked The Waiting Womb on FB (Amanda Davis) Thank you!

Amanda said...

I also liked Seventh Generation on FB (Amanda Davis) Thanks again!

Denise said...

I follow via GFC and I want to try their Chlorine Free Diapers.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'd like to try the Recycled Trash Bags. I'm a follower

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a FB fan~ Jennifer L.
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

mandala said...

Blog follower, I'd like to try their recycled trash bags and also their feminine care (chlorine free pantiliners)

mandalarctic(at)gmail(dot)com

mandala said...

Following on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

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Katie said...

I'd like to try the Chlorine Free baby wipes!

[and I'm a follower]

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I like your blog on Facebook!

Katie Edwards

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I like Seventh Generation on Facebook!

Katie E.

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try their Green Mandarin & Leaf Shower Cleaner
Ashley
cran.berries (at) yahoo.com

Nice said...

Follow you as NiceDwells. I would like to try the dish soap. I also like the tub & tile cleaner

Nice said...

posted on FB

Nice said...

like you on FB as Bonnie Owens

Nice said...

Friended 7th Gen on FB as bonnie Owens

Laura O said...

I'd try the chlorine free baby diapers on my littlest guy.

lauraoneill69 at yahoo dot com

Laura O said...

already a fan of 7th generation on FB

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Diane said...

I follow you on twitter im @dwalline

Chip said...

I would love to try the chlorine-free maxi pads.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Chip said...

I'm a fb fan of The Waiting Womb - Jill Lear
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Chip said...

I'm a fb fan of Seventh Generation - Jill Lear
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Alice said...

I like the chlorine free baby wipes.
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Katie said...

I follow on google reader & would like to try the shower cleaner (I mean, I don't want to actually clean the shower, but this might help!)
katies.towers @ gmail dot com

Katie said...

I am a fan of Seventh Gen. on FB.

katies.towers @ gmail dot com

Tamara said...

I want to try the Carpet Spot & Stain Remover
Carpet Cleaner

Tamara said...

Following on Twitter @tamarawilson

Tamara said...

'Liked' On Facebook, Tamara Clay Wilson

Tamara said...

I 'liked' Seventh generation on FB

maria said...

I follow your blog
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maria said...

I would love to try the chlorine free tampons.

maria said...

Im an Fb fan
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maria said...

im a sg Fb fan
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Barbarawr said...

I follow you on twitter - bsw529

Barbarawr said...

I Became friends of your Facebook Fan Page - barbara wright

Barbarawr said...

I am friends of Seventh Generation's Facebook Page - barbara wright

Barbarawr said...

I shared on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1291965387&v=wall&story_fbid=129179057111053&ref=mf

Lucky Jones said...

I would love to try the diapers!

luckylucyjones@yahoo.com

Lucky Jones said...

I'm a follower! Congrats on your twins - I have 8 week old twins myself!

luckylucyjones@yahoo.com

Lucky Jones said...

I'm a FB fan too!

luckylucyjones@yahoo.com

Lucky Jones said...

I follow 7th generation!

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Lucky Jones said...

I shared on FB!

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lighttraveler said...

I am following you via Google Friend Connect. http://quicktattletails.blogspot.com/

lighttraveler said...

I'd like to try the Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid and the Shower Cleaner.
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/Shower-Cleaner

lighttraveler said...

I am following on twitter.
http://twitter.com/bonmay

lighttraveler said...

I am a fan on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=1466032021&ref=ts Bonny Sallee

lighttraveler said...

I became a fan of Seventh Generation.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=1466032021&ref=ts Bonny Sallee

lighttraveler said...

I shared on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=1466032021&v=wall&story_fbid=110987212281336&ref=mf

lighttraveler said...

Entry 1 of 2
I blogged about this giveaway.
http://quicktattletails.blogspot.com/2010/06/seventh-generation-giveaway-at-waiting.html

lighttraveler said...

Entry 2 of 2
I blogged about this giveaway.
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lighttraveler said...

Entry 1 of 3
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You can also click on my blogger name to go to my profile.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.
I would love to try the Green Mandarin and Leaf Shower Cleaner.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am a fan of Seventh Generation via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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Karen said...

following

natural dryer sheets

lisa said...

I follow your blog and i would really like to try the laundry detergent. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

Facebook(lisa smith) msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

Seventh Generation's Facebook fan(lisa smith).

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lisa said...

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Chisum's Crew said...

Follow via GFC and like the Free & Clear Natural All Purpose Cleaner. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Mama Hill said...

I follow you on Twitter
bucbratt

Mama Hill said...

Like on FB
Tara Hill

Mama Hill said...

Fan of Seventh Generation

Louis said...

following your blog on Google Friends Connect

as a mom I especially like the SG Chlorine Free Baby Diapers

Louis said...

following you on twitter @rosidentevil

Louis said...

I like The Waiting Womb on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

Louis said...

I shared it on facebook (louis huff)

idahomom said...

idahomom is a follower and I want to try the paper towels.

idahomom said...

idahomom7 is following you on twitter

idahomom said...

Kathy N Scott likes you on facebook.

Valancia said...

I'm following you as valancia.
I picked the 100 % Recycled Napkins.

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AmyLynn said...

I'm following your blog. I'd most like to try the Carpet Spot & Stain Remover. My husband doesn't seem to comprehend ivory carpet = take your shoes off at the door. :)

AmyLynn said...

*my email is in my blogger profile*
--I'm following on twitter: hillfam2005

AmyLynn said...

I'm your fan on FB: Amy H

AmyLynn said...

I'm a fan of Seventh Generation on FB: Amy H

NL6369 said...

I am a follower through GFC (Nadine Larsen) and I would love to try the feminine pads that are chlorine free since I have such a hard time with most brands

NL6369 said...

I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

NL6369 said...

I like you on Facebook (eyzofblu63)

lisa said...

I follow you on Twitter(samasam). msmith572@yahoo.com

amyd said...

follow&really would like to try the Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender natural Fabric Softener sheets.

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

amyd said...

follow you on twitter
amyhd29

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amyd said...

fb fan of yours
amyd

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amyd said...

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amyd

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SolDucky said...

I am a follower! The chlorine free baby diapers and wipes look awesome too.
soluckyducky at {gmail} dot {com}

SolDucky said...

Twitter follower soluckyducky
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SolDucky said...

FB fan sarah linette
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SolDucky said...

Seventh Generation FB fan sarah linette
soluckyducky at {gmail} dot {com}

SolDucky said...

Shared on FB as sarah linette
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000158340324&v=wall&story_fbid=124437330926274&ref=mf

soluckyducky at {gmail} dot {com}

Falon H. said...

I would like to try the chlorine free tampons!
I am a follower.

falongoesgreen @ gmail dot com

Falon H. said...

Following on twitter @falongoesgreen

falongoesgreen @ gmail dot com

susan1215 said...

I have four dogs so I would like the Carpet Spot & Stain Remover
All-natural carpet care.

susan1215 said...

follow via twitter susan1215

s2s2(at)comcast(dot)net

susan1215 said...

facebook fan Susan Smith

s2s2(at)comcast(dot)net

susan1215 said...

seventh generation facebook fan Susan Smith

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Kendyl said...

Follower (username "K" with picture of a dandelion) and I would love to try their tampons. I had no idea they made them!
kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kendyl said...

FB fan of Seventh Generation (Kendyl S.)
kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

OneDayItWillBeAlright said...

I'm following you on GFC.

helen g

I'd like to try the Chlorine-Free Maxi Pads.


onedayitwillbealright @ gmail dot com

missrantsypants said...

I wanna try the Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid.



clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Casey Becher said...

The Chlorine Free diapers look good! I use Seventh Generation products to clean my dog's crate. I worry that the harsh fumes/chemicals in other products would make her sick in such a confined space, even if I let it air out for awhile.

Casey Becher said...

I follow you on twitter
@caseybecher

Casey Becher said...

I liked/friended Seventh Generation on fb.

Nancy S. said...

I follow your blog and I like the Natural Fabric Softener Sheets.
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter - ncschools.

Donna said...

I am a follower. I would like the Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender natural Fabric Softener sheets.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)
donna444444@yahoo.com

tina reynolds said...

I follow I would love to try the training pants thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

I follow on twitter @mrstinareynolds

tina reynolds said...

I am a facebook fan of yours (mrstinareynolds)

tina reynolds said...

I Became friends of Seventh Generation's Facebook Page (mrstinareynolds)

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Chlorine-free Pantiliners. garrettsambo@aol.com

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Gianna said...

I'd like to try the wipes.

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