DIY Home Detox with Seventh Generation
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
I have been using Seventh Generation products for years. I love that they are gentle enough for our planet and to use around my children, and that they are tough enough to get the job done, no matter how dirty! Seventh Generation is now partnering with parenting expert Maureen Dennis to encourage all Canadians to detoxify the air, surfaces and materials in their living spaces this spring.
I received a fantastic array of Seventh Generation products in celebration of their new partnership:
* Natural Laundry Detergent in Blue Eucalyptus Lavender – this concentrated detergent was created with care to lift and remove stubborn stains, dirt, and grease. Their unique formula contains plant-derived cleaning agents and enzymes, and works well in both hot and cold water (which is ideal for me since I only wash in cold water). This detergent is non-irritating to skin, free of optical brighteners, free of dyes and synthetic fragrances, and is biodegradable.
* Natural Laundry Detergent Packs – I’m a big fan of these packs. Makes laundry so simple! Just drop a pack in with your load of laundry and press start. No measuring needed. I like the cleaning power of these packs, and I like that they are gentle on my clothes and, like the traditional detergent, these packs don’t cause irritation with my sons’ sensitive skin.
* Natural Dish Liquid – the plant-derived cleaners in this dish liquid are designed to cut through tough grease. I love the feel of this cleaner – doesn’t leave behind any residue on my dishes or on my hands.
* Granite and Stone Cleaner – this premium formula safely cleans and restores food preparation surfaces and leaves all sealed natural stone and man-made surfaces with a like-new glow. It is recommended to use this often to prevent dullness and reduce scratching.
* Free & Clear Baby Wipes – I used these all the time when my boys were in diapers. I passed this pack on to my mother who watches my young nephew. These wipes contain no alcohol, synthetic cleaners, dyes or fragrances. They are whitened without chemicals containing chlorine. They are gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.
* Natural Dishwasher Detergent (Biodegradable Formula) – this detergent doesn’t need chlorine, phosphates or synthetic fragrances to get the job done. I noticed that my dishes have been clean without residue of food or of the cleaner (something that I’ve noticed with other detergents I’ve used in the past).
What’s great about all of the products I received is that they are truly a natural and healthy way to clean – whether it’s your kitchen counter tops or your baby’s bottom! I trust this brand and I think it’s a brand that you can feel good using in your home around your children and pets. Seventh Generation is a company committed to building a toxin-free generation and during the month of May they donated $0.50 per unit sold of every Seventh Generation product to Environmental Defence – the organization that successfully advocated the banning of BPA in baby bottles. I feel good using products from a company who cares not only about their customers, but about the greater good, and the planet that we are leaving behind to generations to come.
In the spirit of detoxifying your home this spring, Seventh Generation has come up with seven tips for a do-it-yourself home detox:
1. Open the windows – let the fresh air in! No need for room fresheners or other chemical sprays.
2. Leave shoes at the door – roughly 70% of household dust, pest, pollutants, and dirt are tracked in through the bottom of shoes.
3. Plant more indoor plants – they brighten your home and help absorb impurities in the air.
4. Clean with plant-based or DIY cleaners – choose products free of harsh solvents, dyes, and synthetic fragrances.
5. Sleep on organic/natural fibers – aim for certified organic/natural fibers free of harsh dyes.
6. Detox from the outside in – tackle weeds/pests without chemicals.
7. Choose toys made from natural materials – choose solid woods with non-toxic finishes and natural textiles like organic cotton.
Established in 1988, Seventh Generation is committed to “caring today for seven generations of tomorrows” by creating revolutionary product solutions that build new ways to care for ourselves and the world around us. You can find out more about Seventh Generation on their website. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.