He Reads, I Clean

When you have 3 kids (3 boys to boot), you clean and clean and clean.  I ain’t gonna lie either, their bathrooms are disgusting.  I usually make them clean them since they are the ones that create the mess but thought I’d try out these Seventh Generation Cleaning Supplies that I was sent.  I was challenged to swap out at least 3 of my regulars with these and also read The Lorax book with my kids.  The book is about being more Earth friendly and while it’s great to teach little man those things early, I thought it would also be great to have my older boys read it as well so that he can see that every little bit he does to help the Earth, is totally worth it.  To my surprise, he actually did read the book!! LOL  It was funny that Toby got the shot. I didn’t know they were taking pics but apparently Toby and Tyler had this all set up. Ahhh, the life of ‘kiddos of a blogger mom’ you know? My boys are nerds…just sayin’. I’ll clean all day if it means my son will sit there and read!

Anyways, back to the cleaners.  I used them all but the three I’ll discuss are the disinfecting wipes,  natural dish soap, and the laundry detergent.

Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes

They do kill the influenza virus as well as salmonella botanically. That means they only use plant ingredients.   They have a lemongrass & thyme scent that would describe as a very springy clean smell.  I really like them.  I kept these in the kitchen to wipe down the refrigerator and faucet knobs.  I also gave my counters a swipe with them. Two thumbs up!

Seventh Generation Natural Dish Soap

This is by far my favorite out of all the cleaners sent.  I LOVED the lavender floral & mint smell and found it to clean just as well, if not better than others I have used.  What you should know about this product is that it is non-toxic, biodegradable, and hypo-allergenic.  That means it’s safer (in case little man were to stumble upon it and get curious), safer for the environment, and safe for pretty much anyone to use.  Not too shabby eh?

Seventh Generation Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Detergent

Also non-toxic.  It uses enzymes and plant-derived/plant based cleaning agent to remove all the stains.  I don’t’ know but that’s pretty cool that a cleaner made from plants can do that, don’t you think?  It’s free & clear of any dyes, fragrances, and masking agents. I know these things are so important to many of you.  While I have not jumped on that wagon, I do want our Earth to be healthy so I’ll definitely be substituting products like these that I love.  Anyhoo, I found that this detergent cleaned great.  I tested it out on Truett’s pants and they looked very clean so no complaints.

Overall, I was completely satisfied with the products. I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t use them.  I think that people get so comfortable with products they’ve used for years that they are scared to try anything new, especially natural cleaners.   Also, sometimes we want to try natural cleaners but have the mentality of “it probably won’t help the environment anyways…I’m just one person” but in truth, every single little thing you can do for our Earth, it’s meaningful and worth the time, efforts and you getting out of your comfort zone to try new things.  I think the Lorax book’s message was just that…we can all make a difference and by being that example, others will see, ask and eventually follow suit.  We all need to be educated and I was happy to learn more about Seventh Generation and teach my kiddos a little more about how they can help keep our Earth and environment healthy!



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  1. says

    I like the Seventh Generation line of products, we’ve been using quite a few of them for awhile now. There’s no weird smell and there’s nothing in them that aggravates any of our allergies.

    Boys and bathrooms though – I’m pretty sure the only solution for that is a maid service! I have four boys and there’s only one bathroom in our house. Sometimes I get up and go to shower and I just want to go check into a hotel instead :-p