9/1/11

Since becoming a mom I think have gained some experience and perspective about what products we bring into our home and use every day around our children and our pets. We try to check labels at stores, are these products Eco-friendly? Not tested on animals or contain animal products? Are these ingredients safe for our children? There are many questions to ask yourself when you are making an important purchase, and as funny as it may sound, products you clean your house with and use every day for your family are a very important purchase in my eyes.

I once bought a no-named brand "all purpose cleaner" without reading the label, I was looking at the cheap price tag and thinking of my budget at the time. The minute I opened the bottle I could smell the chemicals. It gave me a headache and I was not about to start using this stuff on every day surfaces my kids (and pets) touch, "all purpose" or not. Typically we have heard the old tale "the stronger it smells the better it works" - I see it as "the stronger the smell the worse for you it has to be" containing all kinds of dangerous chemicals and all.

Even then, going back to the same local store we shop at, it's hard to find products that will both do the job and not be so harsh at the same time. In fact the selection is quite limited. We prefer buying a product that will do the job with a less harsh smell and leave us with peace of mind knowing our loved ones aren't being exposed to something that wouldn't even be good for the environment. One green, Eco-friendly brand that I am happy to have had the opportunity to be introduced to is Seventh Generation. Seventh Generation helps parents make smart choices when buying Eco-friendly products for their households.

About Seventh Generation:

Seventh Generation believes their products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home - and for the community and environment outside of it. They want their products to make a difference - from their development through to their production, purchase, use and disposal. Their Canadian line-up of products helps make it easy for small decisions to add up and make a big impact on the environment.

Seventh Generation makes household products like Natural Household Cleaner, Natural Laundry Detergent and Natural Dish Washing Detergent and also has a baby product line including Free & Clear diapers, Free & Clear Baby wipes and Paper products!



We received a Seventh Generation gift pack to try out which included coupons for their Free & Clear diapers, Free & Clear Baby wipes, Natural Household Cleaner, Natural Laundry Detergent, and Natural Dish Washing Detergent.

Our potty training son still wears diapers at night time we are happy to try out the Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers. They are made with a cloth-like material that is soft and absorbent, leaving out chemicals like bleach and dyes. Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers are safe to put in the green bin as they are Eco-friendly. Fragrance-free wipes are a must in our house, both kids have sensitive skin and break out in rashes with the slightest perfume scent. We have experienced that before with our daughter and have always made sure since to purchase facial and personal products that are chemical and fragrance free. I'm happy knowing that Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers and wipes are hypoallergenic and don't contain any perfumes or fragrances, a safe choice for our kids.

What I like most about Seventh Generation  is that they have our families in mind. Their household products are not made with harsh chemicals, opening bottles didn't give me a headache this time and they still do the job. You know they are safe to use on the surfaces your little ones touch every day and deliver baby products you can trust. Doing our part by choosing a family-safe product and doing our environment a favour by making them Eco-friendly.

Join us in the Eco talk by joining the 7th Gen Nation! As a Nation member, you’ll have access to coupons, special offers and great tips for green and healthy living. There is so much we can do and so much we can learn, beginning with what products we use in our homes and for our families.



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15 comments:

  1. I think it's important to teach the kids by example. They already do recycling without even a second thought.

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  2. I would love to try these i'm also always on the lookout for natural products.
    thanks for the tip.

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  3. My best tip is to recycle all those water bottles,juice boxes and pop bottles,.etc..It is so easy to do!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  4. there is soo much waste the best thing that everyone can do is recycle as many things as possibel and the best tip is to unplug , unplug , unplug
    staceyx at telus dot net

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  5. my best tip is to recycle and reuse
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Vinegar and water for window cleaning or baking soda and salt for cleaner when mild abrasive is needed!
    ladybugcda (AT) hotamil (dot) com

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  7. Rubbing lemon juice on plastic reusable containers and letting it sit in a sunny place for a few hours will remove the smells - naturally - and keep the containers in use for longer!
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  8. stop wasting food - buy what u need and use it - also recycle everything

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  9. Set the example by limiting use of water, having cloth shopping bags, composting

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  10. We always REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. Simple as turning off light when not in use, using recyclable bags when shopping and grocery.
    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  11. We recycle, unplug appliances after use, use containers for storing food or lunches and reusable bags.

    jennifer at canadiancouponmom dot ca

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  12. I don't do laundry unless I can hang it out to dry - March until November.

    pytoomanykids@gmail.com

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  13. I don't use the dishwasher or dryer.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  14. Recycle everything possible.
    warnaar-2 at yahoo dot ca

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