(CLOSED) Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spring Cleaning Review and Giveaway

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on April 20, 2010 · 84 comments

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Earth Day is this Thursday, and I must confess I wasn’t ‘tuned in’ to ‘going green’ as much before Princess Nagger came along.  Don’t get me wrong – I diligently recycled.  But being concerned what my cleaning products were putting into the air?  Meh, not so much.  After Princess Nagger made her arrival, however, I started being more aware and reading labels a lot more than I used to.

When I was contacted recently to try out the Seventh Generation disinfecting products, I didn’t even hesitate – I’m always on the lookout for better products to keep things sanitary, yet be safe to use at the same time.  And for it to smell good?  Even better.

The disinfectants contain thymol, a component of the herb thyme, and can be used on hard surfaces including counter tops, plastic cutting boards, highchair trays as well as children’s toys. Best of all, they kill over 99.99 percent of germs* naturally and are effective against the Influenza A Virus, including H1N1.

Seventh Generation has partnered with eco-lifestyle consultant and author, Alexandra Zissu, whose new book, The Conscious Kitchen, discusses what’s good for your health, what’s good for the planet and what tastes great.


I started off with the disinfectant cleaner – the aroma of lemongrass and thyme was such a pleasant experience, especially compared to the name brand product I had been using.  I didn’t realize I had a habit of holding my breath when using the other stuff because the smell overwhelmed me when using it.  Not so with this cleaner.  It did a great job cleaning the counter tops and all other surfaces I tackled in both the kitchen and living room – and I loved that it didn’t leave streaks or residue behind.

Next I put the disinfectant wipes to the test:


The only trouble I had with these was figuring out where the first one started to put it through the feeder notch inside the lid.  These had an interesting almost foamy/sudsy moisture – which intrigued me to find out how effective they would wipe surfaces without leaving a soapy residue.  But they didn’t leave any soapy residue behind at all – in fact, they had more moisture than the disinfectant wipes I currently use, which made then tackle the bigger messier jobs with no effort.

The final test was the bathroom cleaner:


I was not disappointed.  It did the job and did it well.  And the best part (aside from the fact that it’s non-toxic and kills 99.9% of the germs) is that when I was done, I didn’t have that lingering chemical smell hanging in the air like I normally do.  In fact, when the hubby got home from work, he commented that the house smelled great – as opposed to the day before, when he asked if one of the animals had had an accident because of the pungent cleaner smell still hanging in the air…from a previous day.

With both of the spray disinfectants I used the recycled paper towels they sent me:


The paper towels were absorbent and strong, and didn’t leave any fuzzy lint behind.  A winner in my book!  If you are planning on buying some of Seventh Generation’s products, be sure to scope out their coupons for some great savings.

Want to try Seventh Generation products for free?

Win It:

Here’s your chance to win a Seventh Generation “Disinfectant Cleaning Kit”:


You will receive a Seventh Generation “Disinfecting Cleaning Kit” that includes a disinfecting multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, wipes, a copy of The Conscious Kitchen, a cleaning caddy made from recycled plastic, and two rolls of 100% recycled, unbleached paper towels.

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You have until 11:59pm EST on April 27, 2010 to enter. 1 lucky winner will be randomly selected. I will email the winner and post the name here. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US residents. Good luck!

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A big thank you to MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation for providing me with a gift pack and product for review and giveaway.  The opinions are of my own personal experience and not influenced by any outside source.  Disclosure policy here.

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{ 83 comments }

1 debp April 20, 2010 at 6:49 am

My two favorite cleaning products are vinegar and murphy’s oil soap. I use vinegar in so much, even in place of fabic softener.
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2 debp April 20, 2010 at 6:50 am

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3 denise April 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

My favorite cleaning supply is Clorox Wipes. I would love to try more earth friendly ones.

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4 denise April 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

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6 Amy V April 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

My favorite cleaning product is Murphy’s Oil Soap.

7 Amy V April 20, 2010 at 9:58 am

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8 Terra Heck April 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

My favorite are Lysol’s Disinfecting Wipes and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. I’ve never tried Seventh Generation cleaning products before, but would like to. Thanks.
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9 Maggie April 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I’ve never been or know about all these new products! Don’t ever know which is the best to buy .:X
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15 Jaime P April 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm

my all time fave is Murphy’s. I’ve used it for years and love the smell

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20 Brinkels April 24, 2010 at 10:48 pm

My favorite cleaning products are Dapple.
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22 Sarah April 25, 2010 at 7:38 am

I’ve been happy with the EcoStore line of cleaning products but I hear good things about 7th generation too :)
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28 Wehaf April 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I have a method cleaning spray for my toilet that works really well.

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30 Blogging Mama Andrea April 26, 2010 at 10:11 am

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35 Blogging Mama Andrea April 26, 2010 at 10:16 am

I forget to tell you which is my favorite cleaning product! Ai!

I love Method Cleaner – the all purpose pink because it smells good. I just tried the Clorox Green AP Spray but it’s just not cutting it!
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36 Angela R. April 26, 2010 at 2:57 pm

My favorite cleaner is any type of wipes. They are so easy to use and make clean up so much easier.

37 Angela R. April 26, 2010 at 2:59 pm

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38 Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} April 26, 2010 at 3:08 pm

My favorite green cleaning product is Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Countertop Spray :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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50 Faythe April 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I normally use a lot of vinegar & baking soda to clean & esp in the laundry. when I buy a product I look for something that has the least amount of chemicals & no strong smell. vinegar dissipates fast & actually act like a deodorizer! gramousetails atgmail
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51 Faythe April 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm

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56 Julie L April 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I use Spic and Span cleaning products

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61 Rachel D. April 27, 2010 at 5:21 am

Clorox Wipes and Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner are my top 2 faves!

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71 Tiffany Pettey April 27, 2010 at 7:42 am

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76 lisa April 27, 2010 at 9:22 am

I really like the Seventh Generation tub & tile cleaner.
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