As we speak, I am simultaneously potty training a two year-old and a four year-old. Littlest is ready, I think. She has been removing her own clothes and telling me she needs to go for a few weeks. Biggest… well Biggest is another story. His ASD means that we have been struggling with this for a two years and counting. We are making a last-ditch attempt before school. So far, things are going as well as we might have hoped. When you are being double-teamed by two novice potty-users, you better make sure you have a lot of cleaning products to hand and a washer and dryer poised to be in constant action. When Seventh Generation offered to send us a hamper of their brilliant, eco-friendly and all natural cleaning products to try, it seemed like pretty excellent timing.
Seventh Generation are a brand from the USA who have been making safe, plant-based products that really work for more than 25 years. That is great news for the planet and for those who are worried about using harsh products, particularly parents and those with sensitive skin. They sent me a huge hamper of goodies and FIVE lucky readers can win the same. Just check out the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.
Seventh Generation – The Products
We tried out Seventh Generation laundry detergent, Natural 4 x concentrated laundry detergent, toilet cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, washing up liquid (dish soap or liquid in the USA!) and glass and surface cleaner. One of the great things about these products is that many come in Free & Clear options. This means that they are strong enough to get the job done but they contain no harsh fumes or fragrances.
My washing machine has done approximately twenty loads of laundry since we started potty-training four days ago. This means we have had ample opportunity to try both the Blue Eucalyptus and Lavender and the Free & Clear laundry detergent. I was pretty impressed with both. They coped well in my usual washing temperatures and lifted stains as well as coping with all our potty mishaps. I think this is something most people worry about when choosing less harsh, all natural cleaning products. Will it actually do a good enough job?
With Seventh Generation, I think the answer is yes.
The cleaning spray has been great at cleaning up floor-based accidents and general toddler mess. The fact that it genuinely has no smell but still cleans is a huge plus for me. I am really sensitive to smells. I particularly dislike the synthetic, floral or citrus-type fragrances that cleaning products usually have. This means I sneeze a lot when cleaning. I also hate it when the smell lingers on my hands when washing up. The cleaning spray and washing-up liquid are genuinely odourless and I really appreciated that.
Seventh Generation Giveaway
Overall, I think Seventh Generation products are the perfect choice for those who are environmentally conscious or those who are reluctant to use harsh smells and chemicals when looking after their family.
You can buy Seventh Generation products at Tesco and if you use the discount code GRXN7Y you can get £3 off laundry detergent, even if you don’t win!
If you would like to be in with a chance of receiving a hamper of Seventh Generation goodies, enter below. Please note, terms and conditions apply and can be found in Rafflecopter.
This post in in collaboration with Seventh Generation and they kindly sent us some cleaning products to try.