I have promoted green cleaning for awhile now—with 3 kids & 4 pets in the house, it just makes me feel better to know the cleaners I am using are safe for them. Seventh Generation has several products available that are quicker & easier than making your own. Last month, I received a green cleaning kit to review and went on a bit of a cleaning binge!
The kit included an all-purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, disinfecting wipes, recycled paper towels & The Conscious Kitchen book. I’d show you before & after pictures, but, well, no one wants to see the first ones. Seriously, just trust me on that. June Cleaver I am not. Right now, though, my kitchen sparkles!
Plus, the cleaners smell so good I was much more willing to pick up a spray bottle tot tackle the bathrooms. They are made with lemongrass & thyme, which has disinfecting powers. This makes for a clean & fresh scent, but the hubby did tell me to let you know that it is very strong! I think it’s a lot better than a chemical smell, but if you aren’t a fan of lemon or thyme, you won’t like the powerful scent.
I also received 2 rolls of paper towels. Around here, that should be about a year’s supply! At least. We eliminated paper towels over a year ago. However, I do miss having them when it’s time for frying bacon, which I promptly did as soon as I opened the package.
The paper towels are made from recycled materials, unbleached and compressed. This means you get more paper towels in a smaller roll—less packaging waste and more rolls per delivery truck for an even smaller carbon footprint! Plus, the brown paper towels match my coffee themed kitchen. It’s the little things.
Disinfecting wipes were also included in this kit. They’re made with the same lemon/thyme combination. I will admit this is my weakness. I love the idea of wiping down all the icky, frequently handled spots—doorknobs, light switches, stair rails—but I’ve been good lately about not buying the chemical wipes. Once this package is empty, I’ll definitely be replacing it!
With Earth Day in just a couple weeks, now is the perfect time to make simple changes to go green. If you aren’t ready for a clean sweep, pick your most frequently used cleaner and replace it. However, one lucky reader has the chance to win the full kit! Simply leave a comment here, and tell us what plans you have in honor of Earth month. You can earn additional entries by:
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There are numerous products and tools designed to help you live your life. Some will work, while others won’t. Each Tuesday, we’ll share something we’ve tried so you won’t have to spend money until you know it’s worth it! Our selections usually include items that will also save your family money while others will save you time or just make your inexpensive life easier to manage. I was provided with a free green cleaning kit from the company through My Blog Spark to try for this review, but the opinion is 100% real.