Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Seventh Generation Green Cleaning Products

Welcome to Finance Foodie Presents: Pioneering Products. These series brings you the exclusive 411 at the new and cool products that have recently come into the marketplace! 
 
"So fresh, so clean..."

When I was a youngster, my mom and I would wake up early every Sunday morning to clean the house. Now I know most kids would rather sleep in on a Sunday morning, but I always enjoyed these mornings that I spent hanging out with my mom - not only was it great bonding time for us, but we were also rewarded with a spotlessly clean living environment!

Even though to me, a clean home is a happy home, I was always irked about how toxic and environmentally unfriendly some of those cleaning products my mom and I used - no matter how (fake) "fresh rainwater" scented. This was especially apparent when I developed a rather unattractive rash after going gloveless while using a kitchen cleaner to clean my kitchen stove in Boston (Moral of this story: always wrap it up...in any situation!)

Luckily, I was introduced to Seventh Generation, an environmentally friendly line of cleaning and household products. Seventh Generation has recently tapped into the disinfecting power of the herb thyme to introduce a line of disinfecting sprays and wipes that kill germs naturally! The new line of botanical disinfectant cleaners includes a multi-surface cleaning spray, bathroom cleaning spray and wipes. I took a test run of these cleaners and - well - you can see the fabulous result above!

So a non-toxic cleaner that actually works - I guess I get to have my cake and eat it too - and on a nice clean countertop to boot!


********Giveaway!*******

Congrats #40! - Bebemiqui
"Mine is dirty clothes dropped right next to the laundry basket, agh!"

Please email financefoodie [at] gmail [dot] com with your mailing address so I can send your prize! You have 2 days (48 hours) to respond or the prize goes to alternate winners
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Seventh Generation (via myblogspark) wants to give one financefoodie.com reader a Seventh Generation “Disinfecting Cleaning Kit” that includes a disinfecting multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, wipes, a copy of eco-lifestyle consultant and author Alexandra Zissu's book The Conscious Kitchen, a cleaning caddy made from recycled plastic, and two rolls of 100% recycled, unbleached paper towels.

There are THREE ways to enter:
1. In my comments section, tell me what is your pet peeve (you all know mine already - dirty houses!)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ended Friday April 9 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

PS I'm off to Nicaragua for a week for some R&R, so moderating of comments will be sparse (so don't worry if you post a comment and don't see if for a while - its just in the que!)

[Note: products, information and giveaway prize pack were all provided to me by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark]

144 comments:

Anna P. Nguyen said...

dirty toilets! i just can't sleep in a house w/ a dirty toilet so... my toilets are always clean. :)

April said...

Soap scrum in the bathtub. I cant stand that. I have to clean it right away.

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

Amanda said...

Dirty shoes on carpet! right after I cleaned them too!

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/11367698438

cdziuba said...

follow on twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

I hate crumbs on the floor.





cdziuba@aol.com

Hyosun Lee said...

dirty and disorganized kitchen!

Joannie said...

My pet peeve is dragging around a heavy vacuum cleaner, up and down the stairs!!
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

DIRTY DISHES IN THE SINK

littlelatina said...

looks good for cleaning

Sunnyvale said...

I hate spots on our carpets

Katmagick said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/11379774028

Katmagick said...

follow you on twitter
@katmagick

Katmagick said...

Fingerprints all over the Stainless Steel appliances. Use the freaking handles!

J.Anderson said...

I follow on twitter!
arockincupcake
jennette6963@msn.com

J.Anderson said...

Dirty walls totally freak me out!
jennette6963@msn.com

J.Anderson said...

I also tweeted!
jennette6963@msn.com
http://twitter.com/ARockinCupcake/status/11380688437

cstironkat said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/11388427958

cstironkat said...

I hate clutter. It is a pain to try to keep it in check.

Jean said...

hair on the bathroom floor

mindy said...

dust drives me bonkers thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

wildcat32 said...

My pet peeve is dirty light switches.
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

llinda29 said...

My pet peeve is grass drug in

sksweeps said...

I've got two - the dust that multiplies the second I turn my back, and the cathair that does the same thing (I love my long haired cat, just hate the fur EVERYWHERE!)

Annie1 said...

I CAN'T (sorry for screaming) STAND when someone makes something (sandwhich, toast, anything) and leaves crumbs on the counter and bits of jam, butter or whatever! ahhh it drives me batty!

ty

nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Annie1 said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/11400627992

ty

nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Annie1 said...

Follow you on Twitter

greeeneyedwhwom

ty

nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I have many pet peeves, but one of them is misspellings (not typos) :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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degood said...

I follow you on twitter as kmayans

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

degood said...

My current pet peeve is socks that go thru the laundry without their mates. Where do all the missing socks go?

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

liz said...

i am a neat freek so i have alot of pet peeves! my biggest on is fingerprints on mirrors and dirty dishes! boutique1976(at)yahoo(dot)com

mar said...

I can not stand finger prints all over my walls and interior doors!

LWons@HotMail.com

susan said...

I hate sticky counters!

Amanda S. said...

My pet peeve is toothpaste worms in the sink!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

My pet peeve is not cleaning up after oneself in the kitchen! Thanks!

Mia J. said...

Leaving dirty dishes in the sink without rinsing them.

Bebemiqui said...

Mine is dirty clothes dropped right next to the laundry basket, agh!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather Y said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! My pet peeve is dust! My furniture is dark and every speck shows up... what a pain!

Thanks!

heather y
click4cash4me(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

kitties who like to track cat litter out of the litterbox YUCK!

Katie said...

My worst pet peeve is people who are rude.
katekarr at gmail dot com

Luv to Save said...

twitter follower as luv_to_Save
luvtosave at gmail.com

Luv to Save said...

Dirty sink!
luvtosave at gmail.com

Molly C. said...

My pet peeve is that right after I clean something, one of the kids or my dh will turn it into a mess. Ugh!

Meaghan F. said...

I'd have to say my biggest pet peeve is when people in my house leave food on the counter when they aren't using it.

Jessica said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/11524029327
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I follow through twitter (@jjak2003)
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

My biggest pet peeve is trying to keep fingerprints off of our glass coffee tables
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

grannyvon said...

Dirty and cluttered kitchen cabinets are mine. Thanks for the entry in this exciting giveaway! ybutler@oppcatv.com

tattwo said...

My pet peeve is dirty dishes in the sink. Thansk.

kmorghan said...

Clutter on my kitchen counters! Every time my husband is in there, he leaves stuff out on the counters and I have to go put it away.

Holly B said...

My pet peeve is people who don't use their turn signal!

idahodad7 said...

I cannot stand clutter.

medria65 said...

Not replacing the used up toilet paper roll with a fresh one...I mean how hard is that right??

medria65 said...

Toilet paper rolls not being replaced!

Deedles said...

I hate crumbs on the counters.
djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

shiloh said...

I get ticked when others knowingly spill or otherwise make a mess and walk off, with the attitude the fairy maid will take care of it.

socmama said...

A dirty kitchen sink! Can't stand it!

Laura said...

My pet peeve is dirty dishes in the sink! Either put them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand!

idahomom said...

I hate clutter. Whenever I go to my inlaws, you cannot even work on the counters in the kitchen because they are filled with junk.

Francine said...

I hate dirty dishes in the sink.

fmd518(at)gmail(dot)com

ky2here said...

Twitter follower ky2here1.

ky2here said...

I can't eat in a house that has a dirty kitchen floor or countertops.

ky2here said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/11673265280

samsakara said...

My pet peeve is kids not taking care of there dishes when there done eating.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Alicia said...

Cleaning up cat hork.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Jenn S. said...

Crumbs on the linoleum and mud/dirt marks on the carpet from dirty shoes.

AEKZ2 said...

I don't like dirty countertops.

kakihara said...

Hair --with 3 teens and all kinds of pets I feel like I spend my life cleaning up hair! it's everywhere!!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

dddiva said...

Does it have to be about cleaning? If so, it would be finishing one room going to another then coming back to find first destroyed (yeah, love kids & dogs- just not the messes).

dddiva said...

http://twitter.com/dddiva/status/11756195034

dddiva said...

I follow you on twitter dddiva

Kimberly said...

twitter follower @Aerated
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I hate it when someone vacuums or sweeps and doesn't move anything. There is still dirt surrounding everything.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Miranda said...

Wires!! I cant stand to see Wires!

taylor said...

A company, or Workman that dont do the job right and you have to keep calling them back to fix what they didnt know what they were doing in the first place.

electricisland(at)gmail.com

taylor said...

Following you on Twitter (id- electricisland)

terri142 said...

I follow you on twitter.(terri142)

terri142 said...

I hate a dirty kitchen floor.

terri142 said...

tweet!

http://twitter.com/terri142/status/11787640139

Hotsnotty2 said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter (@Hotsnotty2) Thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

annulla said...

My pet peeve is people who don't clean up after their pets. Honestly, there is nothing quite as bad as walking into a home with a reeking litter box - ugh!

heaventrees said...

One pet peeve is "sprinkles" on the toilet seat, the floor, etc.

Melissa B. said...

Mail stuffed back into the envelope it came in. Why do people want to keep a ripped open mess like that? You don't need it anymore. Throw the thing away.

karen said...

My pet peeve is a sink full of dirty dishes. Thanks.

president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

lisa said...

For me it is cat litter on the floor. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/11829830486

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lisa said...

I follow you on Twitter(samasam). msmith572@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My pet peeve are dirty toilets! Yuk!

bryan.bryan70@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Following FinanceFoodie on Twitter @yoshidoshi

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Anonymous said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/yoshidoshi

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Anonymous said...

I hate crumbs on the floor! Especially when you're walking around barefoot

yoshismokey80@yahoo.com

Tom said...

My roommate leaving a mess everywhere he goes!

Julie said...

One of my pet peeves is my kids not picking up after themselves

aunteegem@yahoo.com

diesel51 said...

I had tracked in dirt.

diesel51 said...

http://twitter.com/diesel51/status/11844308503

Nancy said...

My pet peeve: bathrooms that are not clean and tidy!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Dirty floors!!
shawnac68@hotmail.com

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/11859616094

pixie13 said...

I follow you on twitter @pixie13sweeps

pixie13 said...

My pet peeve is when people don't put stuff away where it BELONGS! Cuz it takes 2 whole seconds out of your life to put it away, right?

Auriette said...

My pet peeve is putting a dish in the sink that could be quickly rinsed off and be fine. I mean, if you just heated water in a cup in the microwave, it's not even dirty!

Auriette said...

I am following you on Twitter. ID Auriette

Vanessa said...

My pet peeve is not having a picked up and organized house!

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vanessa said...

Following you on Twitter. Twitter ID: jewelsntreasure

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Vanessa said...

REtweet: http://twitter.com/financefoodie1/status/11346880235

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Pamela S said...

My pet peeve is dirty toilets....EWWWW!!!!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Laureen said...

My pet peeve is walking in the house with shoes on.

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Laureen said...

I now follow Finance Foodie on Twitter. (MamandeEDS)

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Sher said...

One of my pet peeves is not cleaning out the sink and drain after the dishes are done! Also a rolled up in a ball looking dish cloth..ugghh!

Sher said...

I am following on Twitter... @shereck

gertieguest said...

Not washing out the sink after brushing your teeth and leaving toothpaste stuck to it!

amyd said...

follow on twitter
amyhd29

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

amyd said...

my pet peeve is a dirty stove/sink!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Swtlilchick said...

My pet peeve is dity dishes in kitchen sink

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Swtlilchick said...

I am following Finance Foodie on Twitter (Swtlilchick)

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Swtlilchick said...

Tweet:Swtlilchick
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Chip said...

My pet peeve is mold that seems to come back in my shower. Got to replace that fan!!

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

vegan4life said...

dirty bathtub.
vivianbl@olg.com

momznite said...

Toothpaste (out of the tube) on the counter or in the sink drives me crazy.

susan1215 said...

Follow you on twitter susan1215

susan1215 said...

My pet peeve my dog who sometimes still pees on my carpet.

dvice said...

My pet peeve is wet kitchen sponges

DEBIJOT said...

follow you on twitter - debijot

DEBIJOT said...

bread crumbs on counters after sandwiches have been made and not wiped up - (love you hubby!)

Dina said...

Crumbs on the kitchen floor! And missing TP in the bathroom. aitmama {{ta}} gmail {{tod}} com

Dina said...

http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/11889841249

Dina said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter - aitmama

Anara said...

little splashes of coffee and sugar granules on the countertops - even worse, add some dry coffee grounds!

at gmail: a midg rn

kathy pease said...

i hate hate hate when people chew loud with their mouths open

kathy pease said...

following on twitter klp1965

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/11891572057

carolpie said...

Pieces of crap my dog brings in in his feet. He has even gotten goat poo in his feet and brought that in-we have goats. Sticks, stickers and stuff I don't even know what it is! Can be downright gross!
spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol

carolpie said...

Pieces of crap my dog brings in in his feet. He has even gotten goat poo in his feet and brought that in-we have goats. Sticks, stickers and stuff I don't even know what it is! Can be downright gross!
spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol

carolpie said...

Tweet!~http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/11892212672

carolpie said...

I follow on Twitter!~dresdenrain.

Jennifer Neal said...

I hate shower scum!

Atreau said...

My biggest pet peeve is when things aren't replaced such as an empty soap dispenser or toilet paper dispenser. Or the tissue box goes missing - ugh!

Stephanie said...

One of my pet peeves is putting dirty dishes in both sides of the sink, I can cope with one, but when both have dirty dishes in them it makes me crazy.

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

lilyk said...

My pet peeve is people who drive slow in the fast lane.

Happi Shopr said...

I can't stand a dirty bathroom! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

helenlam said...

I don't like it when food is eaten in bed! Crumbs everywhere...

Laureen said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/status/11900917003

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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