Holiday Clean Up is a Breeze with Seventh Generation {Review and Giveaway}

Seventh Generation has been a staple in my home for quite awhile! I am attached to a greener approach to cleaning, and have been for years. The thought of my house being filled with harmful chemicals is enough to make me…well you know. I have used other green cleaning products, but nothing cuts through the boys’ dirt and grime like Seventh Generation. So when I was given the opportunity to review an amazing kit of new products from Seventh Generation, of course I was delighted!

The Seventh Generation Holiday Cleaning Kit includes:

  • Natural Dish Liquid
  • Automatic Dishwasher Pacs
  • Natural Laundry Detergent Packs
  • Wood Cleaner
  • Natural Hand Wash
I try to put dishes in the dishwasher whenever possible because I’m lazy I would rather be spending time with my boys than cleaning the dishes. But for those extra messy pots and pans or my crock pot dish, usually a good scrub is in order. The Natural Dish Liquid is great at cutting through the grease of last nights’ meatloaf pan, but was gentle enough to leave my hands feeling soft and clean.
These little Dishwasher Pacs are amazing! The first time I used them, I popped one in, turned on the dishwasher and let it do it’s thing! My dishes came out squeaky clean. No marks, no food residue, no stains. Not one dish was left “unclean”. I was surprised considering the dishwasher tabs I had previously used took TWO tabs for my dishes to come out “semi-clean” and I was always washing dishes after the dishwasher was done!
 I was most excited to try the Laundry Packs, because I just love doing laundry {insert eye rolling}. No, really on a serious note, all of the boys, including Brian, have sensitive skin, so I have always used a chemical and dye free detergent to wash laundry. But I love the convenience of popping one of these bad boys into the washer instead of pouring, measuring and then pouring again, plus a drips on the floor or getting detergent on my hands. It’s also safe for HE washers too, so it worked perfectly in my Samsung front load HE washer, and the clothes came out clean and fresh!
 The wood cleaner worked wonders on my all my wood furniture. It didn’t leave an oily film like most wood cleaners do, and it seemed to bring back the original luster to my bedroom suite. I have solid wood dark cherry furniture in my master bedroom, it’s only about two years old and seems to lack the shine and beauty it once held. So naturally I started there, using the wood cleaner on the a night stand, and then a dresser, and soon I had a Master Bedroom full of “new” furniture! Surely this will be a key part of your bedroom solutions.
I will admit I am not fond of lavender scented anything. The smell just seems so over powering and brings a tingle to my nose. So when I opened my box of Seventh Generation goodies to find this Lavender scented hand soap (and the dish washing liquid which is also Lavender scented)…I thought oh no, Lavender {insert sad face}. But I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this hand soap! The scent is magnificent not too strong, and it leaves my hands feeling clean and soft. I (and the boys) use this hands soap everyday. I (we) absolutely love it!
So there you have it, five wonderful products from Seventh Generation! If you aren’t familiar with Seventh Generation, you can learn more about their bio-based home care products by visiting their website at:
Ready to win these fabulous products? Here’s the details:
One lucky reader will win a Holiday Cleaning Kit valued at $29.00 from Seventh Generation. The kit includes: Natural Dish Soap, Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Concentrated Pacs, Natural Laundry Detergent Packs, Wood Cleaner, and Lavender Hand Wash
The giveaway will run from December 26 – January 9
Open to US residents only
Now for the fun part! Enter this awesome giveaway by using the Rafflecopter form below. Remember the more entries you complete, the better chances you have to win! Please only claim entries that you have completed, because all entries will be verified! GOOD LUCK!

Secret Santa for Bloggers, Oh What Fun!

‘Tis the season to blog and be merry! Uh… well you know what I mean! With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to do a Secret Santa for Bloggers! How awesome would that be? So are you in?

Great! Let’s go over the details:

  1. Sign up here  Bloggers Secret Santa. Sign ups will close on November 9, 2012.
  2. You will be matched with another Blogger. Your match will be emailed to you on November 10, 2012.
  3. Gifts should be $10.00 maximum. A small gift basket, a cute handmade something or another, or gift card.  Find some great ideas on Pinterest!
  4. Gifts should be post marked by December 1, 2012. Hopefully this will keep us all from hitting the Holiday Rush at the Post Office! 🙂
  5. Make sure to include a little card with your name and blog information!
EDITED TO ADD: The Secret Santa for Bloggers is open to US and Canada Bloggers.
If you have any questions, shoot me an email to jessica{at}boys-oh-boys{dot}com. AND if you want to help me spread the word, please grab a button. Thanks bunches!

Alright, now that you’ve signed up, link your blog below! Please only enter your blog URL if you have signed up to be a Secret Santa!
Who will your Secret Santa be?