Seventh Generation, a leading company in "responsible cleaning," recently released a new line of household disinfecting products that uses the thymol disinfectant technology developed by CleanWell. According to the manufacturer, the disinfectant products kill over 99.99% of household germs* naturally and are effective against the Influenza A Virus, including H1N1 (*refer to product labels for full details). The products can be used on hard surfaces and are EPA registered.
The disinfectant line includes the following products:
Our thoughts: The essential oils, including thyme and lemongrass, give these products a plant based fragrance. The thyme oil smell is pronounced but not overwhelming. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to fragrances of cleaning products. I like the natural, herb scent of this new Seventh Generation line. My husband, however, isn't fond of the earthy, botanical smell. (I guess as long as he doesn't have to do the cleaning, he won't complain.) I've used all three products to clean my home, and I'm happy with the results. I used the Multi-Surface Cleaner in my kitchen to spray down the counter and sink area. The Bathroom Cleaner foams up nicely when sprayed on surfaces and didn't leave streaks or film when wiped off with a damp rag. The formula on the wipes tends to create more of a lather than other wipes I've used in the past, but I didn't notice any other differences. What I like most about the products is that they are manufactured by a company that takes environmental responsibility seriously and focuses on safe products for people and the environment.
A paperback book titled The Conscious Kitchen: The New Way to Buy and Cook Food - to Protect the Earth, Improve Your Health, and Eat Deliciously by Alexandra Zissu was also included with our kit. Zissu's new book, just released this March, discusses sustainability and how to implement money saving and environmentally friendly practices in your home, especially when it comes to making choices involving food. She has partnered with Seventh Generation to educate consumers about no compromise solutions to clean their homes and kitchens. I found several of the tips in the book very handy. She covers all sorts of topics from food storage to choosing beer and wine. We're trying to pay more attention to what we consume and implement ways to reduce our ecological footprint. Resources like Zissu's book help us stay on the right path toward a greener life.
If you'd like to try one of the new disinfecting products out, Seventh Generation is currently offering a $1 off coupon on their website. (Must first join the site to access coupons.) Learn more about the products in this YouTube video:
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