In our house, as a family of six, cleaning is a necessary evil. I’ve never been one of those people who loves to roll up their sleeves and have a good clean, nor can I tell you that my house is spotless from top to bottom, because most of the time I am fighting a losing battle, trying my hardest to simply limit the damage each day!
I’ll be honest, when it comes to cleaning products, I tend to throw whatever’s on offer at the supermarket into my trolley, paying very little attention to brands, labelling, never bothering to turn over the bottles to see what actually goes into these items that I use throughout my home. Shockingly, I recently learned that by law, brands don’t need to reveal what goes into their cleaning products! If you research this further, the number of chemicals which make up these basic household items is terrifying; ingredients such as petroleum, chlorine, ammonia – all of which are harmful, not only if inhaled or consumed, but even if they come into contact with the skin.
With Harry having such severe eczema I am horrified to think that whilst we take such care to ensure that his skincare products are completely natural, when it comes to our washing powder or the detergents we use around the house, I had never really thought about how they would contribute to his condition.
So I was delighted to recently discover Seventh Generation, a US brand who have been making cleaning products from plant based ingredients for over twenty five years. Not only are they vegan friendly but they are a member of the Leaping Bunny cruelty free programme, guaranteeing that no animal testing is involved, and are also listed in PETA’s database of recommended companies.
Their company ethos is to make the world a better place and they do this through using recycled materials, biodegradable formulas and through providing better conditions for their workers, communities and the environment overall.
When Seventh Generation offered to send me a hamper of cleaning products to try, I couldn’t wait. As much as I was bowled over by the company ethos, I was keen to find out if their products could clean away the aftermath of a day with my children!
The hamper included Seventh Generation laundry detergent, Natural 4 x concentrated laundry detergent, toilet cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, washing up liquid and glass and surface cleaner.
The verdict? Not only do they work just as well as regular cleaning products but, through using the Seventh Generation detergent for just two weeks, I have already seen an improvement in Harry’s skin!
I am completely converted to green cleaning, using Seventh Generation products to ensure that not only is my house clean and sterile, but my children are safe from harmful chemicals. Even better, these products are all available in Tesco stores throughout the country, meaning that you too can make that switch.
Win a hamper of Seventh Generation goodies!
To win a hamper of Seventh Generation cleaning products simply enter via the link below. The competition will end on Sunday 3rd September and the winner notified via email. Good Luck!
*** We were sent this hamper for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own. ***