I’d never heard of Seventh Generation until very recently. In fact, they’re a very established brand in the US and now we have the chance to try them in the UK because their products are now available to buy now in Tesco. I was asked if I’d like to try some of their products out and I was keen to give it a try because of their eco-credentials. I generally buy products that are eco-friendly as long as I can find ones that do the job well.
I’ve been trying out a range of products from washing up liquid to toilet cleaner, from laundry products to glass cleaner. I think one of the things that most interested me was the colour of the products. Often we are sold products that are bright green or bright blue, which isn’t a very natural state of affairs. Seventh Generation have recently launched a #ComeClean campaign, which is all about questioning the ingredients in traditional cleaning products. The products I’ve been using from Seventh Generation have mostly been clear in colour and certainly not any of those unnatural, bright colours.
Effectiveness is key to whether I continue to use a particular product. I already have some ‘go-to’ products like the floor cleaners that I use because they are effective, eco-friendly and available to buy in stores nearby. Because Seventh Generation are available from Tesco, getting hold of their products in the future shouldn’t be a problem. From an environment point of view, Seventh Generation don’t use fragrances and their products are made from plant-based ingredients rather than from petroleum products.
That just leaves effectiveness to try out at home. So how did the products perform? Very well. This week the toilet cleaner has been put to the test because we had problems with a blocked toilet. I’ve put my DIY skills to the test (with the help of a little googling for possible solutions) and managed to clear the blockage (too much toilet paper I think, as like a lot of kids H uses it as if it’s going out of fashion). Once cleared the toilet still looked a terrible mess, but it didn’t take long for the Seventh Generation’s toilet cleaner to work its magic.
Washing up with the washing up liquid has gone well too. There are enough bubbles without there being lots of suds. It seems to cut through greasy marks and I have a lot of confidence using it. I really think that this product could make it onto the regular use list. This weekend H went paintballing and even though he’d been wearing overalls, his clothes had got muddy in parts, like around the ankles of his trousers. Add to that lots of outside play this week with the inevitable grass stains and you’ll understand that the laundry liquid has been put through some demanding tests. It’s performed well though and I’m confident when I put a load of washing in, even if it’s quite stained.
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