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Eco-Friendly Cleaning with Seventh Generation

This is a collaborative post with Seventh Generation

We’re now a couple of weeks into the summer holidays and I am starting to feel like there isn’t an end to my washing basket. With the two boys plus a toddler, who loves those muddy puddles, it is overflowing and quite frankly, I need a hand! If it’s not a football kit to wash, it’s a caked in mud pair of leggings and that’s even before we tackle the constant washing up in the kitchen. So when Seventh Generation asked me if we’d try out some of their eco-friendly, all natural products, I was intrigued how they’d differ from the usual brand we use.

Seventh Generation is an American brand, who have been making plant-based cleaning products for over twenty years. Ever since Emma came along, I’m much more conscious of the chemicals in the products we use around the house – so to have all natural products at our fingertips is such a peace of mind. It’s also good news that the products are that bit better for the planet and much kinder on my sensitive skin. I was sent a big hamper of products to try out and Emma has been enjoying helping me out round the house. In fact helping with washing the clothes is her favourite thing to do, though I’m not sure how long that will last!

testing out the products

In our hamper, we were given 2 types of laundry detergent, an all purpose cleaning spray, a glass & surface cleaning spray, toilet bowl cleaner and washing up liquid to try out – I couldn’t believe it was such a generous hamper. We started off with the laundry – top of our priority list. I loved that there are two types to choose from – one is called ‘free & clear’, which is perfect for us as Emma’s skin has always been sensitive. As I opened the lid, it was almost odour free but the big question is whether the liquid would clean our clothes well. It absolutely did, from the tomato stains to the mud from all that puddle jumping. The second detergent has a lovely smell of lavender and blue eucalyptus, which we are using regularly for the boys’ clothes and they come out fresh every time.

Next, I moved onto the kitchen to give it a spring clean – using the two cleaning sprays. I’ve always loved an all purpose cleaner to easily clean the kitchen and bathroom using one product, and I really liked that it was odour free as some sprays have such a strong smell. The washing up liquid was very gentle on my hands and I noticed the difference that it was made from all natural ingredients.

Overall, I was so impressed by the Seventh Generation products and would highly recommend them in an environmentally friendly home.

seventh generation giveaway

You can buy Seventh Generation products at Tesco and I think they are the perfect cleaning products for the home, particularly with young children.

I’m very excited to announce that the lovely people at Seventh Generation are offering one lucky winner to win one of their hampers full of goodies too! Please note terms and conditions apply and can be found via Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rachel Bustin


  1. iain maciver
    August 9, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    laundry detergent

  2. August 9, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    I’d love to try the washing up liquid in this as my hands spend so much time in soapy water I’m starting to resemble a Grindenlow! Love that these are so natural x

  3. August 9, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    *Grindylow*. The professors at Hogwarts would be most disgruntled. x

  4. August 9, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Foto the washing up liquid comment above- all the anti back really makes mine dry! My son also has sensitive skin so the detergent sounds good too… will definitely enter the competition

  5. August 9, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    I need this in my life! If something can remove the hardest of stains (tomato and mud) then I hope it might clean the mess Evie makes on hers!!

  6. August 9, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    These sound like a great option for a family who really care about the environment, Mich x

  7. August 9, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    This sounds good, I’m definitely interested in environmentally friendly products!
    Didn’t realise you had 2 older boys as well as a toddler! Busy times indeed Hope you manage to get through the washing. My friend’s husband does all of theirs, how good is that?!

  8. Joanne Beale
    August 9, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    The laundry detergent to see how well it cleans

  9. laura stewart
    August 9, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    i would love to try the washing up liquid šŸ™‚

  10. laura banks
    August 9, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    the landry detergent

  11. Margaret gallagher
    August 9, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Free and CLEAR sounds perfect for Esmays delicate skin

  12. Andrea Fletcher
    August 9, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I would like to try the laundry liquid as I have a son with eczema and a husband with psoriasis.

  13. August 10, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I think I could do to try these,I seem to have developed a sensitivity to washing up liquid recently making my hands sore !

  14. Sheena Batey
    August 10, 2017 / 10:14 am

    The spray glass cleaner is the product I most want to try out.

  15. August 10, 2017 / 10:45 am

    This product sound great! I love eco products. I have entered the competition. šŸ™‚

  16. hali kinson
    August 10, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Awesome would love to try these products!

  17. August 10, 2017 / 11:30 am

    It would have to be the laundry wash – to see if it could clean the cricket whites!

  18. August 10, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    These all look good, but I think the washing up liquid would be useful to try! x

  19. Le Coin de Mel
    August 10, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I’d like to tray the natural cleaning spray. Since we’ve had a water softener, I’ve only used natural cleaning products and at the moment, my favourite one is Method. I’d love to see how Seventh Generation compares.

  20. August 10, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    The washing up liquid will ve my first try.

  21. Debbie B
    August 11, 2017 / 12:50 am

    I’d like to try the all purpose cleaner as it’s odour free, that would be such a bonus for me

  22. Ritchie
    August 11, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I’d like to try the laundry liquid.

  23. Amelia Kennedy
    August 11, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    I’d love to try the natural laundry detergent to find out how well it fights stains! x

  24. Sidrah Ahmed
    August 12, 2017 / 12:31 am

    I would love to try the natural laundry detergent

  25. Vicki D
    August 12, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I really want to try the laundry detergent as I have sensitive skin

  26. Claire Glace
    August 12, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    The natural laundry detergent, many thanks

  27. Stevie
    August 12, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I’d try the glass and surface cleaner first. I wonder if it can be used on screens.

  28. Lindsey Stuart
    August 12, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    These cleaning products sound fantastic! I would really like to try the natural laundry detergent my daughter has sensitive skin and I do find some brands are really perfumed and cause more irritation

  29. melissa crowe
    August 12, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    laundry detergent

  30. Gillian Holmes
    August 12, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I would really love to try the washing up liquid

  31. Laureen Timms
    August 12, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    The washing up liquid

  32. Danielle Spencer
    August 13, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I would love to try the glass cleaner the most.

  33. Emma H
    August 13, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    I’d love to try the washing up liquid.

  34. kefkat
    August 13, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I would like to try the water softener as our water is hard where we are

  35. kefkat
    August 13, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I would like to try the natural cleaning spray. Thank you

    P.S: The link to one of the Facebook pages was coming up as broken when I clicked it

  36. Mary H
    August 14, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I already use the concentrated washing up liquid and it’s fab! I love that it comes in sturdy cardboard packaging. It seemed expensive but a little really does go a long way so I hight recommend it. I really want to try all of their products now, starting with the all purpose cleaning spray.

    • Mary H
      August 14, 2017 / 10:16 am

      I meant the concentrated washing detergen, not washing up liquid!

  37. Jules Eley
    August 14, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    The natural dish liquid sounds great.

  38. Kerry Taylor
    August 14, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I spend so much time cleaning, the natural all purpose cleaner sounds amazing!

  39. Marie Jacobs
    August 15, 2017 / 12:57 am

    Natural cleaning spray xx

  40. rebecca h
    August 15, 2017 / 9:47 am

    I’d love to try the all purpose cleaner. you can often get bogged down with so many different products it’s nice to have one that does it all! I love that these products are all natural too

  41. August 15, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I like the sound of the Natural Washing Detergent.

  42. Heather Haigh
    August 15, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I’d most like to try the laundry detergent.

  43. Tracey Belcher
    August 15, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    the Laundry Stain removing detergent

  44. john prendergast
    August 16, 2017 / 1:26 am

    The laundry detergent

  45. Solange
    August 16, 2017 / 4:12 am

    Iā€™d most like to try the all purpose cleaner.

  46. Michaela Hannah
    August 16, 2017 / 6:02 am

    I would most love to try the laundry detergent

  47. Emily Hutchinson
    August 16, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I’d try the laundry liquid first, I love trying new products!

  48. Karen Barrett
    August 17, 2017 / 8:08 am

    I’d love to try the Natural Cleaning Spray.

  49. jen jackson
    August 17, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    The washing up liquid

  50. Sara owen
    August 17, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I would love to try the natural cleaning spray

  51. mari sutherland
    August 17, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Love to try the all purpose cleaning spray – totally love squirting everything !

    August 17, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I think i’d love to try the laundry detergent to see if it is better than my current laundry detergent

  53. Emma Salter
    August 17, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    The laundry detergent. I love trying out new ones to see what they make my clothes smell like

  54. louise lumsden
    August 18, 2017 / 11:46 am

    any of the cleaning sprays as I’m asthmatic, so the gentler on my airways the better for my breathing, so that I’m not wheezing while I’m trying to clean up

  55. Ashleigh Allan
    August 19, 2017 / 7:14 am

    The laundry detergent

  56. Katie
    August 19, 2017 / 9:28 am

    The all purpose cleaner

  57. lorraine kirk
    August 19, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I would like to try the natural laundry detergent as we tend to be allergic to a lot of brands.

  58. Robert Price
    August 19, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    The washing up liquid

  59. Rachell Lynch
    August 19, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    laundry detergent

  60. Stacey Leigh
    August 19, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I’d love to try the stain remover! With a 11 month old and a 6 year old i’m always fighting stains x

  61. Katy Malkin
    August 19, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I’d love to see if the natural laundry detergent is good on stains

  62. Nicola
    August 20, 2017 / 7:26 am

    I always use eco products but have never tried these ones. It would be grate to get to try them

  63. Caroline Blaza
    August 20, 2017 / 11:58 am

    I would like to try the washing up liquid though it all sounds great x

  64. Emma Ferguson
    August 20, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I would Iove to try the washing up liquid as always seem to be washing up!

  65. Rich Tyler
    August 20, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I’d love to try the washing up liquid šŸ™‚

  66. Carole Nott
    August 20, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    the laundry detergent looks like a great product to try

  67. Natasha R-M
    August 20, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I would like to try their washing-up liquid.

  68. Naila
    August 20, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    I really want to try the washing up liquid, sounds great x

  69. Heather brannan
    August 20, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    The laundry detergent

  70. August 20, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I’d really like to try the washing up liquid.

  71. Karen R
    August 20, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    The lavender and blue eucalyptus detergent sounds lovely šŸ™‚

  72. Kate jones
    August 20, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    I’d like to give them all a try really but most interested in the Natural Laundry Detergent!

  73. Patricia Avery
    August 20, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Free and clear sounds ideal for us as we all have sensitive skin šŸ™‚

  74. Clare Adams
    August 20, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    I’d like to try the laundry detergents – looking to find one that doesn’t leave my skin feeling itchy

  75. August 20, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    The seventh Generation laundry cleaning detergent as says tough on stains

  76. August 20, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    The dish liquid as i find branded products are too harsh on my skin and make my hands dry.

  77. August 20, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    The washing up liquid because my hands are easily irritated by cleaning products even when wearing gloves! All eco products are a winner with me so I am glad you have shared this information on your fabulous blog. Glad to discover you.

  78. Mel Turner
    August 20, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    The all purpose spray

  79. Paula Cheadle
    August 20, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    the washing up liquid

  80. August 20, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    The laundry detergent that fights stains

  81. Carly Belsey
    August 21, 2017 / 6:24 am

    The washing up liquid as I get dermatitis on my fingers so would be nice to use a product that doesn’t cause this. Thank you

  82. August 21, 2017 / 7:37 am

    The washing up liquid. Thanks for the chance x

  83. carrie wilford
    August 21, 2017 / 8:37 am

    would love to try the laundry detergent xx

  84. Jenny Jones
    August 21, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I would love to try the wash detergent as me and my eldest son have alot of allergies and are quite sensitive to certain brands

  85. Jenny Prest
    August 21, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Would love to give them all a try, but especially the natural cleaning spray x

  86. Jo Hutchings
    August 21, 2017 / 9:46 am

    I think I’d most like to try the washing up liquid.

  87. Carla Carthy
    August 21, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Iā€™d like to try the laundry liquid.

  88. Eve Ogden
    August 21, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    The washing up liquid as I have sensitive skin

  89. Rachael Sexey
    August 21, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    The laundry detergent as I have 2 girls with skin problems

  90. jo ogden
    August 21, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    the laundry liquid that fights stains with the amount of grass stains from my kids plating sport this would be great

  91. August 21, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I would love to try the laundry detergent!

    Emma elliott xxx

  92. sharon martin
    August 21, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    i’d love to try the laundry liquid

  93. Hayley Todd
    August 21, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    I would love to try the laundry detergent. Both myself and our youngest daughter suffer with psoriasis and eczema and most detergents on the market really irritate our skin so I would love to see if this would help.

  94. August 21, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    The toilet bowl cleaner

  95. Lia Burns
    August 21, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I would love to try the laundry detergent because my daughter and partner have very sensitive skin and I’m yet to find something natural that doesn’t irritate them x

  96. Lindsey Smith
    August 21, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I’d like to try the laundry detergent, constantly looking for new fragrances šŸ™‚

  97. Marina Owen
    August 21, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I would love to try the free and clear detergent as my kids and I have sensitive skin.

  98. Catherine Gregory
    August 21, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    The natural laundry detergent as I am expecting my first baby in 8 weeks and this would be perfect for his clothes

  99. Eva Trelfa
    August 21, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Id like to try the laundry detergent šŸ™‚

  100. Leanne Perrett
    August 21, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    i would love to try the stain remover as with two boys im always needing help with the laundry

  101. Diana
    August 21, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Natural Cleaning Spray šŸ™‚

  102. Deborah Clarke
    August 21, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I’d love to try the natural cleaning spray. It’s sounds great.

  103. Sarah Wilson
    August 21, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Definitely the laundry detergent!

  104. Anna Brown
    August 21, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    The laundry detergent

  105. jackie beckett
    August 21, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I would love to try the laundry detergent it might help my granddaughters skin

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