The Spring Green #9: Seventh Generation New Disinfecting Cleaners Review and Giveaway (Ends 4/6) CLOSED

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Seventh Generation is a Vermont-based company that has been making safe and environmentally-responsible products for 20 years. Their name sums up the company philosophy very nicely. Seventh Generation comes from the Great Law of the Iroquois that states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations."

Most of you have probably come across something from their complete line of non-toxic household products. Seventh Generation just added three new disinfecting products:
I received samples of all three, plus a jumbo roll of Seventh Generation 100% recycled paper towels and an eco-friendly tote. 

The disinfectants are the first EPA-registered line of cleaners to kill 99.99 percent of germs naturally (including Influenza A and H1N1) using thymol, a component of thyme oil derived from the herb thyme. These new disinfectants are the perfect example of eco-friendly spring cleaning tools - and I am excited to feature them in The Spring Green Event.

The Disinfecting Wipes come in a 70-count canister and are great for a quick clean up while disinfecting and controlling odors. Since the disinfectant is made from botanically pure plant extracts, the wipes can be used safely to clean toys, changing tables, and toilet seats. I hope the company starts selling a travel pack that would be perfect to have in the car or diaper bag for all those times that my kids need to use a public restroom, a restaurant high chair, or sit in a shopping cart at the grocery store in the middle of flu season.

The Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner comes in a spray bottle that dispenses it as a foam. It stuck to tile and vertical surfaces better than liquid cleaners, and worked very well in my bathroom. For disinfecting, you can leave it air dry - per the manufacturer's directions, test in a small area first. The scent is Lemongrass & Thyme, a nice fresh fragrance without the chemical fumes of some traditional cleaners I've tried.

I used the Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner on my kitchen counters and appliances. It's very easy to use -just spray and wipe. Just as the other two products in the disinfecting line, it will not harm hard nonporous surfaces. It worked very well, and left my kitchen sparkling clean and smelling fresh.

One thing I would have liked for both cleaners is a see-through bottle (or maybe a see-through side) so that I could see how much is left. So far, it seems to me that the multi-surface cleaner will last awhile.

The reusable shopping tote is roomy and well made - the perfect bag for your grocery shopping, trips to the library, and more! I keep a dozen or so eco-friendly bags in my car - always prepared for a quick stop at the store or market.

Finally, I have to tell you that the Seventh Generation jumbo roll of paper towels is not your average roll! It is made from 100% recycled paper, with a minimum of 90% post-consumer materials. I do not use paper towels if a dish rag will do but if I had to, I would not look any further. All that recycling I do every day put to good use! So glad that Seventh Generation are saving cardboard, office waste, and other paper materials from going into a landfill. What's more - the jumbo paper roll is not white but has the natural color that comes from the mix of colors in the recycled paper. I do not need paper towels to be white. Do you?

The Giveaway
Now you can win the same set of Seventh Generation cleaners that I reviewed - plus the jumbo roll of paper towels and the reusable tote!

To enter, please visit Seventh Generation and comment below what product(s) interest you the most.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:
  • subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter and get 2 entries;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win the Seventh Generation new disinfectant line! #giveaway ends 4/6 @SeventhGen @aitmama #win #eco http://tinyurl.com/ykt5cdb";
  • follow Seventh Generation on twitter;
  • go here and here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is April 6, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. Sorry, no PO boxes. The winner will receive their prize directly from the sponsor.

* Disclaimer: I received free product samples to facilitate my review. This post reflects my personal opinion and experience with the products which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

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  1. Kim said...

    blog follower

  2. Kim said...

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  3. Kim said...

    get their news 2

  4. Kim said...

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  5. Kim said...

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  6. Kim said...

    I'd love to get their diapers!

  7. cdziuba said...

    The Chlorine-Free Maxi-Pads appeal to me.



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  8. cdziuba said...

    subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter entry 1

  9. cdziuba said...

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  10. cdziuba said...

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  11. cdziuba said...

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  12. cdziuba said...

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  15. cdziuba said...

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  16. cdziuba said...

    follow publicly on Google Friends Connect

  17. destrella said...

    What a great giveaway! I would love to host one on my blog too. I would like to try the laundry detergent or the feminine products.

    I tweeted the giveaway and am now following 7th Gen too.

    @dianeestrella
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

  18. Anonymous said...

    I'm most interested in the Free & Clear Automatic Dishwasher Powder.

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

  19. Trung Nguyen said...

    I love to try their paper towels

  20. Trung Nguyen said...

    I subscribe via email

  21. Trung Nguyen said...

    I follow them on twitter

  22. Trung Nguyen said...

    I subscribe to their newsletter (entry 2)

  23. Trung Nguyen said...

    I subscribe to their newsletter (entry 1)

  24. Trung Nguyen said...

    I stumbled this post

  25. Trung Nguyen said...

    I stumbled your blog

  26. Trung Nguyen said...

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  27. Trung Nguyen said...

    I follow you on networked blogs

  28. Trung Nguyen said...

    I follow you on GFC

  29. Trung Nguyen said...

    I subscribe via email

  30. Pattie F. said...

    I would like to give their Natural 2x Concentrated Laundry Liqui a try. Thanks.

    xmaswoman at hotmail dot com

  31. Pattie F. said...

    Subscribed to newsletter. (#2).

    xmaswoman at hotmail dot com

  32. Pattie F. said...

    Subscribed to Newsletter. (#1)

    xmaswoman at hotmail dot com

  33. Falon said...

    I am interested in the tub and tile cleaner

    falongoesgreen at gmail dot com

  34. Falon said...

    following seventh generation on twitter

    @falongoesgreen

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  35. Falon said...

    subscribed to seventh generation newsletter

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  36. Falon said...

    following on google friends connect

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  37. Tabathia said...

    Im interested in the chlorine free baby wipes

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  38. Tabathia said...

    newsletter subscriber entry #1

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  39. Tabathia said...

    7th generation newsletter subscriber #2

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  40. Tabathia said...

    twitter follower & tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/10976707116

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  41. Tabathia said...

    email subscriber

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  42. Tabathia said...

    fb fan/friend (michelle barrett)

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  43. Tabathia said...

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  44. Tabathia said...

    follow on networked blogs

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  45. Tabathia said...

    follow 7th gen on twitter (chelleb36)

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  46. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    I'm most interested in:
    Natural 2X Concentrated Baby Laundry Liquid

  47. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Follow & tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/gordy93/status/11014418655

  48. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Signed up for the newsletter

  49. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Signed up for the newsletter

  50. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter

  51. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  52. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  53. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  54. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Cream giveaway

  55. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Montanta legacy giveaway

  56. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Simple Green giveaway

  57. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Recycled Glass candle giveaway

  58. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Dishwashing giveaway

  59. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Soy candle giveaway

  60. Todd & Brooke said...

    I would love to have their diapers! I use cloth at home, but we still find that having disposables on hand is very helpful! brooke dot kingston at gmail dot com

  61. Jennifer T. said...

    I subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter. #1

  62. Jennifer T. said...

    I'd most like to try the Disinfecting Wipes.

  63. Jennifer T. said...

    I follow through Google Friend Connect.

  64. Jennifer T. said...

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.

  65. Jennifer T. said...

    I subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter. #2

  66. Jennifer T. said...

    I follow on Networked Blogs under facebook username Jennie Tilson.

  67. Jennifer T. said...

    I entered the Case of Peter Rabbit Organics giveaway.

  68. Jennifer T. said...

    I entered the Ecover Dishwashing Products giveaway.

  69. Jennifer T. said...

    I entered the Simple Green Naturals giveaway.

  70. bison61 said...

    I'm interested in the chlorine free diapers

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  71. Tami said...

    we love the diapers!

  72. Tami said...

    i follow seventh gen on twitter too

  73. Tami said...

    i follow you on twitter and i tweeted http://twitter.com/agodlyhomemaker/status/11037302348

  74. Tami said...

    i sub to their newsletter too

  75. Tami said...

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  76. Tami said...

    fb friend

  77. Tami said...

    i follow you

  78. Tami said...

    i sub to their newsletter 2

  79. Tami said...

    i follow thru networked blogs

  80. Tami said...

    i blogged http://giveawaybuttonblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-cleaning.html

  81. Carol L. said...

    I subscribed to the news letter and registered with them. I would like to try the 100% recycled paper towels and the Chlorine Free wipes for baby.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com

  82. Tamara B. said...

    #2, I am subscriber to the Seventh Generation newsletter.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  83. Tamara B. said...

    #1, I am subscriber to the Seventh Generation newsletter.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  84. Tamara B. said...

    I do so many dishes and would love to try their Natural Dish Liquid
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  85. Tamara B. said...

    I am a friend on Facebook (Tamara Bennington)
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  86. Tamara B. said...

    I follow publicly on Google Friend Connect.
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  87. Tamara B. said...

    I am a subscriber by email.
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  88. Tamara B. said...

    I follow through Network Blogs.
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  89. Laura said...

    I'm really interested in the natural poweder laundry detergent!

    lmerritt49903@gmail.com

  90. Laura said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/Lmerritt49903/status/11073060887

    lmerritt49903@gmail.com

  91. Laura said...

    I follow on google friend connect

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  92. Laura said...

    I follow seventh generation on twitter!
    @lmerritt49903

    lmerritt49903@gmail.com

  93. Jilly said...

    i like their Chlorine Free Baby Diapers!

  94. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter #1

  95. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    I like to try the Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Pacs

  96. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Follow Seventh Generation on twitter @momof3dolls

  97. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter #2

  98. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    follow & tweeted
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  99. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  100. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  101. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  102. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  103. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Entered Odor Neutralizing Natural Soy Candles

  104. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Entered Simple Green Naturals

  105. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  106. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  107. bitt of raw said...

    following you on google friends

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  108. bitt of raw said...

    i would like to try the disinfecting wipes.

    bittofraw@gmail.com

  109. bitt of raw said...

    following 7th gen on twitter @cherrycobbler

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  110. bitt of raw said...

    subscribed to newsletter #2

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  111. bitt of raw said...

    subscribed to their newsletter #1

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  112. bitt of raw said...

    subscribed to your blog

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  113. Anonymous said...

    I have yet to find a natural toilet bowl cleaner that works really well, so I would love to see how Seventh Generation does in that area.
    bkittie@hotmail.com

  114. gracey said...

    I've subscribed to the Seventh Generation newsletter.

  115. gracey said...

    I'd love to try the Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner.

  116. gracey said...

    I've also entered the following:
    Envirosax, Simple Green Naturals, Ecover, and Sprout Watches. Thank you.

  117. AEK said...

    Subscribe to their newsletter
    entry 2

    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

  118. AEK said...

    Subscribe to their newsletter
    entry 1

    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

  119. AEK said...

    I like their dishwashing detergent.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  120. AEK said...

    Follow 7th gen on twitter (@yeahhappy)

    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

  121. AEK said...

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  122. AEK said...

    Follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect

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  123. Tami Pearson said...

    i follow your blog on gfc

    tamipearson at gmail dot com

  124. Tami Pearson said...

    i subscribe to your emails

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  125. Tami Pearson said...

    even though we are fully committed to cloth diapering, i would still want to try their diapers when we travel and stay at hotels, etc.

    tamipearson at gmail dot com

  126. Tami Pearson said...

    entered the ecover giveaway

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  127. Tami Pearson said...

    entered the sprout watch giveaway

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  128. Tami Pearson said...

    entered the simple green giveaway

    tamipearson at gmail dot com

  129. ShawnaMichelle said...

    Their product that interests me the most is their baby wipes.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  130. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I subscribed to the Seventh Generation newsletter. Entry #2

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  131. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I subscribed to the Seventh Generation newsletter. Entry #1

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  132. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I follow Seventh Generation on twitter. My Twitter id is ShawnaMichelle2

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  133. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I follow you on Twitter & Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ShawnaMichelle2/status/11161092008

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  134. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I follow this blog via GFC


    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  135. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I'm an email subscriber.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  136. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I entered the Sprout watches giveaway.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  137. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I entered the Envirosax giveaway.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  138. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I follow this blog via Networked Blogs.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  139. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I entered the Case of Peter Rabbit Organics Giveaway.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  140. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I entered the Ecover Dishwashing products and bag giveaway.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  141. ShawnaMichelle said...

    I entered the odor neutralizing soy candles giveaway.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

  142. Nancy said...

    I like their Free & Clear Natural
    2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  143. Nancy said...

    I follow via Google Friend.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  144. Nancy said...

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  145. Nancy said...

    #2

    I subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  146. Nancy said...

    #1
    I subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  147. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Touch of Scandal giveaway

  148. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Envirosax giveaway

  149. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Sprout giveaway

  150. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/gordy93/status/11169076630

  151. CherylS22 said...

    FB friend

  152. CherylS22 said...

    FB Networked Blogs follower

  153. CherylS22 said...

    GFC public follower

  154. CherylS22 said...

    E-mail subscriber

  155. CherylS22 said...

    I'd like to try the Natural Powdered Laundry detergent. Thanks for the giveaway!

  156. CherylS22 said...

    Entered the Ecover giveaway

  157. CherylS22 said...

    Entered the Simple Green Naturals giveaway

  158. CherylS22 said...

    Entered the Envirosax giveaway

  159. CherylS22 said...

    Entered the "A Touch of Scandal" giveaway

  160. CherylS22 said...

    Entered the Odor Neutralizing Natural Soy Candle giveaway

  161. Elphie said...

    I'm most interested in the paper products.
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  162. Elphie said...

    I subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  163. Elphie said...

    I subscribe to the Seventh Generation Newsletter
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  164. Elphie said...

    email subscriber
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  165. Elphie said...

    I follow Seventh Generation on Twitter (@fureez)
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  166. Elphie said...

    I entered the Odor Neutralizing Natural Soy Candles giveaway
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  167. Elphie said...

    following with Google Friend Connect
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  168. Elphie said...

    I spread the word about the Spring Green Event
    http://twitter.com/fureez/status/11236994600
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  169. Elphie said...

    I spread the word about the Spring Green Event
    http://twitter.com/fureez/status/11236994600
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  170. Elphie said...

    I spread the word about the Spring Green Event
    http://twitter.com/fureez/status/11236994600
    chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

  171. Jessica (The Unemployed Mom) said...

    I am a twitter follower and retweeted your contest.

    http://twitter.com/Unemployed_Mom/status/11255797857


    Jessica (at) TheUnemployedMom (Dot) com

  172. Jessica (The Unemployed Mom) said...

    I am following SeventhGen on Twitter. Twitter name is Unemployed_mom

    Jessica (at) TheUnemployedMom (dot) com

  173. ms mel said...

    i'm interested in their Free & Clear Natural All Purpose Cleaner as well as Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid and Natural Powdered Laundry Detergent -- thank you for the chance!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  174. ms mel said...

    i subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter #1

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  175. ms mel said...

    i'm an email subscriber!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  176. ms mel said...

    i subscribe to the Seventh Generation newsletter #2

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  177. ms mel said...

    i entered your Odor Neutralizing Natural Soy Candles giveaway!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  178. ms mel said...

    i entered your Recycled Glass Soy Candle giveaway!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  179. ms mel said...

    i entered your Ecover Dishwashing Products and Bag giveaway!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  180. ms mel said...

    i entered your Case of Peter Rabbit Organics giveaway!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  181. ms mel said...

    i entered your Envirosax giveaway!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

  182. Anonymous said...

    I'm most interested in the laundry detergent.

    murphymelina@gmail.com

  183. Jaime said...

    the Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid interest me the most
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  184. Jaime said...

    email subscriber
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  185. Jaime said...

    google friend
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  186. Jaime said...

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  187. Jaime said...

    have button
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  188. Jaime said...

    on blog roll
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  189. Jaime said...

    friend on facebook
    Jaime
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  190. tree said...

    i would love to try the carpet spot and stain remover. i've had a hard time finding a good environmentally friendly carpet cleaner.

    thanks for the chance!!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

  191. tree said...

    i subscribe to the Seventh generation Newsletter! entry #1

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

  192. tree said...

    i subscribe to the Seventh Generation Newsletter. entry #2

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

  193. tree said...

    i follow you on titter and tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/patchouligirl91/status/11281650668

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

  194. tree said...

    i follow Seventh generation on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/patchouligirl91

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

  195. tree said...

    i follow your blog via google friend connect!

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  196. tree said...

    i'm an email subscriber!

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  197. tree said...

    i entered your Ecover Giveaway!

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  198. tree said...

    i spread the word about The Spring Green Event!! entry #3

    http://twitter.com/patchouligirl91/status/11282636533

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  199. tree said...

    i spread the word about The Spring Green Event!! entry #2

    http://twitter.com/patchouligirl91/status/11282636533

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

  200. tree said...

    i spread the word about The Spring Green Event!! entry #1

    http://twitter.com/patchouligirl91/status/11282636533

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