Seventh Generation Disinfectants

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a week now…

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Seventh Generation debuted a line of disinfectant wipes and sprays at the Natural Products Expo East a few weeks ago.  This line will be the first naturally-derived EPA registered disinfectants approved to claim “kills over 99.99 percent of germs naturally on hard, non-porous surfaces”. 

BURLINGTON, VT — (MARKET WIRE) — 09/25/2009 — Seventh Generation, the nation’s leading brand of non-toxic, environmentally safe household solutions, incorporates the latest breakthrough in green chemistry with the introduction of a new line of household disinfectant wipes and sprays. Debuting at the Natural Products Expo East in Boston this week, the product line has the distinction of being the first and only naturally-derived EPA registered disinfectants approved to claim “kills over 99.99 percent of germs naturally on hard, non-porous surfaces” and effective against the common Influenza A virus (“the flu”) and its related strain, H1N1, otherwise known as “swine flu.”

Personally, I prefer to keep it simple with using just Baking Soda & White Vinegar to clean around the house.  *Remember, “green” products are popular right now, but a big part of saving the world is reducing the extra “stuff” that we buy.*  As devoted as I am to my 50/50 vinegar-water mix, every so often I feel the need to use the hard stuff to deep clean (which usually involves a date with Mr. Clean).  I remember my sister telling me a story once about how her workplace was very environmentally friendly & cleaning supplies were always non-toxic, but that whenever the boss would leave town, they’d break out the bleach to get everything REALLY clean.  Sometimes you just need to sanitize. 

I’ll be interested to see whether these Seventh Generation products will really be tough enough to satisfy my urges to clean.   Either way, I’ll definitely check it out.  Seventh Generation has blown up, but I still consider it a hometown company (and yes, I will always consider Vermont my actual home).   If nothing else, I’m sure that these cleaners will smell divine.    The Lemongrass and Clementine Zest dish soap has literally ruined me for other dish soaps. 

“I sound like a housewife,  Hey ‘chelle, I think I’m a housewife”    -Michelle Shocked

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