Seventh Generation – Baby and Cleaning Products

With all of the information we have at our fingertips these days about chemicals, dyes and toxins, it amazes me that companies are not working harder to offer more environmentally sustainable products that are a healthier option for us consumers. Eco-friendly should be the norm in my opinion. It is now being proven time and time again that chemicals are not necessary for a good quality product. Seventh Generation is one of those companies who is focused on making the world a little greener.

Seventh Generation was established in 1988 in Vermont and they are still fairly new in Canada. They make household cleaning supplies as well as baby diapers and wipes. Since their focus is on the environment, they take out a lot of the harmful ingredients that you would normally find in products on store shelves. For example, their diapers contain NO chlorine, latex, fragrance or petroleum. And their Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Liquid contains NO optical brighteners, synthetic fragrances or dyes. All of their product information is found on the along with reviews, frequently asked questions and product sizes, etc.

To find a location that sells Seventh Generation, you can check out their store locator. Just type in your postal code and choose a distance. Note, if it says ‘call to confirm’ on the store you are looking for, you will want to call to confirm. The place I checked was listed on their site but did not carry any of their products in store (hopefully soon).

You can also join their 7th Gen Nation Community to earn points, find coupons and hear about special offers. Once you are a member, you can do some activities that will earn you points that you can trade in for rewards and coupons.

I believe that ‘what is good for the environment, must be good for us’ and by focusing on eco-friendly products, we are ultimately helping ourselves. Our family is always looking for new ways to protect the environment and to lead healthier lives. We throw all of our vegetable and fruit peelings back in to our garden and flower beds, turn off any lights that are not in use and are making efforts to remove unnecessary chemicals from our home. What do you do to lead a more eco-conscious life?

Disclosure – I am participating in the Seventh Generation program by Mom Central Canada.  I received compensation as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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  • Tannis W Sep 12, 2011, 1:36 pm

    COMPOST! and hang your clothes to dry
    tannis_z at excite dot com

  • corey Sep 11, 2011, 9:48 am

    Wrap your hot water tank with insulating foil to save on energy costs and hot water.

  • Soozle Sep 10, 2011, 2:09 pm

    I have invested in a great set of reusable containers, lunch bag, utensils and water bottle for lunches/on the go.. I have saved a lot of waste this way!

  • Belinda M Sep 10, 2011, 10:00 am

    my tip is to leave the car at home when possible and instead walk or take the bus

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • maria Sep 10, 2011, 9:37 am

    I recycle as much as i can.

  • 409cope Sep 9, 2011, 3:57 pm

    I use a rainbarrel for watering my garden.

  • Debbie W Sep 8, 2011, 7:24 pm

    Not only do we recycle, I belong to a few recycle groups where we donate used items to those that may need them.

  • Amy Kaufman Sep 8, 2011, 2:45 pm

    recycle, recycle, recycle!!

  • andalene Sep 8, 2011, 7:40 am

    We set timers for the children’s showers in an attempt to save on hot water. Keeps them focussed, fast, and reminds them to think about the cons. to their actions in regards to the environment.

  • trish Sep 8, 2011, 7:10 am

    water and vinegar – if it can clean a clogged dishwasher, surely it can get a little dirt off the floor!!!
    tarishi at hotmail dot com

  • erin m. Sep 8, 2011, 12:52 am

    i make if i have something i can’t use, that i either re-sell it, or offer it to someone who could use it…no need to put in the landfill.

  • loriag Sep 7, 2011, 11:32 pm

    best tip on how to live a more environmentally conscious life – start shutting off more lights, hang your laundry to dry, little steps make a big difference. loriagalbraith@gmail.com

  • Jennie Yuen Sep 7, 2011, 8:45 pm

    I recycle whatever I can

  • Tara E Sep 7, 2011, 2:24 pm

    use less plastic… reusable shopping bags/snack bags. that’s a great place to start.

  • angela m Sep 7, 2011, 7:19 am

    my best tip is to recycle and reuse as much as possible
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Carla Sep 6, 2011, 11:50 pm

    My best tip is to think about how your grandparents or great-grandparents lived and live like them!!

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

  • Sara Sep 6, 2011, 8:24 pm

    We use reusable lunch sacks for pretzels, sandwiches, crackers, etc. They wash up great, dry fast, and are way better than cheap, plastic bags that will just fill a landfill.

  • Anne Taylor Sep 6, 2011, 6:53 pm

    We recycle everything that we possibly can. All tins, glass, plastic, paper and cardboard gets sorted and recycled. Its really cut down on the amount of waste that leaves our household.

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  • Athena Sep 6, 2011, 5:49 pm

    I try to make sure we use reuseable items as often as possible.

  • Charlene Ross Sep 6, 2011, 5:11 pm

    The best tip I can give is to look beyond just recycling your trash. What can you re-use instead of throw away? Salsa containers make great great replacements for plastic bags for school lunches. I pay my bills online but reuse the envelopes that come with bills that are still mailed to me for teacher notes, field trip $, etc, instead of using new envelopes. Thrift store shopping and yard sale shopping are also great ways creatively recycle.

    charlier3210 at gmail dot com

  • Karla Sceviour Sep 6, 2011, 4:57 pm

    My best tip is to recycle all those water bottles,juice boxes,drink cans,etc!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Robin Sep 6, 2011, 3:08 pm

    I only use green products and try to hang out clothes as much as possible. Also, I donate clothing and swap with friends.