Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Seventh Generation Back to School Kit Review and Giveaway!


















Hey Neighbors,

Hope you all are doing well today. Hope to see some of you out here At the Fence today to hear about the Seventh Generation Back to School Kit offered through Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark. They sent me this wonderful kit of full of things for fighting germs. The kit includes a lightweight nylon Seventh Generation Backpack, 2 canisters of Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes, 1 box of Seventh Generation Tissues, 1 bottle of Seventh Generation Multi-Surface Cleaner, and 1 roll of Seventh Generation Paper Towels.


Seventh Generation wants to help your child stay healthy and germ free:

"Optimize the immune system
  • Reap the benefits of probiotics like those found in yogurt. A recent study showed that children who received enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they had and, when they did get sick, the symptoms were both milder and didn't last as long.

  • Be sure your child is getting plenty of vitamin D from the sun, from food, or from a supplement.
  • Build a strong foundation. Good food, good sleep, and good physical activity all help the immune system to flourish.
Be wise about reducing unnecessary exposure to harmful germs
  • Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom. The most important times include after sneezing, coughing or using the restroom, upon leaving "high-risk" places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before meals or snacks.

  • Sixty percent of teachers surveyed said that they request that parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom. Seventh Generation´s disinfecting wipes kill 99.99% of germs* naturally using the active ingredient thyme, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.

  • Stress the importance of not touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

  • Demonstrate to your children how to cover their mouth and nose for every cough and sneeze. This simple maneuver has spectacular results in decreasing the spread of viruses and bacteria floating about the room, waiting to be inhaled.
*Refer to disinfecting product labels for full details "


These products are handy to have around. Encourage your child to use these products to cut down on their exposure to germs.



Another quote from Seventh Generation:

"At Seventh Generation, we know your home is your world. For the past 20 years, it’s been our mission to help you protect your world with our naturally safe and effective household products."


I have included a few pictures of my family using the Seventh Generation products around our house. My daughter wiping her hands after petting our dog, cleaning the counter with the Multi-Surface Cleaner with one of the paper towels, using the tissues, etc

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Now, Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark are going to send the winner of this giveaway the same Back to School Kit.

Mandatory Entry:Tell me in a comment something you do in your family to help keep your children healthy and germ-free. You do not have to be a blogger, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 9/1 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Extra Entries:


1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Visit the Seventh Generation Website and in a comment let me know another product you would like to try sometime or if you already use their products tell us about one you especially like. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Enter one of my other giveaways and in a comment let me know which one. Only active giveaways, and only one comment. 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a Seventh Generation Back to School Kit for review purposes. All quotes are from the Seventh Generation website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

103 comments:

Busy Working Mama said...

I teach mine not to pick her nose/mouth/eyes and to use tissues and wash hands often.
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Busy Working Mama said...

already a GFC follower

Amy said...

I keep my son healthy by encouraging lots of handwashing and covering of coughs and sneezes.

Amy said...

I would love to try their lavander dish soap.

Amy said...

I entered your Herbal Hugs giveaway.

~dab said...

My son understands the importance of personal hygiene, and we keep disinfecting wipes in all rooms of the house, wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer as needed and we make sure that if we're sick - we stay home!

Blanca said...

I mop the floor with clorox liquid to get rid of germs.

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Blanca said...

I am subscriber to your blog

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Anonymous said...

The past few colds, I've taught my 1 1/2 year old to cover her mouth when she coughs. (I think she'd remember more if Mommy remembered to cover HER mouth when she coughs too! LOL) Anyhow, she thinks it funny and usually throws in a few extra coughs (covered) with each real one and then giggles. That's my girl!
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Anonymous said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Anonymous said...

I'm a follower.
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try their Dish Soap. (And I find it interestingly funny that it is "kosher"...I thought that only applied to things you eat??? Guess I was wrong!)
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Anonymous said...

I entered the Boiron giveaway.
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Jennifer said...

We wash our hands jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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I follow your blog jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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Jennifer said...

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Jennifer said...

entered Herbal Hugs jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

walkabout said...

I am allways telling my husband to wash his hands!
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walkabout said...

I subscribe
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walkabout said...

I follow on google friends
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Patricia said...

I like to use those disinfecting Wipes to clean small surfaces like the keyboard, the door knobs, the Fridge's handle and other small areas :)

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Patricia said...

I am your neighbor :)

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Patricia said...

Email subscriber

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Patricia said...

I also entered on your Kyjen Innovative Dog Products Giveaway!

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~dab said...

8-20 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/21716468895

~dab said...

8-19 tweet (I went to bed early and didn't post it) http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/21627961177

Barginmom said...

I taught my kids to wash their hands first thing when they get home from being out and about such as home from school, or home from the shopping.

Barginmom said...

i follow gfc as barginmom

Barginmom said...

I receive your emails.

Barginmom said...

I would like to try the free and clear laundry detergent.

Barginmom said...

http://twitter.com/barginmom/status/21768039808 i just sent at tweet.

Barginmom said...

K-Nex 350 Pc. Value Tub 8/24 is another giveaway I entered.

rubynreba said...

Stress to always wash their hands - you can't do it too much!!
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rubynreba said...

I follow your blog
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rubynreba said...

Email subscriber
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rubynreba said...

Entered Crane Duck Humidifier giveaway
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rubynreba said...

I'd like to try the baby liquid laundry detergent for my new grandson!
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~dab said...

8-21 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/21793068560

~dab said...

8-22 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/21877783350

Keeper at Home said...

I have taught my children to wash their hands after sneezing and touching animals.
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Keeper at Home said...

I am a neighbor:)
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Keeper at Home said...

I would like to try the lavender dish soap.
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tristatecruisers said...

i use a lot of cleaners and bleach--spray lysol on the doorknobs too. :)

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tristatecruisers said...

follow via GFC :)


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tristatecruisers said...

subscribe via e-mail :)

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tristatecruisers said...

i would like to try the laundry detergent. :)

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tristatecruisers said...

entered the winnie the pooh giveaway!! :)

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~dab said...

8-23 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/21961742728

dyxymom said...

We use a lot of germ x and every time we leave the house (even if its just to go to the bank drive thru)we wash our hands when we get home. carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

dyxymom said...

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dyxymom said...

I subscribe carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

~dab said...

8-24 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22050195374

~dab said...

8-25 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22141590157

Keeper at Home said...

I entered the TeaGschwender giveaway.
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Keeper at Home said...

I entered the Boiron Calendula giveaway.
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Sandy S. said...

We cover our mouths, keep things that aren't food OUT of our mouths and use lots of tissues and wash hands/use hand sanitizer!

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Sandy S. said...

I'm a neighbor

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Sandy S. said...

I'm a subscriber

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~dab said...

8-26 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22227361255

~dab said...

8-27 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22315466131

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8-28 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22398720614

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8-29 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22483304410

Meredith said...

We use lots of hand santizer. I have it all over the place.

Bebemiqui said...

I give them multivitamins and we all have our own toothpaste tubes so we don't spread germs.
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~dab said...

8-30 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22569942104

Katie said...

We wash our hands a LOT!
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Katie said...

I just love their Lavender Floral and Mint Dish Liquid.
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Missbrown2010 said...

I make sure everyone washes their hands!
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Missbrown2010 said...

GFC follower
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Missbrown2010 said...

Their handwash!
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:D

amweeks said...

We wash our hands frequently, in addition to eating nutritious foods & getting plenty of sleep!

amweeks said...

I'm a neighbor! (amweeks)

amweeks said...

I subscribe via email at annmarieweeks at verizon dot net!

amweeks said...

I'd love to try their concentrated laundry liquid!

amweeks said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/22611747072

skkorman said...

Wash, wash, wash hands!

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dlhaley said...

I make sure that hand soap and hand sanitizer are available and used often!

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lmurley2000 said...

we wash our hands alot

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lmurley2000 said...

follow on GFC

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lmurley2000 said...

email subscriber

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lmurley2000 said...

i would like to try their disinfecting wipes

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lmurley2000 said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/lmurley2000/status/22632595577

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Haydensmommy05 said...

I always make sure germx is easily available!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a neighbor!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I subscribe!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I would like to try their liquid laundry detergant!
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coriwestphal said...

I like to carry disinfecting wipes with me wherever I go. Restaurant tables, public bathrooms, and shopping carts feel a lot better with a quick little swipe of cleaner!

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coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend: Cori Westphal

coriwestphal said...

I'm an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

coriwestphal said...

I'd like to try their recycled toilet paper! What a funny way to go green!

~dab said...

8-31 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22663008155

justicecw said...

I teach my son the importance of washing his hands!
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justicecw said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/22677620749
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justicecw said...

I just became a neighbor! = christine
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justicecw said...

Just became an email subscriber
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justicecw said...

I entered the Crayola giveaway
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Stephanie said...

We feed them healthy food and wash our hands, nothing to exciting.

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~dab said...

8-31 tweet http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/22697238755

~dab said...

I'm a follower

~dab said...

I'm a subscriber

~dab said...

I would like to try these. http://www.seventhgeneration.com/Organic-Cotton-Applicator-Tampons

jennifer57 said...

i buy hand sanitizer and encourage to wash hands frequently as well