Seventh Generation Cleaning Products
Reviews And Information

Seventh Generation cleaning products come in many varieties and scents, including some with plant based disinfectants.

Read reviews to see how these products work in people's homes, and also more information about the environmental friendliness of these products.

What first intrigued me about Seventh Generation is the origin of its company name.

The name comes from a saying from an Iroquois tribe's ancient document, which states, "in our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." I just love that saying, and it truly summarizes what ecologically friendly thinking should be about.

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At first, when this company was in its younger years, it was rather obscure, but now almost everywhere I look in stores I see more and more of their products. Although you are still more likely to find them in natural food stores, I have started seeing the products in larger stores like Walmart and Target too, and they are also very easy to find online.

The company makes personal care, baby, paper and household supplies, feminine care products, and also laundry supplies, along with cleaning supplies, although this article is focused on the latter.

What Makes Seventh Generation Cleaning Products Eco-Friendly?

As explained in more detail in my green cleaning supplies article, there is no hard and fast definition of what is "eco-friendly," or "green" or even "natural." That means some companies can make some pretty broad claims, and have a lot of wiggle room to argue about whether they are really true or not.

One of the things I really like about Seventh Generation products is the fact that they disclose all of the ingredients in all of their products, which is not something they are required to do. Basically, they don't hide behind empty words, but instead you could say the "proof is in the pudding," because anyone can evaluate and determine how green their products really are by looking at this ingredient list.

As with many other green cleaners, they use many plant derived and natural ingredients in their formulas. They also completely eschew chlorine bleach, which means that their diapers and feminine care products are actually brown, because they don't bleach them.

There is a large selection of products with very pleasant essential oil scents to choose from, along with a large selection of "free and clear" products for those who do not like a scent.

Finally, one of the biggest innovations is their use of botanicals, derived from essential oils (much of it from thyme oil), to make disinfecting cleaners. This is revolutionary. In the past, whenever you wanted a product that disinfects, you relied on chlorine bleach based products, or other man-made harsh chemicals. This is a new way of disinfecting which is much more natural, and is very helpful for places like the bathroom and kitchen where disinfection is important for health and sanitation.

Do Seventh Generation Cleaning Products Actually Clean Well?

As I've discussed with all of the Earth friendly cleaning products I have evaluated on this site, it doesn't matter how safe a product is for the environment or your health if it doesn't clean well. Practically, no one will use it unless it works.

That is why I've collected reviews from readers (see below), to share with you to find out how well these various cleaning supplies work. I am always looking for more reviews and experiences with these products though, so please skip down to share your own review here if you've used one of these products yourself, and have liked (or disliked) it.

For ease of organization, and also to explain what products are available, whether or not I've collected a review for it yet or not, I've separated the products out into various categories, based on what area of your home they are designed to clean.

General House Cleaners

There is a whole range of Seventh Generation cleaning products which can be used throughout your home. These include general or all purpose cleaner, glass and surface cleaner, disinfecting multi-surface cleaner and disinfecting wipes.

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All Purpose Cleaner
seventh generation disinfecting multi surface cleaner
Disinfectant Spray {Multiple Reviews}
seventh generation disinfecting wipes
Disinfecting Wipes

Dish Cleaners

Although there are no cleaners made specifically for the kitchen, there are several Seventh Generation cleaning products made to clean your dishes, either by hand or in the dishwasher. These include dish liquid, dishwasher powder, gel and pacs, and finally rinse agent for the dishwasher.

seventh generation automatic dishwasher detergent gel, lemon scent
Dishwasher Soap {Lemon Scented Gel}
seventh generation rinse aid
Rinse Aid {Free & Clear Scent}
seventh generation dish soap, lavender, floral and mint scent
Dish Soap {Multiple Reviews Of Available Scents}

Bathroom Cleaners

There are several Seventh Generation cleaning products designed for use in your bathroom. These include a disinfecting bathroom cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, tub and tile cleaner, and a shower cleaner.

seventh generation toilet cleaner
Toilet Cleaner

Laundry Supplies

Finally, Seventh Generation has quite a number of laundry supplies, including Seventh Generation laundry detergent in multiple scents, in powder and liquid form, and also liquid fabric softener, dryer sheets, and chlorine free bleach.

seventh generation free and clear detergent
Free & Clear Detergent {Multiple Reviews}
seventh generation natural laundry detergent, blue eucalyptus and lavender scent
Scented Natural Laundry Detergent {Multiple Reviews}
Seventh Generation dryer sheets, free and clear scent
Dryer Sheets {Multiple Reviews, Both Scents}

Share Your Own Seventh Generation Cleaning Supplies Review

Do you use Seventh Generation products for cleaning your home or for your laundry? If so, please tell me how these products worked for you, the good or the bad.

Here are some helpful hints to make sure your review is as useful as possible:

Tell me which exact type and scent of product you are reviewing, and any other important identifying characteristics of it.

Further, helpful information would include how it smelled, whether the scent lingered or not, whether you had any problems with it, how it worked (positives and negatives), any allergies or skin reactions you or a family member experienced while using it, if it is easy or difficult for you to find in stores, and/or what you think of the prices.

I also am interested in what your motivations for choosing these products were, and what your feelings are about using Earth friendly cleaning products in general.

Any other details relevant to your opinions of the product or supply are all appreciated.

Submitted Seventh Generation Cleaning Products Reviews

Click the links below to see other reviews that have already been submitted.

Feel free to comment on any of these submissions to tell your own experience with these products, or about any other thoughts you have.

Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi Surface Wipes Review 
I bought and used an entire container of Seventh Generation disinfecting multi-surface wipes in my home, just to provide this review for you guys. Normally …

Seventh Generation Rinse Aid Review - Free & Clear Scent 
Fran has provided her review of Seventh Generation rinse aid for her dishwasher. Fran says: I purchased this eco-friendly dishwasher rinse aid because …

Seventh Generation Dishwasher Soap Review - Lemon Scented Gel 
Grant has shared his Seventh Generation dishwasher soap review, of the lemon scented gel detergent. Grant says: My wife and I purchased Seventh Generation …

Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner Review - Use It Around My Toddler Comfortably 
Kerry has shared her Seventh Generation all purpose cleaner review, in the free and clear scent. Kerry says: I like to use natural products around the …

Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray Reviews And Uses 
Mary has shared her Seventh Generation disinfectant spray review. Mary says: I use Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner to wipe up surfaces …

Seventh Generation Toilet Cleaner Review - Works Well But Wish It Came Without A Scent 
Amy has provided her review of Seventh Generation toilet cleaner. Amy says: I started using Seventh Generation's toilet bowl cleaner after using and …

Seventh Generation Dryer Sheets Reviews & Experiences 
Nikki has provided her Seventh Generation dryer sheets review. Nikki says: I purchased these Seventh Generation Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender fabric softener …

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