Sunday, August 8, 2010

Seventh Generation Giveaway

As we all gear up for back to school, Seventh Generation has teamed up with MyBlogSpark to help kids stay healthy and germ-free.  As part of that effort, I received a "Back-to-School" kit that included a Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes, disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels.  In addition, I have the opportunity to give a similar kit to one of you!

Some of the tips given by Dr. Alan Greene for protecting your children's health:
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 

So today, now that I am back to feeling better, I grabbed the disinfecting wipes and the disinfecting multi-spray and started cleaning.  I have no idea if the Seventh Generation product is actually killing 99.99% of the germs, but I can say it smells nice, and the wipes are softer and nicer to use than other cleaning wipes I have tried.

I feel like I've done something to help keep us healthier.

So what do you do to keep your family healthy and germ-free?  Let me know in the comments for an entry to win your own Seventh Generation Back-to-School kit.

For additional entries, you can:
  • follow me with Google Friend Connect (if you were already a follower, that's two entries!)
  • post about this giveaway, and tell me where you did so
Be sure you leave a separate comment for each entry.  The drawing will close Sunday, August 15, at midnight MST.  If I am unable to contact the winner, I will announce them on here, and draw again on Tuesday if they have not contacted me.


Disclosure: Seventh Generation provided me with the free product, and the gift pack to giveaway, through MyBlogSpark.  I was not required to write a positive review.

55 comments:

Chris Worthy said...

I just followed you. :)

Chris Worthy said...

To keep us healthy?
- We try to eat local, organic food as much as possible. (We freeze and can foods when they are in season.)
- We eat lots of homemade stuff, as opposed to processed.
-- We have banished almost all chemical cleaners and such. I do use Seventh Generation. It cleans well and doesn't irritate my eczema (a minor miracle)!

Deb said...

Hi Debra - What a great give away! Let's see, to keep my family healthy, I try to feed them the highest quality food we can afford. Also, I'm a bit of a fiend with the antibacterial wipes...

Michelle Smith said...

We eat a lot of home-prepared foods rather than processed foods and I give my children probiotics and Vitamin D supplements in the winter months. We also use natural cleaners in our household and try to reduce our exposure to chemicals. Thanks for offering this great giveaway! :)

Michelle Smith said...

I was already your Google Friend follower. :)

Michelle Smith said...

Google Friend follower 2nd entry. :)

T in Ohio said...

Google Friend follower.

T in Ohio said...

I try to keep us healthy by making homemade vs. processed.

Thank you for this giveaway.

T in Ohio said...

I shared your blog and this giveaway on Facebook.

Cristi said...

I once read a study that showed that you catch less illnesses if you wash your hands before you eat. It also showed that you spread less illnesses if you wash your hands after you eat. We wash both before and after meals during the germy times.

I'm also super-fanatical about hand sanitizer when we have to go to the hospital or doctor's office. Lauren holds up her hands so that I can give her more after she pushes the buttons on the elevators.

Cristi said...

I was already a follower.

Cristi said...

follower (2nd entry)

Johanna said...

To keep my family healthy and germ free I cook wholesome food, emphasize hand washing, and use cleaning wipes often!

I hope I win!

Johanna said...

I just posted about it on The Jos Know!

Johanna said...

I'm already a follower on Google Friend Connect! (I'm lovin' the multiple entry thing!)

Johanna said...

Already a follower second entry! (I almost feel guilty about all these entries...almost...)

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

We stay healthy and germ free with lots of disinfectant including wipes, hand sanitizer, and hand-washing :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Publicly following Footprints in the Butter with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Blogged about the giveaway
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Blossom said...

I absolutely love Seventh Generation. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find where I live and I usually have to order online.
I am following you now for one entry (too bad I didn't follow you sooner!!)
Have a great day and I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better!

Blossom said...

Posted about it at my blog northlaurelhome.blogspot.com/2010/08/seventh-generation-giveaway.html
that way even if I don't get it someone else will (as if I were the only entry NOW lol!!)
Thanks for letting us know about this on the TOS forum!

Mrs. White said...

I make a lot of soup to keep everyone healthy.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Blessings
Mrs. White
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Mrs. White said...

I am already following you (entry 1)


Blessings
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Mrs. White said...

I am already following you. (entry 2)


Blessings
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ruthhill74 said...

We wash our hands regularly. Especially before eating. I think this keeps us much healthier.

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ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower

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Sweetpeas said...

We were traveling most of this past month and I started getting a cold. With limited "natural" options, I did have some EOs with me and was able to find a store that sold a few more, so I made my own version of "Thieves oil" and proceeded to rub it into the soles of my feet, wear it in an aromatherapy necklace, and also added a few drops to water in a spray bottle and sprayed that several times a day in our hotel room. Seemed to do the trick.

Sweetpeas said...

I followed you on google friend.

Debbie said...

I use disinfectant cleaner on the doorknobs, especially when someone is sick.

Debbie said...

I already follow you. #1

Debbie said...

I already follow you. #2

Tess said...

In the winter when colds seem to abound I like to get fresh citrus fruit (preferably from Texas) and when we start to feel like we're coming down with something I make a chicken vegetable soup that has cayenne pepper, garlic and lots of veggies high in vit c so it is an immune building soup.

Tess said...

Following (entry 1)

Tess said...

Already following!

Kimberly said...

I have my children wash their hands frequently.

Kimberly said...

I already follow you on GFC.

debbie said...

I make sure to we wash our hands after we have been anywhere. We use hand sanitizers. We up our intake of vitamin D(now proven to help fight the flu). We get our flu shots.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

SisterTipster said...

We use handwashing and HOT hot water in our dishwasher when one of us is sick. I will clean door knobs and light switches too!

SisterTipster said...

I'm following!

SisterTipster said...

http://sistertipster.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway-7th-generation-back-to-school.html

Angela said...

We wash our hand a lot, especially when we come home from the library! Also my 6 year old has the responsibility of washing the door handles and stair railing once a week.

Thanks for the give away!

All American x5 said...

Stopping by from the blog walk and am now following you.

All American x5 said...

We take vitamin C in the fall all the way until Spring.

We carry hand sanitizer in every vehicle so we are not without a disinfectant.

I love Lysol!!!!

We stay home a lot in the winter months and avoid germs all together!

Amanda said...

I make sure that I always have hand sanitizer in my purse so that when we are out to eat or at a picnic, I can be sure that their hands are clean right before they eat! I also use it on the boys after we go shopping - carts are germy!
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

I'm a new follower
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Heather said...

Oh, I'm getting in just under the deadline! We also are eating organic and I am cleaning with vinegar--I like it.

Heather said...

I follow you:)

Heather said...

Posting giveaway on facebook right now!

allisonsbj3 said...

I keep wipes in my purse!

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allisonsbj3 said...

GFC Follower 1

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allisonsbj3 said...

GFC Follower 2

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lmurley2000 said...

we use alot of clorox

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lmurley2000 said...

follow on GFC

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Julie said...

We wash our hands quite frequently :)
We have hand sanitizer in each vehicle plus both my daughter and I carry one in our purses. We also try eat healthy/take vitamins

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Julie said...

new follower-jelaws5
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