I know that in recent years, people, especially mothers, have become more aware of the products they use in their home. Everyone is making an effort to become more “green” and health-conscious whether they are taking baby steps or giant leaps. If you look under your kitchen or bathroom sink, do you know what all those ingredients listed on your cleaning products actually are? Most likely they are chemicals, harmful chemicals that your family is being exposed to every day. Many companies are trying hard to create healthier products, and while they are doing their job in the business aspect, are they really helping you stay informed? Being educated about what is harmful and what is not is the key to creating a safer, healthier home. While many new products are claiming to be “earth-friendly” and safe for homes, would you know the difference?
The people over at Seventh Generation
believe that consumers should have “healthier options” and that “you not only have the right to know what’s in the product’s you use daily, but you have the right to understand
what’s there and why.” This is why they now provide us with The Label Reading Guide
, an easy to use glossary for terms, ingredients and uses likely to be found on common household cleaning product labels. If you have a minute and would like to learn some interesting facts, go grab a bottle of a cleaning product that you use most, take a look at the ingredients, if there is something you are unfamiliar with, visit The Label Reading Guide
, type in the ingredient and check out what it is and why it’s in your hands!
The Label Reading Guide
is also available as a widget, place it on your desktop (Vista compatible) and have an wealth of information at your fingertips. Introduce your children to this feature, help them become more aware. Let Seventh Generation lead the way to a cleaner earth for the next generation!
Also available are these “Ingredient Shirts
” to show the world what’s inside of you! For $19.00 you can purchase a T-shirt and marker to write your “ingredients”, available in sizes for babies to adults.
Who is Seventh Generation –
Seventh Generation is committed to becoming the world’s most trusted brand of authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible products for a healthy home. For 20 years, the closely held Burlington, Vermont-based company has been at the forefront of a cultural change in consumer behavior and business ethics.
One of the country’s first self-declared “socially responsible” companies, Seventh Generation is a business that operates according to a new and different set of principles and values that in many ways are a marked departure from those long considered “traditional.” Its business practice is focused on offering people avenues to express their idealism, passion, and commitment to causes larger than themselves at every point along its supply chain—from suppliers and partners to shareholders, customers and its own staff.
The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois that states, “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” Every time you use a Seventh Generation product you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution, keeping toxic chemicals out of the environment and making the world a safer place for this and the next seven generations.
Posted by Nicole Ibarrondo, former editor here at Mom Fuse