The holidays decided to sneak up on me! Thanksgiving and Christmas are both, right around the corner and I am far from ready. We're trying to "scale back" on the holidays and get back to the simple pleasures of what the holidays are really about. Granted, our children will still find a few meaningful gifts under the lovely, lit tree, they know the true meaning of the Christmas spirit.
With the stressful conditions of the holidays, we need to find simple ways to bring ease to these busy days. One of the chores I despise during the holiday season is doing the dishes! Let's face it, I loathe dishes no matter what time of the year. They seem like a never ending battle that I need all but, a suit and armour to tackle.
Seriously, if you enjoy doing the dishes? I extend an open invitation to come and take care of mine. Fair warning! I don't own a dishwasher at this time and they must be washed by hand! Still interested? Didn't think so, lol.
Seventh Generation, cares about the environment. I feel good when I use their 100% recycled or natural products. When I was asked if I would host a giveaway for the natural dish detergent products, I was ecstatic. My children assist me with the dishes at times and I don't like having their hands touching harsh chemicals. The Seventh Generation, Naturals dish soap is gentle on your hands and contains no dangerous, harsh chemicals.
Seventh Generation natural dish liquid, is currently available in 4 scents. I've had the privilege of trying all 4 of these new products available and I am very pleased! They have a pleasant scent, enough suds to finish the job, and has left my dishes clean. I am a "scentsy" type of girl so I wasn't too overly thrilled with the free and clear. However, other than the lack of scent, the liquid worked just as well as the others.
I have not used my Le Creuset dish as of yet, I'm saving this dish to use on one of our Thanksgiving dishes. Since I haven't used it yet, I cannot share how well this dish comes clean with the usage of this dish liquid.
Nature Makes Perfect Scents:
Fresh Citrus & Ginger
Lemon:delivering a bright, energetic top note
There's a saying in Sicily that lemons are not real lemons unless they're Sicilian. Introduced by Arab traders in the eight and ninth centuries, lemon cultivation is a tradition passed down through generations. Picked by hand to protect the ancient trees, Sicilian lemons are prized for their heady perfume and thrive in the sun-drenched Mediterranean climate.
Lavender: a calming, soothing earth essence
Famous the world over for its fields of aromatic lavender bathed in golden light, Drôme Provençale rests high in the sunny foothills of the Alps. Carefully cultivated by local farmers, and warmed by the summer sun, lavender plants bloom between July and August and are harvested when they are at their most fragrant, ripe with essential oils.
Lemongrass & Clementine Zest
Clementines: for a touch of sweetness
On the Calabrese coast, facing the Ionian Islands, hundreds of Clementine orchards sparkle in the sun. Tradition has it that the highly aromatic fruit is the work of Father Clément Rodier, who combined two mandarin strains at the turn of the 19th century. We harvest this remarkable fruit at its ripest and extract the essential oils from the peel for a fragrance like no other.
Free and Clear
For those who prefer unscented products, Seventh Generation offers Free & Clear Natural Dish Liquid. Free & Clear does not contain the essential oils we use to fragrance other varieties; but, like our other varieties, is is a non-toxic, hypoallergenic, biodegradable formula that is not tested on animals, contains no animal ingredients, and is delivered in a bottle made form 80-96% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Seventh Generation dish liquid contains only essential oils and botanical extracts, and delivers real cleaning power. Your tableware will be left fresh and ready to serve your next home cooked meal.
With authentic ingredients like lavender from the fields of Drome in the foothills of the Alps, clementines from sunny Calabria and lemons from the soils of Sicily, Seventh Generation natural dish liquid is free of unnecessary synthetic colors or chemically engineered scents.
Visit Seventhgeneration.com to learn more about each scent’s origin.
Are you interested in winning your own, Seventh Generation Naturals prize pack? Just follow the instructions below to enter!
PRIZE: ONE winner will receive a prize pack with the following:
(4) bottles of Seventh Generation natural dish liquid varieties in Free & Clear, Lavender Floral & Mint, Fresh Citrus & Ginger, and Lemongrass & Clementine Zest scents
(1)Premium 3 Qt. 12” x 9” Baking Dish from Le Creuset
(2) Twist© loofah sponges
(2) Twist© scour pads made from 100% post-recycled materials
(1)Set of 3 organic cotton dish towels
HOW TO ENTER:
MANDATORY ENTRY: MUST BE ANSWERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!
Which of the Seventh Generation natural dish liquid varieties are you most interested in trying?
Giveaway is open to US residents 18+
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Giveaway will end on November 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm CST
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