School is back in full swing, and so are the germs and bugs. There has already been a lice scare in my son’s grade, and I’m sure cold and flu season is not far behind.
Normally, my husband and I have our whole family vaccinated against the seasonal flu (thimerosal free version for the kids). Last year, we chose to receive the seasonal flu shots, but not the H1N1 vaccine. This year, the seasonal flu protects against the H1N1 virus as well as a few other strains of the flu. We are still undecided which members of our family, if any, will receive this year’s vaccine.
In the meantime, we are continuing to practice thorough and frequent hand washing with a regular (non-antibacterial) foaming hand soap and cleaning our home with green cleaning supplies such as Seventh Generation disinfecting products.
A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to review the Seventh Generation line of non-toxic cleaning supplies. MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation are once again sponsoring a give away of their fine eco-friendly products. They generously provided me with additional products to review and give away.
When I first tried the Seventh Generation Lemongrass and Thyme scented Disinfecting sprays and wipes, I was put off by the strong and unusual scent. I initially thought the scent was unpleasant, but then I realized that I no longer felt sick after disinfecting my kitchen or bathroom. The fumes from my old chemical filled wipes and sprays used to make me dizzy and give me headaches, despite turning on all the exhaust fans. Since I have been using the Seventh Generation products regularly, I have adjusted to the scent and don’t mind it as much anymore.
If you would like to try the Seventh Generation Disinfecting products for free, please post a comment below about how you are protecting your family this flu season. One lucky reader will win a Seventh Generation “Back-to-School” kit that includes a Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes (one for home and one to donate to your child´s classroom), disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels. Comments must be posted by midnight CST on Sunday 9/26 to be eligible for the random drawing. The winner will be announced on Monday, September 27th. The “Back-to-School” kits have been generously provided by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark.
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