7 Steps to a do-it-yourself home detox and #giveaway

I never wear my shoes in the house. Ever. I think it’s gross. I grew up leaving our shoes at the door so for me it’s just habit. Now that I have my house, it’s a rule. NO shoes in the house. Please leave them at the door!  But did you know that about 70% of household dusts, pests, pollutants and dirt come into your house on your shoes?! Gross isn’t it?  I didn’t know this fact until I attended a very informative event hosted by Maureen Dennis and Seventh Generation.

I also learned that there are 7 easy, yes easy changes that you can make to start detoxing your house. And you can make those changes starting right now!

7 steps for do it yourself detox Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation makes products for your entire house! From laundry soap to diapers they have thought of it all. Seventh Generation is 100% clean and has no toxins. Cleaning with their products (which smell amazing too) make me feel better about what I’m putting around my kids. Little Dude is teething and puts EVERYTHING in his mouth. I feel totally confident when I clean with Seventh Generation products that he’s not ingesting anything toxic or that could seriously harm him.

My favourite product that I’ve used so far is the Tub and Tile Cleaner. Right, who gets excited about tub and tile cleaner? I do! This stuff is awesome and it works! It disinfects and cleans as well as my usual tub cleaner but is free of toxins which is important. It is also scented with essential oils and botanical extracts so it smells good too. My kids spend a lot of time in the bath tub and I never really thought about what I was cleaning their tub with. Considering their faces and bodies go in the tub, I’m happy that I made the switch.

Win It!!!

Thanks to Seventh Generation one lucky Canadian winner (excluding Quebec) will win a home detox kit (arv $50) with the following products:

  • Seventh Generation Natural Automatic Dishwasher Gel
  • Seventh Generation Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • Seventh Generation Free & Clear Natural Glass and Surface Cleaner
  • Seventh Generation Natural 2x Concentrated Laundry Detergent
  • Seventh Generation Natural Dish Soap
  • Seventh Generation Emerald Cypress & Fir Tub and Tile Cleaner

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  1. Aliza says:

    These are all great tips! I’m definitely going to avoid buying ‘no iron’ products from now on!

  2. Same here, first thing when I go home is take off my shoes!

  3. Jeannie says:

    Great tips! I think I am going to plant more indoor plants!

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    I will plant more indoor plants!

  5. Tennille says:

    Plant more plants is the most fun! I am thinking of getting some new little pots to put in my mini greenhouse

  6. We are going to plant more plants inside.

  7. Leave shoes at the door and open the windows.

  8. We have a myriad of plants indoors, however, my mother takes care of them. (And we currently live with her) I will try to plant plants of my own once we move out but not sure how that will work out since I really have the opposite of green thumb!

  9. Keri says:

    Great products… Especially made me think with the bath tub cleaner…. Eek what my kids could be bathing in!

  10. seham merzib says:

    I would plant more indoor plants

  11. lori b says:

    planting more indoor plants

  12. karinespace says:

    Plant more indoor plants.. I only have one right now

  13. Erin W says:

    I already open our windows whenever I can and clean with natural cleaners. But I’m going to try to find our family natural sleeping fibres!

  14. Open the windows!!!

  15. Brandee H says:

    I am going to try to find more natural fibre bedsheets. I have always used Organic with my son. I should do the same for myself!

  16. wendy Hutton says:

    open tie windows, I already have plenty of indoor plants

  17. Juliee Fitze says:

    I’m going to plant more house plants.

  18. edmontonjb says:

    I will leave the shoes at the door.


  19. Gillian Morgan says:

    Open the windows

  20. ivy pluchinsky says:

    indoor plants!

  21. Lucy says:

    plant more indoor plants!

  22. Julie Bolduc says:

    Leave shoes at the door

  23. Suzie M says:

    leaving shoes at the door , always a hard one for the little ones

  24. Sunshine G says:

    We always take our shoes off….so much cleaner!

  25. Florence C says:

    Open the window

  26. tanyab79 says:

    we do most of these already but we should start doing the plant thing

  27. Monique L.S. says:

    I would like to try step #4 – Clean with plant-based or DIY cleaners.

  28. Leave shoes at the door and open windows.

  29. Lori Bazan says:

    Open windows and plant more indoor plants!

  30. Kristi Renout says:

    I’d like to have some indoor plants. Now, if only my cat wouldn’t eat them.

  31. angela m says:

    I will plant more indoor plants

  32. Lisa Neutel says:

    I’m going to leave shoes at the door and open more windows

  33. Liz Beaton says:

    Detox my home from the outside in!

  34. Clean with plant based or dyi cleaners

  35. Donnas says:

    We already leave our shoes at the door, and I’m going to try DIY cleaners

  36. We try not to wear shoes inside. We do need more indoor plants though

  37. Rebby says:

    I’ll incorporate more plants in my indoor space!

  38. kathy downey says:

    I will plant more indoor plants! Thanks for the tips

  39. marie catherine says:

    we leave shoes at the door

  40. Mark V. says:

    Leave shoes at the door, we already do this

  41. hmrcarlson says:

    I am going to choose more toys made from natural materials.

  42. Nicole says:

    Number 1 and 2. Love having my window’s open and we try to take our shoes off at the door.

  43. piroska says:

    I already do a couple of them. I need to do #4 more vigilantly. I’ve only just begun with natural and diy cleaners.

  44. I will plant more indoor plants!

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