Monday, November 1, 2010

Seventh Generation Laundry Products: Review & Give Away


As a mom, you already do so much to protect your family- buckling seatbelts, cooking healthy meals and requiring bike helmets. But did you know that the laundry detergent you may be using could contain little-known chemicals called optical brighteners?


From Seventh Generation:

According to scientific research, these can cause allergic reactions, are toxic to small fish and other aquatic life, and can pollute your waterways.


When ultraviolet light hits optical brighteners coating your clothing, the brighteners convert UV rays into visible light to create an optical illusion. This tricks the eye into thinking the clothing is whiter and brighter, and therefore cleaner than it really is.


So how can you avoid these optical brighteners? Seventh Generation makes it easy because their laundry detergents are not only free of optical brighteners, but they´re also non-toxic . In addition, because Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergents are both hypo-allergenic and biodegradable, you can rest easy knowing you made a considerate choice for your family and the environment. We invite you to take part in this Spark and conduct your own experiment to see the difference between your current laundry detergent and Seventh Generation laundry detergent.


When washed in a conventional laundry detergent that contains optical brighteners, clothes appear to glow under a black light. When you use Seventh Generation liquid laundry products, you won´t see the same glow on your clothing.

Here is a vlog of my Laundry Experiment Results:





Go here for more information on Seventh Generation Laundry products & go here to sign-up for the Seventh Generation newsletter.

Go here to print a $1 coupon for one Seventh Generation liquid laundry product.



Would you like to win a Seventh Generation Laundry Product Prize Pack like the one pictured above?

Here is how to enter to win:
(All entries must be received by midnight CST, Saturday 11/27/10)

1.  Leave a comment and tell us if you have ever tried or want to try Seventh Generation Laundry products.

2.  Subscribe to this blog as a follower, by e-mail or through a reader and leave a separate comment. It counts if you already subscribe or follow.

3.  Post about this give away on your blog and leave a comment with a link to your post. Your blog must be family friendly.

4.  Add my button to your blog and leave a comment with a link to your blog.





This give away is open to US residents only. All entries will be verified and a valid e-mail address and/or contact information must be provided. All entries without valid contact information are considered invalid and will be deleted. Entries with inappropriate content and/or advertisements will also be deleted. All entries must be received by midnight CST Saturday, November 27, 2010. One winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to the notification e-mail or another winner will be selected.





Disclosure:  I received a Seventh Generation Laundry Product Prize Pack from Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark.  I also received a black light and 2 t-shirts to conduct the experiment pictured above.  The opinion in this post and the experiment results are my own and were not influenced in any way.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.

85 comments:

  1. Wow! I've used Seventh Generation a few times when I could get a good deal, but those were pretty convicting results!

    torilynn817@hotmail.com

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  2. I also subscribe through a reader!

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  3. I definitely want to try them!

    brandilabarre @ gmail dot com

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  4. My mom has used this brand. I haven't, but I'd like to try it.

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  5. I have never used seventh generation laundry products.

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  6. Wow, that was pretty incredible. Loved your vlog - good job! I have used their liquid laundry detergent and I really like it. I'm not a huge fabric softener fan in general.

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  7. I already subscribe to your blog in my RSS reader.

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  8. I love Seventh Generation - they have great stuff. I've tried the laundry detergent, but not other laundry products of theirs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Signed up for your RSS feed. Thanks!

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  10. I love their cleaning products, but I've never tried their laundry items. I'd love to... pick me!

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  11. I've heard good things about the laundry products, i love the spray cleaners and would love to give the laundry products a try too!

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  12. I have been wanting to try their products.

    nnebe at msn dot com

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  13. I subscribe to your e-mails.

    nnebe at msn dot com

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  14. We have never tried it but would love to. Their website was wonderful and offered a lot of information. Our son sufferes from excema and we find it hard to find a soap that cleans well and does not make it worse. This one sounds like a good fit!

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  15. I haven't tried them, but I would really love to, as I just had my third child. :)
    countrycookinmama@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to try them - my son is so sensitive to most detergents and the brighteners might be why! I like that they are hypo-allergenic

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  17. I have not tried thier laundry products yet, but love ther cleaning line. I'd love this! :)

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  18. I haven't tried the products yet, but would like to try them.

    brendashandmade@yahoo.com

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  19. I'm already a follower.

    brendashandmade@yahoo.com

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  20. I've never tried it, but would like to!

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  21. I've been a subscriber/follower for awhile! :)

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  22. I've never tried 7th Gen laundry products, but I'd be interested to see how they do. Great concept.
    cat.naps at yahoo period com

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  23. I get your emails
    cat.naps at yahoo period com

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  24. I have never tried thier laundry products but have wanted to for some time and now that you had such great results I'm totally crossing my little fingers I win!



    butterflypink23@aol.com

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  25. I subscriber to email :)



    butterflypink23@aol.com

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  26. I've been wanting to try their products for awhile now! This would be a great opportunity.

    stephaniec87(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  27. I would love to try these products! autumn_15_2004@yahoo.com

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  28. I have only tried a sample diaper they sent and was impressed.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  29. I have been wanting to try them but didn't want to put the money out in case I didnt like it.

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  30. I follow you through Google Friend Connect.

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  31. Love your new button! I added to the right side bar on my site: http://easyfrugalliving.blogspot.com/

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  32. I don't think I've tried the laundry soap, but i would LOVE to!

    alaskawildrose at gmail dot com

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  33. I haven't tried them, but I'd love too. hpb157@yahoo.com

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  34. I blogged about this giveaway ♥
    http://jenny-justjenny.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-to-check-out.html

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  35. I've never tried it but I would like to

    wendyhines at hotmail dot com

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  36. I follow via GFC
    wendyhines at hotmail dot com

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  37. I've always wanted to try Seventh Generation's laundry soap, thanks for your post review and for the giveaway!

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  38. I have tried their liquid detergent and it works great!

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  39. I've never tried the detergent before but I would like to.

    kawaiicrafter@gmail.com

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  40. I love Seventh Generation. I pick it up whenever I can combine a coupon with a sale!

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  41. I blogged here: http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/11/feeling-lucky_08.html

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  42. I would love to try them. Have not been able to afford them but am planning to buy some this week due to Target sales and coupons.

    thanks for the opportunity.

    samantha@yeldarb.com

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  43. We use their laundry detergent, but would love to try their other laundry products!

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  44. I have never tried their detergent but would like to!

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  45. I have never tried any on their products before.
    countrycookinmama@gmail.com

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  46. I've never tried their products, but I'd love to!

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  47. I would love to try their products!
    follow blog by email
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  48. I LOVE 7th Generation Products, I am going to print out that coupon!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Dreaming_waters @hotmail.com

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  49. I have never tried these products but would like to as we're on a septic system here and environmentally friendly products are a must!

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  50. I've never tried but have been interested in trying it.mavans@gmail.com

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  51. shindle1@gmail.com:
    Great laundry detergent, but a little pricey. I only buy it when i have a coupon!

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  52. Would love to try this product!!

    Kristin M

    avaidenn at hot mail dot com

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  53. I have used their household cleaning products but never used their laundry products yet. I would love to try them!
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  54. I have never tried Seventh Generation before but have heard of them and would love to try!

    Danielle B

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  55. I have used the diapers (LOVED them...they were the only disposable diaper I could find that did NOT give my daughter hives 3 years ago). JUST bought the antibacterial surface cleaner today (haven't used it yet) as I am trying to go green with cleaners...would LOVE to try other products as well!
    tatastorey@aol.com

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  56. I've never tried it, but I have a week old baby and a 5 year old with allergies and have been looking for something more friendly to their skin - would love to try it!!

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

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  57. I'm a follower! :)

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

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  58. I have tried the dishwashing liquid but not the laundry detergent- yet!

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  59. I've been using their laundry detergent for years -- love it!

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  60. I just added you to my reader!

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  61. This is the only detergant I have used for years! It works great!
    Donna
    donnal@gardener.com

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  62. My mom uses this brand sometimes. I'd like to try it.

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  63. I have tried it...and loved that way it smelled!

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  64. I've never tried Seventh Generation products but have wanted to for awhile. I've heard good reviews about them...

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  65. I love Seventh Generation Bathroom Cleaner and wipes.

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  66. I have thought about trying Seventh Generation many times

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  67. I have tried the liquid laundry detergent. It's the brand I'm currently using.

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  68. I have never tried them but I have been wanting to!
    tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. I follow on GFC!
    tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I have not tried them, but want to.!

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  71. i haven't tried them yet, but would love to
    onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

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  72. follow via gfc
    onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

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  73. Haven't tried the laundry stuff, but I have used other 7th Gen products with good results. Would like to try this group.
    cat.naps at yahoo period com

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  74. I get your emails.
    cat.naps at yahoo period com

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  75. I have wanted to try them, have heard some good things about their products
    mbaldrees at yahoo dot com

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  76. I'm a follower via gfc
    mbaldrees at yahoo dot com

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  77. I would LOVE to try them!
    noweesmom at g mail dot com

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  78. I've never tried these products, but I'd like to

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  79. email subscriber (ecolins at scils.rutgers.edu)

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