Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Review and Giveaway

It's no secret that I like Seventh Generation products. I've tried their dish detergent, toilet bowl cleaners, bathroom and multi surface cleaners, baby wipes and diapers, and even their laundry detergent. I like them because they list their ingredients, use less toxic chemicals, and they really work. 

So when My Blog Spark asked me to take a look at their laundry detergents, I gladly accepted.  They asked me to take a look that their detergent versus my "usual" detergent to show that Seventh Generation does not use optical brighteners in their detergent. 

So what's the big deal? I'm not really sure but optical brighteners are just one extra chemical (toxic or not?) that I'd rather not put into my clothing, my body, or our environment. 



Take a look at these "black light" results. It's clear that Seventh Generation doesn't use optical brighteners, and as I've said before, they are one of the few companies that actually lists the ingredients in their cleaners.

But of course, the fun doesn't stop there. Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark would like to give you the opportunity to try their "Optical Brightener Discovery Kit" for yourself. You will receive 1 bottle of Seventh Generation detergent, 1 bottle of Seventh Generation liquid fabric softener, 2 organic cotton t-shirts, 1 box of fabric softener sheets, and a black light.

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me your opinion about green cleaning.

Extra Entries:

5 Extra Entries for blogging about this contest (leave 5 comments and your link)
3 Extra Entries for tweeting this contest (include @suburbanjung in your tweet, 1 extra for daily tweets)
2 Extra Entries if you are a google friend connect follower on this blog
2 Extra Entries for being an @suburbanjung follower on twitter

*This contest will end on 1/6/2011 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email. All products for review and giveaway as well as corresponding information was provided by Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark. All opinions are my own.

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Ryan said...

I think that it is great b/c we shouldn't have all these chemicals close to our body and polluting the environment.

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Anonymous said...

We believe in green cleaning 100%! Seventh Generation is great for being such a responsible company! Thanks,Jess
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Mama Hen said...

I haven't really thought about green cleaning, but I have to use non-scented products because of my daughter's ezcema. I would love to try these products.

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Elaine said...

I love green cleaning! It's more natural.

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Lisa Morosky said...

I've just recently started to do more green cleaning. I've noticed the difference in how I feel cleaning (as in, I'm not getting high from the cleaning products and feeling like I can't breathe!).

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sweetsue said...

Green cleaning is better for the environment and our health.
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shopannies said...

Green Cleaning only makes sense it is not right to make an area look clean but in reality because of cleaners used it is more unclean than when they started

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CindyWindy2003 said...

green cleaning, great thing I'm glad its getting so much attention, i know a lot of people who have started greener practices the last few years, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Dove056 said...

I like green cleaning as long as the product does what it says and we don't compromise other important things.
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Carolyn G said...

I am all about green products. I have been slowly switching out regular ones for green ones.

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Beth said...

We have managed to get very green in terms of energy usage, foods, and many daily products, but finding green cleaning products is still a challenge. I'd love to try this brand.

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jakiesmom said...

i love green cleaning, especially on things like countertops where food goes..i just feel safer
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Courtney said...

I think green cleaning is great. It makes me feel like I'm doing good for my family & the environment.

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Candie L said...

I think it is great. I just have not used it very much. Thank you

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Rebecca O said...

I recently started to dabble in green cleaning. I have started small. I replaced my sponges with dish cloths, my Windex with water and vinegar and a few other small things. Thanks!

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I want to be more green in 2011. Green cleanng is a good place to start. Thanks for the chance!

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scottsgal said...

I haven't tried this product but green cleaning is something I'd like to do more of
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Anne said...

green is the way to go!!

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msrodeobrat said...

i think green cleaning is a wonderful thing that is really important to the environment
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Jackie said...

I would like to try green cleaning and its nice that is helps the environment.

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nightowl said...

I am really trying to make the total switch over to green cleaning. I, along with members of my famiy have sensitive skin. I like the idea of not having harmful chemicals touch my skin.
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Debbie C said...

Considering that clothing is in direct contact with your skin for almost your entire day, "green" laundry products have to be better for you. I prefer them and I like the natural clean scent better than the artificial coverup scents.

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Catherine Agnes said...

I have chemical sensitivities, so I LOVE "green" cleaning products because they hardly ever cause me trouble and they work as well as the chemical ones.

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Sarah B. said...

I love green cleaning. It's the best!

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Tina said...

I am all about green cleaning. I wish everyone wason board with it!

Sarah said...

I think green cleaning is a great idea for the environment.

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Chisum Crew said...

I am lookig to replace my cleansers with green products that work - thinking Seventh Generation is a good place to start. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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Laura said...

I love the idea that I can use these around my kids and not worry about the damage it's doing! I also love that I'm not killing the world while I kill the germs and dirt in my house :]
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Carrie K said...

Green cleaning is great for the environment, and healthy for my family and home.

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PTORPEY said...

i just started using seventh generation all purpose cleaner and i love it. would love to try their other products too.


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paula michele said...

It's a great idea if the product works. I haven't found a green dishwasher detergent that really works yet. I have tried some homemade laundry detergent that worked great.

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denyse said...

I feel safer cleaning green since I have 3 children in the house.

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Anonymous said...

It works and it is enviroment friendly!

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Ahzriaz said...

Who doesn't love to clean with stuff that smells great and doesn't make you have headaches, sneezing, coughing or burning/watering eyes?

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I think green cleaning is terrific. I love that there are more and more products all the time that help the average person be green


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I feel so much safer using green and organic products than all the harsh chemicals found in most things!

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Erin said...

I like Seventh Generation and other other "green" cleaning products, though sometimes they're not as effective as the laboratory-developed products. "Natural" isn't always better -- however, as far as clothing is concerned, I prefer to use something that won't leave an itchy residue on my skin or irritate me with fragrance. I spend too much time in my clothes or on my bedsheets to want anything different.

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mean green mom said...

Over the last year I have switched completely to green cleaners, it was a resolution last year and I've stuck to it pretty well. Although I do still have some bleach and magic erasers...which I know are bad. Would love to try this detergent though, 7Th Gen is my fave green cleaning brand.
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CherylS22 said...

I think green cleaning is a great idea. There is so much unnecessary junk in some of the regular cleaners & the green cleaning products are not only better for the environment, but also better for people with allergies.

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I love Seventh Generation cleaning products, but I haven't tried any of the laundry products yet.

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Amanda S. said...

I'd like to be more green, so it would be great to try this detergent. Thanks!

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I love green cleaning, anything that helps the enviroment and doesn't hurt my children or pets I'm all for.
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Anonymous said...

At this point, I only use "green" cleaners. I can no longer even stand the chemical smell most cleaners have.

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Sharon said...

I don't know too much about green cleaning, but I would like to start using more green products and these items would be a great way to start.

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theolotto said...

I like using products that are safe for the environment and my family.

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i love the idea of green cleaning. works as well if not better than normal cleaning and it is better for everyone and the environment. what is not to like?

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Crystal said...

I have found that green cleaning works just as good (and sometimes better) than chemical cleaners. I use vinegar and baking soda for general cleaning but always use 7th Generation for my laundry.

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My opinion is- it's what the World needs to be doing, save the planet, save ourselves

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i think green cleaning is great - people dont realize all the nasty chemicles that we expose our families in our home are toxic!
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I want to do more green cleaning. I have replaced a few of my cleaners with greener alternatives and would like to try more.

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green cleaning is very important, i do not want harmful chemicals in our home
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Jennifer R said...

I am all for green cleaning when the product is effective and not cost prohibitive.

April said...

I've been trying to keep my cleaning green for a long time now. I realized when my dog was just a baby that she licks her paws and her paws touch everything...and I didn't want her eating bleach and other toxic chemicals.
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Tracey said...

Green cleaning is an excellent idea but they need to lower the prices on green products to get more people to use them.
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liliesrnice said...

Green cleaning will help the world my little girl is being raised in.

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Green Cleaning is Great and safe!

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I love green cleaning because we need to help with the environment.

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