You have probably heard and read about organic detergents from in my blog consistently as well as in TV commercials and news. With the awareness of harmful chemical contents of most leading brands of detergent, mothers in America and worldwide have been switching to a more earth friendly alternative in washing their child’s clothing.
Numerous non toxic detergents are being introduced to the market for a safer and absolutely gentle approach into laundry. Although some brands cost higher than commercial soaps such as Tide, the contribution to saving the environment and 100% security that your baby is safe from harmful propellants is worth every penny.
Seventh Generation is one of the popular brands in eco friendly baby products. This manufacturer offers diapers, laundry detergents, wipes and other baby needs. Alongside Mountain Green and Babyganics, this brand’s soap is made from all-natural ingredients tested safe on baby skin and effective on tough stains.
The main ingredients in Seventh Generation Detergent are water softeners and alkanity builders (sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate, sodium silicate, and zeolites), Coconut and corn-derived cleaning agents (fatty alcohol ethoxylate and polyglucose), Performance enhancers (magnesium sulfate and sodium sulfate), Non-chlorine bleach (sodium percarbonate), antiredeposition agents (carboxymethyl inulin and carboxymethyl cellulose), Enzymes (protease, amylase, and cellulose), and Plant-derived anti-foaming agents (oleic acid and glycerol monooleate).
I used this product as soon as my second son was born. I made the switch to organic laundry detergents when my first born son turned 7 months. Babyganics, Mountain Green and Seventh Generation are my top three favorite. These products are mild on my sons’ sensitive skins. My youngest is allergic to strong detergents, which is one of the reasons why I have stuck with natural soaps.
The Seventh Generation powder detergent dissolves easily in the washing machine. It works well and I didn’t have trouble removing tough stains like colored food, liquid waste or milk. This soap works great on delicates as well.
On the other hand, this detergent has very faint scent. Scented or not, all variations seem to smell the same. You would hardly notice that it is “White Flower & Bergamot Citrus” or scent-free especially if you are working on quite a load. I still rinse the laundry with scented fabric softeners since my sons are not allergic to perfumes. I prefer my family’s clothes fragrant and very comfortable.
Also, Seventh Generation products are not available in all supermarket stores. It is mostly available online, on Target and Whole Foods. Most of the time, this product is sold by bulk and not retail. On the bright side, one box can last for a long time. You will just need a few scoops each laundry.
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