Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Packs - Review

I tried a sample of the Seventh Generation Free & Clear Laundry Packs for free from the Generation Good Community. I have used other Seventh Generation detergents in the past and loved them, so I had high hopes for these laundry pods.I was really hoping to like these pods. They feature
  • Quadruple-Enzyme formula to help remove stains
  • EPA Safer Choice Certified Product
  • USDA
    Certified Biobased Product - 94%
  • All-temperature laundry packs work in hot and cold water
  • Effective in HE and standard washers
  • 0% dyes, synthetic fragrances and artificial brighteners
  • Laundry packs are gentry scented with essential oils and botanical extracts

Seventh Generation Free & Clear - A Tough Cookie to Crack

At first glance, I was a bit skeptical of these pods. They are a super dense powder detergent pellet wrapped in a dissolving plastic...almost like a dishwasher pod. I was worried about these breaking down 100%...I've been totally turned off by liquid pods not dissolving. How is this going to work?

Regardless, I had more faith in Seventh Generation, so I followed the directions on the packet to place one or two pods in the bottom of the washing machine as directed. I loaded my clothes in on top. I used two pods because I had a larger load, as was recommended in the directinos. I ran a cold cycle, as I do with all of my laundry. When the cycle ended, one of the pods was completely undissolved. I ended up having to run another cycle, on warm, so that the tough powder would break down. In the end, my clothes were clean, fresh and free of chemicals. My sensitive skin was unbothered but I felt like I wasted a lot of water and energy. I don't really see myself trying these again.

Still looking for a free & clear laundry detergent? I'd try Seventh Generation Free & Clear Liquid Laundry Detergent. I gave this stuff a hard test against my dog's stinky blankets and couldn't have been more impressed. Check out my full review here.

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