We're big Seventh Generation devotees in this house, and I've blogged about their wonderful, green products on this blog in the past. If you've never heard of the company, they make eco-friendly cleaning and laundry supplies, as well as baby items like diapers, wipes, and more. They're really an amazing company, and we purchase their products all the time, especially their dish detergent.
My Blog Spark, I was given the opportunity to test out their liquid laundry detergent and fabric softener. To be honest, I already use Seventh Generation detergent in the laundry, but was really interested in conducting a little experiment with optical brighteners, comparing it to a conventional brand of detergent.
"Optical brighteners are synthetic chemicals that make fabrics appear to glow in the presence of ultraviolet light. They don't have anything to do with getting things clean— they're only added to detergents to make us think our laundry is brighter and whiter than it really is."
~They can rub off on skin, causing sunburn-like irritation
~They wash into our waters and survive treatment facilities, accumulating in fish and water.
Not something you want to be wearing on your skin, huh?
I received a black light and 2 organic cotton shirts as testers, and washed one with Seventh Generation liquid detergent,
Testing photos from My Blog Spark made the difference between Seventh Generation laundry detergent and conventional ones much more apparent.
Additionally, you can get a $1 off coupon for their laundry products by clicking here.
Want to conduct your own experiment? Seventh Generation is providing a set of laundry products for one lucky reader.
Visit Seventh Generation and leave a comment here telling me how you try to be eco-friendly in your household or your favorite tip for keeping your family healthy at home.
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You must do the first entry in order to enter ("I want to win, thanks!" comments will NOT be considered). You will have until Sunday January 16th at 11:59pmEST to enter. The winner will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email.I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE. If I don't hear back from the winner within 72 hours, I'll pick another.
Disclosure: I received liquid laundry detergent, fabric softener, 2 t-shirts and a black light from Seventh Generation though My Blog Spark for participating in this campaign.