No eating laundry pods here... Instead, I took the plunge into a greener and healthier laundry room with Seventh Generation Free and Clear. I joined Generation Good and was selected to try out their laundry detergent for free after sharing about my daughter’s skin woes.
When Avaline (my three year old) was born, she developed a chemical burn from the “natural” Huggies baby wipes we had purchased. We’re talking about red, blistering, burn on my newborn babies bum. You bet I was angry! When you purchase a product that’s supposed to be natural and for babies- that kind of reaction is the last thing you’d expect! After multiple doctors trips, we ended up switching exclusively to cloth diapers and cloth wipes which solved our problem.
Flash forward three years, and I’ve become much more conscience of the chemicals that enter our house. I’ve chosen natural, plant-based, soaps and lotions and made sure our laundry detergent was free of scent and dyes. I also bounced the harmful bounce sheets in exchange for these wool dryer balls* that are safer AND reduce the drying time by 25% which saves on electricity.
When Seventh Generations asked me to sample their Free and Clear Laundry packs, I was up for the challenge. It’s made for sensitive skin, has no dye, fragrances or artificial brighteners, and it’s stain fighting! I’ve never actually used a laundry pods, so this was new to me. When I pulled out the little pod, I was surprised that it was wrapped in plastic so I watched it in the water to make sure it dissolved… and it did!
I loaded in my laundry… and let me be clear… I load laundry in. There are no small loads in my dictionary! And I topped it off with this shirt:
No pre-treating here, I keep meaning to make my own stain remover, and I haven’t gotten to it yet… so I wash everything, stains and all!
And I was pleased with the results! There's still a slight stain on the arm... but with out pre-treating or harsh chemicals, this is a win!
I'm thrilled with the quality of the Free and Clear Detergent, it certainly gave my Arm & Hammer detergent a run for it's money! I will definitely be checking out some more of Seventh Generation's products. With such a trusted name, you can't go wrong!
is a writer & tired homeschooling mom of five.