Here is a Dad's review of Seventh Generation dish soap.
Careful Dad says:
Every time I pick up a can of soup or my daughter's favorite frozen pizza I turn the box over and peruse the ingredients to make sure I'm getting the best for her.
At some point it occurred to me to do the same with the cleaning products we use around the house, and to my shock most manufacturers only provide a few hints to what lurks inside those ubiquitous bottles under our sink.
Luckily Seventh Generation believes I should know what I'm using to clean my house. That is why I've started using many of their cleaning products around my home, including their dish soap.
I like that the label tells me exactly what I am getting when I buy the product, and the the ingredients are natural. For example, there are common essential oils like those found in limes or oranges, and many of the other ingredients are also derived from plants. I also like that it is free of dyes too!
Before I started using Seventh Generation products I was skeptical of natural cleaners, and thought they just didn't work. However, I have always been pleasantly surprised when I've used their products.
For example, the Seventh Generation dish soap works great. I have used it on both grimy pots and pans, and also on more delicate china, and it has cleaned everything admirably.
The soapy water was nice and bubbly, and cut through the grease. It also washed a full sink full of dishes, without having to add more.
It is available in several scents, but I personally prefer the Lemongrass & Clementine Zest scent.
All in all, I'm glad I made the switch to this soap to wash my family's dishes. I don't have to worry as much about chemicals in the house, but the dishes still get clean.
Thanks for your Seventh Generation dish soap review.
Has anyone else used this soap for washing their dishes? If so, I would love to hear what you think about it too.
Joann has shared her Seventh Generation dishwashing liquid review.
I tried Seventh Generation dish soap because it's supposed to be more eco-friendly than other dish soaps.
The scent is really nice. Both Lavender and Mint are supposed to be good for stress.
It doesn't make as much suds as other brands of dish soaps, but it does make the water feel a lot slicker. I think because of the low suds I tend to use more of it.
As a cleaner, it works well on dishes that don't have a lot of dried on food. It works great on glasses, but it just seems to take more soap for pots and pans.
I also use dish soap water to wipe down my kitchen counters, and it does make the counters smell great.
Seventh Generation dishwashing liquid smells great, and I know it has less chemicals than a regular spray cleaner, but because it's not full of chemicals, it doesn't seem to be as good of a grease cutter either.
The other thing with Seventh Generation products, in general, is that they cost more and are harder to find in any variety in regular grocery stores. Whole Foods seems to carry a larger selection.
I have used a couple of different brands of eco-friendly cleaning products and they're all about the same. They're great because they cut down on chemical pollution of the Earth, and the scents are usually easier to deal with, but they just don't seem to clean as well.
Thanks Joann for your review of Seventh Generation dish soap.
It is interesting to read your review, because it is a bit different than some of the others I've received (although not everyone loves this soap, which you can see by reading all these reviews).
I believe there are some green cleaning supplies out there that work really well. The key is to find which brands and varieties work best, because you are right that some are duds. Of course, in all fairness, some chemical laden products are duds too.
I Love Free And Clear Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid
(South Bend, IN)
Kathleen has shared her free and clear Seventh Generation dish soap review.
I have been using this dish soap for about three years now, and really like it, which is a good thing since I have to wash all my dishes by hand since I don't own a dishwasher.
It produces a lot of suds on the sponge, which in my mind is very important to quality dish washing. A small amount of the liquid soap cleans a fair amount of dishes, and makes me feel like I am getting my money's worth.
It does not harm any of my dishes or pots and pans. It does not work on dried food alone, but works very well in combination with stainless steel scrubbie.
I also like it because it is not scented. My son and I are very sensitive to fake chemical smells, so I avoid anything that is artificially scented. In addition, the ingredients list is somewhat short and does not contain any ominous chemicals, which is a huge plus in my book.
Avoiding chemicals and unknown ingredients is very important to my family. I will continue to use this dish soap unless I stumble upon an even more pure dish washing option.
Thanks Kathleen for sharing your Seventh Generation dish soap review.
One of the things I like most about Seventh Generation products is that they voluntarily list all of the ingredients in their product (believe it or not, most companies don't and aren't required to by law!) That makes me feel more confident about them, at least personally.
Seventh Generation Dish Liquid Review - I Use It To Clean My CPAP Machine
Melissa has shared her Seventh Generation dish liquid review.
I purchased Seventh Generation's free and clear natural dish liquid initially because my Home Health Care Supply person recommended this to clean my CPAP machine, mask, filters and tubing.
He said that you need to clean your equipment daily and this was the best product. He told me it’s not too harsh and it is safe for your lungs (after rinsing and drying the equipment), and that it does not destroy the silicone and plastic as harsher dish liquids do.
He did go on to say “It’s not much good for washing actual dishes; it doesn’t hold up or clean them very well.” Further, he said he felt it was great for the light duty cleaning of the CPAP equipment as it was non-toxic and safer than some of the more harsh detergents.
Based on this recommendation I purchased it and thought it was a bit expensive. But, my health is worth it. I decided it would only be used for the CPAP equipment.
It works fine for washing the masks and tubing and such. It doesn’t leave a strong fragrance or anything to irritate my lungs or mucous membranes which is important.
I did eventually break down and try it for dishes. It was during this winter and I was out of Dawn and decided rather than risk driving to the store I would use the Seventh Generation.
I will say it was “okay,” nothing to brag about, but it wasn’t as bad as I expected. I found myself having to change wash water more often than with Dawn and the suds went away rather quickly.
I don’t hand wash many dishes as I use my dishwasher for most things, so to the credit of this product I will say I was washing very dirty greasy pans that cannot be put in the dishwasher.
I wouldn’t say I would never use it to wash dishes with but, its expensive and not that effective.
I like that fact that is a “Green” product, but you have to weigh the extra expense and the usefulness of the product, and then I have to say, it is not really worth it at that point.
If you need it to clean your CPAP equipment I highly recommend it. But, if you are looking to just wash dishes in it I say move on. You can find an equally “Green” product at a lower price that is more effective.
Thanks Melissa for your Seventh Generation dish liquid review.
Do you have a favorite dish soap you use to wash dishes? If so, you can share your dishwashing soap review here, telling me which brand and/or scent you love (or dislike) and why. In addition, you can also read other reviews that have already been submitted.
Lavender Floral & Mint Natural Dish Soap Smells Great But Kinda Thin
After receiving all these reviews from readers, sharing what they like and don't about Seventh Generation natural dish liquid, I have to say my interest was peaked.
Then, what tipped me over the edge into trying it was that one of my relatives had a bottle on her sink at Thanksgiving time last year. Then and there I decided I needed to try it for myself, to see if it was any good or not.
So next time I was at the store I bought a bottle of the lavender floral & mint scent and brought it home.
My husband was quite skeptical of the scent combination when he first read the bottle, but we both liked it a lot when we began to use it. It is an interesting combo of mint, which makes you feel refreshed and perky, and lavender, which makes you feel relaxed. It puts you in a good mood!
The first thing I noticed about this soap is that it is very thin. As you may remember from reading other of my reviews of other dishwashing liquids, I tend to like my soaps to be a bit thicker. The problem, for me, with the thin varieties is that they come out of the bottle so fast I feel like I use more than I really need.
Since this product is on the expensive side, wasting some with it coming out so fast was definitely a negative.
I noticed we went through the soap quite quickly, and it didn't last as long as I would have expected. I suspect that had something to do with the thinness of it.
On the other hand, the other reason I tend not to like thin varieties of these products to wash my dishes is that they don't seem to work as well for removing grease and grime. This was not the case with the Seventh Generation dish soap though.
I was pleasantly surprised to find it really worked well in cleaning my dishes, pots and pans -- even the really greasy one. I was concerned it might not do well based on some of the reviews above, but that was not the case for me. I have no complaints with how it actually worked at all.
That being said, the combo of it being expensive and not lasting as long makes me not as keen to buy it again. However, when money isn't as tight in our home, or if I see some good coupons and sales, I will definitely be buying this again.
I really like the brand of Seventh Generation, since they seem to work well and also are so environmentally friendly.
I would love to hear from even more people who've used Seventh Generation products, telling me what you think about them and why. Please share your reviews of them with me here, or read other reviews that have already been submitted.
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