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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid Review & Kitchen Pack Giveaway

This review (and giveaway) is long overdue. The benefit to the tardiness of this post is that I have been using the Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid to get our dishes clean for over a month. I feel very confident recommending this product to you!

I hand wash baby G's toys, breast pump accessories, bottles/sippy cups, and high chair tray. I prefer to use non-toxic or 'free & clear' soaps with her items. I also always wash our pots and pans by hand. I like to use sponges and scour pads on our items, but prefer a gentle wash cloth for the baby's items. I was in serious luck when My Blog Spark sent me a Seventh Generation kitchen pack for review, because it included all of my favorite items--in eco-friendly or organic options!


Kitchen Pack Contents:

4 Seventh Generation Dish Washing Liquid - 25 fl oz each ($14 RV):
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-Toxic
  • Tough on grease, plant based formula
  • Fresh scents : Lavender Floral & Mint, Fresh Citrus & Ginger, Lemongrass & Clementine Zest
  • Free & Clear, unscented version
1 Le Creuset 3 Quart Rectangular Dish - 12" x 9.5" ($55 RV):
  • Suitable for use in the oven up to 500 degrees & under the broiler
  • microwave, freezer & dishwasher safe
  • easy to clean, enameled scratch resistant surfaces
  • totally hygienic cooking surface--will not absorb odors or flavors
  • strong & durable; resists staining, chipping & cracking
  • easy to hold, sure grip handles, knobs & rims
  • 5 year limited guarantee
3 Full Circle Dish Cloths - 12" x 12" each ($7 RV):
  • 100% organic cotton
  • loops provide texture for scrubbing
  • absorbent & durable 
2 Twist Scour Pads - 3.8" x 6.0" each ($5 RV):
  • made from plants, not oil; 
  • no toxic dyes; 
  • scrubs & scours
2 Twist Loofah Sponges - 4.3" x 2.8" x .8" each ($5 RV):
  • Dye-free plant-based sponge on one side, natural loofah on the other
  • scrubs & cleans & wipes
  • all household uses; all natural

My Review

Naturally Great Scents. I love the scents offered by Seventh Generation for their natural dish liquid! The scents are derived from whole essential oils and botanical extracts. My experience with previous dish liquid scents are nothing compared to what I'm having with the Seventh Generation products. Even my husband commented on how great they smell. Our favorite is the Fresh Citrus and Ginger. It smells just like a fresh lemon...because it actually has lemons from Sicily in it! It's energizing, so it's great for when I wash dishes in the morning. We also love the Lemongrass and Clementine Zest, which has clementines from Italy in the essential oils. It smells very sweet and makes the kitchen smell like someone just ate an orange. The Lavender Floral & Mint is calming. I know my mom will love using it when she comes to visit, because she loves lavender scents and doing my dishes (just kidding about that last part)! It features lavender from the foothills of the Alps, in Drome, France. Because even the scented liquids are all hypoallergenic and non-toxic, I have used them on baby G's items if I don't feel like getting two bottles out. I do still prefer to use the Free & Clear products on her things, though, so I'm glad Seventh Generation provides that option in their dish liquid.

Natural Grease Fighting Power. The dish liquids fight grease and caked on food scraps as well as non-plant based brands I'm used to. The Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquids are better for the environment, though, because they aren't made from petroleum--they feature plant-derived cleaning agents.

Naturally Softens Water. We have really hard water, but it's not a problem with Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquids. Plant-derived water softeners remove water hardness and help to maintain pH balance in your dish washing water.

Safe & Better for the Environment. My favorite thing about Seventh Generation is that they share the full ingredient list with their customers, because everything is understandable or put into "plain English." The natural dish liquids are non-toxic, free of dyes & synthetic fragrances, and made of a biodegradable formula. Check out everything that is in their natural dish liquid by visiting their website.
"If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 25 oz. petroleum-based dishwashing liquid with our plant-derived product, we could save 5.2 million gallons of oil, the equivalent to removing 8,900 cars from the road for one year." - seventhgeneration.com
Easy to clean dish & quality sponge
I also can highly recommend the other products that come in the kitchen pack. The Le Creuset baking dish is a high quality pan to make and serve casseroles, lasagnas, or anything else that calls for a 3 qt pan. I've made a chicken cordon bleu casserole in it and also a breakfast casserole. It has not scratched or stained, and is a breeze to clean. When using the other cleaning items in the kitchen pack, there was no heavy scrubbing necessary. I also really like the pretty green color--it's attractive enough to serve out of in the middle of the table when company comes.

Top: Sponge Loofah after over 1 month
Bottom: new, in package sponge loofah
The Twist sponge loofahs are amazing. I use my sponges pretty hard, and these are holding up better than I expected for something plant based! I really like the scrubbing power of the loofah--better than my normal scrub/scour sponges. I have rarely had to break out the Twist scour pads because the Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid does a great job of combining with the loofahs to easily clean our dishes. When I have used the scour pads, they work just as well as any other scour pad I've used--but these are made from plants; not oil! When it comes time to wash the baby's items, I call on our new Full Circle 100% organic dish cloths. They are gentle but strong--and better quality than our non-organic dish cloths. I think any Letters from Momma reader would be just as in love with these products as I am--so be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this review.

'Nature Makes Perfect Scents' Sweepstakes
In honor of the authentic essential oil scents in the natural dish liquids, Seventh Generation is sponsoring a Nature Makes Perfect Scents sweepstakes that ends on December 31, 2011. You can enter to win a trip for two to visit one of the sourcing sites of the all natural fragrance ingredients (or to the Seventh Generation headquarters). The winner will be able to choose from a 4 day trip to Italy, France, or Vermont. Enter Here.



Buy the Seventh Generation Dish Washing Liquid at most grocery stores or supermarkets you shop at. Check the retailer locator on Seventh Generation's website. At our local Target, one bottle is $2.99.

One Letter from Momma reader will win the same items I reviewed above. This kitchen pack is worth over $80!! Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. If you need help with Rafflecopter please contact me or see this video.

















Disclosure: The Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid prize pack, product and information have been provided by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark. Prize will be sent from MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own, yours may differ. Not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Facebook. Entries involving Facebook are not mandatory, and Facebook has no liability for this giveaway. Ends 12/18/11 at 12:01 AM Eastern.

92 comments:

  1. We currently use the free and clear, but I think for dishes I would like to try the citrus and ginger scent.

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  2. I would love to go to Italy! My brother went there on his honeymoon and said it was gorgeous.

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  3. Lemongrass and Clementine sounds delicious! I;m super excited about this giveaway, we've been using a few 7th generation products lately and really enjoying them!

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  4. I would like to try the lavender.

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  5. I would love to go France, but Sean would rather go to Italy and to be honest, I would be just fine with that too! :)

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  6. As for the Sweepstakes, I would want to visit Vermont.

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  7. I love the idea of the lavender one. I get tired of citrus for dishes. :D

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  8. I would like the lavender!

    britibee@gmail.com

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  9. I would love to try their Lavender Floral & Mint!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  10. I would love to go to Italy!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  11. I'm interested in trying the Fresh Citrus and Ginger scent!

    melissahuie at gmail dot com

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  12. Definitely Italy!

    melissahuie at gmail dot com

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  13. I would love to try the Fresh Citrus and Ginger
    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  14. I would like Free & Clear.

    janetaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. I would like to visit Italy.

    janetaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. Fresh Citrus & Ginger!

    Newest follower via GFC, and would love a follow back - http://momoftwo2011.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the give-a-way opportunity!

    Genia

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  17. I would like to try lavender.
    cthompson1477@gmail dot com

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  18. Lemongrass & Clementine Zest sounds lovely. I'd like to try that. :)

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  19. I'd love to try the Lemongrass and Clementine Zest!

    -rachelm59@yahoo.com

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  20. definitely the lavender
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  21. I would like the Lavender Floral & Mint
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  22. If I were to win the “Nature Makes Perfect Scents” sweepstakes I would want to visit Italy
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  23. I am interested in trying the Lemongrass and Clementing Zest.

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  24. I would love to visit Lavender, Drôme Provençale, France.

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  25. Italy would be amazeballs!! Crossing my fingers :)

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  26. I would like to try Lavender Floral & Mint.Sounds like it smells great.

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  27. I would like to try the Lavender Floral & Mint scent.

    all natural katie
    allnaturalkatie at gmail dot com

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  28. I would love to go back to Italy!

    all natural katie
    allnaturalkatie at gmail dot com

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  29. i'd like to try lemongrass and clementine
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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  30. thank you for the great giveawya!

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  31. I woul;d like to try the Lavender Floral & Mint!

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  32. I am most interested in the Fresh Citrus and Ginger scent
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  33. I'm most interested in trying Lavender floral and mint.
    mummytocharis[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. I'd be most excited about France or Italy for the Essential Oil Sweepstakes.
    mummytocharis[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  35. Ashlee MacLeod DavisDecember 9, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    I'm most interested in trying the Lavender floral and Mint, but since I really haven't tried any of their products, any scent would be nice to try.

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  36. lavender floral and mint

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  37. I would love to try the Fresh Citrus & Ginger!

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  38. The dish liquid I like is the grease fighter tough to get dishes clean, but it has a great scent. My favorite Citrus and Ginger.
    Me4Wrest@gmail.com

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  39. I really want to try the Lemongrass and Clementine Zest

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  40. I would like the lavender floral and mint!

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  41. I would love to go to Italy!!!

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  42. This would be great! Fresh citrus and Ginger.

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  43. I'd love to try the Lavender Floral & Mint!

    Thanks!

    katierox4you@yahoo.com

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  44. I am most interested in their Free & Clear unscented version.

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  45. Lavender for sure

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  46. I would love to go to France!

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  47. Fresh Citrus & Ginger sounds like it would smell so good!

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  48. The clementine. I love citrusy smelling stuff for cleaning products!

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  49. I think I would prefer to go to France but Italy is cool too.

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  50. I would love to try the Lemongrass & Clementine Zest :)

    shakeeta_feaster@hotmail.com

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  51. I would love to go to Italy!!

    shakeeta_feaster@hotmail.com

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  52. I'd like to try the free and clear.

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  53. I want to try the Lavender and Mint!

    renfie.fields[at]gmail.com

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  54. I'd love to go to France!

    renfie.fields[at]gmail.com

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  55. I can't wait to try the Fresh Citrus & Ginger scent soap!
    bonnyejean at gmail dot com

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  56. I would most want to go to italy!

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  57. I normally use the Unscented, so the citrus and ginger sounds interesting.

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  58. I would like to try the Citrus and Ginger.

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  59. lavender and mint :) :)
    tristazmail@yahoo.com

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  60. I entered the seepstakes and would like to visit vermont

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  61. I really want to try Fresh Citrus & Ginger.

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  62. I would love to try the Lemongrass & Clementine Zest scent!

    Alexis K.

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  63. I would love to try the fresh citrus and ginger!!!!

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  64. France!!!! My husband would love it!!

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  65. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I think I'd like the Lavendar and Mint!

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  66. I would love to try the citrus flavor
    Tammilee

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  67. I'd like to try lavender and mint!

    cmcosman at yahoo.com

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  68. I'd visit Paris!

    cmcosman at yahoo.com

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  69. Maybe the lavender. (olomon@hotmail.com)

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  70. I would love to go to france if I won the big sweeps.

    melk103103 at gmail dot com

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  71. the lavendar floral and mint sounds great!
    luvinmykevin@yahoo.com

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  72. Fresh Citrus and Ginger sounds like the one I'd try first.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  73. I really want to try the "Lemongrass & Clementine Zest" - I love citrus :)

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  74. The Lavender Floral and Mint!


    Shannon Gallagher
    lovescrissangel at hotmail dot com

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  75. It may sound lame but I'd love to visit Vermont! I don't like planes...

    Shannon Gallagher
    lovescrissangel at hotmail dot com

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  76. Would love to go to Italy!

    Crystal mexico
    Cmex84@yahoo.com

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