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Ratings and reviews for Seventh Generation Dish Liquid Soap, Clementine Zest & Lemongrass Scent, 25 oz, Pack of 6 (Packaging May Vary)

Ratings and reviews for Seventh Generation Dish Liquid Soap, Clementine Zest & Lemongrass Scent, 25 oz, Pack of 6 (Packaging May Vary)
4.3
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Price: $26.70 $17.94 (33% off)
Release Date: 8/25/2008
Binding: Health and Beauty
Studio: Seventh Generation
Manufacturer: Seventh Generation
Product Group: Health and Beauty
Sales Rank: 1456
Description: Dirty pots, pans, and a sink full of dishes? Don’t worry, we won’t tell. Seventh Generation Dish Liquid cuts through grease and powers away tough residue to leave dishes sparkling clean. Speaking of clean, we are big believers in transparency, so much so that you can see right through our dish liquid. We never use dyes, synthetic fragrances, phosphates, or triclosan. Our safe and effective formula is made with plant-based ingredients and is designed with safety in mind – EPA Safer Choice Certified Product and USDA Certified Biobased Product 95%. This dish soap is scented with 100% essential oils and botanical ingredients because the real stuff smells good just the way it is. For more than 25 years, Seventh Generation has been thoughtfully formulating safe and effective plant-based products that work. Really well. Our dish liquid uses powerful plant-based ingredients to break down tough residue and lift away food leaving your dishes sparkling clean. Yes, even those fussy egg stains. Based in Vermont, Seventh Generation is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. B Corps are certified to be better for workers, better for communities, and better for the environment. You may also notice a cute Leaping Bunny seal on our products. That means we never test our products on animals and our products do not contain animal-based ingredients. We design our products to be safe for people, their homes, and the environment. By choosing Seventh Generation products, you’re joining us in nurturing the health of the next seven generations. *safe when used as directed
UPC: 732913227327

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amazon logo contains sodium lauryl sulfate
I noticed the new formula (free and clear version) irritates my skin and my allergies to scented etc. things. I checked the label and online and guess what - this supposedly healthy product contains sodium lauryl sulfate - a chemical that has been reported to cause all kinds of health problems. If you have any doubts do a google search on SLS health effects.
45 of 59 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Can't Tell The Difference
Let me just start out by saying that I was not expecting much from this dishwashing liquid. This is the first Seventh Generation product I have purchased after seeing their products in several stores and always feeling a bit curious. I was using Dawn and was perfectly happy with it, but recently I have been on a "green" binge and decided to try biodegradable laundry detergent and dish soap. I read reviews that said this dish liquid doesn't suds up like Dawn or Palmolive, and that it doesn't cut through the grease and leave the dishes as clean. I have to disagree.

I have always been a person who uses "too much" soap when washing dishes, so I may use more than is necessary, but I found that the dish liquid had just as many bubbles, if not more, than Dawn. I love the scent, it is nice and doesn't smell fake or chemical like some of the regular brands. I compared a glass I washed with Dawn and a glass I washed with Seventh Generation, and they looked the same. I couldn't tell the difference! I even asked my husband to give his opinion about the amount of suds in the sink compared to Dawn, and he said it looked like there were more bubbles than normal. I use gloves, so I can't comment on how soft my hands were after using it. It is much cheaper on Amazon if you subscribe and save, since I paid over four dollars for it at my local health food store. Bottom line is that I like it and I will continue to buy it.
51 of 52 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Sent the wrong item
I clearly ordered the free and clear dish liquid and was sent the Lavender, Floral, & Mint. This is not the first time this has happened. I order the free for a reason, I do not want the scent of the other and I do not appreciate not receiving what I ordered. Yes, I can return it, but it is a huge inconvenience to do so.
4 of 33 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Does the job well, good for environment
As others have said, Seventh Generation products are usually great; they're good for the environment and easy on sensitive skin. I like the lemongrass and clementine scent best although the lavender and mint is pretty good, too. This cleans better than most other non-toxic, all natural dish detergents. It suds up well and cleans very well, and lasts a long time. I go through about a bottle every 3-4 weeks, but I wash a lot of dishes. We're a family of 5 that usually has a lot of people over, and eat almost every meal at home - and I still use the dishwasher at least once each day.

I only buy this on sale at Amazon, usually through subscribe and save. At our local stores, this is over $3 per bottle, but at Amazon, it usually works out to just over $2. The shipments have changed from 12 bottles/package to 6 bottles/package, which is nice because it's hard to store a dozen bottles of dish liquid.


21 of 22 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Not as good as palmolive or another name brand.
While I like some of the other Seventh Generation items, this is not one of them. It does not get the grease out, nor make the glasses clean and clear. Spend the extra and get a regular brand.
2 of 17 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo WARNING: more watery than the average dishsoap...don't over-squeeze
I have recently started using the Seventh Generation dishsoap after a long and exclusive relationship with Mrs. Meyer's dish soap.

The main thing to remember about Seventh Generation is that the consistancy of this soap is like water. It's very easy to over-squeeze. A little does go a long way. There are suds. The fragrance (at least of the lavender based scent) is very minimal. There is also a free and clear version that has no scent at all.

This product does a great job cleaning my dishes. Glasses shine. No streaks when I leave the dishes to dry in the drainer. My pots don't require a great deal of extra scurbbing. There is no aftertaste left on anything (a problem I occasionally had with another brand). It is gentle on my hands. I couldn't ask for much more.

I do have to say that the scent is minimal. I am not a fan of lavender. Actually, I hate the smell of lavender but have had no issues with the smell of the Seventh Generation lavender based scented dishsoap.

The price point is also very good in comparison to other green products. Love that fact as well.

Overall excellent product that I highly recommend.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo still contains SLS
I bought this product because i want to try to stay away from harsh chemicals on my skin and on the dishes we eat of off. I was very disappointed when i looked at the ingredients and it still contains SLS, just like all the major brands. So you may as well save a few bucks and just buy any unscented dish soap. Will not buy again, they are trying to fool you people into believing it is better for you just because it says "Natural" Big woop. Dont fall for their false advertising. Try again 7Th Generation!!!
8 of 12 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo BEST DISH SOAP BECAUSE IT DOESN'T SMELL LIKE PERFUME!
*Update* I noticed a New formula label on this soap a while back. Now it stinks. It smells like rotten oranges. So now when I clean my plastic mugs and such, it leaves that nasty scent. I think it cleans a bit better, but I hate the new scent. it's supposed to be free and clear, but that is a misnomer now. I still use it to wash my produce, but it leaves the odor on them. I wish the company would change it back so it smells like coconut again. I'm sad.

I bought this because it has natural coconut and no perfume. When I grew up we used Joy dish soap, it was the one that left the least perfumy smell and taste on dishes. I think we may have used some Ajax lemon scented some too.

As soon as Sunlight dish soap came out, that's pretty-much all we used, because it didn't leave any dish soapy smell or taste. I remember that some of the worst offenders were Palmolive, Ajax anti-baterial orange, and Dawn. My friend once made me some Dawn flavored chili. She had used a teflon pan and always used Dawn. Dawn is nasty, it even makes your dishes smell like Dawn. But, I have found most humans can't smell worth a darn, nor taste all that well, so I guess it's fine for them. But, I have keen senses and that's why I use Seventh Generation free and clear.

Aside from getting the dishes clean, the biggest benefit is that you can wash carrots and potatoes, and other vegetables with it (I scrub them with the scratchy side of a Scotch-Brite sponge. It leaves no taste on them whatsoever.

I try to use gloves when I do dishes, but when I forget, I notice this soap leaves my hands soft.

It isn't quite as powerful of grease-cutter as Dawn and others, but it will get it off if you use a little more and scrub a little harder. With most dishes, it does a fine job.

Also, it is more vicous than any dish soap I have ever used, so it takes a more to do dishes and I go through a lot of it. Think of the difference in thickness between non-fat milk and whole milk, and that's similar to what I'm talking about. That's why amazon having it in 6 bottle packs is good. I go through a bottle every month or two, so not too bad. I recommend this product.

Some have complained about Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Here's what the Seventh Generation website says:

Seventh Generation uses SLS in our hand dish liquid, our disinfectants and our laundry liquids. Prior to using the SLS, Seventh Generation used sodium lauryl ether sulfate, or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), in our liquid laundry and liquid dish detergents. This is a naturally-derived chemical that comes from palm kernel oil and coconut oil. We do have a comprehensive document based on scientific data that we are happy to share with you.

For document, contact Consumer Insights Team at Seventh Generation website.

Truth about SLS and SLES
Published 06/09/2008 11:32 AM | Updated 03/23/2009 12:53 PM
Is it true sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) cause cancer, blindness, or hair loss?Neither sodium laurate (coconut soap), SLS, nor SLES is known to cause cancer, nor are they known to be teratogens or reproductive toxins. Neither do sodium laurate, SLS, or SLES cause blindness. They can be irritants, and the inflammation they may cause almost always clears in a few hours. This is also true of soaps. The booklet "The Truth behind the Ingredient Myths" produced by another natural products company, discusses this in greater detail.

The Danish EPA has produced an excellent document that discusses household product ingredients, and SLS and SLES are discussed in Section 3.1 and 3.2, respectively. The discussion of toxicity and irritancy is quite detailed. The document is also a handy reference about other household chemicals.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Causes your hands to dry out and leaves your skin scaly
We love other Seventh Generation products, but this one needs reformulation and should be avoided. After briefly washing some dishes, my wife's and my hands are scaly and dried out. Hand lotion has not quickly remedied the problem. The only clear solution is to avoid further contact with this product and resume purchasing gentler dish soaps elsewhere.
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Seventh Generation items rock!
We really love this dish liquid. I was so happy to find an economical and non toxic dish liquid that is also very gentle on my hands! This pack of 6 will last us all year. It makes me smile when I go to wash dishes!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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