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Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Samples

A great place to receive eco-friendly samples for the household is via Seventh Generation’s Generation Good platform. You basically have to sign up on the website and complete surveys and a profile to qualify for free samples to use and review.

Seventh Generation laundry detergent pack

I qualified for the Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Samples and received the following package in the mail.

Seventh Generation laundry detergent pack contentsThe sample box came with a brochure on the product along with two packets of the laundry detergent containing 2 loads each.

Seventh Generation laundry detergent free and clear

In each packet, a dissoluble polyvinyl alcohol and glycerin film encased a detergent block that comprised of a plant-derived water softener, mineral-based cleaning agent, plant-derived cleaning agent, plant-derived anti-foaming agent and more. Here you can see a close-up of the ingredients in each detergent block.

Closeup of Seventh Generation laundry detergent pack instructions

Upon opening the resealable pack, I was confronted with these two little soaplet baggies.

Contents of Seventh Generation laundry detergent pack

The instructions say to drop one pack directly into the washing machine BEFORE adding clothes. This is the part that confused me: “Washes 2 medium loads. For larger or heavily soiled loads, use two packs.” I took this to mean that one pack would last in the wash for two loads and for a heavy load, to drop two of the packs in.

I dropped one pack in and filled up the washing machine (we use a top load 10 kg) with baby towels, swaddle blankets, fleece blankets, headbands and a whole bunch of rompers and onesies (20 pieces or so) to prepare for Baobao. I would say it took up 3/4 of the machine. I did add a tiny bit of Kodomo softener (half a capful) to the wash to see how it would fare.

The laundry load came out without any discernible scent – something that I knew would happen, though I am torn between whether baby clothes should have that fresh baby scent. I guess half a capful of softener did not work after all. There is already softener listed in the ingredients breakdown though I felt that the swaddle blankets though marginally softer before I put them in, were still not soft enough.

And as for the fact that the package stated “Washes 2 medium loads,” there was no trace of the pack in the washing machine when I was done.

Amount Spent:
US$0/S$0 to a US address
S$1.14 shipping to Singapore via forwarder

Total:
S$1.14

Actual Value:
Hey if it’s less than S$2 for 4 packs of laundry detergent it’s definitely of value.

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