Seventh Generation~ Say No to Optical Brighteners ~ GIVEAWAY!!! ~ Ends 12/15





As a mom, you already do so much to protect your family- buckling seatbelts, cooking healthy meals and requiring bike helmets. But did you know that the laundry detergent you may be using could contain little-known chemicals called optical brighteners?

According to scientific research, these can cause allergic reactions, are toxic to small fish and other aquatic life, and can pollute your waterways.


When ultraviolet light hits optical brighteners coating your clothing, the brighteners convert UV rays into visible light to create an optical illusion. This tricks the eye into thinking the clothing is whiter and brighter, and therefore cleaner than it really is.

So how can you avoid these optical brighteners? Seventh Generation makes it easy because their laundry detergents are not only free of optical brighteners, but they’re also non-toxic . In addition, because Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergents are both hypo-allergenic and biodegradable, you can rest easy knowing you made a considerate choice for your family and the environment.

When washed in a conventional laundry detergent that contains optical brighteners, clothes appear to glow under a black light. When you use Seventh Generation liquid laundry products, you won’t see the same glow on your clothing.

Take a look at our experiment in the photo below (also attached). We took two identical organic cotton shirts and washed one in a conventional laundry detergent that contains optical brighteners and the other in Seventh Generation laundry detergent which does not use optical brighteners; we think you’ll see similar results!



I don't use conventional detergents anyway and this report makes me very glad that I don't. I didn't know about optical whiteners until I read this. So I went looking and these chemicals are nasty! Our current water treatment system can't remove them from our sewage, so it's remaining in our water and in our drinking water and in our waterways. Haven't we learned that when you start messing with mother nature, you start having problems? And all for brighter clothing - hmmm. No thanks.

Research alternatives - use Seventh Generation. Make a conscious decision to keep these chemicals off your family and out of our water system. We as consumers have so much power - if we choose to use it.

BUY IT:

Find out where you can purchase laundry detergent and all Seventh Generation products in your area - here.

WIN IT !!!

One lucky winner will receive the Seventh Generation prize pack pictured above

MAIN ENTRY:

How they you or plan to adjust your laundry practices to protect your family and the environment & become a friend @ Wishing Penny via Google Friend Connect. Both parts mandatory to win.

EXTRAS:

*Like/Fan Seventh Generation at Facebook ( 2 bonus entries )

*Leave a brief description of this giveaway with link to this giveaway on the wall of Seventh Generation @ Facebook ( 3 bonus entries )

*Follow @SeventhGen at Twitter ( 2 bonus entries )

*Follow me @jamaise at Twitter & Tweet this : RT @jamaise #GIVEAWAY #WIN - a Seventh Generation prize pack http://bit.ly/e6DttL Ends 12/15 #myblogspark tweet each day for one entry each !

*Blog about this giveaway & leave me the link ( 5 bonus entries)

*Grab my button & tell me where to find it ( 2 bonus entries )

*Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect ( 3 bonus entries )

*Follow me via Networked Blogs ( 2 bonus entries )

*Enter any other giveaway here for one entry each


That's 9 entry methods with tons of bonus & a chance for unlimited entries with daily tweets!


Giveaway will end on December 15th at 11 :59 am EST. Winner will be selected using Random .org. I will email the winner & you will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner . Please remember to leave me your email address if it is not visible on your profile so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck to everyone :)


Disclaimer:Seventh Generation and My Blog Spark provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. These views are my own.

170 comments

janetfaye said...

I wash most of my clothing in cold water.

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kari jasus said...

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Catherine Agnes said...

I'll soon be adding cloth diapers to my laundry to protect my baby and the environment from paper-diaper chemicals.

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Callie said...

We wash in cold water and hang dry whenever possible

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Nikki said...

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Njos Family said...

I use a phosphate free detergent.
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bloomerbear said...

First I am a google friend and I am going to look for brands of detergent and fabric softner that is green and wash in cold water

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Elena said...
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Elena said...

Just bought a high-efficiency front loading washer that saves water - woo-hoo! Plan to use only biodegradable detergents, currently using EcoStore washing powder, love it! Follow you on GFC as Elena.

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Diaper Dad said...

Following you on GFC.

We wash in cold/warm water only and line dry. We also use additive free detergents and softeners. When we travel, like for the upcoming holidays, we plan to use eco friendly detergents as well.


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Mrs.Smitty said...

Blog Follower via GFC
My daughter and I have sensitive skin and need to use laundry soap with limited brighteners, phosphate, dyes and scents. I use Rockin Green with the cloth diapers, but I'd like to use a liquid soap for the rest of the family laundry. Seventh Generation would be a good option!
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kari jasus said...

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~*Andrea*~ said...

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CindyWindy2003 said...

i wash clothes in cold water, dry most of it outside or over heat vents inside, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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coriwestphal said...

I quit using fabric softener because it's so bad for you and the environment!

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Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

I try to only buy eco-friendly laundry wash. I followed with GFC.

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Tylerpants said...

I'm a GFC follower. I already wash all my clothes in cold water, am trying to find more eco-friendly detergent that wont irritate my son's skin. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

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deanna roberts said...

I want to switch over to all sg products in the home

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