Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach is a liquid formula safe for all washable fabric and performs well in removing stains and brightening laundry.
What's Great About Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach
- Fragrance and dye free.
- Peforms well in cold and warm water.
What's Not So Great About Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach
- No measuring cap.
- More expensive than other commercially produced products.
- Liquid is not as stable as powdered non-chlorine bleach formulas
Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach Free and Clear
Seventh Generation is a company founded on the principle of providing environmentally-friendly household products. The name of the company comes from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Their website offers multiple pages of information about their products, mission, coupons and even a Seventh Generation nation you can join to share your thoughts.
Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach Free & Clear is available in a 64 fluid ounce/21 loads bottle. The bleach is formulated to work in both standard and high-efficiency washers. It is completely free and clear of dyes and fragrances. All Seventh Generation products are non-toxic and biodegradable, free of phosphates & optical brighteners, safe for septic & greywater systems, Kosher-certified; not tested on animals nor contain animal ingredients.
The plastic bottles can be recycled and contain a minimum of 25% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Every Seventh Generation product has a full listing of ingredients on the label as well as an explanation of what each ingredient does. You can also find ingredient lists and Material Data Safety Sheets on their website.
Chlorine Free Bleach Free and Clear Product Ingredients:
- Hydrogen peroxide (bleaching agent)
- Oxygen Bleach Stabilizer
- Deionized water
According to the package directions, 3 ounces of the bleach should be added into the washing machine as it fills with water or use the washing machine bleach dispenser and then add the laundry. You'll find that oxygen-based bleaches perform at their best if clothing is allowed to soak in the solution for thirty minutes or more before adding detergent. But, if you are in a rush, there is no harm in adding detergent and starting the washing process right away. Oxygen-based bleaches are safe for all washable fabrics but should not be used on silk, wool or leather.
Product Review and Laundry Recommendation
I use non-chlorine bleach often to whiten, brighten and remove stains in laundry. I found this product to work well in both cold and warm water. Adding a cap that acts as a measuring cup to the lid would make it much more simple. I had to find a measuring cup before I could do the washing. No one should trust their eye-balling when adding bleach or detergent.
My laundry came out stain-free and bright. If you do not have good results, add a little patience to your laundry routine.
Chlorine free bleach is much more gentle than chlorine bleach and is slower acting in removing stains. I have excellent results with stain removal if I allow soiled garments to soak for several hours - up to overnight - before washing.
However, there is one note of warning when using this product. My bottle of Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach was freshly opened. Liquid non-chlorine bleaches can loose their potency over time. I much prefer to use a powdered formula like OxiClean, Country Save Bleach or Tide Oxi mixed with water just before using so I can be assured of freshness and potency of the solution.
Seventh Generation products including various formulas of laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and stain removers. are widely available in laundry aisles in drug store, grocery and mass merchandise stores.
They can also be ordered online. Cost per use is higher than most commercially-produced non-chlorine bleaches.
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