Tuesday, November 9, 2010

-closed- Seventh Generation Optical Brightener Discovery Kit: MyBlogSpark Review and Giveaway

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?
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 their experiment in the photo above. They 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; what do you think?


We were provided the test t-shirts, black light, signs to indicate which detergent we used on each t-shirt, and Seventh Generation liquid laundry products.

Well I also took part and conducted  my own experiment to see the difference between my current laundry detergent and Seventh Generation laundry detergent. I labeled the Tshirts with a letter A (the kind of soap I use) and the number 7 for theirs. I washed 2 loads separately with each soap, softener and fabric sheets. Then once they were both dry, I hung them in our bathroom with the door closed, labeled them, and turned on the black light. I honestly could not tell any difference between the two. What do you think?  Even though I can't tell any difference, I do like their laundry products so far.


Also you can click here to save $1 on the purchase of any Seventh Generation Laundry Product.

For more information about Seventh Generation laundry products, please visit www.seventhgeneration.com/no-glow, or sign up for their newsletter at http://www.seventhgeneration.com/community.
Be sure to visit Seventh Generation on Facebook and on Twitter to "Like" and "Follow", so that you can keep up with the latest news from Seventh Generation.



One "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" reader will win a Seventh Generation Optical Brightener Discovery kit also!





 
(This is a must before any extra entries will be accepted!)
1. All you have to do is share How you have or plan to adjust your laundry practices to protect your family and the environment.



Earn up to 6 extra entries by showing some "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" bloggie with these rules*!
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I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Seventh Generation. I received free product to keep for this review from Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark. All opinions for this review are that of myself & family. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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60 Lovely Comments:

scottsgal said...

I try to conserve water by not using hot water and smaller loads
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HomemadeBaby said...

I try not to use anything extra, like dryer sheets or fabric softener, also I try to always line dry clothes where possible (and in the sun if possible!)
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tristatecruisers said...

I hang my laundry outside and wash in cold water as much as i can :)

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vhubler said...

I have started using chemical free and green products in our home
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Anonymous said...

I try to wash clothes in cold water, use natural laundry detergents, and hang dry as often as possible! ~Jaime
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Anonymous said...

I follow on twitter as @perk0130!
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Anonymous said...

I subscribe via google friend connect!
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Dina said...

I use eco-friendly detergents and the cold water setting when possible. I also plan to get a more energy and water efficient washer. aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

Jennifer said...

We wash in cold water and larger loads jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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Heather said...

My family tries to use detergents that are concentrated so we use less per load. Washing loads in cold water and line drying when weather permits. We always recycle the empty detergent bottles and boxes.

Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jkgorcery/status/3240588287680512 jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

amber01sw said...

i only use all natural detergent or a least try to
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jakell said...

I have tried by using laundry balls that help the close dry in less time.

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stroker881 said...

I will start using biodegradable laundry products!
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janetfaye said...

I lowered the temperature on my hot water heater. I also unplugged my dryer and I line dry my clothing.

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janetfaye said...

I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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nightowl said...

I use phosphate free detergents and wash almost everything in cold water.
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I follow your blog via Goolge Reader as nihgtowl.
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I Follow along with your Facebook Fan Page
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Lanee said...

I try to only wash full loads of laundry and hang dry what doesn't absolutely need to be dryer washed.

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I follow your recipe blog as well, also via GFC

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