3 Stars By Brandon Siracuse on 2017-05-03
Powder does not fully dissolve in cold water
I bought these in an effort to make be more sustainable when doing my laundry, and I think they're alright overall. Since they are laundry pods, I expected them to be liquid laundry detergent, but they're actually pods filled with powder. The washing machines I use are top-loading HE machines, and I've noticed that every time I use cold water (more energy efficient than warm or hot) the laundry powder does not fully dissolve, leaving chunks and granules of powder in my laundry. Because of this I have switched to using warm water so the powder dissolves fully, which kind of defeats the purpose of using this product to be more sustainable. I probably will just go with the jug of liquid detergent next time so I can go back to using cold water.
4 Stars By Shanda on 2016-10-27
Cleans well and has a pleasant scent.
I'm gradually trading in all of the toxins and chemicals, and now laundry is checked off on my list. My mom swears by Tide, so I've always used it too, but this works just as well on my clothes. I haven't had any problems with stains. I mix with white vinegar or bleach when I wash my (white) towels and bedding with no issues. Everything comes out crisp and clean. And the scent is light and pleasant. I'm actually able to smell the detergent now since I use dryer balls instead of scented artifical, chemical-laced softerners, which I'm sure also just added to the life of my dryer. This is also cheaper than Tide, so I'm very satisfied with this purchase.
3 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-04-01
Effective, but not always
While this product works very well at providing a clean load of laundry for most of my warm-water loads, I've had a lot of poor experiences where my cold-water loads will have clumps of the soap remaining on them. They are often there in transparent, soapy patches, and so I've missed them and dry my clothes only to discover hardened patches on my clothes. Removing them once dry is very difficult, and has even lead to small tears in my clothes. I really hope that the company can address this issue, because the CLEANING aspect is fine, but the dissolve requires improvement.
4 Stars By CaptCrunch8182 on 2017-08-10
I live overseas and good, quality detergent is hard to find, but my mail service restricts liquids. Enter 7th Gen. I'm not a huge natural product buyer- I like my cleaning products industrial- and I want, and NEED, my clothes to come clean. Our environment is hard, dry, red, Sub Saharan clay and our clothes get dirty and, thanks to this detergent, they come clean again! It's seriously heavy duty soap and the smell is refreshing. I've got this on subscribe and save and will forever. It's seriously amazing stuff.
5 Stars By Shanda on 2017-03-05
Just as good as Tide.
My mom strictly uses Tide, so I also only used it for years, until I decided to go natural. My clothes are just as clean. I rarely have stains though. And I do add vinegar, bleach, or baking soda to whites. My whites look crisp and clean.
There isn't really a discernible smell, so I spritz on some diluted lavender oil before drying.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-06-06
Amazing. I was wrestling a rose Bush and got ...
Amazing. I was wrestling a rose Bush and got my shirt all bloody. Since I only wear it to garden I just threw it in the washer (cold water) and figured to get the dirt off anyway. When I folded my dry laundry I realized that old shirt was now spotless and presentable. Kudos on this product. Just ordered more.
5 Stars By gilroygal on 2017-12-09
MY FAVORITE LAUNDRY SOAP!
As someone show has EXTREMELY sensitive skin, it has been EXTREMELY difficult to find a laundry soap that is TRULY non-irritating, even if it is fragrance free. Well, I have ended my search now that I have found Seventh Generation. It is NEVER failed to provide me with soft, clean clothing no matter what the water temperature. I REALLY like the pods, because I don't have to worry about measuring it. The price on AlumiGogo is very good as well.
5 Stars By Britney on 2017-08-08
We have very sensitive skin, eczema prone etc. I have tried several different kinds of detergents but nothing beats this one. We are customers for life. Our clothes always come out clean and fresh. I do use a stain/spot treatment before washing if we have a bad stain, then with this detergent finishing up the job, it always comes out stain free! I want to venture out and try their scented tabs but am scared to with our skin! I'd like to that it would be ok, we have used the lavender liquid fabric softener with success and no skin irritation. Love this brand and everything they stand for and do. Will continue to purchase and support a great company who cares about the environment and most importantly their consumers :)
5 Stars By Joyinthehouse on 2017-11-17
College and high school students love this product for convenience and environment
Best laundry pods for students to take off to school. When my teenaged son went off to school he took these laundry pods so that he did not have to measure how much detergent he needs to use. I realized it was a hard concept for him to grasp since he was not interested in laundry, LOL. Students prefer to do things that are environmentally conscious and it is important in our home too so I feel good sending him to school with this detergent than what his roommates might pick up that are full of bad things for earth. This detergent is tough on the smell of athletic clothes.
2 Stars By AC on 2018-04-20
The pods don't alwayd dissolve and get left on clothing
The pods don't dissolve about 20% of the time. I found half dissolved pod shells dry and get stuck on my clothes or on a towel. I have to re-wash the garment or towel that it's stuck to. When they dissolve they work well, but I need 100% success. I have a brand new HE Front Loader and according to all the instructions for the machine and the soap, these "should" work. I won't be buying them again.