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Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dishwashing Liquid Reviews

Positive Reviews


Very Good Dish Soap


Pros: dye/perfume free, good value, environmentally friendly, cold-water effective

Cons: not the best grease-cutter

I have used a few Seventh Generation products, and I generally like them. This is a very good soap, with no dyes, perfumes, or chemicals, and it is reasonably effective. It suds up brilliantly, but doesn't cut grease as well as I would like, leaving a thin film on washed storage containers, and you might need to work quickly as the suds lose their effectiveness after a short time. I would still buy it over standard commercial detergents, but have since found a dish liquid that I definitely prefer.

Seventh Generation, plateloads above the competition


Pros: last a long time and super sudsy!

Cons: can't say I have a one

I have started to use this product over the last few months after switching from nature clean and find it to be superior to any green dish liquid I have used and I have used many. The suds are great, it lasts a long time and my hands are dry and chapped. My husband who has excema can use this too and not have it affect his hands. The best dish soap on the market!



Pros: Doesn't dry out hands at all and cleans dishes well. No overpowering scents.

Cons: Maybe price.

although a bit pricey I find this soap last long and you don't need to use much. It's probably not as watered down as the cheep stuff. It does a great job of cleaning and it's nice to know you not harming the environment.

Negative Reviews

semi green


Pros: works well

Cons: not 100 percent green

I began using this as an alternative to Dawn when I found out how many chemical compounds were in it.  While it works like it says it does it still contains "chemicals", I was disappointed that it was not toxin/chemical free.  I have since began using another product that is enzyme based and works even better and in cold water!

Nothing special


Pros: Nothing special.

Cons: Overly hyped.

A good green dishwasher detergent is tough one to accomplish. (Very similar to the difficulty in developing a good green HE detergent. No mainstream brand has even come close to getting that right.) The best TRULY green dishwasher formula I've been able to come up with is a combination of a thickened soap nuts / saponin liquid, with a vinegar rinse. Too thin of a soap nut liquid doesn't dispense properly. The machine type however is a big variable. It's a hit and miss scenario depending on your machine and how you use it. But this is not about that. This is about 7th Gen's "free and clear" dishwasher detergent. Is anyone else getting bored with ALL the "free and clear" products, of which...
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Not Impressed

I was very disappointed! 7th Generation is usually a product that I like but this dishwashing liquid left my dishes feeling sandy and left a white film on them!   :(   I would not reccomend it- the method works well as an alternative...

More Reviews


Cleans well but not my favorite


Pros: light scent, cuts grease well

Cons: creates a lot of suds

I generally like Seventh Generation products a lot. And while this soap smells nice and cleans well, it suds up too much for me (when I want to use the sponge with no soap, I have to rinse it a ton). Also, it's a little thin (i.e. runny) so you have to watch out for that - otherwise you get too much and your bottle doesn't last as long.

just fine


Pros: no scent

Cons: not the cheapest

I liked the lavender version but they don't make it anymore so I bought this one and added my own lavender fine, not the cheapest eco option out there

Decent soap

We've been using this at work and I would say it's no better or worse than an average dish soap. It gets the job done, even though I am not too happy with the suds. I have used better soaps...

Just as good as any other

I purchased this product to try it out and see if a green dish liquid would even work. I am very impressed! This product cuts grease as well as any brand I have ever tried. Plus, it doesn't leave your hands smelling like some overpowering fruit. I also love that this product is more environmentally friendly than most. I do however wish that the price was lower. It seems a bit excessive to pay almost four dollars a bottle for dish soap.

Dish Soap


Pros: Works grwat, love that it is clear and free

I have used it for so long I do not like using soap with harsh ingredients.

Great Dish Soap!


Pros: Effective, easy on the hands, saves oil

This detergent works wonderfully. You don't need to use a lot, the dishes get clean, it doesn't make my hands sore. And I love the quote on the bottle about how much oil is saved from making the switch!

Seventh Gen Free & Clear


Pros: Clean, powerful

I love this dishwashing soap. It lathers well, cleans well, and doesn't have a scent (that I can tell). It "seems" to be very added chemicals other than what is needed. I highly recommend this product.

Great product


Pros: Works well and good scent

Cons: None

I love this for the dishes as it works really well and at the same time is environmentally friendly. There is also one with a lemongrass scent and that scent is fantastic, light and fresh.

Gentle on the hands


Pros: Great cleaner, no adverse smell, lots of suds, non-drying on hands

Cons: Pricey when not on sale

I've been using Seventh Generation for the past year. The Free & Clear is not smelly like most dish soaps. Since I wash all my dishes by hand, it's important to have a product that doesn't dry my hands out. The SG liquid does a great job at making suds and cutting grease. It's a kitchen favorite!
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