Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Liquid Soap, 6-Pack

Last updated date: April 23, 2020

DWYM Score
9.4


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Overall Take

Not only is the Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Liquid Soap, 6-Pack free of fragrances, phosphates and dyes, but it's also an EPA Safer Choice Certified product. Dermatologists tested this dish soap and found it to be safe for individuals with sensitive skin. Even though the dish soap is made with gentler ingredients, it has no problem cutting through grease and grime. In our analysis of 94 expert reviews, the Seventh Generation Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Liquid Soap, 6-Pack placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 23, 2020:
Checkout The Best Dish Soap for a detailed review of all the top dish soaps.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
5,071 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The biggest advantages it has over Dawn, she says, are that it rinses clean from the sponge, it cuts through grease well, and the clementine zest lemongrass scent is lovely without being overpowering.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Buyers with sensitive hands have indicated that the dish soap is gentle on their hands, the "Free & Clear" version doesn't have lingering scents, and it gets the job done on funky pots and pans.
- Business Insider
Plant-based cleaners are getting better all the time and this Seventh Generation Dish Liquid proves that "green" products can clean.
- Good Housekeeping
During multiple rounds of dish doing, this plant-based product effectively powered through my greasy pots and pans.
- Epicurious
USDA certified formula includes powerful plant-based ingredients (95%), making the liquid totally eco-friendly. Plus it's kosher-certified and cruelty free.
- Best Advisor
We love it as it cuts through grease easily and efficiently so that even the dirtiest pots and pans will be sparkling in no time at all.
- Kitchenistic
One woman who is allergic to most dish soaps says this is the first she hasn’t reacted to.
- New York Mag
Seventh Generation's dish soaps suds up and cleans as well as any other brand with the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.
- The Spruce
It removed the crusted-on residue almost immediately. I was able to dry it with a white towel and saw no brown or black residue come off!
- Safe Household Cleaning
Not only is this soap plant-based, but it is one of the best dish soaps on the market.
- Thats Nerdalicious
I have used it on both grimy pots and pans, and also on more delicate china, and it has cleaned everything admirably.
- Stain Remover 101
What experts didn't like
May require a substantial amount of liquid to get the job done, contains methylisothiazolinone
- Business Insider
It may dry your hands a bit.
- Best Advisor
95% of this product is outstanding, but the other 5%, the preservatives, can cause such extreme reactions in sufferers, I can’t wholeheartedly recommend this product.
- Safe Household Cleaning
A lot of liquid is required to get the job done.
- Thats Nerdalicious

From The Manufacturer

Tough on dirty dishes, not the hands that wash them. Free & Clear Seventh Generation Dish Soap cuts through grease and powers away tough residue without the use of fragrances, dyes, phosphates, or triclosan. This hypoallergenic fragrance free liquid dish soap Seventh Generation formula is dermatologist tested and made for sensitive skin. It’s gluten free, too. Our safe and effective formula is made with plant based ingredients and is designed with safety in mind – EPA Safer Choice Certified Product and USDA Certified Biobased Product 95 percent. For more than 25 years, Seventh Generation has been thoughtfully formulating safe and effective plant based products that work. Really well. Our unscented dish soap uses powerful plant based ingredients to break down tough residue and lift away food leaving your dishes sparkling clean. Yes, even those fussy egg stains. Based in Vermont, Seventh Generation is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. B Corps are certified to be better for workers, better for communities, and better for the environment. You may also notice a cute Leaping Bunny seal on our products. That means we never test our products on animals and our products do not contain animal based ingredients. We design our products to be safe for people, their homes, and the environment. By choosing Seventh Generation products, you’re joining us in nurturing the health of the next seven generations. *safe when used as directed

Overall Product Rankings

1. Dawn Platinum Liquid Dish Soap & Sponge, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 4
2. Mrs. Meyer’s Honeysuckle Liquid Dish Soap, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 11
3. Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Liquid Soap, 6-Pack
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 11
6. Palmolive Apple Pear Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
8. ECOS Dishmate Hypoallergenic Dish Soap, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
9. Method Ginger Yuzu Dish Soap, 2-Pack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
10. Puracy Sulfate-Free Green Tea & Lime Natural Dish Soap
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Dish Soaps

There’s nothing worse than spending money on a bottle of dish soap that doesn’t get your pots and pans nice and clean. You want a quality dish soap that can tackle everything from grease to stuck-on foods. That way you can spend less time at the kitchen sink and more time with your family and friends.

As you search for the best dish soap, look for a brand that has been dermatologist tested if you have sensitive skin. The Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Liquid Soap, 6-Pack is one such brand. It’s made using a hypoallergenic formula that is EPA Safer Choice Certified.

You’ll also want to consider specialty dish soaps made for families with infants and toddlers if you have small children at home. For example, the Babyganics Fragrance Free Dish & Bottle Soap, 2-Pack is free of fragrances, dyes, phosphates and phthalates. That means you can feel good about using it to wash your baby’s bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups. It’s also cruelty-free and never tested on animals.

Determine how effective the dish soap is against grease and stuck-on foods. Dawn Platinum Liquid Dish Soap & Sponge, 3-Pack is one brand that is well-known for tackling these issues. In fact, it’s listed as being four times more powerful at lifting away grease and able to release stuck-on foods in just a few seconds.

When you’ve narrowed down your search for the best dish soap to a few choices, go with the one that has a pleasant scent, like Mrs. Meyer’s Honeysuckle Liquid Dish Soap, 3-Pack. This dish soap uses a mixture of floral and fruit notes to create a sweet-smelling dish soap that will make you look forward to cleaning up after a meal.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know you can do much more with dish soap then clean your pots and pans? Here are just a few alternative uses for the dish soap you already have at home:

  • Create an ice pack by filling a zipper sandwich bag with dish soap and freezing it.
  • Make your own weed killer by combining one gallon of vinegar, one cup of salt and one tablespoon of dish soap.
  • Exterminate fruit flies by pouring sweet-smelling dish soap in a jar, adding water and covering the jar with a sheet of plastic wrap that has a hole in the center.
  • Clean automotive tools by soaking them in grease-fighting dish soap.
  • Spray a combination of dish soap and water over a tire or ball that you may be suspicious has a leak. If there is a leak, the solution will bubble.
  • Soak your jewelry in a mixture of water and seltzer for five minutes to get it clean and shiny again.

The Dish Soap Buying Guide

  • Most dish soaps leave hands feeling dry afterward. It’s good practice to keep a bottle of moisturizing lotion next to your dish soap. After you’ve finished washing the dishes, you can rehydrate your hands with the lotion.
  • Some dish soaps have a potent smell that may not be ideal for individuals who have an aversion to strong odors.
  • Store bottles upright or in a leak-proof bag. Reviewers report that the bottles leak when placed on their sides.
  • Concentrated soaps may require additional rinsing to be fully free of any soap residue.
  • Dish soap can be used to pre-treat stains on clothing, as well as a laundry detergent substitute if you run out and can’t get to the store right away.
  • Amaze your children with a fun magic trick using dish soap. Place some water in a bowl and decorate the surface of the water with black pepper. Coat your child’s finger in dish soap and have them stick their finger in the center of the bowl. The pepper will scatter like magic.
  • If price is a factor in your selection of dish soap, you’ll need to compare the price per ounce. To get to this figure, you need to divide the total cost by the total number of ounces being sold. You’ll find the Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Liquid Soap, 6-Pack is the most affordable, followed by the Dawn Platinum Liquid Dish Soap & Sponge, 3-Pack and the Babyganics Fragrance Free Dish & Bottle Soap, 2-Pack. The Mrs. Meyer’s Honeysuckle Liquid Dish Soap, 3-Pack has the highest cost per ounce among the four.