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Begin your daily grooming routine by trying a body wash designed with the intention of helping to reduce water pollution. Seventh Generation Purifying Charcoal Body Wash is created with nourishing shea butter and helps keep up your skin’s natural moisture. This body wash is designed to be gentle on your skin and is dermatologist tested. Satisfaction is guaranteed or get your money back.

Our distinct, 100% biodegradable, Water-Friendly Formula® is designed to safely break down in the environment to reduce its chemical impact and help protect our waterways. Also every time you purchase Seventh Generation Deodorant or Body Wash, we donate 25 cents per pack (up to 1 million packs in the US per year) to Clean Water Action. Clean Water Action is a leading non-profit that is striving to stave off water pollution and defend our nation’s precious drinking water. Join Seventh Generation and Clean Water Action to learn more about what you can do to help protect our waterways - www.seventhgeneration.com/cleanwateraction.

As consumers we usually think of water as an infinite resource. In reality only about 1% of the Earth’s water is fresh, drinkable water that we depend on for survival. [1] It is deeply troubling that we as humans are polluting it at a disturbing rate. Water is threatened by pollutants such as agricultural pesticides, the fossil fuel industry, manufacturing waste, and even pollutants from everyday consumer products, such as body wash. It doesn’t matter where you live the threat of water pollution affects us all.

There is an entire industry of body wash and other personal care products that millions of us use every day. We hardly think twice about them after we use them. While on the surface these products may seem harmless they can still have an impact on our waterways. Many of these products are made with non-biodegradable chemicals and are packaged in virgin plastic containers. Seventh Generation Body Wash is packaged in containers made with 70% Ocean Bound plastic to help reduce plastic waste that ends up in our streams, lakes, and oceans. As always please recycle any plastic materials responsibly.

Seventh Generation is committed to changing the way that we think about sustainability and personal care.

[1] 1% of the planet’s water is fresh water that is accessible, not trapped in glaciers. 2.5% of the planet’s water is freshwater (i.e. not salt water)

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What is the other 30% in the 70% OceanBound plastic bottle?

We have ambition to ultimately achieve 100% OceanBound plastic in our bottles, but unfortunately during our testing of 100% HDPE (High-density polyethylene) OceanBound bottles, when exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures over time, the bottles cracked and caused leakage of product. Since we ship throughout the US and throughout the seasons, we didn’t want to create this potential issue for consumers We are always striving to improve our plastic sourcing using renewable plant-based plastic like sugarcane or alternative post consumer recycled plastic options!

What makes your body wash and deodorant “water-friendly”?

Our formulas are 100% biodegradable and are made with readily biodegradable materials and are over 95% USDA certified bio-based.

Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside (plant-derived cleansing agent), Lauric Acid (plant-derived cleansing agent), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (plant-derived skin conditioner), Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (plant-based cleansing agent), Lauryl Glucoside (plant-based cleansing agent), Cocoamidopropyl Betaine (plant-based cleansing agent), Glycerin (plant-derived humectant), Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum (plant-derived viscosity increasing agent), Charcoal Powder (mineral-based absorbent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (plant-derived skin conditioner), Kaolin (mineral-based absorbent), Modified Potato Starch (plant-based viscosity increasing agent), Sodium Chloride (mineral-based viscosity increasing agent), Sodium Hydroxide (synthetic pH adjuster), Citric Acid (plant-derived pH adjuster), Sodium Benzoate (synthetic preservative), Gamma Decalactone (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Lavandula Hybrida Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Gamma-Octalactone (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Artemisia Absinthium Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Cupressus Nootkatensis Wood Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract (plant-derived fragrance ingredient), Evodia Rutaecarpa Oil (plant-derived fragrance ingredient).

Eugenol, Limonene, and Linalool are fragrance allergens.

What is the other 30% in the 70% OceanBound plastic bottle?

We have ambition to ultimately achieve 100% OceanBound plastic in our bottles, but unfortunately during our testing of 100% HDPE (High-density polyethylene) OceanBound bottles, when exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures over time, the bottles cracked and caused leakage of product. Since we ship throughout the US and throughout the seasons, we didn’t want to create this potential issue for consumers We are always striving to improve our plastic sourcing using renewable plant-based plastic like sugarcane or alternative post consumer recycled plastic options!

What makes your body wash and deodorant “water-friendly”?

Our formulas are 100% biodegradable and are made with readily biodegradable materials and are over 95% USDA certified bio-based.

  • Seventh Generation Purifying Charcoal Body Wash works like you need it to and is uniquely designed to protect our planet’s most precious resource—water. 
  • Our rich & creamy formula with shea butter helps maintain your skin’s natural moisture as it cleanses, turning your shower or bath into a spa.
  • MADE SAFE® Certified, and dermatologist tested to be non-irritating. No Sulfates, Parabens, Dyes, or Formaldehyde. You get soft smooth skin and peace of mind all in one.
  • 100% biodegradable Water-Friendly Formulas® and 70% recycled OceanBound® Plastic bottles help protect our waterways and remove ocean waste.
  • With every purchase of Seventh Generation Deodorant or Body Wash you make, we donate $0.25 per pack to Clean Water Action,[1] a leading non-profit working to stop water pollution and to protect our nation’s drinking water.
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