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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Diggin' the Rockin' Green



After reading a multitude of tweets and blogs praising Rockin' Green Detergent, I just HAD to give it a shot. I was intrigued and wondering just how a laundry detergent could be that awesome especially since I have never noticed any true differences between detergents while laundering my cloth diapers (or clothes, for that matter). So, I purchased a bag of the Soft Rock (sensitive version) of Rockin' Green along with a bottle of Shake It Up Pail Freshener, both in the Cucumber Mint scent. Yes, you read that correctly, this laundry detergent designed specifically for cloth diapers is scented and offers a dozen or so fragrances to choose from!

Adding a little bit on the fragrance: A little bit about the Cucumber Mint scent-- It is very minty, like a spearmint, with a soft cucumber scent. I also have a sample here of the Vanilla Buttercream and it smells like a cupcake- yum! While some of the fragrances Rockin' Green offers seem a little different for a laundry detergent, they are delicious and are not overpowering- feel free to experiment and have fun!

A little background here... For my cloth diapers, I have been using Country Save or Tiny Bubbles successfully, or so I thought. However, I had noticed over the past month or so that I was getting a very pungent ammonia odor coming from the diaper pail. I thought it was just me lazy and waiting too long to do laundry or maybe I needed to strip the diapers.

I grabbed my bag of dirty, stinky diapers and tossed them in the machine for a quick cold rinse, then added about 2 tbsp of the Rockin' Green detergent and ran a hot wash w/ cold rinse, then dried as normal. It was so fun to add a little fragrance to the dull laundry routine, but rest assured the diapers do not come out overpoweringly fragranced. The diapers came out fresh and clean but I knew the real test would be after they were used and in the diaper pail again. So, after using the diapers and letting them sit in the pail a couple days, I was extremely surprised and pleased that the ammonia odor was gone! Could it be true? Did Rockin' Green really eliminate my stinkies with just a normal wash and without stripping? I think it did! I've been using Rockin' Green for about 3 weeks now and I have to say I'm in love!

Want to know what else is awesome about this detergent? It takes the stress out of laundering your cloth diapers. I don't know about you, but I am fairly new to cloth diapering and the laundering instructions, suggestions, detergent charts, etc are daunting. Better use enough of this detergent, but not TOO much or you'll get build up. Better not use this detergent because of the enzymes or it will make your diapers repel or your diapers will get stinky. I breathed easy knowing with Rockin' Green, if I was a little generous with the detergent, I wouldn't have to fear buildup and stinky diapers... I would get the same great result! This has especially come in handy this week as I broke my ankle and my awesome hubby is doing the cloth diaper laundry. I instructed him to use the Rockin' Green and nothing else because I knew how easy it was to use and I didn't have to worry about him using too much detergent or not enough!

Here are the basics about Rockin' Green:
Rockin’ Green is:
  • Dye free
  • Comes in several yummy scents (& an unscented version)
  • No fillers
  • No enzymes or optical brighteners
  • 100% Phosphate free
  • Vegan
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Easy rinsing formula
  • Approved for military use
  • Works wonders on microfiber stink!
  • Perfect for cloth diapers
  • HE compatible
  • Reusable packaging
  • Great for all water types
  • Economical at .13 cents a load!

I also had purchased the Pail Freshener which smells delicious and really does keep the diaper pail smelling fresh and clean. My only gripe with this is that the holes on the top of the shaker don't seem big enough and it is a pain to shake and get product out. I usually just take the top off completely to shake some in the pail. It keeps odors at bay and the nursery smelling delcious; I would purchase again.

Rockin' Green simply rocks!

Have I piqued your interest yet? Head on over the Rockin' Green and buy some today! There is even a small sample size you can purchase if you want to test it out yourself- why not give it a shot for just a couple bucks!

Not in the budget? Here is your chance to win some, sponsored very generously by Kim, Rockin' Green's founder! For your first (and mandatory) entry, peruse the Rockin' Green website and tell us what scent would be your pick!

For additional entries do any or all of the following. Please note: to get your extra entries you must leave a separate comment on this blog post for each additional entry. Confused? Let us know if this doesn't make sense.

1. Follow us on Twitter - link to the right (or if you already follow) and leave an additional and separate comment HERE on the blog letting us know, along with your Twitter username.

2. Become a fan of us on Facebook - link to the right (or if you're already a fan) and leave an additional and separate comment HERE on the blog post letting us know your Facebook name.

3. Become a fan of Rockin' Green (or if you are already a fan)- and leave an additional and separate comment HERE on this blog post letting us know your Facebook name.

4. Follow our blog (or if you already follow) and leave an additional and separate comment HERE on this blog post letting us know.

5. Tweet about this giveaway and then leave an additional and separate comment HERE on this blog post with the permalink of the tweet.

6. Follow Rockin' Green on twitter (or if you already follow)- and leave an additional and separate comment HERE on this blog post letting us know your twitter username.

Contest will run until September 30th at midnight MST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on October 1st. Please include your email address in your comment for notification or check back on October 1st to see if you were the lucky winner! If we don't hear from you within 72 hours, we'll redraw and pick a new winner. Good Luck!

82 comments:

  1. I would choose the unscented or the baby powder one. I didn't know this detergent is good for hard water. Good to know!

    harvestofdailylifeatgmaildotcom

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  2. Just tweeted: http://twitter.com/TalinaN/statuses/4008568478

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  3. Am following Rockin' Green on twitter as Talinan

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  4. Am following the blog as harvest of daily life

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  5. I am waiting on my samples to get here as we speak! I have been putting off wash day so that I can use it as soon as it gets here! I ordered Classic Rock in Cherry Almond and Monkey Snacks and Soft Rock unscented. I'm curious about Cucumber Mint though! Is it really minty? Also want to try the pail freshener! I hope this brings me the "diaper peace" it seems to have brought everyone else!

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  6. I'm a Gaga Greenies fan on Facebook as Sarah Glodo Muhs

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  7. Also a Rockin' Green fan on Facebook as Sarah Glodo Muhs

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  8. I like Cherry Almond. thanks! ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  9. Follow you on Twitter.
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm a fan of Rockin Green on FAcebook. ruth gray

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  11. I follow Rockin' Green on Twitter. graygirly. ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  12. Am a fan of of Rockin' Green on facebook as Talina

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  13. Am a fan of yours on facebook as Talina

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  14. Am also following you on twitter as Talinan

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  15. I would choose Cherry Lemonade!

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  16. Just became your fan on Facebook!

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  17. i'm a fan of yours on fb - jackie buccigross

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  18. Already a fan of Rockin' Green on FB! (Kate DeGroot)

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  19. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/3littleonesblog/status/4010279220

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  20. I just got some samples, but I read some raves about the Cherry Lemonade scent, so would love to try that one!
    kingryanheather@msn.com

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  21. I also am already a fan on Facebook, Heather Hanson-King is my screen name.

    kingryanheather@msn.com

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  22. I have tried 4 "flavors" but, I would like to try Mango Sorbet next.

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  23. I follow @RockinGreenSoap on twitter- saywah

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  24. I am a Rockin' Green FB fan- Sarah Johnson.

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  25. Following Rockin' Green on Twitter!

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  26. I forgot to tell you I am Skakidkate on Twitter!

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  27. Following Gaga Greenies on Twitter! Skakidkate

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  28. I really want to try Cherry Lemonade


    j(.)mcdilda(@)gmail(.)com

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  29. Following you on twitter
    @SliverStorm

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  30. Already a fan of Rockin'Green on FB

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  31. Follow Rockin' Green on Twitter
    @SliverStorm

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  32. I tweeted but have no clue how to give you the link

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  33. I would choose the Vanilla Buttercream in Soft Rock!
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  34. Following you on twitter @eclairemom
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  35. Fan of yours on FB!
    Jennifer Hamilton
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  36. I am a fan of Rockin Green on FB!
    Jennifer Hamilton
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  37. Following Rockin Green on twitter @eclairemom
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  38. I am now a blog follower:)
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  39. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/eclairemom/status/4021235559
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  40. So hard to choose, but I think I'd pick Lavender Vanilla (in soft rock). :)

    elaina mae at gmail dot com

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  41. Following your blog, too.

    elaina mae at gmail dot com

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  42. Vanilla Buttercream would be my scent of choice.

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  43. follow Rockin' Green on twitter: anpnek

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  44. following Rockin' Green on FB: Andrea Screpnek

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  45. I'd love to try Cherry Almond or Cherry Lemonade!

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  46. I'd love to have some cherry lemonade!

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  47. I follow you on twitter as @MamaDweeb

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  48. I'm a fan of Rockin Green on FB as Annie Shultz

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  49. tweet!!
    http://twitter.com/MamaDweeb/status/4082775216

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  50. I follow RG on twitter as @MamaDweeb

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  51. tweet

    http://twitter.com/anpnek/status/4081651161

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  52. I've ordered samples of the vanilla buttercream and baby powder. Hope it works as well as you say it does, since I'm tired of the pee smell after every wash!

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  53. Oh, and I do follow you at @jbakley

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  54. tweet http://twitter.com/jbakley/status/4152519979

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  55. had to tweet it again, since I forgot to add the @ http://twitter.com/jbakley/status/4155124448

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  56. I'm a fan of Rockin' Green on Facebook.

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  57. I'm also following rockin' green on twitter as @jbakley

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  58. Oh, and I'm judithdl at juno dot com

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  59. i would pick some grape soda soft rock.

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  60. @fentonslee follows you on twitter.

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  61. @fentonslee follows @rockingreensoap

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  62. fb fan of ya'll. oh, fb name sandra f. i keep forgetting to include that!

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  63. I would pick lavender vanilla.
    marybethrabon at gmail dot com

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  64. i follow you on twitter. @marybethrabon

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  65. i follow @rockingreen on twitter.

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  67. follow on twitter - fancygrlnancy
    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

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