Friday, October 26, 2012

Ethan's Days of Giveaways: Rockin' Green Soap CLOSED

It's been no secret how much I love Rockin' Green Soap. I started off my cloth diapering journey with Braden when he was 1 month old and I thought I would be "economical" and just buy scent free detergent from the grocery store. Well, that plan didn't last long, and I'll tell you why shortly. I'll be honest, at first I was very skeptical to be paying approximately $20 for a bag of detergent that was made specifically for cloth diapers, like Rockin' Green is. I thought as long as I wasn't using fabric softeners and that if my soap was dye-free like they all say to use on your cloth products, I'd be laughing! But then came the build up. If any of you mamas out there cloth diaper, you know exactly what I'm talking about. When soap & mineral build up happens in cloth diapers, it gets ugly and causes a multitude of problems such as leaking and STINK!

Enter...Rockin' Green Soap! I decided there would be no harm in trying a bag to see if it was really all it was cracked up to be on the reviews I had read. The verdict? YES! It is worth every penny and then some. It is true, as they fully state, that it may take awhile to get rid of the old detergent and fully reap the benefits of Rockin Green, but their easy-to-read instructions right on the bag make it SO simple.
I've never washed newborn cloth before so I was really excited to get using my Rockin' Green again when Ethan was born. My opinion is the same, if not better than before. No stains, no stink, no problem! It even got out the last little bit of meconium poop Ethan had when he got home! I usually use pocket diapers, but with Ethan I also use all-in-ones and it works amazing all them too, of course.

How To Use For Day to Day Washings
  1. Savor the smell of your Rockin' Green detergent. Ah...yummy...
  2. Dump your diapers inot the washer and do a rinse/wash to get the nasties out prior to the wash cycle. (if regular clothing, skip this step).
  3. Add the detergent and do a wash cycle. Use 1-3 tbsp per load (those with soft water or HE machines may need less detergent to get their clothing clean, so adjust accordingly!)
  4. Double rinse.
How to Rock a Soak - Getting rid of built up minerals and leftover detergent
  1.  Fill your washer with water and 3 tbsp (may need less for soft water/HE machines) of Rockin' Green along with your diapers or clothing.
  2. Let soak for approximately 30-60 minutes, then launder as usual, skipping the soap.
  3. Tip: Repeat this process any tiem you need a good deep cleaning. If you have excessive buildup or residue, it may take a few soaks to get them in good condition. Those with hard water may find a quick soak before every wash helpful.
If you're like me, you may be thinking it's REALLY hard to soak diapers in an HE washer. One of my personal tips? Fill your BATHTUB (or even better - jet tub!) with hot water, 2-3 tbsp of Rockin' Green and soak in there! It can be a bit messy and troublesome to cart a load of wet diapers to the washing machine to finish the job, but it works wonderfully!

Rockin' Green isn't just for cloth diapers. Here is some more information on the product from their website:
Rockin’ Green is an award-winning manufacturer of eco-friendly cleaning products designed to make cleaning easier and greener. Most well-known for their clean-rinsing laundry detergent formulated for use on all fabrics and especially useful on cloth diapers, Rockin’ Green produces detergents for hard, soft and normal water conditions (known as Hard, Soft and Classic Rock varieties).
Rockin’ Green also carries Funk Rock, a first-of-its kind natural ammonia bouncer, and Melody, an odor-neutralizer and air freshener home spray. With the exception of Funk Rock, all products come in seven natural scents, such as Mighty Mighty Marshmallow, Earth Wind & Orchids, Rage Against the Raspberry, and Bare Naked Babies (unscented).
I live in the country and we have hard, well water. I love that there is a specific formula just for the kind of water I have. Don't know what formula to order? Rockin' Green can help! You can order water quality test strips for only $0.60 or refer to their map to see what they recommend for the area you live in. Also? They have phenomenal customer service and will fire you back an email or a Tweet in no time!

They also care specific products for washing your mama cloth and pet beds & toys and sell laundry accessories and yummy diaper pail & air fresheners.

Win!  The wonderful people at Rockin' Green Soap have generously offered one of my readers a full size 45/90 loads bag in your choice of formula & scent!
Buy!  Head on over to the Rockin' Green shop and order some to try yourself! If you make a purchase, you get 25 extra entries in this giveaway.

How to enter!  This is a Rafflecopter giveaway. The first two entries are mandatory and then the rest will be unlocked. Go to the Rockin' Green Soap website and leave a comment telling me which scent you would like to try and then go like them on Facebook. If you do not see the widget below please click the "Read More" link to enter. (Please let me know if there are broken links or if you're having any other problems!

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