Rockin Green Giveaway

Rockin Green Remix Giveaway

Wanna try some of the awesome Rockin Green products? I’ve put together a little Rockin your laundry giveaway, sponsored by more storeRockin Green Giveaway. You have the chance to win this fabulous gift pack worth $41.75 including these Rockin prizes:

* 6 sample packets of Rockin Green Remix cloth diaper detergent – one in each fragrance all the way from Smashing Watermelons to Motley Clean Value $6 ($1 each) (Each packet is good for 2 top loader loads or 4 front loader washes).

* One Rockin Green Pail Freshener in your choice of fragrance Value $6.75

* One Yum Bum Butter cloth diaper safe diaper rash cream in Smashing Watermelons scent Value $15

* One pair of Meadowlark Mountain wool dryer balls to help soften your cloth diapers and remove static in the dryer. Wool dryer balls also help cut drying time – reducing wear and tear on your diapers and your utility bills Value $14

So, you ask, how can I get my hands on this great prize that will make doing my cloth diaper laundry a true joy?

You can enter up to 3 times per person, each entry must be in a separate post. The winning entry will be selected with a random number generator. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualifed. Extra entries beyond 3 per person will be deleted. You must be a resident of the United States and over 18 to enter.

Entry #1: Post a review on One Lucky Mama (my store) for one of your favorite products. Then come back here and post a comment to let me know what product you reviewed (be sure to include your user name so I can tell who you are).

Entry #2: Tweet this giveaway, be sure to include a link, then post a comment below.

Entry #3: Like the Cloth Diaper Reviews page on Facebook so you’ll be able to see all of our reviews and giveaways as they happen. Then comment below.

Comments close and the drawing will be held Wednesday, September 14 at 12 Noon Mountain Time.

And the winner is…

Kathleen Crouch in comment number 8. Congratulations! Thank you to all who entered.

Rockin Green Remix Review

Rockin Green Detergent Remix Review

Rockin Green Detergent original scented detergent created a lot of problems for us the first time around. Since then, the formula has been revised and just a few months ago it was remixed. While the revised unscented formula did not cause any skin irritation for my daughter, it just did not get our diapers clean in our super hard water. For the last several weeks we have been trying out the new Rockin Green Remix in several scents. I am thrilled to report that our diapers are clean and my daughter’s skin is clear. Rockin Green Remix works.

Rockin Green detergent is popular in part because of the great scents – and the fun scent names. All of the scents are made with natural ingredients so they are safer for the environment – and they are specially formulated to rinse cleanly from diaper fabrics. This is extremely important to your baby’s skin – and their breathing.

Most major detergent brands are scented with petroleum-based fragrances that are designed to build up on fabric. This is how they can advertise that the “fresh scent” lasts for weeks. That scent is build up on the fabric – and many of the ingredients are harsh on little lungs and can cause irritation on baby skin. Many smaller brands of detergent that are popular for cloth diapering are scented with fragrance oils intended for use in soap or candles – not formulated for rinsing cleanly from fabric. Especially in hard water, those fragrances can bind to the minerals in the water and cause ammonia stink and skin irritation.

I spoke with Kim Webb, owner and inventor of Rockin Green as I was preparing this review. After the first experience we had with the original version, I wanted to ask some tough questions before I recommended the remix. Kim told me that extensive dermatologic tests were performed before the new version was released. Human volunteers wore patches of Rockin Green soaked fabric on their arms for several weeks to test the mildness of the formula. It passed with flying colors – even though the test was more stringent than typical detergent tests. Few companies would be willing to go to such lengths to ensure the safety of their product.

So, what about the Rock the Soak instructions? Our diapers had developed some buildup during testing of a different detergent – so I decided to soak them in Rockin Green overnight (be sure to check with your diaper manufacturer before soaking, even in plain water – for some this will violate the warranty). The next morning the water in the washer was grey and icky looking. I rinsed three times to make sure all the residue was gone. They smelled fresh and clean.

We’ve been using Rockin Green exclusively for about 2 months now. I have had to use a bit more detergent than recommended due to our hard well water, but we have had no buildup issues or rashes. I can definitely recommend this detergent with no reservations now – just be aware that if any detergent causes irritation you should discontinue use immediately. Every baby is different and the minerals in each water system are different.

Rockin Green detergent is now available in my online store as well as for local pickup from my Utah cloth diaper store.

Check out the next post for a chance to win a Rockin Green trial pack so you can try all the great scents (contest is held in September 2011).

Tiny Bubbles Cloth Diaper Detergent Review

Tiny Bubbles Cloth Diaper DetergentTiny Bubbles cloth diaper detergent is made for The Natural Baby Company, the makers of Gro Baby and Dream Eze diapers . We’ve been testing this detergent for several months now (what can I say, I can be a slow tester!). It is a powder detergent and contains very similar ingredients to some of the other powdered detergents sold for cloth diapers.

While I am not a huge fan of powdered detergents in general, I do like being able to use exactly the amount that I need. This is easier with powders than it is with liquids, and less messy.  We have had no problems with the detergent clumping in the wash, as has happened with some other detergents we have tried.

While this is not the cheapest option for cleaning cloth diapers, I have gotten good results with it. We have extremely hard well water, so any detergent has to work pretty hard to just maintain the status quo here. Tiny Bubbles does a great job of helping to lift out stains. This is partly due to the sodium percarbonate. Sodium percarbonate is the stuff that makes Oxiclean work. It is natural and safe for cloth diapers. I have seen it take the color out of hand-dyed fabrics when over-used. At normal levels it has worked great on even my dyed diapers.

Tiny Bubbles is phosphate free and contains no dyes, brighteners or enzymes. It is completely biodegradable and rinses very cleanly. We have had no problems at all with detergent buildup or detergent rashes.

One box will clean about 30 loads in a top-loading machine or 60 loads in a front-loader. That comes to about 43 cents per load for toploaders like mine and 21 cents per load for a frontloading machine. That is a bit more expensive than some of the alternatives. What has worked well for us is using the much less expensive Allen’s Naturally (about 16 cents per load in a top loader) alternating with the Tiny Bubbles. This way we get the benefits of the oxygen bleach on every other load, while still keeping our costs down.

I am quite pleased with how the Tiny Bubbles detergent has worked for us. So, I added it to my store. You can purchase both Tiny Bubbles and Allen’s Naturally, as well as other cloth diaper detergents at Little for Now cloth diapers (and get low flat rate shipping).