Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Rockin' Green Soap CLOSED



Thank you to Rockin' Green for participating in the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Earth Week Event!

Update 4/28/10: The Rockin' Green website has had a makeover! Some of the information in my review is now obsolete so please be sure to check out this post to learn about the changes!

When I decided to walk through the pearly gates into the land of snaps and fluff, I knew I needed a detergent that wouldn't funk-ify my booty-ful new diapers. Being a newbie, I consulted my crunchy mama friends and they all replied with the same recommendation: Rockin' Green Soap.

Rockin' Green Soap, made by a wicked cool WAHM, is true to its name. It's "green" - and it sure does rock! This detergent is made of safe, phosphate-free ingredients which are good for the planet and safe for kids and adults. Best of all, it's completely safe for cloth diapers, so you can kiss repelling and stinkies goodbye. No boosters or softeners or other add-ons needed. Just a few tablespoons for sparkly clean dipes. As a matter of fact, if you wish, you can use it to clean all your laundry!

Some more things to love about Rockin' Green:
  • Dye free
  • Yummy scents
  • No fillers
  • No enzymes or optical brighteners
  • Vegan
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Easy rinsing
  • Approved for military use
  • Works wonders on microfiber stink
  • HE compatible
  • Reusable packaging
  • Great for all water types
  • Economical at $.13/load
On the Rockin' Green playlist are three special formulas:
  • Soft Rock - unscented, designed for sensitive skin and/or soft water
  • Classic Rock - original formula, scented and unscented versions, for moderate hard water or those battling stinky diapers
  • Hard Rock - new release, designed for those with the hardest of water
After hearing about its awesomeness, I decided to order a sample of the Classic Rock formula in Grape Soda scent. I knew I was in for a treat the moment I opened my mailbox and got a whiff. It smelled SO good I didn't know whether I should taste it or clean with it! (No worries, I knew better than to eat it). I loved that my laundry room smelled like heaven but my diapers came out smelling fresh, with no lingering scent. True to its word, Rockin' Green rinsed completely clean. No foamy bubbles = no residue. See for yourself how it compares to the competition:



After a few washes, I did begin to notice an ammonia smell when Nate would pee in his cloth diapers. Having done my research, I knew this was a sign of buildup. So, I consulted Rockin' Green's troubleshooting page and did a mini-strip, which was basically a nice long soak and laundering as usual. As my diapers soaked, I perused the site and discovered a list of specific washing machine models and successful washing routines. Wouldn't you know that my model was listed?! And I found that I hadn't been using enough detergent! I wasn't getting all of the urine out of the inserts - YUCK! I added another tablespoon to my hot wash cycle, did an extra cold rinse and problem solved. No more buildup and no more stinkies! YAY! I would definitely recommend experimenting with about 2 tablespoons (don't be shy!) and adjusting "the volume" up or down depending on your washer model and water type.

As my Grape Soda sample nears its end, I am begging for an encore. I think I may try Vanilla Buttercream or Mango Sorbet next. Mmmm...I can almost smell it already...

Bottom line: If you want a detergent that pampers the planet as well as your ultra-cute cloth diapers, Rockin' Green is where it's at.

BUY IT: You can purchase Rockin' Green Detergent online at www.rockingreensoap.com. 5/10 samples (enough for 5 loads in traditional top-loader or 10 in an HE/front-loader) start at just $2.50 with $1 shipping! You can also purchase diaper pail sprinkles to get rid of the grunge in your pail or wet bag (ARV $6.50).

WIN IT: Kim from Rockin' Green is generously offering one lucky reader a 45/90 bag of Rockin' Green Soap in their choice of scent and formula - up to a $16 value! WOOT!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Visit Rockin' Green and tell me which scent and formula you would choose. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count! Remember to leave one comment per entry.

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. If you already follow and/or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me and Rockin' Green on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the following tweet of come up with one of your own:

De-funk your #clothdiapers with @RockinGreenSoap! Win a 45/90 bag in your choice of scent and formula @kris10chumley http://bit.ly/cEMtMH

Just leave a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Become a fan of Rockin' Green Soap on Facebook. (1 entry)

4.) Add my regular blog button and/or event button to your site and leave a comment with the link to where I can find it. (1 entry/each)

Giveaway will end on May 8, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I was offered this giveaway opportunity from Kim at Rockin' Green. The sample I used was purchased on my own and I liked the product so much, I wanted to share it with my readers. I was not compensated in any way for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are purely mine. Your experience may differ.

181 comments:

skgaff said...
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skgaff said...

I would choose the hard rock formula in the vanilla buttercream scent
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Heather said...

Would love to try classic rock in monkey snacks!

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Domestic Diva said...

I'd choose the unscented hard rock.

simplymerry said...

i'd choose the lavender vanilla in hard rock
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aledol said...

Hard rock
cherry lemonade

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Katlovesmath said...

I would love to try the Classic Rock in Cherry Almond!

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aledol said...

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Quirky Mama said...

I would love to try the classic rock in cherry lemonade! I just heard about rockin' green yesterday so I am excited to see this giveaway!

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Nicole C. said...

I would like to try the Classic Rock in Fresh Linen.

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Ames said...

Hard Rock in Unscented for us!

aledol said...

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sweetpea18 said...

i have wanted to try this detergent forever!! i'll choose the peppermint cocoa if i win!

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jennifer57 said...

peppermint cocoa

simplymerry said...

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slb3334 said...

hard rock in peppermint cocoa.

mverno said...

i would like the classic rock in lavender vanilla
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Ms. Autumn said...

soft rock unscented

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Snowflake07 said...

I would pick the Classic Rock formula in the Vanilla Buttercream scent.
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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I like the hard rock in vanilla lavender.

Kylie said...

I think the cherry lemonade sounds the best! kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

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wildcat32 said...

I would choose Classic Rock in Cherry Lemonade.
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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I'd pick the Hard Rock in Grape Soda.

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Jolee said...

grape soda classic rock! So coo. joleehamlin@comcast.net

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michelle said...

Unscented hard rock for me. Thanks

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MommyMonkey said...

I would choose Classic Rock Grape Soda!
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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

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Sarah said...

oooh lavender vanilla!

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Terra H. said...

I'd like the Classic Rock formula in Smashing Watermelons. Thanks.
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love said...

I'd like to try their classic rock in bare naked babies scent. dani at tdnet dot us

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Smooshy said...

i want classic rock in fresh linen!

Karen said...

I would pick the classic in Mötley Cleän

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mom2boys said...

I would love to win a the classic rock in Monkey snacks! Thanks

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would choose Classic Rock in Lavender Mint Revival :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Following @kris10chumley and @RockinGreenSoap on Twitter and Tweeted the giveaway
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CuddlesAndCamo said...

Soft Rock in Bare Naked Babies

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K said...

All of the scents sound great! I would like to try the Green Tea's first, I think. :-)

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Carol said...

I would like to try the Classic Rock in Lavender Mint Revival scent

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TreeGoddess said...

Hard Rock's "Rage Against the Raspberries" sounds wonderful!

TreeGoddess said...

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TreeGoddess said...

Now following you via RSS! :) Thanks for setting up this giveaway! My Rockin Green detergent literally got lost in out move last week and I need more ASAP.

Naddez said...

Smashing Watermelons Classic Rock! :)

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angie lilly said...

Classic Rock- 45/90 Loads in Rage Against the Raspberries scent!
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Scott said...

classic in the smashing watermelons!
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Shellie said...

I'd get the Smashing watermelons. Yum! This would do double duty as my dogs love to sleep in our basement and thats' where our washer is...so I'd be getting rid of the dog smell too! :)
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Valancia said...

Classic rock in Monkey Snacks.

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demmi said...

the hard rock in smashing watermelon

Miss Nessa said...

Classic Rock in Rage Against the Raspberries

Snowflake07 said...

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susan1215 said...

Hark Rock in Vanilla Buttercream

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trixx said...

I'd love to try the Lavender Mint Revival scent in the Classic Rock formula!

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kathy pease said...

i like the Classic Rock in lavender mint revival

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Betty C said...

I'd like to try the Hard Rock in Mötley Cleän scent.

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AEK said...

I would love to try the lavender mint revival. Thanks!

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AEK said...

Sorry forgot to mention that the formula I would choose would be classic rock!

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lilyk said...

I would choose Classic Rock in Lavender Mint Revival.

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