I am blessed to have a husband that doesn’t smell. Even after a hard day toiling with a shovel in the yard or working on a job site covered in debris and dust, he still smells good. Before switching Beckett to cloth diapers, our primary function of laundry detergent was to “clean” our clothes. I used it to say good-bye to stains, sweat marks and food goop. And, the scent of clean clothes usually came from the sun as they dried on the clothesline outside. Well, the advent of cloth diapers completely changed our “stink” issue. Don’t worry, Jacob still doesn’t smell, but Beckett’s diapers do. Pee-eew!
The poop goes away with a flush of the toilet, but the intoxicating ammonia odor lingers even after a dip in the toilet bowl of fresh water. In an effort to not become reliant on water or hog this natural resource, I refuse to move diapers through the washing machine every day. To make matters a little more difficult, cloth diapers are restricted to a confined list of appropriate detergents that shrinks dramatically when you start pigeon-holing it to the terms “eco-friendly”, “biodegradable” and “sensitive”.
After striking out with a bad stretch of diaper rashes related to residual ammonia, not detergent irritants, I went on the hunt for the urine eliminator….
And, I found it. Let’s tune in to Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent. The product line is simple – three levels of cleaning power: Soft Rock (for sensitive skin), Classic Rock (for everyday use and standard water harshness levels) and Hard Rock (for hard water issues and above average stains and smells). The detergents are affordable ($13.95 for a bag that does 45/90 loads of laundry – depending on whether or not you have a top-load or front-load washer) and the available scents are simply INCREDIBLE! We treated ourselves to a batch of Cherry Almond and became so inebriated by the sweet, delicious scent we had to pull away for fear of succumbing to swirling it in a drink of sorts (think Pixie Sticks candy, but WAY better). The detergent smells amazing and so do the diapers. There is no more pungent, nostril irritating smell or butt chafing scum and the rags have a white glow that combines with sun-drying to make for an extremely clean diaper.
Don’t use cloth diapers? Don’t worry. Now that we have worked our way through our resident 150-ounce bottle of eco-friendly detergent, we are tuning in to Rockin’ Green laundry detergent for all our dirty clothes. The ingredients are all-natural and biodegradable. The smells are derived from natural fragrance oils and are out of this world. And, it works. You can’t beat a song that plays that tune or a detergent that works like that.
Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent ROCKS!
Here is the ingredient list – short and sweet, just how I like it. Oh, and I can pronounce all the products, too.
Ingredients: sodium carbonate , sodium percarbonate, natural chelating agents, sodium sulfate, biodegradable surfactants, natural fragrance oils (if scented is chosen)
Ready for the giveaway?
ONE lucky Sacred Bee Blog reader will win a full 45/90 bag of Rockin’ Green Detergent! You pick the scent and rock level (hard, classic or soft)!
Interested in entering the giveaway?
Comment on this post and tell me: What is your favoritest, mostest, bestest smell in the whole wide world?
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Winners will be drawn on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 8:00pm PST.