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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rockin Green Review & Giveaway!

*I received wall decor for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

After surveying a handful of moms (some family, some friends, some MCO readers) to find out what laundry detergents they used on their clothes, their children's clothes, and cloth diapers (if applicable) I found that quite a few of them use Rockin Green. I had heard of Rockin Green prior to my little survey but I had never tried it and knowing that it was popular I was instantly intrigued.

What I love most about Rockin Green is that they are eco-friendly and dye free which means they are not harmful to your clothing and don't add tons of chemicals to wash. Rockin Green has three types of "Formula's" depending on your water type. Hard Rock for hard water, Classic Rock for normal water, and Soft Rock for soft water. All of the detergents are HE Washer safe and from what I could gather are all in powder form. There are six different scents available for Rockin Green detergents including: Rage Against the Raspberry, Smashing Watermelons, Motley Clean, Earth Wind and Orchids, Lavender Mint Revival, and Bare Naked Babies (Unscented). Along with regular laundry detergents Rockin Green also provides Femme Rock which is a cloth menstrual pad detergent, Funk Rock which is an ammonia bouncer for cloth diapers or other stinky mishaps, Dog House Rock which is for pet beds and toys, and many other laundry accessories.

I was lucky enough to get three samples of Rockin Green to try out. I have pretty normal water (as far as I know) so I chose the Classic Rock and asked them to surprise me with the scents. I was sent Motley Clean, Earth Wind and Orchids, and Rage against the Raspberry. I assigned the Motley Clean to use on cloth diapers since it smelt the most mild and closest to unscented. The Rage Against the Raspberry was used on mine and Mr. Hunkys clothing and the Earth, Wind, and Orchids was used on Baby A's clothes. For the first time in my life, I was excited to do the laundry!!!





 I didn't need to do diapers just yet so I started off with a load of Baby A's cloths. I started the water, threw in the clothes and tossed the powder on top of the clothes. I loved the soft comforting scent of the Earth, Wind, and Orchids. Baby A's clothes came out of the wash feeling soft, smelling great, and looking as vibrant as ever. I was pleased that I didn't have to use a ton of detergent and the clothes came out with fewer stains and extremely clean!


For Baby A's diapers I filled prewashed them in oxygenated bleach prior to washing them with the Rockin Green. I used Motley Clean on the diapers because it had the lightest fragrance and the diapers came out smelling like fresh rather than smelling like ammonia which was a wonderful change of pace! I felt like the diapers came out much cleaner than they do when I use All Free and Clear and they even felt cleaner as well.


For the "adult clothes" I used the Rage Against the Raspberry scent because to be honest, I wanted my clothes to smell fruity! Mr. Hunky has a very physical job and his clothes get super dirty and smelly so I was nervous and skeptical that Rockin Green wouldn't be a strong enough formula to clean his clothes the way we needed. Once I opened the dryer I was pleased to see that my towels looked softer than they normally do and Mr. Hunky's white Undershirt looked brighter than it did when it went into the wash!



Overall: I would give Rockin Green a grade of an A-. I love the fact that its a powdered detergent rather than a liquid, I tend to favor powder over liquid for some unexplainable reason. I love how clean the detergent gets clothing and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that it gets the stinkies out of cloth diapers. Clothing goes in dirty and genuinely comes out CLEAN. The biggest con for me is the scents. I really love the names and the scents of Rockin Green detergents however I wished they were a little stronger. There is nothing that I enjoy more than taking hot clothes out of the dryer and smelling their strong yummy fragrances. Yes, Rockin Green smells wonderful but the scents are faint and I was disappointed that our clothes didn't hold the detergents scent. Overall I absolutely loved Rockin Green detergent, it is a great detergent to use on both clothing and cloth diapers and I plan on placing an order for Classic Rock (not sure which scent yet), Funk Rock, and a pail freshener.

You can get your Rockin Green directly from Rockin Green's Website or on Cottonbabies!

OR

 You can win one right now!!!






The Giveaway will close late on the evening of Wednesday September 26st and the winner will be announced no later than the morning of Thursday September 27th. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter which uses Random.org. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter and MCO's Facebook page and the winners email will be given to Rockin for them to redeem their prize!



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*This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Rockin Green however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review.


23 comments:

  1. I'd love to try Hard Rock in Rage against the Raspberry!

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  2. I'd like to try the Classic Rock in Rage against the Raspberry!

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  3. I would LOVE to try Earth Wind Orchid in Classic Rock! Thank you!

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  4. I would like to try Rage Against the Raspberry but I have soft water so use the Soft Rock

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  5. We really like the bare naked version.

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  6. I would love to try Smashing Watermelons (or Lavender Mint Revival) in Classic Rock! Such cute names!

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  7. I think I would love the rage raspberry!

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  8. I'm a big fan of the original classic rock.

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  9. I would like to try Motley Clean sometime just out of curiosity, but I love Rage Against the Raspberries and Smashing Watermelons already!

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  10. I'd like to try the Lavender Mint Revival in Classic Rock.

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  11. We would like to try earth, wind, and orchids in Classic Rock.

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  12. I'd love to try the Bare Naked Classic Rock!

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  13. I'd love to try Rage Against the Raspberries in Classic Rock!

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  14. Classic rock in Bare Naked!

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  15. I need to try out the funk rock.... but we already use the Hard Rock and love it!

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  16. Classic Rock in Mighty Mighty Marshmallow

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  17. I would love to try Hard Rock in Lavender Mint Revival!

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  18. Classic rock in Earth Wind and Orchid please

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  19. Hard rock, lavender mint revival! Lori D.

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  20. I'd love to try the Funk Rock!
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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