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CLOSED...Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent: Review and Giveaway

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rockin Green Laundry Detergent ReviewI am about to confess a shameful secret, so brace yourselves...I had a smelly diaper problem. Wait, that's an understatement. Let me try again...I had a FUNKY diaper problem.

The shame began a few months ago when I noticed a lingering odor after I had washed Marlie's cloth diapers. I consulted various cloth diaper forums and discovered the culprits were hard water and my HE laundry machine. In case you didn't know, the E in HE stands for efficiency which is code for uses less water. But cloth diapers need lots of water to wash out the poop, pee and detergent. I tried extra rinses, but that only solved half the problem and used more energy. Imagine an army of water mineral deposits trapping millions of detergent and stink molecules in the diapers and you now have a mental picture of my dilemma. The only thing that kept the stank at bay was twice-a-month stripping (deep-cleaning), a long and tedious process of boiling and then washing the diapers. This method got old real fast.

I knew there had to be a better way, so I went online where my research led me to Rockin' Green. It comes in three different formulas designed for your type of water type and a variety of yummy scents. I was impressed by all the positive comments by
Rockin' Green groupies, but was still hesitant. I decide to request some samples for review so I could make up my own mind. Using this handy map tool on their website, I chose the formula best suited for my needs:
How to Choose Rockin Green Detergent Type

As you can see, NE Texas is in the middle of the Hard Rock zone (Why am I not surprised?). I placed my order for Hard Rock and selected Lavender Mint Revival for
my choice of scent. The samples arrived on laundry day and I shouted hooray! I decided to perform a full on assault on the enemy in embedded in the diapers by following the stripping instructions, which was very simple. The Rockin' Green FAQ offers THE BEST washing instructions and even laundering tips for certain machines. One trick I learned was that adding extra cold water to the first cycle improved the washing process...and it did help immensely!

I wasn't expecting a miracle for my first experience with
Rockin' Green considering that the diapers had months of residue build up, but when the wash was done the ammonia smell was considerably diminished and the diaper fabric looked refreshed (not matted down with build up). I bet those 3 tablespoons of Hard Rock would have gotten the job done if I had let the diapers soak overnight.

Subsequent washes have eliminated the urine odor, set-in stains and detergent build up. Marlie's diapers are like new again. It's like little soap ninjas karate chopped the heck out of the residue then disappeared without a trace. Rockin' Green is a clean rinsing detergent! Plus the ingredients are safe for your baby's delicate skin and the planet. Now
I know why Rockin' Green detergent has such a loyal cult following! Call me brainwashed because I already ordered a bag of the 45/90 Hard Rock, this time in the Rage Against the Raspberries scent and I also picked up a set of the wool dryer balls to reduce drying time. Now, I look forward to washing my cloth diapers.Buy It: Rockin' Green is available for purchase online and at retailers near you.

Win It: One lucky Marlie and Me reader is going to win a 45/90 load bag of Rockin' Green detergent in the winner's choice of scent and formula!

Mandatory first entry: Visit Rockin' Green and leave a comment here telling me which scent/formula you'd pick if you won. If you are commenting as Anonymous, please include first name and an email address
Extra Entries:
Earn one (1) extra entry for completing each of the following (leave separate comments for each):
  • Be a current or new follower of Marlie and Me via Google Friend Connect
  • Be a current or new subscriber of Marlie and Me via email (subscription must be activated)
  • Grab my button (leave the URL in your comment)
  • New! Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway (leave the URL in your comment)
  • New! Vote for Marlie and Me at Picket Fence Blogs (click button above Google Friend Connect widget)
The rules:
  • This giveaway will end on 10/20 /10 at 11:59 pm CST
  • Winner will be chosen randomly from all comments posted using Random.org
  • The winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond. Please make sure I can contact you either by having an email address visible on your blog profile or leave your email address in your comment(s).
  • In the event the prize is not claimed in the allotted time another winner will be chosen. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Must be at least 18 years of age to participate. Void where prohibited.
  • By accepting the prize, the winner is granting permission to be identified as such.The winner's mailing address will be forwarded to the sponsor for prize fulfillment.
  • NEW RULE: the winner has one (1) month from the date of claiming the prize to report any problems (lost shipment, broken product). I will not be responsible for resolving issues after this time.
  • Entries that do not follow instructions or are falsified will be disqualified
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186 comments:

Brandy said...

i would pick the hard rock formula in motley clean.

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Jessica said...

I would get the Classic Rock Motley Clean

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MommyTrenches said...

I'd try hard rock in motley clean
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Kelly Olzewski said...

I would pick Motley Clean in hard rock!

RebeccaF said...

Hard rock The plain green tea's
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Jessica Blood said...

I would pick the bare naked babies scent.



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Karen Chen-Manning said...

I would choose Motley Clean in Hard Rock. :)

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Heidi Maxwell said...

I would pick Hard Rock in Lavender Mint Revival! We LOVE our Rockin Green!

Katie said...

I would pick the orangevana scent and it looks like I need the Hard Rock variety.

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Jamie said...

Hard Rock 2.0 in Smashing Watermelon! YUMMM!

Maria said...

I would need Hard Rock & I think I would choose Motley Clean or Orangevana (my hubby's choice).

Amy Jo said...

Would LOVE the lavender mint revival in classic.

Attila & Tamara said...

I'd pick Bare Naked Babies in Classic Rock

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Lindsey Galvez said...

I would pick Classic Rock in Smashing Watermelons!
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Angela said...

I would like Bare Naked Babies
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The Redhead Riter said...

I don't need the prize, but I wanted to say that the bag looked like fertilizer at first glance, so I guess it is in a weird way rather fitting LOL

Mrs.Smitty said...

I'd like to try the Motley Crew Scent in Hard Rock (I haven't tried it yet)
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Alexia said...

Hey Teresha! I have been wanting to try Rockin Green for forever. We too have the Funk in our house! Would pick Classic Rock in Lavender Mint.

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Alexia said...

I'm a follower on Google Friends

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I subscribe to you too.

Anonymous said...

i follow you on google friend connect
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Abdullah said...

i would love to get that
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Libby said...

Hard rock in lavendar mint revival

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♥Mama of the Littles♥ said...

I would love to try lavender mint revival in classic rock!
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lisad33611 said...

I would choose Classic Rock
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Davney said...

I would pick Classic Rock in the Plain Green Teas!

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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i would love to try hard rock in motley clean!

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Emily Robison said...

I would choose the Classic Rock in Lavender Mint Revival
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girlforgotten81 said...

I would choose the Classic Rock in the Lavender Mint Revival scent!

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Anonymous said...

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I WOULD PICK THE CLASSIC ROCK IN ORANGEVANA

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Nicole C. said...

I would choose the Classic Rock- 45/90 in Motley Clean.

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Navy_Frugalista said...

I would pick Motley Clean in hard rock!


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Smarti said...

soft rock in bare naked babies
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COURTNEYSTOFFEL said...

I woidl love to try the Rage Against the Raspberries for Hard Rock.

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Posh Play said...

Bare naked babies scent!

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I follow you on Twitter!

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sksweeps said...

I'd have to go with the Hard Rock like you, and would like to try the Rage Against the Raspberries first!

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jenny said...

ad me in and wel i like the motley clean head rock from rocking green jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

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i'm on the gfc thing here jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com but my e-mail adress is on my porfile as well just in case you need to know

jenny said...

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Alexia said...

I forgot to enter that I've got your button on my page. Oops. Maybe this will diversify my chances? ; )

Alexia said...

Also, I just voted for you on Picket Fences!

minishoes1 said...

The classic Lavender mint. I bet it smells good! Thanks!jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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Alisha L. said...

I would choose the Classic Formula in the Plain Green Tea's Scent.

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kalsmommy212 said...

I follow your blog.

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kalsmommy212 said...

Hard Rock in Smashing Watermelon.

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Katie S said...

If I were to win, I'd like the Classic Rock Formula in Lavender Mint Revival. Thanks for a chance to win!

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Kara - Wife, Momma, Doula said...

I would pick Lavender Mint Revival in Hard Rock 2.0! I LOVE RnG!

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I voted :)

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Mrs. M said...

I would like to try the lavender mint revival in hard rock.

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Katie S said...

I'm a new follower of Marlie and Me via GFC

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Lisa said...

I would love to try The Green Tea's. Sounds like it would smell de-lish!

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MommaHayter said...

I would like to try lavendar mint in soft rock.

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Nina said...

I really need to try the soft rock in lavender mint maybe? Our water is SUPER soft and never rinses clean! Hope this works!

jhull said...

I would like to try motley clean in classic rock!
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Stephani said...

I'd choose Classic Rock in Smashing Watermelons!

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Kendra said...

I would pick Classic Rock in Bare Naked Babies! :)

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Nikki said...

I'd pick the Classic in Motley Clean ngiraldi @ gmail . com

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TheManager said...

i would like classic in motely clean if i won!

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Madeline said...

I'd pick Rage Against the Raspberries in Classic Rock.

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Diane said...

I would love the Hard Rock in Rage against the Raspberry

Quiana said...

i'd go for motley clean classic rock =)

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Christina F. said...

I'd get Hard Rock in Lavendar Mint scent. I soooo need this. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janine said...

I would pick Lavender Mint Revival.

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Shannon (CMo3) said...

I think I might go with Orangevanna scent never tried it

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clynsg said...

I would pick the Classic Rock in Lavender Mint Revival.

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Sweet blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
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Janine said...

Oh, and I would pick the Soft formula as I'm in Oregon. =) I also follow you via GFC.

Janine said...

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

I would try classic rock lavendar mint revival

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susan said...

My choice would be: Rage Against the Raspberries in Classic Rock

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Brandi said...

I would choose the hard rock in smashing watermelons!

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The Carrolls said...

I'd go with CLASSIC ORANGEVANA

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Ashley said...

I would choose the Smashing Watermelons in the Classic Formula!
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taylorbagels said...

Soft rock in lavender Mint!
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susan1215 said...

I would get the Classic Rock in Motley Clean

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Nancy S. said...

I would like the hard rock motley clean.
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Shellie & Brutus said...

If I won I would love to try the Smashing Pumpkins detergent.
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I would pick the Hard Rock formula in Motley clean.
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