*** The winner is announced at the bottom! ***
You know that friend of yours who always looks stylish, shops at all the hip stores, and knows exactly what is popular and looks awesome? Well, that friend of mine gave me a beautifully wrapped gift last fall at my baby shower, and inside of that beautiful wrapping was a big ‘ol bag of laundry detergent. Huh?! My thoughts exactly. Except I turned the bag around and noticed the amazing smell, rockstar font, and the head bangin’ name to boot: Rockin’ Green in Motley Clean scent.
This has become a Little Brim Favorite and we have yet to buy another detergent to use on our clothes. Rockin’ Green is eco-friendly, dye-free, and has a product line full of clever scent names: Mighty Mighty Marshmallow, Earth, Wind & Orchids, Rage against the Raspberry, Smashing Watermelons, Motley Clean, Lavender Mint Revival, and Bare Naked Babies (unscented).
I mean, the bag is full of awesome, so that tells you something right there.
Rockin’ Green was founded in 2009 by Kim Webb, an avid cloth diapering mom who desired a better way to clean cloth diapers and treat her kid’s sensitive skin. They manufacture eco-friendly cleaning products. Watch the video at that link highlighting the rapid progression of their business, it’s pretty awesome how they have grown and expanded so quickly. Their laundry detergent is available in three formulas (soft rock, classic rock, and hard rock) to best fit your water type. You can find your specific formula by clicking on the map below (photo credit: Rockin’ Green).
Rockin’ Green also sells detergent samples so you can try out different formulas and fragrances, along with Funk Rock (to combat ammonia in cloth diapers), Femme Rock (for cloth lady products), Dog House Rock (pet bedding and toy detergent), and Pail and Air Fresheners.
Rockin’ Green sent us a bag of the Shake It Up! Pail Freshener to review in Smashing Watermelons fragrance. It smells delicious, and definitely helps with the diaper pail odors. It’s easy to sprinkle on and the fragrance of watermelons smells great–though some days it can smell like diapers and watermelons, but we prefer that to just the smell of diapers.
While shopping at Abby’s Lane in Virginia a few months ago, I picked up a magnetic laundry scoop that is also sold by Rockin’ Green. It looks like they have a new design on their website compared to the style we have. I love that it ensures the correct measurement right away so it’s easy and thoughtless for me, but I have found the magnets to be too small to be useful in that respect. We keep the scoop in the bag and it works just fine that way.
We have used this detergent almost daily it seems since the day our son was born, and have been extremely impressed with the stain-removal abilities and the fresh, clean scent of the Motley Clean. The fragrance is only on the detergent itself–the clothes have always been remarkably scent-free which is great for our son’s skin.
Pictured above left is the cloth diaper trial from Jillian’s Drawers. We use disposables 98% of the time, but we kept several of the trial diapers and continue to use Rockin’ Green on those loads, along with our normal daily laundry. I don’t even want to discuss or remember what was on the striped onesie on the right, but the beauty of it is that I don’t have to, because those stains are completely gone. We have a very sweet, classic, white nautical romper that had an unfortunate accident on it, and after two wash cycles it was completely stain-free. I thought I was going to have to throw it away before washing, but thankfully, we have been able to keep it. A friend of mine made the comment that she uses Rockin’ Green on her construction-worker husband’s muddy pants with clean results.
Above is Little Brim chowing down on sweet potato-carrot mash, which made clean-up a mess (middle photo). On the right are the two bibs after one load with Rockin’ Green, and the stain has continued to fade with each wash. I couldn’t recommend this detergent enough.
Bottom Line Pros & Cons:
Rockin’ Green retails for $14.95 for the 45/90 load bag of detergent, and the Pail Freshener retails for $6.50. Search for your nearest retailer HERE.
Pros: The scent! The scoop makes it easy to quickly use the amount you need. I love that Rockin’ Green is a healthy and green company, and that the detergent has been successful in removing stains.
Cons: If you accidentally use too much of the detergent, I have noticed (only on cloth diaper inserts) that sometimes they are left feeling a bit sticky–but that has only occurred in error of using over the proper amount. I haven’t noticed that with a standard liquid detergent so it may be worth mentioning.
Pros: The scent!
Cons: I wish the cap was attached, as two hands are needed to unscrew and shake the bag. If the cap was a flip cap, I could easily shake as I put the diaper in (since one hand is on my son), instead of putting him down and doing that extra step afterward.
THE GIVEAWAY! Rockin’ Green is offering one of Little Brim’s readers a giveaway of a 45/90 load bag of detergent in the winner’s choice of scent/formula!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below with your favorite scent. The giveaway is open until midnight Thursday, August 9th EDT. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced Friday morning.
The winner generated by Random.org is comment number 15 – Sara Agypt. I will be in contact with you to collect your prize! Thank you all for entering and stay tuned for another fun Little Brim Baby Giveaway in a week!
*** While Rockin’ Green generously provided Little Brim a 45/90 load bag and pail freshener for review, I have not been monetarily compensated and all opinions are my own. We love this product and are excited to have them want to share the Rockin’ Green clean with you! ***