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Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent Review/Giveaway ~ Closed ~

I have a confession to make.

My husband does the laundry.

He is a wonderful help to me in every area of the home, but he owns the laundry. I help him by starting a load or rebooting the laundry, but he is such a routine guy that he does a great job about keeping Mount Washmore climbable.

I think he enables me.

So, you might be wondering why I choose to review Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent (when I could have chosen another product)?

I'm just a little excited for the little one I am carrying! And I thought this would be a great excuse opportunity to dig out and assess my cloth diaper stash. Cloth diapers are, after all, expensive, and my stash has been through 2 babies. So, I will need to start adding to my stash a little each month before baby is born.

Plus, I needed a little incentive to do something. My first trimester is never very productive. (Can you tell? Have you missed me?)

Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent is an environmentally safe, non-toxic detergent.

The ingredients: soda ash, sodium percarbonate and mild surfactants.

I know that you cannot just use any detergent on cloth diapers, so I did some research and found that these ingredients are "cloth diaper safe."

 It also contains a non-chlorine destainer and deodorizer, which would be an added bonus for cloth diapers. =)

I used 1 scoop per load. With powdered detergents, I usually let the washer fill a little and agitate it to dissolve the soap. And I got bubbles! I've made my own "environmentally friendly" soap in the past and it doesn't bubble. (Bubbles make it work better, right?) :p

The detergent is unscented, so what I got was odor-free clean smelling cloth diapers. Any kind of odor (even smelly good odors) makes me nauseous during my first trimester, so I love this stuff! 

Here's my newborn stash:
  • 10 All in Ones (AIO's) 
  • 12 Indian Prefolds
  • 5 Pro-Wrap Covers

Considering they outgrow this size so quick (6-10 pounds), I think this is enough. What do you think? (If I wash daily?)

Okay, I have this thing about adding vinegar to the rinse cycle, so I also did a load of freshly pee stained sheets and bed covers (I use blue pads).  I am really sensitive to smells and especially because I was still in my first trimester when I did this experiment, it was really hard not to use the vinegar! (For some reason, the vinegar doesn't bother me). But everything came out smelling odor-free, except the blue pads (but only I could tell). It might just be the material in the blue pads though because everything was washed together and everything else smelled fine.

Then I had fun washing cute little onsies (all neutral colors, since baby's gender will be a surprise!).

I washed Elli's pink baby . . .
. . . Which made for a very happy girl:

Then, I washed all the sheets in the house, a few blankets that were put away for the summer, Elli's car seat cover, some rugs. . . any and everything I could wash, EXCEPT the regular laundry! You know, all the other stuff that needs washed too. =)  

Before I make this review any longer, as I am in the habit of doing, I'd like to give you a chance to win a 5 lb container of Powdered Laundry Detergent!

To enter, leave me a comment telling me what you would wash with it if you won! If you would do a regular load of laundry, that is okay. ;-)

~This giveaway is now closed~ Congrats to Anna

For extra entries:
  • Tell me of another product that you would try from Tropical Traditions, if you could choose any. 
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link to your status.
  • If you subscribe/follow my blog give yourself an extra entry. 
  • Blog about this giveaway for 5 extra entries. Leave me a link to your post! 
  • Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number 5835118. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet. This is worth 10 entries, so please leave me 10 separate comments if you do this! Note: I am not paid for referring customers, but I will receive a free jar of coconut oil!  If you need help ordering, please see my referral program instructions page.
Your comment is your entry. Please leave me an email address so I can contact you if you win. You will then have 48 hours to contact me with your information or I will choose another winner. 

This giveaway is open until Thursday July 15th 8pm MST and is only open to US residents.  (TT will ship internationally, but not for giveaways.)

Thanks to TT for sponsoring this review and giveaway! 

Disclosure: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.