Oh Rockin’ Green Soap…how I love you!


     Oh, Rockin’ Green Soap … how I love you!!  Your yummy scents, your eco-friendly nature, your fantastic customer service!  The way I can Rock A Soak and you show me how dirty my clean laundry really is.  The way you gently strip my cloth diapers of ammonia and funk…  But wait, you say.  Didn’t you teach us that we can make our own laundry soap, you crunchy pagan parent you?  Yes, yes … I did.  And I still do make and use my own laundry soap.  For most of my families dirty clothes, our home-made soap works just fine.   Cloth diapers are a different beast, however, and Rockin’ Green is made especially for those fluffy bums in your house.

     My Twitter peeps turned me on to Rockin’ Green when I asked about an eco-friendly detergent for my leaky stinky cloth diapers.  I browsed the FAQ’s on the website, and decided to order some sample packages of soap to test scents and see if it “really” worked.  The scents….Oh, the scents!  I ended up ordering six samples my first go around, because each sounded yummier than the last.  Smart names like Rage Against the Raspberry and Motley Clean.  Tasty scents like Smashing Watermelon and Orangevana.  Even some grown up adult scents like Lavender Mint Revival and The Plain Green Teas.  They were all fantastic, non “fake” smelling samples.  RnG even has Bare Naked Babies (non scented) for those of you who have someone in your house sensitive to scent.  Samples are very reasonable at $.75 to $.80 each, and one sample pack will do 2 loads in a standard toploading washer or FOUR if you use a HE machine.  One pack is also enough to Rock a Soak (but we’ll get to that later on!).  Even better is the fact that Rockin’ Green comes in Classic Rock (for those of us with normal water), Hard Rock for hard water sufferers, and Soft Rock for those over sudsy areas.

     My samples arrived in short order, and I set about to try to strip my cloth diapers.  Instructions are on the back of the bags, as well as on the website.  In addition, Kim (of RockinGreenSoap fame on Twitter) is always fantastic about answering any questions you have via email or Twitter.  My fluff needed to be washed anyway, so I tossed them in the washer and followed the directions on the bag.  It was easy…cold rinse/wash with no soap (to get the nasties out), wash using detergent, then double rinse.  That’s it.  I couldn’t believe the funk that came out in the washer!  In fact, I drove my husband nuts by opening the lid every five minutes during the agitation to check the color of the water.  (Eeeew, is all I can say!)  I couldn’t wait to Rock a Soak after seeing how much ick had come out in the wash, so that was my next step.  I filled my washer with hot water and 3 Tbsp of Rockin’ Green along with my dipes.  The directions say to let it soak for 30-60 minutes, but given the state of my cloth diapers I left them for almost two hours.  The last step was just to launder as usual, skipping the soap.  The bag and website both say that if you have excessive buildup or residue it may take a few soaks or overnight to get them in good condition, but I found that for most of my diapers one soak was enough.  I actually ran out of samples, and Kim was kind enough to send me more so that I could finish stripping those last few nasty diapers that still had residue built up in them!  I wish I had taken photos the first time I Rocked a Soak.  I actually called my husband into the laundry several times so he could see for himself.  “Look at the diapers, honey!  EEEEW!”  “OH!  Look at them NOW!”  He ended up refusing to come look  at my nasty wash water after the third time I called him to share my disgust.

     So, as you know we try to go as eco-friendly as possible here.  Laundry soaps particularly can be hard on the environment and waste water.  Rockin’ Green is fantastic for just this reason.  Its dye free, naturally scented, no fillers, no enzymes, no optical brighteners, 100% phosphate free, HE compatible, and even the packaging is recyclable.  It’s never tested on animals (only baby bums), and “tree hugger approved.”  Using Rockin’ Green ends up costing you about $.13 a load (almost half what some of the big name brands cost, AND its better for the environment!)

     Does this sound fantastic, or what?  It gets better.  Kim has generously donated one bag of 45/90 Rockin’ Green for me to giveaway (and you to win!)  in your choice of scents and formula.  We don’t do super complicated giveaways on this blog, so here’s what you need to do to enter.

     1.  Leave me a comment telling me what scent and formula you’d like if you win.  That’s it.  For additional entries, leave me a second comment and do one of the below.

     2.  Follow Kim on Twitter.

     3.  Follow me on Twitter.

     4.  Subscribe to this blog.

     That’s all, folks!  Good luck…I’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, August 4th at noon using Random.org.  Make sure I can get ahold of you!  The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or I’ll redraw.

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68 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cassie
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 18:27:13

    I have been wanting to try Rockin Green and haven’t gotten around to it yet. Sign me up!

    I would need Hard Rock and… Smashing Watermelon

    Reply

  2. Cassie
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 18:28:02

    I’m also already following you on Twitter and I subscribe to the blog via email 🙂

    Reply

  3. Lauren Johnson
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 20:32:56

    I would love to win Hard Rock in Smashing Watermelon!

    Reply

  4. Lauren Johnson
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 20:35:10

    I follow both you guys on twitter! ;o) (@LaurenDJohnson)

    Reply

  5. Janelle
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 21:36:23

    I’d like classic rock in green tea.

    Reply

  6. Janelle
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 21:37:32

    I follow you on twitter

    Reply

  7. Anne
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 21:41:15

    Classic bare naked baby!

    Reply

  8. Victoria
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 09:32:31

    Hard Rock in Barenaked Babies!

    Reply

  9. Victoria
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 09:33:01

    I’m subscribed to your blog

    Reply

  10. Maria B
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 09:33:23

    I’d love to try Rage Against the Raspberries in Hard Rock!

    Reply

  11. Jennifer E
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 09:34:27

    I like Hard Rock Smashing Watermelon

    Reply

  12. Maria B
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 09:35:06

    I follow Kim on Twitter! @mnbaldwi

    Reply

  13. MalinaDock
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 09:38:01

    Calssic Rock bare naked babies please!

    Reply

  14. Jordan
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 09:57:55

    I would love rage against the raspberries in Hard rock

    Reply

  15. Jordan
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:00:05

    I now follow u on Twitter

    Reply

  16. Anna
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:03:08

    I would LOVE some hard rock green tea and I am following both on twitter 🙂

    Reply

  17. Courtney
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:08:56

    Classic Green Tea 🙂

    Reply

  18. Elizabeth Bullard
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:09:17

    I’d love to try the Smashing Watermelons in Hard Rock, pretty please!!

    Reply

  19. Bethany
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:09:40

    I’d get hard rock rage against the raspberries!

    Reply

  20. Elizabeth Bullard
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:09:43

    I subscribe to your blog too!

    Reply

  21. Bethany
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:10:21

    I follow Kim on Twitter.

    bethanyjhansen (at) gmail (dot) com

    Reply

  22. Paula Neilson
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:10:37

    I would totally love Classic rock in smashing watermelon

    Reply

  23. Krystal
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:11:09

    Classic rock in rage against the raspberries! I looooove rockin green!
    krys13@msn.com

    Reply

  24. Paula Neilson
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:11:09

    Following RNG on Twitter

    Reply

  25. Julia
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:11:19

    I’d like to win classic motley clean 🙂

    Reply

  26. Courtney
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:11:44

    Follow you on Twitter

    Reply

  27. Lacey R
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:12:17

    I want to try Smashing Watermelons in Hard Rock!

    Reply

  28. Krystal
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:12:27

    i subscribed and i follow you and kim on twitter! @hikermom13

    krys13@msn.com

    Reply

  29. Lacey R
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:12:49

    I subscribe to the blog

    Reply

  30. Jordan
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:15:14

    I now follow kim on twitter (08jaydensmommy)

    My email I checked most often is jlwood@wilmington.edu

    Reply

  31. Paula Neilson
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:19:11

    Following the blog

    Reply

  32. Heather
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:19:36

    Oh, I’d love to win some classic rock in Green Tea!

    I found your blog via the Rockin’ Green FB feed, and I love it!

    Reply

  33. Paula Neilson
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 10:20:25

    Following you on Twitter @Neilsonmama

    Reply

  34. Kim McIntosh
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 11:36:33

    i would love to try classic rockin’ green in bare naked babies
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

    Reply

  35. Kim McIntosh
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 11:42:16

    i subscribe to your blog
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

    Reply

  36. Anna
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 11:53:27

    I would pick rage against the raspberry in hard rock.

    Reply

  37. Rebecca
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 12:37:20

    I would love to win Hard Rock in Smashing Watermelon!

    Reply

  38. Rebecca
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 12:37:49

    I follow RnG on Twitter! (@SpiffyBex)

    Reply

  39. Rebecca
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 12:38:14

    I also follow you on twitter. :] (@SpiffyBex)

    Reply

  40. Jodi
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 13:31:36

    I’d love to try the Hard Rock in Rage of the Raspberries scent!

    Reply

  41. Jodi
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 13:32:08

    I follow Rockin Green on Twitter (@jdeemarie).

    Reply

  42. monica
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 13:46:13

    I’ve never did sweepstakes for anything before, barely play the lottery but the Smashing Watermelon and Orangevana sounds yummy! @mychildsmommy

    Reply

  43. Angela V
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 15:02:43

    I want the Hard Rock Rage Against the Raspberries! 🙂

    Reply

  44. Bethany Lynch
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 20:41:12

    I want to try the plain green teas in Hard Rock! I’m on my last bag of the old scents!!

    Reply

  45. allisontreble
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 22:59:13

    I have used Rockin Green for a little while and I LOVE how it cleans my diapers. Unfortunately, I have classic rock and just learned that I have hard water!

    If I’m chosen, I’d like to get some Hard Rock in any scent but the one that sounds yummiest to me is Rage Against the Raspberry.

    Reply

  46. allisontreble
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 23:07:17

    I’ve read a few of your posts. I love your writing style! I had to subscribe and as a bonus, it gives me a second entry to the Rockin’ Green contest.

    If I am chosen, I’d like Hard Rock Rage Against the Raspberry!

    Reply

  47. Lauren harrison
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 23:15:09

    I love RG!!! Always need more. Any kind is good. I just bought my first bag motley clean and what do I say- well, it was love at first use!!!

    Reply

  48. Lauren harrison
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 23:20:09

    I follow Kim on Twitter.( Laharrison1)

    Reply

  49. Kirsten
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 09:32:31

    I would love to try some Lavender Mint in Hard Rock!

    Reply

  50. Tamara Sz
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 12:26:07

    I’d love some Classic Rock in Rage Against the Raspberries!

    Reply

  51. Tamara Sz
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 12:27:44

    I follow Kim on Twitter

    ID: @szogediek

    Reply

  52. Carrie
    Jul 22, 2010 @ 23:26:27

    I would love to get some Hard Rock in Lavender Mint Revival

    Reply

  53. helenlam
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 02:41:51

    I’d like the try the Classic Rock in the Orangevana scent

    Reply

  54. helenlam
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 02:42:15

    I follow Rockin Green on twitter as @helenlamby

    Reply

  55. Sonia
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 20:39:14

    I’d like Bare Naked Babies in Hard Rock 2.0.

    Reply

  56. Sonia
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 20:39:29

    I follow Kim on twitter. (soapsbysonia)

    Reply

  57. Sonia
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 20:39:54

    I follow you on twitter. (soapsbysonia)

    Reply

  58. Carrie
    Jul 24, 2010 @ 16:29:24

    I follow Kim on twitter

    Reply

  59. Joni Rae
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 02:31:34

    Oh YAY! I so want to try this soap! I hope I win!

    I want to try classic rock, smashing watermelons!

    Reply

  60. Joni Rae
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 02:32:29

    I follow you on twitter 😉

    Reply

  61. Joni Rae
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 02:34:20

    I now follow Kim on twitter!

    Reply

  62. Joni Rae
    Jul 25, 2010 @ 02:35:33

    And now I’m subscribed to your blog… How was I not before?

    Reply

  63. robyn
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 19:06:19

    I would love to try lavender mint revival in hard rock 🙂

    Reply

  64. robyn
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 19:07:35

    I follow kim on twitter

    Reply

  65. robyn
    Jul 26, 2010 @ 19:08:24

    I follow you on twitter 😉

    Reply

  66. Courtney
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 10:56:21

    Following RG on Twitter!

    Reply

  67. Carrie
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 23:27:02

    I follow you on twitter

    Reply

  68. Carrie
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 23:27:30

    I subscribe to your blog!

    Reply

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