Rockin' Green Soap Review & Giveaway (Closed)

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Disclaimer - I was provided samples of Rockin' Green Soap to do this review.  No other compensation was given.  These are 100% my opinions about this product.


Are you sick and tired of battling with stinky diapers?

Then Rockin' Green should be on your cloth diaper playlist! It comes in 3 rockin' formulas and tons of sweet fragrances, which is music to anyones ears.


Classic Rock: This is the sound that started it all. Our original formula is great for diapers and regular clothes. So use it on everything! This formula is designed for those with middle of the road water, not too soft and not too hard. When in doubt start with classic rock!
Available in several yummy fragrances and unscented!
(Taken from their website)


As I'm sure you heard/read I've been struggling with diaper funk for quite some time.  I seriously was getting so fed up with the smell and burned bum my daughter was having to deal with each and every morning when she got up (she's fully potty trained expect for sleeping (naps and night time)).  I felt bad each night when I put a diaper on her before bed because I knew that it was going to hurt her tender bum so we did what we had to do and started using disposable.  I needed to find a way to get the diapers clean.  
I spent A TON of time in the laundry room - adding water to my load, adding extra rinses, using hotter water, using cooler water, adding vinegar & baking soda, adding more detergent, adding less detergent but NOTHING I did seemed to make a difference.
I was fed up!  I decided to give Rockin' Green a try.  I've heard such great things about it and what incredible things it can do to your cloth diapers.  I was very excited when I opened the package the mail carrier had dropped off because I was going to finally get my diapers clean and smell free!  Hannah and I opened the package






and that night we put our first load in the wash.  I had a pail full of dirty diapers that needed to be cleaned and I really wanted to do a soak on them.  I wasn't sure about putting them directly in the tub with all the icky pee so I did a regular wash first...




My wash routine is:
1. Cold rinse
2. Once the cold rinse is complete, I add 1 tablespoon of detergent, in this case I used Smashing Watermelons Classic Rock (YUMMY!!! It smells delicious) and did my regular wash (whites, normal soil, medium spin, warm water with an extra rinse)


When I opened the washer door and took out my first diaper, I wasn't surprised that it still smelt like the diapers always do when I wash them.  Not really stinky but not fresh! :(  Oh well, I knew it might take a few washes to get them totally clean and I really wanted to soak them overnight.  I put them in the pail and lugged them all upstairs to the tub.


I threw them in the tub with the left overs of the sample Smashing Watermelon Classic Rock.  I used only hot water, and filled the tub.  They stayed there overnight!




The next morning, I went in, took them all out and put them in the washer again for a nice rinse.  From there into the dryer they went and I couldn't want for the results.


Out of the dryer to be folded and inspected.  I think they looked cleaner and they didn't smell to bad but they STILL had a smell!


I'm at a loss!  I think I like the Rockin' Green Soap but it didn't do quite as I expected.


I was nervous to use the diapers on my daughter for fear of her getting another burn and the smell being to much to bear (it really is HORRID!).  I finally did it on the weekend, after looking at the diapers on the floor of her room each and every time I walk in there, I finally decided I would put one on her for night time.....


She woke up in the morning and came into my room holding her nose saying "Momma, my dipie is stinky".  It didn't work!  Sure she didn't have much of a burn - a tiny little bit on the upper part of her bum but they still STINK!


I'm annoyed, I really don't know what to do.  Tonight is wash night so I've got about 4 different diapers to wash again I'll use Rockin' Green Soap to see if maybe it just needed more than one wash..........
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I wrote the first part of this review about a month ago and was still really annoyed that I hadn't found the proper way of getting my diapers clean, so I contacted Rockin' Green.  I explained the situation, I really didn't want to have a bad review on my blog of something that everyone else in the world LOVES so I really wanted to figure out why Rockin' Green didn't work for me.


I was contacted by someone at Rockin' Green and I was told to do was use Hot water in my wash instead of the warm that I was using.  I tried that, still didn't work.


So I started right from the beginning again.  I went online to research our washing machine, tried different cycles and guess what!!!! We've finally figured it out!  We no longer have stinky diapers and I'm able to use all my diapers on both Everett and Hannah!  Yippee!


I won't give Rockin' Green the credit for it but I will say that now that I've figured out the funk, I do like Rockin' Green a lot.  I finished using the samples I was given and really enjoyed the detergent.  The smells are heavenly!!!!  You only have to use a little bit and therefore it last a long time.  The prices are reasonable but I will admit what sold me on Rockin' Green was it's scents, there are so many to choose from and I can't wait to try a few more!


Interested in trying out Rockin Green?


You can buy Rockin' Green Soap from their website and be sure to check out the retailers page to find a store closest to you that stocks up on Rockin' Green soap. 


Or try to win some Rockin' Green in my very FIRST Giveaway











It's my first giveaway and I'm happy to be giving away a 45/90 load bag of detergent in your choice of scent/formula to one of my followers!

The giveaway will stay open until December 24th.  Then I'll randomly choose a winner.  Please understand that with the Christmas holidays the winner may not be contacted until the New Year.

Now on to the good stuff!!!





Mandatory entry:

(1 entry)  Visit Rockin' Green Soaps website and tell me what scent and formula you would like to try!  Leave a comment

For extra entries do any or all of the following.  Make sure to leave a comment for each extra entry.

(1 entry) Follow me through Google Friend Connect. Don't forget to leave a comment!

(2 entries) Blog about this giveaway and link to it.

Giveaway ends December 24th.  Winner will be chosen using random.org.  Open to Canada and US residents!









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30 comments

  1. I know after what you have been through with these diapers that you must be thrilled to have finally figured it out! The burns were definately horrible to see on Hannah's little behind. Thankfully, no burns for Everetts tiny behind either!

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  2. So what was the "magic" setting on your washer to get the diapers clean??

    Enter me for Classic Rock in Mötley Cleän please :)

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  3. Smashing Watermelon Hard rock!
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  4. I follow via GFC! blynnobrien
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  5. I checked out the scents and I'd love to try Rage against the Raspberry! Sounds good to me!

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  6. I follow you on Google friend!

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  7. I also added a post to my blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win this product!

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  8. Great giveaway! I'd love the Rage Against the Raspberries!! Yummy

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  9. I'm a GFC follower

    stellarbookblog[at]gmail[dot]com

    (and it was the Classic Rock that I think I like!)

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  10. Smashin' Watermelon!! and I hope I win, and You rock ;) haha.

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  11. I would like to try the Lavender Mint Revival

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I follow on GFC (Linda R)

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I'd love the classic in Motley Clean!

    gr812_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I follow you on GFC!

    gr812_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I think I would need Classic Rock and I would love to try the Smashing Watermelons.
    kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

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  16. Follow you on GFC.
    kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

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  17. I'd like to try Magic Magic Marshmallow in Hard Rock.

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  18. I blogged about your giveaway!

    http://emmysworld-lulusmama.blogspot.com/2010/12/rockin-green-giveaway.html
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  19. Comment #2 for blogging!
    http://emmysworld-lulusmama.blogspot.com/2010/12/rockin-green-giveaway.html
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  20. I blogged about this:
    http://agatewood2009.blogspot.com/2010/12/rockin-green-love-this-stuff-fyi-link.html

    gr812_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I blogged about this (entry #2)
    http://agatewood2009.blogspot.com/2010/12/rockin-green-love-this-stuff-fyi-link.html

    gr812_2000 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I would love to try Motley clean in Classic rock!
    Merry Christmas!

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  23. I would love to try the smashin watermelon hard rock
    Lauren
    wlsleinad@yahoo.com

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  24. follow your blog!
    Lauren
    wlsleinad@yahoo.com

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  25. I would love to try Classic Rock in "Rage against the Raspberry"!

    tirza57 at gmail dot com

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  26. Following on Google Friends Connect.

    tirza57 at gmail dot com

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  27. Blogged about this giveaway. #1
    http://canadianmommygiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/12/rockin-green-laundry-soap_21.html

    tirza57 at gmail dot com

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  28. Blogged about this giveaway. #2
    http://canadianmommygiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/12/rockin-green-laundry-soap_21.html

    tirza57 at gmail dot com

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  29. Would love to try RG Classic Rock in Mighty Mighty Marshmallow.
    Thanks!
    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  30. Now follow your blog via GFC under AEK

    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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