Monday, November 21, 2011

"Newborns AND Cloth" Tropical/Household Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent review and #GIVEAWAY

Ok, so you have a newborn, or maybe you are a mama of multiples, or (recently like me) you have two (or more) in cloth! That makes for a whole-lotta dirty dipes and a whole bunch of laundry!
I recently reviewed Tropical/Household Traditions powdered laundry detergent and I really liked it. During the course of the review, I was made aware that this laundry detergent was safe for cloth diapers. In fact, my contact at Tropical/Household Traditions told me that he and his wife had used cloth diapers and used this detergent with no issues. So I decided to put this detergent to the test!
Tropical Traditions sent me another 5 lb container of their powdered laundry detergent for review on my cloth diapers!
This is what I received:
Here is a bit more information about the powdered laundry detergent:
(the following information was taken from the Tropical Traditions Website):
Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent cleans and removes stains from your laundry with the power of Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer. Powdered Laundry Detergent is safe and effective at ALL temperatures on whites, permanent press, bright colors, pastels, prints, and delicates in hard or soft water. (Not suitable for Silk or Wool) Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent is non-toxic, environmentally safe and contains no phosphates. Powdered Laundry Detergent cleans and safely bleaches your clothes with the added power of Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer.

With our Laundry Detergent there are no harmful by-products upon decomposition. Powdered Laundry Detergent dissolves as completely as liquid detergents and rinses away completely leaving no residue in your clothes.

Powdered Laundry Detergent costs less to use than commercial liquid detergents and costs no more to use than commercial powdered household laundry detergents. Powdered Laundry Detergent contains no dyes, perfumes, fillers or phosphates. Compare our Laundry Detergent to your normal laundry detergent and you’ll see the difference!

Powdered Laundry Detergent can be used with Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer to provide optimum cleaning and stain removal!


Begin filling washer with water, add Powdered Laundry Detergent, then add laundry.

For regular size washers and normally soiled loads use 1/4 cup (2 oz) of detergent.
For large size washers add 1/2 cup (4 oz) of detergent.
For heavily soiled loads add 1/2 cup (4 oz) of detergent and 1/4 to 1/2 cup (2-4 oz) of Oxygen Bleach
For extra cleaning and stain removal power use Oxygen Bleach as a pre-soak or add 2-4 ounces of Oxygen Bleach to 1/4 cup of our Laundry Detergent per load!!
Note: For front-loading machines use half the amount that is called for with top loading washing machines. For front loading washers and normally soiled loads, use 1/8 cup (1 oz) of Powdered Laundry Detergent.

I must admit at first I was a bit apprehensive about using this detergent on my cloth diapers. After all, I am a creature of habit (when it comes to my fluff) and was a bit concerned about ruining my dipes! This detergent works great!
I used it on about 6 diapers to start.
Here is what I did:
1. Cold rinse, no detergent
2. Hot wash using 1 oz of the detergent
3. Cold rinse
The diapers came out great. There was no residue build up or any other problems.
This detergent really goes a long way!
It is great to have on hand because it is safe for cloth diapers and it is also safe for all your other laundering needs!
You can purchase a 5 lb tub of this detergent directly from the Tropical Traditions website! The retail value of the detergent is $30.00 but right now its on sale for $16.99!

As a sponsor for the Newborns AND Cloth event, Tropical Traditions has graciously offered one LWML follower a chance to win a 5 lb tub of their powdered laundry detergent!!
To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below, you may have to click on "read more" to see the rafflecopter entry form!

Good Luck and have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for this review, thanks to Tropical Traditions! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.


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