Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Molly's Suds (cloth diaper safe) Laundry Powder and All Sport review and #GIVEAWAY {US only}

It all started a few months back, when I won a bottle of Molly's Suds Dog Wash in a Facebook contest! I used it on our yellow Labrador Kassey and it was amazing! She came out so clean and fresh smelling! Then I discovered the Molly's Suds was more than just an awesome wash for your dog, but they also made cloth diaper friendly laundry powder! I contacted Molly's Suds to satisfy my curiosity, and I was sent a bag of Molly's Suds laundry powder and a bottle of Molly's Suds All Sport for my review. This is what I received:
Why the All Sport you ask? Well, I don't use it on my cloth diapers, but do use it on my hubby's ACU's
The humidity here in TN makes you sweat the moment you walk out the door. So you can imagine what a 180 lb, 6ft man wearing these ACU's everyday comes home like every evening. Kinda like he just ran a marathon lol!
So if you've seen my Youtube video (and entered to win some cloth diapers just by commenting on the video) you know just how much I LOVE doing laundry!
So I couldn't wait to try out these two new products! I used the Laundry powder on both my cloth diapers and my regular clothes. My diapers were on the line drying at the moment, so I didn't get a chance to take any pictures of them being washed, but I did take some pictures of my regular clothes while using the powder.
The Laundry Powder is HE safe BUT you don't add it to the dispenser, instead (as per the instructions on the bag) you add a scoop (1 TBSP) directly to the load of clothes.


I stopped the cycle half way through to take a picture, and this is what I found:
Can you see how dingy and dirty the surrounding water is? It's amazing. The last time I had results like this was when I rocked an overnight soak in Rockin Green!!
I LOVE Molly's Suds!
Why??
Well, first of all, I love that all their ingredients are clearly listed on each product. There is no guessing game as to what is in them. Also, Molly's Suds uses all-natural ingredients. They make a strong point to never use any toxic ingredients such as sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate (SLS/SLES), phosphates, parabens, formaldehyde, petroleum, Benzene, linear alkyl benzene sulfonates (LAS), 1,4-dioxane (all of which are harmful and some are known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors)!
The Laundry Powder contains:
Sodium Carbonate (natural stain remover), Sodium Bicarbonate, Epsom Water (water softener), Sea Salt (stain removal), and organic peppermint oil:
While the detergent states that it is  fragrance-free, when I opened the bag, I found myself delighted by the smell of peppermint emitting from the bag! It was wonderful. Then I contacted Molly's Suds due to the delightful smell and the package stating "fragrance-free." This is the conversation that took place:
Me: "I'm getting ready to post the review and giveaway buy have a few questions. The detergents (both the all sport and the laundry powder) do not specify that they are HE compatible. Can you please clarify on this? I have an HE machine and have used them both with no problems. Also, on the detergent it says its fragrance free on the packaging but I noticed that the detergent smells like peppermint (also lists peppermint on the label as an ingredient)! So, its advertised as fragrance free, but smells like peppermint! I love the scent! Just want to make sure I get my 'facts' straight before posting the review!
Thanks"
Molly's Suds: "Thank you for asking!
The Laundry Powder is high efficiency safe but the directions state to add the laundry powder directly to the machine's tub. It's important not to put it in the dispenser. Our All Sport is also high efficiency safe and CAN be added directly into the dispenser.
Our products are all fragrance free. This is one more reason why our
Products are truly natural. Remember fragrance is synthetic and neurotoxic. It's a phthalate. "Phthalates: This class of chemicals has been linked to hormone disruption, which can affect development and fertility. Although some phthalates are being phased out of cosmetics under consumer pressure, diethyl phthalate (DEP) is still used in many products, including fragrance."we add organic peppermint oil to our natural earthen minerals. While it does have a scent it is completely fragrance free. It's important People understand what fragrance is when looking for natural products. Thank you and please feel free to ask me anything else you'd like to !!"
Wow! How awesome for a company to answer my questions so quickly and so thoroughly! I love it when a company stands behind their product 100% and will make the extra effort to answer the questions in such a thorough manner. Want to try Molly's Suds laundry powder? You can request a sample (1 load) for only $1.00! Did I also mention that they sell wool dryer balls? I'm goin to need to try these next!
Anyhow! The All Sport is also AWESOME! Used it for several weeks before my hubby deployed and his uniforms came out smelling so fresh I was amazed!
The main reason I LOVE Molly's Suds and everything about this mom-owned business can be found here! If you've ever wondered about fluoride in the water, BPA, toxic chemicals that surround us every day, please take 5 minutes and read about all those topics from the viewpoint of a pediatric nurse, you will be glad you did!!
You can purchase a bag (128 loads worth) of Laundry Powder directly from Molly's Suds for only $21.00! The All Sport retails for $12.00! Molly's Suds offers a flat rate shipping fee of $5.00!
So, to celebrate cloth diaper safe laundry powder, and the vision and mission of Molly's Suds (to remove all toxic chemicals that surround us daily) the kind folks over at Molly's Suds have generously offered to sponsor a giveaway! 1 winner will receive a bag of Molly's Suds Laundry Powder, and 1 will receive a bottle of All Sport!
This giveaway is open to US residents only!
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!

Good luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!

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53 comments:

  1. I had NO idea their were comparative chemicals in Toilet cleaner, as in Baby Shampoo! That really scares me!

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  2. I had no clue chemicals can be linked to neurotical diseases.
    I have been told to "bank on" a very scary diagnosis when I see the neurologist after I have the baby. This makes me even more concerned about what I expose my family to!

    On a happier note! I LOVE anything mint! Mint scents are my favorite!

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  3. That's gross!! Thanks for teaching us!!

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  4. I learned that out of 80,000 chemicals only 200 are tested as being safe and that those tests were done on men not women and children

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  5. I learned that she is a pediatric nurse and that she has watched our nations children grow sicker, including thyroid issues and cancer :(

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  6. I can't believe we allow so many chemicals that other countries don't. Hmmm...

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  7. I learned that Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash scores a 7 out of 10 on the hazard score!

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  8. There are 80,000 chemicals used in the USA and only 200 have been tested for human safety, and of those only on men, not women or children!

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  9. There are 80,000 chemicals used in the USA and only 200 have been tested for human safety, and of those only on men, not women or children.

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  10. Wow 80000 chemicals used and only 200 tested that is crazy

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  11. I didn't know chemicals mess with the endocrine system

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  12. I didn't know that they only tested on men and not on women or children!

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  13. I learned that a lot of the chemicals found in detergents, makeup, perfumes, etc can cause cancer, autism, etc. Scary stuff!

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  14. It's crazy to think that our government allows such chemicals in our baby products. No wonder cancers, immunologic disorders and other illnesses are on such a quick rise!

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  15. Canada and Europe have banned many of the chemicals we commonly use in our household products.. why are we so behind the times? silly US.

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  16. I never realized how many plastics have bisphenol A in them. I now make sure all plastics I buy are BPA free especially children's products!

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  17. i learned that canada and eurpoe ban chemicals that are in our baby shampoo

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  18. I learned that only 200 of the 80,000 chemicals used in everyday products in the USA have actually been tested on humans and only men. BTW the tweet is the one for the cloth diaper giveaway. I changed it but am now wondering if you did it intentionally! LOL It was too long though...I would have had to delete something off it anyway! :-)
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  20. Fluorosis is also on the rise because our government is pumping fluoride, a toxic medication, into our drinking water, it's unregulated and we are medicating ourselves with it daily.

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  21. Out of 80,000 chemicals used in USA, only 200 have been tested, and only on men. crapinolaatyahoodotcom

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  22. I didn't know the US hasn't banned as many chemicals as Canada and Europe.

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  23. I learned that flouride in drinking water is unregulated.

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  24. I learned that fluoride is an unnecessary chemical added to water to help fight "cavities."

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  25. the "safe" chemicals have been tested on men, not women or children.

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  26. so upsetting how many chemicals the us allows that other countries don't.

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  27. There are 80,000 chemicals used in the USA and only 200 have been tested for human safety - That is crazy!

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  28. OH MY GOSH! I am never using baby shampoo again! :(

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  29. I didn't know that these chemicals were banned in Europe, makes you think a lot! I like that they tested in on dogs too. terri.moore30@yahoo.com thanks for the great info.

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  30. I didn't know that my baby shampoo probably isn't as safe as I thought it was. :(

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  31. I didn't know that fluoride is toxic.

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  32. There are 80,000 chemicals! Yikes!

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  33. very interesting that they only have tested the chemicals on men...

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  34. There are 80,000 chemicals used in the USA and only 200 have been tested for human safety, and of those only on men, not women or children!

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  35. Toilet cleaner chemicals in baby shampoo?

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  36. It is disturbing that our government is pumping fluoride into our drinking water as it causes Fluorosis which is a condition caused by excessive exposure to fluoride and can result in mottling of the teeth and bone damage. These are frightening facts that I was not aware off.

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  37. It is disturbing that our government is pumping fluoride into our drinking water as it causes Fluorosis which is a condition caused by excessive exposure to fluoride and can result in mottling of the teeth and bone damage. These are frightening facts that I was not aware off.

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  38. Wow, the US allows a lot of terrible things into all sorts of products. Glad to know that there are incredible people changing products!

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  39. The more I learn about the chemicals in the products we use everyday the more cautious I become. It's interesting to hear from a pediatric nurse how the rise in childhood cancers correlates with the toxins in our food, water and cosmetics. Scary stuff.

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  40. <"There are 80,000 chemicals used in the USA and only 200 have been tested for human safety, and of those only on men, not women or children!" > that is SCARY

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  41. It makes so much seance that all the chemicals in our product are Making us so sick.

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  42. I didn't realize we allow so many chemicals that are banned in other places.

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  43. I didn't realize that fragrance free does not mean scent free. I actually had to share this with my husband and our friend and both were interested.

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  44. I learned that fluorosis is also on the rise because the government pumps fluoride into our drinking water, it's unregulated and we are medicating ourselves with it daily.

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  45. I am appalled that our government allows chemicals to be in baby products that are banned in other countries

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  46. I did not know only 200 chemicals have been tested and approved and there are 80000 being used. That's pretty scary!

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  47. I can't believe the US still uses so many chemicals that European countries have banned and are known to cause illness/disease!

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  48. wow that really opened my eye i have no clue i wonder why the usa allows us to use such products =(

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  49. i learned that europe and canada have banned chemicals that are currently in baby shampoo!!! that's insane! i don't use anything but aubrey's on my son, which is 100% pure, but that makes me sad for all the other little babies out there whose parents are using supposed 'natural' products which are anything but!

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