Monday, August 03, 2009

A Rockin' Green Giveaway!

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If you've been reading my blog or following me on Twitter, you have most likely read that I am pretty taken with Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent. You've probably read this more than once. Maybe a few hundred times. You may have read the very filky "Ode to Rockin' Green" I wrote while up late one night. You may even have seen the silly YouTube version of said ode that Mongoosine and Snapdragon "performed in" that we filmed the following morning. (Melody and Costuming by Mongoosine, Adlib Fussing by Snapdragon)
So yeah, I love it.

I actually was very fortunate in that I first got to try Rockin' Green as the result of a Random Act of Kindness. @eclairemom won a sample of Rockin' Green during a Monday night #clothdiapers chat on Twitter. For whatever reason, instead of keeping it for herself, she gifted it to me. Isn't that awesome? Well, we rocked that sample, (Vanilla Buttercream, Soft Rock) and I was so sad when it was gone. Then we were blessed again by winning another sample of it during a #clothdiapers chat last Monday night. (Cherry Lemonade, Soft Rock) and it's pretty awesome too. They both smell so good that I have to remind myself that they're not for tasting. Good thing there's a prominent reminder to keep away from kids and animals. That would be one form of Pica I could really understand!

Well, I hope this counts as paying it forward, and yes I know it's all because of the generousity of Kim, the mastermind behind Rockin' Green Soap, that any of this is possible. You hear that? Kim rocks. Kim rocks it out old school.

So here's what you need to know about Rockin' Green Soap.

"If you have skin that's prone to fits, but you need clean that never quits, Rockin' Green..."
and "If you don't want to break out but want the poo stains to come out, Rockin' Green..."

So yeah, I break out. I break out really easily from soaps. The perfumes, the dyes, the abrasive chemicals all leave me looking kinda like a hairless sunburnt chicken. Creepy, no? But alas, I have the dreaded sensitive skin, which makes it hard to branch out and try new things. I'm pretty much allergic to everything that smells good. But, since I had the opportunity to try Rockin' Green, I figured "it's a small sample, go ahead. Once won't kill you."
And you know what?
It didn't.
No itchies. No scratchies. No rash. No nothing. Just clean laundry. And clean Fluffy laundry at that!
And little baby boy?
No itchies. No scratchies. No rash.
Even his sensitive baby skin was good with Rockin' Green, and I use it on his sheets, blankets, clothes, and diapers. I use it on my clothes too, because I figure, I'm the only surface he's in contact with almost as much as his diapers. It's been all good!


"Want some detergent that smells good? Better than most food? Rockin' Green..."

Like I mentioned earlier, I'm allergic to nearly everything that smells good. That's probably why I married Spouse. No worries about an allergic reaction, LOL.
But seriously, I have never in my life been able to use scented detergents, so at first I was a little skeptical of all of these fancy named scents. "Monkey Snacks you ask? What is this crazy banana-y goodness and why would I want it on my clothes?" I asked. "Vanilla Buttercream belongs on a cake, not in my washing Machine!" I declared. "Sure, Cherry Lemonade sounds like a great drink, but It'll give me a headache," I scoffed.
Besides, aren't perfumed detergents supposed to be all anathema or something for cloth diapers?
Well, again, I figured, that it couldn't hurt to try, because if I couldn't handle the scent (and Kim also makes an unscented version) I could always give it to a friend who likes scented cleaners and detergents.
Also, because Kim hasn't had to strip her cloth diapers in MONTHS, yes ladies, I said months, more than six of them, then maybe just maybe I woudln't have to be all paranoid about trying this on Snapdragon's diapers.
Well, they're not repelling, and I've tried both the Vanilla Buttercream and the Cherry Lemonade, and I have to say, they smell divine. More importantly, they don't induce any sneezing or headaches. Nope, just a delightful scent while I'm doing the fluffies. And the best part is, when I pull everything out of the wash, I'm not overpowered by something sweet and confectionary smelling, but rather, the laundry just smells clean.
I heart that.

"If your water's wicked hard"
Other than when I lived in Texas and the water from the villiage was 490ppm sodium, I've never really had soft water. My family is usuall too darn cheap, er, environmentalist, to waste all that salt in the water softener, so I'm pretty used to looking at the world in terms of hard water. As a matter of fact, I often do laundry at my parents' house, and they have rock-hard well water, and no, I don't mean it comes with an intoxicating radical hydroxyl group, just that it's not soft.
Seriously people happy hour's down the street, none of that here.
But with hard water, this stuff works, and it works well.

You might also want to know that Rockin' Green is:

  • Dye & perfume free
  • No fillers
  • No enzymes or optical brighteners
  • 100% Phosphate Free
  • Vegan
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Easy rinsing formula
  • Works wonders on microfiber stink!
  • Perfect for cloth diapers
  • HE Compatible
  • Reusable packaging
  • Great for all water types
  • Economical at .13 cents a load!

So I know you want to try some of this wonderment that is Rockin' Green, Right?
Well, there are two ways to accomplish that.

1. Buy some. Head on over to Rockin' Green's website, or to GADBaby and buy some.
You can go now. That's okay. I'll wait for you.

Back already? Okay, on to two.

2. Win Some. Kim, the brilliant creative genius behind Rockin' Green Soap has very generously offered to give one of you, my readers, 45 loads (90 HE) of Rockin' Green, in your choice of Classic or Soft Rock formula, and in your choice of scent. Now that's just heavenly, if you ask me.

Here's how to enter.

MANDATORY Entry: (as in, if you don't do this, none of your entries will count and you can't win, which would suck, right? ) Go to Rockin' Green and come back and tell me precisely which type you'd want if you won. Which Formula, and which flava', er, I mean scent.

And because we all love us some extra entries:

1. Buy something from Rockin' Green or GADBaby. Then come back and leave five comments telling me what you bought. That's right. This one is good for FIVE entries.

2. Follow my blog, publicly. Leave a comment letting me know that you do.

3. Grab my button for your blog or website. Leave a comment telling me you do, and the link to where it is so I can go check it out.

4. Blog about this giveaway or why Rockin' Green rocks, linking to both Rockin' Green and my blog. Leave a comment with the link to your blog POST, not just to your blog.

5. Follow both Me and Rockin' Green on Twitter, and tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with the permalink to your tweet. (you get the permalink by clicking under your tweet where it has the time and date, or says something like "five seconds ago")
You can do this once a day. Not so much the following, but the tweeting.

6. Become a Fan of Rockin' Green Soap on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me that you did and your facebook name.

7. Vote for Snapdragon (#16) on GADBaby.com's Biggest Fluffy Butt contest. Yes, I am buying your votes. Live with it. After you vote for #16, come back and let me know the name your comment is listed under so I can check, and that you voted.

8. Random Act of Kindness. Do something really nice for someone else. Then come back and leave a comment letting me know what you did, unless it's something you don't want the other person to know you did, and in that case, you can leave a comment saying you did one, and then DM or email me the details. (I LOVE random acts of kindness and spreading the blessed) Feel free to do as many acts of kindness as you'd like!

Please, be sure to leave your email address in the comments if you don't have a blog or if your email address isn't attached to your profile in a manner in which I can see it. Otherwise I won't know how to contact you!

This contest will run through noon on Monday, August 17th. I will randomly select a winner using Random.org's random number generator. The winner will be announced on this contest, as well as in #clothdiapers chat and I will also email the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me, otherwise I'll have to pick a new winner.

141 reflections:

Jennifer said...

I would LOVE to try the Soft Rock in Monkey Snacks! I hear it smells like Banana Laffy Taffy! Yum!

Jess said...

I want some cherry almond soft rock! mmmmmm

Jess said...

I follow

Jennifer said...

I follow you! :)

Jennifer said...

I have your button!
http://mycrazyboys-jenkd08.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Buttoned up! (why haven't I seen your button b4 now & im not bragging about my random acts of kindness because well bragging isn't very nice lol & ok I have been a grumpy beasts lately so anything nice I do makes up for that)

Jennifer said...

I follow and Tweeted!! :D
http://twitter.com/jenniferkdaniel/statuses/3117414947

Jennifer said...

I am a fan on facebook! Jennifer Rogers Daniel

Jennifer said...

Soft Rock Cucumber Mint sounds delish!

Danielle said...

I want some vanilla buttercream

Jennifer said...

I am a blog follower - publicly I might add:)

Jennifer said...

follow you both on twitter and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/eclairemom/status/3117511141

Jennifer said...

I am already a fan of Rockin Green on FB!
Jennifer Hamilton

Jennifer said...

I now sport your pretty button on my blog!
http://hamiltonfamilyof4.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I am dying to try just about every flavor... pick one? Really? I would have to eeeny meeny. Ok, twist my arm, I pick the vanilla buttercream.

Jennifer said...

Follow you all on Twitter. See my tweet at http://twitter.com/jennfrog73/status/3117723235

Jennifer said...

a Fan of Rockin' Green Soap on Facebook - jennifer.barreto3 is the username

Jennifer said...

I now follow your blog. Looking forward to reading more!

Upstatemomof3 said...

I want classic rock in vanilla buttercream!

Upstatemomof3 said...

I follow you! How was I not already following you? I read here almost every day

Upstatemomof3 said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/Upstatemomof3/statuses/3129261085

Upstatemomof3 said...

I just became a facebook fan

Joyce said...

I'd like to try soft rock lemon.

Joyce said...

I'm a facebook fan - Joyce Van Den Berg

Megan R. said...

I'd love cherry lemonade in soft rock!

Nikki said...

I would love Cucumber Mint in Soft Rock!

Nikki said...

I follow your blog!

Nikki said...

I stole your button for my blog! (http://leasonlife.blogspot.com)

Nikki said...

I follow you and RockinGreenSoap - & tweeted! http://twitter.com/nikinic29/status/3161135874

Nikki said...

I'm a FB fan of Rockin' Green (Nicole Leas)

Jackie said...

I would LOVE to try soft rock in the cucumber mint- yummy, fresh and clean!!!

Jackie said...

I stalk your blog. ;)

Jackie said...

I'm a fan of Rockin' Green on Facebook (Jackie McKenna Houle)

Jackie said...

I follow y'all on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/jackiemarie/status/3161541322

Denise said...

I really want to try the Classic Rock Cherry Lemonade

Denise said...

I follow your blog

Denise said...

I follow you & RockinGreen on twitter & tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/3166155054

Denise said...

I'm a facebook fan of rockin'green
(Denise Crockett)

Denise said...

I have your button on my sidebar under Giveaway Blogs!!

http://ourfullnest.blogspot.com

BabeeLove said...

I would choose Classic Rock in Grape Soda. Mmmmm...
aechika@hotmail.com

BabeeLove said...

follow blog: BabeeLove
aechika@hotmail.com

BabeeLove said...

have your button: http://babeelove.com
aechika@hotmail.com

Nikki said...

I would love to try some cucumber mint classic rock!
nikki@lovingdanger.com

Anna said...

I would try soft rock in white truffle raspberry.

Anna said...

I follow your blog.

Deanna said...

I would like the Soft Rock sensitive formula with the Vanilla Buttercream scent. My son gets a little sensitive at times, allergy wise, so this is perfect! Thanks for the chance!

Deanna said...

I follow your blog!

Deanna said...

My random act of kindness: My mother is not feeling well, so I brought her favorite pastery from Starbucks, an apple bran muffin, and a chai tea. She is loved!

Megan R. said...

I'd pick soft rock buttercream! YUMMMM!

Megan R. said...

I follow your blog publicly!!

Megan R. said...

I follow you and Rockin Green on Twitter! Tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3201597674

Megan R. said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Megan R. said...

Random act of kindness: I am a tester for the Gro Baby bio soakers. They aren't really my thing, but I didn't want them to go to waste. I emailed a blogging friend who has 4 cuties, and sadly just had a miscarriage, and asked if she would like them. I am mailing them to her this week!

gigi said...

I would love to try Classic Rock in Lavender Vanilla. yum.
ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I've tried sample packs of Cherry Lemonade, Cherry Almond and Monkey Snacks.

I would love to try Cucumber Mint and Grape Soda next!

Oh, and I'm definitely a hard rockin' mama! ^.^

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Following your blog!

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Been a fan of RGS on Facebook for a while now. (April K.)

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Added your button to my blog:
http://myenchanteddandelions.blogspot.com

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

RAOK: Last week I sent one of my good friends a care package, including a flaxseed Headache Helper, some organic dark chocolate, $5 GC to Blockbuster, nail polish (dark purple) and a few other little goodies. Her husband injured his back a while back and they forced him to cut back his hours, so it's been really tight for them. I figured it would let her pamper herself a little bit.

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I voted for Snapdragon, under this name.

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Following you both on Twitter, and just tweeted:
http://twitter.com/MagicDandelions/status/3219316576

Daniella said...

All the scents sound fabulous! I would probably pick the mango sorbet. YUMMY!

daniellawolff07 at gmail dot com

Daniella said...

I follow your blog!

daniellawolff07 at gmail dot com

Daniella said...

I'm a fan of Rockin' Green Soap on FB!

daniellawolff07 at gmail dot com

Daniella said...

Random Act of Kindness - Today my neighbor's storm door was open. We had quite a storm this afternoon and I heard her door slamming against her house. I knew she was at work so I ran over and closed the door securely. The door was slamming so hard I thought it was gonna break in half!

daniellawolff07 at gmail dot com

Megan R. said...

RAOK: I won your Old Navy Coupon giveaway. I didn't realize the coupon was only good until Thursday, and we don't get paid til Friday. So, I emailed @RGNaturalBabies and asked her if I could give it to her. I knew she had tried to enter, and had problems, so I wanted to give it to her!

Megan R. said...

Another RAOK: I helped a good friend who is adopting from S. Korea score an AWESOME deal on a Beco. She didn't have a diaperswappers account, or paypal, but she like the Beco I found for her, so I contacted the seller and took care of all of it for her.

Candice said...

I would love the Monkey Snacks in the Classic Rock formula!

Candice said...

I bought 4 sample scents and a scoop for later when I decide what scent I like best! I purchased 1 each of Vanilla Lavender, Monkey Snacks, Cucumber Mint, Berries & Cream.
entry 1

Candice said...

I bought 4 sample scents and a scoop for later when I decide what scent I like best! I purchased 1 each of Vanilla Lavender, Monkey Snacks, Cucumber Mint, Berries & Cream.
entry 2

Candice said...

entry 3

Candice said...

I bought 4 sample scents and a scoop for later when I decide what scent I like best! I purchased 1 each of Vanilla Lavender, Monkey Snacks, Cucumber Mint, Berries & Cream.
entry 4

Candice said...

I bought 4 sample scents and a scoop for later when I decide what scent I like best! I purchased 1 each of Vanilla Lavender, Monkey Snacks, Cucumber Mint, Berries & Cream.
entry 5

Candice said...

I am a Rocking Green Fan on Facebook

Candice said...

RAK Taught a lady at church to crochet a granny square. Gave her my hook and enough yarn for a lapghan since she didn't have them.

Candice said...

http://twitter.com/icandiknits/statuses/3238361940

follow you both on twitter and tweeted. Left out FB name (oops) it is civicsakura at yahoo dot com

Candice said...

RAOK our neighbors Chow Chow was out last week and they recently had their golden retriever stolen when it got out. So I got that crazy chow back to it's fence. (glad I'm not scared of dogs)

Candice said...

Voted #16 under this name

Candice said...
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~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Tweeted (Tuesday)
http://twitter.com/fentonslee/status/3239127041

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

ROAK: Just bought a beautiful handmade card off of Etsy to send to my mom. She's going through chemo, in addition to it being her crazy busiest time of year at work (she's outdoor director for the Girl Scouts for this half of the state. Can you say summer/day camp madness?!) Every week, I've been sending her random little goodies and gifts. :)

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I just purchased a sample pack of cucumber mint. I had ordered several samples a couple weeks ago, but missed that the mint in cucumber mint is spearmint, and I freaking love spearmint. I'm rocking some handmade spearmint soap from an Etsy seller in my shower, actually. LOL

Oh, and I also got a wooden scoop, because after my first order, I've already decided I want to use GRS all the time, so might as well have a cute scoop!

#1

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I just made a purchase from RGS...
entry #2

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I just made a purchase from RGS...
entry #3

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I just made a purchase from RGS...
entry #4

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

I just made a purchase from RGS...
entry #5

Molly said...

I would love some cherry almond soft rock

Molly said...

I follow your blog
mdv36@hotmail.com

Megan R. said...

tweet tweet: http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3246037082

Nikki said...

I forget I can tweet once per day! :) http://twitter.com/nikinic29/status/3246498437

Nancy said...

I would like to try the Original in Berries and Cream

Nancy said...

following your blog

Nancy said...

following both of your on twitter: nanceattack

tweeted: http://twitter.com/nanceattack/statuses/3247162302

Nancy said...

facebook fan: nancy wenzel swain

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/3249487863

Megan R. said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3249863747

Katie said...

I would love some Ocean Rain in original!

Katie said...

I follow both of you @EllisFan14 and tweeted http://twitter.com/EllisFan14/status/3257820381

Katie said...

I follow your blog

Katie said...

I'm a fan of Rockin' Green on Facebook Katie A S

Katie said...

Your button is on my blog http://katieandscotts.blogspot.com

Katie said...

I bought a red/bamboo GAD

Katie said...

I bought a lilac/bamboo GAD

Katie said...

I bought a green/yellow GAD

Katie said...

I bought Rockin' Green pail freshener

Katie said...

I bought a sample size of Rockin' Green

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/3272230616

Candice said...

RAOK: printed out and brought a pattern for a little lady at my local knitting group because she doesn't know how to use a computer and the internet very well.

Candice said...

RAOK: Took over another mom's 'nursery duty' at church last night because she looked like she had been having a bad day :)

Candice said...

Tweet for the day :)
http://twitter.com/icandiknits/statuses/3293163808

TM_Jen said...

Classic in fresh linen.

Hippie Witch said...

I would love the vanilla buttercream...but might want to eat it!

Hippie Witch said...

Also, I put your button on my blog the other day! hippie-witch.blogspot.com ...and have a lovely button available btw
Tori

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/3294942061

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/3315782804

Denise said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/3348866298

Katie said...

http://twitter.com/EllisFan14/status/3349370514 tweeted!

Megan R. said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3351173604

Megan R. said...

RAOK: Offered to help create/set up a blog for a dear friend who isn't so computer savvy. She wants a way to track their adoption process, was happy to do it!

Keisha said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/onefallday/status/3352514856

Facebook fan! http://www.facebook.com/keisha.movius

Random Act of Kindness: Bought a water heater for my Grandma, often do the "pay is forward" thing in line at the drive-thru Starbucks (when you get to the window you pay for the person's order behind you ... LOVE to see their happy reactions!) & am currently putting together bags full of kids/baby items including a gently used breastpump to donate to a local women/children's shelter.

Since my husband & our two boys have sensitive skin I would have to say I'd like to try Soft Rock in Cucumber Mint (that is NOT an easy choice! all sound so delicious).

Thank you!!

@onefallday
mommymo@msn.com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I'd love to try the monkey snacks!

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

I follow your blog

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

Your button is on my blog

momalovebug.blogspot.com

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Jessie Kaitlin said...

following both and tweeted

http://twitter.com/JessieKaitlin/status/3353525075

jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

Candice said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/icandiknits/statuses/3354000651

Cindy said...

I would like to try vanilla buttercream, soft rock--the house I just moved in to a month ago has a water softener installed.

ckpwong at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

I bought a small princess pink PUL with organic bamboo velour, a medium dark brown PUL with organic bamboo velour, a medium red PUL with golden yellow microfleece, plus inserts to go with them.

ckpwong at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

I bought a small princess pink PUL with organic bamboo velour, a medium dark brown PUL with organic bamboo velour, a medium red PUL with golden yellow microfleece, plus inserts to go with them.

ckpwong at gmail dot com

entry #2

Cindy said...

I bought a small princess pink PUL with organic bamboo velour GAD, a medium dark brown PUL with organic bamboo velour GAD, a medium red PUL with golden yellow microfleece GAD, plus inserts to go with them.

ckpwong at gmail dot com

entry #3

Cindy said...

I bought a small princess pink PUL with organic bamboo velour GAD, a medium dark brown PUL with organic bamboo velour GAD, a medium red PUL with golden yellow microfleece GAD, plus inserts to go with them.

ckpwong at gmail dot com

entry #4

Cindy said...

I bought a small princess pink PUL with organic bamboo velour GAD, a medium dark brown PUL with organic bamboo velour GAD, a medium red PUL with golden yellow microfleece GAD, plus inserts to go with them.

ckpwong at gmail dot com

entry #5

Cindy said...

I follow you and @rockingreensoap on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/ckpwong/status/3356745840

Cindy said...

I follow your blog publicly

ckpwong at gmail dot com

Megan R. said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/3362534252

Megan R. said...

I made a purchase! Comment #1!

Megan R. said...

I bought a sample of soft rock cherry almond

Megan R. said...

a sample of soft rock berries n cream

Megan R. said...

a sample of monkey snacks

Megan R. said...

and a sample of grape soda!! Is it wrong to want to eat your laundry detergent?

Megan R. said...

RAOK: An older lady was loading her groceries in the dark at the grocery store last night. She looked like she needed help, so I finished loading them for her, and returned her cart, so she didn't have to truck through the parking lot in the dark.

Megan R. said...

RAOK: A fellow Mommy in my Mom's group was stressing about emergency contacts for her son on his school paperwork, because she doesn't have any family in town. I told her I'd be more than happy to be an emergency contact for her son!