I have a family of 5....A husband that works in an automotive shop, a preteen, a toddler, and an infant. My laundry piles grow exponentially every day, and it can be very hard to keep up with! Laundry is my husband's ONLY chore, and he tends to be a slacker. Rather than do a load every day, he waits for his day off and does several loads...and then neglects to fold and put things away. But that's my personal gripe and has nothing to do with this post, haha. With a family of 5, clothes get dirty FAST. The babies get food (and worse) on their clothing, and my husband gets a ton of grime on his work uniforms. With laundry detergent being so darn expensive, keeping our ever-growing piles of laundry clean can be a challenge. One that can cost an arm and a leg! Being a cloth-diapering family makes out laundry challenges even worse, since traditional, detergent based laundry soaps can utterly destroy cloth diapers. So on top of needing to buy normal laundry detergent, we also have to purchase special detergents that are compatible with our cloth diapers. Not good at all!
That's why I was thrilled to learn about SmartKlean Laundry Balls. This is a unique, eco-friendly, non-detergent laundry ball that is effective on normal clothing yet gentle enough even for cloth diapers. How cool is that?! It is also reusable, and will last for up to 365 wash cycles! Now THAT is a lot of laundry! Here's how the SmartKlean works, since I'm sure you're all wondering:
- Delivers an effective, toxic-free wash without the use of soap or detergent.
– Derived from earth minerals, its active components are formulated to leave no residues behind in the water or fabrics, making it 100% safe for people of all ages and the environment. Ideal for sensitive skin and eczema. Recyclable, BPA & PVC-free.
– Its full power lasts up to 365 washes or more! Additionally, without any foam or residues, it requires no rinse cycle, saving ‘loads’ of water & energy!
– It naturally maintains the softness, elasticity and color of the fabrics. In comparison to any laundry detergent, your clothes and linens will last much longer. No more fading, static cling or stiff fabrics means no fabric softeners or dryer sheets are necessary!
-The laundry ball is simply placed among the laundry in the washing machine. It may be left in the machine for the next load. All that is required is a monthly sun bath for 1-2 hours to regenerate the ceramic beads in order to keep it working at full force! The laundry ball is filled with many ceramic beads, each comprising a combination of different minerals. When these ceramic beads come in contact with water, they form oxygenated water. The water molecules are fragmented into smaller sizes, increasing the water’s dissolution power and enabling better penetration into the fabric’s pores, therefore releasing dirt, grime and odors. This is similar to the effect of detergents on water, but at a molecular scale without harsh chemicals. The natural ceramics are formulated to leave no residues behind on clothes, or the environment. No residue means it produces a 100% safe and worry-free wash for the whole family as well as an extended lifespan for your clothing in comparison to any laundry soap or detergent. Fine or heavy fabrics, colors or whites, the laundry is fresh, safe and clean!
So the SmartKlean not only helps reduce your carbon footprint by saving water and keeping nasty chemicals out of the ground, it also provides a cost effective way to keep your family's laundry clean for up to a whole entire year! How cool is that?! Add to that the fact that it will help prolong the life of your clothing and linens and is completely safe for cloth diapers, and you have a winning product!
I have been using the SmartKlean Laundry Ball for a couple of weeks now. I didn't know what to expect, especially since this product is detergent free. I am pleased to say, my clothing is just as clean as when I use traditional detergents! On top of that, I don't have any residues left behind and there is no chemically smell left behind on my clothing. I have also used this when washing my cloth diapers, and it works very well! Whenever I try a new laundry detergent on my diapers, my heart stops...I worry that I may be unintentionally harming my stash. I worry that my babies may develop nasty rashes due to the change in my laundering routine. Thankfully, this has not been the case with SmartKlean. It gets my diapers clean without leaving anything behind. (Whew!)
I love the SmartKlean Laundry Ball. It is efficient, easy to use, and cleans clothing wonderfully without relying on detergents, chemicals, fragrances or dyes. This makes SmartKlean ideal for those with sensitive skin and even conditions like eczema! There are no harsh ingredients in this mineral based cleanser, therefore your skin won't be irritated by it. I also love the fact that it is reusable and can last for up to a whole year, depending on how many loads need to be done. Think of how much money can be saved by switching to SmartKlean! And this great laundry system is also very eco-friendly and helps to reduce waste. You'll use less water and help keep plastic detergent bottles out of the Earth's already overflowing landfills. Now it just doesn't get much better than that! I would definitely recommend SmartKlean to...well, to everyone! This product will change the way you do laundry!
You can purchase SmartKlean Laundry Balls on the SmartKlean website.
You can also follow SmartKlean on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
One very lucky follower will be receiving a SmartKlean Laundry Ball to try for themselves! How cool is that?!
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter!
This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ and will be open until 12:01AM EST on 12/01/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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