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Thursday, February 4, 2010

{Prairie Grass Sundries} Review & GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

I love the smell of clean laundry, but I can't say I actually love doing the laundry. And I don't think I'll become any more fond once I'm doing full-time cloth diapering {sigh}. But, alas, laundry is just one of those things that must be done!

That being said, {I'm almost embarassed to say that} I'd never really given a tremendous amount of thought to how many chemicals & totally unnatural elements must be in your typical laundry detergent, ya know? That is, of course, before I started having children. Now all those things cross my mind.

So that is why I was so happy to stumble upon Prairie Grass Sundries. It is a shop run by a wife and mother who happens to have been making soap for over 10 years in her country kitchen! She sent me their All-Natural Castile Laundry Soap, which is made from castile soap, borax, washing soda, baking soda, & vinegar ~ like I said, only all-natural ingredients. So, it is, of course, free of phosphates and gentle on skin (hence, it being a great use for cloth diapers!), not to mention biodegradable, which makes it superior to any commercial detergents out there, if you ask me. It comes unscented (which I did, as I'll be using it for our baby girl's bottom and am not sure how senstive hers will be yet!), but you can also get it scented with lemon, orange or lavender essential oils (honestly, I think I may be reordering some that is scented later on!).


So that being said, the soap may sound great, but still must work to actually be useful, right? Well, I put this to the test, and it took all the smells out of the cloth diapers, and they came out, well, without a scent at all ~ completely clean & fresh! I especially love that use a mere tablespoon (for regular top loading washers, and even less for HE washers!) per diaper load! Magical stuff!

Buy yours here for just $7.50 for a bag that will yield 40 regular or 80 HE loads! And another sweet treat? She also sells soap shards for just $6.00, and all you need to do is add water and vinegar to make your own soap to wash 64 loads of laundry!

Now for the really sweet treat!

The Giveaway!

One lucky Haute Tot and Baby Couture reader will score their own FREE 40/80 bag from Prairie Grass Sundries, as well!! {Open to US and Canadian residents only}.



Mandatory Entry: Visit Prairie Grass Sundries {PLEASE NOTE, WHILE HER SHOP IS CLOSED, YOU CAN CLICK HER "# SALES" IN THE RIGHT COLUMN TO SEE ITEMS SHE CARRIES TO FULFILL THIS MANDATORY ENTRY!!} to find another product you'd like to try. Then come back here and tell me what it is in a comment (1 entry). Be sure to leave your email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact the winner! If there is NO EMAIL left, another winner will be drawn! Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Entrants can enter through March 4th. Winner to be chosen March 5th, 2010.


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107 comments:

Heidi said...

i love the liquid castile soap!
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I'd like to try some liquid soap. Thanks!
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Xenia said...

I must be a little strange because I actually do enjoy doing the laundry. There's something so satisfying about getting everything clean and folded... it's the putting it away part that bothers me the most!

I think the All-Natural Liquid Castile Soap, Made with Olive Oil, Great Gentle Cleanser, Ultra Concentrated looks like a great product, too.

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I like the Green Mermaid sea salt soap.

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