A SafeMama reader tipped me off to a small work at home mom detergent company last month. Detergent and cleaning products are big questions for us, so I definitely had to jump on it. I was a big convert of Charlie’s Soap and I still like it, especially for my diapers, but there are the days where I long for a nice detergent smell. Nothing too potent, but it’s nice to bury your face in a pile of warm, clean laundry and inhale.
So I’ve been on the hunt for some new detergents to go with my new fancy high efficiency washer and dryer. And Crunchy Clean detergent happened to land in my lap.
Ashley, creator of Crunchy Clean is a green mama, like us, and doesn’t believe in gross chemicals in detergents, but also like us, wants something that works. So over the last year, she set out to perfect her detergent and Crunchy Clean was born. And I have to say, I’m really impressed. It’s fabulous. My clothes are clean, they smell awesome, but they’re not overpowering. But mostly, they’re clean and that’s what I look for. You can also use Crunchy Clean detergent for various other cleaning projects in your home.
Best of all, she both regular every day detergent, and a diaper detergent, for those of you who are cloth diapering (the difference between the two are basically that the diaper detergent is free of enzymes, soap and borax, which are bad for you and shorten the life of your diapers). And there are about a million and a half scents to choose from, including essential oils, but ALL scents are phthalate free. Baby Bee Clean is my favorite so far, but I may have to work my way down the list and try them all.
Get it: You can order both full and sample sizes of Crunchy Clean direct from the website Hyenacart, and also on Etsy. The regular large size is a great price at $17.95 and in regular washing machines, will last about 160 loads, and a whopping 320 loads in a high efficiency washing machine!! Ashley also has a great incentive for you to send back your empty bags by giving you 50 cents off your next order. AND she also has been generous enough to include a coupon code for SafeMama readers. Simply use the code “safemama10” at checkout for 10% off your order. Good until 4/20/09. You can order direct through CrunchyClean.com, or http://hyenacart.com/CrunchyClean/.
Bonus Giveaway! If that wasn’t good enough, One lucky reader will win a small (80 loads) detergent of their very own in the scent of their choice. Here’s how to enter:
1. Send an email to safemama.contestsATgmail.com
2. Be sure to include your full name and address in that email. (we won’t sell or use your information in any way except to contact you, if you are the winner. We promise).
3. Go to Crunchy Clean’s website and let us know what scent appeals to you the most.
Entries will be accepted until midnight April 13th, 2009. One entry per person. Contest is open to U.S. residents only.
Congratulations to our winner. #46, Prissy. We’ll contact you shortly with the details. Thanks to all who entered.