Monday, April 5, 2010

Dropps Baby Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}




I am always on the lookout for non-toxic laundry detergents so I was looking forward to trying Dropps when they contacted me. We decided to test the Dropps Baby because everyone in my family has pretty sensitive skin. The first thing that attracted me to Dropps was the nicely designed packaging. Doesn't it look like candy? Though we don't choose detergent based on looks, if we did, this one would be a winner!





EASE OF USE: What does 'ease of use' have to do with detergent? Well, a lot if you are referring to Dropps! They are all about being easy. If you do laundry throughout the day with small children, you understand the value of no measuring caps. You also understand that babies and toddlers often make you spill things. Dropps are conveniently packaged into biodegradable pacs, one pac is one load. No drips, no measuring, just toss it in. 





PERFORMANCE: I'll have to say I was surprised. I am extremely pleased with the cleaning power of Dropps. They performed as well, if not better than, my favorite non-toxic detergent. With Dropps Baby my baby's clothes came out smelling very clean and fresh without actually having any sort of scent. I had an avocado stain on one of her shirts that I forgot to pre-treat and it came out great! 



Per the recommendation of the Diaper Jungle I also tried Dropps Baby on cloth diapers. It totally killed the stink, cloth diapering mamas rejoice! Now, there are a few things to consider if you want to use it with cloth diapers. I found that 1 packet was too much detergent for my usual wash of 6-10 microfiber diapers. I only have a total of 12 diapers - so I do a load every other day. With just one detergent packet I had to do two rinses because there were a lot of suds (if you use cotton or hemp it does rinse out better). That defeats the purpose of having Eco-friendly concentrated detergent. So I recommend it for cloth diapers if you wash at least 15 at a time, but you'll still need an extra rinse (as with any other detergent on microfiber cloth diapers). You'll love the results though!





VALUE: I'll be honest, I think Dropps are a little overpriced. Considering so much is saved in shipping costs with a concentrated detergent, I would expect the savings to be at least somewhat passed on to the consumer. Yes, you are ultimately paying for convenience and a non-toxic, biodegradable formula. That's what we all want, isn't it? But at the end of the day some families will just have to go with the less expensive (per load) stuff. For others, perhaps this is perfect at about $0.30 to $0.37 per load.





ENVIRONMENT: Did you know that the huge jug of detergent standing on your laundry room shelf right now is water for the most part? How odd that companies add water to make it seem like there is more of it. Yet they are the ones paying for transportation costs anyway. How wasteful! With Dropps you can ditch the gigantic plastic containers that need to be recycled and instead use biodegradable little pacs of 6x concentrated detergent that come in a tiny little package. Looks are deceiving, because if I passed this in a store aisle I would think it's something for treating stains or perhaps a laundry booster. Now I see that all those large jugs are nothing but water diluted toxins! Thankfully some are moving toward smaller jugs and concentrated detergent. Dropps though, has got it right from the start. 

One Eco-Babyz reader will win six packages of Dropps, that is 120 loads

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HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell us if you would pick Fresh Scent, Scent and Dye Free, or Baby (scent, dye, + enzyme free), for help with your decision click here.

































ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (each one in separate comment, not counted unless mandatory entry is complete; each is 1 entry unless otherwise noted):

































2. Sign up for the Dropps newsletter here.
3. Join the Eco-Babyz Community on Lunch.com 


4. After you join the Eco-Babyz community, add a profile photo and post a review of your favorite green baby product (4 entries).


































5. Follow @droppslaundry on Twitter
6. Follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter
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Tweet about this giveaway with link to this post, mention @EcoBlogz and @droppslaundry


















































































































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You can also become an Eco-Babyz or Dropps fan on Facebook, but this will not count toward an entry because of new Facebook Promotion Guidelines.























































































































Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, April 14thThe winner will be selected using Random.org on Thursday April 15th and notified by email (make sure I have a way to get in touch with you!). Open to US residents only! Thank you!



Disclaimer:
I did not receive payment in any form for this review.

I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

175 comments:

  1. Scent and Dye Free!

    Blaramie28@yahoo.com

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  2. I signed up for the Dropps email list.

    nikkijohnsonoh (at) gmail.com

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  3. I'd love to have BABY formulation - like Scent and Dye Free, but better!

    nikkijohnsonoh (at) gmail.com

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  4. I'd pick Fresh Scent.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Follower via GFC.

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  6. I subscribe via email #2

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I subscribe via email #1.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Scent and Dye Free for me please!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  9. I would pick the fresh scent

    my email is littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

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  10. I signed up 4 your email updates as littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

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  11. i now follow ecoblogz on twitter as @boosandrawrs

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  12. I now follow dropps on twitter as @boosandrawrs

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  13. I would pick the Scent and Dye Free.
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  14. Following @droppslaundry on Twitter as luv_to_save
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  15. email subscriber #2
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  16. email subscriber #1
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  17. blog follower
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  18. I would choose the baby one
    mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

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  19. I joined your community on lunch.com
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  20. I follow dropps via twitter isaiahsmom21
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  21. I subscribe via email #2
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  22. I subscribe via email #1
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  23. I follow via GFC
    mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

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  24. I follow you via twitter isaiahsmom21
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  25. I would choose the baby scent

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  26. twitter follower (chelleb36)

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  27. google follower

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  28. email subscriber #2

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  29. email subscriber #1

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  30. I'd love to try the Baby one!
    simpleandposh at gmail.com

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  31. I'm following @droppslaundry on Twitter. (simpleandposh)

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  32. My youngest is pretty sensitive, so I'd pick the scent and dye free. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  33. Following ecoblogz on Twitter: @bekki1820cb
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  34. Following droppslaundry on Twitter: @bekki1820cb
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  35. I would choose the Fresh Scent. Thanks for the chance.
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  36. I would pick Fresh Scent

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  37. Following EcoBlogz on twitter

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  38. Following droppslaundry at Twitter

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  39. i'd get baby, because we are having our 2nd in june!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

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  40. I would choose the Fresh Scent. :) Always need a little scent in my laundry...

    nik_har at yahoo dot com

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  41. I would like the fresh scent Dropps.

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  42. I am following Dropps on Twitter.
    @heaventrees

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  43. I have really sensitive skin so I'd go with the scent & dye free!

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  44. Tweeted
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  45. I would choose fresh scent.
    monster(at)gmail(dog)com

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  46. Following dropps on twitter as ky2here1.

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  47. Google friend connect follower kycouple2000.

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  48. I would coose scent and dye free.

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  49. I'd pick fresh scent.
    Susan
    mama2rob at yahoo dot com

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  50. Ohhh I would definitely pick the baby choice!
    leenburke@yahoo.com

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  51. I like FRESH SCENT


    cdziuba@aol.com

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  52. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/12100669336

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  53. Follow @droppslaundry on Twitter cdziuba

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  54. follow EcoBlogz on twitter cdziuba

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  55. Joined the Eco-Babyz Community on Lunch.com

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  56. I'd choose Scent and Dye Free.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  57. I would choose Baby.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  58. I'd choose the fresh scent

    carolinejaco at gmail dot com

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  59. the baby detergent mverno@roadrunner.com

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  62. Tweet

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  63. I'd go for the Fresh Scent.
    fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

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  64. follow dropps on twitter (ladcraig)
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  65. fresh scent
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  66. follow eco on twitter (ladcraig)
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  67. follow on google friend
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  68. I would choose fresh scent

    blackbearpie@aol.com

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  69. Definitely Scent and Dye Free - my allergies would probably get me otherwise.

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  70. Fresh scent. tlcarroll at gmail dot com

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  71. I would choose the Baby Scent! :)

    april_vereb@yahoo.com

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  72. I would probably pick baby scent since I have 2 little ones

    athurman78@gmail.com

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  73. I signed up for the Dropps newsletter.

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  74. I am now following EcoBlogz on twitter.(terri142)

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  75. I follow Droppslaundry on twitter.(terri142)

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  76. tweet!

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  77. I'd pick Fresh Scent.

    adr1001025[at]msn.com

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  78. I would love the fresh scent, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  79. I would pick the Fresh Scent.

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    gordyneve(at)yahoo.com

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  80. I would pick fresh scent
    kimandrory (at) comcast (dot) net

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  81. I would pick baby. Never heard of these before. Thanks!

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  82. scent and dye free.
    bjhcmw at hotmail.com

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  83. I'd choose Baby.

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  84. I would select Dropps Baby - in part because of sensitive skin and in part because what better way to 'pamper' the family than with the clothes they wear?! :)

    mcj4tlj(at)comcast(dot)net

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  85. Fresh Scent FOR SURE. With a husband that works construction and a Kindergartener that never quits...I need some fresh scent in this house, please! Haa-haa-haa-haa!
    Kim Buck @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  86. Scent and Dye Free.
    lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

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  87. tweeted @ferriza2

    http://twitter.com/ferriza2/status/12150289130

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. twitter follower @ferriza2

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  89. i would pick fresh scent!

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. Following
    @droppslaundry on Twitter, (id- litehouse27)

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  91. Following @EcoBlogz on Twitter, id- litehouse27

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  92. I would choose fresh scent intime@myself.com

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  93. I would choose the fresh scent!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. follow ecoblogz on twitter
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  95. follow droppslaundry on twitter
    amyhd29

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  96. I would pick fresh scent. Thanks.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  97. I would choose Fresh Scent.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  98. I like the fresh scent.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. I follow you with twitter (DixieDisneyDiva)

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  100. I would choose the baby formula for sure. We have a little one due in August and are planning to cloth diaper.

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  101. I signed up for the newsletter (gervens2 (at) yahoo)

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  102. I follow DL with twitter (DixieDisneyDiva)

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  103. I would choose fresh scent if I were to win!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  104. I would pick Fresh Scent.
    1kjc2000@gmail.com

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  105. I signed up for the Dropps newsletter.

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  106. I'd pick baby (for my 9 week old) or if that was taken I'd choose Dye free :) Thank you!
    Lauren
    semperfifamily4@yahoo.com

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  107. Google friend follower

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  108. Fresh Scent

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  109. I follow both of u on twitter
    jmahurin40

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  110. google friend follower
    masonsgranny59

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  111. I would definitely pick the Baby scent, as I have a wee one on the way! Thanks!

    sarahcfiction (at) gmail (dot) com

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  112. I follow your on Google Friend

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  113. I subscribe to your email #2 jgerwigdively (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  114. I subscribe to your email #1 jgerwigdively (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  115. I would choose the Fresh Scent!

    bryan.bryan70[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  116. Following EcoBlogz on Twitter @yoshidoshi

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  117. Following Droppslaundry on Twitter @yoshidoshi

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  118. Tweeted http://twitter.com/yoshidoshi

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  119. I'd like to try the Scent and Dye Free.

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  120. I would definitely choose Scent and Dye Free -- I don't do scents well.
    Thanks!

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  121. I follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter as willitara.

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  122. I follow Dropps Laundry on Twitter as willitara.

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  123. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/willitara/status/12180598733

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  124. follow dropps on twitter susan1215

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  125. follow you via twitter susan1215

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  126. I would pick the Fresh Scent. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  127. I would pick Fresh Scent-excellent review :)

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  128. I have a little 10 month old toot crawling around the house, so the "baby" scent is perfect for me!

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  129. Thanks for the giveaway...the Fresh Scent is our pick.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  130. ...subscribed Dropps newsletter:

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  131. Follow @droppslaundry on Twitter: @brianpiero

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  132. Follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter: @brianpiero

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  133. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/12196267394

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  134. give me Scent and Dye Free (please)

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  135. I would Choose the FRESH SCENT!
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  136. I follow you on google friend connect!
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  137. Email subscriber of yours!
    zestywonderland@gmail.com
    #1Username: ZESTYWONDERLAND

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  138. Email subscriber To Eco-babyz
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  139. i would pick the fresh scent thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  140. i signed up for the dropps newsletter

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  141. I follow dropslaundry on twitter @mrstinareynolds

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  142. Subscribed to Dropps newsletter
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  143. i follow you on twitter @mrstinareynolds

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  144. I follow you on Twitter!
    Username: ZESTYWONDERLAND

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  145. I follow Dropps on twitter!
    Username: ZESTYWONDERLAND

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  146. I subscribe to ecobabyz by email
    #2

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  147. I signed up for the Dropps newsletter.

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  148. I'd really like to try the fresh scent! Thanks!

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