Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nellie's All-Natural Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

Have you caught on yet that I love natural cleaning products? I recently discovered Nellie's and it was primarily their clever branding that caught my eye. The vintage inspired tins and cartons make me feel like I've traveled back in time and borrowed some laundry powder from a fashionable fifties mom that lives down the street! Even though technology and scientific advancement keep giving us new chemicals, nothing is as good as some old fashioned laundry powder. Nellie's All Natural sent us the Oxygen Brightener and the PVC Free Dryer Balls.

Ease of use: As you might have read in my previous reviews, I've recently became a fan of laundry powder. After all, it makes sense not to dilute detergent with water and transport water around - what a waste. I love how easy it is to use the powder, and I find it less messy as well. The Oxygen Brightener comes in a neat tin can and has its own spoon, very convenient. Plus it is several products in one! Great for stain removal, hand washing clothes, carpet spot removal, and as a pre soak.

I was excited to find these PVC free dryer balls as I wasn't too ecstatic about other dryer balls available on the market. We have long stopped using the toxic dryer sheets and we use the dryer sparingly. These are extremely easy to use, you just toss them in! I actually just leave them in the dryer all the time, I don't even have to think about putting them in there! The cool thing is, you can also buy some Lavender Fragrance Sticks that you put inside these balls to infuse your clean laundry with a great natural scent of this essential oil. It's not really something I would use on my clothing (but that's just me), but it is perfect for sheets and towels! Lavender is actually a natural sleep inducer/aid!


Performance: The Oxygen Brightener is wonderful on stains! While it may not work on old set in stains (hey, what will?), it's great for my daughter's last night's dinner that found its way to her shirt. Avocados, you've met your match! Beware blueberries and carrots. Of course if you want the best results, treat the stain as soon as you can and watch Nellie's do its magic.

We really love the PVC Free Dryer Balls, wish we've had them sooner. In our experience they cut the drying time by about 10 minutes give or take. The laundry comes out soft and fluffy, and smelling great with the addition of the Lavender Fragrance Sticks. We find that they work best when the dryer is about half to 3/4 full, otherwise there isn't much room for them to bounce around if you have a dryer full to the brim. By the way, did you know that "fabric softeners emitted toluene, styrene, phenol, thymol, xylene, and trimethylbenzene, among other chemicals, many of which cause acute respiratory tract irritations and inflammation"? They stay on cloth fibers and release over time. I don't see why this should be used on clothing that we and our kids wear! I'm sticking to dryer balls!

Value: Nellie's is reasonably priced and their everyday detergents cost about $0.18 per load or even less if you buy bulk. The Oxygen Brightener that we tried ends up at about $0.31 per load for whites that need some extra help or for stain removal. The Dryer Balls are $24.99 a pair and will last about 3-4 years. It's a great money saver because it cuts drying time and you don't need to buy anymore softener!

Environment: Nellie's is a great company to support because of their commitment to the environment and to providing you with non-toxic means of keeping your clothing and your home clean. All of their products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and environmentally friendly.


Two Eco-Babyz readers will win the PVC Free Dryerball Starter Set with Lavender Sticks!

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Nellie's All-Natural website and tell what other specific product you would love to try and WHY.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (each one in a separate comment, not valid unless mandatory entry above is complete; each is one entry unless otherwise noted):

2. Buy something from Nellie's (purchases will be verified, 5 entries)
3. Like Eco-Babyz on Facebook
4. Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter
5. Follow Eco-Babyz on Lunch.com
6. Tweet this giveaway with link to this post, mention @EcoBlogz (provide permalink to your tweet in your comment)
7. Subscribe to Eco-Babyz by email (2 entries)
8. Follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect
9. Vote daily for Eco-Babyz on Top Mommy Blogs (click here to vote, 2 entries per vote once a day)
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11. Vote daily for Eco-Babyz on Picket Fence Blogs (click here to vote, 2 entries per vote once a day)

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, July 4th. The winner will be selected using Random.org on Monday, July 5th and notified by email (make sure I have a way to get in touch with you, provide email in your comment if it is not in your Blogger profile). Open to 18+ US and Canada 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.

196 comments:

  1. I would like to try the Laundy Soda. The idea of having fresh, clean clothes with no chemicals appeals to me.

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  2. I voted on Top Baby Blogs #2.

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  4. I would love the lavender fragrance sticks!My laundry needs to smell more fresh and less smoky! My uncle smokes so everything stinks in the washer.

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  5. The Laundry Nuggets
    because they're easy and pre-measured.

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  6. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 6/25 enrty #1.

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  12. I follow Eco Babyz on Twitter!
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  13. I would try the laundry nuggets. How simple, no measuring, just toss and go! I love the tins that her stuff is sold in, totally reusable. A lot of popular all-natural detergents have switched to plastic bags. I am glad to see one that hasn't!
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  14. I subscribe via email #2
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  15. I subscribe via email! #1
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  17. I would love to try the Laundry Nuggets.
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  18. I follow you on Twitter @chirpandtweet
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  21. Laundry Nuggets (36 Load)
    Laundry Nuggets
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  22. The "Laundry Nuggets" hands down quick and easy. Laundry already takes up too much of my day!

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  23. I would like to try the Laundry Nuggets. I think they would be a super easy way to introduce my son to doing laundry.

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  24. I want to try the Laundry Nuggets because they look new and unique.

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  25. I follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter
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  27. I want to try the laundry nuggets because they cut down on waste.

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  28. I would love to try the Laundry Nuggets, as there would be no measuring or mess...just drop them in!

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  29. I Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter

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  31. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 6/27, entry #1.

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  33. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 6/27, entry #1.

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  34. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 6/27, entry #2.

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  35. Laundry Nuggets.

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  36. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 6/28, entry #2.

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  37. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 6/28, entry #1.

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  38. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 6/28, entry #2.

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  40. I would like to try the Automatic Dish Nuggets because I run the dishwasher so often that I worry about the chemicals.
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  41. I liked Eco-Babyz on Facebook-Susan Chester
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  42. Laundry Soda

    for my cloth diapers!

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  43. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 6/29, entry #2.

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  44. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 6/29, entry #1.

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  45. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 6/29, entry #2.

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  46. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 6/29, entry #1.

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  47. Follow via GFC

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  48. The Rinse Agent for dishwashers might be something to try.

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  49. I follow via GFC

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  50. I'd love to try Nellie's Rinse Agent for the kitchen.

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  51. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 6/30, entry #2.

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  53. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 6/30, entry #2.

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  55. I would love to try the Laundry Nuggets because they look super convenient.
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  56. I follow EcoBabyz on twitter (@jjak2003)
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  57. I like EcoBabyz on facebook (Jessica Wagner)
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  60. I follow through google friend connect
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  67. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs 7/1 entry #2.

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  73. I would like to try the Laundry Nuggets (50 Load Special Edition). I like that it is pre measured so nothing is wasted.
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  74. I follow Eco Babyz on twitter @Aerated
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  75. tweet! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/17570268163
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  76. email subscriber 2
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  78. I'm a google follower.
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  79. I voted on top baby blogs 2
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  81. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs 2
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  83. I voted on top mommy blogs 2
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  85. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 7/2 #2.

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  86. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 7/2 #1.

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  87. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 7/2 #2.

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  88. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 7/2 #1.

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  89. Would love to try the Automatic Dish Nuggets.

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  90. crazyred61@yahoo.com
    I like Automatic Dish Nuggets

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  91. I would also like to try Nellie's Laundry Nuggets.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  92. I am a fan of Eco-Babyz via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  93. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  94. I am following Eco-Babyz via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  95. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  96. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com #2.

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  97. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs for 7/3
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  98. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs for 7/3 2
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  99. I voted on Top Baby Blogs for 7/3 1
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  100. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs for 7/3 2
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  103. I'd love to try the laundry nuggets because my baby is sometimes too grumbly to be put down, so I have to hold him while I do laundry. I think the laundry nuggets could be used one-handed!
    LauraL444(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. GFC follower! (Laura W)
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  105. I really like the Laundry Soda because you only need one tablespoon per load - that's what i call economic

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  106. I like EcoBabyz on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

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  107. following you on twitter @ rosidentevil

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  108. here is my tweet
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  109. I subscribed to your feed via e-mail (same e-mail as in my profile / this post) 2

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  110. I subscribed to your feed via e-mail (same e-mail as in my profile / this post)

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  111. Voted for Eco-Babyz on Top Mommy Blogs 2

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  113. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

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  116. I like that Nellie’s Automatic Dishwasher Nuggets are biodegradable and phosphate-free. I'd like to find a green product for my dishes.

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  117. I follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect.

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  118. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 2
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  119. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs
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  120. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs.2
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  124. id love to try the laundry nuggets

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  125. i follow you on wtitter as @forgetshyness

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  126. im an email subscriber as littleheahten9109 @ yahoo dot com

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  128. I would love to try the laundry soda. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  129. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs today 1
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  130. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs today 2
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  134. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs today 2
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  135. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 7/4 1
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  136. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs 7/4 2
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  140. I voted on Top Mommy Blogs 7/4 2
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  141. I voted on Top Baby Blogs 7/4 #2.

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  145. I would like to try the Lavender Fragrance Sticks, Im sure they smell wonderful!



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  146. I think the laundry nuggets is such a great idea. I love the convenience and that way my hubby doesn't use too much detergent!

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  147. I follow you on twitter (lstixrud)

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  148. I follow on google friend connect

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  149. tweet http://twitter.com/Lstixrud/status/17751189310

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  150. I voted for you for top mommy blogs #1

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  156. I think the laundry soda sounds really great. Not only do I hate the environmental impact of transporting water but I don't want to pay for it!

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  157. following you on twitter klp1965

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  158. like you on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  159. id love to try the Automatic Dish Nuggets because my detergeant doesnt seem to clean my dishes all that great :(

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  160. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/17753380517

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  162. I would try the
    Laundry Nuggets
    (50 Load Special Edition) love the tin and looks like they would save a lot. thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  163. I would like to try the Laundry Nuggets. It would make doing my laundry easy and quicker. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  164. I follow your blog with google friend.

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  165. I would like to try the Automatic Dish Nuggets.
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  166. I follow you on twitter - ncschools.

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  167. I would like to try the Laundy Soda.

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  168. 4. Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter

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  170. Laundry Nuggets (50 Load Special Edition)
    Laundry Nuggets
    (50 Load Special Edition)
    I would like to see how they work on my laundry :)

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