Kickin Creations Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent Review & Giveaway – CLOSED

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

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Welcome to the First Annual Freedom of Cloth Carnival

This post was written for inclusion in the Freedom of Cloth Carnival hosted at Natural Parents Network by Melissa of The New Mommy Files and Shannon of The Artful Mama. This year’s carnival will run from Sunday, July 3rd through Saturday, July 9th. Participants are sharing everything they know and love about cloth diapering, including how cloth has inspired them.

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This is a joint giveaway with I Thought I Knew Mama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

I was very excited to review the Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent made by Mandy Mitchell of Kickin Creations because I am always on the lookout for the very best way to clean Baby’s cloth diapers. We have been using our current set of diapers (mostly bumGenius 3.0 AIOs) for quite a while now so a bit of stink and some decent stains have built up, making this an ideal time to test out a new diaper safe laundry detergent.

Baby is a big fan of his nice clean diaper and new Baby Legs!

First off, I have to admit that I fell a little bit in love with Mandy of Kickin Creations as soon as I opened the package she sent me for two reasons:

1. It smelled incredible! Mandy sent me the Black Raspberry Vanilla scented detergent and it is just a downright yummy scent.

2. She threw in a pair of the softest and cutest blue and grey striped Baby Legs which look awesome on my little man.

I first used the detergent on a load of Baby’s regular clothing. I have a high efficiency washer, and I used 2 tablespoons of Kickin Creations Detergent. Baby’s clothing came out so unbelievably soft! I’ve never had his clothing come out of the wash with such extra softness. Also, several of Baby’s outfits were heavily stained with bright red strawberry juice – including white shorts. All of the stains came out – and the laundry had been sitting with these stains for several days! Based on this load of laundry alone, I will be purchasing more Kickin Creations Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent in the future!

I next washed all of Baby’s cloth diapers with 2 tablespoons of Kickin Creations Detergent. I followed the recommended wash routine: cold pre rinse, hot wash cycle with 2 tablespoons of Kickin Creation Detergent, extra rinse, and dry as usual. The diapers came out nice and clean. Heavy stains were not lifted, but I was pleased with the cleanliness and freshness of the diapers after this regular wash cycle.

My final test for the Kickin Creations Detergent was to follow the instructions for a diaper soak. The soak instructions were as follows: For best results, start soak with clean diapers. Soak over night using 4 tablespoons of Kickin Creations Detergent. Finish wash cycle as usual. Follow with two wash cycles with no additives or detergent. I saw a marked improvement in Baby’s diapers after completing this soaking process. Stains were greatly reduced, though not completely gone in some instances, and the diapers smelled better. I am guessing that if I had the time to dry Baby’s wet diapers out in the sunshine, the stains may have lifted completely. I hope to try this with my next overnight soak.

Overall, I am very happy with Kickin Creations Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent and I definitely recommend it. I love supporting a work at home mom – and especially one who creates so many wonderfully unique and handmade gifts and products for adults, children, and your home. This detergent is eco-friendly, and each $15.00 vacuum sealed package contains up to 70 wash loads – a really fantastic deal!

 

BUY IT!

You can buy Kickin Creations Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent through Mandy’s store on Hyena Cart for $15. Priority and International Shipping available.

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For your own chance to win Kickin Creations Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent from Mandy Mitchell, enter in the comments below! The winner can select a Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent from over 20 available scents. Contest is open to readers with United States mailing addresses only.

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Disclosure: Our reviewer received a free packet of laundry detergent for review from sponsor but all opinions expressed are that of the reviewer.
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Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants on the following themes. Articles will go live on the scheduled theme day:

  • Sunday, July 3rd, 2011: Cloth Related Recipes — Writers share their best cloth-related recipes and tutorials.
  • Monday, July 4th, 2011: Choosing Your Cloth Style — Today’s posts discuss parents’ individual journeys to finding the cloth diapering “style” that best suits their families.
  • Tuesday, July 5th, 2011: Cloth Diapering Must Haves — Parents talk about the most important items in their diapering “stash” and why they love them.
  • Wednesday, July 6th, 2011: Wordless Wednesday, Inspired by Cloth — We asked parents to share their favorite cloth-related photo with us and turned them into a fluffy Wordless Wednesday photo montage on Natural Parents Network. Link up your own Wordless Wednesday post there!
  • Thursday, July 7th, 2011: Cloth Through the Stages: From Infancy to Potty Independence — Today’s participants explain how cloth diapering has served their families throughout one or more stages of their children’s lives.
  • Friday, July 8th, 2011: Cloth Troubleshooting and Laundry Day — Seasoned cloth diapering parents share their best tips and tricks for handling common cloth problems and tackling the diaper laundry.
  • Saturday, July 9th, 2011: Inspired by Cloth — For today’s theme, we’ve asked writers to explore the ways cloth diapering has inspired them to become “greener” overall.

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