With lots of adventures, comes lots of dirt. I feel like I can safely say that Mason and Chloe are experts at getting dirty. No?
Okay, with all of the dirt these kids manage to grind, smash , and otherwise embed into their clothing, laundry can be kind of a drag. Okay, it’s always a drag, but I hate doing it and having clothes still turn out dirty. For the last few years, I’ve been making our own laundry detergent using this recipe. It’s really easy to make, but to really get my clothes clean, I always have to add oxy-clean and be very careful to pre-treat any stains or extra dirty spots. It works, but like you might guess, it’s kind of a pain (I basically use it because it’s cheap). Quite frankly, I was dreading how our laundry was going to multiply this summer. I’d been thinking about making a switch, so when All contacted me about reviewing their All Free and Clear detergent, I was beyond thrilled.
First of all, the main thing I really wanted to know was if it would do a good job of cleaning our clothes (I mean, if it can’t do this, nothing else matters, right?). The first weeks worth of laundry, I blissfully threw everything in the washer, sans pre-treating. I was optimistically hoping that everything would come out spotless. Close, but no. The extra dirty places were still a little dirty. The next week, I washed the clothes, but with minimal pre-treating. VIOLA! Nice and clean. I’m sure that I cut off some time scrubbing out all those toddler stains and dirty smudges that I usually slave over. So it passed the first test – WAHOO.
Test #2 was to consult an expert on skin care…my brother. Okay that might sound really weird, but his wife has ultra-sensitive skin so they have to be really careful about what they use on their clothes and skin. I figured, if something could be gentle enough for her, it could be gentle enough to use on baby clothes. Imagine my surprise when he told me that All Free and Clear was the only kind of detergent that they use. BONUS! No more washing baby clothes separately, just for the sake of a gentle detergent.
Test #3 was to check out this site and see if it was safe on cloth diapers. YES! All Free and Clear got 3 out of 4 stars. I can’t wait to try it out washing diapers (as much as I’m dreading being in the diaper stage again…). Hopefully I can further simplify my laundry routine by eliminating a special detergent just for our diapers!
Now, we know it works on the things we can see, but how about getting allergens out of clothes? Did you know that on a high pollen day, up to 7 million grains of pollen can get trapped on a large t-shirt. GROSS. Seriously, I had no idea it was that high. Amazingly, All Free and Clear removes 99% of tree and grass pollen. Also, it’s the #1 brand recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin and the #1 free detergent recommended by pediatricians.
Honestly, this detergent is making my life easier. Three major problems all solved with one detergent. Get clothes clean, gentle enough that I’d use if for baby, and safe for cloth diapers. Don’t worry, we’ve already stocked up on a massive bottle to last us through the summer.
To celebrate spring and the upcoming summer, All would like to give one lucky reader a chance to win the following:
· A sample of all® free clear
· A fun picnic kit to enjoy the spring weather with your family
· A laundry bag to place the picnic blanket and your family’s clothing in after enjoying the outdoors to wash trapped spring allergens
To enter to win, ‘like’ All on facebook and leave a comment that you did. While you’re there, be sure to check out their Allergen Resource Center and grab a coupon for $1 off All.
For an extra entry, subscribe to Bring the Kids (on the right sidebar) and leave a comment that you did (or already do).
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our random winner Donna who said:
I liked them on FB.(Donna Kozar) Enjoy Donna!
Note, as part of participating in the All Free and Clear spring campaign, we were given the same prize package they are giving away here. However, all of these opinions are our own. Additionally, although All does help clean allergens out of clothes, it does not prevent or mitigate allergy symptoms.