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The Product

Anyone who has used cloth diapers in the last 10 years or so is familiar with the terms “diaper build-up”, “stripping”, or even just plain “diaper stink”.  These all refer to the soap or detergent build-up that can occur when you are using diapers made of synthetic materials.  Most modern cloth diapers, including BumGenius, FuzziBunz, Happy Heinys and other brands, use microfiber, microfleece, and other products.  Over time, some detergents cause this build-up and this has resulted in elaborate laundry routines and, for some, the never-ending quest for the best cloth diaper detergent.

And the invention of Rockin’ Green laundry detergent came out of this quest.  Developed by parents who were having problems finding a detergent that a) didn’t irritate their kids’ sensitive skin and b) would work with their hard water.  (Ugh! Hard water! The bane of any cloth diapering mama’s existence!)

Now available in THREE formulas: Classic Rock, Soft Rock (for soft water) and Hard Rock (for hard water). And all three formulas are available in the following scents (copied from the Rockin’ Green website) :

  • Orangevana – orange and cream combine together to reach a new level of cleaning awareness
  • Smashing Watermelons- this juicy watermelon blend is like a kick to your senses..Best Seller!
  • The Green Tea’s – the zen like blend of green tea and aloe, is sure to make it to the top of your playlist.
  • Rage against the Raspberry- this raspberry and honey blend will have you running around the laundry room looking for the mosh pit! Best Seller!
  • Mötley Cleän – there’s clean and then there’s Mötley Cleän. This fresh blend has hints of ocean, fresh linen, and sunshine.
  • Lavender Mint Revival- this medley of lavender and mint is like nothing you have heard or smelled before!
  • Bare Naked Babies- because we love the smell of babies, we offer an unscented variety too!

These different options make it possible to completely customize your detergent to fit YOUR preferences, YOUR needs, and YOUR water system. This is so much better than trying to find something already ready-made. And sometimes that quest can cause any good-natured, semi-crunchy parent to abandon all hope.

This is a powdered detergent and is compatible with top-loader and front-loader machines.  Ingredients: sodium carbonate , sodium percarbonate, natural chelating agents, sodium sulfate, biodegradable surfactants, natural fragrance oils (if scented is chosen).  It is phosphate-free, dioxin-free, petroleum-free, biodegrable, and is never tested on animals.

Not sure which formula would work for you? No worries! Rockin’ Green has a great graphic of the United States to give you an idea if you have hard or soft water, and even offer trouble-shooting tips for users with front-loaders, diaper rash problems, and diaper stink issues.

The Review

After studying the RG map, I chose a sample of the Hard Rock formula in the Lavender Mint Revival scent to try it. (You can always buy samples to try out a formula or a new scent. They’re $.75 each and do 2 loads in a top-loader or 4 loads in a HE machine!)

This was me being brave, because I am not a person who enjoys scented products.  I am very sensitive to scents (DH nicknamed me The Beagle, because I can smell just about anything, no matter how faint).  I could have chosen Bare Naked, but I wanted to see how Rockin’ Green fared in this aspect.  When we got it, I immediately opened the sample just to see how strong the smell was and was pleasantly surprised. While there was definitely a scent, it was not overpowering.

And because we always have a load of laundry ready to go in the washer, the sample was barely in our mailbox before it was being tested on our regular laundry.  We own a top-loader, so we were able to get 2 loads out of each sample packet.  Each load came out of the dryer smelling fresh and clean (we do NOT use softener or dryer sheets).  Normal “kid stains” were completely gone.

And then the über-test: the cloth diapers.  We did at least 2 loads of diaper laundry using our samples.  Stains were almost completely gone (we had some pretty bad, pretty cooked in stains!) and everything smelled “clean”. (For those with cloth diapers, you know what I mean… )  I only wish I had more samples now to do a soak of all of my diapers, because that would get the last of the nasty old detergent out of them! I skipped this step in my eagerness to just try the detergent! But you can see how awesome the diaper soak works on the Rockin Green YouTube channel.  I guess that just means I will need to buy some more detergent!


You can buy Rockin’ Green directly from their website or from any of their retailers.  Prices start at $13.95 for the Classic or Soft Rock formulas (45/90 loads) and $15.95 for the Hard Rock formula (45/90 loads).   Be sure to also check out their accessories, including a laundry scoop, diaper sprayer, and dryer balls! Everything you need in one place.


Rockin’ Green has very graciously offered to give a Green & Frugal Mama reader a bag of Rockin’ Green (45/90 load bag) in the scent and formula of their choice!  And I am so excited, because this is the VERY FIRST Green & Frugal Mama Giveaway! Please be sure to include your email address in your comments, so I know how to contact you if you win. Use the format: greenfrugalmama at gmail dot com to reduce spam!

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Head over to Rockin’ Green website and tell me what scent and formula you would choose, if you won.

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This giveaway is open to my readers who are 18 year of age or older. US & CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY.  The giveaway will end on September 30th, 2010 at 5PM CST. The winner will be chosen using the True Random Number Generator at and notified via e-mail. They will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Good luck, everyone!

Disclosure: Green & Frugal Mama received no compensation for this review. Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent provided me with a free sample of this product. However, I was under no obligation to write a positive review, nor to sponsor a product giveaway in return for this free sample.   All opinions expressed are my own.

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