Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Dropps Review and Giveaway
Dropps is a super cool laundry company that’s trying to minimize the effect of doing laundry on the environment. I thought I would let their site tell you about them, since the way they wrote it cracks me up. :)
The time was the early 80s. New Wave was on the radio. MTV came to cable TV. And those big chunky sweaters were all the rage. We should know, we made the chunky yarn at our very own cotton mill just outside Philadelphia. Yep, those were good times. Except of course, if you were the sweaters. Because every time we washed them, the harsh detergents and rough laundry routine made our sweet yarn all yellowed and stretchy.
What we needed was a formula that could keep fabrics looking better, longer. So we removed the enzymes to keep the fabrics vibrant and soft (and to prevent their fibers from breaking down.) The result? An innovative formula with a split personality: tough on dirt, but gentle on your favorite garments. We knew we were onto something great… but it was only the beginning!
With all the stuff we took out of this new detergent, we knew we had a small wonder on our hands. Which got us thinking, “What else can we make smaller?” Then we thought the last thing moms needed was another huge drippy, sticky jug of detergent to deal with. So we put all the cleaning power in small, convenient, dissolvable pacs. Each is pre-measured to make laundry down-right fool-proof. You just drop ‘em in the laundry. Voila! Dropps was born. An idea that proved to be so smart, the leading consumer publications (did someone say Oprah?) and moms couldn’t stop raving about us. And who doesn’t love flattery!
A funny thing happened on the way to the laundry room. We quickly discovered the whole Dropps movement is great for the planet. (Yay!) Remember, we’re phosphate-free, chlorine-free and NPE-free, too! And talk about a smaller footprint! We use less water, use way less plastic, take up less space, cost much less to ship and leave tremendously less mess in our landfills. You’ll agree… every pac counts!
And to think, we started out trying to save some clothes … and it looks like we’re helping to save something even larger.
Dropps sent me some of the fresh scent detergent, as well as the scent + dye free detergent, to try out. I’ve got to say, I loved it! The fresh scent was actually that – fresh. And the scent and dye free cleaned well without leaving any scent behind [which is kinda weird for laundry! Nice, but weird.] It was so great to just be able to drop this little teeny pac in the washer, drop the clothes in, and not worry about it. Plus, the only garbage you have to throw away is the little package they come in. How great is that for the environment?
You can purchase any of the great items from Dropps here.
Dropps has generously offered one of my fabulous readers a 3-month supply of Dropps [3 packs of 20]!
To enter, visit their site and tell me which kind you would like to try. **THIS IS REQUIRED!!**
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This giveaway ends Monday, July 27th at midnight, MST. I will use random.org to choose a winner, and will post the winner on my site. The giveaway is open to US readers only.