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-Melissa.

Giveaway: Nellie's All Natural Laundry Soda*

This giveaway is now closed. Please scroll to the bottom to see the winner! Being a long-time fan of Nellie's All Natural Laundry Soda, I am excited to have the opportunity to introduce this product to one of my readers. In fact, it's the #1 detergent I recommend to friends with environmental sensitivities, small children, or washing cloth diapers!

I prefer detergents with a short list of ingredients that work easily in my HE front-loading washer without any extra steps, such as first dissolving the powder in warm water.  Nellie's All Natural Laundry Soda is the only powder I've used in my washer that hasn't resulted in caked detergent on freshly-washed clothing. It dissolves quickly and rinses extremely well.

I love that Nellie's doesn't contain any oxygen bleach like other powdered detergents I've used -- I prefer to add my own only when needed, to cut down on fabric fading and garment wear and tear. Nellie's does make an excellent oxygen bleach for those loads that need it, however! In fact, Nellie's only contains 5(!) ingredients. There are no fragrances or fabric softeners in this detergent, making it safe for cloth diapers and particularly nice for baby clothing.

I use Nellie's on all our laundry. With three boys (one of whom is in cloth diapers) and a husband, that's a lot of laundry! Nellie's All-Natural Laundry Soda is relatively easy to find for purchase at local (Ottawa) health food stores, baby shops, and can be purchased online through Nellie's All-Natural.

Nellie's has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers. The winner receives a 50 load bag of Nellie's All Natural Detergent to try themselves. I'm confident that you will love it as much as I do!

To Enter (total of 3 entries - please post each entry as a separate comment):

Mandatory Entry: 

1.  Comment below telling me why you'd like to try Nellie's OR one of your worst laundry stories! Don't hold back, I'm sure someone has washed something very red with a very white load!

Optional Entries:

2. Post the following to Twitter and comment back here with the direct link to your comment: "I've entered to win laundry soda from @NelliesNatural on @refashionista's blog!"

3. Visit Nellie's All-Natural on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Nellies-All-Natural/127133350678656), "Like" them, and tell them I sent you! Comment back here with the direct link to your post. (HINT: Right-click the "time of post" on your published post to get the direct link!)

Contest closes April 30th, 2012. A winner will be chosen using Random.org on May 1st, 2012, and announced here on the blog. Be sure to include your email address with your entry so I can contact you. Entries without contact info will be deemed invalid. The winner will have 24hrs to respond before a new winner is selected. This contest is open to Canada. Void where prohibited. The prize will be shipped to the winner from Nellie's All-Natural.

*I was provided complimentary product in exchange for my unbiased review of these items and for hosting a giveaway. All opinions are my own.

The winner is entry #10 (generated on Random.org). Congratulations, Heather! Your story reminded me of the first time I used the dishwasher and added liquid dish soap instead of powdered dishwasher detergent. Whoops!

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