This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Tasha, the randomly selected winner!
I’ve got two things to give away to you guys so I thought I’d do them both on one day. I’ll do one giveaway in this post, and then this afternoon, I’ll put up a new post with another giveaway (doing them in one post would make the entry process way too confusing!).
Robby Wash Laundry Ball
I recently received a Robby Wash Laundry ball from Oransi, a Texas-based company that develops green cleaning products.
The ball contains small pellets of detergent to clean laundry, and all you have to do is throw it into the washing machine. The pellets in the ball are good for 120 washes, which makes the ball a frugal choice as well as an environmentally sound choice.
Since Oransi can explain the laundry ball technology better than I can, here’s a snippet from the website:
The Robby Ball’s activated macromolecules are gradually released through the wash, dissolving dried-in stains by generating ions which activate the water molecules. This increase in the pH enables the activated molecules to penetrate deep into the fabrics and attach themselves to the stains. As the motion of the drum agitates the clothes, the stains come away easily from the fabric and dissolve in the water.
I was a little skeptical of this at first, but I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with what the ball can do. I’ve washed quite a few loads of laundry with my ball and the results are no different than with my regular detergent.
I’m currently putting it to the ultimate test by throwing it into a load comprised solely of my dirtiest laundry…the kitchen towels and washcloths. I’ll let you know how those come out. If they emerge clean and fresh-smelling, I will be one convinced girl.
Update: I stand converted. My load of kitchen towels and washcloths (one of which had sat wet overnight and thus was quite odoriferous) have come out clean and they smell fresh!
The pack I got contains the laundry ball, several refill packets, and a stain remover stick. In total, there are 10 ounces of pellets, and these are equivalent to more than 1200 ounces of powdered detergent.
I’m not sure what brick and mortar retail stores carry the laundry ball, but you can buy a Robby Wash Blue Laundry Ball Pack (which is exactly what I received) from Amazon for $32.95. This pack contains a stain remover stick, plus enough pellets to do an average of a year’s worth of laundry, so the $32.95 price tag is pretty darn reasonable.
Even if you just used the laundry ball on your loads of not-so-disgusting clothes, you could still save a lot of money on detergent over the course of the year.
One of you will not need to buy a Robby Ball Laundry Pack, though, because I have one to give away!
If you’d like to enter to win, just visit Oransi’s site and then come back here to leave a comment telling me which of their products you’re most interested in.
-My apologies to those of you who live overseas, but this giveaway has to be limited to people with U.S. addresses, and since the ball will arrive via UPS, we can’t send it to PO boxes.
-One entry per person, please.
-I’ll randomly choose the winner in 48 hours, so hurry and enter or you’ll miss out.
Disclosure: I received a free Robby Wash Laundry Ball pack, but I have not otherwise been compensated for this review. All opinions are my own, of course.
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