Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mrs. Jones' Soapbox ~ Review & Giveaway



So, I think I've said this before, but I get kind of excited about cleaning products. Strange? Maybe. Do I actually like cleaning? Not really, but new and interesting cleaning products definitely make it more tolerable for me.

I found the coolest shop on Etsy, called Mrs. Jones' Soapbox. When I found it, I was intrigued by the products and their packaging. I loved the idea that the products are safe and natural, come in recycled and reusable packaging and are mixed and crafted by hand. I also loved that Jamie (the owner) describes her shop in this way... "Providing simple, healthy solutions for one of life's less glamorous jobs." Isn't that the truth?!

She offers many great cleaning products like disinfecting spray, glass cleaner, etc. I was lucky enough to receive a sample (5 loads worth) of her Laundry Detergent+Softener. It's an all-in-one and the first thing I noticed about it was the great smell when I got the package in the mail.

Here is how she describes this Laundry Detergent+Softener...
The Pert Plus of laundry detergents, this is a cleaner, deodorizer and softener all-in-one. Clothes come out soft and free from the waxy residues left behind by traditional detergents and fabric softeners. The mild ingredients make it the ideal product for babies and people with allergies and skin conditions. You need just one heaping spoonful of detergent for each wash, so this product will cost you less and last longer than any other on the market.
Ingredients: coconut & citronella soap, borax, washing soda, baking soda, essential oil blend.

Like I said, the smell is a fantastic clean smell. I have one child who has some sensitivities to some detergents and he had no problem with this one whatsoever. The clothes also came out looking, smelling and feeling fresh and clean. I was skeptical to how well the whole all-in-one concept would work when it came to the fabric softener part, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that it worked just fine. I also couldn't believe that that little bag she sent would really do 5 loads worth of laundry, but I was surprised again when I discovered it actually does! This is seriously great stuff!

Now, let me show you what I think is super cool about the laundry detergent and what I totally want...

This is the super cute jar that holds 80 loads worth of detergent and comes with a biodegradable bamboo measuring spoon. Isn't it so cute? I would love to open up my laundry room cupboard and see this cute little jar sitting on the shelf instead of a huge plastic bottle (which all seem to leak a little and leave a gooey substance inside the cupboard). I love it!


You can also buy refill bags like the one below in 80 or 160 load quantities. Then you can just keep filling your cute little jar up!


Another super cool product that she carries is the Household Cleaning Kit, which includes...
Clean * Lavender- all-purpose cleaning spray
Sparkle * Citrus- glass, granite & stainless steel cleaner
Shine * Geranium- wood & furniture polish
Scrub * Almond- soft scrub cleaner
Soapy * Evergreen- concentrated, all-purpose solution
Laundry Detergent + Fabric Softener- 80 loads of laundry

** You can choose between a glass or plastic bottle (both 16 ounces each) for the cleaning bottles in this listing. Please specify your choice in the message to seller. The Laundry Detergent + Fabric Softener comes in a wire bail jar with biodegradable bamboo measuring spoon.

*** You can also choose the pattern set that decorates the inside of your bottles. So many choices! Please also indicate your pattern preference in the message to seller.


Seriously, how fun is it that you can choose the pattern on your cleaning product bottles? That definitely makes me a little more excited about cleaning.

Now, the coolest thing is that Jamie from Mrs. Jones' Soapbox would like to offer one of my readers one product they'd like to try from Clean, Soapy, Sparkle & Shine and they'll get a sample of Scrub & Laundry, too! Isn't that awesome? See below for how to gain entries to win!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE ENTRY DIRECTIONS EXACTLY FOR YOUR ENTRIES TO COUNT!!!!

This contest will be open until 11:59 PM on September 9th. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents.

LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ENTRY AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORM - Jane (at) yahoo (dot) com


MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to Mrs. Jones' Soapbox Etsy page and leave a comment saying what appeals to you about the line and any questions you may have about the line. (1 entry)

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That's 7 chances to win! Good luck!




Disclosure: I received these products for free for review purposes. My opinions expressed in this review were honest and genuine and I was in no way persuaded by the company involved

63 comments:

Kathy said...

I like the All-Purpose Disinfecting Spray refill, I'm always disinfecting door knobs and phones.

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I love that these products are safe, all natural, and come in recycled containers, but why is the shipping so high on each item?

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i love how much re/upcycling she does.
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What appeals most to me are the scents that you can choose from..Love that!

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Oooh another one of your review/ giveaways were it is hard to pick 1 favorite! I would have to say I would go for the Laundry Detergent / Fabric Softener. Im intrigued by your description of the super good smell, and that it only takes a very small amount to get your laundry clean! I too get excited about cleaning products, and think these are beautifully packaged, and ECO friendly ....AWESOME!

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Tabathia said...

I like the soapbox soft cleaning scrub and that it has an almond scent and you can use on stove
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I like the glass containers and that the products are natural.
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Michelle Underwood said...

I actually own her cleaning line and LOVE the "clean" all purpose cleaning spray! It's wonderful and smells great! I use it every where! I would love to win and have another bottle of "clean"! I love the fact that the cleaners are ecofriendly and the containers are reusable.

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Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I love the container that the laundry soap comes in. Is this detergent good for cloth diapers?
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Theresa said...

I like the fact that the line is eco-friendly. I always try to use green cleaners!

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Our Little Group said...

I like that it's Eco Friendly, I'm trying really hard to go green on everything :)
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Miranda Ward said...

Laundry Detergent / Fabric Softener - All-in-one, 160 washes (Ava Hunter)

Karla said...

i love that the containers are adorable and reusable. I try to cutback on packaging and this would help.

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mpierce said...

I like the packaging and that it's so natural. I love using "green" cleaning items and not all the stuff with the harsh chemicals!

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Hifam said...

I love how she packages these items. Especially the laundry detergent. I would love to try the Glass, Mirror, Stainless Steel and Granite Cleaner on my granite counter tops.
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Christina F. said...

What appeals to me is that it seems to be more natural cleaning chemicals---I love safer cleaning stuff. A question I'd have is what are the exact ingredients? I love the Eco-Friendly Household Cleaning Kit and Laundry Detergent
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Kristen said...

All-Purpose Disinfecting Spray refill - I like that her products are all natural

Laura said...

I love that the laundry detergent works in HE machines, and I especially love that one package has enough for 160 loads!

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