1.16.2011

*CLOSED* rockin green review and giveaway!

over a year into cloth diapers, and i am learning simple lessons i should have learned a long, long time ago. how many times have i read not to wash my diapers in regular detergent? how many times have i passed onto other people that they shouldn't wash their diapers in regular detergent? how many times have i heard that doing so can result in diaper rash, build-up and leaks?

in july i ran out of diaper detergent, and after promising myself never again to go with charlie's soap (sorry, charlie) i decided to try something cheaper and therefore, less risky. i went with tide free -- just over $3 for a big box! the results were beautiful at first. my diapers were super soft, they smelled great, and i felt for the first time that they were actually getting really clean. and then, they started leaking. bad. i would change river's diaper in the morning as soon as he woke up, and thirty minutes later it would be leaking from his big morning pee. very embarrassing when i took him the church nursery with wet jeans three sundays in a row. blech! i decided it couldn't be the detergent because i did the repelling test by splashing drips of water onto the prefolds to see if they soaked it up right away. they did, and so i figured a few of my covers were just getting old, and that i had dried them in the dryer too many times lately (which i had actually been doing, more on that in another post).

when i won a bag of rockin' green at a nurse-in (seriously, i won two things this year. i never win anything, i swear!) i was so excited to be able to start using this infamous detergent. i'd only heard great things, and couldn't wait to see for myself. i did a "rock the soak" and gradually, i noticed the diapers had stopped leaking. huh! who would have thought? still, i didn't attribute this to my detergent.

during our move in december we stayed at some friends' house, and i used the detergent they had on hand to wash my diapers, because i was too lazy to bring my rockin' green that had been boxed up and taken to our new house. within a week -- yes, just one short week -- my diapers started repelling like a mofo.

seriously?!? ugh.

if i didn't change river right away, he would soak right through his pants. i was mainly using my new gogreen diapers at the time, and thought it was a problem with them, but then he started leaking right through his bumgenius and happy heinies, which had never before given us any problems at all! i knew what i had to do.

i went to the new house, found my beloved rockin' green, and rocked the soak one more time. my poor diapers. they've been through so much. this time, because i knew what was causing the leakage, i immediately noticed a difference. i now have a new appreciation for rockin' green. all i can say is, thank you kim! (the awesome creator of this awesome detergent) you're my hero.

rockin' green is a safe, eco-friendly detergent with no nasties, like softeners, but not only does it get my diapers just as clean as any regular detergent, my diapers are also very soft, even when they've been line-dried. no, i'm serious. (when i used previously mentioned detergent, my diapers were always so crunchy coming off the line, they would practically stand up straight, and always smelled musty) i like that stripping diapers is easier with rockin' green. instead of washing the daipers four or five or six times in a row, like i've done in the past, i can just soak them for a couple of hours while i'm doing other things, and then continue with my regular wash routine. i also love that this detergent comes in soft rock and hard rock (as well as classic rock) -- specially formulated for soft and hard water.

so overall, this detergent works in every way i need want it to. no more musty smell, no more leaks, no more crunchy-off-the-line, is-it-really-clean prefolds, and hello, the easiest possible way to strip diapers. yes, please! i will purchase this detergent from now on.

because i just have a brand new bag of rockin green sitting neatly on river's bed next to a pile a freshly washed diapers. of course.
my nut wanted in on the picture.



yep, looks like i'm just another die-hard rockin' green fan. would you like to see for yourself, and become one, too? kim from rockin' green is giving away one bag with the scent of your choice to one lucky winner! i will choose one winner at random on saturday, january 22nd. here are ways to enter the giveaway:

visit the rockin' green website and tell me which scent you would choose if you won -- mandatory entry
become a follower of this blog -- 1 entry
follow rockin' green on twitter -- 1 entry
become a fan of rockin' green on facebook (tell them we sent you!)-- 1 entry
become a fan of leaves of my tree on facebook -- 1 entry
share this giveaway on facebook -- 1 entry
blog about this giveaway -- 2 entries

good luck!

i was not paid by rockin green. these are my own opinions, and i was sent samples from rockin green to conduct this review. i also used my own rockin green, of course, because it's amazing. ;)

190 comments:

  1. Beautiful timing Whitney! I just soaked my diapers today in a sample of Rockin Green for the first time and they smell so wonderfully clean! I would LOVE to win a bag of Hard Rock in the Smashing Watermelons flavor.

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  2. If I won, I'd pick The Plain Green Tea's in the hard rock formula.

    ziggy28028(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I follow your blog via GFC.

    ziggy28028(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I "like" Rockin' Green on FB.

    ziggy28028(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I "like" leaves of my tree on FB.

    ziggy28028(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. i'd love to try out the lavendar mint revival!

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  7. does it count if i'm already a follower of your blog and facebook?

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  8. a fan of rockin green on facebook!

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  9. I would have to pick smashing watermellons lil_allie_baby at hotmail dot com

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  10. I would pick Hard Rock, Smashing Watermelons
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  11. Im a GFC follower
    lil_allie_baby at hotmail dot com

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  12. I follow via GFC as blynnobrien
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  13. I like RNG on twitter @alliejean125
    lil_allie_baby at hotmail dot com

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  14. I like RNG on FB as RileyRoy AllieWiley
    lil_allie_baby at hotmail dot com

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  15. I follow Rockin' Green on twitter!
    http://twitter.com/mrsob1
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  16. I follow you on FB as RileyRoy AllieWiley
    lil_allie_baby at hotmail dot com

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  17. I like Rockin Green on fb and thanked them!
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150124647851411&id=1651458109
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  18. I like you on fb! Rebecca O'
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651458109
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  19. I shared on fb!
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=184650964892270&id=1651458109
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  20. I'd get Rage against the raspberries! in classic rock.

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  21. I blogged about this giveaway #1
    http://emmysworld-lulusmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/rockin-green-giveaway.html
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  22. I'm a fan on RnG on Facebook. Ashley C Thompson

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  23. I blogged about this giveaway #2
    http://emmysworld-lulusmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/rockin-green-giveaway.html
    blynnobrien at yahoo dot com

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  24. I became a fan, liked you both on FB and followed rockin green on twitter!!!
    If I won I would like the Rage against the raspberries!!!

    Tinkkmomof4@yahoo.com

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  25. i would choose lavender mint revival!
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  26. i like you on facebook -colechartier

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  27. i follow you on gfc-heatheranya
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  28. i'm a fan of RNG on facebook - colechartier

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  29. i follow rockin green on twitter @1589m
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  30. i would choose Smashing Watermelons!

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  31. i'm a fan of rockin green on fb
    heather m
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  32. I would order the Hard rock Smashing Watermelon!

    she2dancer@ gmail.com

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  33. I 'like" rockin green on FB!

    she2dancer@ gmail.com

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  34. I follow your blog through GFC!!
    daisy080905@aol.com

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  35. I would choose Motley Clean
    morriganirene @ gmail . com

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  36. Fan of Rockin Green on Facebook
    morriganirene @ gmail . com

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  37. I would choose Motley Clean!
    daisy080905@aol.com

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  38. I follow RG on twitter! @ourryebread
    daisy080905@aol.com

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  39. I shared this giveaway on my fb!! Marina Ourryebread
    daisy080905@aol.com

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  40. I would choose orangevana!
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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  41. I am following your blog!

    bdschad at comcast dot net

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  42. follow your blog
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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  43. I love smashing watermellons!!

    bdschad at comcast dot net

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  44. I like rockin green on facebook

    bdschad at comcast dot net

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  45. follow rockin green on twitter
    @green_twiggy
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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  46. l liked you on facebook

    bdschad at comcast dot net

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  47. fan of yours on fb
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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  48. like rockin green on fb
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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  49. I would love to try Hard Rock Motley Clean!!

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  50. I'd like to try Smashing Watermelon in the Classic Rock formula. Thanks!

    TRISHABEAR1970 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  51. I would choose Smashing Watermelons!
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

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  52. I'm already a FB fan of Rockin Green.
    TRISHABEAR1970 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  53. I'm a new blog follower from
    http://soeasybeinggreen-blog.com
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

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  54. I follow RnG on Twitter.
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

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  55. I like RnG on FB.
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

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  56. I like you on FB.
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

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  57. I would choose Mighty Mighty Marshmellows
    jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

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  58. Bare Naked Babies annatiffany at yahoo.com

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  59. Anna Pry is already a facebook fan of RG. annatiffany at yahoo.com

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  60. freeindeedblog follows RG on twitter. annatiffany at yahoo.com

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  61. I follow your blog.

    r.ridgeway (at) gmx (dot) com

    I'd pick classic rock (no scent).

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  62. I am a fan on facebook.

    r.ridgeway (at) gmx (dot) com

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  63. I am following rockin green on twitter. (reevesims)

    r.ridgeway (at) gmx (dot) com

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  64. Hey there! LOOOVE this post. I keep preaching to cloth converts to be careful which detergent to use but you really explain WHY. I'll be sharing this!

    I'd LOVE to win a bag, too - I'd go with Smashing Watermelons.

    jessicawiant(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I would choose smashing watermelons!
    jenb0709 at gmail dot com

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  66. I am a fan of Rockin Green on Facebook too.

    jessicawiant(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I'm following your blog
    jenb0709 at gmail dot com

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  68. Already a fan of RnG on FB but I thanked them for the giveaway (Jen Wyble Breedlove)
    jenb0709 at gmail dot com

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  69. Fan of leaves of my tree on FB (Jen Wyble Breedlove)
    jenb0709 at gmail dot com

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  70. I would choose classic rock/smashing watermelons
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

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  71. follow your blog
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

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  72. aaf of rng but i thanked them for this giveaway :)
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com
    jessica gonzalez

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  73. aaf of leaves of my tree on FB
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com
    jessica gonzalez

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  74. I would love to try motley clean scent!
    Megan Downam

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  75. I am a fan of leaves of my tree on fb!
    Megan Downam

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  76. I am a fan of rockin green on fb!
    Megan Downam

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  77. I am now following your blog!
    Megan Downam

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  78. just blogged on my blog about your giveaway although I couldnt put in your link so I mentioned the name of your blog and how to find you on facebook to get to the giveaway too!
    http://www.blogger.com/publish-confirmation.g?blogID=6568150890321555184&postID=3982372638756123450&timestamp=1295297667253&javascriptEnabled=true
    Megan Downam

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  79. I am now a fan of leaves of my tree on FB:)

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  80. I would choose bare naked babies.

    vedodili@gmail.com

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  81. I am a fan of rockin green on facebook, and told them you sent me



    vedodili@gmail.com

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  82. I follow rockin green on twitter

    vedodili@gmail.com

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  83. I am a fan of leaves of my tree on facebook.

    vedodili@gmail.com

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  84. I love Rockin' Green! I would get Hard Rock in Rage Against the Raspberries if I wom!

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  85. I love the Motley Clean sent!

    brittanycalvi@yahoo.com

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  86. I follow your blog

    brittanycalvi@yahoo.com

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  87. I "Like" RG Soap on facebook

    brittanycalvi@yahoo.com

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  88. Would love to win a bag of smashing watermelons!

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  89. am a facebook fan of RnG (Becca Niburg)

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  90. Smashing watermelons is my fave scent! :)

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  91. I'm a follower of your blog now.

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  92. I'm a fan of Leaves of My Tree on fb now. :)

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  93. i'd choose smashing watermelons yumm

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  94. already follow rockin green on twitter (lulubunny1)

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  95. already like rockin green on FB (lama f)

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  96. I would get Motley Clean - Classic

    candice126 at gmail dot com

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  97. GFC follower

    candice126 at gmail dot com

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  98. I like RnG on FB

    candice126 at gmail dot com

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  99. LOVE Motely Clean!
    Sarahsewta at yahoo dot com

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  100. follow your blog
    Sarahsewta at yahoo dot com

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  101. follow RnG on twitter as @Sarahsewta
    Sarahsewta at yahoo dot com

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  102. I would choose the Rage Against the Raspberries scent!

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  103. I follow your blog with user name cgarrett15738500.

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  104. I follow Rockin' Green on Twitter.
    @chany10

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  105. I follow Rockin' Green on FB.
    Chantelle Garrett Jackson

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  106. I follow Leaves of my Tree on FB.
    Chantelle Garrett Jackson

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  107. i would choose bare naked babies… boring perhaps but i'm a no scent girl when it comes to laundry soap (i'm scared of rashes)
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

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  108. I'd choose Montly Clean - Hard rock. mrsneal2b@yahoo.com

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  109. follow this blog via gfc
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

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  110. follow rockin green on twitter @mcintoshkim
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

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  111. like rockin green on fb kim mcintosh
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

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  112. lovin' some Rockin' Green on Facebook! mrsneal2b@yahoo.com

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  113. like you on fb
    kim mcintosh
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

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  114. Blogged about cloth diapers and this giveaway! http://allyandsteven.blogspot.com
    mrsneal2b@yahoo.com

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  115. Fan on fb of leaves of my tree! mrsneal2b@yahoo.com

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  116. I LOVE RnG and I just 'liked' you on Facebook too! :o) I hope I win I am almost out of my black Friday Sugar Ray Plum that I stayed up until about 4am for! (Yes I am a little crazy)
    I want some Motley Clean. I have gotten samples of them all and I got a shaker of MC and LOVE it! My hubby likes it too. I also love Lavender Mint Revival. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jnhenning at live dot com

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  117. I'm a {Mötley Cleän} groupie :P

    Valerie (valerieca1@yahoo.com)

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  118. Following your blog with Google FriendConnect (valerieca1)

    valerieca1@yahoo.com

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  119. I'm a fan of RnG on FB

    valerieca1@yahoo.com

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  120. Liked Leaves Of My Tree on FB

    valerieca1@yahoo.com

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  121. Posted on my FB page about this giveaway

    Valerie A.

    valerieca1@yahoo.com

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  122. Blogged about this giveaway (x1)

    http://greeneryear.blogspot.com/2011/01/rockin-green-giveaway-leaves-of-my-tree.html

    valerieca1@yahoo.com

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  123. Blogged about this giveaway (x2)

    http://greeneryear.blogspot.com/2011/01/rockin-green-giveaway-leaves-of-my-tree.html

    valerieca1@yahoo.com

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  124. I would choose Motley Clean.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  125. I follow this blog via GFC.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  126. I'm already a follower of Rockin' Green on facebook, so I thanked them for the giveaway.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  127. I liked Leaves of My Tree on facebook.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  128. Rage against the raspberry and barenaked babies are my faves!

    darcyzalewski at gmail dot com

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  129. gfc follower Darcy

    darcyzalewski at gmail dot com

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  130. Follow Rockin Green on Twitter @Syrana

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  131. I think I'd love to try OrangeVana

    allboymama at gmail dot com

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  132. I follow you publicly via GFC

    allboymama at gmail dot com

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  133. I follow Rockin Green on twitter

    @allboymama
    allboymama at gmail dot com

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  134. I like Rockin Green on FB & thanked them for giveaway on your blog

    Michelle Ginther

    allboymama at gmail dot com

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  135. I like leaves of my tree on FB


    Michelle Ginther

    allboymama at gmail dot com

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  136. I shared on FB

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=194406553909281&id=160150397366037

    Michelle Ginther

    allboymama at gmail dot com

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  137. #1 I blogged giveaway

    http://allboymama.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-want-to-try-rockin-green-detergent.html

    allboymama at gmail dot com

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  138. #2 I blogged giveaway

    http://allboymama.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-want-to-try-rockin-green-detergent.html

    allboymama at gmail dot com

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  139. I would choose Rage Against the Raspberry

    jmomma1203@gmail.com

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  140. I would love to try rage against the raspberries!

    4philys at gmail dot com

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  141. I'm a follower via GFC
    4philys at gmail dot com

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  142. I follow rockin green on twitter- @prairieautumn
    4philys at gmail dot com

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  143. I'm following you via GFC.

    jmomma1203@gmail.com

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  144. I follow Rockin' Green on Twitter @TripleDutyMomma

    jmomma1203@gmail.com

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  145. I would try the Bare naked Ladies or the MIghty Mighty Marshmallow!

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  146. if i won, i would want to rock out my babys dipes with Rage Against the Raspberries.

    babyshotty1769 at hotmail dot com

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  147. GFC follower.
    SondraMama

    babyshotty1769 at hotmail dot com

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  148. i follow @RockinGreenSoap.
    @sondramama

    babyshotty1769 at hotmail dot com

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  149. i like Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent on FB.
    Cassondra Law

    babyshotty1769 at hotmail dot com

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  150. i like leaves of my tree on FB.
    Cassondra Law

    babyshotty1769 at hotmail dot com

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  151. I would choose Might Might Marshmallow

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  152. I follow your blog via GFC
    Julia Spears

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  153. I follow RnG on Twitter
    @4spearsgirls

    spearsgirls at hotmail dot com

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  154. I'm a fan of RnG on FB

    James-Julia Spears

    spearsgirls at hotmail dot com

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  155. I'm a fan of LomT on FB
    James-Julia Spears

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  156. I would get Classic Rock Lavender Mint Revival.

    heathercansler at rocketmail dot com

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  157. Fan of rng on Facebook (as Blake achterhof)...would love to try rage against the raspberries

    harmoni247@yahoo.com

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  158. Follower of your blog :)
    Rage against the raspberries
    harmoni247@yahoo.com

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  159. If I won I would choose Lavender mint revival.
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  160. Follow your blog via gfc.
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  161. I follow rockin green on twitter @oregongal1
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  162. Already a rockin green fb fan and I told them you sent me.
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  163. I like leaves of my tree on fb (new fan)!
    FB id angela ross heffner
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  164. I shared on fb (but could not tag you for some reason) :(
    http://www.facebook.com/rockingreensoap?ref=ts&v=wall#!/profile.php?id=605924950
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  165. Blogged about this giveaway with links!
    http://lifewithmylittles.blogspot.com/p/giveaways-and-linky-love.html
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  166. Blogged about this giveaway with links!
    http://lifewithmylittles.blogspot.com/p/giveaways-and-linky-love.html
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com
    #2

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  167. I like rage against the raspberries in classic rock!
    heff31 at msn dot com

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  168. Follow your blog
    heff31 at msn dot com

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  169. Follow rockin green on twitter
    @heff31
    heff31 at msn dot com

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  170. I would get smashing watermelons the hard rock formula

    and I liked your page on facebook and sent some love to rocking green on facebook as well.

    rtillman15@hotmail.com

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  171. Oooh, Rage against the Raspberry sounds wonderful to me! (BTW, thanks for linking up on ds.)

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  172. mmmm....Rage against the Raspberry for me!

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