Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent Review and Giveaway

Hopefully you remember my review and giveaway not too long again featuring Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.I loved cooking with their coconut oil, and soon after my review found that it also worked well for us as a diaper rash cream on Bug. I was so happy with their service and the product, that I was completely floored when they offered me the opportunity to review their laundry detergent.

Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent cleans and removes stains from your laundry with the power of Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer. Powdered Laundry Detergent is safe and effective at ALL temperatures on whites, permanent press, bright colors, pastels, prints, and delicates in hard or soft water. (Not suitable for Silk or Wool) Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent is non-toxic, environmentally safe and contains no phosphates. Powdered Laundry Detergent cleans and safely bleaches your clothes with the added power of Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer.
With our Laundry Detergent there are no harmful by-products upon decomposition. Powdered Laundry Detergent dissolves as completely as liquid detergents and rinses away completely leaving no residue in your clothes.
Powdered Laundry Detergent costs less to use than commercial liquid detergents and costs no more to use than commercial powdered household laundry detergents. Powdered Laundry Detergent contains no dyes, perfumes, fillers or phosphates. Compare our Laundry Detergent to your normal laundry detergent and you’ll see the difference!
Powdered Laundry Detergent can be used with Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer to provide optimum cleaning and stain removal!

Because there is always something better out there, I thought this would be the perfect chance to try a new detergent on Bug's cloth diapers since I had ran out of Eco Sprout.

FYI: I want to let you all know, that if you are someone who is worried about your cloth diaper warranties, please check with the diaper manufacturers website or customer service to make sure this will not void your warranty. Our diapers are almost all second hand, past their warranty time, or WAHM brands who have no specifications, so I was not worried about the warranty, only clean diapers. That being said, this is the first time I've used non-cd safe detergent on Bug's diapers.

General Use Directions:
Begin filling washer with water, add Powdered Laundry Detergent, then add laundry.
  • For regular size washers and normally soiled loads use 1/4 cup (2 oz) of detergent.
  • For large size washers add 1/2 cup (4 oz) of detergent.
  • For heavily soiled loads add 1/2 cup (4 oz) of detergent and 1/4 to 1/2 cup (2-4 oz) of Oxygen Bleach
  • For extra cleaning and stain removal power use Oxygen Bleach as a pre-soak or add 2-4 ounces of Oxygen Bleach to 1/4 cup of our Laundry Detergent per load!!
Note: For front-loading machines use half the amount that is called for with top loading washing machines. For front loading washers and normally soiled loads, use 1/8 cup (1 oz) of Powdered Laundry Detergent.

Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent comes with a 2 oz scoop (with a 1 oz line in the middle) to make measuring easy. With the size of our apartment buildings' new top-loader and the fact that I was washing cloth diapers, I used the full recommended amount for a load of that size, 4oz. Those of you may not remember, I rinse and soak our diapers in the tub first as my "pre-rinse" then run a hot washer load.

Wash cycle
Rinse cycle

I apologize for the cloudiness of the rinse cycle. We've been having a lot of trouble with the water here, and (it's totally gross to me to admit this, but....) even our tub water is yellow and sometimes even brown for the past few weeks. Now back to the diapers... The main thing I want to point out about the cycles is that, yes, the wash got very sudsy. I've never seen suds like that from any "natural" or "cloth diaper safe" detergent that I've been using on everything since Bug was born. However, aside from the unappealing color of our water in the rinse cycle, I want to point out that there is minimal reside and NO SUDS in the rinse water. Even better, for the first time ever, after the wash, and during and after the diapers dried, there was no - smell - what - so - ever. I thought this was the case when I tried Eco Sprout, but I am both sad and pleased to say that I've noticed an even better improvement by using Tropical Traditions. And stains? None. Even long time set in stains, vanished. I couldn't believe it.

Of course if it worked on cloth diapers, I knew it would work great on our clothes. No stains in Bugs' clothes, and no smells in J' work clothing.

Over the past 3 weeks I've continued to get the same amazing results. I also haven't noticed any build-up in Bug's diapers, and it seems like his rashes have improved. Could I have found the perfect detergent for us? I've still got my fingers crossed.

Try It For Yourself:
You can purchase your own 5lb tub of Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent using the following link,

on sale right now for $16.99, or you can win one by entering using the easy Rafflecopter entry form below! If the wrong form shows up, or it doesn't come up at all, please click HERE.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.


  1. I'd like to try the detergent because I haven't found a good one for washing diapers with yet.

  2. I would also love to try their oxygen bleach on our diapers!

  3. love to try the detergent because I don't yet have a good one for diapers.

  4. I would love to try their detergent because I am always on the lookout for a natural detergent for our laundry.

  5. I love that it's all-natural, and it seems more economical. I'd also love to try their Oxygen Bleach! Thanks!

  6. I haven't found the time to make my own detergent and I've heard great things about TT's so I'd really love to try it out since I want to keep our detergent natural. I'd love to try their dishwasher detergent too!
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  7. I'd love to try their detergent as my son has pretty sensitive skin and I think this might be better for him than what I am using now. I would love to try their organic chocolate!

  8. This detergent sounds awesome. I have never used it before, but I would love to try it. I also would love to try their coconut oil or raw honey.

  9. I like that it is safe and doesn't have perfumes.
    I would also like to try their dish liquid.