Laundry Day and a $650 Sweepstakes! Giveaway Now Closed

3.20.2015

So, when Simon was born I went all paranoid-mom and decided to make my own laundry detergent using some recipe I found on Pinterest. I planned on just using it on Simon's clothes, but I ran out of our regular detergent a couple of months ago and just started using it for everything.

It was fine for day-to-day wear, just neutralizing normal life scents and reshaping clothes. The thing is, babies bring on a whole new set of messes (think blowouts, spit-ups, slobber, etc.) and I'm not just talking on their clothes--we suddenly needed to wash our sheets, throw blankets, pillows, towels and jeans way more often than normal and the serious stains just weren't coming out with the homemade concoction.

Enter Persil Pro Clean--a German-made detergent that Europe has been using for years, but they are just now making their debut here in the states (wish they would have stuck with the European branding, it's so darn cute!)! They contacted me about testing out their goods and it was just the right time in my life for such an experiment :) I had family coming into town to see the new baby and guests would be coming over to our house--the blowout stains in particular needed to be dealt with...So I tested out their regular detergent as well as their Persil Power-Pearls, made especially for whites.

Going from my scentless homemade stuff, the initial smell was a little strong for my liking, I'm curious to try out their other scent, but it was nice to pull the sheets out of the dryer and have them smell pleasant and fresh, rather than like nothing, BUT more importantly, the nasty stains were gone! YAY! Same with the second load (whites), our mattress cover that had old set in stains from long-ago puppy accidents (sounds gross, but I PROMISE we had washed it plenty of times, the stains just never fully faded until we used the Power-Pearls!) Double YAY! Bring on the house guests!

So, here's my opinion of the stuff, I'm definitely glad to have it in the laundry room and will be using it whenever the load I'm doing has actual stains that need to be worked out, and I will be using it on our towels as well, because I want my white towels to stay bright and clean instead of slightly orangey from makeup residue, that's the worst, isn't it? But I will probably keep using my homemade stuff when it's a load of mostly Simon's clothes that just need a little freshening up from sweat or drool, because, well, I'm still a paranoid mom and I just feel better about that.

Now for the fun stuff: Persil ProClean is running an amazing sweepstakes from now until April 12. You can enter by going to http://www.persilproclean.com/sweepstakes
Prizes include a $300 Nordstrom gift card, $200 to Open Table, $150 Uber card, plus a chance at a year supply of Persil ProClean!

CLOSED: I'm also picking 3 lucky readers to receive a coupon from me to try out your own bottle of Persil ProClean. Just comment below letting me know you entered the sweepstakes. Easy Peasy!

The Persil brand provided me with a sample of the Persil ProClean laundry detergent in exchange for a product review. Of course, all opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting my sponsors as they help me bring you unique content.

40 comments

pixiedust_ash said...

I entered

pixiedust_ash said...

I entered

Emily S (Em Busy Living) said...

I entered!
I would like to try the pearls myself! Can't ever seem to keep whites white enough!

Lacy Bennett said...

I entered! And you are so darling!

Zach and Sara Allen said...

Entered! I'm looking for the very solutions you described.

Shelby Stephens said...

Entered! You are seriously perfect in these photos! Also, I am a laundry fanatic so I can't think of a better giveaway to enter!

Jacqueline Jones said...

Entered! I need to get my whites white again!

Amy Martin said...

Entered! Yes yes and yes to baby stains! Soon I'll have toddler AND baby stains... Yikes!

brooke field said...

Seriously gorgeous photo shoot!

I entered & am crossing my fingers xx

Stephanie said...

These are some gorgeous photos girl!! And I entered. :)

Janice and Jessica said...

Love your hair and makeup!!! Would like to try the Persil too!

Kimber said...

I entered!

Merissa said...

You are a stunning unicorn! Entered

Eric and Hannah said...

Entered!

Kasando Bosco said...

Such great photos - love the throw back feel! :)
Entered the contest!!

Aimee said...

I entered the contest!
I love this laundry detergent. I have a 6 month old and it seriously is the best for getting everything out!

Jennifer said...

I entered!!! Woot woot!!!

lauren said...

I entered! I too have a brand new baby (she is 12 weeks next monday) so I know alllll about the paranoid mom feeling! Go you for making homemade detergent! That has been on my to-do list but hasn't happened yet. Thanks for sharing about Persil Proclean!

Cami said...

Entered

Eliza said...

Entered!

Alix said...

LOVING these photos!

Also clean clothes :) Entered.

BTM said...

I entered, thanks!

LAuren said...

I entered! :)

Miss Morgan said...

Enter! Love these pics!

Andrea said...

entered

Andrea said...

entered

Veronica said...

entered!! :)

Serena said...

I entered the sweepstakes online

Kelly said...

i have entered!

Miranda said...

entered!! cute pictures!!

spinninginheels.com said...

I entered! What a fun giveaway and adorable pictures.

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cindi said...

I entered! thanks for the giveaway and your pictures are super cute pictures. Congrats on your new bundle o joy

Rachel said...

I entered. I want to try those whitening pearls!

Stephy said...

Thanks for the information. I hope to win but want to try this regardless of the outcome.

Jennie said...

Love to try anything for crazy kid stains! Entered and love the colors in your blog!

Michele Richings said...

I've entered! I'd love to try it. The part about it working on set-in stains is particularly appealing.

NC said...

I would love to have White towels too.

Amy said...

Entered! Thanks for the product review!

John & Hannah said...

I entered. Baby #3 is coming at the end of August, and with two boys already we will be going through the laundry like no body's business! :)

Ashley Bagley Nielson said...

You're one of the coupon winners! Email me your mailing address and I'll get your coupon for a free bottle sent out ASAP! ashleyanielson at gmail!

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