Thursday, April 5, 2012

A touch of fluffy glamour


I stopped at Happy Baby Company awhile ago to drop off some of my Vinegar Fridays books. While I was there, Adam introduced me to a new-to-me product, Lulu's in the Fluff, and asked me if I'd like to review it. Of course, I would. Even though it is a cloth diaper detergent, it is also perfect for the rest of your laundry needs, as I found out. I gave half of the bag to my daughter, Bethany, to try out on her son's cloth diapers, and I kept the other half to try out on my own laundry. Using just one tablespoon per load, I was happy to find makeup and other stains gone when I took the laundry out of the washing machine. On my end, things were looking good. But what did Bethany, a die-hard "other brand" cloth diaper detergent user, think? Keep reading, and you'll find out. Here's her review of Lulu's in the Fluff Glamour Wash:

 

My mom gave me a bag of Lulu’s in the Fluff Glamour Wash to review.  I was a little skeptical because I didn’t have any issues with my cloth diaper laundry detergent.  If any of you wash cloth diapers, you know how your detergent and wash routine is sacred.  It takes a while to figure out what works best for your diapers and the type of machine you have.  Why mess with a good thing, right?  Ugh, did I really want to mess with 19 months of diaper-washing perfection?   

Well, a free product to review was a good start and once I looked into it more, I was excited to give it a shot.  I committed to using the whole bag before I made any judgments, wanting to make sure I didn’t end up with any buildup or ammonia issues.  I’m happy to report that everything has been going wonderfully with no stink or absorbance issues!  Here are some of the great things I discovered before I got started.  Some of these are also on my list of “must haves” for my diapers.  
  • Gentle but deep cleaning 
  • Phosphate free
  • Great for sensitive areas
  • Easy rinsing formula
  • No enzymes or brighteners
  • Works great on microfiber
  • Perfect for cloth diapers
  • Dye free
  • No fillers
  • Also approved for military use 
  • HE compatible
Check the website for a complete list of ingredients.

Here is what Lulu has to say ...

  • Lulu's in the Fluff is a safe, environmentally-friendly detergent that rinses clean, leaving no ammonia causing residue behind. 
  • Lulu's was formulated out of a need to clean with glamour!
  • Best of all, it is totally safe for cloth diapers, baby clothes, or all of your laundry needs.

Now here is some great news if you are local to the Pittsburgh area: you can buy Lulu’s by the pound right at Happy Baby Company in Robinson!



And it’s only $5.95/lb. Just bring in your own container to fill up! That is way cheaper than what I was paying before on my old detergent and since I love to buy local, it’s a win/win.   I also love that it is made in the USA (right here in my hometown!) and from a company I respect and trust.  

So far, it has exceeded my expectations on cleaning my diapers.  The only thing I have to get used to is not having a choice of yummy scents from my old detergent.  But since they didn’t leave the diapers smelling of the yummy flavors, it was just for my laundry room enjoyment, I’m sure I will get over it soon!
Check out the website for full washing instructions and cloth diaper preparation.
 


And head over to Happy Baby Company (online or in person) to buy a bag of your own!  The bags of Glamour Wash come in 45/90 HE loads in choices for regular water or hard water.















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12 comments:

  1. I usually use Superior Soapberries, but every so often, there's something I'd rather have detergent for. Perhaps this is the next thing to try.

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    1. I usually use Eco Nuts, but you're right. It's nice to have detergent as well. I especially like it for stained laundry.

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  2. You didn't really give any of your own personal information about the product. All the information you provide is on the front of the bag. How much did you use, etc, etc?

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    1. Well, actually, Ashley, we did give personal info. I mentioned that I use 1 TBSP per load and it took care of makeup and other stains. My daughter mentioned that using the detergent did not affect absorbency for her son's diapers and that there was no build-up or ammonia issues. She also provided the info from the website, because, let's face it, that is accurate information most people want to know without having to "chase down" the info by looking it up. The review contains both personal opinions and observations and factual info from Lulu's.

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    2. Hi Ashley, thanks for the question. I didn't add this orginally because it can be different for everyone depending on the type of machine, water and size load. I have an old school top loader, pretty regular water and wash about every 2 1/2 days. I use about 1 1/2 TBSP per load! Hope that helps!

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    1. I'm not sure what a GFC follower is, Maria, but thanks for visiting the blog!

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  5. New follower here! Thanks for the giveaway!

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