Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crunchy Clean: Review and Giveaway Ends June 30! ~ CLOSED ~

Crunchy Clean: All Natural, Earth Friendly Cleaning


I chose to review Crunchy Clean detergent for cloth diapers because after using it for the first, second, and many times after I thought that it deserved a review. Prior to purchasing Crunchy Clean I had heard of Crunchy Clean, they are a leading brand recognized by many as a very cloth safe detergent.

From the website:


This amazing clothes and CLOTH DIAPER SAFE detergent is ALL NATURAL and ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY











This cloth diaper detergent special blend of naturally occurring minerals, detergents, oxygen releasing agents that have proven to clean diapers in a safe way that does not harm your precious baby or your diapers. It does work to kill bacteria, and works great in any temperature wash and any type of machine. You can use it to soak your diapers to kill germs or get rid of stains as well as wash your diapers regularly.






  • No optical brighteners, fillers, dyes, or enzymes.
  • Great for military use!
  • Clean rinsing - an extra rinse isn't necessary!
  • No soap to build up in your diapers.
  • HE compatible.
  • Great for all of your family's clothing and diapers.





We now have a hard water specific laundry soap.  





We have worked hard to find all natural ingredients that would be safe for the earth and our families but also effectively block the minerals so that the ingredients meant to CLEAN your diapers would be able to (without expensive additives!)





All but ONE of our testers with hard water ranging from slightly to very hard either LIKED or LOVED the detergent, and all of those testers would recommend to a friend!  If you have hard water and/or have a difficult time getting your laundry CLEAN, try this!  
It also works great for those of us with "normal" water as well!



When I got the bag in the mail I was so excited.  I love the packaging.  It was in a brown recyclable bag with the logo written right on it.  The bag is resealable which makes it easy to keep the smell in and to keep the detergent from becoming clumpy (like most detergents do when left out).

I decided to soak my diapers overnight because I had a HUGE odor coming from them.  I added around 5 Tbsp of crunchy clean and hot water and just let them soak in the tub overnight.  The next morning I went in and the water was a really gross color.  (Sorry no pictures.  Did not decide till later to do the review).  I had soaked them in Monkey Farts.  And let me tell you that is such a divine smell.  A mix of so many fruity and nutty smells (in my opinion).So I proceeded to take them to the washer. I did a normal wash but without adding any additional soak or an extra rinse.  I took them out to the clothes line and let them dry.  I really was hesitant to go out there and get them.  However, when I went out and got them they were so nice and fresh and had NO smell at all.  







Now for the big test.  Once my baby girl went potty...would they smell?  Absolutely not!  There has been no smell in my diapers at all.  I was completely astonished that there was no smell.  I mean I had been using another brand for 5 months and I had heard raves but they left my diapers wanting.


I proceeded that night to soak my daughters' clothes overnight to see just how clean I could get them.  Now ming you I have two daughters so that means only some of their clothes went in the tub.  Bam! The next day there was yuckies in the tub.  So I did the wash, hung them out, and oh such a sweet smell.

I have been using Crunchy Clean exclusively for about a month on my diapers as well as all of our clothes. I just recently received a bag of Mintrus.  Oh my.  This smell is great.  I smell so much different smells with it but the mint is definitely there.  Now my husband LOVES this one since he loves mint.


I also have to say I really like the auto-ship that Crunchy Clean has.  This is what I have signed up for.  I have signed up to receive the SCENT OF THE MONTH each month and I do not have to think about ordering it.  You do not have to chose this option but I think it makes life much easier.



What does Crunchy Clean have to offer in the lines of detergent?  Well besides all different scents and amounts, they offer BOTH cloth diaper detergent AND everyday detergent.  They also offer both HARD water and SOFT water formulas.














Would you like to try some? Here is your chance!  

This giveaway will have 3 winners.  Two winners will receive a sample of Crunchy Clean of their choice of scent.  The grand price will be a $25 gift certificate for any item(s) located on the Crunchy Clean site.

To enter first:
Go to Crunchyclean.com and browse the site. Tell me which scent you would pick. I will also need your email in blank at hotmail dot com format.

For extra entries:
Follow @CrunchyClean on twitter. Leave a comment letting me know you did.
Follow @UnXpctdHappEnes on twitter. Leave a comment letting me know you did. (NEW)
Become a fan of Crunchy Clean on Facebook. Leave a comment.
Become a fan of Life:  Full of Unexpected Happiness on Facebook. Leave a comment.
Become a fan of Crunchy Clean's blog. Leave a comment.
Subscribe to my blog via NetworkBlogs. Leave a comment.
Follow me through Google Friend Connect or via a reader. Leave a comment.
Blog about this giveaway. Post a link in the comment.
Tweet about this giveaway. Post a link in the comment. 3 tweets per day.
Enter one the other giveaways I have going. Leave a comment.
Invite friends to join my blog or my FB page. Leave a comment.  1 entry per 15 friends.







Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Last day to enter is June 30. Winner will be drawn using random.org. After contacted the winner has 72 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be drawn. Once the company is notified they are in charge of shipping the prize.

I was not paid to perform this review but chose so after using the product.

169 comments:

warriorprincess said...

I <3 giveaways and reviews! I have never heard of Crunchy Clean but I'm always game to try something new!

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

I would love to get the buttercream cupcake or the pink sugar!
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

I follow crunchyclean on twitter
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

I like them on facebook
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

I follow their blog
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

I follow your blog via networked blogs
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

I am your facebook fan
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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

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TEXAUS MOMMA said...

I'd love to enter! I love the sound of the mintrus! or the lemongrass!

TEXAUS MOMMA said...

I like them on Facebook!

Heather said...

I would love to try the orange essential oil scent.

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Heather said...

fan of Crunchy Clean on Facebook - heatherscholten

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Heather said...

Follow Crunchy Clean's blog

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Heather said...

Follow through Google Friend Connect

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Melissa said...

So many yummy scents! I would probably pick Vanilla Lavender - I LOVE lavender. :)
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Melissa said...

I'm a facebook fan for Crunch Clean
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Melissa said...

I'm your newest Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness facebook fan!
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Melissa said...

I'm now following Crunchy Clean's blog!
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Andrea said...

I love the crisp and candied and the pink sugar.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to try cherry almond or pink sugar, although they all look yummy!
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Anonymous said...

I love crunchy clean and have been a fan for a while now.. I enjoyed your blog and am a fan on facebook.. The scent I would choose would be clean breeze or gardeniA.. ohhh maybe pink sugar .. There's soooo
many yummy ones!!! Email address jillykrystal@yahoo.com

Deetz said...

I am a fan of Crunchy Clean on Facebook as well as a fan of yours :)
I would love to try the ChinaRain.
My email is
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Heather said...

I love the welcome home scent

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Chelsea Rose said...

Yay! I've been wanting to try Crunchy Clean for my dipes for awhile now. We'd love to try Monkey Farts!

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Chelsea Rose said...
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Chelsea Rose said...

I like Crunchy Clean on FB.

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Chelsea Rose said...

I like your blog on FB.

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Kasey Goodnough said...

If i win i would Love to try the Monkey Farts Scent! I have some wipe bits that are monkey farts scent and i love them!

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Kasey Goodnough said...

Following crunchy clean on twitter

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Kasey Goodnough said...

Fan of crunchy clean on facebook

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Crystal Biehl said...

baby bee or clothespin!

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Crystal Biehl said...

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Crystal Biehl said...

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Heidi J said...

I would like to try the Vanilla Lavender Essential Oil Blend.

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Heidi J said...

I follow Crunchy Clean on twitter.

Heidi J said...

I'm a fan of Crunchy Clean on facebook.

Heidi J said...

I'm both a fan of Crunchy Clean and follow their blog. Is this what you mean by being a fan of their blog?

Heidi J said...

I follow your blog.

Heidi J said...

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Heidi J said...

I entered your What to Expect the Toddler Years giveaway.

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Chels said...

I want to try the pink sugar. or maybe.. oh, so many choices!!

Chels said...

I am a fan of crunchy clean on facebook!

Chels said...

I am a fan of Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness on FB!

Chels said...

I follow Crunchy Clean's blog!

N/A said...

I'd love to try buttercream cupcake!

I'm also a fan on FB. :)

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Loelow Buns said...

I LOVE Chrunchy Clean!!!! I really want to try Baby Bee clean.

Loelow Buns said...

I follow CC on FB
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warriorprincess said...

Pink Sugar sounds yummy!
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warriorprincess said...

I'm following on Twitter!
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warriorprincess said...

I'm following your blog on Twitter too!

warriorprincess said...

I am now a follower of your blog!

warriorprincess said...

I'm following you on FB! I posted a comment there!

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Anonymous said...

i would try Clothespin scent! sounds wonderful! :)
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alinatmom said...

I would pick monkey fart because it sounds funny


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alinatmom said...

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alinatmom said...

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alinatmom said...

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alinatmom said...

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Anonymous said...

Pink Sugar or Lavender Vanilla are my faves! I can't seem to stray from those two!

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Chelsea Rose said...

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PA LaPresti's said...

I liked both you & Crunchy Clean on FB & also became a follower of your blog. I would love the chance to try the Monkey Fart or Lemongrass scents. :-)

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Chelsea Rose said...

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addieboo said...

like you on FB!!

would love to try some Baby Bee Clean :)


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Chelsea Rose said...

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Chelsea Rose said...

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andrea said...

I love Crunchy Clean! I tell everyone about it, too. I am in love with Sweet Pea for my diapers and I also wash our clothes with the diaper detergent once in a while for a special treat. I need to get more and WILL. I want to try "clothespin" for our regular laundry and "pink sugar" for the dipes next.

andrea said...

I am going to subscribe to the blog right now!

Sara King said...

I would pick the scent of the month! Cherry Almond! Yum!

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Sara King said...

I follow crunchy clean on twitter!

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I'm a fan of Crunchy Clean on FB!

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I'm a fan of yours on facebook!

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I follow their blog.

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Sara King said...

I tweeted!

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heather said...

i love crunchy clean! right now my favorite scent is clothespin.

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heather said...

i am a facebook fan of crunchy clean

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heather said...

i subscribe to your blog


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Heidi J said...

I follow @UnXpctdHappEnes on twitter.

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Heidi J said...

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Heather said...

I would try Pink Sugar or Monkey Fart :)

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Heather said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd pick lavender vanilla!

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Anonymous said...

I'm a facebook fan!
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Annie Valentine said...

I would love to try the orange essential oil scent :)

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Annie Valentine said...

I follow CC on Twitter

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Annie Valentine said...

I follow you on Twitter @bamannieboo is mine :)

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Annie Valentine said...

I am a facebook CC liker

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Vanessa said...

I think I would pick the unscented kind :)

Annie Valentine said...

I am a facebook LFoUH liker

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Vanessa said...

I'm a Crunchy Clean FB fan.

Annie Valentine said...

I follow CC blog

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Vanessa said...

I'm now a fan of yours on FB.

Vanessa said...

I'm following Crunchy Clean on twitter (designsvanessa).

Vanessa said...

I'm following you on twitter (designsvanessa).

Vanessa said...

I'm following your blog via GFC.

Ms. H said...

I'd love to try Crunchy Clean's scent of the month, cherry almond!

I Liked Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness on Facebook, too.

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Ms. H said...

Oh, and I was already Liked Crunchy Clean on FB, so I don't know if that gets me another chance... ;-)

Amanda said...

I would definitely go for Pink Sugar! Its my favorite!
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Amanda said...

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Following unexpected happiness on twitter @mandalynns78
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Amanda said...

I am a fan of Crunchy clean on facebook
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I am a fan of unexpected happiness on FB
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Katie and Dan Bates said...

I would love Pink sugar or monkey farts.
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Amanda said...

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Katie and Dan Bates said...

I am a fan of Crunchy cleans blog
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Katie and Dan Bates said...

I am a fan of Crunchy clean on facebook
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Heidi J said...

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Libby said...

I would love to try peppermint eucalyptus. thanks for the chance!

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Chelsea Rose said...

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Anonymous said...

I"m a fan on Facebook!

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~Joy said...

I would love to try the scent Clothespin!

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I am a fan of Crunchy Clean on Facebook :)

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Anonymous said...

I would choose Baby Bee Clean scent
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