Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Go Green Giveaway Event Sponsor Spotlight: Tropical Traditions

If you've been a part of My This N That Life for more than, say, 5 minutes, you'll remember that a few weeks ago I reviewed Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions not long ago.

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is delicious!  It cooks very nicely.  It's natural.  I love it!  It's great for cooking just about anything, which is something I've been doing a lot of lately!  

The trouble is, when I do a lot of cooking, there's also a lot of...well, clean-up.

(Yep, that's a sink full of dishes, and I'm not done cooking yet!  If you look closely, you can see the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil in a pan of hot water in my sink!)

About a year and a half ago, shortly after I stopped working full time and became a full time stay at home mom, we decided that some certain health symptoms would be reduced by purchasing a portable dishwasher so I wouldn't have to stand at the sink for hours every day washing dishes (thank you, Hubby).  We've been through a variety of different detergents...name brand powder, generic powder, generic liquid...and finally settled on a name brand liquid, which we've been purchasing for the last several months.  It has seemed to be our best option, even though I hate the price and I hate the strong chemical smell when I am adding it to the dishwasher!

Tropical Traditions offered to partner with me for a review of their Powdered Dishwasher Detergent

I'm not going to lie--I was concerned about using another powdered detergent because the last one we used left a white residue on ALL our dishes, some of which has not come off after months of re-washing!  I hated the idea that we'd have to go through that again, but I also have this weird love of trying new versions of products I haven't been in love with in the past.

Here's the thing about Tropical Traditions Powdered Dish Detergent, though: I love it!  We've been using it for several days now, and since I feed 3 meals a day to 4-5 people, depending on the meal, I run the dishwasher nightly (or sometimes more).  So, we've run quite a few loads.  There has not been a haze of white on anything!  ALL of my dishes, even some that normally would have needed a second run-through, have come out sparkling clean!  It's working better than my normal name brand liquid!
I don't know how you'll feel about this, but I find that manufacturers tend to over-estimate the amount of detergent you'll need when washing...anything.  So, whether it's my laundry or my dishes, I tend to cut the amount about in half.  With my previous brand name liquid detergent, I was having to use the full amount, but with Tropical Traditions Powdered Dish Detergent I am able to use about half of the suggested amount!

You'll love that Tropical Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent contains absolutely no phosphates or other toxic materials like chlorine!  You'll also love that it can be used in both hard and soft water.  I love that it gets my dishes sparkling clean, and I feel like I'm doing something good for my family because this is a much, MUCH more natural cleaner than I'd been using previously!

Try Tropical Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent for yourself!  You'll be so glad you made the change!  For a limited time, the 5 lb bottle of detergent, like the one I reviewed, is on sale for just $19.99!  That's a LOT of washing!

Be on the lookout, because starting tomorrow, Tropical Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent will be a featured giveaway on my blog as a part of the 50+ blog event, the much anticipated Go Green Giveaway Event!

Haven't gotten your fill of extra entries yet?  Alright, I give!  Visit Tropical Traditions and subscribe to their email newsletter OR follow @troptraditions on twitter!

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.


boyzrule said...

i subscribe to their email newsletter!

debbie m
dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

Mama Chocolate said...

I am subscribed to their newsletter AND follow them on Twitter :-)
jccchocolate at gmail dot com

Charis's Mum said...

I subscribe to their e-mail newsletter.

Julie G. said...

Follow on twitter

Kristina S said...

I follow on twitter @happymama28

Tara said...

subscribe to email newsletter and follow @troptraditions on twitter
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Olivia L said...

I'm following on twitter as @OliviaLasting

Diana said...

subscribe to email newsletter and follow @troptraditions on twitter
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yuukiimi said...

I'm subscribed to their newsletter!!

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

I subscribe to their emails and follow on twitter!
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ecobabymamadram on twitter
sradke1024 at gmial dot com

Brittney said...

Subscribe to Tropical Traditions on twitter as @brittleby
babybensmama at yahoo dot com

t42vek20 said...

I'm a subsciber subscriber to Tropical Traditions email newsletter and follow @troptraditions on twitter! :)
t42vek20 at gmail dot com

Janelle said...

I follow them on twitter as PrenticeJanelle

Carrie Phelps said...

Great review. This is a must for my daughter who loves all natural items!!

SAPsMaMa said...

I'm subscribed to their newsletter and I follow them on twitter as @SAPsMaMa

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Sherry said...

I follow them on Twitter - SStrode and newsletter subscriber.

sstrode at scrtc dot com

skgaff said...

follow tropical traditions on twitter @skgaffney

ticklemetiffyyyy said...

following Tropical Traditions on twitter as o0tiffyo0

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kmogilevski said...

Subscribe with kmogilevski at hotmail dot com

all natural katie
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i get their emails!
stacy lynn brunscheen hancock
hancoci_s at msn dot com

latanya said...

I follow them on twitter

Amanda said...

I am already subscribed to their newsletter and already follow them on twitter (dolphin4176) :-)
tvpg at aol dot com

Sarah Hull said...

I follow @troptraditions on twitter (@trvlgrl121)

SHull2319 at gmail dot com

JLJMommy said...

I follow @troptraditions on twitter.

amymccarty1985 said...

i subscribe to their email newsletter!

Jenny H said...

Follow them on twitter via @jennhull.

Jess and the boys said...

Follow them on Twitter

Jessica Allen

liz said...

Email subsciber

mscharf said...

I subscribed to their newsletter.

jennifer said...

i am following tropical traditions on twitter (@somethingfaded)

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Colleen M said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions Newsletter.

colljerr at comcast dot net

Jessica Peeling said...

Subscribed to the email updates :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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