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Thanks to Purex, you can get a whole year’s subscription to Parents Magazine! How awesome is that?!

Just head over here and enter this code: PX1620

P.S. And I PROMISE to get up pictures and details of the recent Strawberry-Palooza over here. Freezer jam and strawberry-rhubarb pie!


Drum roll please!

(Really, this is a very big moment for our blog)

Dun, dun, dun, dun, dun! (Trumpet sounding, you get the picture)

Heather who said “i would love to cut out the step of pre-treating (i get chocolate on everything…) so Purex with Zout would cut out that extra step.”


Heather M who said “I have 4 kids…’nuff said! ;)

I hope you all enjoyed our very first give away! We’ll be sending emails to the winners!

And thank you Purex for providing us with the detergent!

If you haven’t already heard, I’m a Purex Insider. It’s pretty neat. I get samples of their products and get to tell all you wonderful people about them.

This time around I got a sample of Purex Complete with Zout Free and Clear:

It’s a good concept, who doesn’t want to skip the step of pre-treating stains and just throw you laundry – stains and all – straight into the machine? How do they do it? By using “three powerful stain-fighting enzymes”*

  • Protease: works against protein based stains such as grass and blood.
  • Amylase: works against starchy stains such as chocolate and tomato sauce.
  • Mannanase: works against guar, which is used as a thickener in many foods, such as ice cream, barbecue sauce, and salad dressing because it’s super sticky.”*

They’ve got their bases covered, I think!

So what did I think? Well, first, I was a little wary of using liquid laundry soap again and of using it on a load that had relatively no stains. Would it be too harsh on my not-so-soiled clothes?

To give a completely honest review, I tried this on my highly coveted whitest-whites. I knew if this detergent would have an adverse affect on any load it would be this one (since I had worked so hard to rid them of liquid laundry detergent-induced yellow tinge). So, I held my breath, threw in the whites, added the detergent and pushed go. And waited.

Happily my whites came out still bright white and fresh smelling. And no harm done! I’d say if you’re looking for a good budget-friendly, good cleaning detergent I’d go with Purex with Zout (Retailing from $3.49 – $7.99). You can choose Free and Clear (like I did for a more “eco friendly” approach) or the traditional scented, which I love too (remember, Purex was always my go to prior to switching to all natural. It’s still my favorite scented detergent). Also, these detergents are compatable with HE machines.

Now how about what you’re all really here for:

The giveaway! (Hooray! Our first official giveaway on our blog!)

Here’s what you could win:

I have TWO coupons for a Free full sized Detergent for two lucky readers, compliments of Purex.

Here’s how to enter (only #1 required, #2-#4 are optional):

  1. Tell us how Purex with Zout could make your life a little easier
  2. Subscribe to The Little Green Homemaker
  3. “Like” Purex on facebook.
  4. Like The Little Green Homemaker on facebook.

Leave a separate comment for each entry. Enjoy!

Contest closes April 30th at 11 pm PST. Winners will be selected using and will be announced on the blog and emailed.

Good luck!

And while you’re waiting, why not request a free sample? 🙂

*All areas in quotations are taken from a Purex-supplied fact sheet to help you all understand their product.

I am SO STOKED for some of the upcoming road tests C and I get to perform. We have been super lucky to get some of this stuff for FREE! And the rest at reduced pricing with free shipping (yay for deals!)

Here’s our upcoming Road Tests:

  1. ALL NEW Purex with Zout! (this one will include a giveaway!) [this one is in thanks to being a Purex Insider. I received a sample to use and share my findings with you]
  2. ALL NEW Purex Fabric Softener Crystals [everyone click on this link! It’s an educational video about the crystals, and helps me in a contest for being an Insider – thanks!] – And as a bonus, these crystals are 92% natural!
  3. Scotch Naturals – all natural water-based nail polish…no fumes! This is one of the few nail polishes that is safe for kids and expectant mothers. I will also be reviewing the polish remover.
  4. Caldrea Sweet Pea Stain Remover – this stuff is AWESOME, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Seriously amazing.
  5. Every Man Jack Body Wash, Citrus Scrub – this will be reviewed by C. It’s a masculine, all natural body wash! No parabens, dyes or sodium lauryl sulfate.
  6. Earth Friendly Products WaveJet, Auto Dishwashing Spot & Residue Eliminator – this has great reviews online, and comes at a great time since we just ran out of rinse aid (which seems to be essential to our particular dishwasher)


It looks like we’ve got a lot of reviewing to do, but it’ll be fun. We don’t have a set schedule, but will be sure to let you know our schedule. It will be similar to the order we listed, but not necessarily followed to a T. Be sure to check back often for our reviews. Who knows, some of these might become favorites of ours or yours!