Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
I have another great product I want to tell you about from Tropical Traditions which is their wonderful Powdered Laundry Detergent. I got the 5 pound container to review and was thrilled to be able to review such an awesome product that I have heard alot about! I liked it because I knew it was good for my environment and it was a nontoxic detergent so I did not have to worry about anything hurting my family or my beautiful little Yorkie, Charlie. I swear, we treat him just like a baby and so I worry about things that he can accidently lick up or eat!

Sad thing is they would not be able to tell you that they were sick or hurting until it became too late so I am ever vigilant to make sure nothing gets on the floor that is harmful. But I know that accidents can happen, so it is best to start with things that won't harm them to begin with. I can always trust Tropical Traditions to help me with that!

One of the best reasons that Tropical Traditions works so well is that the Oxygen Bleach that is in their detergent is a Destainer & Deodorizer. You can safely use this detergent on whites or on colors and in all temperatures. The only two fabrics it would be best not to wash is wools and silks. Oh, and in case you are wondering, I have well water so it is what they consider hard water and it still works really well!

With Tropical Tradition's Laundry Detergent there are no harmful by-products upon decomposition. Powdered Laundry Detergent dissolves as completely as liquid detergents and rinses away completely leaving no residue in your clothes. Another plus is that it costs about the same as any other other powdered detergent but less than a liquid detergent. Tropical Tradition's Powdered Laundry Detergent contains no dyes, perfumes, fillers or phosphates.

Oh, and by the way, I have a front loading washer and it says to use half the amount that you would use for a top loading washer, which in the long run saves you even more money because the detergent will last longer! Which comes out to about 1/8 of a cup of detergent for normally soiled items. Now, that was an added bonus I did not know about until I started reading the descriptions on how to use their detergent, so I was mighty happy to read that I could use less detergent. Our clothes came out just as clean and white as any of those expensive brands that I have tried in the past. Of course, I always used a coupon but it still came out pretty darn expensive!

I did find out that they have a Special Deals page that you can check out to save some money on whatever item they put for that week or day. You can always check out their Weekly Sales site also for even more savings.

This is what I found out about the founders who started Tropical Traditions. I only gave you a snippet and there is more to the story so please go and finish reading:
The founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy.

Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Master of Arts degree in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is currently the CEO of Tropical Traditions, Inc., and the Editor of Health Impact News.

Marianita Jader Shilhavy, BS, CND (Certified Nutritionist/Dietician in the Philippines) earned her bachelor of science degree in nutrition in Manila. Understanding the nutrition of Filipino foods, Marianita worked for over eight years as a hospital dietician and nutritional counselor in the Philippines.

In 1998 Brian and Marianita returned to the Philippines with their three children and renovated Marianita's old family farmhouse. By this time the coconut industry was severely depressed due to the negative U.S. campaigns against tropical oils in the 1980s and 1990s. Coconut farmers could no longer support their families on the income generated from harvesting coconuts.

Our family moved to the Philippines in 1998. We renovated Marianita's old family farm house up on Mt. Banahaw, in a rural farming community. We learned much about the way Marianita's parent's generation approached health, using native herbs and fruits to deal with common illnesses. One thing that intrigued me was that the older generation was very active, often still farming, and yet their only dietary oil was coconut oil, often hand made the traditional way. This led me to investigate the whole issue of fats and oils. I soon discovered that coconut oil had a long tradition of being a healthy oil, and that it was wrongly accused of being bad in western countries simply because it was a saturated fat. Politics were the main reason coconut oil fell out of favor in western countries like the U.S. - not science. So we started making it ourselves using the traditional method her parent's generation used. We put these products up on the Internet in 2001, thinking that the Philippine herbs would be our most popular product line. Before long, however, demand for our traditional method of making coconut oil by hand overwhelmed us. The coconut oil revolution had begun.
Tropical Traditions has been kind enough to offer one winner their own 5 pound container of their fabulous Powdered Laundry Detergent to one of my readers! Open to the U.S. only.

47 comments:

Karen F said...

I would love to try the Organic Moisturizing Lotions

KarenatMommysMoments at gmail dot com

snowbear74 said...

I would like to try the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil For Hair Treatment
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snowbear74 said...

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Catie said...

I'd love to try their Dish Liquid!

Rachel said...

Organic Coconut Oil Hair Oils...I'd like to find one that doesn't leave my hair looking super greasy even after washing.
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amanda hoffman said...

the all purpose cleaner
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j1man1r66 said...

I have sensitive skin and have been wanting to try Tropical Traditions dish liquid.
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jodi lasher said...

I would love to be able to try the Grass-fed Lamb
Raw Meat Pet Treats

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Jackie said...

I'd like to try the Tea Tree Liquid Soap.
Thanks!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

sandy1955 said...

I like the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
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Paula L. said...

I want to try their coconut flakes.

jandplee at att dot net

bohohippiemom said...
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bohohippiemom said...

Their Gold label coconut oil. Lori D. ldavis345 (at) gmail (dot) com

shana said...

Coconut Oil Hair Oil

nineteen19 at blackfoot dot net

Krystle said...

Cinnamon/Peppermint Lip Moisturizer

Life With Captain Fussybuckets said...

coconut hair oil!
Gena
gena1982@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

Organic Raw Freeze-Dried Fruits
JOOLZ_43344 AT YAHOO DOT COM

Susan said...

Coconut hair oil

Chloris said...

Coconut hair oil

Mary Myers said...

I would love to win this giveaway! ;)

Mary Myers said...
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Jayme Myers said...

This is one giveaway that I would really love to win!!! :)))

Kristen said...

I'd love to try the coconut peanut butter.

kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

Small Footprints said...

I'd like to try the Organic Coconut Oil Hair Oils. Thanks for this opportunity!
Sml Footprints
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Domestic Diva said...

I'd like to try their coconut hair oil.

Sue D said...

I would like to try their shampoo bar.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Savories of Life said...

coconut oil
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Jen S. said...

I'd like to try their pet shampoo on my dogs.

Tiffany Mary Cecilia said...

I'd love to try the virgin coconut oil. I could use it for food and my hair

Carolyn Colley said...

I would like to try the Organic Moisturizing Lotions
name used on facebook post: Carolyn Ann Colley

Carolyn Colley said...

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Janet Vickers said...

Organic coconut oil

Mare/TommyGirl said...

I'd like to try the organic coconut oil.

Sherry said...

I would like to try the Benefect Hand Sanitizer.

Amanda Balarezo said...
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Gianna said...

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
for Hair Treatment.

KaeliH said...

coconut oil
kohines at gmail dot com

kima86 said...

Their Virgin Coconut Oil

kima861965 at yahoo dot com

kima86 said...

I posted on your Facebook wall telling you what product I'd like at Tropical Traditions using the name Kim Allmon.

kima861965 at yahoo dot com

Small Footprints said...

I left a message on your FB page (I'm Sml Footprints)
https://www.facebook.com/maryscupoftea/posts/340494945987191
I'd love to try the Lavender Moisturizing Cream!

Elena said...

I would like to try the Organic Rosemary Hair Oil with Virgin Coconut Oil.
elena.cacahuete@gmail.com

Mippy said...

Hi!
I'd love the lavender Hair oil
Thank you for the chance!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Christine Jessamine said...

i like the lavendar hand soap!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

FromFurrin said...

Thanks for a neat giveaway. I'd like to try the Rosemary Organic Coconut Oil Hair Oil.
---Vicki Vix on r/copter form
fromfurrin at gmail dot com

FromFurrin said...

Left a post on your FB wall. https://www.facebook.com/maryscupoftea/posts/341291539240865
---Vicki Vix on r/copter form
fromfurrin at gmail dot com

lisagee1234 said...

The lavender scented hair oil sounds good for my hair.

Beauty To Love said...

**RAFFLECOPTER ID: beautytolove

-Organic Rosemary Hair Oil with Virgin Coconut Oil

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THANKS! :)