Drop(p)ping the wasteful detergent habit (giveaway now closed)

Posted: July 29th, 2010 | 126 Comments »

Laundry…..ugh. Am I right? Not only do I hate folding it & putting it away but I always pour too much detergent in & get some on my hands. I know it’s soap & it shouldn’t gross me out but hell, it does. Then I’m always driven crazy by the last bit of detergent in the bottle that just won’t. come. out. no matter how much water you add. Bah! Not to mention how much room those big bulky jugs take up in my recycling bin.

Last week I stumbled upon Dropps, a company in Philly making awesome detergent in, you guessed it, drop form! They kindly sent me some to try and I’m addicted. Dropps are nifty little pods of detergent that you just toss in your washer and voila, done. No annoying bottles, drippy liquid, messy powder. Dropps are pre-measured perfection! They come in 3 varieties: Fresh Scent, Scent & Dye Free and Baby. We tested all 3 and were happy with each one! I am SO sensitive to heavy detergent smells so I’m always happy to find scent-free detergent, However, even the Fresh Scent was light enough that it didn’t bother me. Call me a domestic nerd but I get really excited about stuff like this. I’m the gal who drools over appliances and new cleaning products.

The thing I love the most about Dropps is how eco-friendly they are. Not only is there no more dealing with big plastic jugs, you don’t have to worry about being too heavy handed with your detergent as I know I always am. The only waste with Dropps is the small plastic bag they come in (and I’m pretty sure you can even recycle that!). Dropps are HE compatible, Biodegradable, Phosphate, NPE & Chlorine free as well as safe for septic tanks. At 6x concentrate, there’s NO water in these babies! Using these definitely Dropps your carbon footprint (get it? get it?).

Shipping at Dropps is always 5 bucks and if your order is over 35.00, it’s free! Dropps also offers bulk ordering AND an auto-ship program that will save you an additional 10%! You can set the frequency and then you never have to think about buying laundry detergent ever again. I am so signing up for that as soon as we get settled in our new place. If there’s one thing I love, it’s buying in bulk. If there’s another thing, it’s saving money.

All temps, all colors, all washers, all temps, all fabrics. Dropps are awesome! And speaking of awesome Remy (who is awesome) is offering up a 2 month supply of Dropps to the winner of this giveaway! That’s right, a giveaway! All you need to do is Dropp by (I’m sorry, I just can’t help myself) Dropps, tell me what variety you would use & why. You can earn extra entries by Becoming a fan of Dropps on Facebook, Becoming a fan of Littlewhirl on Facebook, following Littlewhirl on Twitter, following Dropps on Twitter, Blogging about this giveaway (with a link back to this entry), Tweeting about this giveaway (@littlewhirl with a link to this entry), or updating your Facebook status to mention this giveaway (with a link back to this entry). Just don’t forget to leave a separate comment for every entry that you do or it won’t count! A lucky winner will be drawn August 20th. Good Luck!


126 Comments on “Drop(p)ping the wasteful detergent habit (giveaway now closed)”

  1. 1 Jenna said at 12:30 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    Holy moly this awesome! I’m with you on hating that you can’t get that last bit of liquid out of the container. I would totally use the Baby one. Almost everything I buy is scent/dye free and I like things for baby’s because i’m really sensitive to all types of cleaning supplies and I don’t want Reno’s clothes to be exposed to any sort of dyes and chemicals.

  2. 2 Alicia Webster said at 1:14 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    I would try the Dropp’s Fresh Scent because we have five stinky people in our family and I like our clothes to have a little bit of a scent.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

  3. 3 Roberta T. said at 1:34 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    I’d love to try this innovative new product. It seems to be all that we want in a laundry detergent – ease of use & effectiveness.

  4. 4 JB said at 1:51 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    I totally want to try these. I could build a 2nd house with the flippin’ laundry detergent bottles in my basement. I would love to be done with them forevs.

    What’s also interesting about these is that they look like they are light, which means shipping them uses less fossil fuel. Great idea.

  5. 5 Kim said at 2:00 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    I would love to try the baby variety. I have a 7-month old girl that breaks out easily.

  6. 6 Kim Ripley said at 2:00 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    Facebook fan of LittleWhirl

  7. 7 Kim said at 2:01 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    I follow Dropps on Twitter (stoopidgerl)

  8. 8 Amy D said at 2:44 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    which ones would I use….any of them!!! With 2 kids the laundry is out of control!!!

  9. 9 Amy D said at 2:45 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    Friends of Dropps on FB

  10. 10 Amy D said at 2:45 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    Friend of Littlewhirl of FB

  11. 11 Kristin said at 2:46 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    Sign me up!!! I’m always looking to streamline laundry. If only these could fold and put away the clothes. Is that possible?

  12. 12 Taryn James said at 3:10 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    I wish!

  13. 13 rob said at 4:39 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    wow.. these sound really good; now I want to try them out!

  14. 14 SANDY said at 6:47 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    fresh scent is what I would choose- this would be great for the front load

  15. 15 Krista said at 9:33 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    When we come in from tending the piggies, we NEED a great detergent that is non-toxic. Yes, please?

  16. 16 sarah sunshine said at 10:46 pm on July 29th, 2010:

    hell yes!

  17. 17 samarcy said at 8:05 am on July 30th, 2010:

    Scent & Dye Free because we have allergys to most scents, and this would be perfect for my family

  18. 18 EMMA L HORTON said at 7:14 pm on July 30th, 2010:

    I WOULD USE THE FRESH SCENT …I LIKE TO HAVE FRESH SMELLING CLOTHES

  19. 19 chris said at 9:40 pm on July 30th, 2010:

    fresh scent is my favorite, just love the smell

  20. 20 Anita said at 3:19 pm on July 31st, 2010:

    I’d try the Baby ones!

  21. 21 Alicia said at 10:27 pm on July 31st, 2010:

    scent + dye free. I like the convenience of these pods.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  22. 22 cathiem said at 12:33 pm on August 1st, 2010:

    I would use the Dropps Fresh scent–we have a lot of fishermen in the family.

  23. 23 Ames said at 5:46 pm on August 2nd, 2010:

    Scent + Dye Free for me :)

  24. 24 shawn said at 12:51 pm on August 3rd, 2010:

    I have been using these for almost 2 years. Love, love, LOVE them! I will never go back to detergent in a jug. I use the scent & dye free. Ordering online is so easy.

  25. 25 veganmegan said at 12:03 pm on August 6th, 2010:

    how cool!! Do you know if the dye free ones are cool for diapers? I would want the fresh scent ones because my husband smells. ;)

  26. 26 Taryn James said at 12:06 pm on August 6th, 2010:

    Megan, they are! I use them on our BumGenius dipes all the time!

  27. 27 MannaB said at 3:31 pm on August 6th, 2010:

    I would choose the scent + dye free kind. I have really sensitive skin so some detergents give me a rash.

  28. 28 Carol G said at 10:31 am on August 7th, 2010:

    I would choose the Fresh Scent, because that is how I like my laundry to smell–fresh.

  29. 29 Shel said at 11:32 am on August 7th, 2010:

    I’d love to try the Fresh Scent…I like that there’s no mess involved. The top of my washer gets so gross from spilled detergent and fabric softener. No measuring, no mess sounds fantastic to me. And I like that they’re safe for HE machines.

  30. 30 shel said at 11:32 am on August 7th, 2010:

    Like Dropps on Facebook: Michelle Hudak

  31. 31 shel said at 11:32 am on August 7th, 2010:

    Like LittleWhirl on Facebook: Michelle Hudak

  32. 32 shel said at 11:33 am on August 7th, 2010:

    Following Dropps on Twitter @auntiethesis

  33. 33 shel said at 11:33 am on August 7th, 2010:

    Following Little Whirl on Twitter @auntiethesis

  34. 34 shel said at 11:35 am on August 7th, 2010:

    Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/20559519570

  35. 35 Heather M. said at 2:37 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    I like the Fresh scent. I’ve actually used Dropps before and love them!

  36. 36 Debbie C said at 1:21 am on August 11th, 2010:

    Dropps sound great! I have a front loader and just throwing in a premeasured amount in a little packet would be nice.

  37. 37 Debbie C said at 1:23 am on August 11th, 2010:

    i would use the Fresh Scent because of course it would smell fresh and that’s what I like my clothes to smell like.

  38. 38 Anne Marie said at 10:06 am on August 12th, 2010:

    Just had a baby. Am now doing more laundry (hers and ours) than I ever thought possible!

  39. 39 Susan C said at 3:21 pm on August 13th, 2010:

    I would use the Baby because I have a preemie in my house and we were instructed to do all cleaning and laundry as chemical free as possible.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  40. 40 Nikosha Orchard said at 5:07 pm on August 13th, 2010:

    Anything to make laundry less sucky….these look cool. Would love to win them.

  41. 41 Jess said at 9:01 pm on August 13th, 2010:

    I am guilty of oversudsing— this could save me from myself

  42. 42 Ann Garczynski said at 12:00 pm on August 15th, 2010:

    I love Scent + Dye Free Dropps!

  43. 43 Ann Garczynski said at 12:00 pm on August 15th, 2010:

    I follow Dropps on Facebook.

  44. 44 Selene said at 7:27 am on August 16th, 2010:

    I’d get the Scent and Dye free laundry Dropps.

  45. 45 Shilo Beedy said at 5:22 pm on August 16th, 2010:

    I would love to try the Fresh Scent! It would make it easier carrying these downstairs to the apartment laundry room.

  46. 46 Name (required) said at 1:48 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    Fresh scent because I am so freshh!
    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    http://www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

  47. 47 Theresa D said at 4:22 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    I would choose the Fresh Scent because it sounds like it would smell nice.

  48. 48 Theresa D said at 4:23 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    I am a fan of Dropps on facebook.

  49. 49 Theresa D said at 4:24 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    I became a a fan of Littlewhirl on Facebook.

  50. 50 Theresa D said at 4:25 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    I am now following Littlewhirl on Twitter.(terri142)

  51. 51 Theresa D said at 4:25 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    I follow Dropps on twitter.(terri142)

  52. 52 Jennifer M said at 12:40 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I would use the Scent + Dye Free, for my (very sensitive) daughter’s clothes.

  53. 53 Jennifer M said at 12:41 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    Littlewhirl Twitter follower as jennem1.
    http://twitter.com/jennem1

  54. 54 Jennifer M said at 12:41 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    Dropps Twitter follower as jennem1.
    http://twitter.com/jennem1

  55. 55 Jill Myrick said at 1:19 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I would like to have the Fresh Scent Dropps because I like my clothing to smell good as well.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  56. 56 Jill Myrick said at 1:19 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I am a fan of Dropps via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  57. 57 Jill Myrick said at 1:20 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I am following Dropps via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  58. 58 Jill Myrick said at 1:20 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  59. 59 Jill Myrick said at 1:21 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  60. 60 Katie Zebrowski said at 2:08 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I would get the dye free unscented kind! blackbird0615@yahoo.com

  61. 61 Rhonda C. said at 5:29 pm on August 18th, 2010:

    I would love to try the scent “FRESH SCENT”, with a family with boys, I need it…hahaha.

    clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

  62. 62 Secret Burkheiser said at 12:44 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I would like to try the Fresh scent. These look so easy to use!

  63. 63 wendy mcbride said at 1:41 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Scent +Dye Free Dropps is the one I would like to try for skin allergies.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  64. 64 Deb K said at 1:46 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I would love to win this~as anything to help with laundry is great in my book!

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

  65. 65 Deb K said at 1:48 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Becoming a fan of Dropps on Facebook{Deb S}

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

  66. 66 Deb K said at 1:49 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I like you on Facebook{Deb S}

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

  67. 67 Deb K said at 1:51 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I follow you on Twitter{Deb55106}

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

  68. 68 Tracey Bowens said at 2:30 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I would definitely try the scent free/dye free. This is wonderful.

  69. 69 vivian said at 6:23 am on August 19th, 2010:

    freash scent love the smell orf freash clothes ty.

  70. 70 Mya Brooks said at 6:24 am on August 19th, 2010:

    fresh scent is my favorite!!! I live with 3 stinky males! lol

  71. 71 Emma said at 7:12 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I think I would like to try the Dropp’s Fresh Scent because it probably will make things smell so fresh

    emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

  72. 72 Emma Peel said at 7:15 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I’m a fan of Dropps on Facebook, id Emma Peel

  73. 73 Emma Peel said at 7:16 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I’m a fan of Littlewhirl on Facebook,
    id Emma Peel

  74. 74 Emma Peel said at 7:17 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I’m following Littlewhirl on Twitter
    id Emma__Peel

  75. 75 Emma Peel said at 7:18 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I’m following Dropps on Twitter,
    id Emma__Peel

  76. 76 Beverly Whipple said at 7:31 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I would love the fresh scent, however, my hubby and daughter have some weird topical allergies, so we would need the dye and scent free.

  77. 77 Tracey Byram said at 8:02 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I would choose the Fresh Scent because I like my laundry to smell good.

  78. 78 Courtney said at 10:11 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I think it would be really cool to try these Dropps. I have a family of 5 and believe me I do loads of laundry! It is a pain to use messy detergent because it spills everywhere, and it is difficult to measure accurately.

    Thanks for this chance.

  79. 79 Courtney said at 10:13 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Became a fan of Dropps on facebook.

  80. 80 Courtney said at 10:13 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Following Dropps on Twitter

    http://twitter.com/cmh627

  81. 81 Courtney said at 10:15 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Became a fan of LittleWhirl on Facebook

    I would use fresh scent

  82. 82 Courtney said at 10:15 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Following littlewhirl on twitter

    http://twitter.com/cmh627

  83. 83 Courtney said at 10:16 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Tweeted about the giveaway

    twitter.com/cmh627

  84. 84 Susan Smith said at 11:14 am on August 19th, 2010:

    These look so easy to use. I would get the Fresh Scent

  85. 85 Susan Smith said at 11:14 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Became a fan of LittleWhirl on Facebook

  86. 86 Susan Smith said at 11:15 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I’m following Littlewhirl on Twitter
    susan1215

  87. 87 Susan Smith said at 11:19 am on August 19th, 2010:

    Drops facebook fan

  88. 88 s carter said at 11:38 am on August 19th, 2010:

    I would get the Scent & Dye Free because some dyes irritate my psoriasis.

  89. 89 loni said at 12:09 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I would love to try the fresh scent

  90. 90 amy d said at 12:12 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    i could use this.
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  91. 91 Lisa G. said at 12:19 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I would love to try the Fresh Scent variety because with 3 school age children clothing can get stinky and this sounds perfect!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  92. 92 Lisa G. said at 12:21 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I Like Dropps on facebook user Lisa G.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  93. 93 Lisa G. said at 12:21 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I Like Littlewhirl on Facebook user Lisa G.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  94. 94 Lisa G. said at 12:22 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I’m following littlewhirl on Twitter user lisalmg.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  95. 95 Lisa G. said at 12:23 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I’m following Dropps on Twitter user lisalmg.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  96. 96 Lisa G. said at 12:27 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/21590490391
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  97. 97 susan smoaks said at 12:30 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    i would like the fresh scent because i love to smell good

  98. 98 susan smoaks said at 12:30 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    your fb fan tony l smoaks

  99. 99 susan smoaks said at 12:31 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    their fb fan tony l smoaks

  100. 100 Nikki Davis said at 2:17 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I would love to try fresh scent. Maybe it would help with the puppy dog smell, the children have after playing outside, you all know the one I am talking about.

    Thank you for the entry,

    Nikki

  101. 101 Nikki Davis said at 2:19 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I follow you on twitter, nikkidavis05.

    Thank you,

    Nikki

  102. 102 Nikki Davis said at 2:21 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I follow Dropp’s on twitter, nikkidavis05.

    Thank you,

    Nikki

  103. 103 Nikki Davis said at 2:22 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I tweeted giveaway,

    http://twitter.com/NikkiDavis05/status/21598050563

    Thank you,

    Nikki

  104. 104 dorothy l said at 2:59 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    Scent + Dye Free ones because I have sensitive skin

  105. 105 Betty C said at 3:00 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I’d love to try the Dropps Fresh Scent. I love having a touch of scent in my laundry. This is such a great idea.

  106. 106 Betty C said at 3:01 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I’m a fan of Dropps on FB.

  107. 107 Betty C said at 3:02 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I like Littlewhirl on FB.

  108. 108 Betty C said at 3:02 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I follow Littlewhirl on Twitter as willitara.

  109. 109 Betty C said at 3:04 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I follow DroppsLaundry on Twitter as willitara.

  110. 110 Betty C said at 3:08 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    FB update
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=672965793&v=wall&story_fbid=107455565979076&ref=mf

  111. 111 susan said at 3:34 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I sure could use these.. who dosen’t want something that could save them money and make life easier!

  112. 112 Pamela S said at 6:55 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I would try the Dropps Fresh Scent because I like my laundry to smell fresh!! Thanks.

  113. 113 Gayle Lynch said at 7:33 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I am always on the lookout for a good detergent. I would love this one!

  114. 114 Derk Thomas said at 8:58 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    Fresh Scent. Smelling good in nice.

  115. 115 Shellie said at 9:11 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    I’d like to try the Fresh scent because I like a little clean smell to my laundry.

  116. 116 Shellie said at 9:12 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    Like Dropps on Facebook as Brutus Duffy.

  117. 117 Shellie said at 9:12 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    Following Dropps on Twitter
    @fatmeatloaf1

  118. 118 Shellie said at 9:13 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    Like you on Facebook as Brutus Duffy

  119. 119 Shellie said at 9:13 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    Following you on Twitter
    @fatmeatloaf1

  120. 120 Tammi Phillips said at 8:07 am on August 22nd, 2010:

    I would love the unscented to try on my baby’s clothes

  121. 121 Tammi Phillips said at 8:09 am on August 22nd, 2010:

    I became a fan of dropps on facebook. I would love to try the unscented

  122. 122 Gerrie S said at 1:23 pm on September 1st, 2010:

    I would love to try the scent & dye free because my husband has so many allergies.

  123. 123 Gerrie S said at 1:24 pm on September 1st, 2010:

    I like Dropps on facebook
    Gerrie S

  124. 124 Gerrie S said at 1:25 pm on September 1st, 2010:

    I like Littlewhirl on facebook
    Gerrie s

  125. 125 Gerrie S said at 1:25 pm on September 1st, 2010:

    I follow littlewhirl on twitter
    shaeffermom

  126. 126 Gerrie S said at 1:26 pm on September 1st, 2010:

    twitter follower of Dropps
    shaeffermom


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