Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vaska Review and Giveaway


I got to test out an all natural Herbatergent called Vaska over the last month or so and I am so glad I did! I love all things green, and I wanted to find an amazing laundry soap. I had tested Charlies Soap in the past and like that as well, but I had concerns from other mama's about Charlies Soap causing burns when used on cloth diapers! I was anxious to test another laundry soap. I was nothing but pleased with Vaska's outstanding product!

Vaska Herbatergent is available in two varieties, light lavender and scent free. I was sent the scent free version to test out and I really adore it. It does have a herbal scent to it, but it isn't strong, it just smells good. It smells natural and fresh! Herbatergent uses natural herbal antibacterials to fight germs and remove any previos soap residue. Soap residue can damage your clothing and linens. Herbatergent helps your clothing last longer and stay brighter!

I love that Herbatergent's scent free version has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment program as safe for people and the environment.

I just want to say that I am obviously a fan of green products. I love anything that will help the earth and keep nasty chemicals away from my family. I know that most natural cleansers take a little more man power(like cleaning counters, etc). Vaska Herbatergent is not Tide. It isn't bleach. It DOES get your clothing clean and smelling fresh. I washed a load of laundry in Tide and then a load in this and here is what I noticed:

Yes the Tide clothes looked brighter, but all I could think is what kind of chemicals are in there to get it that bright?

The Vaska clothes came out perfectly clean. Were all the stains gone from my children's clothing? No, but I should have treated those stains. The clothing is clean. Stained and clean are two different things.

I adore the way the Vaska Herbatergent clothing smells. Everything just smells like clean!

Here are all the amazing benefits to using Vaska Herbatergent:

- It is 100% Hypo-Allergenic and completely safe for babies and people with sensitive skin.
- It is safe on colors and all natural, as well as synthetic fibers.
- Softens fabrics naturally.
- It extends fabric life because there is no chemical damage and less lint build up.
- Reduces static electricity! - I definitely noticed this!
- 2x concentrated
- Biodegradable
- Formulated for HE and standard washers
- NO animal testing!

Ingredients Include:

- Plant based surfactants
- Vegetable conditioner
- Water-soluble degreasing agent
- Lavender extract
- Filtered water

I am very happy with the way my clothes washed up with Vaska and I will not be using Tide anymore. It makes me worry what could be in Tide? I just want my laundry clean. It seems like Tide is causing a lot of damage and wear to my clothing because I noticed fading that I didn't have with Vaska Herbatergent. I feel much safer using a natural laundry soap!

A 48 ounce bottle of Herbatergent will cost you $9.99 and washes 32 loads of laundry!

For information on where to buy go here:

http://www.vaskahome.com/where_to_buy/ajax

You can also purchase online at the Vaska Website:

http://www.vaskahome.com/products/herbatergent

WIN IT!!

Four lucky winners will each get their own scent free 48 ounce bottle of Herbatergent! To enter, head over to the Vaska Herbatergent site and check it out. Come back here and tell me why you want to try this laundry soap or tell me something you learned about their other products! Make sure you leave your email in case you win!

Extra Credit:

- Follow my blog for 2 extra entries. Be sure to leave 2 seperate comments for this one so you will get credit for 2 entries. Example - I follow #1, I follow #2

- Blog about this giveaway on your blog for 2 extra entries and please leave 2 seperate comments for this as well!

- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs for 3 extra entries! To vote, just click the button on my side bar and you have voted for me! Please leave 3 seperate comments for this as well!

This giveaway ends on February 13th at Midnight! Winners will be notified via email and a posting on this blog! They will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen!

A HUGE thank you to Vaska for this amazing review opportunity!

115 comments :

  1. Anything that is going to be non-toxic for my children and family is something I definitely want to try. My husband has incredibly sensitive skin and breaks out very easily. It'd be interesting to see how this one would work with him! Email in profile.

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  2. I have really sensitive skin which causes issues with many detergents. I'm always looking for new (and better) stuff I can use that doesn't bother my skin.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. I love that this is a local Bay Area product! I was really impressed to read how quality hotels like the Ritz-Carlton use Vaska products in their business. I would love to try this product as I have very sensitive skin and two small kids who seemed to have inherited the same. Thank you for the contest!!!

    amberkins at gmail dot com

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  4. Wow love all things green.I try and look for all natural products for my home. I would love the chance to try this out!

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  5. I also have a small child who has very sensitive skin this product sounds like it would be great to be able to use on the little one.

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  6. i like that i can use this detergent for my sensitive skin!
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  7. i follow 1
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  8. i follow 2
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  9. I'd like to try it because we have skin allergies. Tide Free is good, but I'd like to try something a little more "green".

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  10. I love that its a green product and wont dry out and irritate my skin.

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  11. I like how their Jerribox packaging uses 62% less plastic packaging!

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  12. I have dermatitis and would love to try Vaska!

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  13. I love that no harmful chemicals are used - making it way safer for my children!

    andquinn52000@yahoo.com

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  14. I follow #1

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  15. I follow #2

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  16. love its not wearing out my clothes, and leaving chemicals in the clothes my family wear

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  17. cdziuba@aol.com I want to try this because my kids and I have sensitivities to chemicals, and this would surely be something I'm interested in seeing how it works.

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  18. Learned That Herbasoft liquid fabric softener gives your clothing and linens enhanced softness and a light, fresh, lavender scent. Herbasoft uses real herbs and advanced botanicals to soften textiles naturally, without leaving behind waxes or harmful chemicals that damage fabrics and skin
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  19. This would be good for people with skin allergies. also has the "green factor".

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  20. I want to win because my family and I are trying to turn our entire household green!

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  21. Follower (Genny Heavenly) 1

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  23. I want to try this laundry soap because I like to try new products

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  24. I'd love to try this because it is greywater safe, and we want to convert our plumbing to use greywater.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  25. I would like to try it because it reduces static-I am always getting shocked when I do laundry.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  26. I'd like to try it because it's hypo-allergenic and I love the smell of lavender.

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  27. I want the most natural products for my family.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  28. I learned that they do not test on animals.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. I follow #1 - janetfaye

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  30. I follow # 2 - janetfaye

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  31. the fact that they do not test on animals is really important and makes me want to try this even more

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  32. #1 following on friend connect as alyssasmom9807

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  33. #2 following on friend connect as alyssasmom9807

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  34. #1 voted

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  35. #2 voted

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  36. #3 voted

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  37. I want this bc it reduces static - and we HATE STATIC!

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  38. I want to win because I love the smell of lavender & it is Hypo-allergenic, which is great for me.

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  39. I'd love to know how it reduces static electricity.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I would love to try it because it's hypo-allergenic which is perfect for my husband's sensitive skin!
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

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  41. Like you, I too love all things green. and I have been on the search for a green detergent that will help get rid of the "stinky dryer smell" So far I haven't found anything to my satisfactory. I hope this stuff will help with that if I win.

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  42. voted for you on topmommyblogs post 1

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  43. voted for you on topmommyblogs post 2

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  44. voted for you on topmommyblogs post 3

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  45. Can't wait to try the oxygenbleach. Am always looking for safer alternatives that actually WORK!! Thanks for this info!

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  46. I would like to win it because it uses natural herbal antibacterials, i have never tried natural laundry soaps before!

    I also learned that:
    Oxygenbleach is safe on colors, whites, and all natural and synthetic washable fabrics. It brightens clothing and linens gently so they look their best and last longer.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  47. I would like to win because I am trying to buy more environmentally friendly products.

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  48. i'm always looking for a greener laundry detergent that actually works!

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  49. Yes, I have totally turned my back on the chemical based, super harsh commercial detergents out there. I have a few eco friendly detergents that I like now, but I'm always open to trying a new one!

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  50. I want to try this because it would be good for my sensitive skin!

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  51. Our middle grandson has very sensitive skin - he gets hives and rashes and this would be great for his visits.

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  52. I've wanted to try it for awhile. I'm chemically sensitive and have to be careful about choosing laundry detergent. This looks wonderful

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. My sensitive "winter skin" would appreciate the gentleness!

    slj0727(at)ymail(dot)com

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  54. I would really like to try this detergent after I learned that Herbatergent Scent Free has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment program as safe for people and the environment.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. Entry #1 --> I am following your blog (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
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  56. Entry #2 --> I am following your blog (username Nelsby).
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  57. Entry #1 --> I voted for your blog on Top Mommy Blogs.
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  60. I like this because it is good for my son's sensitive skin...

    jessicap067@gmail.com

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  61. I like all the features of this detergent and that it is naturally scented with lavendar. Would like to try the Herbasoft too!

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  62. I want to win this because I like using natural products and I like lavender scent.

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  63. I like that they use real lavender and potent botanical cleaning agents.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  64. I learned several things: it's hypoallergenic, safe for septic systems (we have one) & not tested on animals. Thanks!
    Mrspoofa(at)aol.com

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  65. Great Post and Review!!
    I read about their product Vaska Spotoff,which you could include in your washing routine for those stains.
    Spotoff uses potent botanical cleaning agents to remove wine, dirt, and other tough stains without harming textiles.

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  66. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs
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  67. I voted for you #2
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  68. I voted for you #3
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  69. Herbatergent Scent Free has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment program as safe for people and the environment. Thanks.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. I learned that it comes in a lavender scent and also that it is not tested on animals
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  71. I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue
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  72. I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue
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  73. I learned that the Oxygenbleach is gentle on people, fabrics, and the environment.

    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  74. Blogged #1
    http://skyxsky27.blogspot.com/2010/02/vaska-review-and-giveaway.html

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  75. Blogged #2
    http://skyxsky27.blogspot.com/2010/02/vaska-review-and-giveaway.html

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  76. My daughter has eczema and dermatitis, so we can't use chemical products. This sounds like a great option.

    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  77. I would like to try the Spotoff. This would be great to get stains off of my carpet.

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  78. I would like this because I have asthma and my son has allergies so this sounds safe and effective!

    spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol

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  79. 2, I clicked on your button-hope I did that right?

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  80. I learned that OxygenBleach is better than traditional bleach because it does not turn whites yellow like traditional bleach can lezanac@yahoo.com

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  81. Learned that it is non-toxic which is good to know with kids & pets around

    ladcraig at gmail dot com

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  82. follow on google friend

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  83. follow on google friend #2

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  84. i would like to try this because i have very sensitive skin.

    madaqmerkf at aol dot com

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  85. they also have Herbasoft™ fabric softener

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  86. I want to try this because it is good for sensitive skin.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  87. I'd like to try it because its safe on colors.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  88. id love to try this because it has a Fresh, natural lavender fragrance that is my favorite scent :)

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway...Vaska makes a complementary product, Oxygenbleach, a natural, chlorine-free bleach; it is safe on colors, whites, and all natural and synthetic washable fabrics.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  90. I want to try this detergent because I want to use an all natural detergent. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  91. I want to try this laundry soap because it sounds very useful!

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  92. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs. #1

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  93. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs. #2

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  94. Oxygenbleach is gentle on people, fabrics, and the environment.

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  95. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs. #3

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  96. I like how their Jerribox packaging uses 62% less plastic packaging!

    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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