11 April 2012

Review & Giveaway: Dropps Fabric Softener Pacs

I spend more time doing laundry than any other chore in my home. It's a love/hate relationship. I get tired of it, but I love taking the time to take care of the clothes we buy. I still have t-shirts I wore when I was 12 (yes, I still wear them sometimes!) because I take good care of them, and I am careful with what laundry products I use. (and I line dry them!) I won't buy just any laundry care product - this is one part of my budget where I don't look at price first. (Although I stock up on sale!) I like ones that don't destroy the fibers of our clothes, get them clean with little product, and alright - at least smell good when I am putting it in the washer.


Dropps, makers of the really neat laundry detergent pacs, recently launched their new Fabric Softener Pacs. Just like the Dropps laundry pacs, these new Dropps Fabric Softener Pacs are toss and go. But unlike other fabric softeners, Dropps uses tiny minerals that flow through fabric fibers instead of clogging them like liquid softeners. This means your clothes are breathable and free of many of the chemicals found in other fabric softeners. It's available in Lavender, Wild Orchid, and Orange Blossom scents. (Unfortunately, not in unscented yet for those with allergies - maybe in the future?)


Dropps sent me on over a package of the Fabric Softener Pacs in Orange Blossom to try out. Since my surgery a couple of months ago, DH has been helping me out here and there with laundry duty. He tries, bless him, but he struggles with measuring the liquids out. (he keeps saying he see the measuring lines on the lids. lol) The Dropps Fabric Softener Pacs kind of save the day - he can help me do the laundry, and I'm not in panic mode that he's using way too much product!

The scent when opening the package is definitely orange-y! You simply toss one pac (or two for extra large loads) in the water alongside the detergent pac (or your liquid laundry of choice). You don't place this one in the dispenser - not that it would have fit into mine, anyways. I was a little concerned about adding in the fabric softener pac alongside the detergent - I thought maybe it would be rinsed out too soon. But in it went! When the load was finished, I could still smell the scent. Now we have issues with our water, so by the time I get my laundry out of the dryer when I use it, I never smell scent, no matter how hard I try, so I cannot comment on that part. But my laundry was static free!

Now the Fabric Softener Pacs are safe for both top loader AND HE washers. The pac is supposed to help cut out the extra, once-common rinse cycle step. (Although I didn't notice a difference with my washer time BUT it's over 30 years old, so it acts differently than the newer ones!) Because it's not loaded with chemicals, you can use it on baby clothing as well as flame retardant sleepwear. You can also use it in cold or hot water loads - and since it's the same as a liquid, you'll get the softness and no static cling too if you line dry your laundry.

For those on a septic system, Dropps are biodegradable and safe. The formula is actually created from a clay material and is naturally formed from a chemical alteration of volcanic ash. And for my fellow recycling folks, you can join the Dropps Laundry Detergent Pouch Brigade that partners with TerraCycle to send in your empty pouches for recycling! (They have postage paid labels for you to use, so it's not cost to you.)

Dropps Fabric Softener Pacs come in packages of 16 and have a suggested retail price of $5.00. You can purchase them online via the website, or in stores like Walmart and Target. Follow Dropps over on Facebook or Twitter for new product announcements and deals/sale notices!

Win it! Thanks to Dropps, one lucky reader will win their choice of scents of new Dropps Fabric Softener Pacs. To enter, tell us which of the three scents mentioned above you'd choose if you won. (Choose wisely: this is what you'll receive if you win!)

And as always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR publicly following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse) example:
Win Dropps Pacs! http://bit.ly/I5sATL ends 4/21 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends April 21st at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I received samples of the product mentioned above in order to try it out in my own home and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own. One winner will receive the prize stated above, as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.

98 comments:

k. said...

I'd choose Lavender.

Lauren said...

I would choose the orange scent. (contact info through my blog)

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brendaelsner said...

I would choose the lavender.

Cricket said...

Oh, they all sound great, but I'd have to say lavender.

redfuzzycow said...

i like the orange blossom scent

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Andrea Henry said...

orange blossoms

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bored2quickly said...

I would choose the lavender. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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texaswithlove1982 said...

I'd choose Wild Orchid

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crystletellerday said...

lavender crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

orange blossoms!!
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Monica said...

I would like to try the Orange Blossom.

Thanks!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I'd love the Wild Orchid!

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Karen said...

I would LOVE the orange scent :)

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Chisum Crew said...

I'd love Lavender for sheets and towels. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'd choose the Lavender.
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Janice said...

Lavender!

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

lavender
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Michelle Hudak said...

I'd like Wild Orchid
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Tonya Dean said...

I want to try the Wild Orchid.

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mverno said...

wild orchard mverno@roadrunner.com

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Jean said...

wild orchid
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one frugal lady said...

wild orchid sounds awesome!
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Nicole C. said...

I would choose Orange Blossom.

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Gina M Maddox said...

wild orchid. Thanks for the chance to win!
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coriwestphal said...

I think Lavender would be right up my alley!

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

orange scent
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Leenburke said...

I would love the lavender :-)

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Diane52 said...

The orange scent please
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Harold D said...

Orange Blossom is what I'd choose!

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Marie C said...

Orange blossom because I don't think my son and husband would like smelling of flowers!
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lmurley2000 said...

i like the orange bloosom

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Joy said...

Orange blossom.
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Emmy Coffee said...

I think I would like the wild orchid

KrystalSnowFire said...

I would say wild orchid :)

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missrantsypants said...

Wild Orhicd for me!


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jenny said...

wild orchid is the one i go with jenny9675309ATyahooDOTcom

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kathy pease said...

id love to try Orange Blossom

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Andrea Henry said...

orange blossom sounds good.

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Andrea Henry said...

Orange Blossom for the Blacks...

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kyl neusch said...

Wild Orchid

amyd said...

wild orchard
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caseyle2010 said...

wild orchid
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BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com said...

Wild orchid sounds good.
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Penny B W said...

I would choose Wild Orchid.

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michedt said...

I'd choose the orange blossom.
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Gianna said...

Orange Blossom.

Gianna said...

I'm an email subscriber.

wallindeb said...

I would like to try the lavender
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purango said...

I would choose Orange Blossom. garrettsambo@aol.com

Atreau said...

I would choose Lavender.

Atreau said...

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Betty C said...

I'd like to try the Orange Blossom scent.
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I follow with GFC.
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I would choose the WIld Orchid!
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slehan said...

Lavender, please.
Thanks for the contest.

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Donna said...

I would like the lavendar scent.
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I am a subscriber.
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