Monday, February 20, 2012

Dabbling In Dapple!

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Have you heard of Dapple?  If not, well, you're in for an eco-friendly, non-toxic treat.  Dapple is a line of natural-based cleaning products.  Dapple products are baby-safe and baby-specific using non-toxic ingredients found in nature that are also proven to tackle unique baby cleaning challenges, from dried milk on bottles to sticky fingerprints on toys.  Truth is, there are many unnecessary toxins and yucky, nasty chemicals in everyday products, especially products for our children.  Several name-brand cleaning products contain chemicals that can flare up allergies and asthma symptoms.  I know this firsthand as I had to quit using many cleaning products because I fell victim to wheezing, coughing, sneezing and itchy, red, watery eyes.  If these cleaning products caused me so many problems, just think of the problems they can cause for our children, especially in infants and toddlers.  What makes Dapple's line so amazing is that their products are all-natural and are free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES, 1,4-dioxane & dyes.  You also don't have to worry about any leftover chemical, toxic residue.  You're left with zero toxins, just good clean fun.

So, last month I was introduced to Dapple and I've had the opportunity to use a few Dapple Baby products.  Dapple Baby sent me three products to try: Dapple Fragrance-Free Liquid Dish Soap, Dapple Baby Surface Wipes and Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent.  Dapple's full product line also includes: Dapple Baby Surface Cleaner, Dapple Baby Automatic Dishwasher Gel and Pacifier Wipes.

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I've been using the Dapple Fragrance-Free Liquid Dish Soap and have loved it.  It features award-winning green technology to target milk/formula residue and baking soda to combat odor.  Dapple Fragrance-Free Liquid Dish Soap rinses quickly and is made with all-natural ingredients.   It is also free of phthalates, parabens, SLS, SLES, and dyes.  Dapple Fragrance-Free Liquid Dish Soap works great for cleaning pacifiers, bottles, breast pump accessories, sippy cups plus all of your other plates, silverware, utensils and cups.  Last Sunday, I made a yummy pot roast for dinner.  I used the Dapple Fragrance-Free Liquid Dish Soap for hand-washing my Dutch Oven and it cleaned up quite nicely.  While crafted for gently, yet effectively cleaning your baby's bottle, it's a great fit for the entire family.
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I've also been using Dapple Baby Surface Wipes.  Ordinarily, I don't use store-bought wipes to clean.  Store-bought cleaning wipes simply add more waste and are usually laden with chemicals.  Dapple Baby Surface Wipes are totally a different story though as they're an all-natural cleaning solution and are biodegradable.  Like the other Dapple products, Dapple Baby Surface Wipes are free of phthalates, parabens, SLS, SLES, and dyes.  My favorite use for these wipes is using them to wipe my little boys' high chairs and bibs.  They make for a quick and easy clean-up.  From high chairs, toys and countertops and everything in between, you can use these wipes for almost anything.  I'd recommend having a tub in your car for messy clean-ups on the go.  I always like being prepared for the unexpected and expected.  See, having two little boys under three years-old, I know to always expect a mess! 


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The last Dapple product that I've been using is the Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent.  Being a cloth diapering momma, I only use laundry detergents that are cloth diaper-safe.  When I say, "cloth diaper-safe," that means that the laundry detergent is free of color brighteners and fabric softeners.  I'm proud to say, that Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent is cloth diaper-safe.  That said, regardless of which cloth diaper-safe detergent you use, you should always double rinse when washing your cloth diapers.  Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent is made with ultra-mild ingredients, is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.  It's also an ideal choice for newborns, toddlers, and children with eczema.  Worth mentioning, Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent works with HE and non-HE washing machines.  I've used Dapple Baby Fragrance-Free Laundry Detergent for cleaning cloth diapers, my little boys' clothes, bed linens, towels and the dirtiest bundle of all... my husband's work clothes.  My husband does concrete work (pool decks, patios, driveways, decorative concrete interior flooring), so his work clothes can get pretty messy and dirty.  I must say, the Dapple Detergent did a decent job, even with extra grungy clothes.  So, while Dapple's products are specifically tailored for baby, they really work for everyone in the family!

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A fun little side-note, is that Dapple was just featured on the Martha Stewart Living Show on Friday, February 17, 2012!  Baby gear guru, Jamie Grayson (AKA TheBabyGuyNYC) featured the Dapple Clean-Up Kit on the famous, much anticipated "Baby Shower Show."  Dapple Clean-Up Kit includes four of Dapple's most popular products: Dapple Baby Bottle & Dish Liquid, Toy & Surface Cleaner Spray, Toy & Surface Cleaner Wipes and Travel Pack, plus a free cleaning cloth.

If you would like to try Dapple for yourself, visit their web site to check for a retailer near you and pick up some of Dapple's awesome cleaning products.  Or you could always enter a GIVEAWAY!  Hip, hip hooray!

So, let's get to the fun part!  One lucky reader will win the Dapple Clean-Up Kit.  Simply follow the easy Rafflecopter instructions below! There are TWO MANDATORY entries and the other entries are extras for more chances to win! This giveaway will run Monday, February 20, 2012 until Monday, March 5, 2012 at 12:01AM EST. The winner will be randomly chosen via Rafflecopter and announced on  March 5th.  The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond and confirm their prize, otherwise, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck! Open to US only.
 
Happy Blogging,
Toni The Chic Momma


P.S. - Dapple graciously sent me their products to try.  However, all opinions expressed are mine!  Just my two cents.

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27 comments:

  1. I need a new detergent to try on my diapers! I can't get Planet anymore!

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  2. I've heard great things about dapple and I'm on the lookout for a great eco laundry soap.

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  3. I love finding natural cleaners that are easy and effective. I am especially interested in trying their dish soap.

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  4. I think this detergent would fit in nice with my tree huggin' lifestyle and my son's cloth diapers.

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  5. Love to try new eco friendly things!

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  6. I've been looking for non-toxic options but haven't known where to begin. This stuff looks great.

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  7. We're getting ready for baby #2 and this would come in quite handy now that the nesting instinct is kicking in :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  8. I am trying to switch over to eco friendly household and this would be a great help in that switch!

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  9. I'd like to win because I am expecting my first baby in the next few weeks - and these products would really come in handy.
    lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I have sworn off cleaning products with bleach after bleaching several shirts while cleaning. I have heard a lot about these products and would love to try them.

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  11. i love to try new eco friendly cleaning products!

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  12. i would like to win this because i am trying for find a baby friendly cleanser to clean my son's toys. exersaucers and drool do not go well together. i would love to see if dapple can clean up his messes. thanks.

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  13. I would like to win this prize because I'm about to be a first time momma and have never tried any baby laundry product. I have heard about Dapple and would like to try there products.

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  14. It's looks like a great way to be introduced to a new product line that will be good to use around our new lil one ~ expecting in July.

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  15. I would love to try it because they are hypoallergenic and my family could seriously be the poster family for allergies! (just thinking of myself and my cousins at LEAST one of us is allergic to cats, dogs, wheat, milk, soy, nuts, eggs, wool, dyes, perfumes-see why I'd love this?)

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  16. Tiffany O
    I really want some of the dish soap!

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  17. I want to win because I'm looking for a better cloth diaper friendly detergent! The surface wipes also sound great!

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  18. I would like to win because I love trying new detergents!

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  19. I need to find some good cleaning supplies that won't harm my dd's sensitive skin! We are slowly becoming more eco friendly with everything we do.

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  20. I'm always looking for a good cloth diaper safe detergent, I would love to try this one!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I would like to try a product to see what we could possibly use if we run out of our regular stuff in a pinch. I would also add one of the items to an upcoming baby shower present.

    Brook E.
    ryan_elmer@hotmail.com

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  22. I love trying new diaper detergents! I would love to try this! Glamourgurl2008@aol.com

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  23. I've been looking to try their products!

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  24. I'm going to be new to cloth diapering any day now, and am looking for the perfect detergent!

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  25. I would like to win it because I need everything in the clean up kit:) Plus I have been following your blog for awhile and I trust your opinion on items like this

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  26. i would love to try some new detergent. we are having issues with our current brand.
    gabby c.
    gcroshier@aol.com

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