Cleaner Laundry and Dishes With Soccer Mom Approved OxiClean

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for OxiClean. I received three product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Oxi Clean Cleaner Laundry and Dishes With Soccer Mom Approved OxiClean

As a mom to a travel soccer playing middle school girl and an active 3rd grader, I know a thing or two about dirty laundry. In fact, it’s one thing we never seem to have a shortage of at our house! OxiClean is now part of my laundry arsenal, but I was not aware that they now make a fantastic dishwashing detergent and I was eager to try it out in our new dishwasher.

We’ve been testing out three OxiClean products for the past month or so (and just in time for a very wet and rainy spring season opening soccer tournament in Kentucky):

  • OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover
  • Oxi Clean Laundry Detergent
  • Oxi Clean Dishwasher Detergent

The new 4X Extreme Power Crystals Dish Detergent is concentrated and requires half the amount of “usual” detergents. My husband is a fantastic cook and we do a LOT of cooking at home. The only down side to more cooking is more dirty dishes to run through the dishwasher each night. This new dish detergent from OxiClean breaks up cooked on stains, white film, and even lipstick and tomato stains from plastic. There’s nothing worse than putting away “clean” glassware only to discover caked on lipstick. 4X Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent comes in both Fresh Clean and Lemon Clean scents. I also love the slim packaging of the crystals as the bottle doesn’t take up much room underneath our kitchen sink.

The White Revive Laundry Stain Remover is perfect for getting my daughter’s white soccer uniform looking like new again, despite many, many hours on the field. Her team plays in sun, rain, mud…you name it. And Mother Nature likes to leave signature grass stains and mud stains behind. This laundry stain remover comes in a generously-sized 3 pound tub good for 45 loads of laundry, which is ideal for tackling family size loads. It’s perfect for a laundry safe alternative to liquid chlorine bleach as it has no chlorine, no harsh smell, and is safe on colors. It’s also a frugal friendly choice since it’s the equivalent of 2.8 bottles of liquid bleach.

Last but not least we’ve been trying out OxiClean Laundry Detergent and it’s been getting the most use around our house. This detergent is available in liquid form and time saving packs and I am loving the fresh scent. It’s not too overpowering or strong with perfume, but clean and refreshing.  OxiClean detergent uses three stain fighter to lift off all kinds of stains ranging from grease to oil, grass and even red wine (yea for me as I LOVE red wine).

Follow OxiClean on Facebook for news and updates about all their products (just in time for spring cleaning!)

How much laundry do you do per week? I am sure I do at least a load or two a day on average and that’s “just” for our family of four!

Armstrong Style Is Looking Up Home Renovation Giveaway

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Armstrong Residential Ceilings. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

We live in a circa 1968 ranch style house and I love working on simple DIY cosmetic upgrades that really enhance the value, and the beauty, of our home.

You might think of Armstrong as a brand that just makes beautiful flooring but they are also behind Armstrong Residential Ceilings, which is an easy and affordable way to give any room a face-lift.

Now through March 15, enter for a chance to win a $2,500 room makeover grand prize (including an Armstrong ceiling, installation credit, and a $1,000 Lowe’s gift card) in Armstrong Residential Ceilings’ “Style Is Looking Up” Giveaway. Each week a winner will also be randomly selected to receive a $50 Lowe’s gift card. Visit the Armstrong Residential Ceilings Facebook page to enter!

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Bring the Great Outdoors Inside with the Air Wick National Parks Collection

Air Wick National Parks Limited Edition Bring the Great Outdoors Inside with the Air Wick National Parks Collection

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Air Wick. I received product samples from the Air Wick National Parks Collection to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I love candles and I am always on the lookout for new home fragrances for our two-dog household! Burning a candle and turning on jazz in the evenings is one of my favorite ways to help our house unwind. I especially love fragrances that are inspired by nature, whether it be the ocean, flowers, or trees. I don’t really like candles that smell like food or candles that are too strong. Candles and home fragrances are a great way to add a homey, personal touch to your house without spending a lot of money.

Air Wick has released a new National Parks Collection of scented oils, candles reed diffusers, pus a freshmatic spray in six limited edition fragrances that are perfect for your home if, like me, you love fragrances that are inspired by nature. All six scents pay homage to a national park and the natural resources that make it beautiful and unique AND proceeds from the Air Wick® National Park Collection will support the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

Grand Canyon: Be awestruck by the breathtaking majesty of Grand Canyon National Park and discover the subtle floral notes of delicate cactus blossoms carried in the warm summer breeze.

Virgin Islands: Find yourself in the idyllic paradise of Virgin Islands National Park and uncover the delightful notes of tropical plumeria and sweet honeysuckle.

American Samoa: Explore the lush paradise of American Samoa National Park to experience the sweet refreshing notes of native coconut and island palms.

Denali: Seek renewal in the sun-drenched valleys of Denali National Park to breathe in the clean notes of pure cotton grass and fresh spring air.

Gulf Islands: Bask in the fragrant scents that take you to the Gulf Islands, rich in white sand beaches and seashores that evoke sun-drenched sweet notes of a summertime paradise.

Hawaii: Escape to a tropical island sunset at Honokohau National Historical Park and savor the unspoiled notes of exotic papaya and hibiscus flower.

I was sent a sampler pack that included four different scented oils as well as the American Samoa candle, which is a wonderful combination of sweet coconut and island palms. Mango, green grass, and tuberose help round out the scent of this candle, which is a refreshing scent without being too floral or overpowering. The plug-in scented oil diffuser is perfect for placing in a bathroom or entryway (which is where I have ours placed) for a subtle hint of scent when you enter the room.

This limited edition collection was crafted by fragrance experts who spend countless hours to recreate the smells you are likely to experience if you visited the places represented in this collection. I love the candle collection. I’ve purchased pricey candles in boutiques, and the frosted glass containers Air Wick’s new National parks Collection candles come in are nice enough to mix in with your home decor, from the bathroom to the bedroom.

The full range of products, available in stores now, retails from $2.99 – $5.99 making them a reasonable way to freshen your house up this summer.

Which National Parks Collection scent would you want to try in your home?