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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Win It!: Nikwax Products

Review: Nikwax Cleaning Products


I was recently introduced to Nikwax's family  of green cleaning products. As I learned more about their products, it really motivated me to want to try them out on my backpack that I carry the baby in when we go hiking, as well as, my my husband's camping gear!


First, we tried the Tech Wash by hand washing our baby backpack.  Below are just a few places that we visited with the baby backpack. I wish that we could have thrown the backpack in the washer, but the assembly makes that difficult, so we washed it by hand in the bath tub. After we washed it, I wondered why we never cleaned this sooner! I guess that sometimes you buy something and don't think to clean it that often, but if this were a hand-me-down, I would have wondered right away about which products to use to clean it. 





We also used the Tech Wash on one of my husband's jackets, followed by the TX Direct.  I had hoped to do Before-And-After photos, but I guess that I had different lighting in the photos so I felt that I wasn't really showing the difference very well and figured that I should just show a picture of the final jacket. I love how the water beads up on this jacket which is nice in spring when there is a lot of light rain.



Finally, we used the Sandal Wash and it was awesome. It was easy to apply and scrub. I also liked that the scent was not overpowering.  Our Before-And-After pictures are below, but I realize that the lighting in the photograph doesn't do a great job showing how vibrant the sandal material is after we washed them. In person, you would notice the changes much better.



In summary, these products are great not only because they are gentle and green, but also because we found them to be effective!





Contest: 
Enter to win a Nikwax prize pack with Sandal Wash, Tech Wash, Base Wash, TX Direct, and Rug Wash by posting a comment with the product that you are most excited about. (I was excited about the Tech Wash because my husband's closet full of camping gear needed it!)  You can learn more about the products before you decide by checking out: http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/index.php   We'll choose a winner on April 10, 2012 and the winner will have 24 hours to respond with their address so that we can send it to the sponsor to fulfill the prizes!  If we don't hear from them within 24 hours, we'll choose a different winner.  Good luck!


LEARN MORE:
I was provided with this information that really motivated me to try Nikwax! "Laundering with Nikwax in place of detergent is a gentle, green, and effective way to clean, protect, and prolong the life of your favorite clothes, outdoor gear and shoes.  Nikwax is 100% waterbased and biodegradable and does not contain fluorocarbons/VOCs, which means it is safe for your family, your washer and the environment. 

Give cloth diaper covers a boost with 
Nikwax's TX Direct.  Waterproof the covers with this leading waterproofing product and make leaks a thing of the past. 
This new waterproofer surpasses industry mandates for waterproofing and resiliency by 50-times, and is so effective that it offersfive times more protection than the original formula.  With an easy spray on or wash in option, you can waterproof anything in a jif.

Another great product to consider is Tech Wash. Maybe you inherited some super cute, yet a little stained or stinky, hand me downs from friends or big sis.  This wash-in cleaner safely and gently refreshes clothing and equipment, and revitalizes breathability and water-repellency. This product is a non-detergent soap that can be used regularly to clean clothing, and even baby equipment, without damaging the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coatings (so great for those dirty cloth diapers). Use this product instead of detergent for getting out those funky smells and stains of spit up or throw up, or just food tossed up, from your baby's, or your, clothes."








I am appreciative of the free products that we received for this review. I was not monetarily compensated for this review and all opinions are honest and my own. We are not responsible for prize fulfillment. However, we have never had a problem in the past with a sponsor's fulfillment of a prize and we are willing to assist in communication if any problems ever arise.

44 comments :

  1. Tech Wash sounds great. I would love to use it on my husbands wind jacket. The waterproofing on it is going out!
    This is a great company. Thanks for getting me aware of it
    My email is in my profile - frugalohio at gmail dot com

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  2. We go camping all the time. Actually we are going next weekend. This would also go good in my running shoes. Gearing up for my second half marathon this year!

    My email is my profile as well. I'd LOVE to try this product out!

    Allison

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  3. Good idea to wash your tent and camping equipment every decade! :)

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  4. I would love to try sandal wash sounds great product.
    mamilibelula at gmail dot com

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  5. The rug wash would be awesome!

    kkloskin@hotmail.com

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  6. hi hopping over from the Drop It Like It's HOT Hop

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  7. Sounds like a quality product. I'd love to try this.

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  8. I would like to try the Tech Wash...on all my kids clothing! (...they can never remember their jackets...)

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  9. The Tech Wash and the Sandal Wash both sound great!
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I want the wash in. ava.parrot@gmail.com

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  11. I would love to try the rug wash! Thanks!

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  12. What a handy product to know about - I'm with you ... we often buy items especially for the kids and then figure out how we are going to clean them

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  13. I am excited about the Tech Wash because it sounds like something I would use! Thank you for the giveaway!

    ~Beeb

    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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  14. The rug wash is something I'd like to try.

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  15. Tech wash sounds great! my husband is a biker and we love outdoor stuff! I know we could really use it on all of our stuff!

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  16. I'd like to try the sandal wash.

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  17. Looks like a great product! I'd love to try it, thanks for the post!

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  18. I would like to try the Tech Wash on my jacket. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  19. I'd like to try the sandal wash on my husbands VFF barefoot running shoes!
    jenswps at yahoo . com

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  20. Definately the tech wash! Thanks for the chance!
    braundk at comcast.net

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  21. would love to try Nikwax's TX Direct.
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

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  22. Would love to try the TX Direct. My husband and I just bought our first set of camping equipment (always borrowed before), and it still needs to be waterproofed!

    eastcoastgirl09 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  23. I'd love to have the Tech Wash. Sounds like the perfect thing to clean my jacket with. Thanks for the giveaway.
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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  24. Sandal Wash, I have 4 messy boys!!

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  25. We could definitely use the sandal wash! Those things get some pretty rough use all summer! Great reviews on great products. Thanks!
    michelle.wanderingstill@gmail.com

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  26. I'm most excited about the Sandal Wash. I have some teva's that were put away in storage, and should have been cleaned better before they were put away
    klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. Not really much af an outdoors person, so the rug wash would be ideal!

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  28. I would love to try the rug wash! alicia82277@yahoo.com

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  29. Tech wash :)

    akalolcat @hotmail.com

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  30. I am most excited about the sandal wash!! :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  31. I am most excited about the sandal wash as well. This will come in handy at my home.

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  32. I am most excited for the tech wash to use on our coats at home! They always have stubborn areas. awilson614@gmail.com

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  33. I'm most excited about the tech wash, I'd use it for a jacket.

    cbstrat (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. The rug wash would be great!
    adaliadelcompar at gmail dot com

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  35. I'd love to try the Tech Wash for sneakers!

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  36. Sandal wash definitely for mine and my husbands sandals!

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  37. Rug Wash sound amazing, we got new carpet in out house about a year age, and there are some spots the could really use a good cleaning!
    agwwga@hotmail.com

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  38. I would love to try it.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  39. I like Tech Wash (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  40. I would love to try all the products but especially the sandal wash

    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  41. Rug Wash!
    i_love_you28@myway.com

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