I decided last December that I was going to go to BlogHer 11 in San Diego and quickly purchased my ticket (and one for my best friend who is joining me this year). I didn’t actually think to much about obtaining a sponsor at that time. In January I made a last minute decision to attend Blissdom and sent out a plea for sponsors for the coming year. I never did get a sponsor for Blissdom but I went anyways (BEST decision ever)!
To my surprise though I did get one email back from a fellow online friend that I met back in 2009. It was about the time I joined Twitter and met up with the wonderful cloth diapering community that our paths first crossed. I’m not even sure when our first ‘meeting‘ was but I know it involved cloth diapers. At the time this friend of mine was connected with the GADBaby Diapers and had sent me an adorable pink and black side-snapping diaper to review. It was around that same time that she gave birth to one of the hottest companies in the cloth diapering industry…
Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper & Laundry Detergent!
That’s right…the fabulous Kim Webb of Rockin’ Green wanted to be my BlogHer sponsor for 2011. Rockin’ Green has been a regular supporter of The Eco Chic and was a partial sponsor for my BlogHer 10 trip. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 2 years since our little community on Twitter got started and continues to explode! With over 5,000 Twitter followers and over 14,000 Facebook fans Rockin’ Green was one of the first detergents exclusively formulated as a cloth diaper detergent – and they remain a leader in the industry.
In the beginning there was only the Classic Rock to choose from and it worked wonderfully. Now their line consists of Soft Rock, Hard Rock (my favorite), Funk Rock, and these other great products:
- Magnetic laundry scoop
- Shake it Up pail freshener
- Diaper sprayer
- Dryer balls
- Rockin’ Delish Yum Bum Butter (which I’m dying to try)
- and I hear there are more surprises in the works including ReMix – a new improved version of the original detergents we all know and love.
There have been some name changes and scent changes too. My once favorite Cherry Lemonade is now retired. In its place came the rockin’ scents we know today:
- Mighty Mighty Marshmallow (my current laundry room delight)
- Smashing Watermelons
- The Green Tea’s
- Rage Against the Raspberry (on my wishlist to try next)
- Motley Clean
- Lavender Mint Revival
- and Bare Naked Babies (unscented)
As always Rockin’ Green remains 100% phosphate free, enzyme free, free of fillers and optical brighteners, and continues to use only natural scents in all their products. Rockin’ Green is now a household name for most cloth diapering parents and is available all around the world – not just in the US. Rockin’ Green is sold in specialty stores around the globe including at my favorite online cloth diapering retailer, Kelly’s Closet (affiliate link). Samples start at just $1.25.
So what does all of this mean for you (and me)? For starters if you are going to BlogHer 11 in San Diego this August you’ll find me in black & green sporting the Rockin’ Green logo and handing out some goodies. I’ll be hosting some contests and have some fun games for fans both at BlogHer and at home. Two lucky BlogHer attendees will even get a chance to win a Rockin’ Green Bundle of goodness! Of course, more details will follow leading up to the conference.
In the meantime, you may see a few posts about Rockin’ Green, their new products, and special offers. Be sure to sign up for their latest special feature – 52 Weeks of Clean. Kim and her team will be sending out a new tip each week by mobile phone or email to help you green your cleaning routine. These tips aren’t just for the cloth diapering fans either – did you know that you can use Rockin’ Green all around your home? You can clean your sinks, your toilets, your floors, and more! I’m sure Kim will share some of these tips with us in her 52 Weeks of Clean so be sure to sign up.
Share your Rockin’ Green story in the comments! When did you first hear of Rockin’ Green? What is your favorite retired scent? What is your favorite current scent? Which variety works best for you? How was Rockin’ Green impacted your life?
Are you going to BlogHer 11? Be sure to vote on our Room of Your Own – Natural Parenting, Making the World A Better Place for Our Kids (and Us) With Our Blogs. I’ll be updating my Conferences & Sponsors page with new information about my trip.