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
Spring is here, and it's time to tackle our toughest cleaning jobs! To help me get started on my spring cleaning, MomSelect and OxiClean sent me three of OxiClean's hardest-working products: OxiClean 4X Extreme Power Crystals, OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover, and OxiClean Laundry Detergent.
OxiClean 4X Extreme Power Crystals is a dishwasher detergent that breaks up crusted food, cleans dishes, and leaves dishwashers smelling fresh. We received the powder version (they also come in time-saving paks), and I love that it comes in a pourable bottle, so you can pour it directly into the dispenser instead of having to scoop it in -- much less mess! The dishes certainly get clean, but what I really like about using this detergent is that the dishwasher doesn't have a funky smell after it cleans a load of dishes! So often, our dishwasher smells like sulfur (maybe it's the hard water in our area), but I haven't noticed any smells at all since using OxiClean 4x Extreme Power Crystals.
The second product in OxiClean's Power Trio is the OxiClean Laundry Detergent. The first thing I noticed about this detergent is how much thicker it is than other liquid laundry detergents I've used. The second thing is how nice and fresh my clothes smell. I'm honestly not a big fan of scented laundry detergent, but with OxiClean Laundry Detergent, I'm left with just a faint, unidentifiable, clean scent rather than the cloying floral or citrus scents that many laundry detergents seem to have. It seems to work well on all kinds of clothes, and in cold water wash as well as hot water wash. I didn't even realize OxiClean made a laundry detergent, but I will definitely look for it the next time I have to replenish my stock of laundry detergent!
The third product I tested was OxiClean's White Revive Laundry Stain Remover -- and it's my favorite of all! I've pretty much banned my kids from purchasing any white clothing because anything white ends up getting stained and dingy, and no matter what I do, I can't seem to get some stains out. Even if the worst of the stains get out, the white fabric always looks greyish or yellowish. Our regular OxiClean Stain Remover powder is fantastic for removing stains from clothing, but even that has not been able to brighten up our white clothing.
The new OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover changed all that. I tried it on my sons' white soccer jerseys, which have had brown stains on them for years. I dissovled less than half a scoop of the powder in a basin filled with water, then soaked the 2 jerseys in the solution for about 4 hours. I tossed them into the laundry (using the OxiClean Laundry Detergent), and voila! The stains are almost completely gone. The shirts look brighter than ever. Alfie says the difference is really noticeable. Best of all, this product is bleach-free, so I don't have to worry about unsightly bleach stains in our other clothes!
I wasn't able to take before and after photos of the boys' white soccer jerseys, so I repeated the experiment with some white socks. 3Po and Jammy have soccer practice three times a week, so their white socks get a TON of abuse. Grass, mud, dirt, you name it, it finds its way onto those white socks.
I soaked the socks in a solution of about 1/4 scoop of OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover and water. After just 20 minutes of soaking, the water was already cloudy and dirty -- the stain remover had lifted up so much dirt from the socks already! The socks already looked whiter, but there were still lots of areas with dirt and stains. I threw the socks in the laundry along with our other whites, and after the load was done, I took out the socks and inspected them.
Grass stains? Completely gone. Dirt and mud? Completely gone. The whites are definitely whiter. Note, the bottoms of the top right sock are still a bit dingy, not completely white .... but maybe with a longer soaking, they'll get there. OxiClean has not let me down yet!
Disclosure: 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. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.