Thursday, January 21, 2010

Giveaway- Vaska

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Winner- #34 Monkey's Momma


As a mom I do quite a bit of laundry every week! And with all of the environmental issues we face, not to mention our sensitive skin, it is really important to me to wash our clothing and linens in something that is safe for our world and our bodies.

Vaska sent me a sample of their Herbatergent! I was really excited to use this as it is the first eco-friendly laundry detergent that I've ever tried. When I opened the packet my senses were met by a light lavender scent that wasn't over-powering.

My preschooler had had an accident in her bed so my load of laundry comprised of her sheets and comforter. I also threw in her stuffed bunny to see how he'd come out of the wash. Here he is next to his friend who was washed in regular laundry detergent. Can you tell which one was washed in Herbatergent and which was washed in regular detergent?


When the laundry came out of the dryer I was pleasantly surprised by how soft everything was! If you cannot tell from the picture above the bunny on the left was washed in Vaska's Herbatergent! Look at how soft he is in comparison to our other bunny! He felt better than brand new. Not to mention my daughter's sheets and comforter were just as soft and smelled fresh, not as though she had had an accident! I even washed them on cold.

Taken directly from the Vaska website:

Vaska is among a select number of companies that have earned recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Design for the Environment Program (DfE). As a DfE partner, we have voluntarily committed to developing products that break down quickly to non-polluting compounds and help protect aquatic life in both fresh and salt water. In 2008, Vaska was awarded “champion” status – the highest level of recognition under the EPA’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative.
Buy It- Visit Vaska to purchase your own Herbatergent ($9.99), Herbasoft ($9.99), Oxygenbleach ($6.99) and Spotoff ($9.95).

Win It!- Amy at Vaska has generously offered one of my readers full-sized bottle of each: Herbatergent, Oxygenbleach and Spotoff, a $26.93 value!

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Important to Note:
Winner will be chosen at random using the Random Number Generator.
Open to US Residents only please.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email.

Contest ends January 31, 2010.


All opinions expressed herein are my own. I was not paid for this review.

96 comments:

  1. Founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry

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  2. Founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry

    pat
    pavanc01@embarqmail.com

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  3. Founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry

    pat
    pavancco1@embarqmail.com
    please note::
    this is the correct email, previous entry is wrong, sorry.

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  4. Vaska sells products safe for adults as well as toddlers!

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  5. Founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry

    I'm a fan on facebook for you and VASKA!!!

    fws_usa@live.com

    THANK YOU!!!

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  6. vaska is based in berkeley :)
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  7. i follow publicly
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  8. Vaska was awarded “champion” status of Design for the Environment Program (DfE)– the highest level of recognition under the EPA’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative.

    Great giveaway!

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  9. Margaret MorrisseyJanuary 21, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    I love that Vaska is safe for my kids and uses NO harmful chemicals WHATSOEVER! :) megmorrissey2873@yahoo.com

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  10. Margaret MorrisseyJanuary 21, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    I am a Fan of yours on Facebook - megmorrissey2873@yahoo.com

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  11. Margaret MorrisseyJanuary 21, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    I am a Fan of Vaska on Facebook! :) megmorrissey2873@yahoo.com

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  12. Founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry.

    arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

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  13. I follow your blog.

    arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

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  14. Vaska was founded in 1999.

    Jessica P.
    jessicap067@gmail.com

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  15. I am a fan of Vaska on Facebook...

    Jessica P.
    jessicap067@gmail.com

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  16. It's a Berkley based company founded in 1999 by a fashion designer named Julia Fry.

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  17. I am a fan of Vaska on Facebook.

    IvyintheWind@gmail.com

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  18. Vaska was awarded “champion” status – the highest level of recognition under the EPA’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative

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  19. Top hotels in San Francisco, including the Ritz Carlton, are among the commercial customers.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  20. I follow
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  21. Founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry


    I am a fan of Vaska and you on facebook

    preprimaryleann@aol.com

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  22. founded in 1999
    karin at kfirellis@hotmail.com

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  23. facebook fan of vaska
    karin at kfirellis@hotmail.com

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  24. Vaska was founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry. Vaska is also safe for infants and toddlers.
    Jackie at jandjbuilders@verizon.net

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  25. Fanned you on facebook. Already a fan of Vaska on facebook too.
    Jackie at jandjbuilders@verizon.net

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  26. Their product are safe for aquatic life, both salt-water and non-salt-water. How cool is that?

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  27. I follow you publicly, and I'm not ashamed to admit it! :)

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  28. Founded by fashion designer in 1999.

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  29. Your badge is displayed proudly on my blog sidebar.

    http://monkeysmomma.blogspot.com

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  30. Joy, Just a note. The pink print is rough on old eyes (i am 41 now, you know). Could you make the font bigger or change colors?

    Oh and I follow Vaska on Twitter.

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  31. I am fan on fb and got my sample of the detergent going to use it today on my sheets. Just havent done the laundry yet. all excited about trying it.

    marciascozyplace@hotmail.com

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  32. VASka fan too

    marciascozyplace@Hotmail.com

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  33. I am also very happy this safe detergent..

    marciascozyplace@hotmail.com

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  34. Vaska means, “to wash” in Faroese (Old Norse) – “til dag ar vask dag” means, “today is wash day.” Swedes, most Norwegians, and Icelanders speak a modern version of Old Norse. Vaska founder Julia Fry grew up in Minnesota, and the Nordic culture there remains dear to her heart. I copied from the FAQ at Vaska
    illyjunus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I learned that the top hotels in San Francisco, including the Ritz-Carlton and Joie de Vivre hotels, are among their commercial customers!

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  36. I'm following Vaska on Twitter! (molomatic)

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  37. Vaska was founded n 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry. The company is based in Berkeley, California.

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  38. The founder, Julia Fry, was a fashion designer who developed the Berkeley CA based company; Vaska. Their products use real herbs to clean without any harm done to people or our wonderful mother Earth.
    Vaska currently has 4 products: Herbatergent - a liquid laundry detergent using real lavender. Herbasoft - a liquid fabric softener, which leaves clothes soft and a light scent of lavender.
    Oxygenbleach - a chlorine-free bleach.
    Spotoff - an all natural stain remover for clothes, carpets & more.
    (I really, really want to win.)
    From Lindsborg (Little Sweden, USA)

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  39. i have never heard of this. i love lavender smell on all of my clothes. g_kolenda@yahoo.com

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  40. Vaska is a Berkly-based company founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry. Vaska offers laundry products for home and commercial use. I would love to this brand.

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  41. The founder, Julia Fry, was a fashion designer who developed the Berkeley CA based company; Vaska. Their products use real herbs to clean without any harm done to people or our wonderful mother Earth.
    Vaska currently has 4 products: Herbatergent - a liquid laundry detergent using real lavender. Herbasoft - a liquid fabric softener, which leaves clothes soft and a light scent of lavender.

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  42. The founder, Julia Fry, was a fashion designer who developed the Berkeley CA based company; Vaska. Their products use real herbs to clean without any harm done to people or our wonderful mother Earth.
    Vaska currently has 4 products: Herbatergent - a liquid laundry detergent using real lavender. Herbasoft - a liquid fabric softener, which leaves clothes soft and a light scent of lavender.

    Ashley M.
    Fan on Facebook!

    ashleyusmc19@yahoo.com

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  43. Their liquid Laundry detergent uses lavender and active botanicals to cleanse instead of chemicals.
    whocg23@gmail.com

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  44. I follow you publicly.
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  45. I am a facebook fan.
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  46. I am a vaska facebook fan.
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  47. I have your button on my blog.
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  48. I have your button on my blig #2
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  49. I have your button on my blog #3
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  50. I love a company that is not afraid to show full disclosure of their products, ingredients and EPA safety guidelines they conform to.

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  51. I learned that the word Vaska means, “to wash” in Old Norse. Thanks.

    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  52. This stuff is used in the top hotels in San Francisco, including the Ritz-Carlton and Joie de Vivre hotels

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  53. I have your button in my blog #1: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  54. I have your button in my blog #2: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  55. I have your button in my blog #3: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  56. I follow Vaska on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  57. I liked that it is safe (non-toxic) ingredients for all ages. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  58. Vaska was awarded “champion” status of Design for the Environment Program. I also like that their ingredients are safe.

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  59. Vaska is used in the top hotels in San Fransisco, including the Ritz-Carlton and Joie de Vivre.

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  60. I follow your blog

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  61. I follow Vaska on twitter @pixie13sweeps

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  62. I learned that it was founded by a fashion designer which I thought was neat!
    wood57495@yahoo.com

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  63. I fanned your facebook under Kelley Wood.

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  64. I like that it reduces static electricity and can be used w/ regular and HE machines.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. You can use Herbatergent in an HE washing machine. Yay!

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  66. They use real herbs in their products, so no harm is done to the environment!

    andquinn52000@yahoo.com

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  67. Follower

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  68. Twitter follower (lovelylovely2)

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  69. I learned that Vaska was actually founded by fashion designer (Julia Fry) -- in 1999.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. I am publicly following your blog (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. I am a Facebook fan of your site (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  72. I am a Facebook fan of Vaska (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. I am following Vaska on Twitter (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. I follow you on Facebook via Networked Blogs (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. Founded in 1999 by fashion designer Julia Fry, Vaska offers laundry products for home and commercial use.

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. Apparently the customers of the San Francisco area hotels who use Vaska love it!

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  77. I follow you on networked blogs

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