Molly’s Suds 100% Natural Laundry Powder and Wool Dryer Balls Review and Giveaway {ARV $41}

By Erin
In Around the House
May 20, 2013
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Natural Laundry Powder

Between The Mister’s crawl space coated work clothes, spit up splatters on my clothes, proof of Luv’s rough and tumble play style, and Bugsy figuring out how to put the avocado *in* his mouth… not to mention cloth diapers? Laundry day is every day in our home. So I was happy to discover Molly’s Suds was sending me some of their 100% Natural Laundry Powder to try out![*]

Molly’s Suds was created by a fellow mom searching for answers after her daughter’s tragic still birth. She began researching; looking at animal studies, medical studies, ingredient lists full of chemicals… and surmised that she could do better.

Considering the rating the Environmental Working Group {EWG} gave Molly’s Suds, I would say they *did* do better. EWG is a site I use fairly often to look up products and ingredients along with any concerns that may be connected to them. Molly’s Suds received an A – that majorly impressed me.

mollys suds all natural laundry powder

100% Natural Laundry Powder

After reading the back of the bag, I was excited to do a load of laundry. Seriously. One thing to note is that you sprinkle the detergent directly in the wash drum – even for HE/front loading machines. I triple checked that I had read that right and followed the directions. This powder also is recommended to use with warm water cycles. That isn’t a problem when I’m washing cloth diapers or his work clothes, but I do try to use cold cycles for everything else to balance out energy usage. I’d love to see a cold water option from Molly’s Suds as well.

washing Luv's duvet cover...I noticed later that Bugsy was watching *chuckle*

washing Luv’s duvet cover…I noticed later that Bugsy was watching *chuckle*

Other details to note:

○● The ingredients are simple: sodium carbonate from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, sodium bicarbonate, epsom salt (epsomite), sea salt, and organic peppermint essential oil
○● The “no” ingredient list is long {but that is a good thing}: No sodium laureth/lauryl sulfates, no phosphates, no petrochemicals, no formaldehyde, no parabens, no 1,4 dioxane, no fillers, no Diethanolamines, no synthetic surfactants, no PEG (polyethylene glycols), no NPE (nonylphenol ethoxylates).
○● Gluten-free: this is something I have been paying close attention to lately as I cannot eat or apply glutens. My skin does better without them.
○● Enzyme free formula and safe to use for cloth diapers! Hooray for that! Your water type may need more than one tablespoon of powder.
○● Biodegradable, certified vegan, and certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny.

each bag has angel baby Molly's footprints ♥

each bag has angel baby Molly’s footprints ♥

Doing the math:

One four+ pound bag of Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder will tackle about 128 loads {depending on what you’re washing and your water type}. One bag costs $21…

mollys suds price per load

That’s about 17¢ per load!

After using Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder with each load for a couple of weeks now, I can honestly say I am sold. I use an extra scoop when I wash The Mister’s work clothes {something I did regardless of the brand of detergent – you’d understand if you heard about what he has to do!}. It also works great on cloth diapers. I’ve used a tablespoon per load so far and have had no repelling or stinky issues with Bugsy’s diapers. It rinses away, no residues to mix with the ammonia of urine and irritate his sensitive skin.

Wool Dryer Balls

Molly’s Suds also sent us a three-pack of their Wool Dryer Balls. I’m familiar with the benefits of using these little guys, but only recently did I *finally* start using them. Wool naturally wicks up moisture, so wool dryer balls help reduce drying time. Depending on the load size and how many dryer balls, a load can finish up to 15-30% faster. Use less energy by simply throwing them in the dryer! Plus, anything that lessens the amount of time I spend doing and waiting on laundry is fabulous!

For maximum reduction in drying time (about 30%) we recommend 9 Dryer Balls.
~ Molly’s Suds

*tip* upcycle the burlap bag and use it for gift wrap!

*tip* upcycle the burlap bag and use it for gift wrap!

I am not a fan of dryer sheets or fabric softener as it is, but wool dryer balls are a natural, sustainable resource that also helps soften clothes. Once the dryer is finished, I remove the clothes and leave the dryer balls inside – ready to be used for the next load! Wool Dryer Balls are available at Molly’s Suds for $20. Considering they will last about three years, I’d say that is a *naturally* worthy investment!

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natural laundry giveaway

One reader will win a bag of Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder and a set of 3 Wool Dryer Balls!
Open to US residents – ARV $41 – Open until June 2nd @ 9pm PST

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* [Erin received the mentioned product{s}, free of charge, to facilitate her review. All opinions are those of the reviewer only. Review product and giveaway prize provided by Molly's Suds through Green Moms Media.]

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Erin is a hopelessly devoted wife & momma to a five year old girl and a one year old boy. For the past year she has been on a quest to get back to the basics...

139 Responses to “Molly’s Suds 100% Natural Laundry Powder and Wool Dryer Balls Review and Giveaway {ARV $41}”

  1. Ken Ohl says:

    dog shampoo love to try. thankyou, ken

  2. Jackie says:

    I’d like to try the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo
    Thanks!

  3. Audra Weathers says:

    I also like their dog shampoo. I like their reminder that if a product has a big lather, it’s toxic. I had read that before but forgotten.

  4. latanya says:

    Molly’s Suds All Sport

  5. Elizabeth M says:

    http://www.mollyssuds.com/mollys-suds-dog-shampoo/

    I would love to give this dog shampoo to my mom for her smelly dogs

  6. The Dog Shampoo looks interesting!

  7. Sonya says:

    I would like to try the All-Sport.

  8. Nancy says:

    I like their Starter Set and the Dog Shampoo.

  9. Dorothy Teel says:

    Think I would love to check into the All Sport ifor my personal apparel and delicates

  10. Fawn H says:

    Molly’s Suds All Sport

  11. bobbi c says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  12. Stephanie Grant says:

    I would also like to try their Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  13. Terri says:

    I would like to try the Molly’s Suds All Sport

  14. Krista Grandstaff says:

    I LOVE the all sports…we have nasty uniforms and gear here that could definitely use some love…I hate using heavy chemicals on them to make them tolerable…this would be worth looking into :)

  15. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would also like to have their Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo.

  16. ANN*H says:

    I would like to try the dog shampoo for my sons dog – they live in the country ,so you know the dog gets smelly running around outside

  17. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d like to give the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo a try.

  18. Andrea says:

    I like the Molly’s Suds All Sport!

  19. Michelle says:

    I lie the dryer balls.

  20. Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo for my little Toto.

  21. Allison Downes says:

    Would love to try the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

    thanks for the nice giveaway!

  22. Stephanie Larison says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  23. sandra davis says:

    the Hunter’s Starter Kit

  24. Cynthia C says:

    I found out the have Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  25. Amy L says:

    I’d like to try their dog shampoo, which is tear-free and has essential oils to help repel flees.

  26. Kate K says:

    Like to try the Suds All Sport

  27. Ranu Tanu says:

    Molly’s Suds All Sport looks like an interesting product. Never knew they had special detergents for gym clothes.

  28. steve weber says:

    I want to try the dog shampoo.

  29. gala says:

    Molly’s Suds All Sport looks intersting

  30. Shannon F says:

    The Molly’s Suds All Sport would be great to have!

  31. Michele P says:

    I also like the Mollys Suds All Sport.

  32. Elena G says:

    I woud like to try the Molly’s Suds All Sport.

  33. BILL HOFF says:

    all sport

  34. Samantha Fergus says:

    I like the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo!

  35. Erin B. says:

    I would try the All Sport! Great idea and I have never used anything like that before!

  36. Vicki Hall says:

    I love that theres no animal testing And I’d like to try the dog shampoo

  37. Kenzi says:

    I would like to try their dog shampoo!

  38. Erin C. says:

    The starter pack

  39. nicole says:

    they have dog shampoo! how sweet

  40. Beth Ann says:

    I’d love to try the doggy shampoo! I love new things for my precious pup. :)

  41. Ashley Tucker says:

    Molly Suds dog shampoo

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  43. Robert Lloyd says:

    I’d be interested in trying the dog shampoo.

  44. Jen H says:

    i love that they have dog shampoo!!

  45. mary says:

    dryer balls!

  46. Julie B. says:

    the Molly Suds All Sport

  47. Stephanie O says:

    All Sport Suds

  48. Sharon Kaminski says:

    another item that caught my eye was the molly suds laundry detergent

  49. Emily says:

    The dog shampoo is great!

  50. polly says:

    would love to try their dog shampoo for our golden retriever

  51. paulette schneider says:

    Definitely the Molly’s Suds All Sport, I’m a runner. Between the sweat stains and the discoloration caused by my sunscreen my active gear always looks grungy.

  52. Eva Lepe says:

    I would like to try it for cloth diapers!

  53. Jasmine says:

    I’d like the Starter Set.

  54. Sarah Hayes says:

    id like to try the dog shampoo

  55. Kristi C says:

    I like the All Sport.

  56. Julie Ghrist says:

    the all sport caught my eye! we could really use that around here :)

  57. Vanessa says:

    I’d like to try the All Sport.

  58. Lynette says:

    The dog wash is ideal! You don’t think sometimes about how chemicals can also affect your animals!

  59. Aimee P. says:

    Molly suds dog shampoo

  60. Helen May says:

    I like the starter kit. It has the dryer balls and laundry soap and the sport wash.

  61. Carol says:

    I’d like to try the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  62. Victoria Carlson says:

    The Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo also looks great! Definitely need this for our dog! :)

  63. Patricia B says:

    I would love to try Molly Suds sport wash!

  64. I would love to try the Dog Shampoo. I have a very stinky long hair dog.

  65. Kate O'Brien says:

    The dog shampoo also caught my eye.

  66. Joanna F says:

    The all-sport

  67. Robert says:

    I would love the all sport too.

  68. Robin Wilson says:

    Their Molly Suds Dog Shampoo! Wish they had conditioner too!

  69. dawn k says:

    I’d like the Molly’s Suds Starter Pack.

  70. Michelle Lee says:

    Would love to try the All Sport too.

  71. Shirisha Prodduturi says:

    Starter set

  72. April M says:

    The All Sport looks interesting, but not as much as the detergent & dryer balls!

  73. Anna T says:

    I need a Molly’s Suds Starter Pack

  74. Sarah L says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo
    Thanks for the contest.

  75. I’d love to try the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo! on our sweet little Charlie (puppy)!

  76. Sarah S says:

    Dog shampoo!

  77. Julia says:

    Molly’s Suds All Sport looked like it would be useful to use at our house.

  78. Monique Eckert says:

    The dog shampoo sounds neat.

  79. Christine says:

    he Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  80. nikki c says:

    I would love to try the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo!

  81. Christine M says:

    I would love to try the All Sport for my hubby’s funky PT clothes

  82. Amylynn H says:

    The Suds All Sport looks interesting!

  83. Lianne says:

    The starter set!

  84. Lisa P. says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  85. Trisha W. says:

    I think my sister might like the All Sport product.

  86. JenniferB says:

    dog shampoo

  87. Julie L. says:

    Oooh, the dog shampoo sounds fantastic!

  88. Emily Mahr says:

    I like Molly’s Suds All Sport – it gets the sweat smell and stains out.

  89. Valerie says:

    The all sports detergent looks like nothing I’ve ever seen before!

  90. Jessica D. says:

    I would try the dog shampoo for sure!

  91. Debra Hall says:

    i like the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  92. Diana S says:

    Wow my Wheaton Terrier would love the Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo, that caught my eye! WOOF!

  93. Saver Sara says:

    The All Sport

  94. Krystal says:

    I’d love to try the All Sport on my husband’s running clothes.

  95. Nicole Sender says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo caught my eye!

  96. melina r says:

    like Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

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  99. Camelia says:

    I have dogs so Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo sounds cool.

  100. Katy C. says:

    I would love a starter pack! The sport formula might work on my yucky, sweaty work clothes!

  101. sarah f says:

    dog shampoo!

  102. Denise Welch says:

    Molly’s Suds All Sport

  103. Amber says:

    Thanks for hosting this fantastic giveaway! I went to their website & their all sport also piqued my interest because now that it’s summer in the South, my boys make plenty of sweaty laundry every day, haha.

    I’m excited to see it looks like we have the same washing machine…. Now I’m going to go stalk to see if you’ve posted your diaper wash routine!

  104. Melanie says:

    I like the starter pack

  105. trisha kilpatrick says:

    Molly’s Suds All Sport because I have a 12-year-old son who’s really into soccer.

  106. Lisa Fox says:

    I like that they offer a starter pack

  107. Julia says:

    The molly sud’s all sport looks interesting.

  108. Geri Fink says:

    I would love to try Molly’s dog shampoo. I would love to switch her shampoo to something with less chemicals.

  109. Susan Smith says:

    The Dog Shampoo would be great as I have 4 dogs

  110. Jennifer V says:

    Would love to try these!

  111. Erica R. says:

    The Molly’s suds dog shampoo

  112. Laura says:

    I’d like to try the dog shampoo – one of my dogs has very sensitive skin!

  113. Charlotte R says:

    I like the dog shampoo. I am almost out of my cheapo Walmart stuff, and that would be a better replacement.

  114. Gillian Stafford says:

    I would love to try the laundry soap :)

  115. beth c says:

    the all sport looks great! our yoga mats could probably use a good scrub-down with some of that!!! ;D thanks so much for the great giveaway! :) happy spring!

  116. Jenny R. says:

    The All Sport looks like a great idea!

  117. Carol K says:

    The All Sport would be nice to try too!

  118. Molly’s Suds All Sport also caught my eye

  119. Maria D. says:

    I like that they have a sample size of laundry soap! Thanks for the giveaway!

  120. Katie Collett says:

    the ALL sport !

  121. Alexandria says:

    We have FOUR inside dogs, so the dog shampoo would be awesome to try!

  122. Karrie Millheim says:

    The dog shampoo.. I have three dogs and i bet it could do wonders on them

  123. Clarissa s says:

    I like Molly’s suds dog shampoo, this caught my eye

  124. Michelle C says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  125. Candie L says:

    I like the all sport. Thank you

  126. kim clemons says:

    Molly’s Suds All Sport

  127. Gaye M says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo sounds like a good product to try.

  128. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to try the Molly’s Suds All Sport

  129. I’d like the dog shampoo

  130. Virginia Rowell says:

    I would love to try the dog shampoo. I’m always looking for a new shampoo for my little Precious.

  131. Breanne says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  132. laurie says:

    Molly’s Suds Dog Shampoo

  133. tina reynolds says:

    I would go for the dog shampoo

  134. Christine N says:

    I plan to CD baby boy when he arrives in August and haven’t bought laundry materials yet so would love to try anything. It would be so awesome to win. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  135. Brigette Streeper says:

    I want to try the laundry powder.

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