Oct 192015


Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 19

New baby on the way? Your time of hour-long makeup sessions, expensive face masks and fancy lotions and potions is about to come to an end, from now on your bathroom is all about your squishy little bundle of joy and his/her bath time routine. Especially for our Welcome Baby Giveaway our lovely friends at Curash have put together a great Curash Prize Pack to help you get started:

Curash range

Babies may be small in size but you’ll be surprised by how much room their bath essentials take up in your bathroom cupboard!

Curash Gift PackWhether it’s the daily bath or a relaxing massage, a dry patch of skin or teething trouble, a simply nappy change or nasty nappy rash, Curash has all your baby needs covered. Loved for years by Aussie mums the Curash range is wide available at major supermarkets, pharmacies and other retailers across the country and it’s affordable too, so you’ll never have to go without your favourite Curash product.

To find out more about Curash, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.curash.com.au.

For your chance to win a $50 Curash Prize Pack (Contents randomly selected) enter our giveaway below:

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Jun 212014


When you have four young, and very messy, children, laundry takes up the majority of your household chores. Sorting, washing or soaking, hanging, drying, folding and tidying it all away, it is an endless cycle at our house and sometimes clothes don’t even make it back into the cupboard. We do at least one load of washing a day and when you go through laundry products as fast as we do you can’t help but wonder what exactly you are putting in your washing machine every time you add another scoop…

Research has shown that the majority of washing powder contains large amounts of fillers, petrochemical surfactants and synthetic perfumes, doing damage to your washing machine, your clothing and your (and your family’s) health. Euca wants to turn the powder white world of laundry products upside down and inform Aussie families about what’s really in their favourite detergent.

Euca Laundry LiquidEuca Lightning Products contain Australian eucalyptus oil, well known for its pleasant fragrance and excellent cleaning and anti bacterial qualities, and are 100% soluble. Free from synthetic perfumes, phosphates and enzymes and significantly lower in sodium Euca Laundry Liquid is safer and healthier for your family, better for your washing machine and the environment and ideal for grey water and septic systems. Being 100% concentrate and suitable for cold water you need less of it and use less energy too!

Euca Laundry PowderEuca Laundry Powder is by far the easiest laundry powder you’ll find in Australia. Whether you have a front loader or top loader, you want your laundry bright than bright, darker than dark or have got a mixed load, whether you wash hot or cold or need a grey water friendly option, Euca has got everyone and everything covered with one great laundry product. If you or your family members have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies all natural Euca Laundry Powder is perfect for you.

Depending on your washing machine (top or front loader) and your load (light, medium or heavy soiled) you can get up to 100 washes out of a 2kg pack ($11.95), making Euca a very economical choice for eco conscious families. Larger sizes and refill packages are available for even better value for money.

Euca Laundry SoakerAs most mums will know some stains do need a bit of extra attention, if you have one of these tricky spots to fight Euca Soaker is just what you need. You can add it to your normal load as brightening booster, use it to make up a powerful cleaning paste or create a pre-wash spray; one product, many uses. Unlike most other laundry brighteners it contains no harsh chlorine bleaches so you can get your dirty laundry clean without the nasty chemicals.

Next time you browse the laundry aisle in your local supermarket look further than the size of the box. Don’t pay for fillers, chemicals and other unnecessary ingredients, shop smart and safe with Euca.

To find out more about Euca, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.euca.com.au.

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Jun 282013

Cold Power

The most heartwarming smile, the tiniest fingers and toes, big sparkling eyes and a cute little nose, I just love everything about babies except the large amounts of washing they create. Somehow I thought that one little person extra wouldn’t make much difference when it came to my already huge laundry pile, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Just for fun I have collected all the washing I have done this week for the baby only (imagine all the winter washing from the other five of us on top of that!):

Tiny baby, big washing pile

Tiny baby, big washing pile

Cold Power Sensitive TouchCountless sets of clothes, bedlinen, wraps, towels and of course an enormous pile of burp clothes, our little Sybil is an expert at making dirty washing. Because of our experience with eczema in our older children we are very aware of the first symptoms and unfortunately it looks like Sybil may have inherited the same sensitive skin as the others. When it comes to skincare products and washing powder I try to avoid unnecessary ‘nasties’ that could irritate her delicate skin.

Because I do at least one wash every day we go through our detergent quite quickly so I was pretty happy to receive a bottle of the new Cold Power Sensitive Touch laundry liquid to try. Cold Power Sensitive Touch is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested and is free from perfumes, something that often triggers irritation of both skin and airways. This ‘gentle’ promise is backed up by a partnership with the Eczema Association of Australasia so I felt confident it was a safe choice for our family. I have not noticed any difference in their breathing or skin so Cold Power has earnt a tick there.

We put it to the test: Approved!

We put it to the test: Approved!

Cold Power Sensitive Touch may be gentle on the skin but of course a laundry detergent is not very useful if the washing doesn’t come out clean. As the name suggests Cold Power stands out from other laundry products by its ability to deliver excellent results in cold water, saving you both energy and money. I will admit that I normally wash with warm water because my kids take out the no.1 prize when it comes to making stains and those stains don’t easily budge without hot water (or so I thought).

Cold Power SSI didn’t think they would but the cleaning results with Cold Power Sensitive Touch are identical to my ordinary washing powder, it looks like there are no more excuses for me not to go cold! A small number of really tough stains could not be lifted but to be fair my usual laundry detergent couldn’t get rid of them either (I tried!) so they needed a simple overnight soak, no problem at all.

Cold Power Sensitive Touch laundry detergent is available as a powder ($14.99, 2kg) and liquid ($14.99, 2L) and you can find it in the cleaning aisle of your local supermarket. One 2L bottle/2kg pack holds enough detergent for 44 washes (on average), that’s a lot even for a big family like ours. When you think of the energy and therefore money you save by using cold water I think Cold Power offers great value for money and of course it is better for the environment too. To find out how and how much you could save on your washing costs by washing smarter take the quick Shrink Your Bill test.

To find out more about Cold Power Sensitive Touch visit www.washsmarter.com.au.

This is a sponsored post for Cold Power and Digital Parents Collective. Cold Power Sensitive Touch provided complimentary samples 
for this post, however the opinions and content expressed within are completely my own.

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