If you already like Gain, you’re about to become one of their number one fans! They have partnered with HGTV’s Sabrina Soto to spread the news about their new Fresh and Clean Collection products. Normally, when I think of Gain, I think of laundry detergent, but now, these fabulous new scents can fill your home from the laundry room to the kitchen. The new Fresh and Clean Collection, featured at www.ilovegain.com, has something for everyone and three scents with an H.E. option for your high efficiency washing machines.
In order to conduct this review, I received a package with four products from the Fresh and Clean Collection, the new Original Fresh Laundry Detergent, Original Fresh Liquid Fabric Softener, Original Fresh Dryer Sheets and the Original Fresh Dishwashing Liquid. Opening that box was a scent sensation! The fragrances surrounded me as soon as I had opened it. I knew I was going to enjoy having those fragrances fill my home. They smelled wonderful! So, now I just needed to determine if they cleaned as well as they created an aromatherapy experience.
The first products I tried, from the quartet, were the detergent and liquid fabric softener. We all know that laundry rooms can be one of the funkiest rooms in the house when it comes to smell. Obviously, these Gain products solved that issue. As the washer dashed and scrubbed and rinsed and spun, the whole room was filled with freshness. I couldn’t nail down one specific scent to describe it to you, so I checked the www.ilovegain.com site and discovered why. It’s created with a combination of scents that they describe as “Orange, lemon and blossoms with a modern fruity, green twist” and undertones of “White floral jasmine with a hint of woody amber”. So, while I didn’t pick up on any of the individual scents, the combination was a knock-out! I loved it!
The laundry detergent did exactly what I had anticipated — cleaned our clothes. It did a fine job ,which I had never doubted, from the beginning. The liquid fabric softener was easy to use, just pouring it into the dispenser in my washing machine. It did leave some residue in the dispenser cup of my machine and even after several loads of laundry, not using the liquid fabric softener, the residue remained and had to be scrubbed out. The clothes rinsed in the liquid fabric softener were soft and static free. It left the damp clothes smelling fresh and amazing. Once the clothes had been through the dryer, however, the fragrance was essentially gone. I really did not notice even the slightest hint of that great fragrance in my dried clothes.
For the next laundry load, I used the detergent, again, without the liquid fabric softener and switched to the Original Fresh Dryer sheets. I got the same excellent results — squeaky clean clothes and soft, static-free fabrics. The scent from the dryer sheets was powerful as I put it in and I got to enjoy the fragrance as the warm dryer heated it and let it “freshen” my laundry room, however there was no lingering fragrance in the dried clothes as I pulled them from the dryer.
So, my final determination about the laundry products was that I was not going to have fragrance-infused clothing, however these products met every expectation we have of detergent and fabric softener. I had clean clothes, that dried up soft and static-free, and as an added bonus, my laundry room smelled amazing during the process! That’s a huge appeal and the aromatherapy during cleaning, made me feel a lot more motivated and enthusiastic about doing it. 🙂
I wasn’t aware, before this review, that Gain made dishwashing soap. It arrived in the same Original Fresh fragrance as the laundry products, so you can imagine the delightful smell as we cleaned up the kitchen and dishes. It made lots and lots of suds and I believe they lasted as long as any other dishwashing soap I have tried. I had no problem cleaning anything from glassware to a cast iron skillet used to fry hamburgers. Casserole dishes with baked on food, required only a brief soak and then came beautifully clean. I really enjoyed using Gain’s dishwashing soap. Again, I think the great scent that lingers in the kitchen as you are cleaning, really does something to inspire you to keep at the job.
Another fun feature of this campaign is the chance to ask questions for Sabrina Soto to answer on Gain’s Facebook page. Do you have a difficult “aroma” problem in your home that you’d like some help with? Post your question and you may get an answer from Sabrina, herself. Also, you will be able to pick up lots of great tips for freshening your home, like tucking those amazing-scented dryer sheets into dresser drawers, sofa and chair cushions and under pet beds.
Check your local stores for the new Gain Fresh and Clean collection. I think you’ll like them, too! In the meantime, Gain is offering one lucky Busy-at-Home reader an opportunity to experience the same package I received. If you would like to win a box containing Gain Liquid Laundry Detergent, Gain Liquid Fabric Softener and Gain Dryer Sheets, as well as a sample of the new Gain Dishwashing Liquid, you can enter below. The process is super-simple!
- Follow Busy-at-Home on Twitter. Leave a comment letting me know you follow and your Twitter ID
(For those of you non-tweeters, you may Follow on Google Friend Connect, instead. Just leave a comment letting me know that’s what you did.)
- Visit www.ilovegain.com and pick the new Fresh and Clean Fragrance you would love to try. Come back here and leave a comment letting me know which fragrance you picked.
That’s it! You’ll be entered twice for a chance to win the drawing that will be held on Sunday, October 3 at midnight (CST). You must be 18 years or older and a U.S. resident to enter.
Optional Bonus Entries:
For you die-hard contest enterers, I have some bonus entry options if you want to increase your chances. These are purely optional.
- “Like” Gain on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you’ve done it along with your Facebook username.
- Once a day, between now and the contest deadline, midnight (CST) October 3, 2010, you may tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link to your tweet. I’m entered to win @Gain Fresh & Clean Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener and Dishwashing Liquid @busyathome. http://ow.ly/2GYWH #giveaway
- Leave a message on Gain’s Facebook wall and then leave a message letting me know you’ve done it. I’m visiting from Busy-at-Home. I can’t wait to try the new Gain Fresh & Clean Collection!
I received the four products mentioned, in order to conduct this review. No payment was received and a positive review was not required. The vies and opinions expressed are wholly my own. Gain will also provide a package of Gain Fresh and Clean Products to the drawing winner.