Robby Wash Review & Giveaway

We have been slowly greening up our life over the last few years. Even though we've always recycled, it's taken a while to figure out how to clean and manage our household without so many chemicals. One of our biggest challenges has been in the laundry room.

A year ago, I switched to all "green" laundry detergents, but received major push back from my family because of missing fragrances. Then I went to mixing half "smelly" detergent, half "green." And that's where my laundry progress stalled.

I have been using laundry balls in the dryer for years, so when I was offered a chance to review the Robby Wash Laundry Ball, I was already familiar with the ball concept. What was hard to imagine was how one little ball would wash all of our laundry for a whole year.


I wish I had taken  photos of the actual box. It's small! But that one small box contained all the laundry "detergent" we would need for a year.

The Robby Wash ball contains little orbs that activate your water to wash your clothing. After about 3 months, you add new orbs (all included in the little box - a whole year's worth total.)


It's super easy to use - toss it in the washing machine and forget about it. The first few times I used it, I walked out of the laundry room feeling like I forgot something. It's so weird to turn on the machine and just walk away, but that's how it works!

My kids occasionally play with my dryer balls, so they wanted to play with the Robby Wash Ball. I explained to them that this one needed to stay in the wash, and they left it alone. But not before naming it "Mrs. Smells good." They are used to the Mr. Steamy's in the dryer, so I guess they thought he needed a wife.

And the Robby Wash Ball does smell good. Not overpowering, but floral.  It does not leave much of a scent on our clothing. Almost none at all. This freaked me out because I expected flack from my family members. So far, there hasn't been any complaints.

The balls inside the wash ball seem to be holding up just fine, the clothes are getting clean, and our laundry just got a whole lot greener (and easier.)

Want to give the Robby Wash a try?  Oransi is graciously giving one Suburban Jungle reader the chance to win a Robby Wash Laundry Ball of your own. Imagine not worrying about detergent for a whole year!

To Enter: Visit the Robby Wash Laundry Ball site and view one of the videos. Leave a comment about what you learned/thought about the video.

Want Extra Entries: Share this contest on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your blog. Leave 2 extra comments for each way you share this contest.

*This contest is open to US residents 18 years and older (no PO boxes please.) The winner will be selected on 8/19/2011 at 9:00 PM EST and notified by email. Oransai will ship the prize directly to the winner. I received a complimentary Robby Wash ball for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.

116 comments:

Cara Kirkland said...

I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter. Cara Kirkland chinadoll@bayou.com

Cara Kirkland said...

I watched the videos and I love that the Robby ball is hypoallergic since I have sensitive skin. I also love that it is affordable. chinadoll@bayou.com

Lydia said...

I love that it lasts such a long time and also that it saves so much money!

onlyatech at yahoo dot com

Nicolle said...

I learned that it is hypoallergenic!

sweetscorpio1189 at bellsouth dot net

Nicolle said...

1. I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/sewtoe/status/99653260117426176

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Nicolle said...

2. I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/sewtoe/status/99653260117426176

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sanbrax said...

This product is effective and good for the environment. It has my attention!

Anonymous said...

The Robby Ball is amazing! Economical and good for the Environment.! Susan

ABC Mom said...

I didn't know there was so much science behind a little "wash ball". lol sounds so dirty! abcmom2009@yahoo.com

ABC Mom said...

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Laura C said...

I like that it lasts long.
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Lillea said...

I like that it's hypoallegenic, which is great because I react badly to most commercial laundry detergents.

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Lillea said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LilleaBrionn/status/99756858646077440

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Lillea said...

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Anonymous said...

horton111@aol.com

safe to use

Helen Keeler said...

I visited the site and view the video. I learned this ball is hypoallergic which would be good for my asthma. helenkeeler@comcast.net

slehan said...

I liked the tag line in the 2nd video: Save your money and our planet.
Looks like a very good idea.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

1 http://twitter.com/#!/slehan/status/99916012299894785

slehan said...

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slehan said...

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slehan said...

1 blogged:
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slehan said...

2 blogged:
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Anonymous said...

I like that it is small and will help me continue to my "green" efforts with the family ... thanks for the introduction to this new product - tt101171@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

love that it is hypoallergenic

jcwga@hotmail.com

tlcwin27@aol.com said...

environmental friendly and its hypoallergenic. Will try even if I dont win

toniafulton said...

its great that its hypoallergenic cause i have a lot of allergys in my family in the house XD

idk if im suppose to put my email.. but it is fultontonia@yahoo.com
my name is Tonia Fulton :)))

Selinda said...

I love the fact that I can save money, help the environment and on top of that it is hypoallergenic!

thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The Robby Ball is hypoallergenic and would be great for the whole family. dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

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Kerri said...

I love that this is another way that my family can do our part to reduce consumption and "be green", while still effectively laundering our clothes. And he fact that it's hypoallergenic is an added bonus! Thanks for the head's up on this product. I had never heard about it before. :)

Jolee said...

learned from video that it's hypoallergenic, which is cool, too. Very intriguing product! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Angela said...

I love how this ball will save me money and be friendly to the planet!
veniceangel@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

this is such a sweet product... saving the earth one little thing at a time... especially when detergent is so darn expensive... hypoallergenic and a not so potent smell thats great!! where can i get one today?
returnothejodeye@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Mike

i have never heard of this product and it is amazing that some thing like this does all that it says it does...Laundry detergent is getting higher priced and seems not to clean as well as it used to. Id luv to try it.
mchavez214114@yahoo.com

Helpful Housewife said...

I learned that it is hypo allergenic which is perfect for the babies sensitive skin. Thanks for the opportunity. elleb at inbox dot com

burcu said...

I watched the first video and I learned that it is hypoallergenic.

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Nadia said...

I watched the videos and I love that the Robby ball is hypoallergic since I have sensitive skin, that's so cool!

Nadia said...

Shared on Fb #1

Nadia said...

Shared on FB #2

sksweeps said...

I learned that the Robby Ball (when you refill it) can be used almost indefinitely! Good deal!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

Crystal K. said...

It changes the pH of the water to repel the stains off the clothing, and each ball will last about a year.

crystalkirk at hotmail.com

Crystal K. said...

http://twitter.com/#!/ltl_lizzielou/status/103822316319948800 (1)

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Crystal K. said...

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xbabygurlxxx said...

i learned it refillable
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Diana R. said...

Love that the Robby is hypoallergenic! Great for sensitive skin!

e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I watched the second video and enjoyed its simplicity and (short) length. I'm happy to know that the Robby Wash is hypoallergenic as well as environmentally positive. Aisling; mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

kygirl said...

I think this could save me alot of money
I also learned that iys 100% no pollution.
stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Danny said...

I learned that its hypoallergenic.
dannyt2275@yahoo.com

Diane52 said...

I learned that the ball is grenn.
Diane Baum
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Melissa said...

I learned that's hypoallergenic, which is just great for my family.

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softie100 said...

I HAVE ALLERGIES AND IT WAS NICE TO KNOW THAT IT WONT AFFECT THEM, SOFTIE100@HOTMAIL.COM

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine this would work that well! Send me a year supply to prove myslf wrong!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, end that year supply winning tification to iamjude17@gmil.com!

Anonymous said...

I love that it saves so much money.
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asansing said...

it helps get oxygen directly to the stain, and is non toxic

Micaela P said...

I learned, and love the fact that it saves money, and is hypoallergenic, I have super sensitive skin and always have to worry about that when trying a new laundry detergent!

anilvr1@hotmail.com

daveshir2005 said...

I learned that it is hypoallergenic which is great because my husband is so sensitive.

daveshir2005@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have wanted to try it . jazzyjayjaspin@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

10 oz = 75 lb. of laundry detergent
pnumiasweep@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like the method of increasing the PH...creative.

gurgamesh@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

its hypoallergenic and economical,and since im on a budget and have psoriosis both these things are important to me.

amber koeller said...

I learned you can refill the ball for an infinate number of washes amber_koeller@yahoo.com

amber koeller said...

I posted it as my facebook status amber koeller kornlosergirl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

'The Robby Wash ball...Its activated macromolecules are gradually released through the wash, dissolving dried-in stains by generating ions which activate the water molecules.' AWESOME!

~CL justduckie69@hotmail.com

amber koeller said...

http://twitter.com/#!/amberkoeller1/status/104408284169113601 amber_koeller@yahoo.com

Pennykatw said...

I learned that the Robby Wash Laundry Ball is hypoallergenic!

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Pennykatw said...

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Pennykatw said...

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Pennykatw said...

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Pennykatw said...

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Donald said...

Learned that the Robby ball is hypoallergic!

monte said...

love that the Robby ball looks really COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!

Yoga Mommy said...

I learned that the Robby Wash Ball is hypoallergenic since I have a one year old and want her to not get any rashes. Also I learned how it works... Its activated macromolecules are gradually released through the wash, dissolving dried-in stains by generating ions which activate the water molecules.No phosphates or chlorine!
reannenny at aol.com

Yoga Mommy said...

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Tina R said...

I learned that there is 100% NO pollution!!

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Tina R said...

I retweeted this under clrew24

#1

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Tina R said...

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amyd said...

learned that it is hypo allergic,great for my newborn daughter
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Anonymous said...

I learned that I would need about three balls to last me a year (I do one or more loads a day, every day!) also it is hypo allergenic, which is great as we try and be as friendly to my oldests allergies as we can!
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

cloud10277 said...

I love that it's hypoallergenic. My has eczema so this would be great to use on his clothes.
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bonnie said...

I learned that Robby Wash is hypoallergenic.

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cloud10277 said...

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bonnie said...

I tweeted this contest.

@PTSweeper

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bonnie said...

I tweeted this giveaway.

@PTSweeper

#2

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susansmoaks said...

i loved the video, i learned that i need the robby wash ball
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Peace Love and Pets said...

I like that each ball lasts a year and is hypoallergenic

Peace Love and Pets said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/104582952897355776 #1

Peace Love and Pets said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/104582952897355776 #2

Anonymous said...

I learned this is actually hypoallergenic!

brandi.westmoreland(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy said...

I liked the second Robby Wash video, the one on the bottom. It listed various Robby Wash benefits like: preserved colors, no pollution, and that it is refillable!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Ashley said...

I watched the second video - I liked how it highlighted everything about the Robby.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

kendra22 said...

like to see it is hypoallergenic--that is what we need
thanks
kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

Kaye said...

I love that it saves money (HOORAY!) and since my daughter has sensitive skin, it's great that it is hypoallergenic.

Thanks!

mrsnespy at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

great item
Thanks
russom_72450@yahoo.com

jessica daniel said...

I love that this product is not only environmentally friendly but that its hypoallergic as well. I would love to have this because i am always forgetting to a detergent to the wash.

Thumper12410@yahoo.com

hamjenny said...

What a neat idea I have never seen anything like this. I guess I am out of the loop. Would love to win and try it out.... Thanks for the contest.TGIF

Caylee said...

I like that it saves money and is great for sensitive skin!
caylee.hunter@gmail.com

kathy pease said...

robby wash is hypoallergenic and about the size of an orange

kathy pease said...

1 http://twitter.com/#!/klp1965/status/104689091026763776

kathy pease said...

2 http://twitter.com/#!/klp1965/status/104689091026763776

kathy pease said...

1 http://www.facebook.com/KathyLPease/posts/105719916198308

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2 http://www.facebook.com/KathyLPease/posts/105719916198308

barb hunt said...

Thanks for the great contest!
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saveathomemom said...

I learned that it is hypoallergenic and it is easy to carry.

Anonymous said...

Kandi Smith
klbs1@yahoo.com

Robby Wash is ecological, economical, and 100% pollution free.

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