Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review

Great fabric softeners and scent boosters are a must in my house! I always want to make sure the boys have extra fresh clothes (and me too!). Not to mention, there’s nothing like fresh sheets and blankets for the beds.  Purex Crystals are a great product for this.  I like them, because I don’t have to worry about the product staining or fading out our clothes the way some liquid products.  They also give my clothes a very fresh scent, and I like that I can easily measure them out for any size load.

Now when you shop the laundry aisle, be on the look out for Purex® Crystals Aromatherapy.

  • Well Being brightens any mood with the happy fragrance of fresh blossoms
  • Energy helps you tackle any day with the stimulating power of citrus
  • Serenity keeps you calm all day long with the gentle scent of water-lilies

So far I’ve tried the well being scent.  I really enjoy the freshness and floral scent it gives my laundry, and I can’t wait to try the other scents!


Disclosure: I received product samples and coupons to facilitate this post. The opinions are my own.

Must Have Fall Cleaning Tools – Review & Giveaway

Must Have Fall Cleaning Tools

This fall I’ve been sharing a number of cleaning and tools and products.  Today we can continue the series with a roundup of must have fall cleaning tools from Mr. Clean, Black & Decker, Dawn, and Evercare. And to go along with the round-up, I have a giveaway package featuring all the products you see here! [Read more...]

Party Time with Cascade and a Giveaway

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

cascade party 2-2

Today I’m sharing another party, starring Cascade as the clean up crew.  For this party, we had a brunch of sorts, featuring a French Toast Bake, as well as bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and other breakfast treats, like…

Pina Colada Smoothies

Pina Colada Smoothies
Caramel Apple Dumpling
Caramel Apple Dumplings (recipe to come)

Our guests received samples of Cascade, was well as product information and tips.

The biggest and most important tip to note……when you Cascade Platinum, NO pre-rinse is needed!  A survey found that 46% of respondents thought that skipping the pre-rinse would lead to dirtier dishes, but Cascade Platinum has an advanced triple-action formula has powerful enzymes that break down even 24-hour stuck-on food for Cascade’s best clean and shine.

I’ve definitely seen the proof of this, having used the product for the last couple of months.  Since I only run my machine two or three times a week, my dishes have plenty of time to set up and really put the product to the test.Cascade has worked great on everything from casserole dishes and crock pots to baking skillets and pans.

cascade party 2-guest

Skipping the pre-rinse not only helps your dishes to come out clean and shiny, but it also saves you time.  Here are some other tips, I shared with my guests:

1.  You can stack ‘em high or stack ‘em low.  Just make sure bulky items don’t block the sprayer.

2. Place tall dishes & pans in the back of the bottom rack so they don’t block the detergent chamber.

3. Check your bottom.  Place glasses and other fragile items in the top rack.  This keeps them away from the powerful sprayer under the bottom rack.

4.  Your tine to shine. Keep glasses looking great.  Set them between tines on the rack, not over them.  Wet contact points can cause spots.

5. Lock & load. Threading longer utensils through coffee mug handles can help keep them secure in the wash.

Me with Cascade

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Clean Up This Fall and Save with Henkel A+ Values

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #APlusValues

Henkel A+ Values

For the past month, I’ve been featuring ideas and products for fall cleaning.  Today I’m sharing a few more, and as a bonus, you can actually Get $10 Back in Coupon Savings on these products with Henkel A+ Values.

Henkel makes products you know and love such as Dial, Purex, Right Guard, renuzit, and Soft Scrub.  Today I’m talking about how I use products from the last two brands on this list, but I’m also going to tell you how can save money on ALL these brands this fall.  All you have to do is by $20 worth of products from the participating brands I just mentioned.  Then visit the A Plus Values page and enter your email address. From there, you will have the chance to upload your receipt from where you bought the participating products. Upon validation, you will receive $10 in money saving coupons from Henkel. Coupon savings delivered electronically via opt-in e-mail. While supplies last. $20 purchase requirement based on advertised retail price, before coupons.

 This is a really great deal for me, considering I already use products from the participating brands.  If you use these items too, this might be a great time for you to stock up! [Read more...]

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Agraria


If you’re like me, you love filling your home with fresh, clean fragrances.  Agraria has a beautiful line of high quality fragrance products like candles and diffusers, that not only smell fabulous, but also add a luxurious look to your decor.

As you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here at Simply Sweet Home, I am happy to support and raise awareness for the cause.  Each year I try to partner with companies who are doing the same, and I’m happy to have Agraria as a partner in this. [Read more...]

all OXI Review & Giveaway

All Oxi Review Giveaway

 Back to school means back to laundry, as you have extra piles of school clothes, not to mention practice clothes and uniforms from sports and other activities.  This fall I’m getting that extra laundry done with all. All Oxi com comes in both a liquid form, as well as might pacs. [Read more...]

Shark Rocket Review and Giveaway

Fall Cleaning Series Banner

Today we continue our series of cleaning products and tips for the fall season. If you struggle to keep your floors clean and are always looking for the latest and greatest invention to help out, look no further! Today I’m sharing my new Shark Rocket Ultralight Upright!  I am very excited to add this to my arsenal of cleaning products, and I’m sure you would love it too.

Prior to getting the Shark Rocket, I had a full size canister vacuum as well as a stick vac AND a hand vac.  Let’s talk about these first:

-My full size canister vac did a good job of cleaning up everyday messes, but it was such a pain to drag out!  It also didn’t pick up everything, and the attachments were kind of a pain in the neck, more than a help.

-I had actually stopped using my full size vacuum entirely, and I mostly used my stick vac, because it is lightweight. But it lacked powerful suction and had no attachments.

-And as for my hand vac, well, I bought it and used it maybe three times.  It was a total waste of money!

Enter the Shark Rocket!

  Shark Rocket Review


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Fall Cleaning and Sharing the Swiffer Effect

I’ve got working on a lot of interesting fall projects, including a Fall Cleaning Series, which I’m happy to kick off today with a little help from Swiffer!

Fall Cleaning Series Banner

I’ve always loved Swiffer products. We live in a multi-surface floor home, and the variety of Swiffer products available come in handy when it is time to clean house. If you’ve never used Swiffer, I’m sure you are at least familiar with the products featured in their “green box” commercials. I was very excited recently when I received my own Swiffer Green Box!  Today I’m going to show you what came in the #BigGreenBox and demonstrate you the #SwifferEffect in my house!
Swiffer Green Box


Inside my green box, I received a Swiffer Sweeper Kit, along with extra pads and wet pads, as well as a Swiffer Duster Kit and extra dusters.  These products make it easier for anyone to keep a clean home.  Whether you rarely clean and have a big mess to tackle, or you like to do daily cleaning in your home, these products will definitely help you get the job done! [Read more...]

Getting Organized with Spicy Shelf – Review & Giveaway

Spicy Shelf Review and Giveaway I like to stay organized as much as possible.  I like to be able to open up a cabinet or drawer and see everything that is inside and have everything easily accessible.  And when someone asks where something is, I like to be able to tell them exactly where it is, without having to get up and without having to do a lot of shuffling in the cabinet.  Although my stuff is already pretty neat and orderly, I’ve been trying to do a little decluttering and reorganing this summer.  I got a little bit of help with this from the Spicy Shelf. [Read more...]

HomeRight SteamMachine Plus Review

Homeright SteamMachine Plus

With back to school and the fall season coming up, it is time to start thinking of a little fall cleaning, and I love any tool or product that can help make cleaning easier.  The HomeRight SteamMachine Plus is a product that definitely fits that mold!  I recently got my SteamMachine Plus, and as I looked over the manual and all the attachments included, I could hardly wait to use it! [Read more...]