Sun Clean & Fresh: Review & Giveaway

Jun 13th

When Mom Select sent me a bottle of new Sun Burst Clean & Fresh to try, I was nervous. I really don’t like perfumes in my laundry detergent. Heavy fragrances in my clothes give me migraines so we usually buy laundry detergent that doesn’t have any additives. We also buy laundry detergent that is plant-based so that we don’t harm the environment. Our washer line empties directly into the woods behind our house instead of the septic tank. That water will eventually seep back into the ground and into the underground spring that feeds our well. We definitely don’t want any harsh chemicals coming back to us!

From the manufacturer:


Sun Detergent combines strong stain-fighting power with irresistibly “Sunsational” scents inspired by the great outdoors. Your clothes will be left clean, soft and smelling like a fresh summer breeze.


Sun gets its cleaning power from a plant-based ingredient that is gentle on clothes and skin. And because it’s made from a biorenewable resource, it’s gentler on the planet as well.”

I’m also impressed that, according to a press release, Sun’s new corporate headquarters meet the US Green Building Council’s Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. I love getting products from companies who do more than just make green products. And it appears Sun does just that.

Like I said, I was nervous about trying the Sun detergent because it is scented. The good news is that it is not a heavy fragrance at all. And I am SUPER sensitive to fragrances. Last week I had a headache every day for three days that I finally realized was from clothes I had just bought used. They smelled very strongly of fabric softener even after I washed them once. The Sun Clean & Fresh has a nice fragrance that isn’t perfume-y. It also doesn’t have much of a lingering fragrance after drying, which is what usually gives me headaches.

Oh, and it cleans my clothes well, too. Sun is concentrated so you don’t have to use as much, plus it costs WAY less than most leading brands of laundry detergents. I don’t know about you, but I seem to do a lot more laundry in the summer. With all the swimming, playing outside, and cleaning up messes the boys make now that their home from school, spending money on detergent can get pricey.

So I’m happy to report that I like the Sun Burst Clean & Fresh! I can’t speak for the other fragrances that you can buy, but if you don’t like any fragrance at all, it does come in a “Free & Clear” variety. We’ll probably buy that in the future because I don’t want to use anything scented on my cloth diapers.

And now for the giveaway!

Five readers will win a coupon for a FREE 42.4 oz 2X bottle of Sun Burst Liquid Laundry Detergent or a 49 oz Powder Laundry Detergent in any scent. To win, leave a comment on this post telling me how you’re trying to save money this summer. Make sure that your email address is available in your profile or that you leave it in your comment so I can contact you if you’re a winner!

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Giveaway ends Saturday, June 27 at midnight EST. Winners will be notified by email. US Residents only.