Eco-Friendly Fresh Wave Additive Helps Front Loading Washers and Solves Pet Odors (Giveaway)

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You all have heard my grumblings about the mold in my front loading LG washer. The people at Fresh Wave heard too. They sent me a bottle of Odor Neutralizing Fresh Wave Multi Purpose Additive to see if it might help. I know that others are having similar problems based on the response that post still receives.

I was expecting Fresh Wave to just be a laundry additive, but it actually is multi-purpose. You can use it in a carpet cleaner, humidifier, for kid and pet accidents and basically anything else you can think of that might need an odor neutralizer.  Some people report great success with masking kitty litter box odors.

How it works:  Utilizing extracts of lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove and cedar wood, the Fresh Wave Laundry Additive is biodegradable and non-toxic. The malodor molecules are absorbed and then broken down by the plant extracts – so the odor is completely eliminated (rather than masked with a chemical or fragrance). It smells nice.

Does it work:  I put a cap full in several loads of laundry. If you read my front loading washer post, you know that my washer is almost beyond repair. After using Fresh Wave in several loads of laundry, my washer smells much better. La Jolla Dad just caught me sticking my head in it and sniffing….again…just to make sure. My clothes smell great too. Fresh Wave doesn’t, nor is supposed to, rid the washer of mildew. It just helps with the smell. Even after using Affresh High Efficiency Washer Cleaner
or bleach, sometimes my washer still smells funky even though I’ve attempted to remove every single bit of mold.

I would say that if you use Fresh Wave, don’t forget to wipe down the washer or ease up on mold patrol. You might forget, because there’s less smell there to remind you! We’re getting a dog in the summer, and I would definitely think keeping some of this on hand will be useful then. A 32oz bottle of the Fresh Wave Multi Purpose Additive retails for $15.95. Fresh Wave makes other products pictured below. I laughed when I saw the Stinky Dorm Kit. Based on my college dorm experience, there is definitely a market for that!


The people at Fresh Wave are giving away a bottle of Odor Neutralizing Fresh Wave Multi Purpose Additive to TWO lucky La Jolla Mom readers.

***To enter, leave a comment telling me how you’d use this product or any other Fresh Wave products.***

You may view the other products at Once you make your initial entry, you qualify for bonus entries. Leave a separate comment for each bonus entry:

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4. Tweet about this giveaway. You can use the green Tweet Meme button at the bottom of the post or cut and paste this – Fresh Wave Multi-Purpose Additive helps eliminate washer mildew & pet odors. Win a bottle here @lajollamom @fresh_wave
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The TWO winners will be chosen by after 8pm PST on Monday, March 15. The more entries you have, the higher your chances of winning. Thanks to Fresh Wave for making this giveaway possible!

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  3. I need it to help my laundry.

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  9. My 13 yr old fur baby is suddenly having issues with forgetting where he is supposed to do his business (outside!) and not on the carpet or bathroom floor.I am constantly batteling odors and feel like my house stinks.Its to the point I hate for anyone to drop by. So I would use it to wash the throw rugs and towels and bedding esp. the dust ruffle.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway… I’d like to try this out on some smelly sporting goods equipment bags, running shoes, & running shorts !!!

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  19. I would definitely use it to prevent pet odor — I have a dog and a cat!

  20. I would use the candles to eliminate food odors, and the additive to wash my car floor mats.
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  21. I’d put it in my stinky washer.

  22. kathy pease says:

    voted for you :) i clicked the arrow but i didnt sign up or anything hope it still counts

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  26. kathy pease says:

    i would use some in my mop bucket my mop smells pretty funky :(

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  29. I’d use it in my washer (which has started to smell weird!) and my basement, which just flooded. And I’m telling my friend, who i think woudl love this for her kitty box.

  30. Happi Shopr says:

    I would use it in our washer and on our dogs’ beds.

  31. Jennifer M says:

    My elderly cat has accidents. I’d use this during clean-up!

  32. I would use it in our washing machince

  33. I have a top loading washer that needs a bit of deordorizing….this would certainly help improve the laundry room ambiance! :-)

    Thank you.

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  38. I would use this product to shampoo my carpets! I have 2 potty-training toddlers AND a kitty who occasionally forgets that she is potty-trained already. I guess Monkey-See-Monkey-Do applies to pets, too!

    This would also be an essential part of my laundry routine, with my front-loading washer…not to mention all the potty-training “accident” clothing and rags used to clean up said “accidents”.

    I could also see using it to wash out my diaper pails, trash cans and litter box, and occasionally, my garbage disposal and refrigerator!

    REALLY, the list could go on and on and on!

  39. Jessica P. says:

    I would use this as a carpet cleaner…

  40. i would love to put this in my carpet cleaner! my house could use an odor boost!

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  46. I have nine cats…seriously…house cats…and two of them have medical issues that cause them to pee in corners. I keep towels in the corners to protect the floors and would use this stuff to wash those towels in.

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  48. I tweeted this giveaway here:
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  53. I will use it when cleaning my cats’ bedding! They get so funky! LOL

  54. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!….would LOVE to win this!…. =]
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  55. Sarah Coulsey says:

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  56. Sarah Coulsey says:

    I would use it to help rid of pet odors. My Sisters dogs have accidents. I cant get that smell out.

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  57. Ashley Elaine says:

    Voted for La Jolla Mom San Diego Best in Lifestyle Blog, I kept clicking until the arrow was green. Good Luck!

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  61. Ashley Elaine says:

    I have 3 dogs so this would be used on my carpets. I am always trying new products to get rid of all the odors.

  62. Samantha Pruitt says:

    following you on twitter!


  63. Samantha Pruitt says:

    i’d probably put the crystals in the bathroom for obvious reasons, haha

  64. When I bought my washing machine last summer, my mom told me to get a top-loading and not a front-loading machine because of the smell. Now, a year later, I see what she meant :( I would definitely use this product to freshen up the smell!!!!!

  65. Kristina says:

    I would use this with my icky yucky towels! I love Fresh-Wave! Aren’t they a great company?
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  66. I haven’t yet used the multi-purpose liquid, but I love to use the pearls in smelly tennis shoes and the crystals in the closet where crawl space access panel is located, especially with all the CA rain we’ve been getting! Can’t seem to get rid of the musty smell during these months, but crystals and spray definitely help. May try the liquid in my carpet cleaner — great idea!

  67. Ginger Scharnhorst says:

    I would use this for stinky laundry and for stinky smells in my carpet!

  68. Stephanie says:

    I would use this with our stinky towels.

  69. Melissa Sparks says:

    I would use it in my laundry to give it a yummy scent!

  70. Kristel R. says:

    I LOVE FreshWave products! My aunt first introduced me to them and they’re great for neutralizing pet odors in the home :) I would love to try the multi-purpose product.

  71. I love the Fresh Wave Products especially the crystals! I have them under my kitchen sink where the garbage & compost is kept. It’s so nice to open up the cupboard doors and have a fresh scent rather than the disgusting smell of rotting food.

    I’m excited about this new product that Fresh Wave has out. I find that the rubber part of my front-loading washer gives off an awful scent after awhile. It’ll be nice to see that gone. As well we have a seven month old puppy who hasn’t quite learned that the inside of the condo isn’t her toilet. lol So we can say bye bye to stinky puppy smells.

  72. Jennifer H says:

    voted for you! Thanx for telling me I had to click until green, I was wondering what was going on…

  73. Jennifer H says:

    Fb fan of Fresh wave. They sent me to you!

  74. Jennifer H says:

    new google follower

  75. Jennifer H says:

    I have a stinky front loader and have to keep my door open so it doesn’t stink. So I’d love to win this!

  76. Cynthia C says:

    I would use it in my washing machine and my carpet shampooer.

  77. Mellissa C says:

    I could use this to clean my washing machine.

  78. Of course I follow you on Twitter!
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  79. I would definitely use this for pet odor and laundry!
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  80. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I need this for my front-loading washer, too! Thanks!

  81. I would LOVE to try this product I have 2 small dogs and I can never find a friendly product that can clean up messes and help odor. I would also give it a whirl in the car to see if that helps with freshening it up!

  82. Kristi C says:

    I would use this product to clean my washing machine and the new puppy’s accidents.

  83. Pet odor cleaner says:

    It is really mutli-purpose! It simply works.

  84. Karen Pochodowicz says:

    I would use it when I wash my dog beds.

  85. I also had no idea about stinky front loading washers – my mom just bought one a bit ago – if I won, I would give this product to her so she’d be ready to go when the stink came!

  86. I had no idea that front loading washers got stinky… this is good to know, as my ancient washer is starting to make funny noises.
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