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 :(

  27. and I just voted for you :)

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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!