Monday, January 24, 2011

Febreeze Odor Eliminator and the Moth Ball Challenge: A Giveaway

Recently a friend gave us some really nice hand-me-downs for the younger boys. The clothes were stored with moth balls, which is a difficult smell (especially when you're in your first trimester of pregnancy) and can be hard to remove. Enter the Febreeze Laundry Odor Eliminator Smell Test Challenge!

Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator 50.73 fl oz (1.5 l)

The company recently sent me a coupon to try their product. At the time, I didn't have any smelly laundry; plus, I'm not crazy about adding an extra additive to the laundry. Yet, when I received these clothes, I new this would be the perfect way to test out the product. Plus, Febreeze is offering coupons for a free bottle of the product to two Moms In Need of Mercy readers.

The Febreeze site says this about the product:
"Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator is a laundry aid that works in the washer with detergents to eliminate odors such as perspiration, cooking oil, grease, motor oil, pets, garden soil and mildew from virtually any washable fabric. While detergents clean the soils Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator cleans away odors that get trapped in fabrics."
I think this product would come in handy when washing clothes from camping (with that campfire smell trapped in), anything from the thrift store, clothes that smell like cigarrette smoke or sweat and more.

For my laundry challenge, here's what I am going to do:
  • I am going to wash one load with detergent and the Febreeze Laundry Odor Eliminator
  • I am going to wash a second load with detergent, plus a half-cup of baking soda and some full-strength vinegar in the fabric dispenser cup (this is a more natural option).
I will report back later today or tomorrow on how the Febreeze Laundry Odor Eliminator measured up!
(Here is a helpful forum with some additional hints on how to remove moth bell smells:

If you would like to enter to win a free bottle, please leave a comment with your email address on this post.
I will post the winner tomorrow morning.


  1. I will give it a try with our camping clothes. designingmotherhood at hotmail dot com

  2. This is actually something I could really use.

    katyanne85 at gmail dot com

  3. I'm in the same boat with hand-me downs. I would love a change to win a bottle.

  4. Can't wait to hear your results!

  5. It will be interesting to hear the results.
    ast0812 at yahoo dot com

  6. I would love to try this!

  7. I could really use this with my husband's work clothes!

  8. Stinky laundry abounds here

  9. Jennifer H.January 24, 2011

    I would love to give this a try. I'm a fan of febreeze. mamajenn at centurylink dot net

  10. I would love to hear how this product works! Does it really eliminate the odors or just cover them up? Can't wait to try it out!

  11. I love Febreze. My youngest boy plays soccer and his gear has gotten so stinky that I can smell when he comes home from the game. I have ended up replacing his cleats and jerseys so many times just because I can’t get the stink out. I’m working with the new Febreze SPORT collection and it’s been a lifesaver – it is specifically formulated to find and eliminate sweat odors on shoes, apparel and gear:

  12. I would love to try this Febreze to get the moth ball odor out of some clothes I bought at a yard sale. Ellen

  13. thanks for the tip, i just had 4 boxes of cloths given to me and yes they smell like moth balls, this is the only site that even gave me a hint on what i could do to remove the smell, thanks. patricia m