Monday, June 21, 2010

SKOY Cloth Review & Giveaway

~~~THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED~~~



About Skoy!
Information from website.

Our story is quite simple. We had a desire to share a cloth that is better than any cloth we have ever used and was environmentally friendly. We started to do a little research and were shocked to see how people were cleaning their kitchens. We were even more shocked to find out how many tons of paper towels were being used annually (2.5 million tons) and filling up our landfills.

We are two stay-at-home moms living in Encinitas, California. Our children have begun Elementary school and we have a little extra time. We decided that this would be the perfect time to start our business.

We have been working and researching for almost a year on our product. We have such passion for this cloth because we believe that it is the best thing out there.

The idea originated when Michelle was living in Europe in the late 90’s. She discovered a product that was similar to the SKOY cloth and it was just amazing. Over time she found the cloth to be indispensible. When she moved back to the US, she realized that the use of a sponge was inadequate and the excessive use of paper towels, wasteful. Michelle searched and searched for a similar cloth and nothing even compared; nothing was of the same caliber. This is when Michelle introduced the cloth to Karen. She immediately fell in love with it and could not imagine cleaning with anything else.’

We then put our heads together and discussed a way to bring this product to the US with the requirement that it meet our high standard. Now we are so excited to be able to offer the SKOY cloth to you—which is everything that we had hoped it would be.

My SKOY Experience! 
As you have recently read during my Healthy Living Event I am also making changes within my household towards more eco-friendly items. I am phasing out the usage of paper towels which I mainly use for cleaning the bathrooms. Not only am I looking for paper towel alternatives for environmental reasons, but also for health and economical as well. Since 1 SKOY cloth can replace 15 rolls of paper towels, it serves all purposes!

I received a 4 pack of SKOY cloths for review. I was pleasantly surprised with the texture of the cloths. I was expecting the SKOY cloths to feel more like a sponge, but they don't. It feels like a real dish cloth. I ran the cloth under water to prep and was amazed at how much this cloth absorbed. I love the large size of the cloth, perfect for cleaning up any mess. I have used the SKOY cloth for various purposes. I use one in the kitchen to wash my dishes with as well as wipe down my counter tops and appliances. It does a wonderful job at wiping up little crumb pieces off of the counter top. I also have been using one SKOY cloth to clean the bathroom. After each bathroom clean up I rinse the cloth well and then run it back under the water to fully absorb. Then I place it into the microwave for 2 minutes on high. This procedure sanitizes my cloth for storage and the next usage. I also sanitize my kitchen cloth every other day. While the SKOY cloth dries fast and does not harbor germs like traditional sponges do, I still like to sanitize my cloth often because I'm a germ-a-phobe. I have used my SKOY cloths many times and are still not showing any wear.

Overall I am enjoying using my SKOY cloths. Not only is this a safe alternative to sponges for cleaning purposes, but it is very environmental friendly since I am no longer using dozens of paper towels anymore. 


BUY IT! You can purchase directly from SKOY cloths or find a a retailer or e-tailer.


WIN IT! SKOY is giving away TWO WINNERS a 4-pk SKOY cloths to Take Time to Smell the Rose readers! 


You have the chance to enter several entries by the doing the following. Each one counts as 1 entry unless otherwise specified. I am now making it a requirement to follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect to enter my giveaways.
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            •  'Like' SKOY cloth on Facebook and leave a message on their wall that I sent you. 3 entries!
                  • Make a comment on any non-giveaway Healthy Living Event post. (one comment per post- but unlimited posts). Click here to see the list of posts. There will be lots of non-giveaway posts throughout the month! One comment on a post can qualify for all giveaways.

                                    Please copy and paste this for your tweets: 


                                    Win a 4-pk #ecofriendly SKOY cloths from @SkoyCloth and @Smell_the_Rose. Ends 07/01 #HealthyLivingEvent http://tiny.cc/SKOY

                                    **Leave your email on each comment. You must do this in order to win!**

                                    Giveaway ends Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.(CST) Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

                                    This giveaway is open to USA residents ONLY . Must be 18 years old or older to win.

                                    Thank you to the Company or/and PR firm who provided me with the products mentioned in the review. The thoughts and opinions expressed on my blog are my own and are not swayed by any monetary or product compensation. My personal health experiences may not be a typical result for others. The information I share on my blog may not be the views of the sponsors participating in my Healthy Living Event. 
                                     
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                                    I♥thesecrazykids said...

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                                    I♥thesecrazykids said...

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                                    gracefuldesignscards.com said...

                                    I would like the mixed colors if I won!

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                                    Cari C said...

                                    I like the mixed colors with inspirational text.

                                    Cari C said...

                                    I subscribe via email

                                    Cari C said...

                                    I'm now a fan of Skoy on FB #1

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                                    ReAnna said...

                                    I am just going to buy them. I love how they are eco friendly. I really dont use a lot of paper towels and I have been looking for a better sponge type cleaning cloth and ta-da thank you Chari and Skoy!! And I am a fan on fb!!

                                    Katrina said...

                                    I love the Mixed colors with inspirational text. =)

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                                    ~mary said...

                                    I follow you on google. I like the mixed colors with flowers.
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                                    I♥thesecrazykids said...

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                                    Terra H. said...

                                    I follow your blog and I'd choose the 4-pack: Mixed colors with inspirational text. Thanks.
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                                    Anastasia said...

                                    I follow you and I would prefer the Mixed Colors with Inspirational Text

                                    Anastasia said...

                                    I like Skoy on FB and left a message! (1)

                                    Anastasia said...

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                                    Anastasia said...

                                    I like Skoy on FB and left a message! (3)

                                    I♥thesecrazykids said...

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                                    lisanne said...

                                    I follow.

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                                    vrtish55 said...

                                    The 4-pack: Mixed colors with flower print is my favorite and I am a follower of Take Time To Smell the Rose. vickers_73460 AT yahoo DOT com

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                                    I♥thesecrazykids said...

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                                    skgaff said...

                                    Follow you with gfc and I would prefer the mixed colors with inspirational text
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                                    skgaff said...

                                    follow you and skoy on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/skgaff/status/17263453159
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                                    Susan said...

                                    I like the mixed color flower design. I follow on Google.
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                                    MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

                                    inspirational mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

                                    I♥thesecrazykids said...

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                                    tatertot374 said...

                                    I follow and I like the mixed colors
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                                    Denise S. said...

                                    I follow and I would choose the mixed colors with inspirational text on them.

                                    rah267 said...

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                                    I like the multi color inspirational skoy

                                    Katie S said...

                                    I like the variety of colors with the flowers. These would be great to replace my over usage of paper towels!

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                                    Katie S said...

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                                    Katie S said...

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                                    clynsg said...

                                    Follow via GFC, and I would prefer the flower design.

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                                    Louis said...

                                    Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect
                                    I prefer the blue colored one

                                    Louis said...

                                    I subscribed to your feed via email (same email as in my profile / this post)

                                    Louis said...

                                    following Smell_the_Rose AND SkoyCloth on twitter @rosidentevil
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                                    Louis said...

                                    I like Skoy on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

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                                    I like Skoy on FaceBook (louis huff) :) 2

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                                    cwendel said...

                                    I follow on Google Friend. I would like the mixed colors..... too bad you can't pick just one color!
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                                    I commented on the granola bar post!
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                                    I commented on the homemade popsicle post..
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                                    I commented onthe favorite kids recipe post...
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                                    I commented on the wipes solution post....
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                                    I commented on the Sugoi post
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                                    I commented on the Sugoi post..
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                                    I♥thesecrazykids said...

                                    I tweeted http://twitter.com/bcgood83
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                                    Randominities said...

                                    I like the mixed colors with flower print the best. Thanks so much!

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                                    I have your button on the right of my blog. I also am GFC

                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    i am a follower and if i win, i prefer the white with flower print design
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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    i like them on facebook tony l smoaks #1
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                                    i like them on facebook tony l smoaks #2
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                                    pat jasmin said...

                                    THE MIXED COLORS AND THE FLOWER PRINT IS NICE , I HAVE TWO OLD ONES BLUE , NOW I THINK THE COLORED ONES ARE NICE FOR A CHANGE

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    my favorite is the 4-pack: Mixed colors with flower print

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

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                                    dvice said...

                                    I follow. I like the blue with flower print

                                    Yoga Mommy said...

                                    I am a public follower of your blog.

                                    I really like: Color: Mixed color w/ flowers.

                                    And that Skoj (skoy) means just for fun. :o)

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                                    Yoga Mommy said...

                                    I subscribe via email to your blog.

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                                    Yoga Mommy said...

                                    I Grabbed Outdoor Events button.

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                                    I Grabbed Healthy Living Events button.

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                                    I Grabbed Take Time to Share Sunday button.

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                                    Yoga Mommy said...

                                    I like Skoy on Facebook and posted that you sent me.

                                    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skoy/34885431393?v=wall&story_fbid=407271161393&ref=mf

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                                    Yoga Mommy said...

                                    I like Skoy on Facebook and posted that you sent me.

                                    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skoy/34885431393?v=wall&story_fbid=407271161393&ref=mf

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                                    Yoga Mommy said...

                                    I like Skoy on Facebook and posted that you sent me.

                                    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skoy/34885431393?v=wall&story_fbid=407271161393&ref=mf

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                                    Yoga Mommy said...

                                    I Follow Smell_the_Rose AND SkoyCloth on Twitter AND tweeted about this giveaway.

                                    http://twitter.com/tonic67/status/17516214605

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                                    amy16323 said...

                                    mixed colors with flowers.
                                    im a follower
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                                    Julie said...

                                    I like the mixed colors with flowers print. I follow you publicly

                                    Julie said...

                                    I subscribe with email

                                    Julie said...

                                    I tweeted
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                                    Julie said...

                                    I like SKOY on FB
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                                    I like SKOY on FB
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                                    I like SKOY on FB
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                                    jennifer57 said...

                                    following via gfc

                                    These look nice! I like the blue the best :)

                                    tina reynolds said...

                                    I follow I would get mixed colors with inspirational quotes thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

                                    tina reynolds said...

                                    i subscribe

                                    kathy pease said...

                                    Google Friend klp1965 and i like the Mixed colors with flower print

                                    kathy pease said...

                                    1 like skoy on facebook Kathy L Pease

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                                    2 like skoy on facebook Kathy L Pease

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                                    3 like skoy on facebook Kathy L Pease

                                    Gianna said...

                                    4-pack: Mixed colors with flower print

                                    ccboobooy(charity) said...

                                    follow your blog (ccboobooy/charity)

                                    I like the Mixed colors with inspirational text.


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                                    purango said...

                                    I follow. I would prefer the Mixed colors with flower print. garrettsambo@aol.com

                                    brianpiero said...

                                    Thanks for the giveaway...we would go with the flower print / assorted colors.

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                                    brianpiero said...

                                    Follow Smell_the_Rose AND SkoyCloth on Twitter: @brianpiero

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                                    Joy said...

                                    I follow. Mixed colors with flower print.
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                                    I♥thesecrazykids said...

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