Dirty Dishes and Stinky Sponges

When we first moved into our house 7 years ago we didn’t have a dishwasher. Not only that, we  have an old drainboard sink that is only 6 inches in depth. This has led to a lot of chipped dishes. In the beginning it wasn’t a big deal; it was just my husband and myself. Then Logan was born and it was bottles, nipples, and binkies. Add two more boys, more bottles, and lots of sippy cups that dismantle into a zillion pieces, I was SO SICK of washing dishes. It always seemed like there were a ton of dishes in the sink when I had just washed them meer moments before. The dirty dish towels, the stinky sponges, I had had it. We FINALLY got a dishwasher; however, I don’t put everything in it. I still handwash a lot of things. I’m still dealing with stinky sponges.

A few weeks ago I received an email from a group called Influenster. Basically Influenster is a community of social media trend setters you can read more about that here. As a  member I was asked by Influenster to try out a new dish product and let them know what I thought about it. I answered a simple survey and they shipped me the product. Palmolive Fresh Sponge. It’s not a sponge, it’s dish soap. Now being a very loyal Palmolive user I was glad the product was from them. I still remember my mom’s traditional green bottle of Palmolive sitting by the sink. “Tough on grease, Gentle on Hands.” This dish soap is specifically designed to keep your dish sponge from getting smelly. You know the smell I’m talking about. Damp, dingy, mold spore about to pounce on you grossness.

First thing, it smells AMAZING. I can’t quite describe it. It is somewhere between apple and pomegranate. Anyway, I’ve been using this new Palmolive Fresh Sponge for 10 days and the sponge doesn’t have the nasty stench yet. Needless too say, I’m pleased with the product. I even got Logan to test it out and smell the sponge. “Mmmm, smells delicious! Not like stinky dad. Ha, ha.”

The one downfall I have with the product is that it’s not antibacterial. I always purchase Palmolive Antibacterial. So I just have to continue nuking the sponge here and there before replacing it, but that wouldn’t deter me from continuing to use this product. “Freshens Sponges, and Does Dishes.”

Note: I was given this product complimentary for testing purposes from Colgate-Palmolive via Influenster. But all thoughts and opinions of the product are my own.

7 thoughts on “Dirty Dishes and Stinky Sponges

      1. I’d take em and add them to my ever-growing collection!!

        I signed up for Influenster the last time you wrote about them but haven’t gotten anything yet. haha…

  1. This sounds like a great product! I hate the reeking stench of a sponge that has not been cleaned in a while (I run mine through the dishwasher every few days).

    Thanks for the review 😉

  2. If there is one thing that bugs me it is a stinky sponge and it seems like such a waste to keep tossing them. Sounds interesting, will try it when I see it at the store.

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