As a single mother and home owner, I want to make sure I give the best in everything my family comes in contact with. As a couple of my boys suffer with eczema, we looked into ways to help alleviate the dry skin issues as well as keeping our appliances in the best possible condition.

What is hard water? As rainwater passes through the earth and into other means of water, it picks up certain “hardness” materials that will precipitate and clog pipes, and may also damage your appliances.


What is a water softener unit: When water contains a high level of calcium and magnesium it is called hard water. A water softening unit is used to soften water by removing the minerals that cause the water to be hard. There are so many reasons you should soften your water that you wouldn’t even realize! Think less soap required to clean your clothes, no more harsh water stains in your tubs, less buildup in your appliances – need I say more? Soft water will save you time, money, and have you feeling at your best.

Hard water potential damages:  While you may not immediately notice, hard water can cause problems throughout your home including clogging pipes, make it hard for soap and detergent to dissolve in water, and the dreaded water spots. Hard water can create a scale buildup inside your pipes and water appliances making your water heater less effective and higher energy bills. Want to find out if you indeed do have hard water in your home? Just by visiting Morton Salt and filling out a form, they will send you a free water test strip to determine if you have any hard water issues.

Benefits of softening your water:  We started using the Morton Water Softening Salt because  1) we got a coupon and really wanted to see the savings, 2) I personally wanted to have the same shiny hair I would leave the salon with,  3) take care of our skin issues,  and 4) see if we saw any changes in how our dishes and laundry would feel.  It was amazing the huge difference we saw.  From the ease of opening and loading the salt into the softener, to my boys saying their skin felt better and the eczema rashes reducing. We felt great!  We have noticed before our water softener that our skin felt scratchy and dry as a result of soap scum. Our hair was dull-looking and sticky. Also our clothes and bedding felt stiff ad didn’t seem to keep clean as long.

washing machine before and after

Who doesn’t want cleaner and shinier dishes, no build up in plumbing or appliances, softer clothes and whites staying whiter longer without that dingy grey color than can happen?  Another amazing thing we notice is that we were able to cleaner easier and there wasn’t a residue left over. I expect to also see a little reduction in my electric bill as well.

If you don’t have a water softener or would like to see how your water is right now, get your FREE test strip and see water your water is really made of.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.