Blog Transfer #12: DIY Cloth Diaper Friendly Laundry Detergent
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The recipe I decided to use is equal amounts of Borax, Washing Soda, and Oxiclean. In this case, I used 1.5 cups of each. I also added a couple drops of lavender essential oil to make it smell good. Make sure you do this away from your kids and pets as the powder bothered my nose a bit. I’m assuming it’d be aggravating to a child/pet’s nose as well. I found all of the ingredients in the laundry aisle of my grocery store, with the exception of the lavender oil which I bought at a natural food store.
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I have before and after pictures below of my diapers…. I spared you the details of the dirty diapers, but they look great now that they’re clean. I haven’t had time to see if the recipe causes any repelling, but I can’t smell any residue from the detergent on the diapers and there were no stains. As this recipe was recommended by several cloth diapering moms, I’m going to assume that it’s safe for the diapers and won’t cause any problems. Some of the DIY detergents that use bar soaps are not cloth diaper friendly. I wanted to make this version of the detergent so that I can use it for all my laundry, instead of needing to store two different kinds of detergent.