I have definitely had to experiment with my laundry routines with cloth diapering to get rid of that constant rash my son suffered. I’m happy to say he continues to be rash-free.
Over our camping trip and the past few weeks, we’ve been using Nellie’s Natural Laundry Soda. I am liking their ingredients are clearly disclosed : Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, and Coconut oil based surfactants.
(Oh, and don’t you love the Nellie’s character on the packaging!? You should visit their website and check out the interactive home page!)
One thing I have to stress is that your diaper laundry should NOT smell like anything when it’s clean. I made that mistake. Thinking that if it smelled a little like detergent, that was okay because isn’t detergent “clean”? No, a detergent smell means buildup. Buildup can mean trapped ammonia in your diapers, and will probably cause rashes and perhaps leaks. Nellie’s is hypoallergenic, so there is no scent and it’s residue-free!
Nellie’s Natural Laundry Soda was easy to dissolve when I handwashed my diapers, so I know it’s dissolving quickly in the washer too. It dissolves in both hot or cold water.
The other great part is that for even a large load of laundry, you only need about 1 Tablespoon per wash! Meaning a load of laundry will cost only about $.20 per scoop!
We’ve been very happy using Nellie’s on our cloth diapers the past month! Have you tried Nellie’s yet?
Nellie’s has several other products I would love to try (some even come in these delightful vintage-looking tins!):
- Laundry Nuggets (pre-wrapped scoops of Nellie’s Laundry Soda)
- Oxy Brightener
- Dish Powder
- Dish Nuggets
- Bamboo cloths and towels
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Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.