Wednesday, August 11, 2010
DIY Cloth Diaper Detergent
I've been using this recipe for a while now and I've had great results! It's cheap, eco-friendly, doesn't have any harsh chemicals or fragrences, and you know exactly what's in it!
1 cup Washing Soda (I use Arm & Hammer, found in the laundry aisle)
1 cup Borax (I use 20 Mule Team)
1/2 cup Oxi-Clean (I use Oxi-Clean Free)
To use: Add 1 Tablespoon detergent to cold rinse cycle. Then, add 1 Tablespoon detergent to your hot wash. Diapers will come out smelling like - nothing! This is good : )
Note: You can also mix this up in bulk so that you don't have any leftovers. If doing so, you will need 3 boxes Washing Soda (55 oz. each), 2 boxes Borax (76 oz. each), and 1 large tub of Oxi-Clean (96 oz.). However, I know from personal experience that Borax is a good item to have around the house. It can be utilized in other applications besides this detergent!
There is also a "regular"/clothing laundry version of this detergent that I have not tried yet. Once I get through the store-bought detergent that we're currently using I will mix up a batch and let you know how we like it!
Recipe and photo courtesy of: