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Hi! I'm Pamala, a full time work at home mother to two beautiful daughters Q & A ages 4 and 1. My loving husband supports my every endeavor including my growing handmade business; Sadie's Babies. I decided to blog about my life as a 96% vegan, yoga instructor (I-Yoga) and a ultimate crafter. I'll be sharing what I learn along the way and hope you'll join in on the fun!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cloth Diapering Basics: Laundry Edition

Quite honestly the hardest factor of cloth diapering is keeping them clean. In this post I will highlight my favorite items to maintain a fresh, soft, and build up free diaper.

 Oxygenated/Fragrance Free Detergent 
Locating "oxygenated soap" is key to maintaining clarity and freshness in your cloth diapers. Only use a 1/4 of the amount of detergent called for according to load size.

Baking Soda 
Baking soda is a household deodorizer and works equally well in the laundry. It is also a non-abusive fabric softener. 

 Black Soap/Castile Soap/Dish Detergent
All these soaps are useful for pre-washing diapers and heavily soiled clothing. Best of all only a couple of drops are needed to get the job done.

Essential Oils
Since dryer sheets are a huge NO for cloth diapers essential oils are a great alternative to smell good laundry. Use directly in the washing water or sprinkle several drops on cotton balls and seal in an organza pouch and toss in the dryer. Do not over do it; essential oils have the potential to stain.

Sun
In my experience sun bathing diapers works tremendously well for expelling odors and stains. The sun holds antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties just to name a few. Dry diapers for a cycle in the dryer and allow to finish drying in the sun.

There it is, simple as pie.

What products do you use to keep your diapers fresh and clean?
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  1. Hi Pamala! I'm Heather and I just wanted to know if you would be able to answer my question about your blog! Please email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com whenever you get a free moment!

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