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 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.
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.
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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