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platup 07-27-2006 12:07 PM

What to wash hemp inserts in?
Hi ladies,
I tried searching the boards for this but I'm so new, I'm board challenged. Ok, so my issue, I just received my 18 FB's and I ordered 1/2 with microfiber MOE inserts and the other half with hemp inserts. Now, the instructions say I need to wash some magical oil out of them so they absorb. Ok, so wash three times and dry on hot. Now...WHAT DO I WASH THEM WITH? I did two washes already on a small load (I have nine inserts) in hot with about 2TBLSP of Tide Free, a few shakes of baking soda and about a TBLSP of Oxy clean. I'm probably creating some kind of weird chemical reaction in my washing machine. Need some advice? I know there are a billion ways to wash diapers but I need a launching point.

Thank you thank you thank you in advance....

a_cthelen 07-27-2006 12:26 PM

Re: What to wash hemp inserts in?
you don't need to use baking soda or oxy clean...unless they are stinky and have stains that won't sun out. :) I use Allens Naturally as I've heard that Tide Free can cause build-up on pocket dipes. I'm not sure about hemp though. You might be fine, but I hate having different detergents for different things. Just my :2cents:

Heidiliz 07-27-2006 12:27 PM

Re: What to wash hemp inserts in?
I just use my regular detergent (huge bucket from costco). I hate adding extra things to the wash. I've never had any build up problems and everything is always nice and clean.

hungrytree 07-27-2006 12:30 PM

Re: What to wash hemp inserts in?
you can use the same detergent you use with your other cds. So Allen's Naturally, or Sun detergent from Walmart, or Sportwash [walmart], or Charlie's Soap, or a mix of Simple Green and Washing soda. I am sure there are others that I am missing... You need something safe for those pockets though, I have heard of people having problems with Tide. I think too it depends on whether you have hard water or not. HTH

Candy 07-27-2006 01:17 PM

Re: What to wash hemp inserts in?
Wow, simple green and baking soda? I never heard of that one.
Do you know the amounts?

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