Thread: Detergent Woes!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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Re: Detergent Woes!

I'm not sure if this is much help to your or not. I have been using Nellies for 5 months and haven't had any issues with any of my diapers. I have AMP hemp and bamboo and Grovia cotton soakers in my stash and I have never had any problems. I always hang my shells and dry my inserts. I'm sure my opinion is quite biased, but I haven't tried RnG (I think it's pricey?). Laundry Tarts are 25% off right now or BOGO, so you should be able to try them out (I haven't used them either, sorry!). I purchased my tin of Nellies Laundry Soda for $15/100 loads in Toronto. Cotton Babies sells Nellies, so I'm not sure why they would not recommend it.
Nellie's Laundry Soda
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What's in the Laundry Soda?
SODA ASH - (SODIUM CARBONATE) also known as washing soda. In domestic use, it's used as a water softener during laundry.

SODIUM METASILICATE - A major use is as a builder (a material that enhances or maintains the cleaning efficiency of a surfactant, principally by inactivating water hardness) in soaps and detergents

SODIUM CHLORIDE - Sodium chloride, also known as common salt, table salt, or halite. As well as the familiar uses of salt in cooking, salt is used in many applications, from manufacturing pulp and paper to setting dyes in textiles and fabric, to producing soaps and detergents.

CITRIC ACID - This is a weak organic acid. It serves as an environmentally benign cleaning agent and acts as an antioxidant.

The Detergent is a coconut based (LAURYL) Ethoxylated fatty alcohol. Coconut oil on its own will wash nothing. It is therefore chemically modified so that it becomes surface active and thus performs like a detergent. This commodity is widely used by many detergent manufacturers because it is readily biodegradable, non toxic and mild and efficient. It is also NOT Petroleum based.
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