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Old 05-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Make your own CD detergent

Now, I'm not too sure on this myself, because of what I have been reading from Padded Tush Stats on Facebook... They did a survey on diaper damage and detergents ( http://paddedtushstats.com/2012/03/2...diaper-damage/ ) and homemade detergents were at the top of the list for most damage.... What do you ladies think of making your own (CD safe) detergent? http://www.elisaloves.com/2011/09/ho...detergent.html

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Personally? I had tons of problems with green detergents and my cloth diapers. I switched to Tide and have never been happier.

So for cd, no, I would not. I've already been down that route and it was smelly and required tons of stripping attempts.

For clothes? Yes, I would be okay with homemade detergent.
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Personally? I had tons of problems with green detergents and my cloth diapers. I switched to Tide and have never been happier.

So for cd, no, I would not. I've already been down that route and it was smelly and required tons of stripping attempts.

For clothes? Yes, I would be okay with homemade detergent.

I feel the same way, because I just got done using my homemade detergent for my regular laundry, and my clothes STANK, and wore MUCH faster!! o_O I don't even want to think about what it would do to my dipes!
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I actually only use my homemade stuff on whites, towels, sheets, and sometimes the extra loads that get thrown in during the week.

I use Purex Naturals on our clothes.

Tide on my diapers. I too tried all the expensive natural detergents, and have not been happier since I switched to Tide. I think my dd2's bum is much happier with the Tide as well.
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I use All Free&Clear, the eco friendly detergants leave residue. I also add Oxyclean to remove stains.
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I actually only use my homemade stuff on whites, towels, sheets, and sometimes the extra loads that get thrown in during the week.

I use Purex Naturals on our clothes.

Tide on my diapers. I too tried all the expensive natural detergents, and have not been happier since I switched to Tide. I think my dd2's bum is much happier with the Tide as well.

I just switched to Tide from my home made detergent... SOOOOOO much better!!
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Re: Make your own CD detergent

This got me thinking, because I'm also frustrated with dipes and clothes not getting as clean as I would like... but I don't like the strong scent in tide. I'd love the cleaning power, but without perfumes. In other words, I'd love my stuff to come out smelling like NOTHING. Is that possible?
Hanging laundry outside has helped with funk but why are they not getting clean!!

Is there such thing as an unscented Tide or close equivalent?
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Has anyone tried the Crunchy Clean cloth diaper detergent? I like to use it for everyday laundry, but my baby is still baking so I can't try it out on diapers yet!
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This got me thinking, because I'm also frustrated with dipes and clothes not getting as clean as I would like... but I don't like the strong scent in tide. I'd love the cleaning power, but without perfumes. In other words, I'd love my stuff to come out smelling like NOTHING. Is that possible?
Hanging laundry outside has helped with funk but why are they not getting clean!!

Is there such thing as an unscented Tide or close equivalent?
Thanks!
Tide does make an unscented one, it's called Tide Free and Gentle, and it got a decent rating on Padded Tush Stats!

http://paddedtushstats.com/detergent-statistics/
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Has anyone tried the Crunchy Clean cloth diaper detergent? I like to use it for everyday laundry, but my baby is still baking so I can't try it out on diapers yet!

I haven't used it, but according to Padded Tush Stats, it got a moderate diaper damage rating...

http://paddedtushstats.com/detergent-statistics/
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