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Old 05-20-2006, 01:40 PM   #11
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yes we have very hard water. maybe ill try the rlr before bleach i would boil again but i already did that and i spent all day doing it and the smell came right back. If i use bleach in a load of inserts do i need to do extra rinses or anything?

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Old 05-20-2006, 07:46 PM   #12
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I think I've tried everything under the sun to get my hemp unstinky except bleach. Boiling was the only thing that worked, but that only lasted about a week.
I'm planning on doing a bleach load soon, and probably doing it about once a month or so if it works.
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I put them in a washer full of HOT water with 2 scoops of Oxyclean (Sun brand) and detergent. I let them soak overnight, then did probably 3 or 4 warm water rinses. In the last rinse I added some lavender oil.

They are smelling nice and fresh now. I find that I have to do this every 6 weeks or so with my microfiber inserts.
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I finally went to an occasional bleaching. Everything else only worked for a short time. It doesn't take much- less than 1/4 c. if I do some fitteds/prefolds too. If I only do inserts I only use about 1/8 c. then triple rinse.
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I boiled about the same time you did and it worked for a while. I found that when it started coming back I put TONS (like a 1/2 ounce) of tea tree essential oil in the final rinse and it really freshened everything up.
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did they smell like tto really bad then i like the smell when its light but not overbearing


btw where do i get the rlr stuff i thought wal mart in the laundry section but couldnt find it
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did they smell like tto really bad then i like the smell when its light but not overbearing
We don't mind the tto smell. SOmetimes I combine it with some Lavender oil which is a less intense smell.
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