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Old 03-19-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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RLR HELP

I got RLR and used it on a load of diapers.

HOLY SUDS!!!

I use Tiny Bubbles detergent and this doesn't sud at all. So I know it was the RLR.

So I have pretty soft water (I have a softener). How much do you think I should use the next time - I used the whole packet this time.

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Old 03-19-2010, 10:59 PM   #2
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RLR is mostly Soda Ash (Washing Soda), with foaming agents.....LOL! I gave a sample to a chemist friend to find out. If you don't want to rinse your brains out, just buy Arm & Hammer.
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RLR is mostly Soda Ash (Washing Soda), with foaming agents.....LOL! I gave a sample to a chemist friend to find out. If you don't want to rinse your brains out, just buy Arm & Hammer.
He! He!

I was hoping it would help me strip my dipes. We will see . . .
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Actually it works quite well, you just have to rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse.....
From what my buddy could tell me, there are extra cleaning agents with the ash, that make it superior to pure washing soda. As for all the foaming agents, he thinks they are there to make us "think" it is working... same principle as foaming agents added to detergents, toothpastes, dish soaps. We are trained to believe "suds & foam" mean it's working and getting things clean. So they are added to all kinds of cleaning products, just in a massive amount in RLR.
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I agree with rinse, rinse and rinse some more. I use a lot less soap now and get very little suds when I strip with RLR. I like it!!
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So what does it mean if you use RLR and hardly get any suds? (happened to me )
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Re: RLR HELP

You want to get no suds because that means that you don't have soap residue built up in your diapers. The soap residue is what causes the ammonia awful smell when your baby pees.

There is a picture of my washer load on wildflower diapers page here
http://wildflowerdiapers.com/store/p...idcategory=466

Now I get very little when I wash with just RLR about every 2 months.

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So what does it mean if you use RLR and hardly get any suds? (happened to me )
I would assume because you have soft water.. RLR goes crazy in hard water.
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I would assume because you have soft water.. RLR goes crazy in hard water.

I have hard water - but a softener that makes it totally soft. So I'm not sure for me - maybe I just did have a lot of build up. I couldn't get a good smell on the dipes this morning. DD made a #2 before I got to the diaper, and DH changed DS out of his cloth pull-up.

I'll do the smell test tomorrow!
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So do you ladies use it with detergent like the package says, or just use the RLR?
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