Those are good links for laundry detgent to be used with clothes: but my main issue is that there is concern over using those recipes with cloth diapers due to build up of soap. I am wondering if any of the cd-ind mamas out the have found a good recipe for use with diapers?
I only have experience with plain old flannel diapers, so if you are using a different material, this may not help. I follow the directions posted on the Duggar's website for homemade laundry detergent and I use it on everything. I have a giant, five gallon bucket that cost less than $2 to make. I havent' had a single problem...but again, that is for 100% cotton flannel.
No problem :) Lots of things I've researched just say, "try it and see if it works for you." :/ I will also add 1T borax and 1T washing soda if the load is particularly nasty. I tried a lot of the recipes on different threads, but the Duggar's is my favorite. It seems to clean better than the rest for some strange reason-even though it uses less borax and washing soda overall.
i was just going to suggest that. just watch for build up. maybe run it thru a second full wash without soap and just vinegar to see if that prevents build up.
i think part of the problem with the homemade laundry soap is people tend to over use it. if it says 1 TBSP, they are serious. lol if you over do it (like use a 1/4 c) it builds up even on regular clothing
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