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Hi, everyone:<br><br>
I know, another laundry question. A couple about Country Save:<br><br>
1) Can anybody share experience with it? (Does it clean well? Inexpensive? Any details are greatly appreciated.)<br>
2) Do you use less than recommended for Country Save as well? I have a top-loading machine.<br>
3) Where do you buy it? It's not around where I live. Can you order it online? If so, where?<br><br>
Now about Oxy-Boost:<br><br>
1) Do you use non-chlorine bleach often? Is it recommended in your opinion for cloth diapers?<br><br>
Thank you!
 

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I want to try Country Save but can't find it anywhere. I asked my local health food store to order it but they couldn't. I'll keep looking.
 

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we use country save, it is the only detergent that has cleaned my diapers well and not left residue on my pockets (we have used charlies and allens and hated them both)<br><br>
In my front loader I use the exact amount they recommend for front loaders, which gives me 80 loads from the box which is about $8 at Vitamin Cottage. The box says 40 loads if used in a top loader. We have very soft water by the way.<br><br>
We also use a oxygen bleach, I forget the name, but we get it at the HFS and we haven't had any problems, we use 2 scoops if I get a bit of stink or 1 scoop here and there to help clean. I like it, and as I said no problems so far!
 

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I use Country Save - fortunately my local HFS carries it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> To me, it washes just fine. It probably does not get my whites as clean as say, Tide would, but I'd rather them not be sparkly white and not buy Tide. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> We have a front loader and I use between 1/2 a scoop and a full scoop depending on how large a load and how soiled the clothes and/or diapers. So, even though I think Tide or something more commercial (and not so environmentally sound) might get things a bit more clean, I am very happy with Country Save. Two huge bonuses for me are 1) the lack of enzymes ... I can't do enzymes on diaper laundry because my kiddos are too sensitive and 2) it rinses very well ... since starting with Country Save, I don't have stink problems. I've noticed every now and then (probably once a month), I need to squirt a little Dawn in the wash with the Country Save to help strip the pockets of any lingering pee stink, but the detergent itself doesn't leave residue that I can tell. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> HTH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I use Country Save for all my diaper wash and it works GREAT for us. I have a HE front loader so I only use a tad, but our old washer was a regular top loader and I always used a scoop with no problems. I chose Country Save after lots of reading and then the bonus was that my local Whole Foods carries it. I thought that even non-chlorine bleach was a no-no on diapers??
 

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Thanks, mamas. I've asked my local HFS to carry it too. Hopefully he listens. In fact, it's listed on Country Save's website that our HFS carries it, but it doesn't.<br><br>
Anyway, that was my question too. Occasional use of non-chlorine bleach is OK for cloth? Or all bleach is considered detrimental to cloth diapers?
 
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