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So I have read in several places that country save is a great detergent to use for dipes. Well, I got my local natural foods store to carry it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"> yay! and picked some up today. What amount of this detergent do you use in a load. It would be great to get some ideas so I don't have to figure it out by trial and error.<br><br>
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I've had no problem using the full amount since it rinses so clean. (1/2 of the tiny scoop that comes with it, I have a FL).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So I have read in several places that country save is a great detergent to use for dipes. Well, I got my local natural foods store to carry it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"> yay! and picked some up today. What amount of this detergent do you use in a load. It would be great to get some ideas so I don't have to figure it out by trial and error.<br><br>
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How did you get your local store to carry it? I've been thinking of trying to get our co-op to carry it, but it's really a crappy store. Let us know how it works out for you. I've been wanting to try that stuff.
 

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Earthgirl, I just talked to one of the managers at the store. (this kind of thing works best in person) I also had country save contact them. You can do this by going to their website and filling in the info for the store that you want to carry it. <a href="http://countrysave.com/cgi-bin/list.cgi?action=Search&search_field=5&sort_on=3" target="_blank">http://countrysave.com/cgi-bin/list....ld=5&sort_on=3</a><br>
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I use mostly BG os, had repelling issues, and have a front loader. So I wash with barely a quarter scoop, just barely. Then lots of rinsing...
 

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Fastyfeet~Did you have repelling issues with your BG! while washing with Country Save?
 

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Oh dear, I hope that it is something else<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> that is making your bg repel because that is mostly what we use.
 

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We use it and LOVE.....have tried lots of other kinds, this by far our favorite!!<br><br>
We have a lot bG's too and never had any problems with repelling....I would guess pp has something else causing the repelling.<br><br>
I use the regular amount too and always do two complete washes after I add the soap.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Earthgirl, I just talked to one of the managers at the store. (this kind of thing works best in person) I also had country save contact them. You can do this by going to their website and filling in the info for the store that you want to carry it. <a href="http://countrysave.com/cgi-bin/list.cgi?action=Search&search_field=5&sort_on=3" target="_blank">http://countrysave.com/cgi-bin/list....ld=5&sort_on=3</a><br>
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I did have repelling issues with my BG while washing with Country Save but I really don't think they were related. My BGs had leftover residue from the production process so I had to hand-strip them. Now they're great!<br><br>
I'm just super cautious with the washing since I really, really don't want to do all that toothbrush scrubbing again.<br><br>
Yes to country save!
 

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We have a FL and use between 1/2 scoop and 1 full scoop of Country Save ... I do a regular wash/rinse, plus on extra rinse (all my laundry get one extra rinse). That's it ... we don't have stink issues nor repelling issues. <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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Fastyfeet, do you have a front-loader or a top-loader? I have a top-loader and I think I would use the minimum for the front-loader, as Country Save recommends more for top-loaders.
 

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Front loader. When I spoke with Cotton Babies about repelling, I asked about washing. She recommended using half of the amount of detergent that I would normally use for a load that size. Since I would normally use a half scoop of Country Save for that size load (according to the Country Save packaging), I've been using a quarter scoop and it's been getting them clean.<br><br>
Do you all think I should be using more?
 

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Thanks for the reply.<br><br>
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No, not as long as you're satisfied with the cleanliness of your diapers.<br><br>
Then I guess I'll be using 1/4 scoop too (as you're supposed to use maybe a whole scoop for my top-loader).
 

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I had been using mountain green with great success for our diapers. But our commissary(military) starting carrying country save! Its only $5.99 for us with $1 coupon its $4.99. I bought it with the intentions of using it for our household laundry. We were using 7th gen, but we can only get it locally and its very pricey. I mostly just love the smell of the lavender. So for the savings i just got country save and will add my own darn EOs to the rinse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I love the country save, it doesnt leave any residue, works well in our FL and gets everything clean. I used it on the diapers as well and its awesome.<br><br>
If anyone wants a sample of the country save, i dont mind mailing you some.I know i hated buying a whole thing of detergent just for it not to work for us. LMK
 

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My first reaction was: I'd LOVE to get a sample.. and then I saw you were in Hawaii! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
We're in the Florida Keys! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
Thanks for the offer!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My first reaction was: I'd LOVE to get a sample.. and then I saw you were in Hawaii! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
We're in the Florida Keys! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
Thanks for the offer!</div>
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