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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>elicatanna</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">So I take it it's better to wash with hot? What about the presoak/wash...cold or hot? And how much tto?</div>
Yep, I go cold wash with 1/2 cup of baking soda, hot wash with Tide and 10 drops of TTO (TTO on every other wash or so), 1 extra rinse and then dry for a single cycle. Those with internal soakers get laid out to dry so I don't wear the heck out of them with 2 drier cycles each time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I had been adding TTO to the 2nd rinse cycle (I do a cold rinse, hot wash followed by a double rinse). After reading this though, I'm going to try adding it to the wash cycle - it sure would be a lot easier!
I add the tto when I am doing a hot wash without detergent. I do that once a week because if I do detergent in every wash I get stink issues, I wash 3 times a week.<br><br>
Once with a cold wash with a drizzle of detergent, then hot wash with baking soda and 2 extra cold rinses<br><br>
Once with cold wash, then hot wash with baking soda and a few drops of TTO<br><br>
Once with a cold wash, then hot wash with 1/2 cup detergent and that seems to be working out my stink issues.<br><br>
I hate the smell of tto but if it works I deal with it!