As a detergent manufacturer, I have a little bit of a dirty secret. You may find it a bit shocking to find me in the aisle of the grocery store buying detergent. My laundry room is littered with detergent boxes, bags and bottles. All with someone else’s name on them. The reason behind it is simple. The only way that I could make a better detergent, is to test everything else that is on the market. And find out why it works…or in most cases why it doesn’t. In a recent testing round I did wash after wash with some of the “other guys” cloth diaper safe, clean rinsing formulas and was shocked at the amount of bubbles that were produced. I was even more shocked, when I had to do 2, 3, 4 plus rinses to get everything out of my washer. One popular brand in particular, I had to do several empty washes just to get the foam out of my machine! Which was what inspired me to create this video.
When you are washing clothes, soap buildup isn’t that big of an issue. If you do a load of towels with no soap, chances are you will have a washer full of suds. Towels lose absorbency over time because of detergent buildup, but most people just assume this is normal and replace towels every few years because they stop holding water.
But washing diapers is a whole new ballgame, and buildup can really mess up your diapers. The more rinses you have to do, the higher your water bill and the more wear and tear on your diapers and washer. All of the suds and such are gone from Rockin’ Green in the first rinse, because it was designed to have just enough for cloth diapers and nothing more. We aren’t a clothing detergent that just happens to be OK for diapers, Rockin’ Green was created for the soul purpose of washing diapers. Though, it will really really rock a load of towels or baby clothes…
By Kim- Owner and Creator of Rockin’ Green