diaper detergent? Surely you need a lab, some sort of scientific background...who can just whip up diaper detergent? After a lot of research, and I mean a lot- no way I'm going to ruin my stash by using something on my diapers that I shouldn't, I finally found, tweaked, made, and used homemade diaper detergent! It has been a few weeks now, over 20 diaper loads and we have had no buildup issues (you actually don't even use real "soap"), no odor issues, and no leaking. Actually, it's been pretty perfect so I thought I'd share! :
What you will need:
-baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
-oxygen cleaner (sodium percarbonate and sodium carbonate)
-washing soda (sodium carbonate)
-A lidded jar or tub to keep it in.
Mix equal parts of all three ingredients, put into your container. That's it! I love that this is not a huge recipe, you can make however much you want to make or however much can fit into your jar. Use 2TBS for a medium-large load, and 1TBS for a small load. They do not come out smelling like lemons and watermelon, clean is not a scent. They smell like nothing, and they are clean! I am no expert, all I know is this has been working for our family, our budget, and our diapers!
**Disclaimer: Be sure to check with diaper manufacturer's to see if homemade detergent that contains these ingredients are safe to use on your diapers.