Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rockin' Green Detergent

Well, far be it for me not to try the newest cloth diaper-safe, environmentally happy detergent! So I got a couple sample bags (okay, I have 19 of them...) to try. They smell GREAT. It's like air freshener for my stinky laundry room, just having the packages in there! And the make-up of the stuff is pretty cool- it's little flakes, almost, rather than granules.

How does it work? Well... the jury is still out. I thought it cleaned okay... better than my other "planet-safe" detergents. But after a week of using it, I noticed nighttime diaper stink... ammonia smell wafting out of the diapers, and little bums starting to break out. But then I realized both babies are teething, so the rashes could be a coincidence.

I went back to Tide (good ol' Tide) for a couple weeks so I could start over again, and I'm trying Rockin' Green again now. So far so good... the diapers appear clean, and smell clean out of the washer. The nighttime test begins!!!


  1. Hi, it's a very great blog.
    I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
    Keep doing!

  2. Hey Mama!! How is the Rockin Green working? I have been thinking about trying it (the Tide is no longer smelling good to me after months of using it and is really built up on my diapers). I have had to stop cd'ing Jakey at night so my hope is it might be ok for daytime diapers?

  3. I haven't been impressed with it... every time I use it, we get rashes- maybe from the scents, maybe from the amonia crystals that are obviously still there after washing... I don't recommend it for water like mine and a washer like mine- but other people seem to have good results with it! Just not me. ;)

  4. Thanks :) Thats what I needed to know :) We are taking a brief break right now since J is SOAKING through everything but I hope to get back soon and will just continue with Tide :)