DIY Baby: How to Make Homemade Cloth Diaper Detergent and Diaper Pail Deodorizers

One of my absolute favorite Preparedness Sites is Home Ready Home written by one of my new friends, Julie! I’ve recently had opportunities to write guest posts on her site, and I am so thrilled! Here is an article I wrote for her about making cloth diaper detergent that I would like to share with you all:

Cloth diaper detergent is super simple to make and will save you plenty of money!

When I first started cloth diapering, I used Rockin’ Green detergent, but at $16 a bag, it did NOT fit in my budget so I started making my own using a formula by The Eco-Friendly Family, and it has worked out great!Here’s what you’ll need:

 5-gallon bucket, or other large, sealable container

(3) Boxes Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (55 oz each)

(2) Boxes 20 Mule Team Borax (76 oz each)

(1) Large tub OxiClean Free OR OxiClean Baby (96 oz) (“Free” and “Baby” are the same thing plus I opted for the store brand and haven’t been disappointed.)

(1) Large bag of epsom salts (Optional.  Use epsom salts if you have hard water, like I do. The harder your water is, the more salts you’ll need to add. Just try a few wash cycles and see how it works for you.)

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