photo of the best natural laundry detergent for cloth diapers


  • Reply Silène January 27, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Thanks for the post! I heard through forums and online groups that Nellies and other natural detergents are not strong enough to clean cloth diapers. After a whole saga over here using “cloth diaper approved” detergent, I started getting detergent build up on the diapers. I want to use Nellies on my cloth diapers because we use it for everything else! I have about 20 diapers ready to be washed every 3 days. How much detergent would you use for the main wash? I have very soft water (40ppm). Thanks for your help and this great post!

    • Reply TONYA January 27, 2021 at 9:47 am

      Hi Silene! Thanks for the question. My understanding is that, with soft water, you can get away with using less detergent than normal. We have soft water and use Nellie’s for washing cloth diapers with no issues getting them clean. Ours came with a little blue scoop, which I believe equals one tablespoon. I would start out with half of a tablespoon and see if they smell clean after washing — if not, then I would try a full tablespoon. Good luck! Hope that helps.

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