Those that cloth diaper or have cloth diapered before know that finding a good wash routine as well as detergent can be daunting with all the different types of water, diapers, fabrics, machines, wash cycles…eh…. Also those that cloth diaper know that you have to be extremely careful about what detergent you buy at the store. Additives and scents can be hard on diapers and baby’s skin.
When I started looking for a detergent to make, I wanted one that could be used on both the diapers/wipes and our daily laundry items. I came across several detergents using grated bars of soap. Do not be thrown off by grated soap, it’s not as invasive or difficult as you think. I’m going to include the recipe for this type of detergent as well, but please DO NOT use it on cloth diapers. The bar soap seems to lead to build-up. I know this also can depend on the type of cloth diaper but I use both retail and homemade, both ended with build-up using a detergent that called for a bar of soap.