I did my last two diaper loads of Country Save.
Used 2 scoops the first time, didn't have time for an extra extra rinse.
They came out of the dryer with a hint of slight stink.
Used 2 1/2 scoops the last time. I just went ahead and used up the last of the sample I had.
This time I did at least 2 extra rinses after my hot wash/cold rinse.
I think it's important to note here that the diapers always stink when I take them out of the washer and put them in the dryer. Always. However, they only stank once when I took them out of the dryer. Very odd to me.
The last time I did a wash they came out of the dryer stink-free.
(Excuse my middle school "embellishments" there, lol)
On the couple of loads of regular clothes I did, Country Save worked fine.
I even washed my dirty rags from work with it.
It didn't get them super duper clean but it got them clean enough.
REGULAR CLOTHES - 3/5
On Ethan's diapers I think it did okay.
I don't think it worked any better or worse than most of the detergents I've tried.
I didn't like the stink issues coming out of the washer, and I did find suds pretty often.
So if you are okay with doing several rinses, you will like this detergent.
DIAPERS - 2.5/5
- You can use it on everything (clothes, diapers)
- Fairly inexpensive for "safe" detergent
- Unscented for those with sensitive skin
- Does a moderately well job of getting stains out
- Lots of suds, so possible buildup issues over time. Of course I may have been using too much but I didn't want to risk not using enough.
- Have to run a lot of rinse cycles
- Doesn't come in different scents for those that like that
- Not widely available (have to purchase online, or possibly a health food/cloth diaper store near you if they carry it)
- Not made specifically for cloth diapers (again, this is preference. I just mean that it wasn't formulated with washing diapers in mind, not that it can't be used or promoted as such.)
If it ends up being my only or most viable option I will consider it though, and I wouldn't hesitate to use it on my regular clothes.
Coming up next: Thirsties Prewash/Superwash!