A while back I made a post about cloth diapers. I mentioned that I use Castile soap and natural detergent to wash them. There was a comment left by a Mama, who says she doesn't like using "natural" soaps because it won't get the diapers clean. This is simply untrue. To me it doesn't make sense to use a detergent that is full of perfumes and other ingredients that are toxic to the planet and bad for our skin... while at the same time using cloth diapers which is GOOD for our environment and easy on baby's skin. A bit of a contradiction.
I like the brand Seventh Generation, especially the eucalyptus and lavender scent. It's made with plant derived ingredients, no synthetic fragrances, dyes, or optical brighters. Did you know optical brighters are synthetic chemicals that make fabrics appear to glow in the presence of ultraviolet light. They don't get things clean, they're only added to detergents to make us think our clothes are brighter and whiter.
I also enjoy using Mrs. Myers Clean Day. It's biodegradable, made without parabens and phthalates, MEA & DEA, glycol solvents, chlorine & formaldehyde, or artificial colors. Tough on dirt and grime, yet gentle on the earth. It's very important to me and my family, to be aware of what we are putting into our bodies, as well as on our bodies. Obviously no matter what detergent you're using, you're still going to have to get your hands dirty to properly clean them poopie diapers. I usually have to double, sometimes triple soak before I use the washer. But it's all worth it to keep my baby's skin clear of diaper rash, saves me tons of money, and is the best choice for our Mother Earth. It's the little things, the everyday lifestyle choices that make a big difference. Together we can change the destructive path we are on, and create a better future for the next seven generations. 🌍 #hippiemama #clothdiapers #climatechangeisreal #moderndayactivism #naturalparenting #consciousmama #seventhgeneration #protectthesacred #motherearth