This detergent is based mainly on plant-derived ingredients and also contains sodium percarbonate, an oxygen producing whitener that also has disinfecting properties commonly found in cloth diaper specific detergents. The ingredients of this detergent are like a cross between some popular non-plant derived cloth diaper detergents and soaps like Charlie Soap that are plant-derived but do NOT include disinfectants like sodium percarbonate. I prefer having a disinfectant in my cloth diaper detergent, so this is a great choice for those of you who want a natural plant-based detergent you can use on your regular or cloth diaper laundry.
I used this with both my regular laundry and cloth diaper laundry, but had a harder time figuring out the right ratio of detergent for my cloth diapers compared to other detergents I have used. It took a bit of trial and error to make sure they were adequately rinsed clean, but this may be due to the fact that we have moderately hard water. I have more recently been using detergents specially formulated for hard water, so I may benefit from using water softeners with this detergent. Also note that all of their products are super concentrated, cutting down on costs for you and in shipping etc. So when experimenting I recommend testingless detergent before trying more.
- Palm and coconut based non-ionic and anionic surfactants
- Silicates and carbonates (simple mineral salts)
- Citrates (from citrus)
- Cellulose (plant based)
- Sodium percarbonate (oxygen producing whitener)
- Natural Lemon Verbena Oil