Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Clean B Detergent Rave!

By now we're all well aware of the ammonia problems I have been having with our cloth diapers. Since I have mentioned that I am a smell person, I have just been sucking it up & spending 6-7 hours a load to make sure that everything smells OK. And by that, I mean that my nose doesn't burn when I take the diapers out of the dryer. I would not say that they smelled "good" by any stretch of the imagination. At best, I wasn't lurching & running away from them.

With that being said, there was one detergent in particular that I was itching to try: Clean B. I had heard of it some time ago, even before we started using cloth diapers. And a friend of ours highly recommended it as well. So when we got the diaper funk, I went right to the website to place an order, but there was one catch - this detergent is handmade by a Mama who was taking a break to give birth to her 8th child. So no orders were being accepted for several months. By the time she was back into the swing of things, we had already spent money on other detergents & solutions & couldn't rationalize spending more money again. Luckily, my mother was feeling generous and bought us a large bag!!

It took several weeks to come in since each batch is made to order, so I have only done 2 loads of diapers so far. However I can already say that this stuff is AMAZING & I hope that my love for it lasts!! Not only is the ammonia smell completely gone, but when the diapers are done they actually smell GREAT!! I can put my nose up to them, take a whiff & be HAPPY with how they smell!! And when my daughter uses them, they're just wet - no more ammonia smell as soon as she goes! Like I said, it's only been 2 loads so I hope that sharing my delight isn't too premature, but time will tell.

What I love most about this detergent is that there are TONS of scents to choose from, including some familiar ones like Bounce, Tide & Downy!! We opted for the Bounce scent and while I don't think it smells anything like the Bounce dryer sheets at all, I do like the way it smells & the important thing is that the scent stays with the diapers. Other detergents that I have used have a faint, light scent to them that is pretty much gone by the time they're done drying. But not Clean B!

The down-side: It is a little more expensive than other detergents & it takes quite some time to ship, so make sure you order well before you actually NEED to use it. Other than that, so far I can't complain! This stuff is amazing & I hope it keeps our ammonia problems at bay.

(**I was not asked or paid by Clean B to write this review, I am doing it of my own accord** I am not a paid blogger, however if you are someone in a position to offer me a paying blogging job, I am all ears!)

1 comment:

  1. you should link this to the clean b facebook page. melissa loves reviews!!!