Q: I have hard water. Can I use your Laundry and Cloth Diaper Detergent?
A: Absolutely! Our detergents were developed for use in hard water. You may have to use a little more Ruby Moon detergents to get your clothes clean, but they work great!
Q: How do you suggest washing your cloth diapers?
A: Everyone has a different opinion about how to get your diapers clean. My trick? I use our Ruby Moon Cloth Diaper Detergent, I don't overload the washer, and I do laundry every 2-3 days. In order to get diapers clean you need enough water to rinse them properly and enough room to agitate properly. If you have too many diapers in your wash you won't have enough water or agitation. The less time your diapers sit before getting washed- the less stinky they will be. Here is how Ruby Moon washes her diapers: *I rinse my diapers in cold water * I add 2-3 tbs of Ruby Moon Cloth Diaper Detergent *Wash on HOT. Add a second rinse.
Q: I used your cloth diaper detergent, but my diapers are still stinky!
A: If this is your first time using our Ruby Moon Cloth Diaper Detergent, you are probably experiencing what we call "ghost stink". Ghost stink is months of built of soap and odor from your previous detergent that you need to strip away. We suggest that you put your diapers in the wash, add 4-5 tbs of Ruby Moon Cloth Diaper Detergent, and then fill the washer with HOT water. Let the diapers sit for 3-6 hours or overnight. After a long soak, wash as you would normally but without any additional detergent. You will exorcise your dipes of all that lingering build up!
Q: What is the difference between your laundry and your cloth diaper detergent?
A: Simple. Our Natural Laundry Wash contains soap and sodium borate and our Cloth Diaper formula doesn’t. You can certainly use our Cloth Diaper formula on both your family laundry and diapers, but sometimes customers want a more traditional detergent that contains soap. Sodium borate is perfectly fine on clothing, but will eventually cause the water proof lining and elastic of cloth diapers to break down. You paid a lot of money for your diapers and we want to help you make them last! Soap leaves a residue build up on cloth diapers that cause awful odor and leaking.
Q: What is in your detergents?
Cloth Diaper Detergent:
Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Percarbonate, Fragrance ( if scented)
Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Borax, Sodium Percabonate, Fragrance ( if scented)