Eco Sprout Cloth Diaper Detergent.
It's pretty new to the cloth diaper scene (about a year old), but well worth your time to check out. I sought out Jared Edwards, the work-at-home-dad behind Eco Sprout, after seeing it at my local cloth diaper store. I was there looking for something to mix up our laundry routine because I still wasn't happy with the number of rinses I need to do. My diapers were having left over suds with our old detergent, despite the few good cycles we had after first switching to it. I told the saleslady this, and she brought my attention to a cute display of little cloth sacks next to the larger brand of detergent that I reviewed a few months ago. Rather than bold designs, Eco Sprout comes in a minimalist unbleached cotton sack with a drawstring closure (the detergent is contained inside with a plastic bag with zip-top). The sprout logo is perfect for an eco-friendly company whose motto is "Green From The Ground Up."
I had to try Eco Sprout, and Jared kindly sent me some to test out on G's diapers. I've also been using it on her baby clothes. Maybe someday I'll even switch to using it for all of our laundry.
Rather than do a quick review of the detergent, it's been in use at our house for several weeks now to be sure I knew how I felt about it. I have no complaints with Eco Sprout, even with our hard water. It washes out perfectly, while leaving the diapers fresh, smelling clean, and looking great. I think a lot of cloth diaper parents agree with me because the website is flooded with rave reviews.
|See how clear and free of bubbles the water is?! (final rinse)|
Scents you can actually smell, but wash out. "We use only natural essential oils of the highest grade in our detergent. The amount of oils used in each batch is just enough to give you the great scents you love without being over-powerful. The oil also rinses out through the washing process so it does not leave a residue or harm your diapers. If you are afraid of voiding your diaper's warranty then feel free to use our unscented version: In The Buff." - ecosproutsoap.com
Eco Sprout comes in the following scents:
Warm Vanilla Sugar
Green Tea (newest scent)
seasonal - Sweet Pumpkin Spice
unscented - In The Buff
I have been reviewing the Green Tea Eco Sprout scent. It smells great--very refreshing! I love detergent that you can actually smell. Sometimes you get detergent smells that seem very faint--but not Eco Sprout. It makes the laundry room smell a lot better than expected with dirty diapers around. I was also lucky enough to win a free sample of Warm Vanilla Sugar Eco Sprout for writing a haiku poem on Sew is Your Baby's facebook page right around the same time I got my Green Tea scented bag for review from Eco Sprout. I love it too! It smells just like the soap or lotion you get from Bath & Body Works!
96 ounce bags will do 96 - 192 loads for $24.98
48 ounce bags will do 48 - 96 loads for $13.98
24 ounce bags will do 24 - 48 loads for $7.98
2 ounce sample bags will do 2 - 4 loads for $1.75
The sample pack option is $13.76 with 8 scents if you can't decide which variety you'd like to commit to.
Family Company. Jared manufactures the detergent and runs the daily business activities of Eco Sprout. He wanted detergent that was sensitive enough for cloth diaper laundry (and babies' bottoms), strong enough to fight ammonia smells, and great for the rest of his family's laundry too. He created Eco Sprout to be non-toxic, natural, and eco-friendly after doing months of research and experimenting.
Eco Sprout also makes Bottom Spray to use at diaper changes, Bottom Balm+ to protect baby's skin, and 'Breathe...Again' Pail Freshener to balance out the ammonia pH in your pail.
Check out Eco Sprout's FAQ page for any more questions you might have, and see their washing suggestions here.
You can buy detergent directly from Eco Sprout's website. Have you seen Eco Sprout at your local retailer? It's also in many online stores, too. Check the retailer listings on their website.
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