Thanks to Cathy's Friend for this Frugal Baby Tip!
OK I have a soap recipe for you! Kiera is highly sensitive and has
dermatologic problems if I do not follow this regimen for her clothing and diapers. You take 1 bar of Ivory soap and dissolve it in a stock pot of hot water boiling on the stove until dissolved. (I usually take a mallet and pound the bar flat in a ziploc. It takes MUCH less time to boil it down).
After it is dissolved you pour it in a 3-5 gallon container and add
very hot water to bring it an inch from the top. You then pour 1 cup (1 1/2 cups for a 5 gallon container) of Arm & Hammer Washing soda (looks like the baking soda box, but it is in the detergent isle and the same size as a detergent box) and stir until dissolved. If you need it right away you can use it. Once it cools it has the feel and appearance of jello.
You use 1 1/2 cups for diapers and 1 cup for clothing.
Since we're on the subject, my best regimen for stain free diapers is: machine rinse in cold water and then add my concoction detergent and send through a hot/cold wash cycle. I have stain-free diapers.
Category: Diaper Washing