* I’ve read that you shouldn’t use soap on diapers- will StinkPot® cause build up or repelling?
StinkPot® doesn't contain soap, there won't be any build up on your diapers unless you use too much or don't rinse thoroughly.
* Will StinkPot® work well in hard water?
Hard water can be challenging. Commercial detergents use many different chemicals to suspend minerals in wash water, some of them harsh on skin and fibers. StinkPot® is formulated with a natural chelating agent to help soften wash water. In tests StinkPot ® has performed very well in hard water, with moms reporting fresh smelling diapers that don't need to be stripped as often.
* Can I use StinkPot® in my HE machine?
Yes! StinkPot® is completely safe for HE machines. An added bonus? No stinky residue build up in your machine!
* Can I use StinkPot® for our other laundry?
Yes! StinkPot® is a great choice for the whole family. Excellent stain removal, gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, cost effective too! No fabric softener or dryer sheets are needed, clothes are soft without it. Have a stubborn stain? Add a pinch of StinkPot® to a half cup of water to pre-treat stains. Fabulous on cloth menstrual pads, nursing pads, even on pet stains! Try a tablespoon of StinkPot® in your dishwasher, works very well and all natural!
*What about the environment?
StinkPot® is made entirely from scratch with pure wholesome ingredients. There are no phosphates, dyes, enzymes, optical brighteners, fillers or chlorine in our detergent. Every ingredient is 100% biodegradable.
How do I wash cloth diapers?
~After removing solid waste, run your diapers through a cold water wash cycle with no detergent. Cold water rinses away most of the remaining poo and helps keeps stains from setting, the spin cycle removes most of the urine.
~Add the detergent and run a wash cycle. Top loaders use 1 Tbsp, HE machines use 1/2 Tbsp. No need to add more detergent in hard water, StinkPot® is formulated to work well in all types of water. Using too much soap can lead to build up and diapers that stink once a child wets, don't use more soap!
~ Rinse thorougly, a second rinse won't hurt.
*HE machine users- Today's cloth diapers are very absorbent, they hold a lot of liquid! Often HE machines just don't use enough water to thoroughly clean diapers with only one cycle, especially if they're saturated with urine. (I've seen a diaper load completely absorb the water in the machine.) If your diapers are stinky after washing, try running them through an extra cold water rinse before washing. Don't add more soap! Adding more soap is not the answer, what you need is more water!
The best way to whiten & freshen your diapers is to hang them in the sun to dry. Fresh air & sunshine work miracles on diapers. Dingy t-shirts? Tomato stains? Hang the clothes in the sun and see how bright and clean they are. Nature's bleach, fabulous!
Note: Check your manufacturer's wash instructions for water temperatures and drying procedures. Avoid soaking diapers in detergent to prolong the life of your diapers.