I make all of my own laundry detergent, but I won’t turn down a free sample, especially one that is free of parabens, phosphates, fragrances, and dyes. I got a sample of Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder at a recent baby expo and decided to give it a try. I thought my detergent was pretty good, so I really didn’t expect there to be much difference in my laundry. Still, to really put the detergent to the test, I used it to wash a load of diapers.
It’s been raining a lot here in Florida lately, so these diapers went through the usual wash cycle (1 wash cold/cold, 1 wash warm/cold & double rinse) then they were dried in the dryer on medium heat. No clothes line to help in the whitening process.
What I got were some of the brightest white used diapers I’ve ever seen. There were still some stains, but the fabric itself on the diapers and liners was bright white. I was really impressed and a bit shocked. I never expected an all natural laundry detergent to be so effective. A closer look at the bag actually revealed that the laundry powder is made with washing soda, baking soda, epsom salt, sea salt and organic peppermint oil. (my cloth diaper detergent is washing soda, borax and Oxy-Clean) Actually, according to the Molly’s Suds website, the ingredients are:
Proprietary blend of sodium carbonate from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, sodium bicarbonate, epsom salt and sea salt. While there are no perfumes, which are neurotoxic and petroleum based, there is a very minimal amount of organic peppermint essential oil.
I’m a bit disappointed in my laundry detergent now. I want my diapers (and other whites) to be this bright all the time. At $21 for 128 loads, I may just buy a bag of Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder.
You can learn more about Molly’s Suds’ products on their website. Besides their laundry powder, they also sell dog wash, wool dryer balls, and a liquid wash made especially for sporting gear.
Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for writing this review. The views and opinions expressed are entirely my own.