It was a hard decision, and one I poured (gallons and gallons of water) over (stinky diapers) for over a month! I couldn't decided how to finalize the experiment so I just decided to give you my results and opinions straight and bluntly.
- After using the Thirsties for only a week, I realized that my diapers were still stinky. When they were wet out of the wash, they smelled horrible. Out of the dryer they weren't so bad but once they got wet, stink city!
- The Rockin' Green cleaned my diapers fairly well, but I realized I needed to do a couple extra rinse cycles to get the extra suds and the oily residue from the fragrance oils out of my diapers.
- Charlie's smells like windex, but it cleaned my diapers fantastically. I looked up the material safety data sheet for the laundry powder, as I had heard concerns about toxic substances in the all purpose cleaner. The MSDS didn't list any toxic chemicals in the laundry powder, so I feel comfortable recommending it. And of course, the real point of this experiment, with Charlie's: The stink was gone!
So Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder is the W I N N E R !!!
I will note, however, in our household, we have decided to use a mixture of Charlie's and Rockin' Green on our diapers. I love the scents of the Rockin' Green detergent and I love the cleaning power of Charlie's. I've always been a bit of a tester and a mixer of cleaning agents, and I've found that this combo cleans our diapers wonderfully and makes doing diaper laundry fun!
Tonight I will chose the winner of the contest at random. The winner will receive a package of Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, courtesy of All Things Diapers!
If you haven't already entered the contest, you still have time! The contest will close at Midnight (CST) tonight, Friday, January 6th, 2012! Go to our first post in this series to find out how to enter!