I manufacture the detergent and run the day-today business activities of Eco Sprout myself. Eco Sprout detergent is free from dyes, brighteners, enzymes, phosphates, SLS, and is 100% biodegradable. It is safe for cloth diapers. They not only come out of the wash smelling clean, but have zero to very little ammonia smell both when my sons pee and even in the diaper pail 2 days later!
~ Jared Edwards
Jared sent me a very generous sample pack which included a 2 ounce sample baggie of each of their scents, as well as a small (24ounce) bag of In The Buff (unscented). The scents include:
- Lavender Chamomile
- Warm Vanilla Sugar
- Fresh Linen
- Ocean Breeze
- Baby Powder
- Vanilla Sandalwood
- and a "seasonal" scent (in my package I received Pink Lemonade, however the current seasonal scent is Sweet Pumpkin Spice, YUM!)
FYI: All the scents will wash out ;)
I started off with the directions on their website for first time users. I filled our tub with hot water, 4 tablespoons of Eco Sprout, and added my clean diapers. I let everything soak overnight, and in the morning I ran everything through a hot wash in the top-loader and dried them. Of course they had started out clean, but I noticed that there was no "musty" smell to them that Rockin Green had assured me was probably just normal. These diapers had no smell to them, at all. I also immediately noticed that most set-in stains were lightened quite a bit, if not gone! Now it was time for the real test...
Bug showed no reactions to the diapers after they were washed in Eco Sprout. I never felt like we had a real ammonia problem, but I especially noticed in his night time diapers that his pee smelled a lot less pungent. As the next couple days went by, I noticed (or should I say didn't notice) the diaper pail, and it's sudden decrease in smell, though the pail is always left open for air. Then came our first wash, and it seemed like Eco Sprout had performed a miracle. The diapers came out just as clean and, uhm, non-smelly (lol) as they did when I washed the clean diapers after their soak. I swear I almost cried. I knew diapers shouldn't look dingy and smell "off". I knew it, and now my mind felt at ease.
I continued to use Eco Sprout on our diapers (and occasionally on Bug's clothing) with great results for about a month until my samples ran out. However, because of our water, I was using 4 tablespoons per load. While I never felt unsatisfied at any point with Eco Sprout, I need to figure how cost effective it would be for me to continue using it since we already pay $2 per load of laundry at the apartment as it is. It's definitely at the top of my list though!
|Rinse cycle- Please don't be discouraged by the dinginess of the water. I assure you, it's just our hard water, not detergent residue lol|
Eco Sprout offers 3 sizes of bags: large (96 oz/ 96-192 loads) @ $24.98, medium (48 oz/48-96 loads) @ $13.98 and small (24 oz/24-48 loads) @ $7.98 as well as samples bags (2 oz/2-4 loads) @ just $1.75 each! (loads based off of 2 tablespoons per load/1 tablespoon per load, using the minimum amount of detergent suggested)
You can purchase detergent, bottom balm, bottom spray or pail refresher directly from Eco Sprout! You can also connect with Eco Sprout on Facebook!
You can win your very own 24oz bag of Eco Sprout by entering my giveaway, HERE.