I like that Ruby Moon’s is made with all natural ingredients by a mother. I always feel that if a mom is making a product and using it on her baby then it will also be better for MY baby than other commercial brands. Plus the price is A LOT better than some bigger cloth diaper detergents.
GroVia has designed a cloth diaper detergent that is vegan, not tested on animals, completely biodegradable, gentle for your baby, and EPA Designed for the Environment. The detergent contains natural chelating agents that softens wash water. It is safe for all kinds of cloth diapers. 1 box will wash up to 60 loads.
In my laundry experience (of all types), I find the oxygen cleaner to be the ingredient that could be perceived as the most problematic (aside from soap, which I do not include in my cloth diaper detergent recipe). In my recipe, an oxygen cleaner accounts for about 24% of the detergent composition. I generally use 1 tablespoon of detergent per wash (2 for heavily soiled), which means that I am using less than a teaspoon of oxygen cleaner per wash (about 1.5 tsp in a heavy load). I have never had an issue with this hurting my diapers, nor have I had anyone report this problem to me.
(Cloth Diaper Detergent): 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax, cup of OxiClean Free or “Baby” (Laundry Detergent): 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax, cup of OxiClean, 1 bar of Fels Naptha grated