FAQ on the popular Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent
Is it safe for my nappies?
Absolutely! You don't have to worry about repelling or buildup with Rockin' Green. And you only use a small amount with each load of clothes, so it rinses clean. In most cases you don't even need to do an extra rinse!
Will it void my nappy warranty? Like with BumGenius etc?
Many manufacturers have specific instructions on how and what to use when washing your cloth nappies. For example BumGenius states:
You should only use detergents that are free of dyes, enzymes, perfumes, essential oils, whiteners and brighteners.
Rockin' Green is free of dyes, enzymes, whiteners and brighteners. So you can rest assured that it is safe for all nappies. The scented version does contain natural fragrances, so for those worried about warranty issues order either the soft rock version, or the classic or hard rock formula, unscented.
Can I use it on other laundry?
Yes! We use it on all our laundry here, and many of my customers find it easier to use one detergent for all their laundry.
My baby is really sensitive, what do you recommend?
Try the soft rock formula! It has been tested on some of the pickiest babies around with great results.
My nappies stink! Will Rockin' Green help?
Yes! You can do a mini-strip when you first start using Rockin' Green to get the jump on the funk.
1. Fill your washer with hot water and 3 Tbsp of Rockin’ Green, along with your nappies.
2. Let it soak for approximately 30-60 minutes. Then launder as usual. If you have a Frontloader machine, you may have to consult your manual but you can usually do a soak by pressing the start or pause button.
*Tip: Repeat this process anytime you need a good deep-cleaning. If your nappies have excessive buildup or residue, it may take a few soaks to get them in good condition.
You can also do a soak anytime that you feel your diapers need a good deep cleaning.
Keep using Rockin' Green to keep the stinkies at bay.
Do I need to do anything special if I am switching from another detergent?
If you are switching from a clean rinsing detergent, you may have little to no trouble switching to Rockin' Green. With some detergents, you may experience some problems as the built up soap is drawn to the surface of your nappies. Even nappies that appeared to be clean before switching, may suddenly become stinky the first few washes with Rockin' Green. This is totally normal, and will improve with continued use. To speed up the process, try Rockin' an overnight soak with 3 Tbs of Rockin' Green followed by several washes with nothing. Repeat the process until your nappies are fresh smelling again.
Will Rockin' Green work on my Hard Water? Soft Water?
Yes. Rockin' Green was designed with hard water problems in mind, so even if you have had trouble finding things that work in the past, Rockin' Green will surprise you. If you have soft water, you can use even less Rockin' Green to get the same effect. Begin with 1 tbs, and adjust the amount as needed.
I just started using Rockin' Green and they smell worse! What's up?
Sometimes, it takes a few washes to experience the full benefit of Rockin' Green. With each wash, Rockin' Green will work to pull out the trapped in detergent, grime and minerals that are inside your nappies and inserts, which can temporarily cause stink issues or even repelling for some people. If you experience this problem, we would suggest you Rock a Soak overnight and then do several washes with no soap added to flush out all the gunk. Repeat the process until your diapers are clean smelling, and then continue to use Rockin' Green at the recommended dosage for day to day washings.
Will the fragrance oils cause problems with my diapers?
There is approximately 10 drops of fragrance oil per 45 load batch so the amount of oil in each load is negligible. The oils used in Rockin' Green are a mixture of synthetic and essential oils, so when in doubt you can choose the unscented version for the same great results.
Will Rockin' Green work on my Frontloader?
Absolutely! And because it's a non-foaming formula, you don't have to worry about using too much in your Frontloader washer. Just use 1 tbs per load.
What if my washer doesn't accept powdered detergents?
Most washers have an option for both liquid and powdered detergents. You simply pop the liquid dispenser part out of the drawer to make it powder ready. If you wish you can mix the detergent with a cup or so of water to create a liquid, and then pour that into your detergent drawer.
Is Rockin' Green phosphate free?
Yes, Rockin' Green is 100% phosphate free.
Is Rockin' Green SLS Free?
Yes! It's also animal by-product free, never tested on animals...biodegradable....and a bunch of other Mother Earth Rockin' goodness!