I was so excited when I read through the promises that the soap has to offer (like getting rid of ammonia residue, gentle on baby's skin, cheap per load cost) that I decided to try it on. Upon washing the cloth diapers for the first time, the ammonia residue still was on the washed cloth diapers (which was the reason I tried this soap) because as soon as my baby wet the diaper, I can smell the ammonia all over the diaper. In addition, I started to notice redness on my baby's wee area. Thinking that I didn't wash the "correct" way as suggested, I tried again...this time with a few hours of soaking with some detergent on it, then rinse then wash with hot water and a little bit of detergent and another wash step just with water still got the same result. At that point, the cheap per load cost doesn't really apply anymore. Still with that many steps to wash the diapers, I still got stinky diapers upon first urine comes into contact with them and baby rash. Worst come to worse, I washed not only the diapers but also loads of baby's clothes and started to notice rashes on his body as well....not too bad but still....rash.
I finally decided this soap isn't really working as it promises. I regret every decision that I made in purchasing this product. It introduced rash to my baby for the first time. All the promises seem like hype to me. I don't know what to do with this expensive bag of soap. Maybe I will wash my kitchen towels and rags with it. If I can give 0 star, I would have done it.
After extensive research on many cloth diaper washing websites, finally the stinky diaper problem got resolved. I use 3 washing steps to get rid of the ammonia residue every time. Now, I really enjoy cloth diapering my baby. He just turned 1 a few days ago and still use cloth diaper.
These are the steps on how to wash the diapers. My hope is that someone who's desperate on how to rid of ammonia residue will find it helpful.
The first wash: Load in soiled/ dirty diapers, wash with cold water and put some white distilled vinegar (to neutralize ammonia) in softener slot
The second wash: Load Charlie's soapCharlie's Soap Powder - 2.64 lb (80 Loads)
(I use Charlie's soap to wash everyone's clothes) and Oxyclean Baby in soap slot, either warm or hot water
The third wash: Just run cold water (to make sure that no residue left in the diapers). This step can be eliminated if you don't think there's residue left in the diapers.
My washing machine is an HE machine.