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Using Laundry Pure to Clean Cloth Diapers

February 15, 2011

A Revolution in Laundering

Did you know there is a way to clean your diapers better with cold water and no detergent? Well there is – and it's available through a new device called Laundry Pure. I heard about Laundry Pure from a Vollara rep (Joe Morris) at my local Earth Day fair this past April. I listened as he told me all the great benefits of this unit – particularly how it eliminates the use of harmful chemicals and hot water to clean clothes – but I was very skeptical. “Sure it works on ‘regular’ clothes”, I told him “but what about cloth diapers?” He didn’t know the answer, but both he and I were curious.

How it Works:

LaundryPure, without detergent or hot water, uses oxygen and peroxide to lift dirt and odors away from your wash – eliminating the need for harsh laundry detergents and cleaners. It also helps eliminate allergic reactions due to detergent residue that is often left on clothes from traditional washing methods and is able to kills germs without bleach or hot water with the power of silver. Laundry Pure will make your clothes and linens softer, fluffier, and last longer.

The Test:

Well to find out if it worked, Joe allowed me to test the Laundry Pure unit on my son’s stinky cloth diapers for two weeks. Over the two weeks I washed my diapers a total of 4 times and for each load of washing with this unit I used an ammonia test kit to test for levels of ammonia in my diapers before and after using Laundry Pure. I used this as a way to more accurately determine whether or not Laundry Pure was getting the job done.

Prior to using Laundry Pure, I washed and line dried my diapers using traditional methods and tested the ammonia levels in them. To my surprise the ammonia levels in my ‘clean’ diapers ranged from 1.0 to 4.0 on a scale of 0.0 to 8.0 (8 being the highest level of ammonia). I was shocked. However, after using my ‘clean’ diapers on my little guy and running them through just two cold wash cycles with no detergent and Laundry Pure, the ammonia levels in the same diapers ranged from 0.0 to 0.50 on the same scale. And to be fair, my fleece lined diapers were actually ammonia free after just one wash – however it took an additional wash to rid my hemp and bamboo diapers of the ammonia.

The Results:

Laundry Pure works - and quite well! As you can see from the before and after pictures below, my diapers got significantly cleaner using the Laundry Pure than they did using my traditional cleaning methods. In the end, my diapers were cleaner, fresher, softer, and fluffier. The only downside I saw to this system is the price. The Laundry Pure unit runs about $500. Sadly this is more than what I paid for my washing machine. Laundry Pure claims that you’ll make that money back in the amount of money you save on detergent and on hot water usage, but based on those estimates, that would mean a payback of 5 years for me. The one thing you can't deny is how great of a benefit this is for the environment. With the Laundry Pure system, you're no longer pumping detergent chemicals into our water supply and you're reducing your carbon footprint by using less water and less energy. Love it!

For more info or to purchase a unit contact Joe Morris at jmorris [at] ecobusiness [dot] com or 817-757-7341 and tell him Maj sent you.

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