Katie received complimentary products for review. Change-Diapers was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are her own. The Eco Nuts mission is to provide a healthier cleaning option for your family and our planet through their nontoxic organic cleaners in sustainable packaging. With there being a huge problem with plastic on our planet, Eco Nuts refuses to contribute to it. They are committed to being as plastic-free as they possibly can so they opt to package in more sustainable, highly recyclable options such as aluminum and paperboard. They want to keep cleaning safe and simple in your home with no hidden chemicals or toxins, choosing safe ingredients for their products. Eco Nuts is also mindful when it comes to manufacturing: their products are cruelty-free and certified organic, and their soap berries are ethically sourced from Nepal, creating jobs there as well. Eco Nuts sent me a box full of cleaning products to review and there are so many products that I decided to break it up into two separate posts.
We’re celebrating the ZCreationz launch with a little help from our friends!
I photographed these products with permission at the ABC Expo. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and I paid my own way to the show. All opinions are my own. The ABC Show excitement isn’t limited to cloth diapers. I met lots of fantastic business owners that create and sell amazing cloth diaper accessories (and more.)
1/25/14: I want to add some repetition and explanations to this post. My reason for hesitating (for nearly 4 years) to share my thoughts about detergent was not because I wanted free stuff. I donate my review items anyway. It wasn’t because I wanted to be BFFs with any company owners. It was because I didn’t want to be the black sheep, ruffle feathers, step on toes, rock the boat…insert any other overused phrases here. It was because I have a deep respect for cloth diaper manufacturers, and I do not think the intentions behind the “no enzymes/brighteners or you’ll void your warranty” rules were malicious or solely to sell their detergent brand. These “safe” detergents work swimmingly for many! For others, they don’t. I hate to see people give up (or not try) cloth because of detergent rules. The fact that laundry science has shown that enzymes are not harmful, and that several reputable manufacturers and retailers support the use of mainstream detergents, gave me the courage to speak out. My hope is that further studies will glean more facts about enzymes/brighteners, and the stringent “rules” will be relaxed, making cloth diapers more accessible to more families. I still cringe at the idea of coming face to face with a CEO at a conference or trade show & getting the stink eye (or worse, getting reamed out) for this post (not that they’d have a clue who I was!)
Disclaimer: This post contains my own personal opinions. Carefully follow your manufacturer’s washing instructions to preserve your warranty. What do you use to wash your cloth diapers? What detergent should I use? These questions practically incite riots in the cloth diapering world. There is one way to do it and it’s my way. I have a dream that someday, diapers can be washed without all the drama! If you’re struggling to get your diapers clean, this is for you.
I paid normal price for the pictured products; I was sent an incorrect product by mistake and am giving it away. Lil’ Outlaws was one of the first WAHM made “cloth safe” brands I encountered when I began cloth diapering in 2009. My favorite product is the Lil’ Outlaws Texas Ranger Rump Solution, which is “stars” you dissolve in warm water to make wipes solution. I was so sad when I heard the company was closing but the company is back in business, under new ownership!