You never know when some household appliance that you take for granted is going to stop working on you. For me recently it’s been our water softener. I noticed a few weeks ago that it was continually running. Ben, my husband, looked at it and researched a few things. Rather than trying to fix it on our own (which is usually what we end up doing) we bought a new water softener. That, of course, took time and during that time our water went from soft to hard.
While hard water isn’t dangerous for your health it can wreak havoc on your clothes, dishes and cloth diapers. I use Eco Sprout on my cloth diapers regularly and I’ve used it on my clothes as well. After a few loads of laundry in our new hard water, I was fed up. The clothes didn’t look clean at all. Ugh.
I decided to conduct my own little EcoSprout Soap experiment. You see I know that it works on my regular laundry with soft water but does it really work with hard water like they claim? The short answer? Yes! Now I’m not a scientist and I don’t know the make up of Eco Sprout or how it works but I do know clean clothes. I also know that despite a few weeks’ worth of washes in my hard water my cloth diapers smelled great. No ammonia issues like I was anticipating. I am really surprised. It really does work!
For a full list of ingredients check out Eco Sprout’s website.
Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug. When she’s not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she’s writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there’s a first time for everything, even if you have more than one child!