02 June 2012

Little Love Buns Cloth Diaper Detergent and Wipe Bits Review and Giveaway {Sponsor Spotlight} Fluffy Butts Giveaway Hop

About Little Love Buns:
After the birth of her twin girls, Dallas, came to love cloth diapers. One of her girls ended up with very sensitive skin. Dallas wanted desperately to continue with cloth. After trying several commercial detergents with no success, she decided to make her own. She came up with a recipe that is safe, good for sensitive skin, avoids build up and is cost efficient. She knows it works because she uses it herself. She started Little Love Buns to share her creations. Her children, husband and faith are what drive her to do the best she can. Dallas is an easy going, hard working woman. When she has a moment to spare she spends it with her family.

Dallas was kind enough to send me some of her handmade detergent and wipe bits to test out.
Cloth Diaper Detergent:
Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Oxygen Cleaner, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Borate, Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil (optional)
I tried the fragrance "Sweet Pea."
My experience with it:
I used this detergent with several different materials. I own microfiber, cotton, hemp and bamboo diapers. My son is still exclusively breastfed and I throw the soiled diaper right into the wash without rinsing. I have a top loader. I have been using this detergent for a couple weeks now and have not had any build up. My diapers have had very minimal staining. I wash my diapers every other day and rinse with cold water twice. The detergent dissolved in the water fast and I didn't see any clumping.

What do I about it?
First of all, I love that it is natural and safe. Secondly, I love how white and clean the diapers are after using this detergent. I was also pleasantly surprised by the smell. I usually don't like fragrances but this was light and sweet. It was not overpowering and the diapers did not come out of the wash smelling like it, so I knew that no residue was left on them.

What would I change?
I wouldn't change the recipe but a scoop specifically for the detergent would be handy. :)

Wipe Bits:
Ingredients: Goats Milk Soap, Aloe, Vitamin E, Acetic Acid, Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil(optional)
I tried the Essential Oil "Tea Tree."
My experience with them:
I keep my wipes dry and spray them with the solution when I need them. That way I am able to keep them fresh and don't have to worry about mold or bacteria. I use mostly one layer baby wash cloths as wipes. The bottle of solution lasts me about a day. The bottle I have is 8 oz. Dallas recommends about 2-3 bits per 8 oz. of water. I have found it to work very well with as little as 1-2. It is very easy to make the solution and the bits melt fast. Every night I fill the bottle with hot water, put in a bit and shake. The bits are gone is less than 30 seconds. Then it is ready to go! I store the unused wipe bits in the fridge so they wont melt.
I use a peri bottle like this that I got from the hospital. 
It works perfect for making and spraying the wipe solution. You should be able to get a bottle like this at your local drug store/pharmacy. The wipe bit fits right into the small opening at the top.

What do I about it?
The shapes are so cute and the smell is wonderful. I love tea tree oil as it is but the goats milk soap adds a sweetness to it. I take a whiff of the open container each time I take one out. I love how simple it is to make my wipe solution. I love that these are natural and safe. Vallon has not had any problems with it.

What would I change?
Nothing. These are great!

What do I think overall?
Little Love Buns has some great products and great scents. The products are pretty affordable too. I love to buy handmade items and I think it is awesome to see such great products come from a hard working mom! Dallas has been very helpful.

Here are just a few of the fun scents available: Strawberry Watermelon, Sweet Pea, Pink Sugar, Cucumber Melon, Cherry Almond and Peach Mango

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Check out Little Love Buns. You can get a small bag of detergent (48/96) for $9.50 and 50 wipe bits for $5.75. With $6 shipping it is just over $21 and it will provide you with enough to last a month or more. You can also find wipes and wet bags! Nursing pads coming soon.

Come back for the Fluffy Butts Giveaway Hop, June 4-15, for a chance to win a fluffy prize pack including a bag of small detergent and wipe bits from Little Love Buns! Open to the US & CAN.
*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free to review on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.