EcoSprout Laundry Detergent for #clothdiapers {review and giveaway}


When I was first researching cloth diapers and deciding to use them, I wanted to make sure I knew what I was getting into. One of those things I researched was the washing routines and detergents. It seemed a little daunting at first, but I kept researching. Over and over, I saw people saying how much they loved EcoSprout, so I had to check it out.


The first thing I noticed is that it is created by a work-at-home-dad who wanted something natural and safe for his cloth diapers. They list their ingredients right on the site:  Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate, natural water softeners, sodium carbonate, sodium sulfate, natural & biodegradable surfactants. (#2ural fragrance in our scented formulas only).

EcoSprout Detergent

You can purchase it in three sizes;  24, 48 and 96 oz. and it comes in unscented (in the buff) as well as green tea, lilac breeze, ocean blue, sandalwood vanilla, lavender chamomile, warm vanilla sugar and fresh linen. They are very lightly scented with the subtlest of natural oils. It comes in a super cute little bag with a plastic zippered pouch with the detergent inside. As soon as I opened the box it came in I could smell it. Yum! But, when I washed with it, I never noticed a smell on my diapers.

They recommend doing a soak first when switching to EcoSprout, and then using the following as an average guideline for washing. They even include this chart and directions in the package so you don’t have to get on the computer to figure it out.

Type of machine Type of Water Amount of detergent
High Efficiency front loader Soft Water 1-2 TBSP
High Efficiency front loader Regular Water 2-3 TBSP
High Efficiency front loader Hard Water 2-4 TBSP
Top Loading machine Soft Water 2 TBSP
Top Loading machine Regular Water 2-4 TBSP
Top Loading machine Hard Water 3-4 TBSP

** The above chart is the recommended amount of detergent for an average size load of diapers (15-20 diapers). If you are washing a smaller or larger load, you can adjust the amount of detergent accordingly.

When I first started with the detergent, I did the soak. I think I had a lot of build up from a previous detergent because there were tons of bubbles. Once I did a couple rinses, they were nice and clean. At first, I was trying too many variables with the washing routine, but I contacted EcoSprout, and Jared, the creator and owner himself wrote me back. We troubleshooted (troubleshot?) back and forth and discovered I was using too much detergent and not enough water. I went back to a simple, recommended routine and now my diapers are clean and don’t stink (by the way, I have a top loader, with soft water. I do a warm rinse. And a hot wash with 2T detergent, and then two cold rinses).

The only thing I’d like to see if getting rid of the plastic bag the detergent is in. I’d like to see something that’s better for the environment as well as the little zipper slider broke off. I just put it in a jar and all was well.

EcoSprout would like to give one reader their own 24oz bag (around 24-48 loads) in their choice of fragrance.

*I received a sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this post.

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  1. Tamara Sz says:

    I feel I haven’t found the perfect detergent yet. Could this be it? I’d love to try and find out!

  2. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I am excited to try this detergent because I have read so many good reviews on it 🙂

  3. I have a bag of Eco Sprout that is almost gone. It works great on regular laundry as well as diapers

  4. I am most excited to try EcoSprout because I love small businesses and work at home parents and I love supporting them!!!!!!

  5. So nice that they provide guidelines for different machines!

  6. I’m satisfied with my natural diaper detergent but it doesn’t blow my mind, either- I’d gladly jump ship if I try a product I really love! Is this the one?

  7. Dawn Moore says:

    I haven’t tried eco sprout yet, still on the hunt for the perfect detergent for us, we have super hard water with lots of mineral residue ick.

  8. I’d love to try the different scents! They all sound like they would be wonderful!

  9. I’m excited to try Eco Sprout because I would like a detergent that is safe for our septic system, but still effective with out leaving buildup.

  10. I’ve heard a lot of good things about EcoSprout- would love to try it. Plus, it’s natural and has great scents!

  11. This is a detergent that I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.

  12. Danialle Meyers says:

    I’m just starting to cloth diaper, well, at least after my son is born. I’m interested in trying a few different types of cloth diaper detergent to see what I like best 🙂 I like that EcoSprout is such a good value. You don’t have to use very much to wash a load.

  13. Julie Ghrist says:

    We love eco sprout and would love to win some more before we run out! 🙂

  14. Wanting to try out detergents to find one I love…maybe I can try this!

  15. Lisa Kuhl says:

    I have heard great things about it

  16. Nikole H. says:

    I have already tried it and it worked great 🙂 I could really use some more! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  17. jennifer shaw says:

    I want to try this because, I have never tried a cloth diaper detergent. I make my own.

  18. Lily Ivey says:

    I actually already use Eco Sprout and it works really well which is great b/c we have hard water.

  19. im still looking for a detergent that works well without usign oxiclean!

  20. deltaflute says:

    I like that they put the “ingredients” on it. So many detergents don’t so you have no idea what you are using. So I’d love to try it.

  21. Christena says:

    I’d love to try it, ’cause I’ve heard some great things about it!

  22. Heather O says:

    I am most excited to try ecosprout because I’ve been having such issues with detergent lately!! I want to try something new, that I’ve heard great things about & now read even more great info about here!

  23. I LOVE EcoSprout!!!! It’s all I use for our cloth diapers-I had tried a lot of other detergents and apparently they were just causing a lot of buildup. After my first all-night soak with EcoSprout not only were my diapers softer (not that they were hard to begin with) but they also smelled AMAZING and they lasted longer on my little guy!

  24. I love the different scents. I’ve heard good things about this detergent but haven’t had a chance to try it myself.

  25. I really want to try more green products, and I like to support small businesses!

  26. I would love to try Ecosprout because I got a sampler in the mail and it worked great:-)

  27. Jennifer B says:

    Still trying to find the perfect detergent!

  28. Amy Smith says:

    I would love to try this as a green alternative for washing my little one’s cloth diapers!

  29. I’m looking forward to cloth diapering a new baby in September. I’ve done it before so I know that sometimes finding the right detergent and wash routine can be an issue. I want to find something that will clean my baby’s diapers and be safe and natural.

  30. Looking for the best detergent for my cloth diapers!!!

  31. My baby will be born in a few weeks and I still need to find a good detergent for her diapers! EcoSprout sounds great — it’s a small business and it’s environmentally friendly — perfect!

  32. Stephanie Reed says:

    I’ve never tried an eco friendly brand of laundry detergent. I’m looking forward to it.

  33. Charlotte R says:

    I have never tried a good detergent before… just stick with the plain old ALL Free & Clear. I’d love to try EcoSprouts because of the good reviews I have heard.

  34. it seems to have worked with your diapers. Would love to have choices when it comes to natural laundry detergents!

  35. samantha clinton says:

    i really want to try ecosprout because i have heard amazing things about it and its time to switch cloth diaper detergents!!

  36. Lauren Turner says:

    I would love to try this detergent! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  37. Ugh I think this is going to be the hardest part I have a HE Front loader…I’ve loved it until I realized it was about the worst thing for cloth diapers. I like that this one has that kind of washer on its list!

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