Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
indigo152's Avatar
indigo152
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,140
Stripping Oils - Need HELP!

I just got an awesome Craigslist deal on Old style Bumgenius Elemental diapers. However, they seem to have oil buildup and feel slightly damp from the wipe solution the owner had used. I really couldn't pass up the great deal, but wonder if there is anything that works to really clean them up??

Advertisement

__________________
Make Mine Home
indigo152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
Pixi6s's Avatar
Pixi6s
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 8,012
My Mood:
Re: Stripping Oils - Need HELP!

Hot water and detergent would probably work just fine. Just do a few washes. I imagine whatever you'd do to sanitize them will probably be fine.
__________________
Mom to LO#1 born 1/7/2010; Cloth diapered since day 1; Part-time EC since 9 months; Daytime PL since 29 months & LO#2 born 12/1/2013; first diaper was a tiny Swaddlebees Newborn Fitted! Checkout my absorbency tests. Thoughts on Yeast , here, here, here and a newer one here. My thoughts on how to Wash Wool & Sanitize Wool
Pixi6s is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
indigo152's Avatar
indigo152
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,140
I tried washing with bleach, and with Dawn soap. I also did an overnight soak with Rockin Green. I have done a few rinses as well. I can still feel the oil in the fabric of these diapers. Maybe my Craigslist find wasn't such a great deal
Any other suggestions for removing oil buildup on natural fiber diapers?
__________________
Make Mine Home
indigo152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
March's Avatar
March
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 2,535
Quote:
Originally Posted by indigo152
I tried washing with bleach, and with Dawn soap. I also did an overnight soak with Rockin Green. I have done a few rinses as well. I can still feel the oil in the fabric of these diapers. Maybe my Craigslist find wasn't such a great deal
Any other suggestions for removing oil buildup on natural fiber diapers?
Scrubbing with a degreaser (Dawn) and a toothbrush if your washer's agitation hasn't been adequate? A commercial laundry service with better agitation?
March is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
Pixi6s's Avatar
Pixi6s
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 8,012
My Mood:
Re: Stripping Oils - Need HELP!

I find that surprising are you sure the cotton just isn't smooth feeling? Try scrubbing with a baking soda and soap paste or maybe a oxygen bleach paste. (or detergent paste). I bet if a tide user showed up they would say wash in Tide. umm...
__________________
Mom to LO#1 born 1/7/2010; Cloth diapered since day 1; Part-time EC since 9 months; Daytime PL since 29 months & LO#2 born 12/1/2013; first diaper was a tiny Swaddlebees Newborn Fitted! Checkout my absorbency tests. Thoughts on Yeast , here, here, here and a newer one here. My thoughts on how to Wash Wool & Sanitize Wool
Pixi6s is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
indigo152's Avatar
indigo152
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,140
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pixi6s View Post
I find that surprising are you sure the cotton just isn't smooth feeling? Try scrubbing with a baking soda and soap paste or maybe a oxygen bleach paste. (or detergent paste). I bet if a tide user showed up they would say wash in Tide. umm...
It is so strange, but I can definitely smell and feel oil on the diapers. The seller said it was oil from wipes solution, but the diapers are saturated in it, like they had been soaked in an oil solution. Very strange.
I am determined to get them clean, tho, and will so whatever it takes. Sounds like I should try scrubbing them.
__________________
Make Mine Home
indigo152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 05:59 AM   #7
Pixi6s's Avatar
Pixi6s
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 8,012
My Mood:
Re: Stripping Oils - Need HELP!

Quote:
Originally Posted by indigo152 View Post
It is so strange, but I can definitely smell and feel oil on the diapers. The seller said it was oil from wipes solution, but the diapers are saturated in it, like they had been soaked in an oil solution. Very strange.
I am determined to get them clean, tho, and will so whatever it takes. Sounds like I should try scrubbing them.
Did they say what kind of oil. Any oil I have heard in a wipes solution should wash out in detergent. It it was transferring from there wipes to diapers in the laundry that is some crazy stuff. If you still have there email maybe email them and ask what oils were in there solution.
__________________
Mom to LO#1 born 1/7/2010; Cloth diapered since day 1; Part-time EC since 9 months; Daytime PL since 29 months & LO#2 born 12/1/2013; first diaper was a tiny Swaddlebees Newborn Fitted! Checkout my absorbency tests. Thoughts on Yeast , here, here, here and a newer one here. My thoughts on how to Wash Wool & Sanitize Wool
Pixi6s is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.