RDIA - Detergent Search

Choosing a detergent for excellent results when washing your cloth diapers is important to your cloth diapering success. The Real Diaper Industry Association (RDIA) , a cloth diaper trade association, has developed a Detergent Determinator to allow you to easily find a cloth diaper detergent. You can search by Detergent Name or Detergent Characteristics.

Search by Detergent Name:

If you are wondering about a specific detergent, type in the name and submit. You do not have to type the whole detergent name; you can type in "tid" for Tide and the Detergent Determinator will list all 40+ versions of Tide for your review.

Search by Detergent Characteristics:

Start by following cloth diaper industry washing standards or checking with your diaper manufacturer to determine what their requirements are for choosing a detergent suitable for washing their brand of diapers. You can also choose what type of detergent you will need based on your washing machine type and availability in either the U.S. or Canada.

Search for a Detergent by Characteristic: add Red dot  or subtract Not present  additives and choose the detergent type. Choose all or none of the characteristics below.  The more ingredients you specify the more refined your results will be.



Powdered USA Availability
HE Certified
Liquid Canadian Availability
HE Compatible
HE Certified or Compatible


Detergent Footer RDIA does its best to keep the information provided by the Detergent Determinator up-to-date; however, RDIA does not guarantee that the information is the most current. Since detergent formulations can change without notice, it is in your best interest to double check with the detergent manufacturer regarding detergent content at the time of purchase. RDIA makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy or usefulness of the information provided and is not liable under any circumstances for loss or damage which might result from reliance on such information. Consumers are cautioned to carefully and independently evaluate all available information.

The inclusion of a detergent in this program is not a recommendation. Please read and follow all detergent manufacturers warnings and disclosures before using. Please note that the hardness of the water you are using can also affect detergent performance. We recommend that consumers use common sense when using a detergent. Detergents have the capability of causing skin irritations which may be severe under certain conditions. If your child develops a rash you think may be related to the detergent you are using, discontinue use immediately.

If you cannot find the detergent you are looking for, perhaps we have missed it. To suggest inclusion of a new detergent to the site please email and we will investigate.

Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall RDIA, its directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use information from the Detergent Determinator. If you are dissatisfied with any Detergent Determinator information, or with any of RDIA's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Detergent Determinator and/or the RDIA website.

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Real Diaper Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit advancing, networking and promoting the cloth diaper industry.