I used cloth diapers for all 3 of my kids, the first one (15 years ago) the diaper were pretty basic nothing like what they are today. When my second child came, twelve years later, I still had the diapers that I used with my first. I upgraded to some AIO (all in ones). They are awesome, rarely leak and little to no diaper rash.
I use to just wash my diapers with the regular laundry detergent, but they would get smelly after a while. Sunshine is a natural diaper cleaning agent, but when it's winter. Hanging diapers outside...well they would take a while.
I started Googling natural diaper detergents and found some really good recipes. I thought I would give it a try. I only use 1 or 2 tbsp of this. I have a top load washing machine...so I can fill up the washer with diapers and water, let them soak for 30 minutes, and then run it. I am super happy with the price and results!!
Find a big container and fill it with equal parts of washing soda and borax.
Then grate a bar of Dr.Bronners soap ( I use peppermint, it leaves a nice smell), and run it through a food processor. Pour it into the container and give it shake to mix it all up.