Troubleshooting, Washing Issues

Grovia Mighty Bubbles Review – Deep Cleaning Your Diapers

This Grovia Mighty Bubble review contains affiliate links for things that help with deep cleaning your diapers, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase after clicking one of my links. All opinions are my own.

I first heard about Grovia Mighty Bubbles a few years ago, but I never really had an opportunity to use them. I have been pretty lucky to have minimal issues with getting my diapers clean over the years…that is, until I moved into my new house.

My old house, the house in which I began my love for cloth diapers and washed diapers faithfully a couple of times a week for over 5 years, had a standard top-loading washing machine with an agitator. It worked great and I never had any reason to do major wash routine troubleshooting.


My new house, however, has a front-loading HE washing machine that looks to be about 20 years old.

If I said I was able to just do exactly what I did at my old house in my new house for washing diapers, I would be lying. We had a heck of a time with my new washer, especially with getting enough water in my load of laundry. We are getting there, though.

Front Loader Woes

I tried washing my diapers with Tide Purclean when we moved in…that did not last long. I quickly realized that plant-based detergents were not going to be an option for me with this washing machine, at least not until I figured out what my issue was. At my old house, I had used Biokleen for several months with success because I could control water levels, but at this house…had to pull out the big guns and go back to Tide powder.

Within two wash cycles, I realized I had a problem. They smelled great out of the washer, decent out of the dryer, but the second my son wet or soiled them, they smelled AWFUL. It was clear they were not getting perfectly clean.

In this sort of situation, many people are quick to say their diapers need to be stripped. They say it must be detergent build-up, or if they believe detergent build-up is a myth, then it must be hard water mineral build-up!

But I know this didn’t have anything to do with a build-up of any kind. If there was a build-up, the diapers would have had a hard time absorbing and I most certainly would have had some leaks. But alas, I had no leaks. Just a terrible, terrible smell to deal with.

What Is Mighty Bubbles For?


Mighty Bubbles is really for a deep clean of your diapers. It is NOT a true stripping method. Stripping is for either removing detergent build-up, residue from fabric softener or mineral build-up. You should strip when your diapers aren’t absorbing well anymore.

If your diapers are absorbing but just super stinky, what you need is a deep clean.

Mighty Bubbles is a great deep-cleaning laundry treatment. Its ingredients are Sodium carbonate, Sodium percarbonate, Sodium polyitaconate, Surfactants, Enzymes, Oxygen bleach activator, & Sodium silicate.

Alternatively, you can deep clean with a bleach soak and/or bleach wash. I am not anti-bleaching, but I wanted to give the Mighty Bubbles a try, especially because I can’t do soaks in my new-to-me washer. The soak would have had to be done in a bathtub, which would have been a hassle for me. I liked that I could just throw a Mighty Bubbles pod right into the washer.

How To Use

You should use Mighty Bubbles on CLEAN diapers. It’s as simple as using a Tide pod!

1. Put clean diapers in the washing machine. No need to put covers or non-absorbent diaper pieces in this wash unless you want to.

2. Throw in a Mighty Bubbles pod. I did all of my diapers at once, so since it was such a big load, I used two pods. If you were only doing about 24 diapers or less, you could just use one.

3. Run a regular cycle with one extra rinse.

That’s it! If the situation is dire, it might take up to three times to get them reset. Thankfully, one wash (with the two pods) was enough for me.

The bag also suggests you can do a wash with one every 6 to 8 weeks to maintain a fresh stash.



These were awesome! I can wholeheartedly recommend them for deep cleaning. Now just remember these are not for a true diaper strip–they will not remove hard water mineral build-up. But they are great for that deep clean if you want to avoid using bleach.

One bag comes with 10 Mighty Bubbles pods. You may be able to get by with just using one pod for your deep clean, meaning you can get up to 10 washes out of the bag. Realistically, if you have a medium to large-sized stash and want to wash all at once, I would plan on using at least 2. You may also need to do two or three back-to-back washes just depending on how bad the situation was.

Once your diapers are nice and fresh, if you choose to use Mighty Bubbles to maintain freshness every 6 to 8 weeks, you would probably be fine to only use one at a time.

I no longer am dealing with the terrible strong smell each time my son wets or soils his diaper, so this is great. I’m back to using Tide Powder now, too, so I hope we are on the up & up for this issue. I still am needing to figure out how to get more water in the machine, though.

Where To Buy & Cost

You can get Mighty Bubbles at Grovia’s website. It’s also available at Amazon for a slightly higher price.

On average, these are about $1 a pod. Definitely not too expensive for a one-time deep cleaning solution or even for periodic maintenance, but at that price, it would be costly to let it become something you depend on frequently to remedy a bad wash routine.


Most importantly, you need to realize that you needed Mighty Bubbles for a reason. Something is going on with your wash routine that is keeping your diapers from getting adequately clean.

Remember that with a good wash routine, you should have no reason to ever do a strip, bleach soaks or deep cleans. Stripping and bleaching are used to solve problems–they shouldn’t be a go-to part of your routine.

You need to find a routine that doesn’t require deep cleans or strips.

Evaluate your wash routine and figure out what you might need to do differently. Make sure you are using enough water (but not TOO much because that backfires by not allowing the diapers to properly agitate) and make sure the detergent you are using is cloth diaper approved.

I will say that even if your detergent is technically cloth diaper approved, it may not be right for you. For example, some plant-based detergents are *technically* cloth diaper approved and that many people use with success. However, the current situation at my house is preventing me from using them.

Everyone has different variables when it comes to their wash routine. Everyone’s water hardness is different, everyone’s washing machine is different….it may just be that your current detergent is not right given your other variables.

And maybe the detergent isn’t the issue! Maybe it’s the quantity of the detergent you are using (or not using), or your water level, load size, etc.

The point is that something needs to change if you find yourself in a situation where you are needing a product like Mighty Bubbles or any other stripping or bleaching protocols. If you need help to figure out what the issue might be, feel free to contact me (

Have you used Mighty Bubbles before? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Review Overview
Easy of Use

Grovia Mighty Bubbles is an awesome laundry treatment for your diapers or any other laundry that might need a boost of freshness. Give it a try and see how much better your diapers perform!


Holly Lee

I'm Holly and I'm the mom of two awesome young boys with a girl due summer 2020. We have been cloth diapering for 6 years. My family and I live in Minnesota with our dog, Ruby, and cat, Gherkin. Outside of Rocking the Cloth, I am also a middle school teacher. Thank you for visiting Rocking the Cloth--feel free to email me at if you have any questions or concerns. I'd love to help!

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  1. Feji ben says:

    Hello there, thanks a lot for putting this out for the public. It is very interesting and also informative. I have really been looking for something like this that would save my wife all the bleaching stress….and the type that is easily accessible and also cheap, and I think this one meets my criteria. Thanks for the video, too. It was really detailed.

    1. Holly Lee says:

      I’m glad you found it helpful.

  2. Louise says:

    Hello Holly,

    Thank you for an in-depth review on Mighty Bubbles. I like that you have included your own experiences of cleaning diapers and how this detergent has helped you personally to clean them better . I do have a question, as they are for doing such a deep clean of diapers to help eliminate bad odours etc are they kind on your babies skin? Many deep clean detergents can be very harsh on skin, so I would like to know some information on this.

    Thank you


    1. Holly Lee says:

      Hi Louise! I’m glad you found it helpful! Mighty Bubbles is an awesome product for families looking to avoid regular bleach and other toxins found in detergents. I would still wash your diapers with a quality detergent, but Mighty Bubbles is great to use once in a while to get that deep clean like you would with bleach. It does have oxygenated bleach in the ingredients, which most people consider to be a healthier choice than regular bleach. See more info about the product & ingredients here: Grovia Mighty Bubbles

  3. Nimrodngy says:

    Hello. Thanks for summarizing such an amazing review about Grovia Mighty Bubbles.

    For me this is the first time I hear about this product. Until now I have washed the diapers with a detergent called Tide or Dero but I want to say that I noticed that my child is irritated on this area. I went to the doctor and he recommended me to change the detergent but also to use another skin cream for the baby. After reading this review, I would like to try this version.
    Thank you very much for the work you by sharing such an useful information for all parents. Good luck! 

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Hello! I love Mighty Bubbles, but FYI it is not a detergent. You will still want to use a detergent when washing diapers, and just use Mighty Bubbles now and then for a deep clean boost. If you are having some detergent sensitivity, perhaps consider switching to the Tide Free & Gentle, or look in to some other ideas here: Cloth Diaper Laundry Detergent -Do I Need A Special Kind?

  4. MrBiizy says:

    Hello Holly. This is your second post I am reading today and I must say that they’re really helpful especially for new parents that are trying to figure out stuff in relation to their baby. And in this case, a diaper strong smell each time the baby wets is not pleasant in any way. It is very terrible, uncomfortable and unhealthy too. Thank you for sharing Grovia Mighty Bubbles. The name truly synchronises with its function and effectiveness. Good to see that it was able to solve the problem of the strong smell. Thanks for sharing how to use it.


    1. Holly Lee says:

      Glad you found it helpful!

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