Monday, September 27, 2010

Charlie's Soap - Review and Giveaway



I have somewhat sensitive skin. My condition isn't severe but it's enough that I try to pay attention to bath and body products, as well as laundry care products. I'll use them for a while and keep mind of any reactions that my skin may have towards them.

Charlie's Soap is a line of laundry care products that are safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable. I received samples of the powdered laundry detergent and a bottle of the Laundry Pre-Spray. A few things were considered when using them. Would it clean my clothes? Would it leave any residue stains on my clothes? Would my skin have a reaction to it? The answer to it is yes, no, and no.



At first I was a little befuzzled as to why the laundry powder I received came with detailed instructions. After reading them, I found out that it was recommended that I clean out the machine with the laundry powder first before actually washing my clothes with it. The reason for this is that most laundry detergents have additives that stick to your clothes and washing machine. Throwing old rags or towels in with a double measure of Charlie's Soap laundry detergent and allowing it to complete a full wash cycle loosens those deposits.

From my own personal experience, I found that the Charlie's Soap laundry powder has not caused any irritability to my skin. There's been no spots or residue left on my clothes and they seem to come out clean after being in the wash. There is no odor or fragrance from the detergent. Fabric softener is not needed. Clothes come out feeling soft.


As anybody with kids knows, children's clothing can become quickly ruined if stains are left untreated. Some stain removers don't always get the mess out or they leave a spot where the mess used to be. I won't keep of our clothes if any stain of any sort is on it. If the stain doesn't come out after a couple of washes, then that item of clothing is no good to me. Not even for play clothes. The Pocket Charlie's Laundry Pre-Spray has been used as a stain remover for all of my clothes that require it. So far, any clothing that I've treated with it has come out with the stain removed. I have yet to see how well it works on really tough stains like blood or grass, but it works well with the stains that I've come across so far.

The size of the bottles that the Laundry Pre-Spray comes in is relatively small. I go through a lot of stain remover so it would be convenient if it came in bigger, regular-sized bottles.



Charlie's Soap laundry soap is made with a blend of biodegradable coconut-based detergents and high-grade, soluble Green River washing soda. The company stands behind their products with a guarantee that they will refund the purchase price of their products if you are not happy with them.

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One person will win an 80 load bag of Laundry Powder, a 17 oz bottle of All-Purpose Cleaner, and a reusable grocery tote bag.

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I received products for review from Charlie's Soap. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

72 comments:

B. Wilson said...

In the FAQ, I learned Charlie's soaps work in hard water... but not as effective (as is any soap) as in soft water.
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Charlie's soap biodegrades 97% in 28 days in soil. AMazing!
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rubynreba said...

It may be necessary to wash your garments a few times to remove old detergent from them.
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Hypo allergenic fabrics washed in Charleys Soap will remain so

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Charity said...

You can use bleach with the soap. You just don't need as much.

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katidyd said...

I learned that fabric softener is used with standard detergents because the residue of the detergent that's left on the clothes is what makes them stiff. Yuck! Sometimes that stiffness doesn't go away even with a second rinse.
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Lee-Ann said...

I learned why you need to clean out the machine:
Most detergents leave perfumes (cover scents), brighteners, and/or fabric softeners on your clothes to cover up the fact that the detergent really didn’t clean anything. These additives can easily cause skin irritations.

Lee-Ann said...

I learned this in the research section, which is amazing!
Results: Charlie's Soap continued to improve the flame retardant properties after each washing to the point where the fabric would not catch fire at all. No other detergent tested improved the flame retardant properties of children's sleepwear at all.

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Donna said...

I learn that very hard water can retard this prep cleaning process and leave irritating residues on your clothes even with Charlie's Soap. Read on for more information about what to do when you have hard water.

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Donna said...

Did you know that Charlie's Soap continued to improve the flame retardant properties after each washing to the point where the fabric would not catch fire at all. No other detergent tested improved the flame retardant properties of children's sleepwear at all.

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jakiesmom said...

they don't offer samples, but instead offer a money back guarentee
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jakiesmom said...

i learned it is more hypoallergenic than tide liquid

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Ronda said...

I learned that you may need to wash your garments a few times to remove old detergent resideus from them.

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Nive said...

That the all purpose can be used to clean carpets as well..thanks for this giveaway...

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I learnt that they are biodegradable as well..

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Louis H said...

I learned from the FAQ:
Most detergents leave perfumes (cover scents), brighteners, and/or fabric softeners on your clothes to cover up the fact that the detergent really didn’t clean anything.

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Louis H said...

from the product research I learned:
Charlie's Soap continued to improve the flame retardant properties after each washing to the point where the fabric would not catch fire at all.

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Tiffany Christie said...

I learned that Without all the extra fillers, Charlie's Soap only takes one tablespoon for a full wash load. ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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Jaime said...

Learned that Garments may have to be washed a few times before all the residues are removed and you notice benefits of Charlie's Soap - low suds, softness, scent free, etc. You will not need fabric softeners.
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Cindy said...

I learned that it takes a few washes to get the residue from your old detergent out. Um. Yuck.

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I learned that it doesn't get out tar stains quite as well as all the stains my family is *likely* to get on them. So that's good.

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I learned that it removes 100% of red clay!!
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tristatecruisers said...

i leanred that Charlie’s Soap All-Purpose is currently being used with professional carpet cleaners :)

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i learned that diapers washed in Tide Liquid (at recommended levels) gained nearly 2% in weight after only 8 washings :)

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