Sunday, April 22, 2012

Charlie's Soap Review & Giveaway

Charlies Soap was generous enough to send me detergent to review!! 
They sent me a water softener, detergent, and stain remover!! I was on the phone with Taylor for about 30 mins on the phone, he gave me the low down on 
"How to go about washing my diapers while having HARD water" 

We currently live in Texas so with that we suffer Hard water, not until I started cloth diapering did I care about having hard water. Hard water comes with a lot of minerals, and it leaves my dishes with residue, can cause my diapers to buildup. Is why its so important to know the "BEST" way to wash my diapers.

Definition for HARD WATER is :
Hard water refers to water (H2O) that contains a relatively high concentration of dissolved mineral salts, such as magnesium and calcium, that limit the formation of lather with soap. These dissolved salts are often undesirable, as they can precipitate as insoluble solids, causing mineral buildup.

These are some details on Charlies Soap (Detergent)
Biodegradable Laundry Powder

Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder is a laundry detergent originally developed for use in textile quality control labs. Charlie's Soap is truly the answer to getting the cleanest clothes with the biggest savings while at the same time caring for the environment. Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder is a clear, scent-free laundry powder that cleans thoroughly, rinses completely, and leaves nothing behind but the sweet smell of clean. 
Here are just a few of the benefits of using Charlie's Soap
  • Only use one (1) tablespoon per large load!
  • Safe for all HE machines.
  • Softeners are not recommended or needed. That means even greater savings on your laundry!
  • Non-toxic & completely biodegradable.
  • Safe and effective for all fabrics, including silk, wool, linen, cotton and high-tech micro fibers.
  • Contains no clays, dyes, phosphates, ultraviolet brighteners or perfumes.
  • Will not fade your colors.
  • Removes entrapped odors from athletic wear.

Details on the Pre-Spray (Amazing..)
Biodegradable Laundry Pre-spray

Let's face it. Stains on clothing are an on-going challenge. No shirt is safe from a ketchup bottle with an attitude and no pants can run from the little boy who slides into home plate.
Charlie's Soap Laundry Pre-Spray is a cost effective and environmentally safe way to deal with most stains. Just watch it work Apply the Pre-Spray to the stain, directly on the fabric as soon as you notice it. Rub the Pre-Spray into the stain and let it sit for a bit – maybe 30 minutes. Don't be afraid to let it dry. Charlie's Soap Laundry Pre-Spray was designed to gently remove stains, not blast them off. The Laundry Pre-Spray will separate the stain from the fabric. The treated area will look like the stain is spreading and that means that it will come out in the wash! Re-wet the stain with Pre-Spray just before you pop it into the wash. Feel free to repeat the process if necessary. Our Laundry Pre-Spray will not damage any fabric. (It might be a good idea to test for color fastness and follow your garment's care instructions, though.)

Water Softner 
Biodegradable Laundry Booster 

Want to beat hard water, keep your clothes clean and protect the environment?
Charlie's Soap Laundry Booster & Hard Water Treatment uses a biodegradable phosphate that leaves no residue on your clothes while softening your wash water.
Certain phosphates can safely eliminate these problems and be environmentally friendly. They're only a problem with overuse. If hard water is an issue, why not use an environmentally-safe product (ours) rather than take a chance with other detergents that put bad things into the environment. The advantage of using Charlie's Soap with our new Laundry Booster & Hard Water Treatment is that you get the benefit of really clean clothes without a lot of chemicals left behind. The Charlie's Laundry booster and hard water treatment works hand in hand with our Powder or Liquid to give you the best of both worlds.

My Experience

Charlies Soap Powder Detergent, worked amazing for me I used it on my husbands heavy dirty, oil coveralls for work and did a prewash on those as well and used the softener and detergent his coveralls looked great. Also used them for our cloth diapers, our cloth diapers came out nice and clean "NO STAINS" I also used the pre-spray on our dirty diapers and It totally worked I have "NO STAINS" on none of my diapers!! With that being said I ALWAYS line dry my diapers.

I love the fact that Charlie's Soap does not fade your clothes even though it is a powder detergent, its eco-friendly and it hasn't showed any signs of too harsh for babies bum. The pre-spray is amazing to use its super simple you spray and I leave it on till laundry day, I also used it on blood stains, my daughter got a bloody nose while wearing a white shirt  I sprayed it a little and when laundry day came, I had forgotten that the shirt had a stain on because I no longer was able to see the stain. The water softener I felt like it really helped, I did about 2-3 extra rinses to make sure I got everything off my diapers. It comes in different sizes, and can be locally bought by different retailers which is nice. I defiantly have enjoyed using Charlie's Soap and will be buying more of it, I believe there is a retailer that sells it in Corpus Christi. I currently am using Charlie's Soap for our clothes and diapers. I would defiantly recommend this detergent to anyone.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask???
Just comment below and I will respond ASAP. 

Thank you for reading my Blog, hope its helpful.

I would love to Thank Charlie' Soap
for giving me the opportunity to review there awesome products.
Thank You, God Bless You

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  1. i like that it is safe for cloth diapers!but i have never tried it yet and want to!!!

  2. I also like that it is safe for cloth diapers, and that you live in Texas with our water.

  3. I love that it is cloth diaper safe!!

  4. I love that it only uses a tablespoon per load!

  5. I love the amount needed to EFFECTIVELY clean cloth diapers! Sometimes cloth diaper washing can seem like it requires a degree in chemistry...too much, too little, and defunking can be difficult to sort through!

  6. I like the smell of it. I know that is weird lol.

  7. I like that Charlie's Soap is scent-free, non-toxic & completely biodegradable. My son and i both have allergies and sinus so scent free is great and having a small child non-toxic is great also.

  8. I love that it's biodegradable, only takes a tiny bit, and I can recycle the container when I'm done!

  9. I love that it's scent-free and that I little ges a long way.

  10. I like that Softeners are not recommended or needed. That means even greater savings on your laundry! and that it is biodegradable

  11. That I only need 1 tablespoon!

  12. I love that one tub does 80 loads!

  13. I love that it works, and that it washes out easily in very soft water!

  14. I like that it comes in a liquid form.