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Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads 42.24 oz (1.2 iu)

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Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb
 
4.8

(based on 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (77)
  • Simple instructions (60)
  • Efficient (52)
  • Good power output (40)
  • Effective (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Laundry room (77)
  • Cleaning (21)
  • Home (16)
  • Dorm (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (40), Parent (33), Professional (15), Renter (7), Housekeeper (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT SOAP!

I bought a new HE Washer & when I was doing research on HE detergents, I decided to go the natural way. I am very sensitive to detergent anyway & I knew they...Read complete review

I bought a new HE Washer & when I was doing research on HE detergents, I decided to go the natural way. I am very sensitive to detergent anyway & I knew they contained harmful ingredients, but I did not know the extent of it! The information I uncovered was nothing short of alarming.
I plan on making my own laundry soap, but I needed to get started with something in the meantime. Charlies Soap seemed to fit the bill for me. I read alot of information online & decided to give it a try. The stuff is GREAT! I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it at all.
Also, I have been a faithful user of Downey for many years. I loved the original april fresh pink top formula, but the past few years, it has gradually changed & now it doesn't even seem to be the same product. Well, my problem has been solved with this washing powder... YES, it is true! Although I miss the scent of the old downey, that lingered for days & days, I am happy to have found this great product that eliminates the need for it! The laundry comes out feeling soft & the towels are becoming absorbent once again. I haven't noticed any static cling either.
I now have the ingredients to make my own soap & I will give it a try. But if it comes up short to Charlies, I will remain a loyal customer. Thank you Charlie, for making this great product & thank you drugstore.com for your excellent service!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

clothes beome dingy over time

As with some other 'natural' laundry detergents, this seemed great at first, but the negatives became apparent over time. Whites stared to look dingy, colors faded, clothes start to smell, didn't...Read complete review

As with some other 'natural' laundry detergents, this seemed great at first, but the negatives became apparent over time. Whites stared to look dingy, colors faded, clothes start to smell, didn't clean that well. I do like the packaging but that is about it.

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5.0

Made of Miracles

By Sara

from Anchorage, AK

describe yourself Homeowner

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gets Stains Out
  • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
  • Simple Instructions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Laundry Room

    Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

    Our family has multiple allergies, including very severe contact allergies that can result in painful and persistent skin rashes. We searched forever for an effective, hypoallergenic laundry detergent - either it didn't work in the wash or it still caused rashes. Then we found Charlie's and we will absolutely never ever use anything else. Clean, fresh clothes and no allergy worries. This product is a dream come true.

     
    5.0

    simple product

    By ...

    from San Francisco, CA

    describe yourself Parent

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Great Scent
    • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
    • Simple Instructions

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

        I have been using Charlie's for several years. It is simple like Ivory laundry soap used to be back in the day. I have not noticed any fading and do not find it any better or worse for stain removal than any other "natural" laundry products. Clothes are left smelling as they should--clean.

        I have a grungy little boy and an invalid mother and I prefer soap over detergents for the wash.

        I have noticed it does not dissolve in cold water like it used to and assume there has been a change in supplier?

        fyi, plastic tub is better than a cardboard box because the sodium carbonate absorbs moisture from the air and will make the powder clump, I think.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Laundry Powder

        By A California Shopper

        from Merced County, CA

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

            Since "discovering" Charlie's Soap a couple of years ago I've found myself actually 100% satisfied with a laundry detergent! My clothes get just as clean as with any other good quality detergent (pretreat when needed), yet Charlie's Soap isn't full of extra ingredients that can irritate skin or are hard on the environment, and there's no strong artificial fragrance. I even use Charlie's Soap in the delicate cycle with great results. My only possible complaint might be that it would be nice if it weren't packaged in plastic. It's such a basic product, and with all the choices out there, it's kind of funny that I end up ordering my laundry powder online rather than just picking something else up at a local retailer. But, since no one in my town carries Charlie's Soap, Drugstore.com gets my business! And kudos to Drugstore for their consistent ease of ordering and lightening fast shipping - always a great shopping experience!

             
            5.0

            just laundry soap

            By mominskyway

            from Colorado Springs

            describe yourself Homeowner

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
            • Simple Instructions
            • Use Only One Tablespoon

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Laundry Room

              Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

              This is about the first laundry detergent I've seen that is so minimal. There are truly no fragrances, dyes or additives. I do find that it won't quite remove the stains and extra dirt, so I pre treat or I add a booster to the whites every couple of loads, not every load, only when a booster may be needed, kind of like the soap I used to use. My clothes still look good after three months of use, and yes, I have two young children.

              I give this 5 stars because it is just as it is described. If you have sensitive skin, or just something that provides low environmental impact, I think this is as good as it gets.

               
              5.0

              My Favorite detergent!

              By marcylynnette

              from va

              describe yourself Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Gets Stains Out
              • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
              • Simple Instructions

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Laundry Room

                Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

                I started using Charlie's Soap in 2007 when it was highly recommended with my cloth diapers. It didn't take long for me to switch all of our laundry over to this product!

                 
                5.0

                Charlies Soap

                By KMS

                from Brentwood, Ca

                describe yourself Homeowner

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Gets Stains Out
                • Great Scent
                • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
                • Simple Instructions

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Laundry Room

                Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

                This laundry soap is amazing! It really cleans and brightens clothes and leaves a very clean natural scent behind. It lasts long because a little goes a long way. I wish it was not as expensive but feel that it is worth it! Try it you will be pleased! Whites stay white and colors stay bold and not faded!

                 
                5.0

                Simple and effective

                By Adiev

                from Philadelphia, PA

                describe yourself Parent

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
                • Simple Instructions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Laundry Room

                  Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

                  Really impressed with how little I need. A tablespoon is what they recommend and it works. I began using for cloth diapers and then started doing all my washing with this. Container takes up a tiny amount of space in my small laundry room.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best laundry detergent ever

                  By AGPhome

                  from Winston Salem, NC

                  describe yourself Homeowner

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gets Stains Out
                  • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
                  • Simple Instructions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cleaning
                    • Dorm
                    • Home
                    • Laundry Room

                    Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

                    This product cleans better than any laundry detergent I have ever used. It is concentrated so that 1 tablespoon cleans a large load, so it is economical. For the occasional spot of red wine or spaghetti sauce, use the pre-spray - it works too!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good for soft well water and HE machine

                    By Momofthreeinpa

                    from Harrisburg, PA

                    describe yourself Parent

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Laundry Room

                      Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

                      First, I am not a professional reviewer, just a mom of three active kids. Overall, I have been very impressed with this product. Your clothes come out smelling clean. Not perfumed, not musty, just clean. I have tired every natural product and nothing cleans as well as Tide. But in my effort to prevent the chemicals on my kids and ruin my well water and the environment, this is the best I have found. This does not take out stains or grease marks on your clothes. I have to use a pretreatment in order to remove the stains, but nothing I have ever tried cleans my clothes without pretreating. Except Tide, which I don't use. I have been using this soap for a few months and my clothes are softer, cleaner and have lost that residue that so many detergents leave. If nothing else, it is a great product to clean your machine!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      So glad I found this product

                      By Kim

                      from Tenn

                      describe yourself Professional

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Gets Stains Out
                      • Safe For Delicate Clothes/Skin
                      • Simple Instructions

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Laundry Room

                        Comments about Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder, 100 Loads, 2.64 lb:

                        Recommended by my neighbor, I was skeptical. My grandson has eczema. I was looking for something gentle, dye free, etc. was going to make my own. So glad I found this product. Money saving! NO FABRIC SOFTNER NEEDED OR RECOMMENDED! Amazing! Economical and effective. I do use washing soda as a booster for my towels. Just like with any laundry soap, I do use a spot treatment as necessary.

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