Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fluffdom Express: Charlie's Soap {CLOSED}

There are several detergents that for cloth diapers. Not just 'cloth diaper friendly'. Since we started using cloth diapers, we've come across several different detergents, but thought we'd just stay with the same detergent we purchased for a long time, ALL free & clear. It' worked for awhile, but then, we started having problems with build-up in our diapers and decided that it just might be better to get a cloth diaper detergent. 

My main concern was the fact that people had mentioned that their child would get diaper rashes from these detergents. Charlie's Soap and Rockin' Green were the ones they'd mentioned, but I read through the Charlie's Soap website and it was pretty clear that rinsing your diapers well (like you're suppose too!) would help prevent that problem from happening. Since I always run two wash cycles without soap after washing the diapers, I thought that Charlie's Soap would work for us. When the box of Charlie's Soap arrived, it was 'wash the diapers' day and I washed them in Charlie's Soap. I thought the inserts smelled cleaner and dried the diapers. The next day I put J in the diapers that had been washed in Charlies. Towards the evening I noticed that his bottom was red again, but wasn't sure if it was from the Charlie's or there was something else going on. I put him in another diaper that hadn't been washed in Charlie's Soap and while a bit of the red cleared up, most of it remained. We later remembered that we had just learned that J couldn't have gluten anymore and he was probably detoxing, which had caused the rash or it was just another yeast rash. But we do know that it wasn't caused by Charlie's Soap.  I've washed the diapers multiple times since then and he doesn't get a rash. We've had trouble with detergents in the past, since several family members had skin sensitivities, which is why we try to be careful with any new detergents.

Charlie's Soap doesn't have any fragrances added, although the one person, my mom, who doesn't like any fragances, did say that she wished that Charlie's Soap had a fragrance. 
 
On today's to-do list: washing diapers in... you guessed it! Charlie's Soap.

Charlie's Soap has several retailers in the US or you can buy it directly from Charlie's Soap! For those who live in Canada, you won't be able to order from Charlie's Soap, but they do have a distributor in Canada.

Buy it: Laundry Power (80 loads) sells for $15.78. Which averages out to $0.20 a load, in case you were wondering!

WIN IT: Charlie's Soap has generously offered for one (1) reader their own Charlie's Soap: 80 load bag of laundry powder, a 17oz bottle of all purpose clearner and a reuseable grocery tote bag.

***Giveaway CLOSED. Winner is: Debbie C***

This contest is open to the US and Canada and ends August 28th, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email as well as announced on Happily Southern. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen and notified

A big THANK YOU to Charlie's Soap for providing the review & giveaway item! We were not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are our own and honest opinions.

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Owen's Mom said...

I have heard of using Charlie's Soap for clothes and diapers, but I hadn't thought of using it on carpet stains... till I saw it on the site. I loved the children's cleaning comparisons on the site.
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Bethany said...

I learned that you can use Charlies soap in front loader washing machines.
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I like charlies soap on facebook and wrote on their wall
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LoveLivesHere said...

I learned it's hypoallergenic

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LoveLivesHere said...

Liked Charlie's soap and wrote on their wall that you sent me

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Louis said...

fun fact:
They have not performed any in-house, nor paid for any animal testing of their products.

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Owen's Mom said...

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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I love that you only need a Tbsp of Charlie's to wash!
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Bethany said...

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Susan said...

I visited Charlie's Soap and learned that they also make an all purpose cleaner.
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Valancia said...

I learned the Laundry Liquid Removes entrapped odors from microfiber athletic wear.

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Maia G said...

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shiloh said...

It is made with a blend of coconut-based detergents and high-grade, completely soluble, Green River washing soda.

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IT IS SOLD AT ReGreening Earth STORE WHICH IS ABOUT 3 MILES FROM MY HOME...SMALL WORLD

jenny said...

you can wash your pets in it also as well as a lot of other things thas what i found out add me in for this thanks jenny9675309[at]yahoo.com

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I learned Charlie's Soap 'is made with a unique blend of biodegradable coconut-based detergents and high-grade, completely soluble, Green River washing soda.'
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Super Frugalette said...

I learned that with $200 charlie and ron started the company. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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❤HBoo❤ said...

I love Charlie's Soap!! I wash my cloth diapers with it! I also love how it is packaged, super cute and I reuse the bags for various things! It's cheaper then rockin green as well, which is important to me. Plus I know I don't have to worry about it hurting my babe, or leaving chemicals on my babes clothes!

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Beverly said...

I learned not only is it just for cloth diapers but for clothes and carpets woohoo I definitely need to try some!
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PAIGE said...

I learned Charlie and Ron started the company with only $200.00.

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Denise S. said...

I learned that you can use Charlie's Soap in front loader washing machines.
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Tirza said...

I learned that you do not need to use fabric softener with Charlie's Soap. That in fact fabric softeners are used to cover residues left on fabrics by normal detergents.
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sksweeps said...

I learned that the company was started in 1976 when Ron and Charlie started making the soap themselves, on the sly, in an old barn on Ron's dad's farm.

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