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I had been using Nellie's for several years with great results. Then for some reason I decided to try Charlie. Big mistake. The stuff doesn't dissolve in cold water, leaves a film and spots on darker clothing and doesn't get my laundry clean. If I had a spot on a shirt I'd pretreat it before laundering but it made no difference. The stain would look the same as it did originally. Cotton fibers came out stiff and scratchy and I've developed rashes on my arms and chest when washing clothes in Charlie's. I've tossed the remaining bag and a half and gone back to Nellie's. Even after just one wash I can tell the stuff previously washed in Charlie's is much soffter and doesn't have the stiff scratchy feel.
This is by far the BEST detergent out there! I had serious doubts but the positive reviews raised my curiosity. I've tried so many detergents from Gain to you-name-it, laundry scented pearls, fabric softener for the washer and the dryer.. Nothing came close to what I was looking for... it was so frustrating that I even forgot what it was I was really trying to achieve. Talk about expensive and using 4 products to find the right scent? ridiculous.
Charlie's soap is a miracle! the scent is very refreshing, and takes me back to my childhood, when clothes my mother washed and line dried smelled just wonderful and clean! This soap achieves that memory perfectly, even without line drying. Our clothes do not feel weighed down by the soap, they are in better condition, just simply clean clean and did I mention it smells great? The scent is so subtle , not overpowering in the least.
Our HE machine has been smelly despite airing it out, and the clothes came out with the same disgusting scent. That problem, and many more have been quickly solved with Charlie's soap. I use the recommendations on the package- 1 tablespoon per load, it's enough. My purchase came with two packs and in my opinion, is a great deal.
I'm a customer for life. Worth the money. Thank YOU amazon for listing this wonderful product.
I have used Charlie's Soap for 6 years now I love it! It may cost more to use a non-petroleum based detergent but it is worth it. My washing machine no longer has that sour water smell if the lid is closed! If you don't get your clothes out of the washer and sometimes they get that sour smell and you have to rewash......( I can leave mine in my wash over night or all day in the heat and still not have to rewash , No sour smell), and you use such a small amount of soap, tsps. Or Tbsp of powder or an oz. of liquid max. I buy my liquid in a 5 gal bucket it has lasted over a year and a half .
I used to buy this at a Co-op where I'd shop when I'd go to a nearby city. However, since COVID-19, I hardly shop anywhere except the local market and periodically at a grocery store. When my soap ran low, I searched online and bought it via Amazon. I think it was the same price or better than I was paying before. There is no scent to this soap. It's just good for laundry and health. Fresh and Clean. No added scents or softner. Cleans super well. And -- for a regular load (we have a big washer), it uses just 1 tablespoon. It's easy and not messy.
Bought the 100 load version. I normally wash my whites on hot water with bleach. Decided to forgo the bleach. Bad decision, as none of the stains (common food stains) were removed.
Just had a one week old with a bout of the "runs". Washed on hot water with the normal scoop. Once again, none of those stains were removed. I'm going to be nice and order the laundry booster, but I'm getting near just getting a fragrance free version of All or Tide pretty soon. I wanted to "strip" cloth diapers, but if this can't get rid of some BBQ sauce of a crappy onesie, then I don't know if I can trust this to "strip" crap stains on a diaper.
These top reviews are dramatically different than my experiences so far...
I have been using this soap for years since I found out the smell in my front loading washer could be due to petroleum based laundry soaps. I bought a washer cleaner, then started using Charlie's Soap. I have not had any trouble with the smell in the washer since then. This soap works well on the clothes too.
after hearing about charlies for years I finially gave it a try...LOVE IT
I have made my own soap for years, all our clothes had film on them, I know because if you spilled something and went to wipe it up it wouldn't absorb the liquid. I thought that was odd, but after using charlies for a couple weeks I noticed the towels are soooo much more absorbent. just really happy with this product.
Charlie's Soap is amazing! 1 small scoop cleans an average washload without stuff that adds scent, leaves color on your clothing to make them appear brighter, and doesn't wash out cleanly. And there is nothing in there to cause allergies or sensitivity.
I have been using all of Charlie's Soap products for over 15 years. It dissolves readily, works great as a pre-soak for work clothes or sports uniforms, and it is delivered to my door with no fuss.
I'm very picky about laundry soap. It can't have a scent, chemicals or lots of crazy ingredients and it HAS to clean well. This detergent not only fits all these requirements, but it is also affordable!!