Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Laundry--Charlie's Soap

At the risk of sounding like a commercial, I sometimes like to do product reviews of some of my favorite must-have items in our household.  Most of them I've found by trial-and-error, but it's nice when you learn of one by word-of-mouth before all the trial parts.  So I like to pass on the good info to you!

If you've read many of my posts, you already know that we have a ton of allergies and sensitivities in our family.  One of them is to soaps/lotions/detergents/etc.  For showers, baths, and hand washing, I make all of our soap.

My kids all have super sensitive skin.  This is my son's back when I washed his shirt in a load after I had washed a load of hand-me-downs.  The hand-me-downs had been previously washed in Tide, and it left enough residue in my washer to get into my son's clothes and cause this:

The same thing happens if I even just throw a dryer sheet in the dryer.

I know many people who make their own laundry detergent.  But for me, nothing works nearly as well as Charlie's Soap.

Non-toxic and green, this stuff is good on the clothes and great on my kids' skin.  I've had great results with it, and we use nothing else for our children.  As you can see, we buy it by the 32-lb, 1000-load bucket.

A large load only takes a 1 Tbsp scoop of Charlie's.

Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now!  (Pun totally intended.  hee hee)  Check out their site for more info and answers to FAQs.  They can explain things far better than I can!  =)

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  1. It sounds awesome - thanks for the review!

  2. I just use Palmolive dish detergent - the pink one. It's so gentle, I use it as hand soap, even face soap sometimes. It doesn't hurt the washing machine, and does a great job!

  3. Just wanted to add, I've had hives from commercial laundry detergents - behind the knees. I read that this location is a clue that it's laundry detergent allergies, ouch! I scratched myself raw until I found that out.

    If you're suffering and haven't found a replacement yet, sulfur powders can get rid of the itch.