Charlie Soap Review

So I originally heard about Charlie Soap from my friend Rebecca at Sprouting Up, but in my initial detergent research decided to hold off on using it because of reports of chemical burns. I am glad I decided to come back and research further, because the bottom line is, if properly used, there shouldn’t be any problems with this detergent (unless, of course you or your child is allergic to any ingredients used. So use common sense and read the ingredients to any detergent before use). I know I mention this often, but do not neglect DISINFECTING your diapers every 1-2 weeks with direct sunlight (multitask by line drying your laundry in the sun!) or with a product like Mio Fresh. Your baby could have a reaction regardless of the detergent used if this isn’t done.



I used Charlie soap with all of my laundry this week and it cleaned well and is affordable. I followed their directions to “clean” an empty washer with a larger amount of detergent (2 Tbsp. for powder and 1/4 cup for liquid) and some rags before using it with larger loads of laundry. The reasoning behind this is to help strip any buildup the washer may have from other detergents. Sort of like stripping your diapers, but stripping your washer. I was pretty confident my washer was fairly free of residues, because I use all CD approved detergents, but was a good girl and went through the steps anyways.

Charlie Soap also makes an all purpose cleaner that can be used to clean just about any surface. I used it to spot clean the soft fabric section of a used jumparoo I bought for my DD and spot cleaned the heck out of it and it cleaned up really nicely. Good as new! So if you’re looking for a detergent or cleaner made from natural ingredients Charlie Soap is an excellent choice I would recommend.


Buy it! Order online from Charlie Soap or look for a retailer on their Retail Locations link. Many of these sites also have online shops.


A vendor sample kit was provided by Charlie Soap for this review.
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  1. Life More Simply says:

    I would LOVE to win this. Jillian's Drawers is the closest retailer to us (about an hour away!).

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  2. Jackie at 3littleones says:

    I would love to win this! The one closest to me is: Nutrition S'Mart in palm beach gardens, fl

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    I would say the nearest location to me is 3 or more hours away at Nature's Supply in Stillwater, Ok

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  13. I'd love to try this soap!
    I can buy it locally at Tiny Birds Organic in Round Rock Texas.
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  16. AMother'sEarth says:

    Papoose is my closest retailer. Actually, Morgan Sutherland of Charlies Soap was just visiting there :)

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  73. Yes, I need to take advantage of sunshine for my diapers. Thanks for the information! I will try Charlie's for my next spot cleaning. :)

    BTW, the nearest retailer of Charlie's Soap is Rich Dorffer.

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    Alachua and Clearwater are the nearest places that carry it to me. :) I've never heard of this before!

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    The closest location to me is at "Bundle Baby Shop" in Boulder, CO. Although, still not close enough for me to actually shop there. :-(

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  131. J. Collins Family says:

    it would be awesome to win this. i have been wanting to try this for some time now. the closest store that sells this is go green baby co. in Salisbury MD…and thats over an hour away :(
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  136. Honey Mommy says:

    There aren't any retailers in my state (UT)! How sad! I definitely wouldn't drive out of state to buy soap either!

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  141. Dean Schwickerath's Store in Readlyn, Iowa is the closest retailer and that is about 40 minutes away!

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  153. TwentySomethingMomma says:

    The Charlie's retailer location closest to me is Green Home Goods INC. in Altoona – which is still pretty far… LOL!

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    Unfortunately, the closest retailer to me is in Des Moines, IA which is about 3 1/2 hours from me! :(

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    I'll have to check out Clear Horizons nearest me!

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  168. zealandsmom says:

    closest store is KastAwayKats.org I have NEVER even heard of this store in my town!

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    The closest dealer is in Lake Charles about an hour and a half away.

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  177. I love Charlies laundry powder and would love to try the all purpose cleaner!
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    Apparently there is someone called Alaska's Diaper Lady that sells Charlie's locally. I don't know. I ordered mine from Mom's Milk Boutique.

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  254. Sophia Gueiros Costa says:

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