I Lost Faith in Stain Removers Until I Started Using Charlie’s Soap—an Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic Laundry Powder

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Scouting Reporting: Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder has done away with most of the hard-to-remove stains that brands like OxiClean and Shout simply couldn’t.

As a mother of two, I’ve spent my fair share of time trying to get stains out of clothing. Whether it’s grease, ink, breast milk, red wine, baby poop – you name it, I’ve spent wash cycle after wash cycle trying to rid clothing of pesky, persistent stains that just won’t wash away. And all the brand-name products I tried never worked consistently enough to keep on stock until I tried Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder.

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I had heard about Charlie’s Soap a few years ago when I was considering cloth diapers for my son, but I never actually tried it out. Though I opted out of using cloth diapers – thank goodness – I kept reading about Charlie’s Soap when I was researching the most effective safe, non-toxic, fragrance-free stain removers to use on clothing. I also liked that Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder wasn’t just a one-trick product either. Yes, it works insanely well as a stain-remover, but its primary use is actually as an everyday laundry powder – a great alternative to detergents heavy in fragrance and chemicals.

Thus far, the Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder has done away with most of the hard-to-remove stains that brands like OxiClean and Shout simply couldn’t. In fact, one of my favorite tees was stained so heavily with breast milk that I was afraid I’d never be able to wear it again in public, but after a few wash cycles with the eco-friendly laundry powder the stains were gone and the shirt was like-new again. Plus, the product doesn’t irritate my super-sensitive skin.

It’s worth noting that in order to get the best results out of Charlie’s Soap, you may have to wash an item a few times before the stain fully comes out. When doing this, avoid putting your clothes in the dryer, as heat tends to set-in stains. Though investing in numerous wash cycles may test your patience at first, you’ll be relieved when those impossible stains finally disappear.

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