Friday, August 20, 2010

Charlie Soap Review and Giveaway!


No one understand me, because I love doing laundry.  It is hands down my very favorite household chore.  I love separating the colors, whites go here, dark colors here and jeans in this one and so on and so on.  It really appeals to the side of me that wants to go all out with the organization and order, and that little voice in my head that is, clearly, a type a personality.  I enjoy it!  Truly, I do but don't ask me to explain why, because I really can't.  All I know is that I have always enjoyed some household tasks, and laundry is among them.  Dusting is another favorite of mine, as well as organizing my bathroom and vacuuming.  Which is why I just about flipped out when I found Charlie Soap!


Charlie Soap is a laundry detergent that you use in the wash, it comes in powder or liquid, and it is actually good for your clothes.  It's good for the environment as well!  It is a biodegradable product, but it's so affordable that even the most frugal of housewives couldn't deny that it is hands down your best laundry option!  I'm a laundry detergent snob, I generally only use liquid, and I'll be honest, I was a little bit afraid of powder detergent.  Why?  Because I had heard horror stories about the powder not dissolving in the wash and people getting their clothing out of the washer and it having clumps all over.  So, since I try as much as I possibly can to do as much as I possibly can to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible, I don't want to have to go back and do an entire load over again.  I am very impressed with the powder detergent that I got from Charlie Soap.  I'll give you a few reasons why I simply adore this laundry detergent:
  • It removes 100% of Grease, Mildew and Red Clay!
  • It removes around 98% of Grass, Blood and Pine sap!
  • It removes over 95% of Tar and Ketchup!
  • It is 100% Hypo-Allergenic!  As you can see here!
  • "To qualify as biodegradable, a substance must be 80% degraded in 28 days. Charlie's Soap degraded over 97% in soil in 28 days and is certified safe for use in small lakes and streams." 
  • You only have to use 1 Tablespoon of laundry powder or 1/8th of a cup of laundry liquid for a large wash load!
  • You can use it to clean your washer!


I am very literally amazed by this product!  I'll admit that I was skeptical that a tablespoon of laundry detergent would get the stains on my babies clothes and my husbands work clothes out.  After I used to to clean our washing machine, to remove all of the residue left by other detergents, and I got my first load out of the washer to put them in the dryer I looked them over and realized that the stains appeared to be gone.  After I got them out of the dryer and began to put them away is when I was really starting to be convinced that Charlie Soap was the best laundry detergent that I had ever used.  It got out all the stains in my husbands work clothes, which had been stained with blood from a cut he had gotten, tar and a bit of blue paint.  After a few more squeaky clean loads of laundry washed with Charlie Soap, I really don't see myself ever using another detergent.  Because not only does it work like a dream, it's also one of the most cost affective options I've ever come across.  I love it because it is an eco-friendly laundry detergent, and because it makes my clothes softer and gets out some heavy duty stains as well!

I also got to test out the Charlie Soap All Purpose Cleaner.  It's an amazing, non-toxic, biodegradable cleaner, but it's also a tough stain and grime fighter.  It's seriously the Mohammad Ali of cleaning products, and it packs a powerful punch!   Personally I love it because it's non-toxic and I can use it on my babies toys and on Jagger's highchair, walker and jump-a-droo without having to worry, which means that not only is Mama happy, but Mama likey!  I'm not the only one who's fond of it in this house though, because it can clean machinery and tools, removing everything from pitch to grease to even tar from machinery, tools and hands, which means that Big Daddy is happy too!  My oldest son, Aiden loves to help me clean.  He's a little OCD case, as early as 12 months old when milk would spill out of his sippy cup my son would go into his bedroom, get in his dresser or closet and get a (clean!) shirt or blanket out and bring it in the living room to clean up his own spill.  Now, at almost 4 years old, he still loves to clean up after himself, his little brother and his friends that come over, but since he is getting older he can help Mommy with other stuff.  Since this cleaner is non-toxic I'm not afraid to pour some into Aiden's very own little spray bottle and let him clean off the end tables and the dressers with it while I'm cleaning the house.


****Buy It****

You can buy a 2.64 pound jar of Charlie Soap powder detergent for only $15.78 and it's enough for 80 loads, which averages out to about twenty cents per load of laundry.  If you prefer liquid laundry detergenteco-friendly laundry detergent in various sizes you can also take your pick between these two cleaning kits.  The first green cleaning kit includes 80 loads worth of their amazing laundry powder, a full size all purpose cleaner in a handy spray bottle, a smaller "emergency" spray bottle of the amazing all purpose cleaner, a gallon jug of the all purpose cleaner to refill your spray bottles when you run out and a non-woven reusable grocery tote with the Charlie Soap logo!  The second eco-friendly cleaning kit includes 128 loads worth of their wonderful laundry liquid, a small "emergency" spray bottle full of the all purpose cleanser and a gallon jug of the all purpose cleaner and the very cute, very eco-friendly non-woven reusable grocery tote with Charlie Soap logo.  Both of the cleaning kits feature free shipping!

****Coupon Codes****


  • Get a Three Dollar Cotton Tote with any order by using the coupon code ct2010 at checkout!
  • You can get a free cotton tote with any order by using the coupon code freetote at checkout!

 ****Win It!****

Do you want to win some free laundry detergent and all purpose cleaner from Charlie Soap?  Well here is your chance to do just that!  When you enter please remember to leave your e-mail address so that I know how to get in touch with you if you win!  Leave a separate entry for each thing you complete, and if it says +2 entries, then that means that you need to leave two separate comments for that entry!

Mandatory Entry:  Leave me a comment here telling me what your two favorite and two most dreaded chores are! (you MUST complete this entry to be eligible to receive any bonus entries!!)

Bonus Entries:
  • Like Charlie Soap on Facebook!
  • Follow Charlie Soap on Twitter!
  • Write on Charlie Soap's Facebook Wall telling them that you heard about their products from Ashlee at The Zombie Housewife blog, and that you entered my giveaway for their products! +3
  • Follow my Blog via Google Friend Connect!
  • Follow me on Twitter!
  • Like me on Facebook!
  • Follow me on Networked Blogs
  • Take my lovely button and put it in your sidebar or blog and link me to where it can be found! +3
  • Take my Saturday Six button and put it in your sidebar and link me to where it can be found! +3
  • Blog about this giveaway and link back to me here at The Zombie Housewife and Charlie Soap at their website +5
  • Leave a comment on any of my non-giveaway blogs! +1 for each post you've commented on
  • Participate in the Saturday Six, while this giveaway is open +2 for each Saturday that you link up & participate
  • Mention this Giveaway and give me a text link back to my blog, on your blog!  +3
  • Follow me via RSS feed! +2
  • E-mail subscribe to my blog! +2
  • Tweet about my Giveaway!  This can be done once per day!
You may use this sample tweet: I wanna #win a #giveaway some Charlie Soap green cleaning products from @LoveCommaAshlee at: http://tinyurl.com/23uh2gx

This giveaway will end on September 8th, 2010!  A winner will be declared within the week using Random.org, and I will e-mail the winner, who will then have 72 hours to get back to me before I choose another winner!


I did not receive financial compensation for this review.  I was sent a product to test, so that I would be able to give an honest review.  My opinions about Charlie Soap eco-friendly laundry detergent are my own honesty opinions and were not influenced by my receiving a product to test
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149 comments:

Chelyeah said...

My two favorite chores are laundry (especially diaper laundry because it's SO easy), and cleaning the kitchen. I hate vacuuming and cleaning the bathrooms. Ugh.

Chelsey.Varela(at)gmail.com

Chelyeah said...

I like Charlie's Soap on facebook.

Chelyeah said...

I commented on Charlie's Soap's fb page :D

Chelyeah said...

I commented on Charlie's Soap's fb page.

Chelyeah said...

I commented on Charlie's Soap's fb page.

Chelyeah said...

I follow you through GFC.

Chelyeah said...

I like you on facebook.

Jasmine1485 said...

My favourite chores are cooking (I mostly enjoy this unless I'm really tired) and tidying (very gratifying), my least favourite is the dishes and cleaning the bathroom. :S

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following via Google (Jasmine1485)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm a fan of Charlie's Soap on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following Charlie's Soap on Twitter (@NTFancy)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I tweeted about it:

http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/21819119794

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm a fan of your blog on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

my two favorite chores are organizing small things like drawers, and doing the dishes. my two least favorite chores are vacuuming and cleaning toilets
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ohhhfire said...

i am a facebook liker of charlies soap
jenn giannetto
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

i am a twitter follower of charlies soap
@ohhhfire2
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ohhhfire said...

i commented on the charlies soap facebook wall
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ohhhfire said...

i commented on the charlies soap facebook wall
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ohhhfire said...

i commented on the charlies soap facebook wall
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ohhhfire said...

i am a google friend connect follower
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ohhhfire said...

i follow you on twitter
@ohhhfire2
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ohhhfire said...

i am a facebook fan of yours
jenn giannetto
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ohhhfire said...

i follow on networked blogs
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ohhhfire said...

i am a rss subscriber 1
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ohhhfire said...

i am a rss subscriber 2
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Melanie said...

My 2 dreaded chores are laundry and dishes! And honestly, there isn't a single chore I LIKE doing. MAYBE vacuuming because I like the look of the lines on the carpet when I am done :)

itsmemelbie@gmail.com

Melanie said...

I like Charlies soap on facebook

melanie bleile

Melanie said...

I follow Charlie on twitter

melbieaz

Melanie said...

I posted on Charlie's Soap facebook wall:

http://www.facebook.com/charliesoap?v=wall#!/charliesoap?v=wall&story_fbid=486407119971&ref=mf

Melanie said...

I posted on Charlie's Soap facebook wall #2:

http://www.facebook.com/charliesoap?v=wall#!/charliesoap?v=wall&story_fbid=486407119971&ref=mf

Melanie said...

I posted on Charlie's Soap facebook wall #3:

http://www.facebook.com/charliesoap?v=wall#!/charliesoap?v=wall&story_fbid=486407119971&ref=mf

Melanie said...

I follow you via GFC

melanie bleile

Melanie said...

I follow you on twitter

melbieaz

Melanie said...

I like you on facebook

melanie bleile

Melanie said...

I follow on networked blogs

melanie bleile

Melanie said...

Your button is in my left sidebar #1

http://www.itsmemelbie.com

Melanie said...

Your button is in my left sidebar #2

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Melanie said...

Your button is in my left sidebar #3

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Melanie said...

Your Sat6 button is in my left sidebar #1

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Melanie said...

Your Sat6 button is in my left sidebar #2

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Melanie said...

Your Sat6 button is in my left sidebar #3

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Melanie said...

I participated in Sat6 this week (8/21) #1

http://www.itsmemelbie.com/2010/08/saturday-6-821.html

Melanie said...

I participated in Sat6 this week (8/21) #2

http://www.itsmemelbie.com/2010/08/saturday-6-821.html

Melanie said...

I subscribe by email #1

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Melanie said...

I subscribe by email #2

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Melanie said...

I subscribe by RSS (Google) #1

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Melanie said...

I subscribe by RSS (Google) #2

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Melanie said...

8/22 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/21853013568

cpullum said...

Has to be the bathroom the entire bathroom and the entire kitchen! Hate claening those two rooms! I love doing Laundry!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Chelyeah said...

I follow you on networked blogs.

Chelyeah said...

1) I'm an email subscriber.

Chelyeah said...

2) I'm an email subscriber.

Chelyeah said...

i follow you on twitter.

Chelyeah said...

I tweeted your giveaway.
I wanna #win a #giveaway some Charlie Soap green cleaning products from @LoveCommaAshlee at: http://tinyurl.com/23uh2gx

Chelyeah said...

I follow Charlie Soap on twitter.

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

My most dreaded chores are cleaning the kitchen, and mopping.
sarah.robot at gmail dot com

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I follow Charlies on tiwtter
knockedupnursin
sarah.robot at gmail dot com

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I follow you on twitter.
knockedupnursin
sarah.robot at gmail dot com

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I tweeted about this giveaway. (Can't get the permalink to work).
knockedupnursin
sarah.robot at gmail dot com

Chelyeah said...

Tweeted for poppies :)
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22025604281

Chelyeah said...

Hope I'm doing this right. Tweeted.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22025604281

Melanie said...

8/24 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/22041130289

Chelyeah said...

Another tweet :)
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22044021982

Chelyeah said...

https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22044021982

Chelyeah said...

Tweet.
Grow, Poppy! Grow! #CoachPoppy #LoveCommaAshlee www.coach.com/poppyproject

Chelyeah said...

Oops, I posted the actual tweet on that last one. Here ya go :)
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22060180942

Chelyeah said...

Tweet 1
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22071942741

Chelyeah said...

2
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22071942741

Chelyeah said...

Tweet 1
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22113449924

Chelyeah said...

Tweet 2
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22113449924

Chelyeah said...

Tweet 1
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22132283657

Chelyeah said...

Tweet 2
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22132283657

Melanie said...

8/25 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/22135758878

Chelyeah said...

Tweet 1
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22201106745

Chelyeah said...

Tweet 2
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22201106745

Melanie said...

8/26 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/22233540818

Melanie said...

8/27 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/22283308250

DazzleMea said...

I also enjoy doing laundry and vacuuming but I hate picking up the floor to vacuum because there's always a bunch of tiny toys, rubber bands, and stupid pennies...oh and the dishes. no one ever rinses their plate off.

dazzleddb at gmail.com

DazzleMea said...

I follow you via GFC

DazzleMea said...

I follow Charlie's Soap on Twitter

dazzleddb at gmail.com

DazzleMea said...

I follow you on twitter (MegaFisch)

DazzleMea said...

I put your button on my blog

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1/3

DazzleMea said...

I put your button on my blog

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2/3

DazzleMea said...

I put you button on my blog

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3/3

DazzleMea said...

I subscribed via email

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DazzleMea said...

I subscribed via email 2/2

DazzleMea said...

subscribed via RSS

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1/2

DazzleMea said...

subscribed via RSS

2/2

DazzleMea said...

twittered: http://twitter.com/MegaFisch/status/22296778190

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Melanie said...

8/28 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/22367280489

DazzleMea said...

twitted: http://twitter.com/MegaFisch/status/22373722705

DazzleMea said...

http://twitter.com/MegaFisch/status/22465317051

Babes Mami said...

I too love to do laundry! Something about the folding and hanging, it soothes me and I also like to dust/shine because everything just feels cleaner. I fucking HATE cleaning the bathroom and doing the ironing. LOATH it!

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Melanie B said...

9/1 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/22759151716

Chelyeah said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22762774452

Chelyeah said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22821273080

Chelyeah said...

Poppy tweet 1.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22821341515

Chelyeah said...

Poppy tweet 2.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/22821341515

Chelyeah said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23000394655

Melanie B said...

9/5 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/23075885831

Chelyeah said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23084490433

Chelyeah said...

poppy tweet 1
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23084757400

Chelyeah said...

poppy tweet 2
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23084757400

Cilla said...

My two favorite chores are cleaning the bathtub and making beds. My least favorite chores are laundry and washing dishes.
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Cilla said...

I "like" Charlie's Soap on Facebook- cillastevens

Cilla said...

I follow Charlie's Soap on Twitter- cillastevens

Cilla said...

posted on Charlie's Soap Facebook Wall
http://www.facebook.com/charliesoap?v=wall#!/charliesoap?v=wall&story_fbid=493492444971&ref=mf
#1

Cilla said...

Posted on Charlie's Soap Facebook Wall #2
http://www.facebook.com/charliesoap?v=wall#!/charliesoap?v=wall&story_fbid=493492444971&ref=mf

Cilla said...

Posted on Charlie's Soap Facebook Wall #3
http://www.facebook.com/charliesoap?v=wall#!/charliesoap?v=wall&story_fbid=493492444971&ref=mf

Cilla said...

I follow you on GFC
chaoticcilla

Cilla said...

I like you on Facebook
cillastevens

Cilla said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs

Cilla said...

I have your button on my blog
down at the bottom with BB&B and MassHoleMommy
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Cilla said...

I have your button on my blog
down at the bottom with BB&B and MassHoleMommy
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#2

Cilla said...

I have your button on my blog
down at the bottom with BB&B and MassHoleMommy
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#3

Cilla said...

I am an email subscriber to your blog
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Cilla said...

email subscriber #2

Chelyeah said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23180269629

Chelyeah said...

Poppy tweet 1
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23180328625

Chelyeah said...

Poppy tweet 2
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23180328625

Chelyeah said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23263703960

Chelyeah said...

Poppy tweet 1.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23263786538

Chelyeah said...

Poppy tweet 2.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23263786538

DazzleMea said...

http://twitter.com/MegaFisch/status/23862796193

Melanie B said...

8/7 tweet

http://twitter.com/melbieaz/status/23886188649

Rebecca said...

Not to sound like a copy cat, but my 2 favorite chores are also laundry and cleaning the bathroom! I also like to steam mop! It feels good to know I'm killing all those nasty little germs :) I DO NOT however, enjoy picking up all the toys and trash (my children tend to forget we have wastebaskets in this house) that gets strewn all over the floors everyday. I'm also not too fond of doing the dishes. One chore I absolutely will not do is take out the trash because my dad always said girls don't take out the trash....he is really old fashioned when it comes to which chores men and women do/don't do. I don't agree with all of it but hey...if it get's me out of taking out the trash then so be it! LOL!

Rebecca said...

I like Charlie Soap on facebook
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Rebecca said...

I follow you on google friend connect
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Rebecca said...

I follow you on twitter as @sparkleglow
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Rebecca said...

I like you on facebook
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Rebecca said...

I follow you through networked blogs

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Rebecca said...

I subscribe to your blog through google reader

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entry 1

Rebecca said...

I subscribe to your blog through google reader

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Rebecca said...

I subscribe to your blog via email.

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I subscribe to your blog via email.

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DazzleMea said...

twittered: http://twitter.com/MegaFisch/status/23925710215

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Chelyeah said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23944616753

Chelyeah said...

Poppy tweet 1.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23944711924

Chelyeah said...

Poppy tweet 2.
https://twitter.com/Chelyea/status/23944711924

matt4melis said...

I love cooking (yum!) and taking out the trash (easy and fast). I hate cleaning the bathrooms and doing laundry.

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matt4melis said...

Like Charlie Soap on Facebook

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