Stinky diapers, repelling fleece, skin reactions to commercial detergents, questionable chemicals on your diapers and in the environment? Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder is a revolutionary approach to caring for cloth diapers. It does not cover up odors and stains with scents and brighteners - it really cleans and then rinses away completely. It is made with a unique blend of biodegradable detergents and high-grade, completely soluble, Green River washing soda.
Charlie's has created quite a buzz in the cloth diapering world. It seems to be solving stink issues, repelling issues, and not-quite-clean issues for people with top loaders or front loaders, soft water or hard water, cold or hot washes, prefolds or pockets.
Biodegradable: To qualify as biodegradable, a substance must be 80% degraded in 28 days. Charlie's Soap degraded over 97% in soil in 28 days. It is even certified safe for use directly in small lakes and streams (so go ahead and take it camping with you!)
Hypoallergenic: Charlie's soap was found by the Clemson University School of Textile Science to leave no irritating residues during their test for rinsability. This test was performed with 100% cotton cloth diapers. Poor rinsability was indicated by a weight gain after controlled washing and drying. Diapers washed in Tide Liquid (at recommended levels) gained nearly 2% in weight after only 8 washings. Those washed in Charlie's Soap (at recommended levels and 4 times recommended levels) gained no measurable weight at all, showing that no residues were left behind.