Gone Green for the Holidays: Charlie’s Soap Review

4 Dec

Being a mom, I am always finding ways to improve my child’s life and give him the healthiest and safest living environment. I want him to grow up in a world where he’ll get to enjoy all the good things life has to offer. That’s why in all the products I use, I make sure they are all baby-safe and eco-friendly. We easily over-look small things such as using eco-friendly laundry detergents. Detergents can easily pollute our water resources, which is why it’s is very important to choose one that won’t have any damaging effects on the environment.

The good news? We now have Charlie’s Soap! A safe, non-toxic, biodegradable soap that’s safe for babies, hypoallergenic, and best of all- ECONOMICAL! 
Charlie’s Soap is an American brand that has been around since 1976. Their products are all made with coconut oil base and contain pure, highest grade, completely soluble, Green River, WY soda ash (washing soda). Their soap formulas have been fully tested for non-toxicity (Duke University) and biodegradability (Japan Food Research Labs) and effectiveness (SGS US Testing Labs).
The Review:
The soap doesn’t smell like anything. It simply smells clean- no fragrance, no chemical smell, just a pure, very clean, smell. The jar contains a green scooper, which measures about a tablespoon of powdered soap. I loaded up a full washload into my machine (65L) and used only a scoop, as written on the instructions, for the entire load. Since it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals like borax, etc, it’s not bubbly/foamy. After washing and drying, the clothes were indeed cleaner and weeks old stains were gone. With it’s eco-friendliness and at 650 for 1.2 kg jar for 80 washloads, which goes a long way since you only need 1 scoop per ful load or 1/2 scoop for hand-washing, At only P8.13 for a full load and P4.06 for a light load, Charlie’s Soap will definitely be a staple in my home! Another good news is I will be including Charlie’s Soap on my New Online Shop! 
Charlie’s Soap is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Green360 Trading, owned by Mr. and Mrs.William Chan. who also distributes Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers in the Philippines. Green360 Trading started in 2007 when the couple decided to open a laundry business that uses biodegradable detergent, as a way of doing their part in preserving the environment. They found Charlie’s Soap which had great reviews and decided to carry it since. They also tested it on their baby’s clothes, which didn’t cause any  harsh, allergic reaction thus, they also launched it as a baby’s soap.
According to Mr. Chan, they believe in Charlie’s Soap because, “It is an all-natural detergent that is definitely safe, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. It is made of coconut-based ingredients and does not have any perfumes (unscented). It just leaves a wonderfully clean smell after laundry, without any scent. It won’t mask unnecessary smell so you know that your clothes are really clean. Plus, since you only need one scoop to wash a full load of clothes in a machine. Sometimes for baby clothes or diapers, you only need half a scoop of the detergent. So it is definitely economical.”

Because Christmas is a time of giving and sharing our blessings, our very generous friends from Green360 Trading kicks of our Christmas Countdown Giveaway with 2 Jars of Charlie’s Soap! Just follow the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below to join.

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37 Responses to “Gone Green for the Holidays: Charlie’s Soap Review”

  1. HenrysMom December 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Hi! We “go green” by avoiding using plastic bags as much as we can. We bring a reusable bag when we go to the grocery.

    Ditas Chu
    ditas[at]henrysmom[dot]com

  2. Vanessa Rose Palacio December 5, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    I do “Go Green” in my daily tasks through CLAYGO — Clean As You Go!

    Vanessa Rose Palacio
    rose_sweetangel10@yahoo.com

  3. April Manuel December 5, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    We “go green” by instilling on ourselves the discipline of not throwing trash everywhere. We also limit the use of plastics and as much as possible to try to conserve energy and save water.

    April F. Manuel
    oneaprilshower@gmail.com

  4. sassygirl19 December 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    I Go Green by keeping used plastic bags for future use.

    Sally Abella-Yu
    sally_0823@yahoo.com

  5. Zhiel Doria December 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    i go green by using cloth diapers and cloth wipes on my baby, less trash by not using disposables

  6. Zhiel Doria December 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    i go green by using cloth diapers and wipes

  7. Moomy Glaiza December 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    I go green by always having an eco-bag wherever I go. 🙂

    Glaiza Tominio
    glaizatominio@yahoo.com

  8. Moomy Glaiza December 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    I “go green” by bringing a reusable bag with me everywhere I go. 🙂

    Glaiza Tominio
    glaizatominio@yahoo.com

  9. mariz dela cruz December 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    I go green by using cloth bags everytime i shop.

    Mariz dela cruz
    mariz108629@yahoo.com

  10. jengkie December 5, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    I go green by using cloth bags when shopping and avoiding using plastic. Hopefully when i give birth we can do full time cloth diapering.

    Jennifer bringas
    jenbaradas@yahoo.com

  11. Adventures on Planet Mom December 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    i go green by always bringing an ecobag with me. and I have slowly transitioned into using cloth diapers for my son.

    krystyna quimpo
    kimps08@gmail.com

  12. sherry ann gole cruz December 6, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    i go green by using cloth bags whenever i go to the mall or i reuse plastic bags…

  13. sherry ann gole cruz December 6, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    i go green by using cloth bag whenever i go the mall or i reuse plastic bags.

    sherry ann gole cruz
    khryza1022@yahoo.com

  14. Edel Obiena December 6, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    I go green by using modern cloth diapers instead of using a disposable. I also use cloth bags instead of plastic bags.

  15. Edel Obiena December 6, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    I go green by using modern cloth diapers instead of disposables. I also use cloth bags.

    edel leonsua
    atty.edel@yahoo.com

  16. Jorie December 6, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I go green by using reusable snack and sandwich bags.

    Jorie Rogers
    mmdoherty1980@yahoo.com

  17. ning llorin December 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    I “go greem” by using cloth diapers and not using plastic bags.

  18. sara mcmullen December 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I go green by not using plastic bags and recycling everything.

  19. sara mcmullen December 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I go green by not using plastic bags and recycling everything.

  20. Alex Pakula December 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    we compost and recycle as much as possible.

  21. mediaworm December 7, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    95 % of the stuff we use is recycled and we only use one garbage bag every 4-5 weeks

  22. YennySweeps December 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I go green by recycling and unplugging my chargers when i'm not using them

    Yenny
    yennysweeps@gmail.com

  23. Istin December 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    I go green by doing the BYOB campaign and we don't throw our plastic bottles and tin cans. We sell it and sometimes exchange it for an item.

    Maria Christina Gumatay
    istin_21@yahoo.com

  24. Liv Reyes December 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    i always bring with me an eco bag for shopping
    and also my son uses cloth diapers 🙂

    liv reyes
    livtela@gmail.com

  25. Liv Reyes December 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    i use ecobags everytime i shop and my son uses cloth diapers

    liv reyes
    livtela@gmail.com

  26. Edna December 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    I “go green” by using cloth diapers for my baby and bringing ecobag with me always.

    Edna Dela Carsada
    erdelacarsada_04@yahoo.com

  27. gayle sy December 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    I always bring an eco bag whenever I go shopping.
    Abigail sy
    abigail(dot)sy(at)chartisphils(dot)com

  28. Deal Bunny December 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    we try to use green bath and body products, as well as dish and clothes washing products. Also use and buy things from “green companies”

    dealbunny20@(gmail)dot(com)

  29. Narissa Maquera December 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    My Family and I 'GO GREEN' by always segregating our trash. We also use peelings of fruits and vegetables as fertilizer to our mini garden.We also trade used plastic bottles, old news papers and magazines and cans. 🙂

    Narissa G. Maquera
    eingelish@yahoo.com

  30. Narissa Maquera December 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    My Family and I 'GO GREEN' by always segregating our trash. We also use peelings of fruits and vegetables as fertilizer to our mini garden.We also trade used plastic bottles, old news papers and magazines and cans. 🙂

    Narissa G. Maquera
    eingelish@yahoo.com

  31. Narissa Maquera December 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    My Family and I 'GO GREEN' by always segregating our trash. We use peelings of fruits and vegetables as fertilizer to our mini garden.We also trade used plastic bottles, old news papers and magazines and cans 🙂

    Narissa G. Maquera
    eingelish@yahoo.com

  32. vee fernandez December 13, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I go green by segregating our garbage at home and by using ECO bag.

    Olivia Fernandez
    raven_zyle@yahoo.com

  33. cai presby December 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I go green by not using chemicals in my daily living. We all know that this chemicals has harmful effects in our environment so we should be all aware about this matter for it will affect the next gen.

    Ruth P. Calsada
    ruth_presbitero@yahoo.com

  34. Anna Verdeflor-Ayao December 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Use Internet for managing your daily activities instead of printing your tasks on paper.

    Anna Ayao
    jhaypheeannaisha@gmail.com

  35. Judith Albius December 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    We “go green” by avoiding using plastics .

    JUDITH SOLOMON ALBIUS
    judithalbius01@gmail.com

  36. maelucero December 16, 2012 at 2:31 am #

    I “Go Green” by using eco bag everytime i go for grocery and shopping.

    maelucero
    radz_ps@yahoo.com

  37. rhodora dacanay December 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    hi p o we go Green by segregating non bio and biodegradable trash!!

    rhodora dacanay
    rhodadacanay22@yahoo.com

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