Switching To Natural Detergent


Natural Laundry Detergent vs. “Regular” Laundry Detergent

If you’re like a lot of people, you still use your mom’s brand of laundry detergent, which she used because of her mom! Our mothers and grandmothers didn’t have much of a choice when it came to laundry detergent, but today the options seem limitless. Should you stick with the brand you were raised on, or should you go natural?

If you’re considering switching to natural laundry detergent, you need to understand everything you’ll be missing. With an all-natural brand like Charlie’s Soap, you won’t find any additives. That means no smelling agents, no brighteners, no fabric softeners, no unnecessary chemicals. But why does that matter?

On the surface, additives like brighteners, softeners, and perfumes seem like a great idea. Why wouldn’t someone want brightly-colored clothes that smell good and feel soft? The problem is that additives make your clothes look and feel so good because they’re chemicals. Instead of washing away in the rinse cycle, additives are designed to defy the laws of physics and linger in the fibers of your clothing.

Natural detergents are different. The ingredients in Charlie’s Soap are designed to leverage the power of water to get your clothes as clean as possible. Charlie’s Soap lifts dirt out of fabrics, suspending them in water so they can wash clean away in the rinse cycle.

All-Natural Ingredients = All-Natural Products

By going all-natural with your laundry detergent, you’re doing the earth a favor. Charlie’s Soap uses only biodegradable and all-natural mineral ingredients in our formulas. The active ingredients in our laundry detergents and cleaners are vegetable-based: 100% derived from plants.

Top 6 Reasons to Choose Charlie’s All-Natural Laundry Detergent

  1. Green Ingredients – Our products are biodegradable and contain natural mineral products.
  2. Cleanest Clothes – You won’t find a better way to get your clothes clean. Period.
  3. Hypoallergenic – Safe. Non-Toxic. Gentle on the skin. It’s as simple as that.
  4. No Animal Testing – We would never even THINK of it. Yikes!
  5. No Extras – Rinses completely, leaving nothing behind but the sweet smell of clean.
  6. Earth-Friendly – Rest assured that you’re treating Mother Earth right.

Common Questions About Switching to All-Natural Laundry Detergents

  1.     What should someone expect when switching to Charlie’s Soap?

There are lots of things to look forward to! You can expect your clothes to come out without a smell. You can expect our detergents to clean your machine along with your clothes. And most importantly of all, you can expect your clothes to come out cleaner than ever.

  1.     Why do my clothes smell different?

New customers are surprised when their laundry no longer has a scent. This is a good thing! The ‘clean’ smell in most detergents is usually just a chemical agent which smells nice – and that’s about it. That clean smell is often masking odors rather than removing them.

  1.     Should I add a fabric softener to the wash?

At Charlie’s Soap, we advise against adding anything else to a load of laundry, as extra chemicals can ultimately do more to hurt than help.

  1.     Will an all-natural detergent irritate sensitive skin?

In most cases, no. Reactions to “regular” laundry detergent are generally due to perfumes, dyes, and additives that are designed to linger in fabrics. Since Charlie’s Soap contains no additives, you can expect our detergent to be gentle on skin.