Natural Laundry Powder Detergent

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4.93 out of 5 based on 40 customer ratings
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Concentrated powder, no residue ever


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Powder Detergent

Concentrated powder, no residue ever

Laundry detergent doesn’t just come in liquid form. Charlie’s Soap all-natural powder detergent makes sure your clothes and fabrics come clean, with ZERO powdery residue. Yes, even in your HE washer!

At Charlie’s Soap, we believe that less is more. It’s better for your clothes, your wallet, and the environment. But less detergent doesn’t mean less clean. It means NO built-up residue that’s typically left behind by other liquid and powder laundry detergents. With our solutions, all that’s left behind are clothes and fabrics that are soft, fresh, and incredibly clean.

Our commitment to you and the Earth also means using ingredients that are safe to use, and fragrance-free. We are committed to creating liquid and powder laundry detergent that is naturally derived and environmentally friendly. That’s a deep (and green) clean you can feel really, really good about.

HE Washer Tips

Many HE washers really are efficient at cleaning with less water than traditional top-loading washers. Charlie’s Soap is perfect for them. However, some HE machines are inefficient with their use of lower levels of water and thus need a little help. Leave your washer on the Heavy Soil setting for extra agitation. Consider adding soft, plastic, knobby dryer balls to restore some agitation.

If your washer rarely uses enough water, use the Bulky cycle or add a wet towel to the wash.  Add Charlie’s Soap for Laundry directly to the clothes when possible. Be sure that the washer doesn’t drain the drum before starting its cycle, though.

Double rinse.

Pro Tip: With all front loaders, leave the door open to prevent odor.

Customer Questions


Both Powder and Liquid detergents were formulated for HE (High Efficiency) washers.  The surfactants (cleaning agents) in both are the same.

The main difference is that the powder has a drying agent used to form the powder flakes and prevent clumping, while the liquid has water added.

Both are designed to rinse totally clear and are safe for use for the whole family.


Most modern washing machines were built with liquid detergents in mind when the dispensers were designed.  Water flow through some dispensers may not be adequate enough to dissolve the powder, and you could end up with undissolved clumps in the dispenser or your laundry.  By adding the detergent to the machine’s drum before adding your laundry, you’ll give the water a better chance to dissolve the detergent completely.

Of course, if you choose to use your dispenser for the powder detergent and don’t see evidence of clumping, feel free to continue doing so.


For best results, we recommend using the laundry powder and the oxygen bleach, and/or the booster simultaneously.  Oxygen Bleach and Booster are meant to be laundry support items and work best when used with the detergent.


Charlie’s Soap contains no bleach and is designed to wash totally clear, but in some instances, you might see residual soap if your machine didn’t have sufficient water in the wash and rinse cycle.

If you see spots or splotches, try these tips.

     – Push clothes to the wall of agitator-less top loaders. 

     – Use the heavy soil setting. 

     – Add detergent to drum first. 

     – Add one piece already wet.

     – Plastic dryer balls can add agitation. 

     – Leave the door open afterward. 

Customers' review

Rated 4.93 out of 5 stars
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40 reviews for Natural Laundry Powder Detergent

  1. 5 out of 5

    Love it! I have been looking for a locally produced laundry detergent for years. Charlie's Soap is amazing and from my home state. It works well and has no build-up on our clothes. We love it!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Great Laundry Soap We've been using this soap for a few years now and love it. It lasts forever because you need so little for a load and is much better for the environment. We have a front-loading washer and two kids, so... I'm also glad to buy directly instead of having to go through Amazon. Thanks!

  3. 5 out of 5

    great!!! We got this for our daughters cloth diapers an quickly changed to using it for all of our laundry-- the best switch!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Great product I bit pricey but worth it. We have tried other brands but Charlie's Soap Laundry Detergent and Booster have been by far the best in keeping our clothes clean and odor free time after time.

  5. 5 out of 5

    I love Charlie's Soap! Great Price, great for the environment! My clothes are left clean and without stinky perfumes. I also love it isn't full of fillers that will clog up my front loading washer.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Suggest you have to try!! When I visited US, I buy Charles Soap every year. This time I use web store, before I departure to US I issue the order. It is complete different experience compare to others, I even use it to clean my auto shaver which is much better than Panasonic shaver cleaner. U should try it anyway.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Best Natural Laundry Soap on the Market Love these amazing natural products!

  8. 5 out of 5

    You have to use. I learn Charlie's soap from the distributor of Speed Queen, which is really interesting laundry powder, I even use it to clean my electrical shaving which is much better than normal shaving cleanning kit, I would suggest anything will contact your skin, can use it to clean, it is really good.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Super stuff! Cleans very well, low suds, soft clothes, no synthetic perfume. Hard to believe such a little amount cleans a whole load

  10. 5 out of 5

    Household essential I've been using Charlie's soap for over ten years now, since I had my first baby. Affordable, simple and gets my clothes clean! What more can you ask for? I used to get from amazon but I'm trying not to support them these days so its good that Charlie's soap ships directly. And in bulk1

  11. 5 out of 5

    Love It! I love Charlie's laundry powder! Clothes come out clean and soft and no fragrance. No skin irritation. So glad I found Charlie's!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Simply The Best All of the ease and convenience of a store bought detergent with all the ingredients you'd use in a home made detergent. Good for my clothes, washer, skin, and waste water. Every sprinkle of this is useful, no fillers or perfumes to waste your money on. I can't imagine using anything else, this is simply the best everyday detergent you can buy.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Great Product Cleans really well, and the clothes smell fresh. My husband no longer gets rashes on his back and sides.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Great Laundry Powder I have been using Charlie’s Launder Powder for at least 12 years. It really cleans anything you wash!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Have used for years. Glad we can buy in 8lb bags We have used Charlie's for years. So happy to be able to but in a larger bag

  16. 5 out of 5

    Great Buy My daughter and her husband, parents of 6 children under 12 got me started on Charlie's Soap. It works great for them and has for me as well. Great for those with allergies! Easy on the pocketbook too.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Hypo Allergenic and works great I've been using this product for years and I'm very pleased with it. Other products leave me with a rash or itchy skin, but not Charlie's. It gets the clothes nice and clean too. I've very pleased with it!

  18. 3 out of 5

    Styrofoam packaging I’m not happy with the use of styrofoam in the packaging

  19. 5 out of 5

    Less Waste Same Great Soap It's great to be able to get this great detergent in bulk. Less waste and less worry about running out. We've been using it for years and love it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Five Bright Stars! I have been a loyal Charlie's Soap customer for years. Charlie Soap does a tremendous job, Let me give you an example: my husband had a gungy baseball hat he used for yard work. I soaked it for a time in a bucketful of warm water and a smidgeon of Charlie's Soap. The cap came out as good as new. He could not believe it. I am also happy that Charlie's, while being effective, is also good for the e3nvironment.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Charlie's laundry soap Have been using this product for years and find it more than satisfactory

  22. 5 out of 5

    Forever Fan I have been using Charlie's Soap for over 10 years, after searching for a safe laundry detergent to wash cloth diapers. Not only did it work so well for the diapers, but I have continued to wash my family's laundry with confidence knowing that my clothes are actually clean while not hurting the environment. We have very hard water, and adding the booster to the mix makes it work wonderfully. I am a forever fan of Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder!

  23. 5 out of 5

    siply works Nothing fancy, just hard working soap doing what it is supposed to do, clean my dirty work clothes.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Great Soap I wanted a soap that would clean my clothes and leave a fresh smell like clothesline fresh. And the scent is exactly just that-simply clean! No fluff or foo-foo! Thanks Charlie’s Soap! Please continue to make more! It’s a keeper in my household!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder: GOAT CS laundry soap is the best, doesn't smell like anything but clean, and is non-toxic. Price per lb cannot be beat. Why would you use anything else?

  26. 5 out of 5

    Love this laundry powder I've been using the liquid or powdered version of this laundry detergent for quite a long time. I think at least seven or eight years. I love it!

  27. 5 out of 5

    The Best We’ve been using Charlie’s Soap for years to wash clothes and for general purpose cleaning. It’s one of our favorite products tbh. I’m happy to be able to buy it in bulk online, direct from the company. It shipped very quickly and was priced well. Will definitely be purchasing here again.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Natural Laundry Powder 300 Loads (8 LB,1 Pack A friend of ours recommended Charlies Natural Laundry Powder several years ago. We have used it ever since and find that it is everything Carlie's advertises. I purchased two of these packs, one for our use and the other as a Christmas gift to our friend. Thinking this is a most appropriate way to say "thank you".

  29. 5 out of 5

    Love this soap I have been using this soap since my baby was born and now we use it for all family clothes. Love that there is no chemical smell and no bad components !

  30. 5 out of 5

    Soap Charlies natural laundry soap cleans great. My family has skin problems so that why we started using this soap for over six years. My daughter now uses it for her family's laundry. Highly recommend this product.

  31. 4 out of 5

    Saved my machine This soap is great for your machine and your clothes! I have been using this laundry powder for years. There is no flowery scent on the clothes and they are very clean. I have two teenage boys, and for their tough stains I mix Charlie's Soap with Oxiclean and let the clothes soak. Works great. When I recently ran out of Charlie's soap, I was forced to use another big name brand. Within a few washes, my machine was giving off a really offensive know what I am talking about. After I received my new supply of Charlie's Soap, the smell has disappeared. I love this stuff. I will never go back. The only reason I did not give this five stars is that it is not available in my local grocery store.

  32. 5 out of 5

    Great laundry soap Great product, we have been using it for over a decade. Buy directly from the website, fast shipping. Added bonus of supporting a company instead of Amazon!

  33. 5 out of 5

    Fast and Accurate Service We were rapidly running out of Charlies Soap. Since we started using Charlies Soap about 40 years ago, it was important to us to have a rapid delivery. Our order was submitted and within 2 days, it was delivered to our doorstep by Fed-Ex. This was extremely fast considering it didn't start within a few miles of where we live. A previous order from Charlies Soap for smaller container was shipped USPS Express Delivery and it took almost 8 days to arrive. Keep up the great delivery service and we'll continue using Charlies Soap, It takes so little soap per load, it's well worth waiting for.

  34. 5 out of 5

    Excellent laundry products We have been using Charlie's Soap for about 2 years now and are extremely happy with the laundry powder and oxygen bleach. Initially, we bought it at Ingles Markets or Kroger, but the nearest Ingles store is 25 miles away and the supply at Kroger is spotty. Also, Kroger only carries the small bags. I ordered the 8 lb bag online and won't have to worry that Kroger won't have it next time I need it. Thanks for creating this excellent product and for making it available online.

  35. 5 out of 5

    Great natural detergent This detergent cleans very well without any harsh additives. I like it much better than Biokleen detergent because it doesn't fade my clothes. Reasonably priced as well!

  36. 5 out of 5

    Perfect Washday Charlie's Soap is the best thing to happen to my wash day(s). I've been using the soap and bleach for years. My family's clothes have been perfect ever since.

  37. 5 out of 5

    My favorite laundry soap!! I have tried A LOT of natural laundry products but Charlie’s is the best. I am sensitive to fragrance and have cloth diapered 2 babies, so I have tried everything, including soap nuts and making my own soap. What puts Charlie’s at the top of my list?. It comes in a tiny bag that takes up almost no space in the laundry room, is light to carry, and there is very little waste. It gets my clothes really clean, and I have really dirty kids. It is safe for the environment. The price is great and I can get it at my local Kroger. Charlie’s beats everything thing I’ve tried. Buy some. You won’t regret it! (P.S. I am getting nothing out of this review. I love the environment and am happy to spread the word!)

  38. 5 out of 5

    Love it Great product

  39. 5 out of 5

    I was skeptical but I bought the 50 loads size bag in my local Kroger, and I was pretty skeptical that such a small quantity would actually clean my clothes, but I'm a convert. I've been looking for an environmentally friendly detergent for years, but they're usually crazy expensive, so the price is friend too!

  40. 5 out of 5

    Believer! Love your products have been using them for about 5 years. So happy to be able to buy them direct now! Excited to try the bleach and stain remover too!

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