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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I just got some Charlie's Soap in the mail. How much do you use for diapers?

Thanks.
post #2 of 23
:

I just got some, too. Is yours liquid or powder?
post #3 of 23
I have the powder. I started with one scoop and have since moved up to three scoops in my front loader. They just weren't getting clean with less than that. I'd start with one per load and move up if you feel like they aren't getting clean.
post #4 of 23
I use one and a half tablespoons in a regular washing machine. H was getting terrible rashes, though. After talking with the owner of Green Mountain Diapers, I realized they needed an extra rinse. Just because Charlie's is supposed to rinse out completely when it's gone, it does need a good rinse to get there.

Good luck!
post #5 of 23
2 scoops in my FL
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
post #7 of 23
Hmmmm...I only use 1/2 scoop, with two rinses and mine are totally clean and odor-free. I do not have a front loader.
post #8 of 23
I only used a tiny bit and my DS broke out in a fiery red rash. :-(. Just a note of caution. And I always do an extra rinse following CD washes.
post #9 of 23
I wanted to love Charlie's but it gave dd terrible, terrible rashes with multiple rinses. It works great for some and not for others. I hope it works for you but please keep this in mind if you end up faced with a red bum.
post #10 of 23
I used it tonight and did a scoop in with the wash. No rashes yet... I'm hoping that I'll love it.

What is the reason that it causes all the rashes? It is too common...
post #11 of 23
I use it with excellent results. I have the liquid and I use about 2 spoonfuls in my HE front loader. It gets my diapers really clean and we've not had any rash or irritation problems. I love that it's so much better for the environment, and I spend way less because you use so little.
post #12 of 23
I use the powder. I usually using a heaping scoop (tbsp) in my top loader. Works great and no rashes for us.
post #13 of 23
Right now we only have about 10 dipes, so it's a small load - we use about 1/2 scoop for our front loader Oh, and we do an extra rinse, too!
post #14 of 23

no commercial, just problem solving

Howdy all,

Taylor from Charlie's Soap here. Since I can't go into a diatribe here without it looking like a commercial, I invite any and all mothers with questions/concerns to call our office. I have researched and found 4 common things that get skipped when people use Charlie's with diapers. I'd rather *solve* problems than *create* new ones. I'm sure we can solve them.

We're off today (on my way to see Clemson try to beat up on South Carolina!), but I'll be back in the office on Monday after Thanksgiving.

Taylor
post #15 of 23
ctaylor i tried to send you a pm but your mailbox is full!
post #16 of 23
ONE TABLESPOON....THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT

Not 3 times the amount and not HALF the amount... (that's why those people had issues)...too little and the dipes aren't clean, too much and they will react to all the left over detergent in the dipes. You have to remember this is formulated with out all the additives and fillers as other detergents you don't NEED the same amount that other powders do.

I wash on cold, spray the poopy dipes with bacout (which gets out ALL the stains, and removes all of the soil and residues from the poop), a few tblsp vinegar in the rinse and and extra rinse cycle. The only rash my son has had was a reaction to suede cloth (going to get rid of that dipe). Otherwise he's perfect and our dipes are perfect. and I have a frontloader.

I highly recommend bacout to complete your wash routine, it is amazing stuff...my dipes have never been cleaner!!
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by CtaylorS_3 View Post
Howdy all,

Taylor from Charlie's Soap here. Since I can't go into a diatribe here without it looking like a commercial, I invite any and all mothers with questions/concerns to call our office. I have researched and found 4 common things that get skipped when people use Charlie's with diapers. I'd rather *solve* problems than *create* new ones. I'm sure we can solve them.

We're off today (on my way to see Clemson try to beat up on South Carolina!), but I'll be back in the office on Monday after Thanksgiving.

Taylor
Could you please post here the recommended way to wash cloth diapers with Charlie's and any usual variations or additions?

I am most curious about hard water and a top loader and then again hard water and a front loader. Pretty please? :

I wouldn't consider it a commercial, more a public service.
post #18 of 23
here here! i would love a posting of th recomended usage for dipes! we love our Charlie's by the way. no rashes, no smell. we're going to get some for my in-laws for x-mas...
post #19 of 23
We have been using Charlie's for about a year and love it. We use the recommended amount. I also think that is important. We use a little bac out in the rinse. The first wash is with the soap/bac out on cold/cold. Then we run a hot/cold wash without any soap. Our diapers always come out clean and have not caused problems. We have a top loader and I use the electric dryer.
post #20 of 23

not a problem

I'll have to do it Monday or Tuesday as I'm only in this evening for like 5 minutes. But I'll put it out then. Thanks, guys. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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