I am a Charlie's Soap convert
Like most families, we produce a gargantuan amount of dirty clothing, so laundry is a major part of every week. I'm up for anything that makes the process easier without filling the environment with more chemicals and phosphates. So, I read Busy Mom's post about Charlie's Soap with interest. Eerily, not long after, I got a note from the clairvoyant and friendly folks at Charlie's offering to send me a sample.
I've since tried both the All-Purpose Cleaner and (now that I finally finished my massive Costco box of Tide) the Laundry Powder. Let me tell you, this stuff is fantastic. The All-Purpose Cleaner made short work of a stain on an unwashable heirloom woolen rug (it was vomit, if you must know, and not only did the stain come up easily, the smell disappeared, too). Shiny'd-up a gungy sponge holder in my sink that nothing else had been able to clean. Removed a few stray mildew stains in the tub. A dozen other uses I can think of but haven't yet tried.
The Laundry Powder works as well as or better than any major brand I've tried, as all-natural and environmentally friendly, and costs 4 cents less per load than Tide (based on the price at Amazon Grocery). Plus, I find that I don't need fabric softener when I use Charlie's.
Great stuff. Check it out.