2.08.2010

Charlie's Soap Review & Giveaway - closed



Call me crazy, but I am kind of obsessed with doing laundry lately. I have these little rituals and ways of doing things, especially with the diaper laundry. I am constantly looking for that one all natural detergent that's the best, and I think I might have finally found it. My love affair with Charlie's Soap has begun.

Charlie's Soap kindly sent me some products to test out. I got to try an 80 load bag of laundry powder, a 16 load bottle of laundry liquid, a bottle of their all purpose cleaner, and it all came with a green grocery tote.

I had been eyeing Charlie's Soap for quite some time. The first thing that drew me in was the packaging, it has a vintage feel and comes in a cute little drawstring bag. It almost makes me want to get  a whole slew of them to line up on the shelves next to my washer and dryer.



Charlie's Soap is safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable. It does NOT contain any lye, brighteners, whiteners, dyes, softeners, petroleum, or perfume. It is safe and effective for all fabrics, including silk, wool, cotton, linen, microfiber, and waterproof gear. 

I have been using both the Laundry Liquid and the Powder on all my laundry and I can truthfully say that I am impressed. My clothes are soft and clean, and my diapers do not stink, at all. Not one bit. They clean the heck out of everything all while being safe for my family and the earth. 

At $0.19 a load it's fairly priced for a really amazing , safe detergent. I highly recommend it!

Now, onto the all purpose cleaner. The first thing I tried this on was our wood kitchen counter. I try to wipe down the counter often with all natural cleaner so I was really surprised when I used the Charlie's cleaner and it wiped off a ton of dirtiness. It will clean things that you think are already clean. I proceeded to clean my bath tub, sinks, tv stand, coffee table, and pretty much whatever else I could wipe down. This stuff is fabulous!

So, in the end Charlie's Soap blew me away. I love it and I am hooked for life.





Buy It: Visit Charlie's Soap to purchase!


Win It: Charlie's Soap is generously giving one of our readers the same set that I got to try as a grand prize! One 80 load bag of laundry powder, a 16 load bottle of liquid laundry, a 17oz. bottle of all purpose cleaner, and a green grocery tote (valued at approx. $50).
That's not all! 5 readers will win a 5 wash sample of Charlie's Soap! That's enough to decide if you love it as much as I do! 

Mandatory Entry: Go to Charlie's Soap and tell me one thing you learned!

Additional Entries
(you must do the mandatory entry for additional entries to be valid. Please leave a comment for EACH additional entry, if it says you get 2 entries please leave 2 separate comments. Make sure you leave your email address!) 
 
Become a fan of Charlie's Soap on Facebook (1 entry)

Become a fan of Le Petit Owlet Blog on Facebook (It's a new page, not the old one! 1 entry)

Follow @lepetitowlet on Twitter (1 entry)

Subscribe to Le Petit Owlet by email via Feedburner (1 entry, Feedburner is on right sidebar)

Follow Le Petit Owlet publicly via Google Friend Connect (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway! Be sure to include @lepetitowlet and a link to the giveaway (2 tweets per day, must leave permalink for entries to be counted)

Blog about this giveaway (2 entries, leave a link to your blog)

Put one of my buttons on your blog (2 entries, leave a link so I can check!)

Comment on one of my other entries! (1 entry per post commented on)




Giveaway will end at 11:59pm CST on 3/5/10. Winners will be announced on 3/6/10

Good Luck! 



Disclaimer: I did not receive payment in any form for this review.
I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service.The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

Jessica

409 comments:

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Tracy said...

I learned that Charlie's Soap is biodegrageable, hypoallergenic and contains no perfume or petroleum products. Yay! Pick me!

Owen's Mom said...

I learned that you have to clean your machine because laundry additives cling to the machine too! Not just clothes.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom said...

I am a fan of Charlie's on facebook (andrea kruse)
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Owen's Mom said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook (andrea kruse)
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Owen's Mom said...

I follow you on twitter (notimeMom)
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Owen's Mom said...

I subscribe via email
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Owen's Mom said...

I follow you on google friend connect
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Owen's Mom said...

Your button is posted on my blog
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entry #1

Owen's Mom said...

Your button is posted on my blog
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entry #2

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet #1
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8827225317
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Idaho Jill said...

I learned there are 5 retail locations in my city! I thought I could only order on the 'net! I also learned "It may also be necessary to wash your garments a few times to remove old detergent residues from them."

Idaho Jill said...

tweet, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8827921350

Idaho Jill said...

fan of Charlie's Soap on Facebook - Idaho Jill, thanks

Idaho Jill said...

fan of Le Petit Owlet Blog on Facebook - Idaho Jill, thanks!

Idaho Jill said...

I Follow @lepetitowlet on Twitter - idahojill, thanks

Idaho Jill said...

I Follow Le Petit Owlet publicly via Google Friend Connect, thanks!

Idaho Jill said...

your button is on my sidebar, thanks!

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Idaho Jill said...

2-your button is on my sidebar, thanks!

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Idaho Jill said...

blogged here: http://contestsandgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/charlies-soap-giveaway-ends-35.html

thanks!

Idaho Jill said...

2-blogged here: http://contestsandgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/charlies-soap-giveaway-ends-35.html

thanks!

Idaho Jill said...

rt2, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8828537218

Nature Manipulated said...

I learned that with $200, Charlie and Ron officially started their little soap company.

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Nature Manipulated said...

I'm following your blog with Friend Connect.

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Nature Manipulated said...

I'm a fan of Le Petit Owlet on Facebook (Michelle S.)

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Tara said...

one thing I learned was that Charlie's Soap is biodegrageable

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Tara said...

Follow lepetitowlet on Twitter

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Tara said...

Follow Le Petit Owlet publicly

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Tara said...

tweet, http://twitter.com/curious_kitty/status/8836401990

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Sarah Halstead said...

I learned that it helps to improve the flame retardant properties on children's sleepwear.

Sarah Halstead said...

I follow Charlie's Soap on facebook.

Sarah Halstead said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook.

Sarah Halstead said...

I follow you on twitter. @lovinmylifeblog

Sarah Halstead said...

I subscribe via email.

Sarah Halstead said...

I follow publicly on google friend connect.

ashley said...

oh boy! i'd love to try out charlie's soap. i had no idea that you only need 1 T of soap per whole load! my email is: ashley.mccorkhill@gmail.com

ashley said...

i'm a fan (ashley meganck) of charlie's soap on facebook!

ashley said...

i'm a fan of le petit owlet on facebook (ashley meganck)! ashley.mccorhkill@gmail.com

ashley said...

i've got your button! http://happyfunlove.blogspot.com/

ashley said...

i commented on the baybeegee organic teething snake review.

ashley said...

ohhhh! i get two entries for putting your button on my blog! it's in the side bar on the right at the bottom and the title is another mama blog. http://happyfunlove.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I learned that they make an all purpose cleaner in addition to laundry soaps.

Jessica said...

I'm a FB Fan of Charlie's Soap

Jessica said...

I'm a FB Fan of Le Petit Owlet

Jessica said...

I follow le petit owlet on twitter

Jessica said...

I follow your blog in gfc

JCR18 said...

I learned that
Color-safe (oxygen) bleaches can also be used with Charlie's Soap, but chlorine bleaches are a bit more powerful and better disinfectants.

Might have to test that out:)

JCR18 said...

I am a fan of Charlie's on facebook Jenifer Robertson

JCR18 said...

I follow your blog publicly via google

JCR18 said...

I follow you on twitter
jcr408

JCR18 said...

I became a fan of your blog on Facebook Jenifer Robertson

lauren45@gmail.com said...

I learned that Charlie's Soap is GREAT for cloth diapers!!

lauren45@gmail.com said...

I also became a fan of Charlie's Soap on FB!

lauren45@gmail.com said...

I also became a fan of yours on FB!

Christi said...

I'm a fan of Charlie's soap on FB.

Christi said...

I learned that their other products can be used to clean just about anything!

Mamma Pie said...

I love it! I love that you can use it to clean everything, not just laundry. That's proof that it's a true "tool" for your home.
*want!!!!*

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8866719513

Ana B said...

I learned that regular detergents stick like glue to the washing machine drum!

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Ana B said...

Following you on Twitter (@EcoBlogz)

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Ana B said...

Fan of Charlie's Soap on FB

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Ana B said...

Your fan on FB

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Idaho Jill said...

rt2, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8875396095

Nature Manipulated said...

Daily tweet!

http://twitter.com/NMGiveaway/status/8877668939

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Erica said...

I've been eyeing Charlie's Soap for awhile too. I love the vintage-esque packaging! I checked out their site and learned that based on extensive research Charlie's soap will leave no irritating residue on clothes.

Erica said...

I'm a fan of Charlie's Soap on Facebook! (Erica Julien)

Erica said...

I'm a fan of your new facebook page! (Erica Julien)

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Erica said...

I follow you on Twitter (@EricaJulien)

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Erica said...

I am an email scriber via Feedburner

juxta.umino {at} gmail {dot} com

Erica said...

I follow you publicly via Google Friend Connect!

juxta.umino {at} gmail {dot} com

Audre said...

I learned that Charlie's soap isn't actually a soap!

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Audre said...

I'm a Fan of Charlie's soap on Face book!

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Audre said...

I' a Fan of Le Petit Owelet on Facebook!

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Audre said...

I Follow Le Petit Owelet Blog Publicly.

Audre said...

I grabbed your button!

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Angela V said...

People have also used the powdered soap in their dishwashers before. Crazy!!

angburt at hotmail dot com

Angela V said...

I'm a FB fan of Charlie's Soap!

angburt at hotmail dot com

Angela V said...

I'm a FB fan of Le Petit Owlet!

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Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8904086410

Crystal said...

I learned it's recommended to wash your clothes several times to completely remove all the old detergent residues to have completely clean clothes! I'm already a Charlie's Soap user, so I can't pass up an offer for a giveaway. I've already referred a couple people, I'm that fanatical about it. Plus, Charlie's Soap will give you a buy1 get 1 free coupon code for every referral. I LOVE THIS STUFF!! I'm super sensitive to scents, and this just makes your clothes fresh, fresh, fresh!

Mamma Pie said...

I follow you on twitter as @mammapie

Mamma Pie said...

I follow your blog through Google Friend connect as Mammapie :)
Just a quick Q: how much did you use of the Charlie's on a regular cleaning? Did it take a lot of cleaner or was it like with any other cleaner?

Mamma Pie said...

tweet!!
http://twitter.com/MammaPie/statuses/8911316280

Mamma Pie said...

I commented on "It's a boy!"

Mamma Pie said...

I commented on your Gdiaper review post!

Mamma Pie said...

I commented on "sweet knee giveaway/review!"

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8917804817

Melissa said...

i learned charlie's soap is residue free and will sanitized cloth diapers.

Melissa said...

i am a fan of charlie's soap on facebook :)

Heidi J said...

I learned that while Charlie's all purpose cleaner can be used to wash animals it's not generally recommended as you have to be very careful not to get it in their eyes.

Heidi J said...

I follow you on twitter.

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Heidi J said...

I have your blog button on my blog - chalcedonia.blogspot.com

#1

Heidi J said...

I have your blog button on my blog - chalcedonia.blogspot.com

#2

Heidi J said...

I'm a facebook fan of yours.

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Heidi J said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/8928763846

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Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #1
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8929007514
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

ThreadBeaur said...

I love charlies soap. I have not tried any of the other cleaning items they sell. But I learned on their website that Charlie's Soap degraded over 97% in soil in 28 days and is certified safe for use in small lakes and streams.
That is amazing, and I am so glad that a product that is so great for laundry can also be safe for the environment!
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ThreadBeaur said...

I follow you on twitter.

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ThreadBeaur said...

I also following with google friend connect!

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Nature Manipulated said...

Daily tweet!

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Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8965999326
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8969495254

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/8973495284

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Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #2
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8982285656
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/8984036983

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Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/8988778128

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9005461656

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9013121589
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9014287166

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9021605908

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9026611694
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9029210395

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Julia said...

i learned that detergent residues stick to your machine and clothing, ick!

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Julia said...

I am a le petite owlet facebook fan

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Julia said...

Follow le petite on google connect.

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Julia said...

I follow le petite owlet on twitter.

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Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #1
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9059481703
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9060002723

chalcedonia at gmail.com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9062068482

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #2
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9073023925
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9073113043

Nature Manipulated said...

Daily tweet!

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Idaho Jill said...

rt2, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9075062676

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9101090604

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #1
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9104001270
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9108626787

chalcedonia at gmail.com

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9109351351
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9112750131

Heidi J said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9125947156

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9140282986

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #1
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9150384584
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9150519898

Nature Manipulated said...

Daily tweet!

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Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9156950839

snowpeech said...

Didn't know you had to clean out the washing machine. Neat.

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9157806099

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #2
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9162433238
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9179826519

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9188816587

Owen's Mom said...

TWeet!
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9190313516
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9190361548

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9206198469

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #1
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9226355155
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9228392050

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #2
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9242267634
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9243035063

Heidi J said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9249868765

chalcedonia at gmail dot com

Bethany said...

I learned that they currently do not offer samples
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Bethany said...

Facebook Fan of Charlies soap
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Bethany said...

Facebook fan of LePetit Owlet
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Bethany said...

Following you on twitter
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Bethany said...

i follow through google friend connect
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Bethany said...

email subscriber
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Bethany said...

got your cute button
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Bethany said...

got your cute button 2
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Idaho Jill said...

rt2, thanks~ http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9258189661

remarker/fcffollower said...

I learned that Charlie's Soap has been tested on a Wide Variety of Soils with great results

remarker/fcffollower said...

tweeted here http://twitter.com/fcffollower/status/9261510949

Heidi J said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/chalcedonia/status/9287061051

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9289766286

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #1
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9290284758
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #2
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9295486558
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt2, thanks !
http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9300407660

Pearl said...

i learned that you have to clean out your washing machine if you've used detergents with brighteners or fabric softeners bc they stick.
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

fan of charlie's soap on fb
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Pearl said...

fan of your blog on fb

Pearl said...

following you on twitter
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Pearl said...

subbing via feedburner
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Pearl said...

following your blog publicly
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Pearl said...

http://twitter.com/pearlho/status/9339281464
pearlho81 at gmail

Pearl said...

commented on baby blanket giveaway
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Pearl said...

http://www.lepetitowlet.com/2010/02/charlies-soap-review-giveaway.html

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9344891279

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #1
https://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9347046226
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9352750093

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #2
https://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9354078929
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9390767699

Nature Manipulated said...

Daily tweet!

http://twitter.com/NMGiveaway/status/9397256838

naturemanipulated AT hotmail DOT com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9399983885

Owen's Mom said...

Daily tweet #1
https://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9406398207
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
https://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9417222840
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom said...

Tweet!
https://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/9431482919
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9437144610

MommyMonkey said...

I learned that you can use Charlie's Soap in an HE washer...which is great because that is what I have and was worried I wouldn't be able to find a lot of products to use to wash cloth diapers when I begin in May.

MommyMonkey said...

Became a fan of Charlie's Soap on Facebook

MommyMonkey said...

I am a fan of Le Petit Owlet Blog on Facebook (Debbie Sullivan Gorlewski)

MommyMonkey said...

I follow lepetitowlet on Twitter.
@MSU_MOM_TO_2

MommyMonkey said...

I subscribe to Le Petit Owlet by email (sully_debbie11 AT msn DOT com)

MommyMonkey said...

I follow Le Petit Owlet publicly via Google Friend Connect

MommyMonkey said...

Tweeted about the giveaway
http://twitter.com/MSU_MOM_TO_2/status/9441014922

MommyMonkey said...

Put your button on my blog, entry #1
http://proudestmonkeymommy.blogspot.com/p/links.html

MommyMonkey said...

Put your button on my blog, entry #2
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Idaho Jill said...

rt, thanks! http://twitter.com/idahojill/status/9446283121

Lindsay said...

I learned that there are several places nearby where I can by it!
lindsayerincook@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I learned that Charlie's Soap is completely water soluble, so it needs very little water to dissolve it completely.
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I follow Le Petit Owlet on Twitter via @WendyLoreen
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I subscribe to your blog via feedburner...
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect...
ott.wendy@gmail.com

WendyOtt said...

@WendyLoreen tweeted about this contest...
http://twitter.com/WendyLoreen/status/9454240287
ott.wendy@gmail.com

Mama Zapatista said...

I learned that Charlie's Soap is made with a unique blend of biodegradable coconut-based detergents and high-grade, completely soluble, Green River washing soda.
schicana19 at gmail dot com

Mama Zapatista said...

I am a charlies soap fb fan.
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