Charlie's Soap Laundry Pre-Spray 500ml


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Charlie’s Soap Laundry Pre-Spray is strong enough to power through just about any stain, yet it’s gentle enough to use on any fabric. And the best part is you don’t have to hold your nose or harm the planet in the process.

  •  Safe for all washables
  • Great on red wine and all types of other stubborn stains like grease, grass, blood, tar, mustard, mildew stain, pine sap, poop and much more.
  • Will not fade or damage clothes
  • Spray it on and let it sit for as long as you want, even overnight!
  • Biodegradable, non-toxic and safer for the environment
  • Hypoallergenic


Just watch it work!!

  1. Apply the Pre-Spray to the stain
  2. Rub it in, and let it sit.  It’s okay to let it dry. Allow the Pre-Spray to sit on the stain and penetrate into the fibers -at least 30 minutes.
  3. Before washing with Charlie’s Soap for Laundry, re-wet the stain with Pre-Spray.
  4. Wash with Charlie’s Soap Laundry Liquid or Powder.
  5. Repeat if necessary.  Follow your garment's care instructions.

Charlie’s Soap was made to gently remove stains, not blast them off. Charlie’s Soap will NOT damage your clothes if it is allowed to dry, so you can spray it and leave it until laundry day if you have to.

Charlie’s Soap will separate the stain from the clothes, causing the stain to spread. This is good. It means the stain will come out in the wash.



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Is Charlie's Soap a "detergent"or a real "soap?"

Charlie's Soap is a blend of natural-based surfactants (detergents) derived from coconut and mineral oils, salts and water (Laundry Liquid) or pure washing soda (Laundry Powder).

Real soaps are made from heating a variety of oils treated with caustic soda (lye) or pot ash.  Real soaps do not bind to water very well and thus have a tendency to leave a residue.

There is a good reason that it is called Charlie's Soap and not Charlie's Detergent. Almost 40 years ago, the product was first created for the textile industry. It worked so well that workers in the plants started stealing it. Everyone in the textile plants knew Charlie Sutherland, Sr. They started calling it Charlie's "soap," not knowing the chemical difference between soaps and detergents. Charlie Sutherland, Jr. actually created the product, but it's not his name on the bottle.

After years of trying to name the product everything under the sun, the name "Charlie's Soap" just stuck.

Does Charlie’s Soap test on animals?

We have not performed any in-house nor paid for any animal testing of our products.

To the best of our knowledge and sources of information, none of our raw materials have been tested on animals either.

Can you prove your product works?

Not only have they had years of industry field tests, but our formulas have been tested by a third-party proving that they do work (SGS US Testing Labs). They have also been certified to have a low environmental impact (Japan Food Research Labs and Situ Biosciences, LLC).

Recently, Green Seal performed a product evaluation on our line for Whole Foods. We obtained a yellow rating for Whole Foods’ nationally acclaimed Eco Scale Program. All of these accolades have been achieved with simple, yet innovative science.

Are there any chemicals in Charlies Soap?'

Zero incidental ingredients!!!Many other "green" detergents use extra chemicals to augment their cleaning agents. These are things such as (but are not limited to): oleic acid, sodium hydroxide, boric acid, protease and amylase, glycerin, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, citric acid, methylisothiazolinone and benzisothiazolinone … you get the idea.

Charlie's Soap contains and needs NONE of these chemicals nor chemicals like them: no baking soda, no zeolites, no fragrances, no bleach, no anti-foaming agents, no essential oils, no thickening agents, and no enzymes.

Charlie’s Soap stands on its simple formula for superior cleaning and safety.

Is Charlies Soap Septic/Gray Water friendly?

Yes! Charlie’s Soap is highly biodegradable.  Therefore, you can use it for gray water irrigation.  Use soaker hoses, not sprinklers.

I have hard water...what do I do?

If you have hard water, add ½ tbsp of Charlie’s Soap Booster to each wash to prevent and slowly remove scale.  Other water softeners like Borax and washing soda also help a little.  Water hardness can change with the weather.

Can I use Charlie’s Soap with other cleaners and detergents?

If you add other detergents to Charlie’s Soap, chances are you will make a lot of suds while the two battle it out, but your clothes and surfaces will not come clean.

But there are a few products you CAN add to Charlie’s Soap: You can add 1 tsp chlorine bleach, or 1 tsp oxygen bleach (Sodium percarbonate)  to your wash cycle.

How do you clean REALLY stubborn stains?

First try Charlie’s Soap Laundry Pre-Spray.

    1. Spray the stain as soon as you notice it
    2. Rub the liquid into the stain.
    3. Let that sit for 30 minutes or longer.  It’s okay if it dries.  You may see the stain spread.  This is normal.  It means the stain has separated from the garment.
    4. Wash garment according to care instructions.
    5. Take care not to dry the garment until you know the stain is gone.

If that doesn’t work, try repeating the process.  But this time with a bit more vigor…

    1. Use more Pre-Spray and agitate longer
    2. Let it sit longer
    3. When you go to wash the garment, double the dose of Charlie’s Soap
    4. Add the Booster
    5. And if it’s a light colored garment, add Sodium percarbonate

And if THAT doesn’t work …

    1. Find an appropriately sized bucket.  Fill it with water.  Add at least 4 doses of Charlie’s Soap for Laundry.  The more Charlie’s, the more effective the soak.
    2. Cover the bucket to prevent evaporation and leave it overnight.  We have soaked items for weeks. Charlie’s Soap only goes after the stain, not the garment.
    3. After soaking, dump the contents into the washer and run two cycles with NO soap.

AND IF THAT DOESN'T WORK, we’ll sell you a pair of scissors to cut the stain out.  Because with a stain that far gone, nothing short of damage to the garment is going to get it out.

How do you brighten whites?

To brighten whites, add 2 tbsp of Sodium percarbonate.  Regular chlorine bleach works, too.

Is Charlies Soap colour fast?

Yes!! Charlie’s Soap is safe for colours, but do follow your garments’ care instructions.  If a garment says it is not colorfast, it may bleed or fade.

Do I need fabric softener?

Most clothes are naturally soft.  The more you use Charlie’s Soap, the more your garments’ characteristics shine.  You shouldn’t need fabric softener.


If you like this will love the entire Charlie's range.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great product- works really well

Really works!

Best Soaking Spray EVER

Did you send your child to daycare in a beautiful white shirt for photo day? Did he then eat spaghetti bolognaise for lunch? Don't fear, Charlie's Soap is here! I thought I would have to throw the shirt out but it looks good as new.

I love Charlie’s

I’m totally loving all the Charlie’s soap range, especially the laundry powder and this presoak spray. I hold and inhale each item of clothing as it comes off the line - the true smell of clean is amazing