Savon de Marseille un must

Marseille soap: a must!


Marseille soap a must

As seen in a previous article warning about household products , there are a multitude of this type of product on the market.

With the aim of reducing our consumption of course but also of consuming better, we present to you one of the essentials to have at home both for housekeeping and for personal care!

Yes, a soap to combine the two is possible!

Marseille soap has been used in France since Antiquity and it is still a well-used product in Europe today, both for household cleaning and ecological body care. It would seem that since it is a soap composed essentially of vegetable oil and soda, it contributed to the reduction in infant mortality in the 19th century .

Regularly used alone, it is also a formidable tool for cleaning well.

In the bathroom/laundry room

As a toothpaste (you read that right!)

You are afraid ? We tested this for you! Not the greatest taste experience we've had, but our teeth were clean! Depending on the quantity of essential oil used, the taste of the toothpaste will have nothing to do with the soap!

Marseille soap toothpaste

Preparations: cut or finely grate your Marseille soap and mix it in a small container with a little water. While stirring occasionally, allow the soap to dissolve. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and voila!

Made from pure soap, you will need to put very little on your toothbrush because the result is very foamy. Be careful, essential oil and children do not always go well together, find out before giving it to them!

As shampoo

Boil 100 ml of water. At the same time, melt a tablespoon of very finely grated or powdered Marseille soap in a bain-marie.

Add a teaspoon of olive or coconut oil and a spoonful of honey.

Stir everything together to obtain a homogeneous paste. Add the boiling water to the dough little by little. Stores for 2 to 3 weeks.

As a shaving cream

Marseille soap foams easily and a lot and can be used as is as a shaving cream.

As an eco-friendly laundry soap

In 15 minutes, tops, you can easily make your own natural laundry soap for the next 3 months. It will be good for you, good for the environment and good for your wallet!

For all laundry soap recipes, the soap should be as dry as possible. Grate it in advance and leave it in a wooden box or glass jar without a lid for the next washes.

Grate a cup of pure Marseille soap to melt in 4 liters of hot water. Let cool a little. To combat bad odors, soften fabrics and act as a descaler, you can add 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of white vinegar (optional).

All you have to do is mix well until the liquid becomes milky. Then pour it into a container of at least 4 liters. Shake before each use.

For a stubborn stain? Rub Marseille soap bar or Marseille soap with baking soda on the stain before putting the garment in the washer or wait 30 minutes, rinse and repeat if necessary.

For delicate clothes? Simply grate 50g of Marseille soap and melt it in 1.5 liters of hot water. Mix until the mixture is milky and foamy. The soap will work on its own if you let your clothes soak overnight.

To wash by hand: wet your garment and rub it on a block of Marseille soap. Make sure the garment is well covered in suds and leave for 10 minutes, scrub a little and rinse with water.

*** Important: to clean your washer and associated piping, twice a year, wash in an empty machine, with hot water and 1 cup of white vinegar.

In the kitchen and elsewhere in the house!

To do the dishes

to do the dishes

To wash your dishes by hand, rub your brush, your scrubber or your wet sponge directly on a block of Marseille soap.

Very dirty and stuck dishes? Accompany your Marseille soap with baking soda and you will succeed!

Clean counters, bathtubs, sink, floors, leather, outdoor furniture, walls...

For all surfaces that you can rinse with water, pass Marseille soap on a damp cloth and rub or pass the soap directly on the surfaces to be cleaned and scrubbed. Rinse surfaces well.

For walls and floors , grate a tablespoon of soap into a bowl of lukewarm water. Be careful not to use more soap than this quantity.

For surfaces that are more difficult to rinse thoroughly (e.g. windows and furniture) we do not recommend Marseille soap. However, our next article will deal with vinegar: another essential for minimalist and ecological housekeeping.

No more industrial detergents or chemicals and believe it or not, using a simple household soap simplifies daily life, reduces expenses and is ecological!

Seriously, it's a $10 investment that will be good for your wallet and so much better for the environment!

Ecologically yours,

eco loco



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