10 Uses of Marseille Soap
1- Mint or Lemon toothpaste.
Cut very fine pieces of your authentic Marseille soap. In a small glass jar, mix them with a little water. Allow the soap to dissolve for an hour, stirring occasionally. Add a few drops of organic peppermint essential oil (or lemon, as desired). Lightly dip your toothbrush in this toothpaste. Be sure to put very very little on your brush, because the mixture foams enormously in the mouth! You will neither taste nor smell soap, thanks to the tiny amount used and peppermint!
2- Shower gel free of dangerous products for your health
Shower gels and soaps very often contain ingredients that are toxic to health and / or the environment (methyl, EDTA, PEG, CI, perfume, petrolatum, silicone, benzyl, propyl, parafinium, acohol, sodium laureth sulfate, etc.). Marseille soap can replace all shower gels, soaps for hands, body, face, etc. Real Marseille soap is often recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin (eczema, allergies, etc.).
3- Shaving soap
Marseille soap is very foaming. It can be used as shaving foam for men's beards and shaving soap for the legs.
4- Ecological laundry!
You can easily make your own laundry soap for the next 3 months. It will not contain any products dangerous to your health or the environment. This detergent is much more economical than its ecological equivalent on the market (if equivalent there is!). You will need real Marseille soap, baking soda, water ... and that's it!
For 2 litres of detergent:
- 100g of Marseille soap, grate to flakes
- 3 tablespoons of bicarbonate soda
- 2 litres of water
- optional: a few drops of essential oils of your choice (lemon, lavender, etc.)
1- In a large saucepan, put one litre of water and soap on medium heat. Leave on the fire, stirring occasionally, until the water almost boils.
2- Immediately add the bicarbonate (otherwise the soap will solidify). The mixture will foam slightly (so plan a large saucepan). Let it sit for an hour.
3- Add one litre of cold or room temperature water, and the essential oil(s) (optional).
4 -Your home laundry detergent is ready! Pour in one or two empty bottle (do not fill completely so you can shake). Shake the bottle well to remove any lumps.
Use 1.5 to 2 caps per wash. Shake the bottle before use. It is possible that over time the laundry soap thickens. Just add water and shake.
5- Hand washing
Rub your wet clothing on a block of Marseille soap. Distribute the foam on the garment and let stand 10 minutes (or rub a little), then rinse with water. This tip is particularly practical when travelling.
6- Eco dishwashing product
To do your dishes by hand, rub your wet sponge directly on a block of Marseille soap.
7- Cleaning product
You can rub your sponge or wet cloth on Marseille soap and perfectly clean all surfaces that you can rinse with water: bathtub, sinks, sinks, garden furniture, ... To clean walls and floors, grate a tablespoon of soap in a bowl of warm water. Be careful not to put more soap than this dose. For surfaces that you cannot rinse (worktops, furniture, etc.), fill a spray bottle with mix two tablespoons of Marseille soap that you have grated and warm water add a cup of white vinegar and fill it up with water, then a few drops of organic lemon essential oil.
8- Textile stain remover
Wet the stain, then rub your Marseille soap on it. Let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.
9- Natural insecticide
In a spray bottle, mix two tablespoons of Marseille soap that you have grated and warm water. Shake well. Spray on your insect infested plants. Repeat the following days if necessary.
10- A soap for everything when travelling!
A single piece of Marseille soap in your suitcase will replace many products: all types of soap, toothpaste, detergent, dishwashing product, multi-use cleaning product, etc. Minimalist luggage guaranteed!