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Very gentle on the skin. Without dyes and synthetic perfumes. Mild gentle soap based on vegetable oil. Together at least 72%.
Economical in use. 1 handful of flakes in 5-10 liters of water.
Make your own detergent from Marseille soap flakes:
The detergent of the detergents is surely detergent made of white Marseille soap. Also known as Marsiglia. Marseille soap has a very special but neutral fragrance that lingers in your clothes for a long time and gives you an ultimate clean feeling when you take your Marseille clothes out of your closet or suitcase. It does not look like any other detergent in its distance. It smells very natural. And besides, it is also natural. It is
made from vegetable oils. Because it is completely biodegradable, the environment is of course spared with this.
Note, this is a recipe for 5 liters of detergent, so look for a wide-necked bottle, bucket, or container large enough for that. If possible, take a bucket with a lid.
Economical and very cheap wool detergent.
Take 5 liters of water and let it boil. Turn off the heat and add 80 - 90 grams of Clear or Lavender Marseille soap flakes. Stir well until dissolved. Put the mixture in wide-necked bottles. Once it has cooled completely you will see that it thickens. Use 60-100 ml in a dosing ball for a full washing machine. It is possible to keep the soap solution, shake it well before use. With this mixture, you can also polish natural stone floors, wash hands, etc.
Economical and very cheap white goods detergent.
Take 5 liters of water and bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat and add 80 - 90 grams of white Marseille soap flakes. Stir well until dissolved. Put the mixture in wide-necked bottles. Once it has cooled completely you will see that it thickens.
• Use this mixture to polish natural stone floors. Do not use soda that will leave marks.
• Use double the amount of regular detergent.
• It is a lot more environmentally friendly than most detergents and it is, of course, a nice bonus that it is also a lot cheaper.
Tip: Run your washing machine 1x per month (hot) without wax and add cleaning vinegar. This keeps your washing machine clean, lime, and grease-free.
• For maintenance of natural stone, ask you're stone supplier for advice.
• When using natural stone, never mix different products.
Storing the soap flakes.
- The soap can be kept for years. Do not store the soap flakes in plastic but in an open container/bucket or paper bags so that the soap can vent.
- Since we are dealing here with a handmade natural product, color differences can sometimes occur. This has to do with the freshness and the drying process of the soaps and soap flakes.
Marseille olive oil flakes and the original flakes require 140-150g flakes in 5 liters of water to make the detergent. That's more like what you use with the white flakes. You need less of this soap solution than of the white flakes because the solution is stronger. Use 60 ml in a dosing ball for a full washing machine. It is possible to keep the soap solution, shake well before use. The olive flakes and the white original flakes are less concentrated because they are cooked shorter.
Recipe for washing powder;
Take 80 grams of Dry Marseille soap flakes and mash or grind them into a fine powder
Add 150 grams of sodium bicarbonate
Add 80 grams of Citric Acid
Mix well and ready for 7 to 8 washing machines. Use 40 grams of this washing powder per machine wash. (2 tablespoons)
For the white wax, you can also add fine soda or oxygen bleach. (Never add soda to the colored or delicates).
For the colored and white wax, you can also just add a tablespoon of kitchen salt or vinegar. Do not use baking soda when cleaning floors or else, this will leave stains.
Shaving soap recipe (wet shave).
Take 90 grams of mineral water and let it boil.
Turn off the heat and immediately add 20 grams of Marseille soap flakes.
Add 10 grams of Shea Butter.
For example, add 5 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil and 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
Mix well with the mixer until the Marseille soap is well dissolved and a foamy mass is formed.
Put it in a jar or bowl and leave it overnight.
When using the shaving soap with the brush;
Take a little shaving soap and foam it up with the shaving brush and a little water in another bowl by making a circular motion.
New in our range is the delicious smelling and vegetable pieces of 100g Le Serail Marseille soap. In all kinds of scents. You can also make detergent from this soap. Grate 90 grams of soap, bring 5 liters of water to a boil, turn off the heat, add the 90 grams of soap, stir well until dissolved. Wait until the next morning and mix with the hand blender and put in wide-necked bottles.
The soap flakes can be found here.
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