Marseille soap is ideal for the toilet of the whole family. It is suitable for all skin types.
It can also be used as a multi-purpose household cleaner. It effectively cleans, degreases and detaches all surfaces and linens, even the most delicate.
Nothing like Marseille soap to wash and degrease walls and ceilings. Dilute a handful of soap shavings in a bucket of hot water. Wash with a sponge mop and rinse with clear water.
Regularly clean the soleplate of the iron that has become dirty or yellow by rubbing a piece of dry soap when the soleplate is slightly warm. Wipe with a soft dry cloth or a ball of newspaper to shine the surface.
Makeup brushes, sponges
Regular washing will rid them of dust and makeup residue that has accumulated over time. Gently soap the brushes without crushing them too much so as not to break the bristles. Repeat the wash until the water runs clear. Dry them with a dry cloth, then turn them upside down so that the brushes return to their initial shape.
To keep a mattress fresh and clean, simply pass a washcloth moistened with Marseille soap on the surfaces to be cleaned. Then iron a glove soaked in clean water to rinse and let dry all day.
Pushchairs, baby equipment
Hypoallergenic, Marseille soap is ideal for the maintenance of childcare equipment such as strollers. Wash the removable covers in the machine with a detergent of Marseille soap flakes. For non-removable covers, wash with a sponge moistened with soap. For odorous and stubborn stains, rub with soap and a little baking soda, leave to act for a few hours to loosen the dirt then rinse. Allow to air dry well.
Scrub your shoes with a soft brush soaked in warm water and Savon de Marseille, and let air dry without rinsing.
To fight against the fogging of your mirrors, glasses...simply pass a small piece of Savon de Marseille on the surfaces and wipe with a clean cloth. Repeat this trick every month.
Unblock a zipper
To loosen your zipper, use a piece of Savon de Marseille and rub the notches of the zipper.
Erase the trace of a hem
To remove the traces of a hem, rub Marseille soap on the surface, put a piece of tissue paper and iron with a hot iron.
Dilute a handful or 40g of shavings in 1L of hot water and stir until a gel is obtained, the detergent is ready to use. Store in a suitable bottle, and shake well before each use.
Recipe for stubborn stains
Dilute 100g of shavings in 2L of hot water, add 1 cup of baking soda and ½ cup of white vinegar. Allow to cool and shake well before use.
In general, rub with moistened soap the stains, collars and handles of shirts before washing in the washing machine or by hand.
For tougher stains, proceed in the same way but leave to act for a few hours before washing.
Coat a washcloth or a moistened and well-wrung cloth with Marseille soap then lightly massage the leather in circular motions. Dry with a clean cloth. This cleaning will bring suppleness and longevity to the leather.
Regularly rid the terrace of mould, impurities and pollution accumulated for months by washing it with a brush broom, a basin of hot water and a handful of diluted soap flakes. This simple and effective cleaning will allow you to better maintain your terrace over time.
Store Marseille soap
Store Marseille soap in a shady, dry place. It is indeed a living material with a complexion and shape that can change over time and according to its exposure to air, humidity and light. It will nevertheless keep all its qualities and efficiency. Our grandmothers also let it dry for months in their cupboards so that it becomes extra-dry and lasts longer with use.
Make your shavings
Take a cheese grater to make shavings from a cube or a bar of Marseille soap. We recommend that you preferably use the vegetable beige soap which will be harder and easier to grate than the olive soap.