Do your own laundry with Marseille soap: the practical guide

Marseille soap. This little block of cleanliness that proudly sits in our bathrooms has more than one trick up its sleeve. What if I told you that it can also take care of your laundry? Yes, it’s not just industrial products that make our clothes shine. Sometimes, it’s in old pots that we make the best soup, and our friend Marseille soap is there to prove it. So let’s put aside our usual laundry detergent containers and find out how to make our own magic clean potion.

A step towards responsible consumption

Doing your own laundry is far from being a seasoned eco-friendly fad. It is an approach that makes sense in our era of awareness of the impact of our consumption on the environment. Say goodbye to chemicals and excess plastic packaging. Marseille soap is a natural, biodegradable and non-toxic product. In addition, making your own laundry detergent allows you to reuse packaging and thus reduce our waste. And as a bonus, it’s economical!

Ready, set, make!

First step: gather the ingredients. To prepare your laundry detergent, you will need 100 g of Marseille soap shavings and three tablespoons of baking soda. As for equipment, equip yourself with a large container, a wooden spatula, a clean container of around three liters and a funnel.

Start by boiling a liter of water. Then pour boiling water into the container, add the Marseille soap shavings and mix. When the soap begins to dissolve, add the baking soda and continue stirring until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. All that remains is to let your mixture rest for 24 hours.

The next day, take your preparation again and pour it into the container using the funnel. Add another liter of boiling water and mix well. Let cool, then shake the can. There you go, your homemade laundry detergent is ready! It is recommended to shake it before each use and pour the equivalent of a mustard glass into the detergent drawer of your washing machine.

The little extras of homemade laundry detergent

If you are used to commercial detergents, you may be surprised by your new potion. It has a more jelly-like texture and doesn’t foam as much. But rest assured, it is just as effective. In addition to washing your laundry, Marseille soap makes it softer and baking soda neutralizes odors. It is therefore a real alternative to industrial products, for clean and environmentally friendly laundry.

And if you want to go further, why not personalize your laundry? You can add a few drops of essential oils to scent your laundry, for example lavender for a fresh and soothing smell.

Beyond laundry, know that Marseille soap has many other uses. It can be used as a base for making your dishwashing liquid, your multi-purpose cleaner or even your solid shampoo. So, ready to transform your bathroom into a natural products laboratory?

Homemade laundry: a solution for everyone?

While making your own laundry detergent has many advantages, you also need to be aware of its limitations. For example, Marseille soap can leave white marks on black clothes. It is therefore advisable to do a test before washing all your laundry with it. Additionally, some people may be allergic to Marseille soap. So it is always recommended to do a skin test before using it.

In conclusion, homemade laundry detergent with Marseille soap is an economical and ecological solution for wash your clothes. Simple to make, it allows us to reduce our environmental impact while taking care of our laundry. So, are you ready to take the plunge?