DIY Old-Fashioned Laundry

No more chemical detergents that pollute groundwater, destroy the eco system, create allergies and empty our wallets!

We’re getting back to the basics: Marseille soap! Hyper effective and with a deliciously retro smell.

This little cube of soap is an oldie since it was created in 1370! And since then it has been used for its washing properties and its cleaning power.

For explanation, Marseille soap is the result of the saponification of a set of vegetable essential oils, mixed with olive oil.

Ingredients for 2 bottles of 1 L of detergent:

– 1.5 L of boiling water

– 60 g of Marseille soap in flakes (either grate a block of soap using a kitchen grater, or buy it directly in flakes)

– 40 g of soda crystals

– 3 tablespoons of baking soda

– a few drops of lavender, lemon or rose essential oils (optional)

Boil the water in a large saucepan then remove from the heat and gently add all the ingredients, mixing everything with a whisk until perfectly combined. The detergent should thicken very slightly. If this is not the case, add a little soap. If too thick, add water. It’s like cooking!

Update: mixing the mixture once cooled ensures that it does not freeze later in the bottle.

Then pour everything using a funnel into 2 glass bottles.

It may happen that the soap freezes in the bottle. In this case just shake it. If that really isn’t enough, put a little boiling water in the bottle to melt the “cap”.

To your machines!!

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