Marseille soap is actually the solution for almost everything! The recipe was already laid down by French law in the 17th century, so that’s saying something. The white soap consists for the most part (72%) of vegetable oil and is 100% free of colors and fragrances.
Marseille soap has been the stain king among soaps for hundreds of years. You can remove grease from white clothing in no time at all, remove fruit stains, small oil stains, grease stains, stubborn grass stains and you name it. With this block you are always in control of the stain!
If you have a large block, it is smart to cut off a smaller, more manageable piece. All you need then is hot water.
Hold the fabric with the stain under a warm tap and wet the soap as well. Rub the stain well with the soap and let it sit for a while. Then take the stain, fold the fabric in half and sand both sides together. This way you rub the soap even better into the fabric. Let this soak in for a while and go, into the washing machine!
TIP! Is the stain very stubborn? Then run a bar of soap over a grater and put it in the washing machine. You will see that your favorite item is as good as new again.
Do you have old stains? Also try the soap. It often still works!
So get rid of all those stain removers and buy a block of Marseille soap! Or several, because after all your success stories you are only handing out small pieces to friends and family.
And… there’s more! Marseille soap is secretly not just for removing stains. We have a list of 4 tips “what to do with Marseille soap”. Here it comes:
Tip 1: soap for your body
Use the soap in the shower, instead of liquid soap bottles. You may have to get used to it, but your skin will recover greatly and will dry out much less quickly due to the oils in the soap!
Tip 2: Brush your teeth!
Run your toothbrush under the tap, rub it over the block and brush your teeth! It should be good for your gums and it seems to make your teeth whiter. We haven’t tested ourselves yet… Anyone?
Tip 3: Detergent
Instead of only using the soap for stains, you can also make the soap your standard detergent. How? Very simple actually: grate the block into small pieces and sprinkle it with the laundry. The finer the pieces, the easier they dissolve.
Tip 4: Anti-moth
Moths in the closet? Then place a piece of Marseille soap in several places. Moths do not like olive oil and therefore do not like the smell of it. Useful!