Who has not used organic soap at least once in their life? This old Granny’s natural remedy is still present in many homes today because it possesses an intoxicating scent and has unparalleled effectiveness! It can be used all over the house, but it is at its best when you choose it for laundry either by hand or in the washing machine. If you are curious about all the ways to use it, you just have to find out why Marseille soap is the ally you need!
For bleaching laundry
The first and most important function of organic soap is to whiten laundry. Whenever you see shirts, bedding, pants, and whatever else a bit yellowed, you only need a few flakes of this ingredient to make everything look like new again! All you need to do is simply cut 1 tablespoon of flakes and put them in the detergent tub, start the wash, and you will see that afterwards it will be super fragrant and most importantly, the laundry will have restored its all-time whiteness. You can put the flakes directly into the basket along with 1 tablespoon of baking soda to enhance the whitening action.
To pre-treat stains
It doesn’t happen infrequently to stain that very white shirt we love so much! Sometimes, even though we wash it repeatedly, there is always an annoying halo left that struggles to go away, how to solve this little problem?
Simple, just pre-treat the stain and nothing is better than organic soap to do this step! You will simply need to moisten the area to be treated with warm water and rub a lump of soap over it very gently, then rinse and do this step again. Leave the soap on the shirt (or any other garment that has become soiled) and put it in the washing machine by starting a gentle wash suitable for the type of fabric being treated.
One trick with organic soap that has been passed on for a long time is the towel method! We are talking about a very effective remedy for scenting and bleaching laundry in the washing machine without too much effort and especially without chemical softeners and polluting the environment. Using this method is very simple, you will need to wet and wring out a clean towel thoroughly and then rub organic soap on both sides. Once the soap has soaked well on the towel, all you have to do is put it in the washing machine along with the laundry and at the end of the wash it will be super white, and you will smell intoxicating!
Warning. Adapt the color of the towel according to the laundry, do not use a colored one if you wash whites and vice versa.
Using eco-friendly remedies in the washing machine is the first step we can take to take care of our environment. Organic soap is also an ally in this because you can prepare a natural detergent in no time and with ingredients that are not only natural, but also inexpensive! Let’s see now how to prepare it!
- 1 bar of organic soap
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- Essential oil (optional)
- 2 quarts of water
Organic soap is great when used together with baking soda, in fact they are almost always combined to make a perfect mixture to use not only in the washing machine, but in all corners of the house!
The first thing to do is to melt the bar of soap in a double boiler, I recommend not doing this step in a small saucepan because you might ruin it. When it has melted, add the baking soda little by little, stirring well, then add the water until you get a single solution. As a last step add about 8 drops of essential oil to your liking, but if you like the smell of soap, you can also omit them. Transfer everything into a bottle and there you have it, your natural detergent is ready! You’ll need to use it in the detergent tub with every wash for fantastic results.
Cleaning the washing machine
Let’s conclude the methods with organic soap by seeing its effectiveness with washing machine cleaning as well. For vacuum washing it is not recommended as it may make too much foam, but it is great for other components such as the drawer, porthole and filter. All you have to do is put some flakes on a soft sponge and rub it over the areas to be cleaned until all the stains are removed. If you have stubborn stains on the filter and in the corners of the drawer you can put the flakes on a toothbrush and rub gently, then rinse with a microfiber cloth and it will be clean again in no time!
Before using organic soap, it is important to read the clothing wash labels. Avoid it if you have an allergy or hypersensitivity.