I have been doing allot of thinking about the cleaning products (including) anti-bacterial hand soap and soap that we use around my house. So much is said nowadays about eating right and putting healthy and organic things into our bodies but not much is said about cleaning supplies. Most of the cleaning supplies, soaps, laundry and dish-washing liquids are for the most part not made from natural products. If you ever turn the bottles or containers around you will see a slew of chemical names on them that sound like something from a Dr. Seuss tongue twister.
The reality is we should care more about what we are spraying around the house and washing our clothes and dishes with. Back in the day people would make there own cleaning supplies out of vinegar, lemon juice, and other natural things. Speaking of natural products I was recently introduced to a soap that is made from olive oil and lavender among other things.
I say other things because upon reading the label there are some chemical sounding things inside. However the bottle says: No animal by-products, eco-friendly, no added colorants or solvents and biodegradable. The soap is called “All-Purpose Savon Noir Liquid Soap”. A French company called Le Savonnier Marseillais manufactures it. There website is www.lesavonniermarseillais.com.
After receiving the all-purpose soap from them to test out I immediately did what most people would do. I opened it and took a whiff. It was a nice mild odor. You could definitely smell the lavender and a hint of the olive oil and eucalyptus. I wasn’t over enthused with the smell at first but figured it was concentrated so maybe I had to just give it a shot. I decided to try it first on my family’s dirty laundry. It was great timing as I found my daughter’s brand new Easter Bunny t-shirt got a dirty or chocolaty stain. I was eager to try this organic soap with our clothes rather than my usual chemical soap.
After following their instructions for using it as laundry soap I put the required amount in the machine (1/4 cup or 60 ml of liquid soap in my washer), added the clothes and turned it on. After the cycle was over the clothes were clean and they weren’t left with the usual strong chemical perfume scent. There was a pleasant odor of lavender, which was a nice change. And I was happy to see the stain was gone as well..
So far I have used it on several loads of laundry and am quite pleased with the results. Next I am going to use it in place of my regular dish soap and then give some to my husband to wash our cars. That’s right it is a multi-purpose soap.
If you go on their website you will see it can be used to wash pets, cars, clothes, dishes, windows, floors, tiles and more. Since it is concentrated make sure you follow the instructions given for each usage and enjoy.
Disclosure: I received a free Soap mentioned above for a review purposes. All opinions are mine and mine alone..