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Little Known Ways To Use Savon De Marseille

Little Known Ways To Use Savon De Marseille

Savon de Marseille, (Marseille soap) as we know it, is mainly used for bodily hygiene, or is it? Did you know it is also suitable for laundry, as an antiseptic and has many other uses too?

Chock-full of virtues, Savon de Marseille is a 100% natural product manufactured exclusively from the vegetable oil of olive, copra or palm. Without colouring or added synthetics and biodegradable, the real Marseille soap must contain 72% oil. Here are a few diverse ideas on the uses of Marseille soap; perhaps they will persuade you to include this fabled soap into your inventory.


Savon de Marseille For Laundry and Household Cleaning

Your clothing, and baby’s too, washed in shavings of Savon de Marseille will prevent skin irritations and allergies; often present when using normal everyday chemical detergents. Furthermore, a stain rubbed with a slightly moist Savon de Marseille before washing, disappears more easily than with synthetic detergents.


For laundry you need:

  • 80g of Savon de Marseille
  • 1½ litres of water
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • Shake or mix these vigorously and add to your washing machine. (Not all of it!)


3 important things happen here:

The bicarbonate of soda preserves your colours
The white vinegar cleans your washing machine
Your clothes will be very clean due to the properties of the Marseille soap
Tip: To clean leather, scrub with a soapy brush and rinse well.


Use Savon de Marseille throughout the household including floors, walls, ceilings, kitchen, bathroom, crockery, etc. For example, to clean your ceiling, mix grated Marseille soap with hot water. All you have to do then is sponge the ceiling to do away with possible stains. Use the same recipe to clean vinyl flooring but, pay attention not to use too much soap or you may leave traces.


Other Uses For Savon de Marseille

Renowned for its hypoallergenic and antibacterial qualities, Savon de Marseille can also be used to disinfect wounds. Clean the wound with the soap, then apply an antiseptic to the skin and finally put on a dressing.

Savon de Marseille is also an excellent remedy for cramps and rheumatism! Place a piece of soap in a sock or some tights and put it at the foot of the bed before you sleep. To find out why this works, download our Free eBook “46 Surprising Tips and Tricks For Natural Soap”


If you’re a keen gardener and you have a problem with aphids, then Marseille soap can help with this too.


  • 50g of soap
  • A crushed clove of garlic
  • ½ litre of water

Then spray it on the infected plants. I would imagine this would keep vegetarian vampires at bay too.

In addition, to repel moths, place a piece of the soap within your clothes and it will act as a moth repellent.


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To shine your jewellery: Dilute a piece of Soap of Marseille in boiling water and soak your jewels.


For cleaning and softening your paint brushes:

After cleaning, leave them to soak for a few hours in warm water and soap.


For shaving:

Lather your Soap of Marseille until you get a generous foam
As you can see, Savon de Marseille is an extremely versatile soap and if you’ve never tried it, then you are seriously missing out.

So now you have learned some little-known ways to use Savon de Marseille, I hope this article encourages you to give it a try.


Et Toi? (and you?)

Have you tried Savon de Marseille soap? What are your experiences? Do you use for any of the above or do you just buy it because it looks great? Please tell me in the comments below.

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