Learn how to make your own laundry detergent with black soap
Black soap is an excellent and versatile household cleaner. A healthy and natural product made essentially from vegetable oils and potash, it is renowned for its degreasing and stain removal properties. But the uses of black soap are not limited to your home, it is also useful in your garden or your laundry room! For example, you can make your own homemade laundry detergent with black soap, and take care of your laundry!
The many advantages of black soap detergent
Do It Yourself (DIY) is becoming increasingly popular in France, and more and more of you are making your own everyday household products. Making your own laundry detergent has many advantages.
Homemade laundry detergent with black soap is ecological and healthy. You know all the ingredients that go into your recipe, and you ban ingredients that could have an impact on your health. You avoid perfumes, dyes and all allergenic or irritating ingredients. In addition, a washing cycle produces wastewater. A homemade detergent, made from natural ingredients, has a reduced impact on the environment.
You also save a lot of money. The natural ingredients in your homemade detergent are affordable, and the cost of producing a litre of DIY black soap detergent is less than the price of a litre of commercially purchased detergent.
Producing your own detergent is also part of a zero waste approach. You can store your homemade detergent in a reusable bottle, thus considerably reducing your consumption of packaging.
The reduction in waste is even greater if your new detergent replaces a liquid detergent bought in the shops.
Recipe for homemade black soap laundry detergent
Various recipes are circulating, and are offered online, in books or magazines. We offer you a tested and approved recipe for homemade washing powder!
To produce 2 litres of black soap lye, you will need the following ingredients:
● 1.7 litres of water,
● 100ml of liquid black soap,
● 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
You can also add Marseille soap to your homemade detergent. You will then use the following ingredients, in the proportions indicated:
● 1.7 litres of water,
● 25 grams of shavings or flakes of Marseille soap,
● 50ml of liquid black soap,
● 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda.
You can also use a cube of Marseille soap, which you grate with a peeler or grater.
It only takes a few minutes to prepare your black soap detergent:
● Boil the two litres of water in a pan;
● Add the Marseille soap;
● Let the mixture cool;
● Add the liquid black soap;
● Add the bicarbonate of soda;
● Mix your preparation;
● Pour into two bottles using a funnel.
Tip: you can boil only 0.3 litres of water, follow the whole recipe, and complete by adding 1.3 litres before mixing. This way you will use less energy, save money and help the planet!
A deposit can be created during storage. To get a homogeneous mixture, simply shake the bottle before use. Simply pour a glass of homemade detergent into the washing machine tub and start the cycle of your choice.
Homemade fabric softener
Would you like to make a full commitment to DIY and zero waste? You can also produce your own fabric softener. Simply mix 1 litre of water, 0.5 litre of white vinegar and 15 drops of lavender or lemon essential oil in a bottle. Shake before use, and pour into your washing machine.
Our ready-to-use stain removal products
Are you looking for natural stain removersAre you looking for products that take care of your clothes, your health and your wallet? We offer a selection of black soap stain removers for clothes made exclusively from natural ingredients, in liquid or paste form. Savonnerie du Midi - La Corvette also offers laundry soapOur range of liquid detergents is guaranteed to be free of perfumes, colouring agents, sulphates and allergens, and Marseille soap shavings are used in the composition of your homemade black soap detergent.
A DIY approach in every room of the house
Black soap is a precious and versatile ally that can be used in the recipes of many household products. For example, it can be used in a homemade floor cleaner and can be used to nourish terracotta, concrete, tiled or plastic floors. In the kitchen, black soap is an effective cleaner for dishes, ovens and hoods. It is an excellent degreaser. You can also using black soap in the gardenYou can also use it to get rid of insect pests or mould. This miracle product can also be used to clean your outdoor furniture, window boxes, shutters, garage doors or even your barbecue.