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How do I make my own washing powder with Marseille soap?

Household detergent Marseille soap

More economical and more natural, do your own washing with our traditional Marseille soap shavings La Corvette.

Would you like to adopt a healthier lifestyle? It's not just about what you do every day, but also about the products you use every day. To keep an eye on the composition of your hygiene products, why not make them yourself?

We share with you a simple and effective recipe for hand or machine washing.

Why make your own detergent?

Making your own cosmetics and personal care products has been fashionable for some years now. But more than just a trend, choosing to use homemade products is a real gesture towards the environment.

Making your own washing powder is also an inexpensive way to save money while taking care of yourself, your family and the environment.

Why use Marseille soap ?

For centuries, Marseille soap has been one of the most widely used soaps in France and in some countries abroad. This is due to the many benefits this soap offers users. Marseille soap has cleansing, descaling and antibacterial properties.

Renowned for its effectiveness and simplicity, Marseille soap is the result of a manufacturing method that has remained unchanged since its creation. Vegetable oil, salt, water and soda are the only ingredients used in the formulation of genuine Marseille soap, making it a natural, simple and versatile ingredient. Its composition, with a minimum of 72% vegetable oilsmakes it a purely natural and healthy product. Marseille soap is a multi-purpose cleaner, so it's regularly used as laundry soap but also for the body and facebut also in shampoo as it respects the scalp. Marseille soap has many other uses, in every room of the house, from floor to ceiling. Marseille soap is the obvious choice for anyone wishing to make their own cleaning products.

How to make homemade laundry detergent from Marseille soap?

There are many recipes for homemade laundry detergents based on Marseille soap. This allows each person to adapt the recipe to his or her own preferences.

Here's a simple, accessible recipe that you can easily adapt to suit your every whim.Recipe for Marseille soap detergent
To make 2L of Marseille soap detergent, you will need :

  • 60 g Marseille soap flakes (olive or extra pure)
  • 2 l water
  • 1 can of 2 liters
  • 1 kettle or 1 saucepan
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 funnel (optional)


  1. Heat 1 liter of water and pour into a suitable container.
  2. Add the quantity of shavings and mix vigorously.
  3. Leave to stand for 24 hours. The extra pure solidifies.
  4. Add 1 liter of lukewarm water and mix the resulting detergent.
  5. Pour the contents into a 2-litre container and the detergent is ready to use.
  6. Pour 100 ml of the liquid obtained directly into your machine.


Your natural detergent is now ready for use by the whole family!

If you want a homemade detergent that's ready in a flash, try our recipe for DIY black soap detergent or our Marseille soap-based liquid detergent !