Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Liquid Soap Review

I’m not a “crunchy” mama.  I don’t worry about organic too much.  I do, however, understand that a cleaner does not have to suds or foam in order to clean.  One of my biggest complaints about traditional soap is how hard it can be to wash away.  In particular, when I am handwashing my “unmentionables”, I find it particularly annoying when it takes forever to rinse the soap out of them.

Recently I was given the opportunity to try Le Savonnier Marseillais organic liquid soap in lavender scent.

Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Liquid Soap Review

The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle was the amazing scent.  It’s not too strong, but still just a heavenly lavender smell.  It reminds me of my Nana’s bedroom.

This soap is so simple.  The basic ingreidients are olive oil, glycerin, water and essential oils. Nothing irritating or residue-leaving.

I read the instructions on the label and was surprised at how many uses this soap has!!  It can be used for washing floors, laundry, dishes, windows, cars, and even your pets!! There is nothing harsh to strip paint or damage your dog’s skin.  You can even use the liquid soap sprayed diluted on your plants protect from insects including greenflies (aphids), mealybugs, and red spider mites.

The soap comes in unscented, lavender or eucalyptus varieties.  Since I received the lavender scent, I decided to try it out with laundry and such.  I was a little confused by one direction on the label.  It said “For surface and handwashing.”  I realize now that the line referrred to handwashing delicates (or dishes), but at first we tried to mix up a batch to use as hand soap.  That didn’t work out, LOL.

Next I used the same directions and used them correctly, for handwashing my “unmentionables.”  The soap is thick and green, which is a little offputting.  It has to be fairly highly diluted – I only used about 2 1/2 tablespoons in a sink full of water.  It does not suds up, and I had to agitate the water pretty well with my hands for everything to be blended.  Here is what it looked like with my pantyhose soaking:

Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Liquid Soap ReviewI washed them just like I would with the name brand cold water wash, and the best part was the soap rinsed out very easily!!  There was no residue and now my hose smell heavenly!!

Next I tried doing a whole load of clothes in the washing machine.  You have to use quite a bit more soap for this task:

Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Liquid Soap ReviewI know it’s hard to get perspective on this one, but that’s about a quarter cup of soap.  Again, you’re going to want it to agitate a bit before you put the clothes in.  I was really impressed with how clean it got my clothes and, again, how wonderful they smelled!!

This organic liquid soap works really well and I highly recommend it!! I will probably use mine the most for washing my undies as the rest of my family would get tired of smelling like lavender every day.  Next time I would probably get the unscented so I could try it for even more uses!!

I received a complimentary bottle of this product for the purpose of review through Celebrate Woman.  All opinions are 100% my own.

The Professor Was a Thief and Other Stories From the Golden Age – Review

Stories from the Golden Age

Stories from the Golden Age

The Professor Was a Thief, The Great Secret

and other stories from the Golden Age of Science Fiction

L. Ron Hubbard

Science Fiction

2009

156 pages

About the Books:

From Amazon.com:

Boldly go to worlds where no one has gone before… Primed for promotion to the World-Journal city editor, grizzled senior reporter Pop is stunned when it’s announced that young Leonard Caulborn, the publisher’s son-in-law, will get the post. Worse, the lad wants him out. In protest, Pop demands to be given a beat again and gets his wish. . . only now he’s got just two days to find the “real” story about a dead-end assignment— a month-old physics lecture— or be fired.

When Pop starts searching for the story’s source, a professor named Pertwee, he lands in the middle of the story of a century after the Empire State Building, Grant’s Tomb and Grand Central Station all disappear. Apparently, Pertwee’s the mastermind behind it all. But Pop soon discovers that, instead of inventing a new way to blow things up, the professor may be doing quite the opposite. ALSO INCLUDES THE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES “BATTLE OF WIZARDS” AND “THE DANGEROUS DIMENSION”

My Review:

Besides founding a movement, L. Ron Hubbard was also one of the most prolific science fiction writers of the 1930s and 1940s.  Along with Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and many other greats, Hubbard made his living by publishing his short stories in “pulp” magazines of the time.  Recently, Galaxy Press grouped Hubbard’s short stories into books. I was sent two different books from the Stories from the Golden Age collection from Galaxy Press for review, The Professor Was a Thief, and The Great Secret.

These books were so much fun to read!! I grew up on pulps and old 1960s era science fiction, so this genre was right up my alley.  Each book consists of 3-4 stories, along with a biography of the author, a glossary of slang and technological terms of the time, plus a preview of a story from a different book in the collection.  The Stories from the Golden Age collection also includes books of Hubbard’s action and western adventures.

My favorite book of the two is The Professor Was a Thief.  This is a more lighthearted science fiction collection.  Each story has a sense of humor and a bit of a twist at the end.  The other book, The Great Secret, was more action-oriented science fiction (ala Flash Gordon), but still a fun read.  The books are short and would be a great read for a rainy afternoon.

I give The Professor Was A Thief and The Great Secret four ray guns each!!  Fans of the oldies will love these books!!

I was given complimentary copies of these books for the purpose of review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

You can find out more about L. Ron Hubbard’s books, as well as purchase them at Galaxy Press. Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.