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.
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:
I 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:
I 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.