Uses

Do you know all the different ways you can use Marseille soap? They are all...

Do you know all the different ways you can use Marseille soap? They are all both practical and economical. Marius Fabre makes a variety of different traditional Marseille soap to accompany you every day.

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A whole array of uses for genuine Marseille soap made with olive oil

Hygiene

For the face and body

A don’t miss for the complexion, Marseille soap made with olive oil contains no colouring, no fragrance, no paraben and no palm oil. That’s why it’s a gentle natural alternative to other modern-day products and irritating cleansers that are much rougher on fragile skin. Your skin is soft and well-cared for.

Recommended by dermatologists and more economical than shower gel, Marseille soap cleanses and gently removes all the day’s impurities.

Ideal for daily face cleansing, it naturally purifies the skin from the very first time you use it. Rich in vegetable oils, it is good for all types of complexion, even the most sensitive, and it prevents drying.

It is highly recommended for washing your hands all day long.

As shampoo

Olive oil Marseille soap is an excellent shampoo for a non-aggressive, deep down hair wash (especially for greasy hair but it also works for dry hair).

Instructions for use: Wet your hair with warm water then rub with Marseille soap to make a lather. Wash your hair then carefully rinse out all the lather. Dry as usual.

Make-up remover

Entirely natural, Marseille soap made with olive oil is a gentle make-up remover that won’t irritate your skin. It can easily replace your micellar solutions and other make-up removal and moisturising oils and take good care of your skin.

Instructions for use: At the end of the day, moisten your face with warm water and rub your skin with Marseille soap. Lather with your hands or a natural sponge. Rinse thoroughly. N.B. Don’t use Marseille soap as an eye make-up remover, it will sting your eyes! If the soap comes into contact with the eyes, rinse thoroughly.

Natural toothpaste

Using real Marseille soap made with olive oil as toothpaste keeps gums healthy and leaves teeth clean and white. A simple, economical and environment-friendly gesture!

Instructions for use: Rub your wet toothbrush on a piece of olive oil Marseille soap. Brush your teeth. There will be lots of lather. Rinse your mouth with plain water.

Daily care

Relieving cramp

If you suffer from cramp and rheumatism, especially at night, how about a natural, effective cure? Olive oil Marseille soap will relieve the pain.

Instructions for use: Use a cube, a toilet soap or a slice of olive oil Marseille soap. Place it in a facecloth or fabric pouch. Slip it under the sheet to the bottom of the bed. Leave it there and... wait and see!

Soothing burns

Marseille soap can do miracles when it comes to soothing light burns or sunburn!

Instructions for use: Apply Marseille soap while running cold water on the burn.

Relieving itching

The high pH in Marseille soap gives it antiseptic properties that soothe irritations and allergies. If your skin is irritated or if it feels itchy because of eczema, psoriasis or insect bites (mosquito or chigger bites...), you can use Marseille soap.

Instructions for use: Gently rub the itchy places with a cube of olive oil Marseille soap several times a week.

Cleaning wounds

An antiseptic that is famous for its disinfecting properties, Marseille soap is essential in your first aid kit.

Instructions for use: For small wounds and scratches, swab the damaged skin with a damp piece of Marseille soap then rinse in clear water.

For fabrics

Moth repellen

Moths are very sensitive to certain odours. The oils in real Marseille soap made with olive oil act as repellents so that the moths are not inclined to lay eggs and breed in your wardrobes and cabinets.

Instructions for use: Keep moths out of your wardrobe by hanging up a slice of olive oil Marseille soap. You can also put a few pieces in the folds of your linen and in your garment pockets. After a few months, the soap will dry up, so remember to replace it to make sure it is still effective.

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Different ways of using Marseille soap in the laundry

For fabrics

Washing even delicate fabrics

Guaranteed colouring- fragrance- and additive-free, Marseille soap for the laundry is recommended for a gently efficient wash, whatever the fabrics. As it is hypoallergenic, it is gentle even the most sensitive skins such as babies and allergic skins.

Instructions for use: For a hand wash, even with delicates (baby clothes, silk, woollens...), dissolve 25 grams of Marseille soap flakes in 5 litres of hot water. Leave to soak then wash and rinse thoroughly. Use cold water for woollens.

Removing stubborn stains

There’s a good reason why washerwomen used to use Marseille soap on their daily washing: It’s because of its unequalled stain removing properties. Butter, coffee, chocolate, blood... Marseille soap is ideal to get rid of stubborn stains! Among others, it is really effective on shirt collars.

Instructions for use: Moisten the stain and your Marseille soap cube for the laundry with cold water. Make sure you don’t use hot water because it would “dye” the stain into the fibres of the garment. Rub the stain with the soap and leave it to soak in for a few hours. Machine wash the garment for irreproachable results!

Make your own home-made laundry wash

Make your own laundry wash with Marseille soap flakes. It’s a warrant of hypoallergenic, colouring free, fragrance free detergent with no additives. It couldn’t be more economical or ecological. You can use your laundry liquid on any fabrics but especially on delicates.

Ingredients for 1 litre of home-made laundry wash: 25g Marseille soap flakes, 1L water, 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda (optional), 10 drops of lavender, lavandin or eucalyptus essential oil (optional).

Instructions for use: Put the Marseille soap flakes into a large mixing bowl. Heat the water in a kettle or saucepan. Pour the boiling water onto the soap flakes and mix until the soap has completely dissolved. Leave to cool down. Add the bicarbonate of soda and essential oil (optional). Pour into an empty bottle or washing liquid container.

Use: Pour a small glass (20cl) of the liquid into the detergent compartment of your washing machine or into the diffuser in the tub with your linen. You can make your Marseille soap washing liquid in advance so that it's ready when you need it. Don’t worry if it sets in the bottle when it cools down. Just shake well before use until the liquid is smooth again.

In the home and garden

Cleaning floors, furniture and carpets...

Natural and economical, Marseille soap for the laundry leaves a pleasant scent in the home and makes your floors shine. It will soon replace the detergents sold on the market. For cleaning, pour 40g of grated soap or soap flakes into 2L of hot water. Dip in your floorcloth and clean as usual.

For work surfaces, furniture and electrical appliances, rub Marseille soap directly onto a sponge, clean the stains then rinse. Wipe off with a soft cloth if necessary.

To clean a carpet deep down, mix two to three tablespoons of Marseille soap flakes with one litre of warm water. Dip a stiff brush into the mixture and scrub the carpet with it. Lift up the carpet and leave it to dry.

Replacing dish-washing liquid

Because we use a lot of it every day, it can be well worthwhile to make your own home-made dish-washing liquid, hypoallergenic and gentle on your hands. Pour 20g of Marseille soap flakes into 30 cl of very hot water and mix together until perfectly fluid. Leave to cool. Then add 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. The mixture will become frothy - it’s a normal reaction. To finish you can add a few drops of essential oil to scent your dish-washing liquid. Now all you need is a sponge!
You can also buy ready-made dish-washing liquid at Marius Fabre. 

Cleaning leather sofas

Leather sofas don’t often look dirty but you’d be surprised how much sweat or hairs you can wipe off them... To clean your leather sofa, use a lint-free cloth slightly dampened with a mixture of a tablespoon of Marseille soap in half a litre of water. Pat rather than rub or press too hard while cleaning. The shine on the leather will be restored.

Greenfly prevention

Real Marseille soap is an excellent natural insect-killer effective for keeping aphids and insects off your plants. It is a natural biodegradable solution that avoids the use of toxic products on plants and soils. Dissolve a few real Marseille soap flakes in water and spray your plants. Repeat every 3 days.
You can also use our ready-made black soap liquid sprays.

Other cleaning jobs

Reviving leather handbags

To restore a leather handbag or purse, clean it carefully with soapy water containing a few drops of ammonia. Leave to dry in the shade. To finish the job, rub with a soft cloth moistened with lemon juice. You can also do this on leather jackets and other leather garments.

Cleaning jewellery and trinkets

To clean your gold jewellery, soak it for about ten minutes in a bowl of hot water with a tablespoon of Marseille soap flakes in it. Scrub with a soft toothbrush, then rinse. Leave to dry on paper towel.

To clean plastic, glass or bronze trinkets, dip them in a bowl of warm water containing a few tablespoonfuls of Marseille soap flakes for the laundry. Brush lightly with a soft toothbrush and dry with a soft cloth.

  Our Marseille soap laundry range