Marius Fabre Marseille Soap Flakes
750g packaged in paper box
With this new "palm oil-free" formula, the company advises you to proceed as follows to make your laundry detergent mix:
- put 30g of soap flakes at the bottom of your bottle
- pour very hot water on it, to melt them (start with approximately 200ml)
- shake well
- pour in about 200 ml of very hot water again
- shake well
- let stand if necessary, then top up again with very hot water to reach 1 liter of detergent.
- A phase shift can occur in laundry, due to its natural formula. You just need to shake the bottle vigorously to mix well again.
When you make your laundry with this new formula of Marseille soap flakes, you may notice a difference in appearance, color or viscosity compared to the old formula (with palm oil). This is quite normal, as oleic sunflower oil which replaces palm oil is a fluid oil (like olive oil), and slightly darker. The quality of the detergent and its washing power are unchanged. It is just as efficient and even more ecological. Over time, if you prepare your laundry in advance, it will thicken. You just have to add hot water and shake it, to dilute it again.
Recommended for delicate clothing, baby linen, woollens, as well as for people suffering from skin irritations.
If your water is hard, add a cupful of white vinegar in the fabric conditioner compartment at regular intervals.
For a scented fragrance, add a few drops of essential oil to your washing liquid (e.g. lavender, tea-tree or citrus).
For a whiter than white effect, add a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda or a small handful of soda crystals
- 100% vegetable oils (Oleic sunflower oil, coconut oil)
- Free from artificial colourings, fragrance and preservatives
- Without chemical additives
- Without palm oil
Soap 30% and over (Sodium Sunflowerseedate, Sodium Cocoate)
Also contains: Aqua, Glycerine, Sodium chloride, Sodium hydroxide
The glycerine in these Marseille soaps has not been added, it is the one that is naturally present in vegetable oil. After a 10 day cooking period and many rinses, only a small amount remains. Authentic Marseille soap, when it is made according to traditional processes, is actually glycerine free.
“Glycerine” is, however, listed in the soaps’ ingredients because some traces remain. The new cosmetic regulation requires all ingredients, even in small quantities, to be stated in the list of ingredients.