Marseille Liquid Olive Oil Black Soap
A little goes a long way.
Made from olive oil without any preservatives, dyes or fragrances, this liquid black soap is a all-natural and certified organic alternative to chemical detergents and cleaners. And it’s economical, too: A few dabs here and there will generally do the trick! For kitchens, bathrooms and pans, scrub some liquid black soap in with a sponge, then rinse with hot water. For floors, mix 2 tbsp of soap per 5L of hot water. You can even prevent aphids from invading your garden by spraying a 5 tbsp to 1L water mixture on your plants. All purpose and economical? Yes please. Great for sensitive skin and hypoallergenic? Even better. Fun fact! The name “Marseille Soap” is a protected designation—to qualify for this highly coveted label, your soap has to be made in Provence with natural oils and just a handful of other ingredients: seawater, ash and lye. At Fer à Cheval, it’s a labor-intensive process that takes 10 days and starts with boiling the ingredients in ancient cauldrons overseen by a soap master and team of artisans.
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Details & Materials -
More than 15%, less than 30% soap. Olive oil is the main ingredient; without preservatives, dyes or additives. Fer à Cheval Liquid Black Soap is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical detergents.
2.75"W x 7"H and contians 500mL (16.9 fl. oz.)
Care & Notes
The liquid black soap is an environmentally friendly and multi-use cleaner. Its concentrated form makes it more economical than its liquid version. A little bit is enough to thoroughly clean, degrease, nourish and polish all kinds of interior or exterior surfaces. It also removes difficult stains on clothes or linen.
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