Here we are talking about a 100% olive oil soap, which has been 0% overfattied.
In addition I turned it into shavings – in order to make handling easier.
If you’re thinking about making your own detergent or cleaning products, this could be a good alternative for other cleaning soap, which is mostly made from palm oil.
Under “applications” I have listed a couple (few) recipes which you could try out.
What can you do with this cleaning soap ?
2 tablespoons of grated cleaning soap to 5 liters of hot water plus 1 tablespoon of soda (sodium carbonate)
Detergent (not suitable for wool or silk)
2 liters of water
80 g grated cleaning soap
300 g soda (sodium carbonate)
100 g citric acid
Boil cleaning soap, soda and water. Mix well with a hand blender.
Let it cool.
Only then add citric acid – mix well with blender.
Leave to stand for one day (It will divide into a more liquidy and a more firm part).
Mix again with a hand blender.
Fill into glass containers.
Before washing, use a spoon (the mixture becomes quite firm) to pour about 150 ml into a separate glass jar. Fill it up with water and shake well. This way you will get a liquid detergent which distributes well in the machine.
If you want a scent you could add 20 ml of orange essential oil, which you put into compartment II of the washing machine.
For white laundry you could once in a while soak this in hot water with 5 tbsp of disolved soda in it. This way the fibers loose the possible grayish tint and additionally most stubborn stains disappear.
Against lice in the garden
Mix 1 tablespoon of cleaning soap with 2 liters of water, dissolve and fill into spray bottle.
Yes – o.k. – there are better tastes.
But it works perfectly.
For the teeth and throat it is wonderful, because it increases the pH-value (it becomes alkaline – that is quite excellent against caries and inflammations).
Simply rub the damp toothbrush on the soap and then clean the teeth with it.
Olivenöl (bio), Wasser, Natriumhydroxyd.
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, WATER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE