OUR SOAP FLAKES ARE CERTIFIED
Flakes made from our olive oil soap
Our organic olive oil soap flakes are made through a cold saponification process. They are universal and can replace all your household soaps such as your washing-up liquid, your laundry detergent, or your household cleaner.
Very soft, it is perfectly adapted to all types of skin, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, babies and children, as well as sensitive skin.
They are handmade from our soap in our workshop. All the flakes are packed in fully biodegradable brown paper bags.
Natural and vegetable glycerin
The glycerin present in our soap flakes is natural, it hasn't been added and is derived from the olive oil.
Glycerin has softening properties, it softens your clothes and linen (in particular wool garments). It helps to thoroughly wash your clothes as it dissolves stain and can also be used to stretch shrunken clothes.
If certain laundry detergents are likely to cause allergic reactions, you can make your own laundry liquid with our soap flakes. We very often receive positive feedback from our community.
As we mainly use soaps which weren't compliant in size or shape to make our flakes. But it also happens that a full soap production is dedicated to making our soap flakes (not only the offcuts). They don't lose any of their quality or efficiency.
A win-win and eco-friendly reasoning which helps us to reuse our non-marketable soaps and avoid any waste, allowing you to save money.
However, it is also possible to grate our soap. We decided to offer them in flakes to make your life easier so you can make your own recipes, hassle-free!
1) Make your own hand and body liquid soap
Heat 250ml of water (to simmer) and turn the heat down before adding 50g of our grated soap (or flakes). Stir and then wait until the mix has cooled down before pouring it in a sterilised container of your choice. As for the consistency you wish to have, you can simply adjust the amount of water used.
2) Make your laundry detergent
Heat 1L of water (to simmer) and turn the heat down before adding 30g of our grated soap (or flakes). Let the flakes melt and stir once in a while. Once the mix has cooled down, add 1 tbsp of sodium bicarbonate. You can add fragrances rather than essential oils if you fancy a particular smell. Take a sterilised empty laundry liquid bottle (or any other bottle) and pour in the mix. Leave it to rest overnight. And that’s it! Just use the same amount as you did with your usual laundry detergent. Don’t forget to shake your mix before every wash.
If your water is hard, you can add white vinegar as softener. We also recommend cleaning your machine about once a month by launching an empty wash cycle with 2 tbsp of soda crystals.
If you have stained your clothes, you can rub the soap with a bit of cold water directly onto the stain before putting your clothes in the washing machine. This will easily replace an industrial stain remover.
3) Make your floor cleaning product
Heat 1L of water (to simmer) and turn the heat down before adding 30g of our grated soap (or flakes). Let the flakes melt and stir once in a while. Once the mix has cooled down, add 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Take an empty bottle and pour in your mix. Put 1 dose of your mix (1 lid or small glass full)in 1L of water and then wash your floors.
You don’t have to use vinegar if you don’t like the smell of it. Instead, you can replace it with 1 tbsp of sodium bicarbonate.
4) Make your washing-up liquid
Heat 1L of water (to simmer) and turn the heat down before adding 20g of our grated soap (or flakes). Let the flakes melt and stir once in a while. Once the mix has cooled down, add 1 tbsp of sodium bicarbonate and 2tbsp of soda crystals. Take a sterilised empty washing-up bottle and pour in your mix.
Frequently asked questions
Can the soap’s glycerin clog my pipework?
To avoid your washing machine pipes getting clogged because of the glycerin in our organic olive oil soap, we recommend about once a month cleaning your machine by launching an empty cycle with soda crystals set to a high temperature (+60°C). You can also pour soda crystals down your bath or shower drain if you think it’s getting clogged.
Can your soap be used to clean reusable nappies, period underwear, or reusable sanitary towels?
Using a homemade laundry detergent (with or without glycerin) can indeed in the long run clog these products, making them less absorbing. The presence of glycerin in laundry detergents is often proscribed but this is usually when glycerin has been added to soap and/or present in huge quantities, which isn’t the case with our soap.
In any case, we recommend declogging your nappies, period underwear and sanitary towels regularly, which you can do at the same time as your washing machine. This allows you to clean them thoroughly and to avoid all absorption problems.
To do so, we recommend launching a high temperature wash with 1-2 tbsp of soda crystals. This way, it allows you to use our soap to make your laundry liquid as well as washing your nappies or your menstrual underwear with it, if you regularly degrease your machine.