By |2017-10-01T14:19:04-04:00October 1, 2017|8 McDowell, Shopping|

There are so many products out there to help keep us, and our house, clean.
How to decide which to use?

Let me give you some suggestions!

My Number One suggestion and recommendation is
Savon de Marseille

You may have seen these square blocks of soap either on a trip to France, or in certain stores. Traditionally this soap has been used for personal washing. Well, for me it is my go to soap for laundry. Have a spot on a washable fabric? Wine, berries, grease, coffee…. you name it, it comes out with this wonderful time-tested chunk of soap. Wet the fabric, rub the block of soap over the stain, rub in with your fingers a bit. Let it sit a while if necessary. If the spot is not entirely gone, repeat. Then put in the washer as usual.

It’s almost magic! Stains are gone.

The soap has been used in France (where it is made) to get rust stains out of old linens. It helps restore antique fabrics in a way that whiteners just cannot do. If you want to soak a large piece try shaving the block of soap and mix the shavings in water, then add the fabric […]