It’s about time we went biodegradable.
But to extract yourself completely and live a truly “green” lifestyle isn’t easy.
|Kokopelli bell tents & hens|
We are a campsite with toilets to keep clean, showers, sinks and floors. We have bell tents for hire, along with their cleaning and the laundry of linen and towels.
Our campers cook and they wash their clothes, they wash their dishes and, if we’re lucky (and we usually are) they clean the cookers too. Lots of chemicals going down the pan.
However, two problems:
|Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella, Serramonacesca|
I have been pondering this for a while. If I can make my own creams and lotions from products that are all natural and good (and at a fraction of the commercial cost), then why can I not do the same for household products?
Large surfaces cleaning (€0.02 per litre - yes, really!)
- All cleaning needs, of the person and household, can be met
- Little expense achieves great results
- Completely biodegradable
- The scent is delicious, yet never intrusive
- This soap is not tested on animals
- Antiseptic properties
- Natural repellent for pests of people and animals
The properties & uses of Marseille Soap
|Bolognano swimming hole, Valle dell'Orta, Abruzzo|
It rinses easily and can be used by the whole family.
|Eating arrosticini, Serramonacesca, Abruzzo|
Being hypoallergenic it is also suitable for the little ones and those with the most sensitive skin.
With its known bactericidal effect it is also effective against parasites, and regular use can benefit those with skin problems, such as eczema or acne.
|Sheep, Passo Lanciano, Abruzzo|
All you need do is lather the soap directly onto the clothes, rub and rinse. If you’d like to leave the clothes to soak, simply grate the soap into flakes (or buy a bag of the soap already flaked) and dissolve about 10 grams of soap to 5 litres of warm water.
In the washing machine
|Drying washing, Abruzzese style.|
It is recommended to always use a dosing ball placed directly into the drum as this gives a more even distribution of soap, increases its effectiveness and reduces the amount required.
|Winter shoes! Serramonacesca, Abruzzo|
Shine your jewellery
Clean and soften brushes
Perfuming & protecting clothes
Plants and flowers
|Tomato growing, Kokopelli Camping, Serramonacesca|
Aphids can be easily combated by spraying the plants with a solution of 5-10 grams of flakes dissolved in a litre of water. The parasites will disappear and the effect will be long lasting.
The website is only in Italian, let me know if you need help ordering.
If anyone locally (Abruzzo) would like to avoid the delivery charges for orders under €60, let me know as I'm happy to do combined orders.
|Looking down from Mammarosa, Parco Nazionale della Majella, Abruzzo|