werfzeep French clay soap

6,95

Werfzeep’s Green Clay Soap’s super fresh scent comes from the blend of red thyme, rosemary, peppermint and eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils. These help clear your head, stimulate blood flow and combat greasy skin. This soap is wonderful for acne-prone skin but is also good for use on normal skin. So if you fall in love with the smell but don’t have problem skin, don’t worry; Green Clay Soap is also suitable as a nourishing shower soap for you.

werfzeep

werfzeep

Werfzeep is an organic soap company based in Utrecht in the Netherlands. We like them very much because of the quality of their hand-made soaps but also because of their strong principles and values.

By making soaps in a traditional way, Werfzeep avoids using chemicals (like refined fatty acids, and additives such as foam improvers, synthetic perfumes, and preservatives) that are ultimately harmful to our skin. Instead, they use nourishing vegetable oils, together with love, and attention to make soaps that are very good for our skin.

All of their soaps are plant-based; they source their ingredients from organic producers around the world, by collecting raw materials in the Wickenburgh forest near Utrecht, and they even grow various herbs and roots in their own garden!

French Clay Soap cleans skins without drying it out. The clay deeply cleanses skin, extracting impurities. Hamamelis promotes the skin’s metabolism and has been used for many years for its anti-inflammatory, astringent and disinfectant properties. Melissa and East Indian cherry calm irritated skin.

Werfzeep’s Green Clay Soap’s super fresh scent comes from the blend of red thyme, rosemary, peppermint and eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils. These help clear your head, stimulate blood flow and combat greasy skin. This soap is wonderful for acne-prone skin but is also good for use on normal skin. So if you fall in love with the smell but don’t have problem skin, don’t worry; Green Clay Soap is also suitable as a nourishing shower soap for you.

The photos show East Indian cherry and melisse growing in the Werfzeep forest garden.

– Handmade by Werfzeep in Utrecht, The Netherlands
– 100% organic ingredients
– Cruelty-Free
– Vegan
– Wrapped in paper
– Biodegradable
– Palm oil-free

learn how to transform a bar of cleaning soap into 6 bottles of liquid multi purpose soap

creating something new from old traditions: the soap bar

Creating something new from old traditions: the soap bar

Somewhere in the 1980s or 90s, many of us switched from using bar soap to liquid soap – we were told it was more hygienic. However, we were misled! Studies (John E. Heinze and Frank Yackovich, Epidemiology and Infection Vol. 101, No. 1 (Aug. 1988), pp. 135-142) show that washing with bar soap isn’t any less hygienic, so, don’t believe the hype. Now we can once again choose from a wide range of soap bars, from a moisturizing body wash to shampoo, to shaving soap and home cleaning detergent. You can find many sorts of soap bars in most supermarkets. Hand-crafted organic bar soap is your best option: it’s good for you and your environment, highly concentrated, economical in use, plastic packaging free, and hasn’t been tested on animals.

liquid soap

liquid soap

Liquid soap is not more hygienic than bars of soap, however it is much more expensive because you buy a lot of water and a plastic bottle. If you are a fan of liquid soap anyway you can use this recipe to make safe, organic, cheap and plastic free liquid soap.

Let’s take a look at these household economics first: So one bar costs €4,70

It can make 6 x 500 ml bottles of liquid soap at 78 cents per bottle
or
It can refill 12 hand soap pumps at 39 cents each
or
It can make 15 bottles of cleaning spray at 23 cents each

I suggest to use the whole bar and make a lot, the soap will last a long time.

tools

○ Mixer
○ Large 4 or 5 L pan
○ Bubble Buddy or another grater
○ Funnel
○ Enough empty bottles or a jerrycan to store 3 liter soap

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ingredients

○3 liter water
○100 gram cleaning soap

I suggest using the Bubble Buddy cleaning bar, it’s organic and works really well. However, all kinds of Marseille, Marsiglia, Castile and other cleanings soaps will work. Please note that some bars might be based on palm oil so check the ingredients before you buy them.

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okey, let's get started!

First grate the soap.

If you use a steel grate be careful with your finger tips when you approach the end of the bar.

This will take a few minutes, if you feel lazy and own a blender that can chop ice or nuts, soap will work too.

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Boil for a few minutes and stir every now and then until all soap shreds are dissolved.

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Turn the heat off and leave to cool down for a few hours or a night.

When the soap is completely cooled down it’s ready.

Some soaps might cause the soap to ‘gel’, in that case stir a bit more and a table spoon of baking soda.

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Pour the liquid soap in the bottles with the help of a funnel.

This soap can serve many purposes:
○ multi purpose cleaning (for floors, kitchens, windows etc.)
○ dish washing soap
○ laundry detergent
○ handsoap

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This liquid soap can also be used as a base for other cleaning product recipes. My favorite recipe is to make a cleaning spray with it so I can cleaning the countertop and table in seconds.

Fill an old or refillable spray bottle with 200 ml liquid cleaning soap, 300 ml hot water and 4 tablespoons of baking soap. Shake for a few seconds and it’s ready to go.

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