Green soap is a versatile soap designed to make cleaning chores easier,reason enough to add it to your shopping list. What can you clean using green soap? Read on to discover the possibilities!
Green soap – what it is and what you can do with it
You probably saw a pot of green soap in your grandmother’s cupboard. Green soap is still a very handy detergent that can be used for many different purposes. Green soap makes short work of grease stains, causing stubborn spots to disappear instantly. In the past, this soap was made from hemp oil (hence the green colour), but today’s environmentally friendly products are made from soya or rapeseed oil.
Green soap is available as a thick jelly or in liquid form in its easily recognizable pot. Both variants can be found in supermarkets, chemists or online webshops.
1. Remove stubborn limescale
The bathroom, bathtub and especially the shower are used intensively every day. To keep these spaces free from limescale, it is important to clean them regularly. A pot of green soap and some baking soda will make this job a snap.
How to remove limescale:
Mix one part green soap with four parts of baking soda to make a paste. Apply this mixture to the bathroom tiles, bath tub and shower cabin and firmly rub the tiles with a wet sponge.
The coarse grains in the baking soda combined with the green soap will efficiently remove dirt and grime from your bathtub, shower, and tiles giving you a shiny final result free of limescale. For an extra finishing touch, you can rinse it off with an all-purpose cleaner if desired and your bathroom, bathtub and shower cabin will look brand new again.
2. Remove grease stains using green soap
Cleaning your greasy kitchen pots, pans and baking dishes is not something to look forward to. Here again, green soap to the rescue !
How to remove grease stains:
Completely lubricate the greasy, baked-on pan or baking dish using green soap. Put it in a garbage bag with a bowl of ammonia and seal the bag. Leave sealed for 24 hours. Rinse off the pan or baking dish with hot water and your pan will be as good as new again.
Do you suffer from a greasy, dirty oven or microwave? Simple solution. Lubricate the greasy surfaces using the green soap, put a cup of ammonia in the oven or microwave and close the door. The next day, all grease residues should be able to be removed easily from the surfaces using a damp cloth or sponge. Please note: do not try this with aluminum pans.
3. Using green soap in the garden
Green soap’s versatility is not only for indoor jobs. Outdoor teak furniture and garden tiles will look like new after a simple application.
How to clean Teak wooden furniture:
Mix a big helping of green soap with hot water and clean the garden furniture. You can use the same mixture for the garden tiles: pour the lather over the tiles. Scrub it with a sturdy brush to remove weeds as well. Thoroughly rinse it with water and your garden will sparkle again.
Still not convinced of the power of green soap?
Here’s a list of additional uses:
– Green soap leaves windows clean and free of stripes.
– Out of detergent? Green soap solves it.
– Green soap is the solution for cleaning greasy hands.
– Is it hot this summer? Make a water slide out of green soap and garbage bags
– Clean your car easily using green soap
Still not a green soap user? We hope you won’t hesitate much longer to purchase this unmissable household product after reading the benefits that green soap has to offer.