This laundry bar can be used as a pre wash stain treatment or to make a cost effective, natural and biodegradable laundry gel. Full loads should cost between 22 cents and 30 cents, depending on how much gel you use.
For stain removal simply moisten the clothing item and rub the soap on the stain before washing. The orange, eucalyptus and rosemary oils in the soap act as solvents to help remove stains such as red wine, blood, grease and many more.
To make an effective natural laundry gel: Bring a saucepan with 1.5 litres of water to the boil and turn off. Add 1 bar of grated laundry soap, stir and allow to cool. Pour into a two litre plastic container with a lid and leave to form a gel. If you've kept a scoop from a previous detergent use one scoop (about 1/4 - 1/3 cup) per load. Add directly to the machine, rather than the dispenser. Because I often deal with heavily soiled clothing, I like to use a product like Oxy Plus or Oxy Clean (active ingredient sodium percarbonate) with my wash. This product is one of the new generation of environmentally friendly washing boosters - it's made up of washing soda and baking soda and contains no phosphates or bleach. I place about a tablespoon into my powder dispenser to achieve brighter results. This is a personal choice - you could use the laundry gel as is for soft, clean laundry.
I have used Washpool Farm soap and have found it lathers and cleans really well and leaves my skin feeling healthy and alive and not dry and itchy as some of the commercial soaps do. I am a farmer so most days I come in pretty grotty and need a good product to cut through the grime.
Andrew Ferrier - May 2010
I am on several medications that cause my skin to become dry and itchy. I've tried many different products from the chemist but none of them helped my skin. I looked at the Washpool Farm soaps at the market but had given up on finding anything that helped. My good friend snuck back to your stall to buy me the Super Sensitive Skin Soap as a gift. Since using this bar my itchy, scaly skin has become smooth and soft. I sometimes use your natural goats milk soap for a change. I just want to thank you for helping me - I tell all my friends how good your soaps are.
Kay Neave, Warwick - May 2010
My 3 yr old son has suffered from severe eczema since he was a few months old and I have tried every cream (including steroids), lotion, soap on the market. Since using the goat's milk soap and colloidal oatmeal soap his skin has been so soft and flare ups are now quite rare. I also have a 4 month boy and since birth have only used goat's milk soap on his body and hair and I have never had to use a moisturiser on his skin. It is so gentle and I only need to swish it through the water a few times - it even helps with his cradle cap! I now use these soaps for the whole family and have a bar at every sink in the house. I would recommend these soaps to anyone suffering from a skin condition as they are so gentle and luxurious and have really improved bath time for our family.
Rebecca Lipp, Toowoomba - May 2010
My Son is using the low allergy soap as of tonight's bath and it feels so lovely, soft and smooth. The plain goat milk and olive oil mix suits us well.
Jo, New Farm, Brisbane. - May 2010