Friday, November 5, 2010

Savon Noir & Goodbye Detergent

Not a lot of spare time for photography lately.  Have been forgetting to take the camera to the shop for renovation updates but will do so tomorrow. 

Great, clean table and clean Thunder Stones!!!
Some new arrivals from TADE. 

The gorgeous wonki ware pudding bowls.

Great October light.

Favourite book, Bailey's Simple Home.
Product of the week!  I am always sceptical about new cleaning products, but I have been trialling several  of the eco friendly "Goodbye Detergent"  products lately and they are very effective.  Well deserving of their awards. 

  • Add 5 to 10 drops of citrus essential oil with cleansing properties to black soap before cleaning your floors.
  • In a spay bottle, combine a tablespoon of black soap, 1 litre of water and around 10 drops of citrus or rosemary essential oil : this homemade household cleaning product is practical to use, environmentally friendly and economical.

Second product of the week!  SAVON NOIR.
Shown here in its paste form but is also available in liquid.  Savon Noir is a natural and pure product for sealing and maintaining absorbent surfaces.  Savon Noir has been used in the Mediterranean for centuries to seal terracotta and other masonry surfaces.

Derived from black olives, this pure soap is produced in the South of France and has a history spanning thousands of years.

Interesting other uses include in brief (will post in more detail soon):

Organic gardening - diluted with water and sprayed onto infested plants

laundry  -  washing clothes, stain removal 
BBQs - removes grease
cars, bikes, boats etc  
paint stains - removes from fabric
floor and tiled surfaces
kitchen -  surfaces, cookers, dishes
leather - cleans, maintains and nourishes
pets - a natural and conditioning shampoo
copper and silver!!! yeah ok, who cleans copper and silver?

Personally I have found Savon Noir great for sealing our limestone bench and the outdoor table shown above, for cleaning leather boots and car seats, and for cleaning stainless steel range hoods.  This slightly addictive product is available now on our website and will be in the shop very soon!!!

SAVON NOIR carries the "Good Environmental Choice Label", so if you are after green ratings for building projects, it's perfect for sealing concrete floors, benches etc.

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