Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oui Oui!

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I have never been fond of the French. When I was younger, my dad explained to me how they refused to let us use their airspace when Reagan ordered a strike on Libya, and I suppose I never got over it.

Then about a year ago, a friend of mine who had lived in France introduced me to Marseilles Soap. I'm so crazy about the stuff I am seriously considering reopening my personal diplomatic relations.

Marseilles Soap is a big rustic block made of pure olive oil.
It's intended for skin care, but I use it for laundry stains.
There's nothing it can't do - I've used it on my girls' clothes to remove popsicle juice, blood & grass stains (sometimes, all three at the same time)

Plus, I love how it looks sitting on my windowsill in the sunshine. I feel like I'm in the South of France, circa 1986, gazing up at my American-free sky...

(I order mine from amazon.com)

7 comments:

Julie Knowlton said...

This post made me happy. Mainly because our American swimmers just smashed the French swimmers. And because I always like a good soap recommendation.

Susan said...

I second that opinion! I love the one you gave me and YES, it really does get those stains out. You know when a bar of soap smells exceptional----you often find teeth marks in it!

Jane said...

How is it that you can make a post about soap funny and interesting? You are amazing and entertaining and I love you.

Jane said...

When I saw this post title, I thought it was going to be all about oui oui Jane oui oui and a-Aileen, a-Aileen. Maybe next time.

Dawn said...

So that's why Jeff has a problem with the French!

I must order myself some. If only I had a windowsill in my laundry room to rest it on. . .

quesetescapa said...

I love the French anyway but I find their skin care products to be superior- try Biotherm's after sun gel (apr├ęs soleil I think) to get rid of a sunburn lickety split! I found the soap company link if anyone wants to order:
http://www.marseillesoap.com

Leslie said...

Great post! I am a lover of both good soap and laundry tips. However, I am indifferent when it comes to the French.

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