La légendeMrs Blancheville
Coconut stain remover soap
During the long winter months, customers tended to stay home. Solange filled her time offering free cleaning to her less well-off customers and organizing teams to collect garbage along the sides of the main roads. She made it her mission to ensure her village was clean. So delightful were the smells coming from her laundry that some customers borrowed her hangers for their own clothing so that it would be permeated with Solange’s essential oils.
On November 1st, 1907, as Solange was getting ready for a busy Christmas season of cleaning her customer’s best outfits, there was a horrible accident in the village. The newly-constructed Eastman rail bridge collapsed, killing two drivers and two engineers. Aboard the train was a cargo of grapes, and within minutes the entire village gathered to collect them to stock up for winter. Naturally, Solange was among them and was the first to spot a young man trying desperately to extract himself from the debris. With the help of several volunteers, she managed to free him. He was in a bad way, so with her usual generosity, she accompanied him to the hospital.
Multiple injuries kept him laid up there for a time, but Solange visited him daily. As it often does, nature took its course. She started calling him by his nickname, Gaston, and he yielded to the charm of this kind and considerate woman whose scent was as alluring as that of her namesake flower. The day Gaston was released from hospital, she learned his family name: Blancheville! That left no doubt – it was destined to be!
Mr. and Mrs. Blancheville had nine children and the smell of their happiness filled the entire village of Eastman.
This must-have plant-based version of traditional homemade soap is good for hand washing or to remove tough stains, such as wine, blood, blueberries, dirt and grass, etc. You can use it on delicate fabrics because it is not abrasive. Mrs. Blancheville soap cleanses everything. Bring some when travelling or going camping. Use it to clean the bath tub and everything else at home.
Directions: For fresh stains, wet spot(s) with warm or cold water depending on the nature of the stain, and rub it with soap. Then put garment in the washer using the normal wash cycle. For older cooked-in stains, wet the stain and rub in the soap. Then let sit in soapy water for a couple hours to a full day (depending on the stain).
Warning for HE machines: Be sure to use less soap than usual, as coconut oil suds-up alot!
Note from the soapmaker: This soap is the result of a request from one of our retailers. She requested that we have an ecological, environmentally friendly and local option comparable to the Marseille soap. The result went above and beyond of the creators and consumers wildest dreams. It can remove wine, blood, blueberry, rust, hair dye, and old oil stains. Many happy customers can attest – it works great!!
Ingredients: organic coconut oil, water, sodium hydroxide.