Gall soap is a natural stain remover. Just a few decades ago, it used to a part of every household’s cleaning agents. It was considered an inexpensive and environmentally friendly cleaning solution. What can you use gall soap for? And why is it such a great home remedy for stains?
Gall Soap Ingredients
It is a natural product made from beef bile and curd soap. While it is harsh on stains and dirt, gall soap is friendly to the environment due to its all-natural ingredients.
The soap gets its cleaning powers from the salts, acids, and enzymes contained in the beef bile. The second ingredient curd further strengthens these features. Besides these two major constituents, gall soap may also contain olive oil.
Stains Gall Soap Can Remove Effectively
Gall soap is a tried and tested natural stain remover. Since bile acid dissolves fats, proteins, and other oily substances in the stomach, so, it does this outside the stomach as well.
Here is a list of stains gall soap can instantly remove:
- Cocoa stains
- Stains left by Ketchup
- Lipstick and beauty cream.
- Milk, oil, and, wine stains.
- Sweat, grease, and wax.
When it comes to cleaning stains on white clothes, housewives swear by the effectiveness of gall soap. The old cleaning home remedy busts yellowed bra edges, collar, and sweat stains.
Because gall soap is both an effective cleaner and is environmentally friendly, one reason why consumer advocates highly recommended using gall soap.
How to Use Gall Soap?
Regardless of whether you use gall soap as a solid bar or liquid soap, it’s easy to use:
Method-1: For a single item or stain
- Moisten the stain and rub with a soap bar or put some liquid soap over it. The gently rub with a soft cotton cloth.
- Let it sit for up to 5 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Method-2: For a bunch of clothes
- Add an adequate amount of liquid gall soap to the washing machine.
- Run the machine at the same temperature as for your normal detergent.
- If the stains are so stubborn, you can run the machine twice.
- If there is still a small haze of color on white textile, put them in the sun after cleaning. The UV light has a bleaching effect.
Method-3: For carpets and sofas
Gall soap is a proven natural remedy to effectively clean sofas and carpets.
- Moisten the stains and rub with a soap bar. If you have liquid soap instead, put a small amount on the stains.
- Rub with a clean cotton cloth.
- Let it sit for up to 7 minutes then Thoroughly dab off the soap residue with a paper towel.
- The crepe paper sucks the moisture out of the material.
Not for Leather!
Gall soap is not suitable for leather. Even with colored textiles, you should do a patch test beforehand.
You can use gall soap for a variety of cleaning procedures – even on carpets and sofas that cannot be rinsed out. Here you just use a piece of kitchen paper to dab the stains. Only with leather should you not use the natural product, it may harden the leather.
Not For Skincare!
Solid gall soap bars are usually free from colorings, fragrances, and preservatives. But can you use it as a face wash or bathing soap? The answer is no!
“I don’t think gall soap is suitable for skincare,” says Dr. Ernst Tabori, Director of the German Advisory Center for Hygiene at the Freiburg University Medical Center (BZH).
The bile contains salts of bile acids, which above all promote digestion and emulsify water-insoluble food components, i.e. make them water-soluble. The naturally slightly acidic skin environment is disturbed by soap, says Tabori.
Therefore, gall soap shouldn’t be tested for skin tolerance, as the product is not made for it.
Tabori generally advises against experiments with skin in order not to unnecessarily increase the risk of allergies and skin irritation.