Whiting Of Meudon: Recipes And Uses.
Do you know about Blanc de Meudon? This multi-purpose white powder is a natural cleaning product. Essential in the household, it allows for cleaning all kinds of surfaces safely and effortlessly. We offer you to discover the uses, tips, and recipes based on Blanc de Meudon.
What is blanc de Meudon?
Whiting is a very fine white powder composed of calcium carbonate. It was originally extracted from the chalk quarries of Meudon, hence its name.
Since these quarries located in the Paris region have not been exploited since 1925, this powder is now extracted from other quarries in Europe, but the name has remained.
Note: even though these two powders look alike, do not confuse whiting with Spanish white which is made of clay and does not have the same uses.
What are the benefits of Meudon white?
Meudon White is a natural cleaning product highly appreciated by fans of organic household cleaning because:
• it is a healthy and safe cleaning product
• it is both effective and non-abrasive
• it can be used on many surfaces, including marble, glass, and ceramic hobs
• it is inexpensive, costing between €6 and €7 per kilogram
For all these reasons, this white powder is an essential part of natural housekeeping, along with other natural cleaning products such as white vinegar, baking soda, black soap, and Marseille soap.
How to use Meudon white?
The simplest method for using Blanc de Meudon at home is to mix this fine powder with a little water to form a cleaning paste. As this cleaning paste is mildly abrasive and weakly alkaline, it can be used to clean and shine many materials without damaging or scratching them:
• stainless steel
• stainless steel
• glass-ceramic plates in your kitchen.
What are the recipes using blanc de Meudon?
The cleaning paste
To prepare the cleaning paste that can be used on a large number of surfaces, pour some Blanc de Meudon into a bowl and add water gradually until a paste forms.
Then simply apply this paste to the surface to be cleaned, such as your windows or your ceramic hob, let it dry and remove it with a clean microfiber cloth.
To clean marble, rinse the paste with clear water before polishing with a clean cloth.
Note: you can also use this paste to whiten tile joints if they have yellowed or blackened over time. Simply spread the paste on the joints by rubbing and let it dry for about an hour. Then rinse with clear water and wipe with a clean cloth.
The stain remover mixture
To remove stubborn stains or marks from your surfaces, prepare the cleaning paste as above and add a little white vinegar.
Spread this stain remover mixture on the stubborn mark and let it dry. Then simply rinse the surface and wipe it with a clean microfiber cloth.
The homemade scouring stone
It is also possible to make your own scouring stone based on Blanc de Meudon. To prepare this natural anti-limescale product, mix 2 cups of Blanc de Meudon with 1 cup of black soap and 1 cup of baking soda.
When the preparation is homogeneous, pour it into a jar. Close the jar and let the paste dry for 24 hours before using it.
The mirror shine cleaner
The famous white powder is also known to magically shine mirrors. For this use, dilute 100 g of Marseille soap in a basin of hot water and add 100 g of Blanc de Meudon. Mix well and let cool.
Simply dip a clean cloth in this mixture and clean your mirrors with circular movements. Rinse and wipe with a clean microfiber cloth.