Authentic "Savon de Marseille", from one of the last three Marseille-based tradional soap manufacturers. The purity and gentle moisturizing properties of Palm Oil Marseille Soap makes it ideal for sensitive skins and, for this reason, it is recommended by dermatologists all over the world.
- Authentic "72%" Savon de Marseille
- Manufactured using traditional methods
- Practical & decorative addition to your bathroom
- Only natural ingredients, making it kind to your skin and ecollogically friendly
For centuries, Provence has been connected to the history of soap and is recognized as one of the most prestigious soap producing areas in the world. Dating as far back as the ninth century, master soap makers in Marseille have handmade traditional, gentle soaps using home-produced olive oils. A French law, first introduced in 1688, has allowed only soaps that are manufactured according to prescribed traditional soap-making methods, using pure soap ingredients, can use the famous “Savon de Marseille” The main Savon de Marseille ingredients are olive and vegetable oils, salted water from the Mediterranean Sea and alkaline ash derived from sea plants.
Over a period of about two weeks, these ingredients are heated in traditional cauldrons and refined a number of times, before the final solidifying process takes place. Just prior to packaging, following a practice going back generations, authentic Marseille Soap is stamped with its weight in grams. Traditional Marseille Soap colours are green and beige, depending on whether they are based on olive oil (green soap) or palm oil (beige soap). There are currently only three companies still making Marseille soap: le Sérail, la Savonnerie du Midi et la Compagnie du Savon de Marseille.
Usually sent to UK mainland addresses on a next-day service. Delivery overseas can take a few days longer. We generally dispatch sameday if you order before 12 noon. When you input your address details, you can also add special delivery instructions.