Savon de Marseille is totally biodegradable, requires little packaging and its manufacture is environmentally friendly. Authentic Savon de Marseille is stamped with its weight in grams — a practice left over from years ago which allowed households to compare prices and plan their inventories
Marseille Soap is recommended by dermatologists throughout the world for dry skin and other ailments. Its incredible purity and moisturizing properties make it ideal for sensitive skins. In France it has been trusted for generations to cleanse everything from linens to little faces.
Savon de Marseille soap blocks have been made in France in the same traditional way since 1688. Fewer than five soap makers still craft Marseille Soap according to the centuries-old tradition. It takes the Maitre de Savon (soapmaster) two weeks to make Savon de Marseille.
The delicate mixture of olive oil, alkaline ash from sea plants and Mediterranean Sea salted water are heated for ten days in antique cauldrons, then poured into open pits where it hardens.
We also offer Savon de Marseille hand wash, a staple at sinks all over France.