The real Marseille soap

Produced following the traditional process, the Marseille soap is made in one of the lasts factories approved by the Marseille soap professional union (UPSM).

Our selection of products

Super stain-remover

€5.00

This stain-remover combines the cleaning properties of the white Marseille soap, the grease-removing properties of the beef bile and the absorbing properties of the “Terre de Sommières” (montmorillonite). 100% natural, this bar of soap is a must-have to remove the most resistant stains, specially on delicates.

Content : 100 grams bar of soap.

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Liquid soap - Olive and Lavender oils

€7.00

Made from authentic liquefied Marseille soap, enriched with olive and lavender oils. Perfect for dry and atopic skins.

Content : Liquid soap 300 ml.

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Traditional Marseille soap - White

€5.00

Fragrance, paraben, preservatives, palm oil and DYE free, the traditional « white » Marseille soap is ideal for chores and adapted to any kind of tasks and any surface (linen, textile, leather, floors, walls, dishes, etc…).
Hypoallergenic, it is your best ally to wash allergic-prones people and babies linen.

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The Marseille soap factory

From the end of the 17th century, strict regulation of its manufacture enabled soap to acquire the image of a high quality product made from an emulsion of oil and soda.

It is then only olive oil and soda is still obtained only by the incineration of "soda plants" (glasswort and kali), it is the first Marseille soap.

The Marseille soap factory

From the end of the 17th century, strict regulation of its manufacture enabled soap to acquire the image of a high quality product made from an emulsion of oil and soda.

It is then only olive oil and soda is still obtained only by the incineration of "soda plants" (glasswort and kali), it is the first Marseille soap.

Marseille Soap

A handmade soap

A traditional Marseille soapcomes in the form of a large cube of 600 grams, on which are engraved the words "72% oil" and the name of the soap factory. The brown-green artisanal soap is made of olive oil, copra oil, and sunflower oil . The white Marseille Soap is composed of peanut oil, copra oil, and palm oil. BIODEGRADABLE HAS 100 % and designed without guaranteed palm oil or preservatives. . The artisanal soap contains neither perfume nor dye nor additive of synthesis. On the other hand, industrial Marseille soap contains additives, colorants, and perfumes.

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The soap bar

€15.00 €13.00

Soap bar with four savonnettes

Enriched with organic olive oil and organic shea butter

Content: 100 grams savonnettes. Total weight: 400 grams


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Super stain-remover

€5.00

This stain-remover combines the cleaning properties of the white Marseille soap, the grease-removing properties of the beef bile and the absorbing properties of the “Terre de Sommières” (montmorillonite). 100% natural, this bar of soap is a must-have to remove the most resistant stains, specially on delicates.

Content : 100 grams bar of soap.

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Musk

€4.00

Musk fragrance tablet of soap. Enriched with olive oil and shea butter.

Content : 100 grams tablet of solid soap. 

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The history genuine Marseille Soap

The history of Marseille soap goes back through the centuries and traces of the first mixtures, based on oil, water, and ashes can be found in antiquity. 

A story that began on the shores of the Mediterranean and which today spans the entire world.
It is in the Middle Ages that the manufacturing process was invented, by adding lime to the leached ashes. Marseille soap will become historical and acquire its letters of nobility in Marseille, to the point of giving its name to the manufacturing process. At the end of the 16th century, the soap industry was born from small family businesses in Marseille.
This region: the South and Provence, has indeed the raw materials necessary to the manufacture of the Real Marseille Soap: olive oil, salt, and ashes of salicorne of the Camargue. Industrial production developed from the 17th century, with the creation of the first Marseilles factory by Georges Prunemoyr, in 1593. It is in the 19th century that the profession of soap maker was organized and the Phocaean City asserts itself as the main place of production.
At that time, Marseille had dozens of soap factories, each with own brand.

François Merklen fixed in 1906,
The formula of authentic Savon de Marseille, with 12% fatty acid.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the city of Marseille had 90 soap factories. This flourishing industry reached its peak in 1913, with a production of 180,000 tons of soap.

It is after the 1st World War that production starts to decline.

After 1950, the arrival of synthetic detergents will sound the death knell of soap bars.

The return to grace of Marseille soap.
Today, Marseille soap has a positive image of naturalness, simplicity, and cleanliness, known as "the old way". However, there are only a few artisanal soap factories in the Marseille area.

Artisanal manufacturing process

The artisanal production of genuine Marseille Soap takes three weeks and involves several steps:
- mashing: the fats and caustic soda are boiled with pure water and salt water in vats.

- cooking: the paste obtained is brought to a boil and the second addition of caustic soda transforms all the fat into soap.

- the release: the mixture obtained is divided into 2 layers Soap and glycerin.

- the washing: the excess of caustic soda is eliminated with salt water + the liquidation: after a time of rest, the best part of the soap paste (the "smooth soap") is sent to the finishing, the finishing includes 4 steps: solidification, cutting, molding of the soap bars and packaging.

Benefits
- The 5 main virtues of the natural Marseille Soap biodegradable soft economical very good stain remover

Genuine Marseille Soap has recognized properties and is particularly suitable for delicate washing, from body linen to baby linen. Indeed, thanks to its pH of 9,5 the soap of Marseille does not irritate the skin.

Other uses :
Here are other possible uses of Marseille Soap, which have through the years and are conveyed by our elders
• Stain removal: Before washing, rub the stain with dry soap, your stains will disappear with much more ease during the washing

To make the jewels shine : Dilute a piece of soap of Marseille in boilingwater and soak your jewelry.

• Clean and soften your brushes: After cleaning, let them soak for a few hours in warm, soapy water.
• Clean your leather: Scrub with a soapy brush and rinse thoroughly.
• Nourish and shine your tiles: Soap them and rinse thoroughly
Perfume your clothes: Put a piece of Marseille soap at the bottom of your wardrobe.
Repel moths: Place a piece of Marseille soap in the middle of your clothes, it will act as a moth repellent.
Satin your skin: use your Marseille soap to exfoliate your skin in a hammam.
• Shave: Lather your Marseille soap until you get a foamy lather.

Many cleaning products contain Marseille Soap, but for the toilet, in particular, nothing better than the use of handcrafted Marseille Soap, which guarantees a natural and ecological product. To summarize, the Marseille Soap is an old-fashioned artisanal product, completely in agreement with the current standards because very ecological".

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