We came across this advertisement for a laundry detergent which has the "same essential oils as Savon de Marseille" (plus a whole lot of chemicals, to be sure). We'll take the original, thanks very much. Still, we love seeing our SDM on TV.
Savon de Marseille
Posted on September 4, 2011 by Savon de Marseille
Savon de Marseille, the legendary French soap was officially protected under French law in 1688. Under the strict guidelines, in order to be marked with the famous appellation a soap must contain certain quantities of vegetable oils and no animal fats. France's humble "household soap" has since gained world fame for its quality [...]
Posted on September 17, 2011 by Savon de Marseille
In this video Patrick Boulanger, who write a nice little book about Savon de Marseille, visits our small factory in the hills above Marseille to witness this soap manufacturing process that has not changed in hundreds of years.
As you can see making Marseille soap is a slow, painstaking process. It is not about speed or [...]