Savon de Marseille Olive Oil Soap (Original)

French women used big blocks of Marseille Soap to wash their linens in communal washing areas. Now this legendary soap is adored as an incredibly pure, gentle and moisturizing skin care for the face and body. It’s delicate and hypoallergenic for even the most sensitive skin types. Marseille Soap is naturally luxurious and adds a classic accent to your home.

Marseille Soap has a creamy lather and washes off clean, leaving your skin and hair moisturized, fresh and soft. It is recommended the world over by dermatologists for a wide range of skin conditions. Always unscented, Marseille Soap nevertheless conveys the gentle aromas of Provence and the soft sea breeze of the Mediterranean.

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Marseille Soap is absolutely natural. It doesn’t contain artificial ingredients like color and fragrance, and the soapmakers never test on animals. Marseille Soap is biodegradable and requires little packaging.

Marseille Soap is exceptionally long lasting. It is beloved as a super-mild laundry soap as well as a great kitchen soap. But as a bath soap it is divine. Marseille Soap is environmentally friendly — great for camping and backpacking.

Savon de Marseille is recommended by dermatologists throughout the world for dry or sensitive skin, eczema and other ailments. In France it has been trusted for generations to cleanse everything from linens to little faces.

The “original” version is poured and cut, just as it has been for centuries. This results in a softer soap than the machine-formed and extruded “hard-milled” version.

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About

In the Middle Ages, big blocks of gentle soap were first crafted in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille with olive oil from local groves, marine ash and sea salted water. The quality of these soaps were immediately famous throughout Europe and in 1688 French law declared that only soaps made according to certain ancient methods could bear the important mark Savon de Marseille.

The most prized of all soaps in the world, our Savon de Marseille is still crafted by hand, in Marseille, just as it has been for hundreds of years.

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