Savon de Marseilles Olive Oil Soap
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Blocks of olive oil based soap have been crafted for hundreds of years in the South of France. Since 1688, French law has declared that only soaps that are crafted using ancient methods, and containing only the purest ingredients, shall bear the mark “Savon de Marseille.” It takes the Maitre de Savon two weeks to make Marseille Soap. The delicate mixture of olive oils, alkaline ash from sea plants and Mediterranean Sea salted water are heated for ten days in cauldrons. At the right moment the mixture is poured into open pits where it slowly hardens. Cut into cubes and stamped, the soaps are then set out to dry in the sun and cool winds. Only a few savonneries near Marseille still make this soap in the traditional manner. Marseille Soap is biodegradable, requires little packaging and is environmentally friendly.
72% olive oil - 300 gram bar