This rustic block of natural soap looks as beautiful sitting sinkside as in use, a classic treat to enjoy as well as give. Great for sensitive skin, Savon de Marseille soaps have a rich, generous lather that moisturizes while it cleanses.Bits of crushed grapevine add fragrance as well as gentle exfoliation, removing dead and dry skin cells to leave skin soft, smooth, and moisturized. Olive oil is added to the vegetable base to create soap with exceptional moisturizing qualities. The raw ingredients are heated in a large cauldron for several days, then poured into oversized molds, cut to size, stamped, and allowed to harden.
Marseille soap has been manufactured in France since the 14th century, using traditional techniques that are still prided today. In 1688, King Louis XIV proclaimed the "Edict de Colbert", which regulated the manufacturing process and addressed the criteria regarding ingredients and the specific regions where the soap could be manufactured. Authentic Marseille soap factories continue to adhere to these regulations today, creating distinctively crafted products that have served for generations in many roles in the French home, from personal hygiene to washing baby clothes and cleaning floors. 300 grams. Eco-conscious and minimally packaged. Product of France.