Soaps

Soaps

A selection of gorgeous French soaps - from scrumptious scents like raspberry, violet, lavender and honey to the purity of traditional Savon de Marseille. Come and spoil yourself!

Marseille soap or Savon de Marseille is a traditional hard soap made from vegetable oils that has been produced for around 600 years. In 1688, Louis XIV introduced regulations limiting the use of the name Savon de Marseille to olive-oil-based soaps manufactured in and around Marseille, France. The law has since been amended to allow other vegetable oils to be used.

Traditionally, the soap is made by mixing Mediterranean seawater, olive oil, soda ash and lye together in a large cauldron. This mixture is then heated for several days, stirred constantly. The mixture is allowed to sit until ready, then poured into a mold and allowed to set slightly. While still soft it is cut into bars, stamped, and left to completely harden, which can take up to a month. The traditional cube shape is nowadays not its only form - it's also available as a bar, and with various natural fragrances and oils.



Savon d'Alep Soap Laurel and Olive Oil 190g Aleppo Soap

Savon d'Alep Soap Laurel and Olive Oil 190g Aleppo Soap

Savon d'Alep - traditional Aleppo soap. Made in Fr..

£4.95

Un Coin de Provence French Soap 100g Various Perfumes

Un Coin de Provence French Soap 100g Various Perfumes

The Un Coin de Provence (a Corner of Provence) ran..

£2.50

Nature a Suivre French Soap 80g Various Perfumes

Nature a Suivre French Soap 80g Various Perfumes

The Nature a Suivre (follow nature) range - these ..

£2.20

Artisanat de Provence French Soap 100g Various Perfumes Savon de Marseille

Artisanat de Provence French Soap 100g Various Perfumes Savon de Marseille

The Artisanat de Provence range - these lovely 100..

£2.80

Le Petit Marseillais Soap Argan Oil 100g x 2

Le Petit Marseillais Soap Argan Oil 100g x 2

Carefully created for you by Le Petit Marseillais,..

£3.95

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