Real Marseille soap
How to recognize the real Marseille Soap
The term "Marseille Soap" does not have a protected designation. It is difficult for consumers to distinguish the true from the false among the products sold on the market.
Some so-called "Marseille" soaps are made abroad and not in Provence. In addition, they contain animal fat and chemical additives.
Anxious to keep the traditional 100% vegetable recipe for real Marseille Soap, La Maison du Savon de Marseille joins in partnership with the Savonnerie du Fer à Cheval to present its new range of authentic Marseille soaps made in Provence.
This authenticity is guaranteed by the "Marseille Soap" label created by the Union of Marseille Soap Professionals, an association created in 2011 to defend, promote and make authentic Marseille soap known.
The "Savon de Marseille" label is issued by the Union of Marseille soap professionals to companies located in a specific geographical area and respecting a manufacturing process defined in a charter. Companies are checked annually during an audit.
The criteria that prove its authenticity:
- "The original recipe"
- - Vegetable oils exclusively
- - Fragrance-free
- - Without dye
- - Without synthetic product
Its manufacture in 5 key steps
- Pasting: Soda detergent and vegetable fat are heated and brought to a boil in the cauldron.
- Leaching: This operation consists of adding a very dense salty detergent to cause excess soda to
- Cooking: Turns fat into soap by adding concentrated soda detergent.
- Washing: The soap paste is refined by washing.
- Liquidation: A last wash with clear water brings the soap into its natural state. Then supernatates the smooth and pure soap that makes it its reputation.
These different operations take about a week to ten days.
Its geographical origin
Our entire range of products is made in Marseille.