Description from Brook Farm General Store
Savon De Marseilles
Savon de Marseille has been made the same way for over eight hundred years. In fact, since 1688, French law has declared that only soaps made according to specific methods may bear the mark “Savon de Marseille.”
There are only a few savonneries remaining that still make their soap in this traditional manner. The mixture of olive and vegetable oils, alkaline ash from sea plants and Mediterranean seawater must be heated for ten days before being cut into cubes and stamped, and then set out to dry in the sun and wind.
Marseille Soap is super gentle and moisturizing, and can be used to wash anything from young faces to delicate laundry items.