Organic Marseille Soap 

The story

After a deep search, I finally found the authentic Marseille Soap! 😍

So excited to share it with you:

✨Here is what I found: there are only 4 manufactories remaining. They are following the traditions of this precious soap following the rules categorized under the Union of soap professionals of Marseille (UPSM).

This private association has deposited a collective mark which guarantees a constant quality, complying with a specific specification:

  • Its geographical origin: it must be made in Marseille and in its region, historical basin of soap making of Marseille

  • Its manufacturing process: it must be cooked in a cauldron for about 7 to 10 days, according to the five stages of the Marseille process.

  • Its composition: The soap of Marseille must be composed of vegetable oils exclusively (no animal fat). It has no fragrance, no dye, no preservative, no additives.

🌸Even if the market is saturated with Marseille soap if they don't have this certification, then they are just abusing the term: ​"Marseille soap."
​🌿The tradition started in 1370, wants the authentic soap to be made with at least 72% olive oil, water and ash from sea plants. In 1688, Louis XIV laid down by means of an Edict by (the king’s minister Colbert), the rules which institutionalized Marseille soap: production in cauldrons and only based on vegetable oils.

✨Are you ready to discover these champions of tradition and nature?

Marius Fabre Marseille Soap French Maker since 1900

🌿In 1900, Marius Fabre founded his soap company in Salon de Provence. Today, the fourth generation of his family is carrying on the tradition of real Marseille soap with the same passion.

Ever since 1900, this bar of soap has been made exclusively from vegetable oils, with no coloring or preservatives at all. With olive oil, it gently cleanses the skin. Used in the shower, they pleasantly instill a sensation of well-being with a breath of Provence. Far more economical than a shower gel, they can be used on body, face, and hands.

The company has  a museum of the soap factory

Fer à Cheval Soap Makers, in Marseille since 1856. Certified Organic 

🌷What a heavenly fragrance in these luxurious organic soaps and balm! 
Even more amazing is that they are made only with certified organic and natural ingredients! ​

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🌷Created since 1856 in the city center of Marseille, Fer à Cheval is nowadays one of the last soap factory to perpetuate the city’s tradition.
​💕Unlike industry giants’ products, the original Marseille soap needs special attention… .Their Master soapmakers take care of the soap paste: every bubble, every smell, every sound has a special meaning that they are the only one to understand.

The whole soap factory’s know-how lies on the shoulders of our Master soapmakers who passed down their secrets from generation to generation.  Here, man’s work makes a difference.

​​​​💕100% authentic Marseille soap; often imitated, but never equaled.

Presented in an authentic and refined package, real Marseille soap is a natural, effective and healthy alternative for skincare and housekeeping. The Ancestral cauldrons saponification process. Nearly 10 days are necessary for the elaboration of our cauldron-cooked soap according to the Marseille process. This ancestral know-how transmitted by Master soap makers through generations is still used to this day.

A natural, hypoallergenic soap. This soap is exclusively plant-based. It does not contain any preservatives, dyes, additives or animal fat. No palm oil.

Biodegradable and environmentally-friendly. ECOCERT certified 

It represents an ecological alternative to chemicals found in most skincare and housekeeping products.

Its generous size and minimal water content make it economical for longer preservation. Its recyclable packaging was conceived to respect the environment💗

Savonnerie Du Midi, Marseille 1894. La Corvette. Certified Organic

🌿1894: Foundation of the « Savonnerie du Midi » factory in the 14th district of Marseille and launching of La Corvette brand. La Corvette represents 120 years of the Savonnerie’s history in a single soap. Certified Organic by Ecocert.

La Savonnerie du Midi opens to the public with its Museum dedicated to Marseille Soap and its factory shop.

Marseille soap The Corvette has been manufactured since 1894 at the Midi soap factory in Marseille, according to the traditional manufacturing process of cooking with pots.

La Savonnerie Le Sérail, à Marseille, since 1949

🌿They respect the rules of 72% EXTRA PURE cube of OLIVE or Vegetable oil.

For generations, their concern has been to respect and perpetuate the production of Genuine Marseille Soap cooked in an old-fashioned cauldron.

Thanks to its hypoallergenic and bactericidal properties, Marseille soap is highly recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin.​

  • Nowadays, the return of ecological and economic values ​​make consumers (re) discover the virtues of Marseille soap, both good for the skin and good for the environment.

  • hypoallergenic

  • Biodegradable in less than 28 days

  • Recommended by dermatologists to fight against dry skin

They also open the door to their manufactory.