The term "Savon de Marseille" does not have a protected designation. It is difficult for consumers to distinguish between true and false products sold on the market.
Some so-called "Marseille" soaps are manufactured abroad and not in Provence. In addition they contain animal fat and chemical additives.
Anxious to keep the traditional 100% vegetable recipe of the genuine Savon de Marseille, La Maison du Savon de Marseille joins in partnership with the Savonnerie du Fer à Cheval to present you its new range of authentic Marseilles soaps made in Provence .
This authenticity is guaranteed by the "Savon de Marseille" label created by the Union of Soap Professionals of Marseille, an association created in 2011 to defend, promote and make known the authentic Marseille soap.
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 audited annually during an audit.
CRITERIA THAT PROVE ITS AUTHENTICITY :
1) ITS "ORIGINAL RECIPE" : COMPOSITION
- Vegetable oils exclusively
- Without perfume, without coloring and without synthetic product
2) MANUFACTURIng Process IS BROKEN DOWN INTO 5 KEY STEPS:
- Mashing : The soda lye and vegetable fats are heated and boiled in the cauldron.
- Release : This operation consists in adding a very dense saline solution in order to entrain the excess soda in the bottom of the cauldron.
- Cooking : Turns fat into soap by adding concentrated soda lye.
- Washing : The soap paste is refined by washing.
- Liquidation : A last wash with clear water brings the soap in its natural state. Supernatural then the smooth and pure soap that makes its reputation. These different operations take about a week to ten days.
3) ITS GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN:
Our entire range of products is manufactured in Marseille.
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OUR RANGE IS COMPOSED OF: