Olive Oil Marseille Soap
Gentle on the skin, natural and effective
The traditional Marseille soap manufacturing process is a guarantee of "Extra Pure" soap that is entirely free of impurities. It is gentle on all types of skin, even the most sensitive ones (babies, people with allergies, etc.). Thanks to the nourishing properties of olive oil, Marius Fabre olive oil Marseille soap helps your skin keep a more natural moisture balance*.
Gentle on the environment and economical
Made from vegetable oils, biodegradable, phosphate free and additive free, it does not pollute rivers and helps protect the environment. What's more, it requires very little packaging. It lasts a long time, especially when left to dry out. A durable, thrifty buy.
Made in Marseille and the region of Marseille
- Member of union of Marseille soap makers founded to defend and promote real Marseille soap
- Weight, dimensions, and packaging per bar:
- 40g bar is 2in x 1.5in, packaged in paper box
- 200g bar is 2in x 2.25in, unpackaged
- 400g bar is 3in x 3in, packaged in paper box
- Ingredients: Olive oil, Coconut oil, Sodium olivate, Sodium cocoate, Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium chloride, Sodium hydroxide
Meet the Makers
For more than 118 years and four generations, the family of Marius Fabre has been making Marseille soap exclusively from a rigorous selection of vegetable oils. It contains no colouring and no synthetic additives. It is free of petroleum-based products and animal fats, unlike most of the other soaps and shower gels on the market.
In 1900, barely 22, Marius Fabre founded his soap company in Salon-de-Provence. He started up in the garden shed, where he set up two cauldrons and a few moulds.
At that time, Salon-de-Provence was an extremely prosperous city, thanks to the commerce of oil, soap and coffee. The abundance of raw materials in Provence (olive oil in the Alpilles, soda and salt in the Camargue made possible the development of the soap-making industry in Marseille.
The use of cauldrons for soap making is not very common today but has stood the test of time at Marius Fabre. Now managed by the great granddaughters of Marius himself, they remain committed to a traditional style of soap making for over 120 years and through four generations. The Marseille soap tradition follows the cooking process to the ultimate stage of testing the product to ensure its done to perfection.
Since 1900, Marius Fabre products remain an art and continue to be produced according to the same philosophy :
- based on vegetable oils,
- without the use of animal fats,
- no artificial colourings or parabens,
- not tested on animals,
- biodegradable, respects the environment,
- recyclable packaging.