Saturday, February 1, 2014

Savon de la Marseille

For 600 years, vegetable oil soap has been made in the Marseille area of France. There is just something so charming about these sturdy squares- they look robust enough to construct a house out of, if you didn't mind having your home froth away in a sea of olive lather when it rained.

Hardworking yet gentle, it can be used to clean everything from laundry to babies. 

I have always been a little intimidated by the sheer heft of these bricks, but I am determined to give it a try once I deplete my current soap supply.

Here's a little behind-the-scenes insight into how this iconic soap is made:

soap factory

1 comment:

  1. So, I did buy myself this soap last week, and it certainly lived up to its reputation. My skin is remarkably smooth and soft and I emerge from my bath feeling unbelievably fresh.