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Savon de Marseille Olive-300g

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  • All natural, moisturizing olive oil soap

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Size: 300 gram

In the Middle Ages, big blocks of gentle soap were first crafted in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille with olive oil from local groves, marine ash and sea salted water. The quality of these soaps were immediately famous throughout Europe and in 1688 French law declared that only soaps made according to certain ancient methods could bear the important mark Savon de Marseille. Now the most prized of all soaps in the world, our Savon de Marseille is still crafted by hand, in Marseille, just as it has been for hundreds of years. It takes the Maitre de Savon (soapmaster) two weeks to make Marseille Soap. The purest ingredients are heated for ten days in antique cauldrons. The soapmaster knows just the right moment to pour the mixture into open pits where it slowly hardens. Cut into cubes and stamped, without machines of any kind, the soaps are then set out to dry in the sun and cool winds. Savon de Marseille ("Marseille Soap") is once again being rediscovered for its extraordinary purity, gentle skin care and ecological value. Savon de Marseille is recommended by dermatologists throughout the world for dry or sensitive skin, eczema and other ailments. In France it has been trusted for generations to cleanse everything from linens to little faces. Marseille Soap is totally biodegradable, requires little packaging and its manufacture is environmentally friendly. Authentic Marseille Soap is stamped with its weight in grams - a practice left over from years ago which allowed households to compare prices and plan their inventories. This gram weight is the weight of the soap "frais" or fresh in the factory. The soap will lose weight as it becomes drier. No soap is "greener." In France they are sold piled high on open-air market tables like produce, wrapped in craft paper. Your Savon de Marseille will be delivered without plastic packaging, carefully wrapped in paper stamped with the famous marks to prove its authenticity. © French Soaps LTD

Product Details

Size: 300 gram
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000FQ0QP8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,498 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)

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I've seen this soap sold online from Europe and was delighted to find it offered at Amazon. I took the advice of one reviewer and ordered the largest size and sliced it into small bars for ease of handling. It was very easy to cut into it.

I used the soap in the shower for the first time today and already know that I'll purchase it again. It's a gentle soap with a very soft feel to it. It lathered fine in our hard water. My skin hasn't felt itchy at all today.

I wondered if because it's so soft that it would be used up too quickly. But I can already see that it'll be long lasting. I give it an A+.
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Size: 1000 gram
I always buy this soap when I travel in France. When I found it on Amazon, I was elated! It is so moisturizing that I never need to use any body creams or lotions. With its simple and pure properties of Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil and Mediterranean Sea Salted water; "Savon de Marseille" is the ultimate soap to use for dry skin. The large 1000gm. blocks are a great value, and they can be cut easily into four individual 250gm. bars. Great for ones' own personal use. For gift giving the 300gm. bars are perfect! If you want to walk out of the shower and not immediately feel compelled to put on hand cream or body cream, use this Masterpiece Soap!
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Ever since I discovered these beautiful blocks of olive oil soaps from this company "French Soaps" my skin is not dry and chapped. I don't have to use body lotion or hand cream. In the shower it has a creamy feel unlike regular soap, leaving skin soft and clean. Savon de Marseille olive oil soaps are unfragranced, but they have a clean, olive oil scent that I love.

By the way, there are other companies that sell "Savon de Marseille" but if you pay close attention you'll see that they don't have the rustic, irregular look of the ones from French Soaps. I learned that French Soaps is the only ones still making Savon de Marseille by hand (as it has been for centuries). They are poured and cut (resulting in a softer soap -- and softer skin). The others you see are actually machine-made replicas of the real deal and I'm told that in France these replicas are strictly for export -- they know the hand-crafted ones are the true originals and the best.

I LOVE these soaps.
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I found this soap in a honey shop in Paris in winter 2006 and after the first use I told my friends about it and afterwards they bought the same soap and continue to buy it today. It smells like olive oil, but it doesn't smell strongly. I recommend people using this soap lather and rinse twice in a row for best results, it will make your skin soft and smooth and the natural ingredients make the results long lasting, I use it once every three or four days but it's gentle enough to use every day. I wish I had bought more while in Paris because it is impossible to find in California!
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Size: 600 gram
I love this soap. It is perfect for travel since it has so many uses. It is gentle enough to use on the face. It leaves the body soft and clean. You can even hand wash your clothes with it. You can slice it to the perfect size you desire using a hot knife. Everything about this soap is so pleasing, natural, and crudely elegant. It is perfect and simple. I highly recommend.
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Size: 600 gram Verified Purchase
The soap itself is incredible. It is only the 2nd Olive Oil soap I have tried but ideally my search would end here. There is no "fragrance" as such, so it was a little strange when switching over from a "fragranced" soap - almost like I wasn't getting "clean" because my brain associated clean with that fake chemical fragrance smell. Actually, there is a mild sort of vegetal smell. Not particularly pleasant nor unpleasant - however a much milder smell than the first olive oil soap I tried. A couple of weeks into using it I stopped noticing the aroma (or lack of), and in fact if I now use a traditional bar soap at a hotel etc., the smell is almost toxic to me (which honestly it probably is, hence my search for a more natural product).

It is fairly pricy. However I roughly calculated that buying the 600g or 1000g size worked out around $2 per week for 2 people. Not economy, but not terrible either and I am no longer rubbing a science experiment over my body 1-2 times a day lol, so I think it's worth it. I used to religiously use (and ONLY use) one particular brand of facial cleanser and would panic if local stores ran out. I was convinced that it was the only product that wouldn't leave my face looking "oily". After reading so many great things about this soap, I was brave enough to experiment and use the olive oil soap on my face for a week. Using an olive oil product on an already oily face! The result was...WOW! I am not going claim it reduces wrinkles and reverts aging (although it may well do!), but I can say I have had no T-zone oily face and only ONE semi-pimple in 6 months. I don't even see any blackheads around my nose. My "magic" facial cleanser has gone into the trash.
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Size: 600 gram
I have been searching for a product to clean my oily, yet often dehydrated face, and have finally found a good one in this olive oil based soap. It is gentle, yet removes every trace of makeup and excess oil. I bought the larger bar and cut off a more managable piece. It is easy to slice through with a sharp knife yet seems to be very long-lasting.
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