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Savon de Marseille Patchouli Soap

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50% Discount in March! Whilst stocks last!

Savon de Marseille soap has a long and interesting history. In the Middle Ages, big blocks of 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 was immediately recognised throughout Europe. In 1688 French law declared that only soaps made according to certain ancient methods could bear the important stamp Savon de Marseille. The early 1900s brought the arrival of mass-produced synthetic soaps and detergents. Washing machines made soap blocks less necessary in every home, but many households continued to trust only the purity and gentleness soaps from Marseille to wash everything from linens and floors to little faces.

Savon de Marseille is still hand crafted in Marseille, just as it has been for hundreds of years. It takes two weeks to make Savon de Marseille. The delicate mixture of olive oil, alkaline ash from sea plants and Mediterranean Sea salted water are heated for ten days in antique cauldrons. They are then poured into open pits where it hardens. Lastly cut into cubes and stamped, the soaps are then set out to dry in the sun and wind. Now less than five soap makers still craft Marseille Soap according to the centuries-old tradition. But this legendary soap, which was once such a basic necessity for so many generations, is being rediscovered for the natural luxury and delicate care it provides. Once you experience the pure gentle magic of Marseille Patchouli soap you may never use anything else. 

Savon de Marseille Patchouli soap is totally biodegradable, requires little packaging and its manufacture is environmentally friendly. The ingredients are 100% natural and the addition of Patchouli oil can help reduce tension and lift your spirits. Just inhaling its characteristically musky, woodsy, earthy scent can have a deeply relaxing, even aphrodisiac effect on our mind and body. Patchouli is recognised by aromatherapists as being effective for helping skin disorders, helping with dry skin, eczema, acne and skin irritations. The specific properties of Patchouli oil include use as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deodorant, stimulating and tonic agent.

Treat yourself to our Savon de Marseille Patchouli Soap whilst stocks last at this special price! Experience its cleansing, earthy aroma which will sooth and comfort!