Marseille soap (or Savon de Marseille in French) is a traditional hard soap made from vegetable oils that has been produced in Marseille, France for around 600 years. It can be used in a variety of ways, including as a dishwashing block, part of your skincare regime, laundry detergent, and overall housekeeping.
Planette’s Genuine Marseille Household Soap Block is made from 72% olive oil and is perfect for:
– removing stains on clothing and other textiles
– removing stains on zero-waste products like cloth diapers and fabric facial rounds
– using as solid dish soap with a scouring pad or dish brush
Planette imports Marseille soap directly from one of the last soap factories in Marseille, France in order to avoid replicas that contain chemicals and to ensure the highest quality.
Ingredients: Fatty acids from olive oil sodium salts, fatty acids from vegetable oil sodium salts, Salt water.
Sold without packaging.
This Genuine Marseille Soap does not contain:
• Synthetic adjuvants
• Animal fat
• Synthetic fragrance or
*This is the weight of the block at the time of its manufacture. It is normal for this weight to decrease when it is dry, so the block you receive will not weigh 300g. In addition, during drying, it changes from green (the color of olive oil) to golden beige.
Note: If your block has a thin layer of white powder on top, it is sea salt (indicator of the drying process). Simply rinse your block with water and then use it.
Properties: A long-lasting disinfecting cleaner and degreaser that is hypoallergenic and biodegradable in 28 days.
An outstanding stain remover: effective on blood, grass, red wine, fruit juice and other tough stains. It is also very effective on oil and grease stains. Because it is olive oil-based, this soap does not foam much and will last you for years to come.
You can even cut your block into multiple pieces. Because this soap doesn’t lather much, it lasts for a long time and a thick slice can last for weeks. Keep some in the laundry room or even in your handbag to remove stains on your clothing.
This Marseille soap does not contain glycerin. Glycerin produced naturally during the hot saponification process is removed along with impurities. Because of this, the soap will not build up on surfaces or clothing, or clog pipes or drains.
This soap has been manufactured in France and sourced by a Canadian company, Planette:
Planette is a family-run Quebec SME that manufactures and distributes natural and ecological household products based on Marseille soap and essential oils. Composed of simple and non-toxic ingredients, their products are made in a zero waste workshop and are recognised for their versatility and remarkable efficiency.
We in turn have sourced this from Öko Creations:
Marie-Noël and Mélanie Beetz, sisters with strong ecological and humanitarian values, are the heart of the Öko Creations family business founded in 2009 in Quebec, Canada. In 2018, their cousin Karine Létourneau joined them as a co-owner.
Öko Creations’ goal is to help consumers transition to a more eco-friendly lifestyle by offering a range of zero waste products for the whole family. Their collections are proudly created and designed in Quebec from high quality and conscientiously chosen textiles such as hemp and organic cotton. They are actively working to minimise the environmental impacts of their operations from the beginning to the end of their production cycle. They also promote local ethical sewing, helping rejuvenate Quebec’s textile industry.
All product images have been supplied by Öko Creations and used with permission.