MAITRE SAVON DE MARSEILLE

The formula of Marseille Soap was first created in the seventeenth century under King Louis XIV where the soaps were made with olive oil in Marseille, South of France, for the French people. The formula was improved in 1812 during the reign of Napoleon 1st, the French emperor, where the Marseille soap had to be made from saponified olive oil. Traditional soap makers Maitre Savon de Marseille learnt the tradition in 1894, and are one of It has since been a tradition in all French families for babies and adults to use these soaps because of its natural properties and its benefits. HOW TO RECOGNISE REAL MARSEILLE SOAP? Real Marseille soap is made: ·         solely from vegetable fats (no ‘sodium tallowate’, animal fat), with no colouring, no fragrance, no additive and no processing aids. ·         in Marseille or the Bouches du Rhône area. ·         in traditional cauldrons in accordance with the process of soap making. La Corvette is made by the Savonnerie du Midi, one of the last two soap factories in Marseille. The last four remaining soap factories in the Bouches-du-Rhône region of France (including the Savonnerie du Midi) decided to join forces in 2011 by setting up the Union of Marseille Soap Professionals (UPSM), with the aim of protecting real Marseille soap. They signed a Quality Charter that guarantees the composition of genuine Marseille soap as well as the process used to manufacture it and its geographical origin. La Corvette products are fully compliant with the requirements set out in this charter and bear the registered logo. Products bearing this logo are made of real Marseille soap, as defined by the Union of Marseille Soap Professionals (UPSM) OUR TIPS   ·         To ward off night cramps: Place a piece of Marseille soap under your bed ! ·         To remove stains: rub the stain with slightly damp Marseille soap, before washing. The stain will disappear more easily than with all synthetic detergents. ·         For washing delegates: dilute a handful of Marseille soap flakes in a little hot water and then pour this mixture into 5 litres of water. Soak the washing, rub gently and rinse thoroughly. ·         To make your own detergent: mix 80 g of Marseille soap in 1.5 litres of water with a soupspoon of bicarbonate of soda. Shake vigorously. Pour half to a full glass of the mixture directly into the drum depending on the amount of laundry. ·         To wash animals: use Marseille soap as natural shampoo for the toilet of pets and breeding.  
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