Le Chatelard 1802 Savon de Marseille Soaps
All soaps are handmade in Le Chatelard’s workshops in St Auban sur Ouvèze, Provence (France). Because of its formula at neutral pH, which does not dry the skin, our soaps provide an intense source of hydration and softness. Delicately perfumed with flowers, fruit and other natural ingredients, they offer a rich lather that nourishes, moisturizes and perfumes the skin.
This 100% natural soap
is traditional made by mixing sea water from the Mediterranean Sea, olive oil, with or without other vegetable oils, and the alkaline chemicals soda ash (sodium carbonate) and lye (sodium hydroxide) together in a large cauldron.
This mixture is then heated for several days, stirring constantly. The mixture is allowed to sit until ready, then poured into a mould and allowed to set slightly. While still soft it is cut into bars, stamped, and left to completely harden. The whole process can take up to a month.