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About Ingredients


We want you to have every confidence in our products, their natural origin, their authenticity and their provenance. Just like we sell our soaps “naked” we want to show you that we have nothing to hide when it comes to ingredients.


That’s why you will find listed here every single ingredient that is contained in either some or all of our Pure French Soaps. Made with natural ingredients and free from additives and nasty chemicals, our soaps should be perfect for even the most sensitive skin, but first a word of caution.


It should be remembered that even the most natural organic ingredients can be a source of reaction for certain individuals, or for those who suffer from allergies or skin problems (think poison ivy or peanuts for example). If you have, or suspect you have sensitive skin or if you have any concerns we would recommend you carry out a patch test. Lastly, if you know that you have an allergy to certain ingredients, then you can search for them here.

If you can’t find them great!



Benzyl Alcohol


What is it used for?

Stabilising agent, preservative and fragrance

Benzyl Alcohol


Antiseptic and preservative


Benzyl alcohol is an aromatic alcohol derived from some fruits (apricots, cranberries and teas) and comes in the form of a colourless liquid. It has a slightly sweet scent and can be found in many different skincare, cosmetic, and personal products. Besides having antioxidant effects, benzyl alcohol helps to optimize skincare formulas so that they can better perform for your skin.

The following products contain:

Benzyl Alcohol

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Marseille soaps have been produced by French artisan craft master soap makers using traditional methods for over 600 years.


Uniting the rich organic produce of Provence with natural and ecological values, they create exquisite soaps with exceptional skin care properties.


Here you can discover their heritage and find out why they are internationally recognised as some of the best soaps in the world.