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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.

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Ingredient:

Origin:

Sodium Hydroxide

Vegetal

What is it used for?

Soap is made from reacting a fat or oil with a strong alkaline base (something with very high pH). The saponification process involves the conversion of oil into soap and alcohol by the action of heat in the presence of aqueous alkali (sodium hydroxide).

Sodium Hydroxide

Properties:

Base Ingredient

Description:

Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye or caustic soda, is an alkaline compound formed when ash from combusted organic plant material (which is mostly potassium carbonate) is mixed with water. It is a key ingredient used in the manufacture of Savon de Marseille which uses ash derived from sea asparagus and other marine plants grown exclusively in the brine lagoons or ‘etangs’ of the Camargue region.

The following products contain:

Sodium Hydroxide

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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.