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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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Thymus Serpillum Extract


What is it used for?

Fragrance and skin conditioning

Thymus Serpillum Extract


Cleansing and soothing aromatic odorant


Thymus Serpillum Extract is an extract of the herb of the aromatic medicinal plant Wild Thyme, Thymus serpyllum L., Lamiaceae. The word Thyme is derived from the Greek word 'thymos' that means 'perfume', and besides its well known culinary uses, it has strong cleansing properties owing to its essential oils, tannins and organic acids. It also has astringent properties and is believed to help reduce the appearance of inflamed skin. Thyme Extract can be used in topical applications to help reduce the excessive oiliness on the skin, and is suitable for use on acne-prone skin. It can also be used to make tinctures and in the manufacturing of skin and hair care products.

The following products contain:

Thymus Serpillum Extract

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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.