To recognize real Marseille soap, you must know its different characteristics.
There are two types of soaps: green and white. Green soap is made from olive oil to which coconut and palm oil are added. The difference with white soap? The latter does not contain olive oil, but peanut oil.
The “extra-pure” soap contains 72% of these oils, themselves are 100% vegetable.
If it is considered natural it is because it does not contain any dye or synthetic adjuvant.
The manufacture of Marseille soap is also very precise. It is made in a cauldron by a mixture of soda and oils. Then there is a whole production process: mashing, spinning (removal of impurities), cooking, salting out, pouring, drying and finally cutting and stamping.
The famous soap is stamped on 6 sides on which we can read "72% oil" and then the name and brand of the soap factory that developed it.
It is traditionally sold in cubes of 600 grams but can now be presented in other formats: in soap, liquid etc. It is also available in different flavors: linden, lavender, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, anise, lemon etc.
Marseille soap is gaining interest thanks to its natural properties. It is appreciated by those who pay particular attention to the components of their beauty treatments as well as to their impact on the environment.