100% authentic Marseille soap; often imitated, but never equaled.
With already 160 years of existence, the Savonnerie Fer à Cheval carries on a recipe passed down to each new generation of master soap-makers. Fer à Cheval's soap factory, firmly rooted in living heritage, is proud to continue to craft a key product in Marseille culture with respect for tradition, attention to detail and a great deal of love.
The Ancestral cauldrons saponification process
Saponification takes place in old cauldrons according to a traditional method, manufactured in five steps: pasting, graining out, boiling, washing and liquidation. These five steps are the reason for the iconic soap's renown. Nearly 10 days are necessary for the elaboration of Fer a Cheval's cauldron-cooked soap according to the Marseille process. This ancestral know-how transmitted by Master soap makers through generations is still used to this day.
A natural, hypoallergenic soap
This soap is exclusively plant-based. It does not contain any preservatives, dyes, additives or animal fat.
Biodegradable and environmentally-friendly.
It represents an ecological alternative to chemicals found in most skin care and housekeeping products. Its generous size and minimal water content makes it economical for longer preservation: Its recyclable packaging was designed to respect the environment.
- Plant Based | Biodegradable
- Made in Marseille, France
- Choose from: 300 gram (2.75" sq) or 600 gram (3.35" sq)
Since it contains no preservatives or chemical colorants, our soap may be subject to variations in color, and may lose volume with time and according to an exposure to light and humidity.
Ingredients: sodium palmate, aqua, sodium palm kernelate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxyde
General Hand + Body Soap: Marseille soap suits every skins types and can be used by the whole family.
Household Cleaner: It is also an effective multi-purpose household cleaner. It cleans, removes grease marks and efficiently detaches even the most delicate surfaces and clothes.
For laundry care: On difficult stains, lather the soap then scrub the stain before using the washing machine. On delicate textiles (lingerie, silk, lace, baby clothes...), lather the soap with a wet cloth, then rub the cloth lightly on the surface, before letting it soak. Rinse off with fresh water.