Our company is"Slow Cosmetique" certified
UNSCENTED SOAPS THAT ARE DYE AND SYNTHETIC FREE
Our soaps are suitable for all purposes
Our homemade soap can replace almost all of your daily industrial soaps:
- Face and body soap (for adults, children and even babies)
- Laundry detergent
- Dishwasher detergent
- Detergent for your house (floors, furniture, kitchen, bathroom)
All this is possible because our soap is 100% natural! It’s far more economical than your average run of the mill soap! Just do the math and replace all of your household products, shower gels and laundry detergents with our soap.
On average a soap of 100g lasts a month. Of course, it depends on your use of it (body, linen, dishes, floor) and the number of times you use it.
The making of our soap
Our soaps are made in our workshop in Marseille. They are handmade using a natural process called cold saponification.
The average size of a 100g soap is 8 x 6.5 x 2 cm.
They are made from 100% organic fair-trade olive oil.
Ingredients: Sodium Olivate (soap), Aqua (water), Glycerine (natural glycerine derived from olive oil), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil
Our soap is made using a process called cold saponification
Saponification is a chemical reaction between the olive oil and the soda, which results in soap and glycerine. The soda used to create our handmade soap is sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also known as caustic soda.
Our recipe dates back several generations and undergoes a cold saponification process.
The soda that we use is a very high-quality, Inovyn branded product.
After preparing the soda with water from Marseille, we mix it with the 100% organic non-GMO olive oil made by the Spanish company Cauvin.
The saponification is carried out and rests in a very special heated room (hot process technique). Finally, we let our soap dry for 3 weeks in a special and very airy room.
Our soaps are like the ones made « in the old days »
Our soaps contain 7% fat. It’s a surplus of oil in the bar that isn’t saponified. This olive oil has not been transformed by the soda molecules and remains in the soap. This overfeed allows you to nourish your skin thus making a very mild soap that suits all skin types even the most sensitive ones.
Our soaps don’t have identical shapes, they sometimes come out a little misshapen. That’s normal. They are handcrafted in old fashioned bowls and containers.Which makes it even better for people looking for authentic and genuine soaps that our ancestors would make or use.
Our soaps have a light green color everyone may not like.They tend to whiten as time goes by. It’s quite normal to have this green color, as the soap is made from 100% organic non-GMO olive oil. Could we change color? No, and that’s a definitive answer as changing the color would mean we have to add colorants or dyes. This goes against our beliefs as we are looking for the most natural, authentic and simple way of producing a soap that’s safe for your skin.
Our soaps are unscented and we do not add fragrances or essential oils. They are natural and neutral.
Our soaps are universal
Our cold saponificated soaps are made out of organic olive oil, water, natural glycerine, and that's all!
The result is a naturally gentle soap that's free from essential oils. It's perfectly suited for pregnant women, nursing mothers, babies and children. It's also ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Our soap helps sooth and prevent red scratchy or irritated skin by strengthening the skins hydrolipidic barrier.
It is :
- colorant FREE
- preservative FREE
- chemical additive FREE
- palm oil FREE
Ingredients : Sodium Olivate (soap), Aqua (water), Glycerine (natural glycerine derived from olive oil), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil
The glycerine in our soap hasn't been added, unlike industrially manufactured soaps that are said to contain "glycerines." Instead, this glycerine is naturally present in olive oil.
Our soaps respect the environment
Our purely vegetal soap, made from olive oil, is fully biodegradable and respects the planet. It is phosphate free and contributes to preserving the environment thanks to its minimal impact.
We put all our energy and know-how in making our soaps, that’s our main priority.
Our soaps are sold without any plastic packaging. We do our best to reduce the amount of waste we make , that’s why we chose to send our soaps in recyclable Kraft paper, carboard box with no delivery paper or invoice.
Our Soaps are economical
When we ship our soaps they are three weeks old. The soap will continue to dry which makes it more economical but we advise to wait one more week to make the soap a little harder to the touch. Also to avoid it melting too quickly.
You can keep it up to 2 to 3 years, after it may be too hard and too dry (some customers like it that way).
But what does our soap look like after a year for example? Well, it might start getting a bit white. It is one of the properties of Castille soap. (on the left a soap of 3 weeks and on the right our soap after one year).
What is the difference between our soap and a soap called « Savon de Marseille"?
Here are the main differences between our soap and the traditional"Savon de Marseille":
-Our soap is made by cold saponification whilst Marseille soap cooks in cauldrons. Our process lets us keep all the properties of the olive oil, especially its moisturizing virtues.
-In the making of Marseille soap, glycerin is removed at the end of the process so that the soap can exfoliate the skin. We decided to keep it in our soap (which brings more softness and hydration).
-Many Marseille soaps use other vegetable oils in addition to olive oil (coconut oil, copra or palm).
We decided to only use organic olive oil for the fatty compound in our soap
-Marseille soap is harder than our soap because it cooks in cauldrons and also because it often contains other vegetable oils.
-"Savon de Marseille" is a cube of soap while our soap has a completely different shape. They also have a label that says « 72% olive oil" on one of the sides of the soap
This label only exists in the last 4 soap factories in Marseille that still use their traditional expertise and knowledge.
Although our soap is made in Marseille, we don’t use the process that cooks the soap, so we don’t have that label (even if we use a lot more than just 72% of olive oil).
What can you do with our soap?
Ways you can use our soap
Wash your body
Our soap can be applied everywhere on the body. You don’t have to use a lot of soap for it to work. The best way to use it is to take a wet washcloth and to rub it 10 times on the soap (that should be sufficient to wash your entire body). If you prefer using liquid soap, you can dilute our soap with water and put it in an empty jar/bottle.
To do so, you need to heat water, gradually add it to the soap whilst stirring and continue to do so until obtaining the “shower gel” texture.
Don’t worry if you don’t see foam when using our soap, it’s perfectly normal. Hygiene has nothing to do with foam, it is a myth used by the cosmetic industry to better sell their products.
You can wash your hair.
Use a washcloth to wash your hair. Rub the washcloth over the soap ten times, then rub the top and sides of your head three times in a circular movement. This will give you enough soap to perfectly wash your hair.
Careful: this is not a mass-produced shampoo, so consider rinsing your hair with an abundance of water to ensure it is not too greasy.
About that: if you’ve always used industrial soap you should be aware that your hair might seem a bit greasy for a few weeks. This is a normal reaction, because your hair has gotten used to the silicone in your regular shampoo. It therefore takes a little while before your hair gets used to the absence of silicone and starts being capable of absorbing the glycerine.
If you have long hair, here is some advice from Ines, one of our loyal customers: “I pour some soap in my hands and I rub it on my scalp with the top of my fingers. Then I rinse my hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. I finish with a cold-water rinse, this way the cuticles close nice and tightly, avoiding the hair getting greasy too quickly. My hair is nourished, shiny, soft and my curls are beautiful”.
Washing your pet
You can use our soap to wash your dog or your cat. Just be careful not to put soap in their eyes and be sure to rinse properly with clear water.
Heat 1 liter of water and add 30 g of our grated soap (or flakes) and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. You can add essential oils to your mixture if you want a particular fragrance. Take a bottle of empty detergent and add your mix. Let the mix rest for 24 hours or one night. And that’s it! Just use the same quantities as your usual laundry detergent. Don’t forget to shake your mix before every wash.
If your water is particularly calcareous, you can add white vinegar as a softener. And we recommend, about once a month, to clean your machine by launching a vacuum program with soda crystals.
Wash your dishes
It's nearly the same process as making the laundry detergent. Heat 1 liter of water and add 20 g of our grated soap (or flakes), 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of soda crystals once the mixture has cooled down a bit. Take a bottle of empty washing up liquid pour in your mixture. And that’s it! Just use the same quantities you would normally use.
Moisturize your skin after removing your make-up.
In the evening, after removing your make-up, you can use our soap to finish up. You will get a clean, hydrated skin and get rid of all its impurities. Your complexion will get brighter in no time.
Create your own liquid soap for cleaning dishes or washing your hands
Heat 250 ml of water and add 50 g of our soap.Mix it all together. Take an empty soap dispenser and then add your mixture. Easy ! Just use the same amounts you’d use with your usual dishwashing liquid.
You can shave with it.
Our soap contains enough grease to be used as shaving balm or shaving foam. Simply moisten your soap bar a little, then apply it to the area to be shaved. Shave, rinse, and dab with a towel. Thanks to our natural soap, you won’t be needing any cologne.
Clean the floor
Heat 1 liter of water and add 30 g of our soap, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar once the mixture has cooled down. Take an empty bottle and add your mix. Put 1 dose of your mix in 1 liter of water and then wash your floor.
You don’t have to use vinegar if you don’t like the smell of it, removing it from the mixture won’t affect it’s efficiency.
Preventing moths and mites
Place our soap in your closet, a pile of laundry, or a drawer: the scent of the soap will help to prevent and get rid of moths and mites. A simple, effective tip.