Marseille is a beautiful port city in France that has been an active trade city since 600 BC! There are so many amazing things to see and do there, but there’s something very special about Marseille that a lot of people don’t know about, but it’s been around for at least 600 years so it’s worth seeing!
Marseille is actually really famous for their soap!
Marseille soap or Savon de Marseille is so special because it’s made in a really unique way with different ingredients that you wouldn’t find in your normal soap from the store. Soap from Marseille is made with just three ingredients: water from the Meditteranean Sea, olive oil or sometimes another kind of oil, and alkaline ash from sea plants.
The soap from Marseille is the epitome of using local ingredients to create something amazing since everything found in the soap is native to the city.
The way the soap is made is really special, and can often take up to 1 month to make. With everything in our bathrooms being mass-produced and usually full of chemicals, it’s such a cool experience to use something with simple ingredients and a recipe that has changed in 600 years. So if you’re ever visiting France, don’t forget to stop by Marseille and pick up some soap!