When was the last time you used a soap bar? It’s something many of us have left behind in the days long gone, when the older folks in the family swear by it because “nothing cleans better than a bar of soap”. Given the convenience and variety of liquid soaps in the market these days, there’s hardly any reason for us to go back to soap bars.
Do you ever feel guilty thinking about all the plastic bottles that line your bathroom shelves ending up in the landfill, or worse, in the ocean? If this alone is reason for you to want to switch, then there’s some good news.
French brand La Maison du Savon de Marseille is bringing about a positive change in the soap department here on our shores and we’re loving it. The brand made its entry into the Malaysian market in October and it’s given us access to over 250 soaps fragranced by the perfume from the city of Grasse – the world’s perfume capital.
All products from La Maison du Savon de Marseille are made with natural ingredients using artisanal techniques synonymous with the Provence region. Carefully crafted from noble, organic raw materials, the soaps do not contain paraben, sulphate and animal fat. The products are also made from 100% vegetable oil, and are without artificial colouring and any synthetic products. La Maison du Savon de Marseille is perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Here are our 3 favourite soap bars from the French brand.
1. Organic Argan Oil Soap 100g
We are not surprised that this soap is one of the brand’s bestsellers, we knew we’d love it from first sight. This argan oil scented soap leaves the skin soft and moisturised after use (and with a nice scent that lingers long after use), unlike some other soaps that can be a tad drying. Argan oil needs no introduction, it’s the perfect antioxidant and the antidote to dry or flaky skin. This soap is suitable for all skin types and can be used by the whole family.
2. Marseille Soap Cube 600g with 72% Olive Oil
This soap glides like butter on the skin and with high olive oil content, it’s enriched in vitamin E and is free from any dye, perfume and synthetic products. We also love the unconventional block-sized soap, which is synonymous to the Marseille soap and is a symbol of excellence in France. Also available in the vegetable oil variant.
3. Marseille Soap Stain Remover 300g
If you have young children at home, this soap comes highly recommended for its effectiveness in removing stubborn stains on your laundry without damaging the fabric. That’s not all, you can also use it on carpets, mattresses and curtains and it removes stains from grease, sauces, wine, blood, perspiration, coffee, tea, chocolate, lipstick
There’s more where these came from, a universe of over 600 bath and daily well-being natural products to be exact under the traditional soap, face, body, men, home, spa range and more. We also have our eyes on the donkey milk range (said to be the widest range of donkey milk skincare & body products in Malaysia!), the black hammam soap with eucalyptus, natural sea sponge, liquid detergent and basically everything under the brand.
To shop, visit the La Maison du Savon de Marseille website here.
(Photos: La Maison du Savon de Marseille)