Our real Marseille soap: the authentic one!

La Corvette Marseille soap has been made since 1894 at the Savonnerie du Midi in Marseille , using the traditional cooking process.

We work with passion to perpetuate authentic, artisanal know-how and offer genuine, high-quality Marseille soap that respects the environment. Whether extra pure or olive-based, our Marseille soaps are 100% natural and certified COSMOS NATURAL by ECOCERT.


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A historic heritage for Marseille

Soap making became a speciality of Marseille from the 15th century. The geographical location of Marseille with its port made it a favourite place for the manufacture of Marseille soap and for commercial exchanges.

Marseille quickly became known as the capital of soap. The mastery of the know-how of the "master soap maker" is specifically located in Marseille. Moreover, the raw materials were in abundance in the region: olive oil from Provence, salt and natural soda from the plants of the Camargue saline environment.

The Marseille soap enjoyed a strong reputation.

Marseille soap: an original manufacturing process

In the workshops of the Savonnerie du Midi, we still produce genuine Marseille soap in the respect of tradition.

Each soap is handcrafted and made exclusively from vegetable oils. Formulated with ingredients of natural origin, it contains no synthetic colouring agents, perfumes, preservatives or additives.

It is manufactured according to the process of saponification in the cauldron, according to the five stages of the "Marseilles process": mashing, releasing, cooking, washing and liquidation.

Soap for clothes or for the skin?

Economical, ecological and biodegradable, this handmade soap is recognised worldwide for its many benefits.

For the body, it cleanses all skin types. Hypoallergenic, it is particularly well-suited to sensitive skin, and in its "Marseille soap bar" format, it cleanses all skin types.Marseille soap bar" format..

It's also a natural product for linen and home care. It is available in soap bars to cut yourself, but also in soap cubes. The soap flakes is ideal for making laundry detergent and other household products at home.

Genuine Marseille soap is also used to prevent night cramps and to keep insects away from your wardrobe...

Genuine Marseille soap is also used to produce liquid soaps, which can be found in our range of liquid Marseille soap.