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The stamping of Marseille Soap

What is stamping?

The stamping is the last step of the Marseille soap manufacturing process. Each soap is squeezed into a mold and when closed, stamp the sides of the Marseille soap cube.

Stamping can be done manually, for example with boxwood stamps, or mechanically by placing the impressions in a press or tulip.⠀

What information is indicated on the Marseille Soap cube?

Each of our Marseille soaps is stamped with :⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Our brand " La Corvette " ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- The famous 72% vegetable oil formula⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- The pentagon (decree of Napoleon I in 1812) where the place of production, the name of the soap factory and the oils used are mentioned. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

More info : Our bars of Marseille soap are handmade.

How to recognize a real Marseille soap ?

In order to identify or recognize a real Marseille soap it must meet 3 criteria defined in the specifications adopted by the Union of Marseille Soap Professionals:

  • Soap must be made by a hot saponification process called the Marseilles process
  • It must be made in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, the historical birthplace of Marseille soap
  • The raw materials are all vegetable (72% of which are vegetable oils). No perfumes, colouring agents, preservatives, animal fats or additives are allowed in traditional Marseille Soap.

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