Large block of savon de Marseille
Approximately 2.5kg of 72% olive oil soap from Salon-de-Provence where it has been made using the Marseille method since 1900. Batch processed in large cauldrons that are heated to 120°C for ten days allowing for a slow and thorough saponification of lye and oil, after which the curds are washed in both fresh and salted water to remove any excess sodium hydroxide or other trace impurities, before finally being allowed to cool and air dry in large flat moulds. Famously pure and emollient, and suited to dry and delicate skin. Measures in the region of 35cm x 8cm square.