Porte Savon, wall-mounted soap holder
A raw un-lacquered brass wall mounted soap holder of a type seen since the 1950s throughout France; in public buildings, cafes, restaurants, and campsites. Helps the soap to last much longer, as it is never left to soak, soften, or dissolve away unnecessarily, yet is always on hand when required. Supplied with one 290 gram ovoid soap of genuine Savon de Marseille, made using 72% olive oil, from Salon-de-Provence where they have 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 trace impurities, before finally being allowed to cool and air dry in large flat moulds. Famously pure, gentle and emollient, the green olive oil soap is suited to facial, hand, and body use and for dry and delicate skin. Spare soaps are available separately.