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Marseille soap offers a new breath

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Marseille soap offers a new breath

Christine Amat

Living Heritage Company, Le Fer à Cheval soap factory, this flagship of Marseille's soap, perpetuates since 1856 the homemade a companion of all uses, who delivers his benefits, secrets and recipes.

In old renovated buildings, steam kettles, each weighing 15 tons, perpetuate an unchanging know-how, of which Michel Bianconi, master soap maker, remains the guarantor. The followers of natural well-being can then decline the forms and uses of a soap with many virtues.

Christine Amat

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A soap pledge of quality

Seven pots in activity for a slow saponification in the rules of the art, a winning Belgian duo and exciting formed by Raphaël and Yannick Seghin come to the head of the company to give it a new lease of life, a manufacturing process in line with the original recipe certified by the Edict of Colbert in 1688, all nourished by the passion of a world-renowned tradition from the popular district of Sainte-Marthe, the Marseille's soap still have good days ahead of him ...

Christine Amat

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Christine Amat

Often abused, often copied, never equaled, valiant and solid, he braved the storms! Because we know, with his hypoallergenic formula based on only vegetable oils, without preservative, dye, perfume or animal fat, biodegradable, it remains a product timeless and undeniable for the body as for the house, a real alternative to industrial chemicals.

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A know-how of the future

Michel Bianconi, master soap maker for more than thirty years in the walls, he watches over it. The mixing of the oils and the cooking of the soap paste, each bubble, each smell, each noise, each hatching has its meaning. A know-how and skills that he now shares with Stéphane, the new face of transmission.

Christine Amat

Christine Amat

For the immutable gestures continue ... Complete overhaul of ranges, new identity, recyclable packaging, 28 references olive or vegetable version for multiple uses, home, beauty, decoration, gardening, kits escapades launched this summer, the mythical raw cube from 100 to 600 g is also available in bars, blocks, soaps, slices, beauty boxes, liquid version, the rebirth is running!

The artistic engagement also, through collaborations, partnerships, exclusive editions around the exploration of this particular matter which evolves according to the seasons, the conditions of exposure to the light, the humidity and the sun. "Our soap is not perfect, it is aliveJealously guarded by a strict charter and waiting for the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) label, its striking identity, history and authenticity is an example to follow ...

Christine Amat

Savonnerie The horseshoe. Guided tour on Wednesday at 2 pm 66, chemin de Sainte-Marthe, 13014. Tel. 04 91 10 30 80. Soap-de-marseille-boutique.com

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