top of page

Certified Marseille soap

Savon de Marseille France ASDMF certification.png
"Marseille soap" as a manufacturing process. By far the best !


"Savon de Marseille" indicates that the production of this soap range adheres to the manufacturing process defined by the Association du Savon de Marseille France, which follows the AFISE 2003 code accepted by DGCCRF.


Simplicity and authenticity combined!

For more information, please visit:

Sector CODE AFISE 2003 - Marseille Soap



The General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs, and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) accepted on May 26, 2003, the sector code proposal for "solid" Marseille soap developed by French soap professionals with the support of AFISE.

The sector code for "liquid Marseille soap" and household liquid soap, submitted to the Competition Authority by AFISE in November 2003, now serves as the industry's code of practice in France.

- Code AFISE 2003

Marseille soap is just not from Marseille !


The "Savon de Marseille France" Association aims to propose and defend a comprehensive and harmonized position for the entire profession, taking into account the interests of each company and the interests of territories.

The associated IGPIA specifications adhere to the AFISE sector code of 2003, the only definition recognized by the authorities to date for the "Savon de Marseille" appellation.

They ensure a quality product for consumers through the selection of raw materials and compliance with regulations, while also integrating environmental considerations.

The "Savon de Marseille France" Association defends the "Marseille soap" appellation as a manufacturing process and aims to mobilize stakeholders and consumers of the 21st century.


The "Savon de Marseille France" Association is forward-looking for the well-being and economic development of the entire French soap industry in its tradition of excellence.

Marseille soap originated from a scientific process developed in the late Enlightenment period (18th century) with the discovery of caustic soda by the Frenchman Nicolas Leblanc.

Produced throughout France, it played a pivotal role in the human sanitary revolution of the 19th century.

Having become a generic term for a type of product, Marseille soap in the open world of the 21st century must remain true to its universally applicable process, independent of any specific territory, and uphold its purpose as an essential everyday product for the general public.

The virtues of Marseille soap are numerous and well-regarded. Here are some of its key qualities:
  1. Natural and Traditional: Marseille soap is made from simple and natural ingredients, typically olive oil or a combination of vegetable oils, and soda ash. It is free from synthetic fragrances, dyes, and harsh chemicals, making it a healthier choice for personal hygiene. It follows a traditional soap-making process that has been used for centuries, ensuring a pure and authentic product.

  2. Gentle and Mild: Marseille soap is known for its gentle and mild properties, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and delicate skin. It is often recommended by dermatologists for those with skin sensitivities or conditions such as eczema.

  3. Hypoallergenic: Due to its natural ingredients and absence of common allergens, Marseille soap is considered hypoallergenic and less likely to cause skin irritations or allergic reactions.

  4. Moisturizing and Nourishing: Marseille soap contains a high percentage of vegetable oils, such as olive oil, which provides excellent moisturizing properties. It helps to keep the skin hydrated, soft, and supple.

  5. Versatile: Marseille soap has a wide range of uses. It can be used for personal hygiene purposes, such as hand and body washing, facial cleanser, as well as for household cleaning tasks like laundry, dishwashing, stain remover, and even as a shampoo or shaving soap.

  6. Biodegradable and Environmentally Friendly: Marseille soap is an eco-friendly option as it is biodegradable, meaning it breaks down naturally in the environment without causing harm. It is free from synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, and harsh additives, making it a more eco-friendly choice compared to many commercial soaps. It is produced using traditional and sustainable manufacturing processes.

  7. Long-Lasting: Marseille soap is known for its durability and long-lasting qualities. Due to its concentrated formula, a little goes a long way, making it an economical option in the long run.

It's important to note that the quality and authenticity of Marseille soap may vary, so it's recommended to look for reputable brands or products that adhere to the traditional manufacturing methods and contain high-quality ingredients.

bottom of page