Hand-Crafted Beauty: Savon de Marseille Soap

By  November 12, 2013

This soap is beloved because it’s incredibly gentle and can be used on all skin types, including sensitive. This recipe is easy to follow, and the result is pure luxury. It’s gentle on the skin, and the clay is great at removing impurities that harsh weather can bring. Once finished, you’ll be left with a lot of soap, so it makes an amazing gift to give as the holidays approach.


Items Needed: 5 pounds olive oil soap, 14 teaspoons French clay, 10 drops lavender essential oil, soap mold.


Put water in a shallow sauté pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Place a heavy-bottom saucepan into water.


Cut 5 pounds of olive oil soap base into squares and place into saucepan.


Stir until base begins to melt.


Once melted, add French clay and lavender essential oil.


Pour mixture into soap mold and allow to set for 4 to 5 hours.


Once set, remove from mold and cut into squares following lines of mold.


Wrap in parchment and then in decorative paper of your choice.