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Marseille Soap Flakes

Marseille Soap Flakes

Marseille Soap Flakes



Since 1900 and for four family generations, we have been continuing in Salon de Provence the traditional process of soap making, cooked in a cauldron.  

Innovation 2020: On the occasion of our 120th anniversary, we have managed to remove palm oil from all our soaps.

It is now replaced by oleic sunflower oil, a very special oil with many attractive features and in line with Marius Fabre soaps ‘philosophy: to make natural products that are kind to people and to the environment.

Guaranteed fragrance free and with no additives, our Marseille soap flakes are recommended for a gentle and efficient wash of all textiles, in particular fragile items (baby clothes, wool, silk, lace etc.). They are also biodegradable and phosphate free.

Instructions of use


Dilute 20g of Marseille soap flakes in 1 litres of very hot water. Shake well and then lengthen with 1 liter of extra hot water. Use cold water for wool.


Dilute 20g of flakes in 1 liter of very hot water, shake well and then lengthen with ½ liter of extra hot water, and then pour 3.38 oz of the mix into the detergent department of your washing machine or into a dosing ball placed directly in the drum. Check the machine’s user’s manual. Do not exceed the indicated dose to avoid overabundant foam/lather.

Practical hints

Recommended for delicate clothing, baby linen, woollens, as well as for people suffering from skin irritations.

If your water is hard, add a cupful of white vinegar in the fabric conditioner compartment at regular intervals.

For a scented fragrance, add a few drops of essential oil to your washing liquid (e.g. lavender, tea-tree or citrus).

For a whiter than white effect, add a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda or a small handful of soda crystals 

Soap 30% and over (Sodium Sunflowerseedate, Sodium Cocoate)

Also contains: Aqua, Glycerine, Sodium chloride, Sodium hydroxide

The glycerine in our Marseille soaps has not been added, it is the one that is naturally present in vegetable oil. After a 10 day cooking period and many rinses, only a small amount remains. Authentic Marseille soap, when it is made according to traditional processes, is actually glycerine free.

“Glycerine” is, however, listed in our soaps’ ingredients because some traces remain. The new cosmetic regulation requires all ingredients, even in small quantities, to be stated in the list of ingredients.

Oleic sunflower oil, an oil with many qualities

  • A variety of sunflowers very rich in oleic acids
  • A composition that is very close to olive oil, therefore very kind to the skin
  • Rich in Omega 9 and vitamin E, oleic sunflower oil is a natural antioxidant
  • A more sustainable oil
  • A French and European origin
  • The seeds of this sunflower are entirely refined in France, 200km away from Salon de Provence.

Dimensions | 750g

Materials | 

  • 100% vegetable oils (Oleic sunflower oil, coconut oil)
  • Free from artificial colourings, fragrance and preservatives 
  • Without chemical additives
  • Without palm oil

Vendor | Marius Fabre - Since 1900 and four generations in Salon-de-Provence, the Marius Fabre soap factory has been perpetuating the Marseille soap tradition. Today, very few soap manufacturers use cauldrons in their production and even fewer are capable of following the cooking process to its ultimate stages, which includes its actual tasting in order to verify its done to perfection. At Marius Fabre, these methods are still in full practice and soap-making has remained an art. 

Shipping | Thank you for your patience as we ship your parcels. We aim to ship orders within 10 days of purchase. Once you receive your shipping notification it will take 3-5 days to get to you, for domestic orders.  Please allow up to 30 days to receive international orders. We so appreciate you and your support! Please remember we are not Amazon. We are a small team working very hard to both sustainably and beautifully wrap each and every order. It does take time, but we value our mindful process and hope you do too.