Ingredients

Frenchsoaps products
  • None of our products contain Parabens, SLS's or animal based ingredients (with the exception of Honey and Donkey's milk).
  • None of our products are tested on animals.
  • All of our products are sourced from local producers in France who use locally sourced natural ingredients, use environmentally friendly and traditional processes. Where possible we visit our suppliers.

Our soaps are made in Provence, France with the exception of Aleppo soaps which are made in Aleppo, Syria and supplied to us by our French savonneries. Our soaps are made with plant based ingredients and do not contain Parabens and our liquid soaps do not contain SLS (sodium laureth sulphate), they are not tested on animals, they are biodegradable and made in small savonnieries that respect traditional soap making methods as well as the environment. We do not stock any soap made from animal fats.

We describe our soaps as being natural because they are made as a result of a natural process using predominantly plant based ingredients. Our soaps are made with vegetal oils that vary depending on the soap: palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil as well as Shea butter and Argan oil. Our soaps also contain varying amounts of plant and flower essences and extracts and some contain plant and flower pieces. Some of our soaps also contain preservatives (to keep the colour and scent), colours and fragrances. 

The palm oil used in some of our soaps is from a sustainable source.

 

Free from SLS (sodium laureth sulphate) 

SLS is used as a surficant (foaming agent). None of our products contain SLS (Sodium Laureth sulphate).

 

Free from Parabens

Non of our products contain Parabens

 

Organic ingredients

Some of our soaps contain organic ingredients that are as a result of certified "AB agriculture biologique" this complies with EU regulations on organic processes and standards. Ingredients that are organic are clearly labelled and include Olive oil, Olive leaf extract, Lavender essential oils, Argan Oil, Shea butter. If one of our products contains organic ingredients this will be detailed in the product information. 

 

Colours and fragrances

Our traditional Marseille cubes and tranches (Palm oil and Olive oil) do not contain any colourings, preservatives or perfumes. They contain a minimum of 72% vegetal oils and are made following traditional methods and processes in authentic savonnieries in Provence (and near Marseille). The Lavender Marseille cube contains Lavender flowers, Lavender essence and perfumes along with a preservative.

The Aleppo soap block ranges also contain no colourings, preservatives or perfumes and made in traditional ways by hand. 

Our Natural French Market range of Artisan unwrapped soaps are 100% plant based soaps coloured and fragranced with plant and flower essences, extracts and pieces. As a result this range is more neutral in colour. 

The base ingredients are as follows: Sodium Palmate (Palm oil), Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aqua, Palm Kernel Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etidronate Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum. 
May also contain: natural plant and flower pieces. Contains fragrance and colour of natural origin.

 

Our Marseille soaps contain Shea Butter, they are film wrapped soaps gently fragranced and coloured;

The base ingredients are as follows: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aqua, Parfum (fragrance), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Palm Kernel Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etidronate Acid will also contain: fragrance and colour of natural origin depending on the soap fragrance. 

 

Our Organic Argan Oil French soap ranges are made with organic Argan oil and contain food grade colourings (of natural origin) and a variety of perfumes as well as varying degrees of plant and flower essences, extracts and pieces, making these brighter coloured collections with a broad range of delightful scents. They are wrapped in cellophane.

The base ingredients are as follows: 

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aqua, Parfum (fragrance), Glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernal Oil (Organic Argan Oil), Palm Kernel Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etidronate Acid, Sodium Chloride. Will also contain: fragrance and colour of natural origin depending on the soap fragrance.

 

Preservatives

Tetrasodium EDTA is a preservative and a chelating ingredient that is used for keeping the colour and the fragrance of the soap stable. Tetrasodium EDTA is an amino acid compound and is also a common food ingredient. This preservative is used in our Artisan range by Savon de Bormes. our Shea Butter range and our Organic Argan Oil range. It is not used in our Marseille cube and tranches made with Palm or Olive oil or in the Aleppo soap.