Beauterra

Liquid Marseille Soaps: a Special French soap, authentic and natural

Our Liquid Marseille Soaps are made in the pure Marseillaise tradition under the control of a master soap-maker.

• 8 fragrances •

To satisfy every preference, we have chosen the best fragrances in collaboration with a perfumer from Grasse, known as the perfume capital of the world

• 3 sizes •

In 300ml, 500ml or 1L
A size for every use

• Over 96% natural ingredients •

Made from a base of olive oil, our soaps contain over 96% natural ingredients for better respect of your skin

• Respects skin and the environment •

Free of preservatives
Free of palm oil
Free of parabens
Free of animals fats
Tested under dermatological control
Not tested on animals

Making our Marseille Soaps

Beauterra Liquid Marseille Soap is made according to traditional methods.

First, coconut oil (dried coconut pulp) is heated to 90°C in a cauldron with olive oil. After adding potassium hydroxide, a natural chemical reaction occurs: saponification.
This first step requires the constant presence of a master soap-maker, who must monitor the chemical reaction throughout the process, lengthening or shortening the cooking time according to his observations. The phenomenon of saponification is completely natural and generates unsaponifiables and glycerin with moisturizing and protective properties for your skin.

The resulting soap paste is then diluted to create a concentrated liquid soap. Its uniqueness comes from the handcrafted production method (in a traditional cauldron) and the quality of its base ingredients (vegetable oils such as coconut and olive). We then add delightful scents from a perfumer in Grasse in the Provence region.
Our soaps are made entirely in France.

What are the benefits of Marseille liquid soaps vs a classic soap ?

The term "Marseille soap" comes from its manufacturing process and the city where it originated: Marseille.

For a soap to be called Marseille soap, whether it be in solid or liquid form, the soap must be made by hot saponification, in cauldrons, under the supervision of a master soap-maker. Saponification is the natural reaction of soda (for solid soaps) or potash (for liquid soaps) on a fat (mainly olive oil for Marseille soap). Excluded from the designation "Liquid Marseille soap" are soaps obtained by all other techniques, such as salification (neutralization of fatty acids).

Advantages of our soaps made in the traditional way :

During saponification, there is a strong natural production of glycerin and unsaponifiables, which protect, nourish and moisturize the skin. Our soaps do not contain synthetic additives. The reaction occurs with natural oils (olive oil and coconut oil). To fight deforestation, we do not use palm oil.

Disadvantages of imitations made by salification :

This less costly method of production does not allow for the production of glycerin and unsaponifiables. Made not with vegetable oils but with fats whose origin is often difficult to determine, these soaps contain sodium chloride, added to thicken the final product. All these elements make the product more irritating and drying to the skin.

Marseille soap with peony

Peony | 1L - 500ml - 300ml

Marseille soap with vanilla and honey

Honey Vanilla | 1L - 500ml - 300ml

Marseille soap with Provençal lavender

Lavender | 1L - 500ml - 300ml

Marseille soap with mint and lemon

Mint and Lemon | 1L - 500ml - 300ml

Marseille soap with orange blossom

Orange Blossom | 1L - 500ml - 300ml

Marseille soap with tea rose

Ancient Rose | 1L - 500ml - 300ml

Marseille soap with shea butter

Shea Butter | 1L - 500ml - 300ml

Marseille superfatted soap with sweet almond oil and aloe vera

Ultra rich Soap | 1L - 500ml - 300ml

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We answer your questions with total transparency

Your soaps are made with over 96% natural ingredients. What are the remaining ingredients ?

These are mainly food colorings and synthetic fragrances. Our experience in dermatology has shown that synthetic fragrances are much more stable and better tolerated than natural fragrances, which contain more allergens. Our soaps do not contain preservatives.

Liquid Marseille soaps are thinner than conventional shower gels and make less foam. Is this normal ?

Our products are made naturally. They do not contain synthetic surfactants, which thicken the product and increase the foaming power but can be harmful to you (causing irritation or allergies) or your system (such as endocrine disruptors).

Are your products made in Marseille in Provence?

No, they are made in the Alps according to the ancient method of saponification. The manufacture of liquid Marseille soaps requires different expertise than the manufacture of solid soaps.

What are the differences between liquid soap and shower gel ?

The main difference rests in the fact that, unlike shower gels, Liquid Marseille soaps are the result of a natural process. Our soaps are biodegradable and do not contain synthetic surfactants.
For these reasons, Liquid Marseille soap is better suited to "allergic" skin. However, the soap's basic pH can make it harsh for reactive skin. This risk is considerably reduced by the strong production of glycerin and unsaponifiables during saponification.