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Marseille Soap Flakes

Marius Fabre's Laundry Soap is now palm-oil free. Crafted using authentic Marseille soap standards established in France in the 9th century, these laundry soap flakes are entirely vegetable based and biodegradable. They're also free of added fragrance, coloring, and additives, making this a gentle-but-effective alternative to commercial detergents. 

Soap Flakes must be dissolved in hot water before adding them to the wash. See our instructions for use below. We also sell Marius Fabre's Liquid Laundry Soap, which is a ready-to-use formulation available in a bottle. 

Materials:   vegetable oils, sodium palmate, sodium palm kernelate, sodium cocoate, water, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide

Made by: Marius Fabre

Made in: Salon-de-Provence, France


  • 750 g
  • cruelty free, palm oil free, fragrance free


For hand washing:  Dissolve 1 handful of soap flakes in 2 liters of hot water. Wash and then rinse thoroughly. (Use cold water for woolens).

For machine washing: Dissolve 30 grams (approx. 1/2 cup) of soap flakes in 1 liter of very hot water. Stir, or shake in container, and let cool. (Add approx. 10 drops of essential oils for scent if desired). Pour a 100 mL (3.3 oz or a little less than 1/2 cup) into the washing powder compartment of your washing machine per one load of laundry. 

You can make your Marseille soap washing liquid in advance so that it's ready when you need it. Simply shake well (until smooth) before use.

Further Reading: Savon de Marseille, or Marseille Soap, has been made in France for 600 years. Only a handful of soap makers in the world today still craft Marseille soap by the original standards. Marius Fabre prides itself on being one of those remaining makers, crafting their products for over 110 years.

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