The traditional Marseille soap as its name suggests it, comes originally from the town of MARSEILLE, FRANCE
It is still crafted today using the same strict traditional methods of the seventeenth century.
It is the result of a saponification process involving a delicate mixture of olive oil, alkaline ashes from sea plants and Mediterranean Sea salt.
The mixture is heated for 10 days in huge antique cauldrons, stirred constantly then poured into open pits and allowed to cure. After settling slightly, it is cut into bars and left to harden the most natural way.
It is then exposed for 10 days in the sun and mistral winds, the whole process requiring no less than a month from start to ready finish. The fine white powder on the surface of the soap is a bit of sea salt, it disappears when the soap is wet .This characteristic affirms the authenticity of genuine SAVON DE MARSEILLE. It is traditionally green or white; the white is made from palm oil, the green from olive oil.
The Marseille soap is recommended by dermatologists throughout the world for its incredible purity and low alkalinity showing moisturizing properties for dry skin and other ailments and is also known to be an ideal allied for sensitive skin. It is highly recommended for babies or the elderly.
4 easy steps to take care of your skin as you get up
After cleansing your skin needs hydration, choose from one of our Hydrating Toners to give your skin a "drink".
Now that your skin had a "drink" it is ready to "eat". Our Rosehip Fusion provides necessary nourishment for your skin.
For daytime, apply Protective Moisturizing Crème to provide a layer of protection against wind, heat and cold.
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Washing your hair with organic natural non lathering shampoo
Washing your hair with natural organic shampoo requires some adaptation. They are definitely different from chemical shampoos. The ingredients are more nourishing for the hair and are not as abrasive as the traditional ingredients found in chemical grade shampoos.
Obligé by Nature Shampoos are over 70% Organic!! They provide all the moisture and essential elements your hair needs to stay healthy! And most important, they do not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic chemicals or synthetic fragrances!
Make sure you completely soak your hair with water beforehand. Avoid using extremely hot water. Hot water may cause dry damages which may then result in Hair loss.
Do not use too much shampoo, apply a small amount, roughly around the size of a quarter in the palm of your hand and gently massage your scalp with your fingertips.
Scrubbing your skin the natural way.
The cells making up our skin are naturally renewed by our body every 28 days. This is a normal biological process called mitosis.
As we age this process slows down gradually, leaving us with a skin layer made up of more old cells responsible for a gloomy complexion.
Gentle exfoliation compensates for this slow down of this regenerative process.
Using the right protocol, you can assist the removal of old cells (exfoliation), activate the renewal of new cells (regeneration) and restrain the use of products containing chemicals such as corticoids that reduce mitosis (degeneration).
Start removing dead cells and uncover fresh cells the natural way for a beautiful mature skin complexion. Aging can be beautiful.
How Using Clay Can keep you naturally healthy & beautiful
Clay has been used by Man since the beginning of time. The Greeks used it, the Romans used clay poultices to heal wounds and Cleopatra used it for beauty masks. Forgotten with the upbringing of modern medicine it is being slowly rediscovered. Despite all the controversies concerning the properties of the clay, it has been used far longer by man than modern drugs, it never required any experimentation on animals, and it is 100% natural.
According to Hippocrates, Theophrastes, Dioscorides and Galen, the Greeks made use of clays. According to Plines, the Romans used it. Avicennes favors it in his famous writings. Up to the beginning of this century, the French and the Russian army used it to disinfect contaminated waters and to prevent dysentery.
Animals instinctively search for clay in which to cover their wounds or to ingest when they have intestinal disturbances.