The brand Fer à Cheval boasts more than 160 of experience in the production of Marseille soap, according to the original recipe.
Himalaya exclusively offers the products of this wonderful soap factory, a symbol of quality and respect for traditions.
The Savonnerie Fer à Cheval, with its 160 years of experience, passes down through the generations the recipe of Marseille soaps to its master soap-makers. The factory produces its products, fundamental in marseillaise history, in accordance with the original tradition, with care and attention to details and to the final quality. In the Nineteenth century it was custom to give to soap factories a name that would evoke happiness and would bring good luck. With the brand Fer à Cheval (horseshoe), represented by the symbol with seven nails, success and good luck were assured.
Today the company still enjoys this good luck, as they are the oldest Marseille soap factory on the market.
Saponification is carried out in old furnaces, according to the ancient five phases method, following the recipe that as certified by Colbert’s edit in 1688 and consolidated by Napolèon Bonaparte’s decree in 1812. The worldwide fame and fortune of this soap is derived from this exact recipe. The company is also a founding member of UPSM (Union des Professionnels du Savon de Marseille) that certifies the authenticity of Marseille soap. All the soaps in the line are vegetal oil based, free from chemical additives, conservants, colorants, perfumes and added animal fat. Hypoallergenic, biodegradables and with recyclable packaging they are human and environment friendly.
The cube is the classic form in which marseille soap is presented.
it has various uses and the vintage charm of the marseillaise tradition.
The cubes are available in 100, 300 and 600 g and in the version OLIVE or VEGETAL.
BAR OF SOAP:
They are available in 100 and 250 g and in the version OLIVE or VEGETAL.
SLICES 125 g:
Another property of marseille soap is to keep away moths.
the particular format of this soap makes it perfect to hang in closets or storerooms.
BARS, BLOCKS AND FLAKES:
The lines is completed with two extra-saving formats, for the exigents consumers of marseille soap.
The bars are offered in two format, 1 Kg and 2 Kg, the former divided in 6 smaller pieces and the latter to cut according to what is needed. the flakes are stored in a particular pouch of 750 g.
Hypoallergenic, without perfumes and colorant, this liquid soap it’s made to limit the risk of allergies.
It gently cleanses and it’s ideal for sensitive skins. It’s a great alternative in case of intolerance to synthetic soaps and detergents.
It’s made with coconut oil in boilers and naturally enriched with glycerin, it preserves the hydrolipid balance of the skin keeping it soft and naturally hydrated.
It doesn’t contain chemical surfactant, parabens or conservant
Liquid soap is offered in two different versions
Vegetal (500 ml) and OLIVE (500ml - 1 L).
The latter in two different formats and enriched with olive oil, it deterges delicately leaving a pleasand fragrance on the skin. it doesn’t contain chemical surfactant, parabens or conservant.
Perfumed line’s characteristics:
• Liquid and solid soaps that gently cleanse and respect the skin’s balance. Ideals for body and hands and for all skin types.
• Enriched formulas with hydrating vegetable oils (Argan, sweet almond, shea butter).
• Elegant fragrances formulated exclusively for Fer à Cheval, to gently cleanse and leave the skin delicately scented.
•A gentle formulation without petrochemical surfactants like ALS, SLS, PEG, petrochemical preservatives such as EDTA or parabens, synthetic dye, CMR (non-carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction) and animal fat.
• A production certified “Origine France Garantie”.
• Quality at affordable prices.
The line offers 16 products:
Soaps with Argan Oil:
4 fragrances (Rose petals, Lavander, Olive’s flowers, Fig leaves)
4 solid and 4 liquid soaps.
Soaps with sweet almond oil:
4 fragrances (White tea and Yuzu, Honey and Almond, Water tangerine, Marine Citrus)
4 solid and 4 liquid soaps.
Marseille Soap is famous for its abilities in removing stains and making laundry softer. It’s effective even in low temperatures and on the toughest stains, it protects the colours and gives a spring like freshness to linen and clothes. Its unique formula, biodegradable and hypo-allergenic, was developed to minimize the risk of allergies: the composition includes the use of ingredients that are 99% natural, non-carcinogen, mutagen or toxic for reproduction (CMR).
Concentrated soap for laundry is a safe and economic choice that ensures up to 40 washes in the washing machine starting from 30°C.
Clothing soap is offered instead in two different formats, studied precisely to grant a perfect hold and to facilitate their use.
Available in the formats:
- Liquid 2 L;
- Clothing soap of 300 g;
- Clothing soap of 150 g (bar).
DISH SOAP AND FLOOR SOAP:
Liquid dish soap combines the ability to melt fat with the sensitivity on the skin of Marseille Soap. It’s formula, concentrated and aromatised with olive oil, makes the dishes shine without leaving any trace.
Floor soap is recommended for all washable surfaces, it efficiently removes fat and dirt, leaving them clean and pleasantly smelling.
Without allergens, the soaps were developed to minimize the risk of allergy and formulated with ingredients that are 99% natural, non-carcinogen, mutagen or toxic for reproduction (CMR).
AND MULTI-USE SPRAY:
Anti-limescale spray is a “four in one” efficient product: it cleans, disinfect, deodorizes and it eliminates limescale from bathrooms, hygienic services, sinks and taps.
Its formula combines to the effectiveness of vinegar against limescale, the disinfecting properties of organic acid derived from sugar.
Multi-use spray is ideal to remove thoroughly dirt and fat and to make shine all washable surfaces (worktop, kitchen, fridge, bathroom…).
Without allergens the sprays were developed to minimize the risk of allergy and formulated with ingredients that are 99% natural, non-carcinogen, mutagen or toxic for reproduction (CMR).
Black soap is an ecological and multi-use detergent. A small dose of the product is enough to clean, degrease, nourish and polish all surfaces, internal or external. Derived from olive oil, the soap doesn’t contain preserver, colorants or perfumes.
It’s available in the formats:
- Liquid 1 L;
- Liquid 500 ml;
- Mousse 1 Kg;
- Mousse 500 g.