'Milano' Linea Italia Fragranced Bar Soap
Our hand-cut and individually wrapped Linea Italia soaps celebrate the fragrances associated with some of Italy's most naturally splendid locations.
The 'Milano' soap highlights fragrances of olive and sage typical of Milan and the region of Lombardy.
Each of our triple-milled bar soaps features a high-quality paper wrapping to create an elegant presentation that is a true connection between classic artisan soap-making and the artistic impression of the locations in the collection.
Saponificio Varesino organic vegetable soap bars are vegan-friendly and produced exclusively from coconut oil with no palm oil, chemical preservatives or chelating agents.
Net Wt. 10.5 oz (300 g)
The cauldron production process, or Marseilles method, used for our soap represents the artisan tradition by which man has created soap for centuries. It is the skill, experience and eyes of the maker and not the management of machines or mechanical processes that brings the soap to life.
In a first phase called saponification, the fats – mainly consisting of glycerides and fatty acids – are converted into sodium salt. This operation must be carried out so that the resulting product is of good quality and suitable to be subjected to further steps of processing. From this first phase, it is therefore necessary to obtain a soap mass generally containing 30% water, with the least possible amount of alkali and electrolytes, as well as glycerol whose recovery is an economic factor of this process.
That mass is then further cooked, washed and liquified before being poured into soap molds and left to cure until the bars are hand-cut in our workshop.
Just as in the tradition then, we still produce soap with this ancient and natural method, which ensures a final product of top quality with excellent cleaning power but also serves as a very gentle and soothing treatment that results in softer and more elastic skin with repeated usage over time.