Traditional Savon-de-Marseille soap has a comeback

Savon de Mar­seille soap. Photo by Fabre Marius at Agence Sage Comme des Images.
Savon de Mar­seille soap. Photo by Fabre Marius at Agence Sage Comme des Images.

Savon-de-Marseille is cleaning up with the Covid-19 crisis.

Old-fashioned Savon de Mar­seille is making a comeback as people turn to it as the ideal soap to wash away Covid-19. Nearly all soaps are effective in cleaning the virus from hands and surfaces, as the fatty outer layer of the virus does not survive contact with soap. But it is Savon de Marseille, and the related liquid savon noir which really benefited.

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