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Natural Olive Oil Soap Learn more about our natural, handmade soaps made from 100% organic olive oil. Traditionally manufactured in France by Comme Avant in Marseille.

Our soap is certified


  • ✓ Palm oil-free
  • ✓ Colorant-free
  • ✓ Perfum-free
  • ✓ Synthetic product-free
  • ✓ Sulfate-free
  • ✓ Essential oil-free
  • ✓ Endocrine pertubator-free
  • ✓ Preservative-free


Our soaps are multipurpose

The making of our soap

Soaps made through cold saponification

Our soaps are like the ones made « in the olden days »

Our soaps are family-friendly

Our soaps are environmentally-friendly

Our soaps are economical

What is the difference between our soap and the so-called "Savon de Marseille"?

What can you do with our soap?

These are the different ways you can use our soap:

Wash your body

Our soap can be applied to the whole body. You don’t have to use a lot of soap for it to work. The best way to use it is to take a wet washcloth and rub it 10 times on the soap (that should be sufficient to wash your entire body). If you prefer using liquid soap, you can dilute our soap with water and put it in an empty sterilised jar/bottle as per the recipe below.

Make your own liquide soap for hands or body

Heat 250 ml of water to simmer, then reduce heat and add 50g of our soap grated (or flakes). Stir and then wait until the mix cools down before placing the liquid in a sterilised container of your choice. According to the consistency, you can adjust the water quantity.

Wash your hair

You can also use a washcloth to wash your hair. Rub the washcloth over the soap ten times, then rub the top and sides of your head three times in a circular movement. This will give you enough soap to perfectly wash your hair.

Careful: this is not an industriel shampoo, so consider rinsing your hair abundantly with water to avoid getting greasy hair. To finish off you can also use an apple cider rinse (1 tbsp of vinegar for 10 tbsp of water).

About that, if you’ve always used industrial soap you should be aware that your hair might seem a bit greasy for a few weeks. This is a normal reaction as your hair has gotten used to the silicone in your regular shampoo. It therefore takes a little while before your hair gets used to the absence of silicone and starts being capable of absorbing the glycerine.

If you have long hair, here is some advice from Ines, one of our loyal customers: “I pour some soap in my hands and rub it on my scalp with the tip of my fingers to lift the roots. I then rinse my hair thoroughly with water and tilt my head forward for the soap to run from the roots to the ends of my hair. I finish with a cold-water rinse, this way the cuticles close nice and tightly, avoiding the hair getting greasy too quickly. My hair is nourished, shiny, soft, and my curls are beautiful”.

Wash your laundry

Heat 1 liter of water (to simmer) and turn the heat down before adding 30g of our grated soap (or flakes). Let the flakes melt and stir once in while. Once the mix has cooled down, add 1 tbsp of sodium bicarbonate. You can add fragrances if you fancy a particular smell. We recommend to favour fragrances to essential oils, as oils lose their efficiency when heated and are more polluting. Take an empty sterilised laundry liquide bottle and pour the mix in it. Leave it to rest for 24h or overnight. Don’t forget to shake your mix because each use.

If your water is particularly calcareous, you can add white vinegar as a softener. And we recommend, about once a month, to clean your machine by launching a vacuum program with soda crystals.

If you have stained your clothes, you can rub the soap with a bit of cold water directly onto the stain before putting your clothes in the washing machine. This will easily replace an industrial stain remover. 

Wash your dishes

Heat 1 liter of water (to simmer). Turn the heat down before and add 20g of our grated soap (or flakes). Let the flakes melt and stir once in while. Once the mix has cooled down, add 1 tbsp of sodium bicarbonate and 2 tbsp of soda crystals. Take an empty and sterilised washing-up liquide bottle and pour our mix in it. And that’s it! Compared to the quantities you previously used, you simply need to use a bit less in your dishwasher (can also be used when washing up by hand). 

Use it for shaving

Our soap contains enough grease to be used as shaving balm or shaving foam. Simply moisten your soap bar, then apply it to the area to be shaved. Shave, rinse, and dab with a towel. Thanks to our natural soap, you won’t be needing any aftershave.

Clean the floors

Heat 1 liter of water (to simmer) and turn the heat down before adding 30g of our grated soap (or flakes). Let the flakes melt and stir once in while. Once the mix has cooled down, add 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Take an empty sterilised bottle and pour the mix in it. To wash your floors, use 1 dose of this mix for 1 liter of water.

You don’t have to use vinegar. If you don’t like the smell of it, you can replace it by 1 tbsp of sodium bicarbonate. 

A couple of frequently asked questions by our customers

How can the soap bar be sliced?
The 1 kg soap bar can easily be cut with a large knife with smooth blades.

How to store the soap?

To prevent our soap from melting prematurely, we recommend keeping it on a soap holder, protected from the damp. In this way, it can dry between uses. This might mean taking out of the shower if necessary. We also advise leaving it to dry a few days after reception. This will make it more economical as it will be drier and will used less quickly.

Can the soap’s glycerin clog my pipework?

To avoid your washing machine/dishwasher pipes getting clogged because of the glycerin in our organic olive oil soap, we recommend about once a month cleaning your machine by launching an empty cycle with soda crystals set to a high temperature (+60°C).

You can also pour soda crystals down your bath or shower drain if you think it’s getting clogged.

Can your soap be used to clean reusable nappies, period underwear or reusable sanitary towels?  

Using a homemade laundry detergent (with or without glycerin) can indeed in the long run clog these products, making them less absorbing. The presence of glycerin in laundry detergents is often proscribed but this is usually when glycerin has been added to soap and/or present in huge quantities, which isn’t the case with our soap.

In any case, we recommend declogging your nappies, period underwear and sanitary towels regularly, which you can do at the same time as your washing machine. This allows you to clean them thoroughly and to avoid all absorption problems.

To do so, we recommend launching a high temperature wash with 1-2 tbsp of soda crystals.

This way, it allows you to use our soap to make your laundry liquid as well as washing your nappies or your menstrual underwear with it, if you regularly degrease your machine.

Use tests carried out on our soap

Our products are made in France (Marseille) in accordance with the current French norms. Comme Avant focuses on transparency, quality, and customer respect. This is why we clearly display the tests we have carried on our products.