Olive Oil Soap is made totally of pure virgin olive oil. It has limited lathering capacity but is distinguished for its mild action. It is ideal for cleansing the face, infants and sensitive skin.
The "PATOUNIS Soap Works" with a history of over 150 years, still make handcrafted soap by traditional methods from locally produced olive products. The Corfu plant built in 1891, preserved with its functioning tools and equipment, constitutes a living memory of a splendid old local tradition.
The soap is made from olive oil which is boiled with caustic soda and sea salt for several weeks. It is then cast in open moulds to produce the so-called "stamped soap bar" (as opposed to the conventional "pressed soap"). Finally, it is placed in wooden racks to cure for 3-4 months.
Nowadays there is only a handful of such traditional olive oil factories left in the world and one of them is on Corfu, run by Apostolos Patounis. His great-great-grandfather founded the business in 1850 and it has been the family business ever since! The place has changed very little in over 150 years and the traditional tools are still used!
SUITABLE FOR VEGAN