Olive oil soaps (also known as Castile soap) appear to have originated in the Kingdom of Castile around the 16th century, where it was made from olive oil only. Hence the name Castille, or Marseilles soap. (They all mean the same thing) Pure 100% olive oil soap. It is the mildest and most moisturising of all soaps. It has been produced in the olive growing areas of Europe for centuries.Tradition says that modern day Castile soaps are very similar to, and most likely derived from, ‘white soap’ that has traditionally been manufactured in Northern Italy since the early 1600s. From Venice, where the oldest white soap factories were established, olive oil based soap then reached the Greek islands of Crete and later arrived in the South of France.The extraordinary sense of balance and nurturing delivered to the skin by pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil soap is fantastically refreshing.At Maclyn Grove, natural Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the base for all of our handcrafted and beautifully presented soaps.
We choose only the best natural ingredients to create our soaps.
Pure essential oils, chosen for their moisturising, soothing and aromatherapy properties, along with natural clays and other healing oils are combined to create soaps suitable for every skin type. All soaps are cured for months in a controlled atmosphere, to be sure they are long lasting, then wrapped by hand in gorgeous handcrafted silk papers.
We use no chemicals or artificial perfumes in our soaps.
All our soaps are handmade in small batches and wrapped in unique hand made silk papers.Extra Virgin Olive Oil is used to create Maclyn Grove gentle, moisturising and nourishing soaps, suitable for all skin types and ages. Is very rich in vitamins and also anti oxidants. Extra virgin olive oil is effective in neutralising free radicals which cause harm to skin.It is one of the few oils to be able to penetrate the epidermis of the skin to aid in hydrating and softening dry skin, while allowing the skin to breathe naturally.
Extra Virgin Olive oil is so versatile it can copy and balance the sebum produced by skin cells, whether the skin is dry or oily or a combination of the two.
At Maclyn Grove, we believe the use of some artificial fragrances can be the cause of some skin problems, so have chosen to use only pure essential oils to produce a softly scented bar soap.Extra Virgin Olive oil reduces irritation and inflammation and with the addition of beneficial pure essential oils your skin will be soft, healthy and glowing.Extra virgin olive oil is well known to have restorative properties and it is these properties which forms the vision behind this range of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Soaps and skincare. Enjoy the difference!Maclyn Grove Extra Virgin handmade olive oil soaps, are especially beneficial for people who suffer from psoriasis, eczema and other skin complaints.