The iconic Roger & Gallet soap with its rounded shape gets a makeover: yes, the soap that we usually find in pharmacies or some perfumeries has a more pop and colourful look.
Soap’s origins Roger & Gallet
Let’s step back in time to 1879: in its time, Roger&Gallet achieved legendary status with an innovative product, the round soap. This revolutionised the personal hygiene market, as at the time soaps were rectangular in shape; they were sold to the public in slices. Moreover, their fragrance was not entirely homogenous, as it was mainly infused in the centre of the bar of soap.
Roger & Gallet round soap is composed of fatty acids and very little water: a product made using an artisanal method, unchanged since its creation and with its own perfuming technique. Essential oils are added to the cooled soap paste to ensure a uniform and long-lasting fragrance. Four steps are required to produce the French brand’s legendary round soap.
- Mashing: melted fats and caustic soda are combined inside cauldrons to create the saponification reaction. After the ingredients have been well mixed, a phase is carried out in which the mixture is left to simmer for as long as 80 hours.
- Salting: excess soda and glycerine is removed.
- Depurazione: la pasta è lavata tante volte per ottenere una formula pura e pulita.
- Essiccazione: dopo aver raccolto la parte bianca del sapone si passa alla fase dell’essiccazione, profanazione e modellatura.
In 1889, the Roger & Gallet violet soap was the first round soap to win an award at the Universal Exhibition.
Soap Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge
The company kindly presented me with Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge soap. This soap, which is still made using the artisanal method I mentioned earlier, is really delicious.
The pop packaging featuring ‘plissé soleil’ paper is reminiscent of a skirt, just as seen in the product commercial. This personal hygiene product has been enriched with natural extracts of ginger, juicy mandarin and sparkling pomegranate, which give tone and stimulate a good mood. 97% of the ingredients in this soap are natural, EDTA-free, and have been dermatologically tested.
La saponetta da 100 grammi garantisce 100 docce delicate, con una base lavante al 100% vegetale e biodegradabile. Una volta a contatto con l’acqua, la saponetta Made in France sviluppa una delicata schiuma con la quale si può detergere la pelle del viso e del corpo. In alternativa, potrai anche decidere di riporre la tua saponetta all’interno di un cassetto per profumare la biancheria.
Attraverso la carta che avvolge la saponetta è già possibile percepire il piacevole profumo di questo prodotto Made in France.
The price and selling points of soap Roger & Gallet
If you are wondering how much Roger & Gallet soap costs, I can tell you that the price is about 8.10 CHF in Switzerland and 7 € in Italy. You can also find the 3-soap box for 19.80 CHF. As for the sales outlets in Switzerland for Roget & Gallet soap you can find the soaps at haar-shop, Coop Vitality, Douglas.ch and at Manor.ch
I would also like to remind you that Roger&Gallet’s 8 round soaps are available in 4 energising and 4 relaxing fragrances, signed by leading perfume masters.
- Bois d’orange
- Gingembre Rouge
- Fleur d’Osmanthus
- Fleur de Figuier
- Feuille de Thé
All you have left to do is to choose the fragrance you prefer to relax, wash your face and body! To get the most out of this product, you can also use the body milk also available in the Gingembre Rouge fragrance I presented today.