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Patounis Olive Oil Soap Factory
Olive oil soap has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean, both for personal hygiene and for general cleaning purposes. Pure olive oil soap is considered the most adequate skin cleanser since it unblocks skin pores by effectively removing dirt, oily substances and dead cells. It is made from natural raw materials and the final product does not contain any additives.
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.
The main types of soaps produced are:
You will find the Patounis Olive Oil Soap Factory in loannis Theotokis Street, just off San Rocco Square in the centre of Corfu. Call (+30) 26610 39806 or email for more information.
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