Alziari Trio of Olive Oil Soaps
The Alziari family has been making olive oil and olive oil based products in Nice, France since 1868. These beautiful bars of soap are a long standing staff favorite. This selection includes three bars: lemon verbena, olive oil and lavender. If a scent is out of stock, a substitution will be made.
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The Alziari mill was built in 1868 on a former mill's ruins. When it was first constructed, it was in the middle of the country and since then, the city of Nice has grown up around it.
Alziari produces their olive oil using a traditional method called "Genoese" where the olives are ground for two to three hours, at which point the stone pond is filled with cold water and the oil that comes up to the surface is immediately taken out to be settled. The pulp is put into "scurtins" (baskets made out of coconut fiber) and squeezed to release the remaining oil. Made using the native "cailletier" variety of olive, the resulting oils are smooth in character with a clean, ripe olive flavor.