Oh how I love the scent Blackberry Sage Buttermilk Bastille Soap…aaaaah I love it! There is something special about mixing fruit and herbs that I absolutely adore! Bastille Soap is so gentle and soothing to the skin. Made with Fresh Bulgarian Cultured Buttermilk mixed with the scent of tart blackberries and laced with a natural colorant of real Blueberry Purée’. Bastille Soap is to the French what Castile Soap is to the Italians. The origins of Castile soap can be traced back to the Eastern Mediterranean regions, where Olive Oil and Lye became known as Castile soap in Spain, and Marseille soap in France. It became the famous soap of France …Savon de Marseille French Bastille Soap. The favorite of the King of France. French Bastille Soap is a gentle, skin loving soap. Buttermilk is a great moisturizer, blueberries are rich in Vit A, C, and E and is used topically for rashes, dermatitis, and other skin conditions. Olive Oil is rich in Vit E which gently moisturizes the skin. Bastille Soap is great for dry, sensitive, or delicate skin. It is any soap that contains 70% or more of Pure Olive Oil. This Bastille bar I created contains Olive Oil along with Coconut Oil to help with firmness and lather. Castile Soap is 100% Olive Oil, is extremely gentle to the skin but it doesn’t have the most copious lather as in other soap oil blends thus the Coconut Oil addition. It is very lightly scented with a fresh Blackberry mixed with the Herb Sage fragrance so it is suitable for all skin types.