Patounis Soap

Patounis Olive Oil Soap Made In Corfu


Partounis Soap- A Family-owned business nestled in the heart of Corfu, Greece, Patounis Soap Factory- where they specialize in crafting exquisite traditional soap using locally sourced olive products.

Their pride lies in their rich heritage of time-honoured recipes and artisanal techniques passed down through five generations, from father to son. With over a century of acclaim from their local community, the soap stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment to quality.

Handmade olive oil soap is made exclusively from local pure virgin olive oil. It has limited lathering capacity but is distinguished for its mild action therefore it is suitable for sensitive skin.

Size 115g

Carefully packed in brown paper stamped with the Patounis Brand


  • Ideal for the daily cleansing of the face, for all skin types.
  • It leaves the skin supple without dehydrating it.
  • Suitable for babies.

Ingredients (INCI):

  • Olea Europaea Fruit Oil
  • Aqua
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Sodium Chloride (sea salt)

About the History of Patounis Soaps

In the early 19th century, Bazakis & Patounis from Kallarites, a mountain village in Epirus Greece, established a trade of woven capes to supply the army of Napoleon III. With the money, soap was bought from Marseilles and sold in Greece.

Through this commerce they learned how soap was made. In 1850 their first soap manufacture under the name “Bazakis & Co” was founded on the island of Zakynthos. According to available archives, this appears to be the oldest soap factory in Greece.

Their soap soon became renowned across Greece and beyond with the company experiencing great success. In 1891, at the peak of its operation, the business was expanded by building a second soap factory in Corfu. In the 1930’s the two families divided the operation. The Bazakis family stayed in Zakynthos, making soap until the 1970’s. The Patounis family settled in Corfu, where they continue to make traditional soap in the original factory.

Ιn the 1940’s Spyros Patounis the 4th generation member of the family, having studied chemical engineering, established a chemical laboratory for the quality control of their products. Since then, the company has developed a scientific approach to its traditional practice.

Steeped in history, this establishment boasts original tools and equipment dating back to 1891, preserving a tangible link to our storied past. Recognized by both scholars and visitors alike, this soap factory has become a focal point for academic inquiry and cultural exploration, drawing tourists and students alike. Designated as a cherished monument of industrial heritage by the Greek Ministry of Culture since 2008, their legacy continues to thrive.



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