La Toja Thermovital is real soap - solid and long-lasting, with a pleasing aroma.
The original name for this famous soap is "Sales de La Toja." La Toja is named after the tiny island off Galicia where it was founded. The story is told that a sick donkey was abandoned by its master on the island of La Toja and given up for dead. The owner returned to the island some time later and found the animal in good health. The miracle was attributed to the therapeutic hot springs of La Toja and the idyllic island became a famous spa where some guests still come to take the waters and immerse themselves in mud baths.
La Toja has been making soap from the spa's mineral salts since early in the 20th Century.