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The best selling wall mounted rotating Lemon soap

The best selling wall mounted rotating Lemon soap

By Lizzy Smith on December 03, 2017

This is such a great product and loved by many. I remember using these in France when I was young and even at a young age always thought it was a clever idea. The soap is a beautiful big bar of fabulously scented organic Argan Oil soap which is attached to a metal arm screwed into the wall above your hand basin or kitchen sink. The soap rotates on the unit so that you can...

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Do you know you can get 15% discount for your friends and family?

Do you know you can get 15% discount for your friends and family?

By Lizzy Smith on December 03, 2017

We love our products and we know that lots of you do too! So did you know that if you introduce your friends and family to our lovely things then you AND YOUR FRIENDS can get 15% off! Yes! It's true!  It's our new referral programme and it's easy to use; you can put a notice on your Facebook page, tweet or send an email to your friends and family and they can then pick...

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Donkey's Milk - what? really?

Donkey's Milk - what? really?

By Lizzy Smith on September 26, 2017

Ok let's be clear right from the start - you won't end up smelling like a donkey. The French Markets and French Pharmacies have always been a haven of interesting face and body care products for me and over the years I have always been intrigued with the broad range of Donkey's Milk products available; soaps, hand creams and face creams. At first I thought it was just a novelty - but NO it's a...

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Rosehip Precious Oil for the face

Rosehip Precious Oil for the face

By Lizzy Smith on September 19, 2017

I want to tell you about one of our new products - Pure Organic Precious Rosehip Oil (Rose Musk) for the face. We were introduced to it by one of our specialist suppliers in Provence who have a range of pure organic Essential Oils and Facial Oils of exceptional quality. We have long been fans of Argan Oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil and use it daily so we were intrigued and very excited to...

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Eau de Toilette range by Plantes et Parfum from frenchsoaps.co.uk

Scent: hints of a time past and future possibilities

By Lizzy Smith on July 27, 2017

It's a fact. I LOVE fragrance; the smell of flowers, the first hit of spring cut grass, the heady wafts of Jasmine on holiday and the smoke from the wood burning stove. For me scent can act like a time machine and a sudden waft of perfume can take me back to a time past; grandparents to me were cigar smoke and Oil of Ulay. Rive Gauche is like speed dial to the 70's with...

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Traditional Savon de Marseille - what is it and how do I know it's the genuine article?

Traditional Savon de Marseille - what is it and how do I know it's the genuine article?

By Lizzy Smith on July 12, 2017

This blog has been inspired by a recent customer query on how to tell if you are buying authentic Savon de Marseille. The customer emailed us asking for some proof of authenticity so he could be reassured with his purchases. He was prompted to make these enquiries after buying "Savon de Marseille" from Amazon which unfortunately turned out to be fake.  The term "Savon de Marseille" does not have a protected designation (like Champagne does) and it can...

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What has Lavender ever done for us?

What has Lavender ever done for us?

By Lizzy Smith on June 21, 2017

Lavender is one of the quintessential fragrances of Provence and I have always loved the crisp and aromatic scent, even when it was out of fashion. But hey, now Lavender is BIG news. The scent is just so versatile - its not too flowery, not too bland, appeals to both sexes and is great as a perfume to spritz on your body or around your home. It's the most comforting scent in the world for...

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Liquid Soap: to bubble or not to bubble?

Liquid Soap: to bubble or not to bubble?

By Lizzy Smith on April 26, 2017

Bubble, bubble toil and trouble...... have you ever wondered how your liquid soap bubbles? It is due to the addition of Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS). This ingredient is a surficant; it makes bubbles and foam. For most people this is fine. It is an ingredient that is added in very small quantities and makes lovely bubbles in your bath or gives you a wonderful foam when you use your shower gel. However, for some people...

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Home perfumes make you feel good!

Home perfumes make you feel good!

By Lizzy Smith on April 11, 2017

Home perfume sprays are the easy way to transform your home. These pretty little bottles can add your personal touch to every room. They can dispel the wet smell of dog with the sweet smell of Jasmine and a spritz of Lavender can create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity amongst the chaos of every day life. This may sound dramatic but once you realise how good these are you will wonder how you survived without them!...

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French laundry

French laundry

By Lizzy Smith on April 11, 2017

A laundry and linen collection, perfect for sensitive skin and delicate clothes and with beautiful natural fragrances for your linen, drawers and cupboards. Bring some fresh clean Provence style into your home. Take a leaf out of the French housekeeping and use natural Marseille soap for laundry washing, especially hand washing. These natural blocks and bars are amazing at removing grease and stains and have the added benefit of being kind to your skin as...

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