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Why buy French soap?

Why buy French soap?

By Sandra Wiggins on February 27, 2022

Buy French soap or a pair of boots? £2.50 versus £35  Buy French soap or a have a meal out? £2.50 versus £45  Buy French soap or go to France on holiday £2.50 versus £500 plus?? Let's face it, we all like buying things even when we know we shouldn't, we all feel we deserve a treat when things are pretty dire. And when you do treat yourself it lifts your spirits and makes you feel good. 

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Ingredients spotlight - VERBENA

Ingredients spotlight - VERBENA

By Lizzy Smith on May 22, 2021

Verbena and Lemon Verbena is an ingredient in a lot of our soaps, adding a citrus herbal scent that has universal appeal across all ages and all genders. It is an ingredient with a long heritage of herbal and medicinal benefits along with a key place in the perfume industry. Verbena soaps are amongst our best selling soaps and with good reason - they smell fantastic!  See our full Verbena collection here

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Soap of the Week - Elle

Soap of the Week - Elle

By Lizzy Smith on May 21, 2021

Pink, scented and fabulous. This is going to be a very short blog because this is what this soap is! Soft perfume and soft pink in colour, this is one of my all time favourite soaps. It's also a great bar of soap to gift - a small treat for a girlfriend, a mum to be, a teacher, a teenager or a grandma. We love to put this soap in gifts with a Mojito soap - just a great combo of girliness! But just because it's pink and smells nice it doesn't mean it's only for the girls ........however I do hide mine from the boys in our house.

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Soap of the Week - Pastis

Soap of the Week - Pastis

By Lizzy Smith on May 13, 2021

Husband cries out in anguish "there's no soap in the shower" So he's pointed in the direction of the soap stash and told to choose whatever he wants. And this is what he chose: PASTIS

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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 surfactant; it makes bubbles and foam. For most people this is fine. It is an ingredient that is added in very small quantities to help with the cleaning process and it also makes bubbles in your bath or gives you a wonderful foam when you use...

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Savon de Marseille cubes - the real deal

Savon de Marseille cubes - the real deal

By Lizzy Smith on April 11, 2017

These soaps are the real deal, genuine Marseille soaps, famous across the world. An iconic soap. Made with 72% vegetal oils - Olive oil,  sustainable Palm oil and Coconut oil, in a traditional way using a copper cauldron in Marseille. pH neutral, no additives, simply made. Naturally biodegradable, very kind to skin, used the world over for dry and sensitive skin. The Lavender and Violet cubes have added flower pieces and essences from Provence in...

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The wonders of Shea Butter

The wonders of Shea Butter

By Lizzy Smith on November 11, 2016

For me it's not the clocks going back or the darker evenings that signal the approach of winter - it's my hands!! They seem to become instantly dry and chapped by the changes in the weather and I have to go into full blown care and protect mode otherwise they really do become painful and unsightly. I find that I have to moisturise my hands several times a day, particularly before and after going outside and always...

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Olive Oil - one of nature's wonder

Olive Oil - one of nature's wonder

By Lizzy Smith on June 10, 2016

Olives are one of natures wonders and Olive oil and olive leaf extract are used in many of our French soaps, body and bath products. Olive oil is closer in chemical structure to the skin's natural oil than any other naturally occurring oil and is the perfect moisturiser, especially for dry skin. It has regenerative properties and keeps skin soft and supple. Olive oil is the key ingredient in the world famous Savon de Marseille cubes...

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Wall mounted rotating soap holder

Wall mounted rotating soap holder

By Lizzy Smith on January 19, 2016

Well James Martin has certainly caused a stir with his wall mounted French soap in his new Home Comforts series on BBC 1 15.45 on a Tuesday (Repeated on BBC2 on Saturday at 12.00) See Here for more details. He has the classic French rotating soap on his wall above his kitchen sink with the Lemon Soap and we have had lots of enquiries ever since!  Its a classic and enduring design: simple, neat and...

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