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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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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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Aromatic, stress relieving, antiseptic, sleep inducing, miracle working Lavender!

Aromatic, stress relieving, antiseptic, sleep inducing, miracle working Lavender!

By Lizzy Smith on November 23, 2015

Lavender from Provence; a timeless modern classic that we know you absolutely love. Lavender is having a huge renaissance at the moment and rightly so.  With it's signature aromatic and crisp scent combined with so many beneficial properties for both mind and body it really is a miracle plant. It has relaxing and calming properties well known for reducing anxiety and aiding peaceful sleep  - try our pillow sprays, home perfumes and candles around your...

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Lavender Harvest

Lavender Harvest

By Lizzy Smith on June 24, 2014

We get very excited around about this time of the year as we eagerly await the Lavender harvest in Provence. Drive around the Luberon to see the best of the Lavender fields, visit the Abbey de Senanque near Gourd or gently meander around the area ending in Sault. Wonderful. Lavender is having a renaissance as we realise the broad range of natural benefits of this wonderful aromatic plant. Lavender scents these days are fresh, vibrant...

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Back to school and the return of Autumn

By Lizzy Smith on February 14, 2014

    September marks the end of the Summer. The kids go back to School, your other half leaves the house with more regularity (no more ‘working remotely’) and slowly but surely a semblance of normality returns to our home. I like to tidy up, get rid of any clutter that has accumulated in the house as a result of Summer activities and holidays, then put away my cherished and essential Summer items (flip-flops, Provencal...

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