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Introducing our new Natural Antibacterial Liquid Soap and Natural Glycerine Soap Bar

Introducing our new Natural Antibacterial Liquid Soap and Natural Glycerine Soap Bar

By Lizzy Smith on March 14, 2020

Introducing our new Natural Antibacterial Liquid Soap and our Natural Glycerin Soap Bar from the Natural Washing Company. We’ve been working on this for over a year and have taken all the things that are important to us and put it in one bottle. As many of you know, Sandra and I set up Frenchsoaps because we are passionate about good quality soap made with natural ingredients that are kind to your skin, biodegradable and...

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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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The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

By Lizzy Smith on April 11, 2017

In this crazy and modern world where we are bombarded with complex and eclectic scents you sometimes forget how beautiful the scent of Rose really is. It is the simplicity and purity of the Rose that makes it timeless and through Frenchsoaps we have fallen back in love with this gorgeous fragrance.  Rose essential oils are also great for delicate skin and have skin softening and regenerating properties.  Our range of Rose products for body,...

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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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French soaps with organic Argan Oil - not just pretty

French soaps with organic Argan Oil - not just pretty

By Lizzy Smith on January 06, 2016

Just like in the French Markets we have a vast array of these amazingly colourful and fragrant soaps. Close your eyes and just imagine the fragrant hit from this fabulous collection. These are Marseille soaps made in the authentic way with natural ingredients and enriched with organic Argan oil making them gentle and moisturising. They come in a wonderful range of natural fragrances with each fragrance named on the front of the bar in a stylish...

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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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Durance - who are they then?

Durance - who are they then?

By Lizzy Smith on November 17, 2015

See our Durance range - click here We've stocked Durance home scenting, body and bath products for a few years now and we are always impressed with their quality and provenance. For many people Durance products sum up Provence; pretty bottles, fragrant clean scents, dreamy and romantic styling. Here's a bit of background on this gem of a company:  Durance is a family run company founded and based in Grignan, Provence. They take their inspiration...

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How come Donkey's are good for Itchy skin? Am I being an Ass?

How come Donkey's are good for Itchy skin? Am I being an Ass?

By Sandra Wiggins on May 01, 2015

My skin drives me mad it is white doesn't tan, has unevenly distributed freckles, constantly gets bitten by anything that flies or crawls. Added to this is the fact that loads of things that I put on it to 'help', makes my eczema even worse and covered in an even more unsightly rash. Guess what? I then scratch my skin even more and on and on we go. I now live in a  world of...

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Fresh crisp linen

Fresh crisp linen

By Lizzy Smith on April 27, 2015

  Don't you just love the smell of fresh crisp linen and washing line dried sheets? But we know that's not always possible when you live in a flat or don't have a garden or it never seems to stop raining (or even worse - it only rains when you put the washing out!). We use our scented linen bags, scented drawer sachets and pillow or room mists to bring that fresh and clean feeling into...

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Looking after Sensitive Skin with Savon de Marseille

Looking after Sensitive Skin with Savon de Marseille

By Lizzy Smith on April 25, 2015

We know what it's like having sensitive skin - my husband and son are both sensitive lads and Sandra has always suffered from dry flaky skin, often irritated by perfumes or chemicals. This was one of the driving forces for us setting up Frenchsoaps; from our regular trips to France for family holidays we are well versed with the benefits of natural Olive Savon de Marseille and the amazing effect on sensitive and problem skin....

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