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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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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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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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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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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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Savon de Marseille - When sometimes the oldest things are the best

Savon de Marseille - When sometimes the oldest things are the best

By Lizzy Smith on February 17, 2014

Savon de Marseille blocks are pretty amazing in our opinion. Pure, natural authentic Marseille French soap made in the traditional way for hundreds of years with very few ingredients and absolutely NO colourings, preservatives, fragrances or Parabens. They contain a whopping 72% natural oils - Olive oil, Palm oil and Coconut oil making it super moisturising and kind to skin. They are eco-friendly, biodegradable and have minimal packaging.  The block is perfect for washing you, your...

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