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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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Verbena we love you we do!

Verbena we love you we do!

By Lizzy Smith on April 17, 2016

Why do we love Verbena so much? At Frenchsoaps.co.uk we see it as the universal scent; everyone likes it, men, women, children, young, old. It is fresh and clean with citrus spikes but not too harsh. It's sophisticated yet unfussy. It makes you feel good! It re-energises and refreshes. Verbena is a herb that grows extremely well in your herb garden. It's part of the mint family, and a bit like mint, Verbena can take over...

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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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Porquerolles..... a little piece of heaven

Porquerolles..... a little piece of heaven

By Lizzy Smith on October 20, 2015

Shhhhh don't tell anyone about this heavenly place. A tiny island just off the Cote d'Azur, where no cars are allowed so we got on our bikes to reach the hotel and the beaches but other people get on their yachts..... Heavenly beaches, fabulous mountain biking and walking through wild forests and along cliff top paths, gentle breezes heady with the scent of lavender, garrigue, wild thyme, mimosa and honeysuckle. Beaches with golden sand and crystal...

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Flowers fit for the Queen

Flowers fit for the Queen

By Lizzy Smith on June 10, 2014

  The D Day memorial celebrations have captured the world's attention and the stories of bravery, courage and sheer audacity on a massive scale have left us wondering in awe. As part of these tributes you may have heard how France have honoured the Queen by renaming the famous Flower Market in Paris after her; Marche aux Fleurs - Reine Elizabeth II.  We at Frenchsoaps think that this is so wonderful it has inspired us to...

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The Perfect Pickle

The Perfect Pickle

By Lizzy Smith on February 14, 2014

Well, this weekend while many of you were hitting the lights, the music, the fancy side of town, I was in the kitchen peeling and chopping the bountiful produce of my In Law's garden. Nine pounds of green tomatoes - yes nine! along with beautiful brown onions lovingly plaited and apples from our own trees (did you hear the bristle of pride there...). Why? Making chutney of course! Here's my recipe if you're interested ....although...

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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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