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4 College Street
Gloucester, England, GL1 2NE
United Kingdom

01452 245733

The Candle Tree offers a wide variety of candles, artisan soaps, jar lights, greeting cards. Situated in College St, Gloucester.

Best Selling Soaps Of 2018!


Best Selling Soaps Of 2018!

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At The Candle Tree, we pride ourselves on our fabulous selection of natural soaps which are hugely popular. Along with our varied range of speciality, novelty and naturally made soaps, we also have a large range of wonderful high quality French soaps for you to try. Our French soap collection in particular is a customer favourite. 


We are delighted to announce that the best selling soap of 2018 is the very special French Donkey milk soap. Following in its footsteps, is a selection of delightful French soaps; Verbena, Red Clay, Lavender and French Rose soap.

Our number one best seller Lait d'Anesse soap is made with all-natural donkey milk, it is the milk that Cleopatra famously bathed in to maintain her skin. Donkey’s milk has been synonymous with youth and eternal beauty since ancient times with it's skin softening and moisturising properties.  Lait d'Anesse soap is the skin care choice of 2018 for many reasons:

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• Fragrance Free 

Our Lait d'Anesse soap is ideal for very sensitive skin types - including babies, children, and anyone with troublesome skin conditions. This beautifully hand made French soap is chemical-free, and full of soothing natural ingredients, making this soap an ideal selection for irritated skin.

• Anti-Aging

One of the many reasons Cleopatra turned to Lait d'Anesse soap is because of its anti-aging properties. This includes its ability to soften, smooth, tone, and moisturise. It is also full of essential vitamins that your skin requires to remain young and healthy. Its exceptional moisturising properties keep dry skin pumped and smoothed, improving the appearance.

• Soothing

Donkey's milk is very high in fatty acids and vitamins and contains anti-bacterial proteins and anti-allergens. It is reputed to alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, it acts to hydrate and improve elasticity as well.

• Vitamin Rich

Donkey milk has nearly four times the amount of vitamin C that is found in cow's milk, and is extremely well tolerated. It is also full of vitamins, proteins, minerals and essential fatty acids, making it an ideal tonic for skincare. 

• Allergy Friendly

Donkey milk is vitamin-rich and contains anti-bacterial proteins and anti-allergens — substances that regulate the immune system, countering allergic reactions. The purity of this soap along with natural ingredients make this an ideal choice for those seeking a soothing, gentle skin care soap.


Here, at The Candle Tree, our large selection of French soaps are infused with shea butter to help soften and moisturise your skin, leaving you with a natural glow. Shea butter is used to keep skin in good condition and is particularly useful for applying to sensitive, damaged skin or skin that is dehydrated, promoting skin elasticity. BIO Shea Butter creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. These are artisanal vegetable French soaps, certified without animal fat and made in Marseille from rigorously selected raw materials. As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from environmental damage. Overall, shea butter is a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of these naturally scented soaps. No wonder then that these fabulous soaps are our overall best sellers. Here is our top selection of delightful French soaps; Verbena, Red Clay, Lavender and French Rose soap. Take a look below, maybe you have a favourite or will be inspired to try one from our range!

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Lemon Verbena is known for its therapeutic skin properties today. It offers a healing, toning and relaxing effect to the skin. That is the reason this herb is often used in the preparation of natural soaps. Lemon Verbena soap suits all skin types and makes the skin feel soft and toned. The essential oil of this herb is gentle on the skin and helps maintain the proper balance of the skin’s natural oils. The soap also helps to give the skin an even tone and contains the goodness of flavonoids that soothe and nourish the skin, thereby giving it a radiant appearance.

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One of these special soaps is our red clay soap, which cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it refreshed, toned and rejuvenated. The aniseed essential oil in this bar is perfect for awakening the senses in the morning, ensuring you are feeling positive for the day ahead. The antiseptic qualities of cedarwood are fantastic for the skin. The combination of cedarwood and aniseed help to ease cold symptoms, with their spritely scent.  One of the reasons that French red clay is so popular, is because it provides mild and gentle detox and exfoliation. This daily soap is gentle enough for sensitive skin, as well as ageing skin. Its naturally occurring trace minerals will help to soothe irritated skin.

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The 125g Savon de Marseille Lavender soap bar is a luxuriously scented French soap which has many amazing qualities! It's enriched with shea butter, which creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. With its lovely purple hue, and flecked with lavender it would make a pretty and fragrant addition to bath time. The fragrance of Lavender is proven to evoke feelings of relaxation and calm. Lavender has many beneficial health and beauty properties, Lavender It has been used for thousand of years for its calming, healing, and restorative properties. And, most importantly, it is very balancing for body, mind, emotions and spirit.

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By infusing authentic Savon Rose De Marseille soaps with roses, a luxury beauty bar is created!  The enticing aroma is captivating, the distinct floral scent of roses is unmistakable. Since natural essential oils and natural rose petals are used, this beauty bar has an enticing but light floral scent. On its own, Savon Rose De Marseille is gentle and ultra-hydrating. Once infused with rose, the combined vitamins and nutrients will work together to minimise fine lines, slow the ageing process and deliver youthful and beautiful skin. These handmade rose French soaps are perfect for sensitive skin and can be used by the entire family. Treat yourself with the luxurious rose French soap today!

Wash away your worries, relax, close your eyes and let your body absorb the natural ingredients of our fabulous soaps! The Candle Tree also has a large and fabulous range of gifts and luxury bath products, both online and in-store. Take a look at out online store to discover our collection of French soaps, speciality soaps, body product treats, home fragrance, special gifts and much much more!