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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, handmade brooches, greeting cards. Situated in Longhope in the heart of the Forest of Dean

French soaps

French Soaps


250g Luxury Oval Soap from Marseille

Handmade in a small factory in the heart of provence.

For over 100 years, machinery and the expertise of the craftsmen have remained unchanged. Today they continue to provide you with the ultimate in luxury soap.

This Oval Marseille luxury soap is produced by a mixture of oil and soda. This mixture is then crushed in granite rollers to ensure softness and smoothness. The mixer thoroughly integrates all the ingredients, (essential oils, grains of lavender, shea butter, etc.). The product is then poured into an extruder to obtain "lumps" of soap. These lumps are then moulded into the oval shape, hand-stamped and labelled, ready for you to use.

“Several years ago when on holiday in another part of this country, I came across some beautiful soaps and bought two Verbena. when I contacted the shop it had changed hands and they had no idea to what i was referring. For several years I hunted all over the web without success, until one day last year, I had one last try and was thrilled to bits to find Natural French Soap have exactly what I was looking for. It is creamy with a genuine scent. in other words, a very real pleasure to use.” Judy Lillywhite, New Zealand.

All these natural, handmade bath soaps are enriched with shea butter. This gives it an incredible creaminess and the ultimate experience in feel-good pampering.. It lasts a very long time and its fragrance envelopes your bathroom. Furthermore, it doesn't leave 'slush' on your sink or bath.

These wonderful Shea butter soaps are completely biodegradable and have not been tested on animals. In addition, each has its own specific properties so just click on them to find out more.

200g Oval Soap on a Rope

A brand new range of oval soap on a rope made with BIO Donkey Milk. Highly suitable for all skin types and as always, our soaps are great for those with sensitive skin. This soap is a great every day treat, and very handy for hanging in the shower. 

Pumice Pebble Soap for Feet and Hands

This soap is made with finely ground pumice grit and is ideal for gardeners, handymen, mechanics and smokers. It is great for exfoliating the hard skin on your feet, and for the gentle removal of calluses.
If you need a soap to clean your hands without the use of a chemical cleansing agent, then this is the soap for you.

Specialist Soaps – Aleppo

Aleppo soap (from Syria) is a kind and natural soap, recommended by dermatologists worldwide. Traditionally it’s made from olive and laurel oil, stirred in copper cauldrons and dried for 6 - 9 months. 
 
The origin of traditional Aleppo soap dates back more than 4000 years. This truly is the ancestor of all vegetal soaps. Aleppo soap is 100% natural and composed exclusively of olive oil, oil of bay laurel, soda and water, according to the traditional recipe. The oil of bay laurel is a precious oil with great virtues.
 
Aleppo soap is a fatty soap for hydrating and softening dry, vulnerable and sensitive skin. Its pure and vegetable formula is pH neutral. Being rich in olive oil and laurel oil it cleans, nourishes and softens the skin against drying out without being aggressive and is very effective against skin problems: psoriasis, allergies, acne, eczema, dandruff, facial care.
 
This whole family soap is so mild you can use it to wash your face, body and even your hair. It lathers very well and can also be used as shaving foam.

This soap is a hand made and hand stamped bar and like all of our Aleppo soaps this product is exceptionally pure, made only with Olive Oil and 20% Laurel Oil. There are no added colourings, no perfumes, no preservatives, no parabens, no EDTA. It protects the skin from dryness and is suitable for very sensitive skin. This soap is made in Aleppo in Syria and supply of this product has been difficult to secure - we are really pleased to have it back in stock! 200g (may vary slightly due to the hand cut nature of each bar)

  • Approx Size: 6.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
  • Made in: Syria
  • 100%: Natural
  • 100%: Vegetable

100g Savon de l'Artisan Soaps

Enriched with Bio Argan Oil, these soaps are without artificial fragrance and colour.

On contact with water, the foam is soft, light and perfumed. Each scented soap  possesses virtues beneficial and essential to the balance of our body and soul. It is extremely kind, gentle and non-abrasive to suit even the most sensitive of skins. It's also mild enough to use on your face, the little ones and even babies. 

The difference in the softness of your skin after using these natural French soaps from Provence is amazing. We highly recommend you treat yourself and try some.

Savon de Marseille Cube - Olive Oil Soap

  • Approx Size: 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
  • Made in: France
  • 100%: Natural & Vegetal
  • Other: Not tested on animals

Extremely gentle, the handmade Savon de Marseille cube is recommended worldwide for its gentle and moisturizing properties. This long-lasting olive oil soap will leave you with exceptionally soft, smooth and moisturized skin. Don't just take our word for it...try Savon de Marseille for yourself. See why its is revered throughout the world, as the best olive oil soap you can buy.

  • Approx Size: 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
  • Made in: France
  • 100%: Natural & Vegetal
  • Other: Not tested on animals

Like the olive cube , this palm oil soap is incredibly moisturizing and good for all dry skin conditions. It also has a rich lather with no additives or fragrances added. This is a real family favourite, as everyone will enjoy using it.

The Savon de marseille cube has been used for centuries. Its uses include laundry, removing stains and of course, looking after the skin. This natural soap cube can be used for your hair too.

Stain Removal Soap

With essential oil of orange and ox gall

Suitable for all fabrics, this soap is extremely effective at removing stains (fruit, ink, grease, tar, blood, cola, coffee, chocolate, oil, wine, shoe polish, sauce, egg yolk, grass stains, dirt stains, etc …)

  • It applies to all textiles and clothing (wool, cotton, upholstery, carpet, armchairs, sofas, rugs and car seats).
  • White or colour fabrics (check the resilience of colour on a hidden area of the textile first).
  • Use this stain remover soap for your collars and shirt cuffs, not forgetting canvas footwear .
  • It works on old stains too. Effective on clothes yellowed by time.
  • It degreases all house-ware and utensils (hob, oven, bathroom, mildew stains). 

How to use:

  • Wet the stained area and surroundings
  • Moisten the soap
  • Using a sponge or soft brush, rub to lather the stain remover soap
  • Rub the foam in the middle of the stain.
  • Let stand a few minutes, then rinse by hand or machine.

 If the stain is old, repeat the operation. On rust or grass stains, apply lukewarm water with lemon juice beforehand.
In case of eye contact, rinse with clear water. Do not allow children to use. This stain remover soap is a household cleaner, not for body washing (except very dirty hands)

Heart Guest Soap From France

These cute little heart soaps are ideal for many things including:

  • Guest soaps for the WC
  • Engagement or Wedding favours
  • Decorating your bathroom
  • Great for getting kids to wash
  • Easy to travel with

Heart soaps are available in many colours and scents too.