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aromaNature sur l'émission de France5 du 8 mai 2013 - 45 mn
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soap company aromaNature in Southwest France since 2001


Native from Vancouver,Leanne has been a long-time globe-trotter, and meets in the Tropics, Sylvain, the boatcaptain from Bayonne (France). They move to Southwest France in 2000.
As a very natural products oriented personn, Leanne quickly creates a range of natural soaps that her close relationships immediately adopt. As a genious nose, Leanne knows as much succes with her soap recipes as....the cooking ones!
aromaNature: french handcraft organic soaps

In 2001, the couple then starts one of the very first French cold-process soap company in France. From the very beginning, they vote for economic simplicity and degrowth giving the way to time and not money. They say no to distribution and limit the yearly production to a bare ton of soaps.
Inspired by the philosophy of the English soapmakers community, she shares most of her know-how by organizing exclusive soapcourses as soon as 2004. It is the starting point of professional cold process soapmaking in France.


As he decides to self-build his strawbale house on top of the hill of Burgaronne next to sauveterre de Béarn in 2005, Sylvain then begins a mud plaster addict and a good adviser in ecohousing. writer and conferencier, he helps the public to see clear in cosmetic ingredients and more recntly

Today, the couple spends his time between local amap, local environmental concerns, organic vegie gardening, cooking, and their 2 young kids Eva and Lugan.
In 2010, they make the very first French domestic soapmaking book ("Je crée mes savons au naturel"-Ed Terre Vivante).

You, faithful users of aromaNature soaps (you know who you are):
  • Our first "victims" at the Anglet market that were lucky enough to first discover our recipes. They are still there and very very attached to their soap (is it addictive ?! ).
  • The doctor from Charentes, anonymous buyer (and shepherd when on holidays) that often kindly recommands our balms and soaps to his patients.
  • A growing group of Anglophone expats that love South-west France as much as our soaps and have created for us many new friends.
  • close friends and family who had never failed to buy a soap once tried.
  • The visitors of our craft fairs that became really addicted after just a couple of bars bought here or there. They never miss an event and carefully follow our schedule using our event planner.
  • Occasional tourists that thought they bought a Savon de Provence and, then re-order the soap by mail order after trying it and thank us cheerfully.
A BIG THANK YOU for your faithful support.

You contributed to make us happy and more independant.
A fair portion of the money that is "given" tu us is spent in an extremely responsible manner.
© copyright Leanne Timm
64390 - Burgaronne FRANCE
tel: +33 (0)5 59 38 51 86   siret n°: 43955246400034