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, they shares their 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, eco-housing, and more recently in sustainable energy-saving cooking methods.
Today, the couple spends his time between local sustainable coop grocery, local environmental concerns, organic vegie gardening, cooking, walking and their 2 kids Eva and Lugan.
In 2010, they make the very first French domestic soapmaking book.
disponible en librairies et sites internet
"Je crée mes savons au Naturel"-Ed Terre Vivante). En 2013,
ils recoivent le titre de
On 30th, September 2013, aromaNature was rewarded with the title of
This reward is given to entrepreneurs when they can justify a reknown expertise as promotion of artisanat or as their involvement in professional training and a continuous activity more than 10 years.
Maître Artisan by the Regional Chamber of Nouvelle-Aquitaine de l'Artisanat. Another book
"Savons faciles et bios" was published by Editions Utovie.
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" to us is spent in an extremely responsible manner