After having completed a training course at the European University of Flavors and Scents in Forcalquier from where she graduated with the professional certification of soap maker recognized by the Chamber of Trades, Florence created her company Les Mains Sales. We are in summer 2015, at the foot of the castle of St Floret (dept 63).
Florence wants her soaps as natural and local as possible. Her formulas are therefore all based on plants that she cultivates at home or collects in nature.
For the production, it uses water from its source and is supplied with essential and vegetable oils at the distillery of Saint-Hilaire in Haute-Loire.
The plants are used in infusion or in oily macerate. The cold production gives hyper fatty soaps, rich in glycerin and non-aggressive for daily use. Then, the soap must dry at least one month, ideally two, before going into production and then on sale.
Since then, Florence has developed a range of solid shampoos and care products, moisturizing oils, balms, deodorants, and in July 2018 opened a boutique in Champeix.
All its products, as well as its crops, are labeled Nature & Progrès.