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Essence Hand Soaps by Baudelaire

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Essence hand soaps by Baudelaire are available in a 1.7 oz. guest soap bar, in a 4.4 oz. hand soap bar, a 2-bar hand soap gift box and in a bath bar gift box set.  The Bath Bar Gift Box includes a variety of embossed natural soaps including Earth, Sea and Wood.

Earth is a deep cleansing bar made from palm oil, coconut oil, French green clay, vegetable glycerin, sweet almond oil and shea butter.

Sea, Baudelaire’s bestselling sea loofah soap, is made from palm oil, coconut oil, seaweed and shea butter

Wood is a sandalwood bath bar soap made from palm oil, coconut oil, glycerine and shea butter.

According to the Baudelaire website, the gift boxes are elegant die-cut boxes made from 80% post-consumer recycled fiber, and the paper, Envi, is 100% recycled, chlorine-free, and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.  In addition, 50% of the ink is derived from natural, plant-based sources, and is fully biodegradable and recyclable.

Essence 4.4 oz. hand soap bars are available in cardamom, chamomile, green clay, lavender, nutmeg, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, sea loofah, sea mud, white clay and sage.

Essence 1.7 oz guest soap bar is available in a 6-pack set.  The loofah soap is made the traditional way, by “milling” the ingredients three times.  This vegetable based soap includes shea butter, seaweed, palm oil and coconut oil.

Essence 2-bar hand soap gift boxes feature cardamom/nutmeg combination, chamomile/sage, green clay/white clay, lavender/rose and sandalwood/rosewood.

To purchase Baudelaire products in person, you may use the store locator which can be found on their website at, or you may purchase directly online through their site as well.  Baudelaire is located at 265 Old Homestead Hwy, Swanzey, NH 03446.  The company can be reached by calling 1-800-327-2324.

About Baudelaire
Baudelaire has been in business since 1988.  The company is an importer of high-quality soaps and body care products.  Baudelaire products include liquid and bar soaps, personal fragrances, bath & shower products, moisturizers, lip balms and men’s skin care products.  Some of the company’s bestsellers include Essence Hand Soap Sea Loofah, Provence Sante Linden Liquid Soap, Provence Sante Shampoo and Provence Sante Bath Bar.

Baudelaire products, which have been featured in Vogue, Health, Country Living, Upscale, O Magazine and InStyle, contain all natural and organic ingredients such as palm oil, coconut oil, white clay, seaweed, and shea butter.  Baudelaire’s French-milled soaps are also vegetable-based and are available in round or square bars.

Baudelaire and the Community
Baudelaire supports non-profit organizations and the environment.  According to the Baudelaire website, while the company imports globally and sell nationally, when it comes to non-profits, the company thinks locally/regionally.  Please take a few minutes to review Baudelaire’s statement about its green efforts, and its commitment to non-profit organizations.

“While we import globally and sell nationally, when it comes to supporting non-profits, we try to think locally/regionally.  This involves donating thousands of dollars in product and good old cash to groups working to improve education, healthcare, the arts, the environment and more .  (It’s impressive how many of these groups there are in our relatively small community!)  We also support our employees’ active participation in local non-profit organizations.  In fact, we offer all employees eight hours of paid work time to volunteer.  Plus, we regularly achieve 100% participation (with a 100% employer match) in our local United Way.

What about green?  (Customers often ask.)  Well, we have always collected and re-used packing “peanuts” before they land in the landfill.  We insist that all our suppliers use PET bottles because they are the easiest to recycle, don’t leach and use less energy to produce and ship.  The rest of our packaging and marketing materials is also completely recyclable and typically printed on recycled papers.

These activities go both ways.  Certainly, they help the organizations involved…and even the planet a little bit.  But, they also make Baudelaire a better, more positive, vibrant place to work.” – By Baudelaire,

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