Natural beauty and well-being

07 September 2015

Beauty shopping in Provence: my organic flower waters

In August, I was on summer holiday in Provence (read here and here) and I went on a pleasant day trip in Sault. Reknown for its Lavender fields, Sault is one of the regions that would blow your eyes away. Located at the foot of the amazing Mount Ventoux, the setting is really stunning! (If you are really keen to see the Lavender flowers at their full blossom, make sure you arrive in June before the harvest time).

I was particularly interested in stopping at the Distillerie Arom'Plantes close by the village. The Arom'Plantes family farm grows Lavender, Lavendin and also an amazing collection of aromatic plants such as Thyme, summer Savory, Chamomille, Cornflower...etc.
In other words, Arom'Plantes is able to produce a nice collection of essential oils and pure flower waters and all are granted by Nature and Progres certification.

It is possible to get a litttle guided tour on the site that explains the day to day routine and the different steps of the distillation.The farm also has a little aromatic cafe corner where you can sip a few organic plant beverages and teas. And of course, the must-go area is their little shop which offers all what a green beauty lover like me adores: balms, flower mists, organic teas and many more goodies!

Hesitating big time between all the exciting products on their shelfs, I ended up walking away with a few of them:

the Organic Fine Lavande flower water- calming and healing.
the Organic Wild Carotte water- regenerative and soothing.
the Organic Peppermint water- purifying and refreshing.
the Organic Cypress water- balancing and toning.

If you want to look at Arom'Plantes website, here is the link. I love to buy directly from small exploitations. Note that the retail price (around 5 euros for 250 ml) is incredibly good and I'm already seeing myself ordering more in the future!

What do you think? do you use flower waters in your beauty routine?

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