All our products are handcrafted in France. We conform to very high standards in the EU, ensuring you can buy quality products. We have a wealth of resources on our doorstep, and we love to support other local businesses whenever possible.
Carmen Jean is located in the South of France, in the beautiful department of Dordogne, situated on the edge of a forest.
Carmen and her family are working towards sustainable living, keeping 'single use' plastics to a minimum, growing their own vegetables as well as raising their own chickens and other farmyard animals.
Carmen is the creator of all the handcrafted products that Carmen Jean sells and has been a maker for over 20 years. She has created jewellery, thousands of wedding invitations, screen printed t-shirts, sewn countless handbags, made soaps and shampoos, and a multitude of homeware items.
In 2021, after a ten year break, Carmen will be returning to making handcrafted soaps and balms.
With the pandemic in full swing, it has become increasingly important to put this wealth of knowledge to good use, and help to fight the spread of the virus. It will be a small start, and the business will be grown with a focus on zero waste, and an eco friendly approach to all products.
All Carmen Jean soaps and balms that are for sale, are assessed by a Chartered Chemist according to EU laws, which ensures that the products are of the highest standard for you.
UK Sales & Brexit
Unfortunately, due to Brexit, we will not be able to send any purchases to the UK for the foreseeable future. The extra admin cost of collecting taxes and the resulting paperwork make it impossible for us to offer products to the UK. Should this situation change, we will happily resume sales once more.