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Bronnley Lemon Soap: A luxury gift
Royal British lemon soap available in the USA
When I was a child, I used to buy Bronnley Lemon Soap every year for my mum and I continued to do so throughout her life.
Nowadays, I buy it as a treat for myself. It's not just a delicious-smelling and luxurious product, it's also wonderful for the skin.
Yes, Bronnley, which has been making fine soaps since the times of Queen Victoria, has a Royal Warrant and supplies its wonderful toiletry products to Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince of Wales and of course,their families.
Mum's favorite - and now mine
My mum used to guard her precious lemon soap. One year I bought her a lovely container (see below) that kept her soap safe from my dad (and his sweaty feet) and her kids (with their dirty hands). This soap was for her and her alone.
What I didn't know as a child, but it's important to me now, is that all Bronnley soaps are handmade using natural ingredients and the manufacturing process was developed by the founder of the company based on what he had learned from the soap and parfum industries in France in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Available in the USA
When I first came to the States, I couldn't get the soap here. My sister was my intermediary and would buy it back in England for Mum. Mum hasn't been with us for a few years now but I still indulge myself with her favorite soap from time to time because now I can buy it online. You can imagine the wonderful memories that the special lemon aroma invokes.
All Bronnley products
Over the years, I have tried many of these products and, because they are handmade using the best ingredients, they are all delightful. The packaging is so attractive too and makes me think of English countryside. Despite trying other products in the company's range, I always return to my mum's favorite. It's luxury, nature, freshness and nostalgia - all rolled into one.
A wonderful gift
One of the reasons that these soaps make a wonderful gift is because so many of us - me included - tend to buy soaps that we can simply throw into the basket at the grocery store.
Somehow, the luxury of beautiful soap is seen as being an indulgence. But it's a small indulgence we can all afford.
These soaps aren't terribly expensive but exude a feeling of luxury every time we use them.
This is very similar (but not quite exactly the same) as the container I bought for my mum all those years ago. When I bought it, the tin was a separate item; today it comes complete with a beautiful bar. This is a thoughtful - and inexpensive - gift or stocking stuffer.
I received this when I was a girl (I'm pretty sure it was a gift from my gran) and I remember thinking that it was the height of sophistication and femininity.I still do.
Learn more about these beautiful products and how they are made in the English countryside. When I open a Bronnley product, it's like opening a door to traditional England.
Soap: An affordable luxury that we can enjoy every day
Something I have noticed about this soap is the way that the perfume lingers. I use it first thing in the morning and if I go into the bathroom hours later the smell is still lingering there. That's delightful.
It lingers on the skin too. Throughout the day,I suddenly get a whiff of that fresh lemon aroma.
I think that the freshness is something that's so important about the scent of lemons. It's exhilarating but somehow soothing at the same time. It's enlivening, especially first thing in the morning - what a lovely aromatic start to the day.
True, these soaps are a little more expensive that the kind you would buy at the grocery store but that little extra is worth every penny because of the pleasure you'll receive.
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This was also one of Mum's favorites. She loved the flowers in the springtime.
© 2013 Jackie Jackson