January 10, 2017

“I have been purchasing your soaps for years and love them (I’ve met you at Issaquah farmers market and Salmon days among other places – and always buy lots of soaps for teacher gifts as well!) Recently I began using your Vitamin C Serum, your retinol moisturizer and the Turbo Ageless cream. Seriously love them all!! Wish I had started using a long time ago. Thank you so much.”

~ Meg C.
July 31, 2015

“I just wanted to share, if you have acne, use the tea tree soap! It’s amazing. Mine was literally gone the next day! Also, the lavender hand cream and mist, so helpful at bedtime! Sleep bliss! Everyone in my family loves this soap I have to hide it! The boys in my house love the Arabian spice blend, it’s musky and manly, and smells amazing!! Keep up the amazing work!! I need a lifetime supply now!!”

~ Brandy H.
April 26, 2015

“I just wanted to thank you. I stopped by your booth at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Street Fair and bought a bar of your Shea Butter/Olive Oil – Patchouli/Lavender soap, and I LOVE it!!! Best soap I’ve found in years…. seriously.”
All the best,

~ Dorothy M.
December 15, 2014

“Dear Joseph & Helena, thank you for your reply, it’s the best soap in the world. I shampoo my hair, shave, and in the bath and shower it’s wonderful. I’ve had dandruff since my teens, I’ve tried hundreds of shampoos to no avail. The fragrance of the soaps is so soothing for mind and body. I gave 3 bars to some of my friends, if they haven’t used them I might ask for them back, ha, ha. I’m down to the last bar. My son […] lives in Kirkland, I just told him about your letter, he said there is no farmers market in the winter months. Well Joseph, it’s been nice to hear from you, so give our love to Helena your lovely wife and we hope you have a happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.”
All our love,

~ Mike & Ruth from Wales, U.K.
November 28, 2013

“I just wanted you to know how much your Deep Therapy Hand & Body Creme has helped my husbands skin while going through radiation treatments for cancer! It is the only product that has stopped the itching and burning sensations where he received 30 treatments! His skin began to get very dry, but as soon as I applied your creme, it stopped the itching and eliminated the dry, cracked skin! Thank you so much for making such wonderful products!”

~ Patsy & John
December 14, 2010

“These products are so wonderful! I am a new customer, but enjoy using the creams and have just purchased some skin care products. Their service is tremendous. I have already received my order! Thank you so much Joseph and Helena.
Here is to many years of success!”

~ S.M.
April 5, 2010

“I’ve never written a product “testimonial” before, but I want to share my excitement about your Hyaluronic Acid Serum. I just turned 50 and have Rosacea and ridiculously-sensitive skin and eyes. I’ve had uncomfortable, even allergic reactions to many cosmetics and skin care products, especially over the last 10 years.

Until I discovered your Hyaluronic Acid Serum 2 months ago, I had never found even a “sensitive skin” moisturizer to soothe my blotchy, rough, and irritated face; they all stung my eyes and skin or made me break out. I had been wearing make-up only on special occasions because cosmetics further irritated my skin, so it just wasn’t worth it. Also, I tried many types of foundation, but they seemed to “cake” unattractively in the dry patches and deep wrinkles on my face.

I had accepted that my face would age less-than-gracefully and I’d have to continue without make-up. Nevertheless, turning 50 made me want to try one more time, and your natural product looked promising. The first time I applied a few drops of the Serum to my face and eye area, I was shocked, then ecstatic! My neglected skin absorbed it quickly, leaving even my flaky; red cheeks smooth and downright Dewey. Not greasy, DEWEY!!

Now I comfortably and happily wear mineral foundation powder, blush, and eye shadow over the Serum every day. I feel so pretty and feminine again!! Your product has directly and positively affected my life and I cannot thank you enough.”

~ B.T., Tacoma, WA
November 3, 2009

“Here’s my one year update on last year’s testimonial.

Briefly, since 1961 I have had dry and cracking fingers and hands. No one seemed to know what was wrong including nurses and a dermatologist I saw. The condition impacted my job and career choices. While trying to work my way thru college I’ve lost jobs because my hands just couldn’t take the exposure to the elements.

Just plain dirt, dust and especially paper and cardboard boxes would make my skin crack. I’ve tried ‘everything’ with marginal results. Potions, powders and lotions. Leather gloves would irritate my skin and make it dry. My hands would throb at night. I tried using latex gloves but my skin would just get too soft and then dry out even worse when I took them off.

I was in this conditon last Aug 2008 when I began using your hand products…with considerable skepticism. However, within 3 months of using them according to your instructions, the skin of my hands became nearly normal for the first time in decades! I say “nearly normal” because it took about 6 months for my skin to fully respond. Now, over a year later, and after a long, dry summer of outdoor activity, I find that I frequently forget to use my gloves because my hands can be exposed to whatever I’m doing now. They’re just fine.

It’s such a blessing to be able to work and play at anything I like without concern for the price I might pay in cracked, dry irritated skin. It doesn’t happen to me anymore AS LONG AS I use your products daily. If I skip a day or more, I can tell the difference. It just reminds me to keep using them.”

THANK YOU so much for being there!

~ A. F., SeaTac, WA
September 14, 2008

“My hands have been dry, rough, chapped, and often painful since 1962. My right hand especially was sensitive to the elements partly from exposure to auto dirt, acid, grease and solvents over the years.

I have tried many potions and lotions in the past. I even asked a dermatologist what I could do and he basically said not much. So I lived with it, trying to find some way to help my skin heal.

Last June I saw your products for the first time. Of course I was skeptical, but not so much to prevent me from keeping an open mind. If something would work, I would be grateful.

At the time my right hand was very dry and peeling from having just painted an elderly person’s home. When I showed it to you at the booth, your immediate response was to use a combination of your lotion and oil based soap.

I have noticed that your soap does not dry out my skin but leaves it moist and soft feeling. One month after taking your advice, my hands were in much better condition but still not fully recovered from exposure to the elements. I used your soap in the shower and on my face and hair as well with pleasant results.

It has been 3 months now and my hands are very much improved. My right hand continues to improve even after a summer of outdoor work, roofing, gardening, painting, weeding mostly with my bare hands. My right hand is still more dry feeling then the other one but it is almost normal now. As long as I use your products it continues to improve.”
Thank you!

~ A. F., SeaTac, WA
July 30, 2008

“I bought this soap a year ago to try. I absolutely fell in love with it! It is the creamiest, nicest smelling soap that leaves no residue at all. After buying one bar, I went back for more. Then back for more, and more and more. It is a wonderful gift to give as well. Everyone I know who has tried it just loves it! I love soap but this soap is by far and away my favorite ever and I won’t use anything else any more. Thank you, Joseph, for making such a wonderful soap that smells great!”

~ J. Christiansen, Bellevue, WA
July 24, 2008

“I have tried a lot of handmade soaps over the years…. since the 1970’s. I usually buy locally made soaps and lotions. The the soaps that Joseph makes at Lilie de Vallee surpass any of the others I’ve used. I can wash my hair with them AND my body…… and my lingerie. I think it’s the shea butter, but maybe the combination of ingredients that makes it as moisturizing and gentle as it is. I send this soap to my friends in Alaska who love it, too. Good job, Joseph! The aromatherapy of the scent combinations is enticing, too.”

~ G. Baker, Issaquah, WA
July 11, 2008

“Dear Joseph,
This is absolutely the best soap that I have ever used! It cleared up my Daughter’s complexion problem, and feels luxurious on my skin.
Thank you,”

~ M. Rowell, Chesapeake, VA
May 12, 2008

“Thank you very much for making wonderful soaps. I was gifted your lavender soaps last year for my birthday gift and that was perhaps the best birthday gift I ever received! I have recently checked my diary from last year and read my note with your website and I was happy to find it.

My husband has very sensitive skin and I was looking for some product that would not irritate his skin when he washes or shave his face. And your soap was right on the mark. I would like to purchase more of that lavender soap which I believe was made with Shea Butter. Could you tell me where is your store?”

~ Y. Taylor