Briochin has been making high-quality cleaning products in France since 1919. Founded by wax merchant Renaud Raoul, the factory was named after the inhabitants of the village of Saint Brieuc, on the windswept rugged coast of Brittiany; a place that takes tradition very seriously. The products were originally popular with professional printers and other craftsmen; later, the reputation of the products spread by word of mouth beyond France.
The products are made using traditional methods to produce top-quality soaps and household cleaning products. Flaxseed oil soap, known as savon noir or black soap, is traditional in northern France. Made entirely of plant-based ingredients, the liquid soap cleans and protects. It is especially great for wood floors.
One of the favorites at Copper Beech is the Provence Soap Flakes, which come in a charming vintage looking tin. They are 100% natural, made from vegetable oils and manufactured according to Provençal tradition, and have been approved by Ecocert, the European ecological certification standard. In France the flakes are traditionally used for washing delicate laundry items such as silk, lace, and baby clothing. They can also be used for stain removal on fabrics, leather, and tiles.