The story behind Sophie's Barn
Once upon a time, there were two very lovely children, Charlie and Gigi. These two lovely children both had poorly skin. Their Mummy, Sophie, loved them very much and wanted to fix their itchy, painful skin condition and she asked the doctors for help. The doctors wanted to help but the only potion they had only made the problem worse. Over time, the potion only worked if you used more and more of it and it started making the children's skin thinner which in turn made the itchiness come back stronger.
In desperation, Sophie turned to the greatest fairy of them all, Mother Nature. Sophie was delighted to find out that Mother Nature had more magic ingredients than any doctor could have dreamt of, and she was very happy to help Sophie to turn the magic ingredients into amazing soaps. Mother Nature promised Sophie that using these soaps, made only from natural ingredients, would help Charlie and Gigi beat the nasty skin condition.
So one day, when the two lovely children were at school, Sophie went in her barn and started mixing up all the lovely natural ingredients Mother Nature had given her, and she cast the magic spell that Mother Nature had told her to use. Sophie watched as the recipe turned into soap. She had to wait a while whilst the soap was transformed by time – the magic only worked if the right amount of time was used, you see.
When the soap was finally ready, Sophie was a little worried. What if this didn't work? Or worse still, what if it made the nasty skin condition even stronger? She decided to be brave. She took her special bar of soap and she washed her hands. After she dried her hands, Sophie noticed that her skin felt really soft. It was clean and moisturised. This seemed very promising. So that evening, when Charlie and Gigi came back from school, all muddy from playing outside, their Mummy washed them using the special soap. And that night, the children didn't need the doctor's cream on their itchy skin. Sophie continued using the soap and after a few days, she noticed the children's skin was looking better, it was hydrated, supple and the cracks were healing. Because the skin felt better, the children didn't scratch any more. And because they didn't scratch any more, the eczema wasn't able to grow in the skin any more.
Now Sophie doesn't need the doctor's potions. Charlie and Gigi have lovely healthy skin. Sophie makes lots of soaps, using only ingredients Mother Nature gives her, and that all important secret recipe. And every day, Sophie helps more people with poorly skin with her magic soaps. The story isn't finished yet but one day, Sophie, with Mother Nature's help, will make everyone have happy healthy skin...
Sophie opens her workshop to french TV channel france 3 perigords - televised thurday 20/12/2018: