From humble beginnings:
T. Lees Soap Co. began as a hobby and the desire to create beauty products and candles that were personal, high quality, and made by hand for personal use and as gifts for friends and family. The gifts were such an overwhelming success that we started getting requests to do wedding favors, and gift baskets and as they say, the rest is history!
At T. Lees Soap Co. our philosophy is simple: minimize overhead, packaging and other unnecessary production costs and focus on creating the highest quality small batch beauty and home fragrance products to nourish mind, body and soul. When creating a new product, we will spend as much time researching the raw material and the natural vs. synthetic options available and weighing the cost/benefit of each before deciding on the final formulation.
Every item is made by hand in small batches in Montreal, Quebec with the utmost care and attention to detail; from the formulation stage to the packing and sale, we strive to provide the customer with something they will love and that promotes a sense of well-being and health. The core ingredients in our facial and body care products are natural, sustainable, organic (when possible) and carefully selected.
Our home fragrances are formulated with one core idea in mind: scents are an integral part of our lives. A smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people’s moods and even affect their work performance. T. Lees Soap Co.’s goal is to create fragrance blends to suit every mood and activity, be it a soothing soak in a warm bath after a long day or sitting on your chesterfield drinking scotch with your friends.
We take such pride in everything we make and we hope that you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy creating them! Always small batch. Always made by hand.
About our products:
Our body soaps are made with coconut oil, olive oil, sustainable palm oil and castor oil to which the finest exotic butters, nourishing vegetable oils, clays and essential/fragrance oils are added. Once you have experienced the luxury of our handcrafted soap, your skin will thank you!
Our candles are made with USA grown non-GMO soy beans which are blended with 100% natural botanical oils to produce a candle that burns longer, cleaner and leaves little to no waste. On the flip side of that, the candles are fragranced with a blend of synthetic fragrance oils and 100% pure essential oils in order to produce the most fragrant candle possible. Many people have asked why we do not use only essential oils in order to create a 100% natural candle; simply put, essential oils generally do not react well in candles and will not produce the quality of fragrance most people expect from a scented candle, therefore we choose what we believe is the best possible alternative. The same thought process applies to the use of synthetic preservatives.
Any product that contains water or may come into contact with water (with the exception of soap) should contain a broad-spectrum preservative to prevent the growth of mold, yeast and other harmful bacteria, which can not only ruin the product but can also be dangerous to the consumer. To us the decisions to add preservatives to our products was an easy one, we would rather add a synthetic ingredient at a rate of less than 1% than risk the quality of our products or the health of anyone who chooses to enjoy them. One of the most important goals for T. Lees Soap Co. is that the customer walks away with a product that they love and that is good for them.