Michèle Cros, beauty herbalist artisan
Founded in 1994 in a small village in the lower Angevine valleys, Douces Angevines is a pioneer brand of organic cosmetics.
Since my childhood I have had an especially serene link with plants. I’ve always come towards them. One day I had the desire to deepen this way of living with them.
I initially read literature at university but then decided to make a profound and radical change. I studied herbalism, increasing my knowledge in the fields of pharmacognosia, and of medicinal and aromatic plants.
After considerable research, including reading ancient books, I went back to the source : viz Egyptian, Greek, Roman traditions, and Medieval practices…
During my studies, I started to concoct recipes for my own use and for my relatives. I thereby tested a considerable number of plants, macerates and essential oils.
The idea of selling them came naturally, in order to enable nature to be part of everyone’s daily life.