La savonnerie

OurStory

First founded in 2005 by Marie-Eve Lejour and Sébastien Boismenu, Savonnerie des Diligences was born from a dream of creating natural soaps and body products with love, creativity and thoroughness. During our first few years, we worked on the essence of our company and began a responsible development, which already shone through partnerships with companies sharing the same values as us. Among our first clients were Spa Eastman, Sépaq, Jardin botanique and Biodôme de Montréal.

Photo credit : Daphné Caron, photographe                       
Photo credit : Daphné Caron, photographe                     

In 2012, we had the crazy idea of associating each of our soaps with a story and a character. It was a colossal project that took about six months and 2,000 hours to complete, and that gave birth to our Legends! To discover the legends, click here! In early 2013, Marie-Eve Lejour became the sole owner of Savonnerie des Diligences.

To this day, Savonnerie des Diligences manufactures its own catalog of about 100 products at its Bolton-Est factory and distributes to about 350 resellers in Quebec. In addition, we manufacture custom products for many local companies with similar values to ours. La Savonnerie des Diligences welcomes its customers directly to its Eastman boutique in a building shared with the LA Station café. It's a must for all tourists in the area!

Our guideline

At the Savonnerie des Diligences, we are guided by a mission of wanting to change the world through concrete actions.

A mission

Savonnerie des Diligences is committed to creating and manufacturing quality natural products while caring for people and the environment.

A vision

We want to achieve the best balance between an exceptional employee experience and profitability while respecting our values.

Our values

Caring, transparency, consistency, diligence, thoroughness, effervescence.

Caring

To care for each individual in the soapery ecosystem.

Transparency

To be honest and transparent in our management and in all our communications.

Coherence

To be coherent in our decisional choices, from A to Z in all our steps and in all of our departments.

Diligence

To be polite, pleasant, diligent, and to carry out our tasks with speed, but above all with care.

Thoroughness

Represents the presence of oneself at work, the rhythm, the speed, the execution of tasks with rigor and precision in all workstations.

Effervescence

Being creative, reinventing ourselves, finding new ways of doing things and moving forward by applying new ideas.

Photo credit : Carolanne Lamontagne, Photographer          

Our social and environmental commitment

A soap from Savonnerie des Diligences is much more than just a soap: it's another step in the social and environmental cause.

Environmental protection has always been at the heart of our business activities. We have created a soap that is suitable for body and hair care with little or no packaging. We always refuse to manufacture liquid soap, thus avoiding the production of bottles.

In the last few years, we have been three-time finalists for the Prix d'excellence en environnement des Cantons-de-l'Est for various projects, including the marketing of our zero waste body care products. We are particularly proud to have been the first to do so in Quebec in 2016!

To continue on this path, our team decided in 2020 to participate in a RECYC-QUÉBEC process to obtain the ICI On recycle + accreditation, a program that aims to establish a healthy management of residual materials within businesses. This program is based on the objectives of the Politique québécoise de gestion des matières résiduelles (PQGMR). Its main objective is that the only residual material eliminated is the ultimate residue, which cannot be reused, recycled or recovered.

We are really proud of something unique at Savonnerie des Diligences: absolutely no waste is created during the manufacturing process. In fact, soap scraps are sold at a reduced price, used for our bath splinters or simply given to our employees.

To learn more about our environmental involvement, click here to discover the green committee of Savonnerie des Diligences!!

Photo credit : Daphné Caron     

Our belovedpartners and suppliers

Our soapery is lucky to work with multiple development partners and local suppliers. We are so proud to work with each of these great organizations!

Your business could very well be our next great partner or collaborator. To work with us, click here!

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Our team

Thoroughness. Diligence. Consistency. Transparency. Effervescence. Pleasure at work. These are the values shared by our work team.

Notre équipe de plus de 35 savonneux est constituée d’individus responsables, intègres, conscients et soucieux des autres et de l’environnement. Nous communiquons de manière fluide, respectueuse, et en flux continu, tout en gardant en tête de contribuer à une entreprise prospère et productive. Notre objectif avec notre équipe est bien simple : s’assurer que les employés soient heureux et qu’ils puissent développer leurs passions dans le cadre de leur travail. Ce n’est pas pour rien que Marie-Eve Lejour a reçu le prix « Mon boss c’est le meilleur » de la région de Memphrémagog en 2020 en étant mise en nomination par pas un, mais bien deux employés, une première pour ce concours!

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