An Australian Skin Care Story
When visiting her Grandmother in France, she had the amazing experience of being encircled; encircled by nature. Immersing herself daily in the fields of lavender and herbal farms, Franc Essential Founder was inspired.
Chantal was intuitively aware of the healing nature of her surroundings and felt a strong connection with the force of powerful beauty enveloping her. She had been struggling with the lack of reliable, beautiful and honest products in her home town of Perth, Western Australia, and had been planning the development of an Australian skin care brand since the late 1990’s. After completing studies in Australia, and working as a massage and facial therapist for some years, Chantal had been given the opportunity to intimately study a complete range of skin types and how they responded to a wide range of other products on the market at the time.
During her studies in Europe and Australia, she was privileged to study under and be mentored by world-renowned authorities in the medical and beauty industries, including American researcher, Ron Guba (BSc Health Sciences, Aromatic Medicine), and the late Donna Arthur (BSc, Ass. Dip. Natural Medicine,) founder of the Australian School of Clinical Aromatherapy.
She had completed a year of formal study in Australia in Aromatherapy and after meeting Dr Penoel, a French GP specialising in aromatic medicine, became more convinced than ever of the benefits of using essential oils in her skin care brand.
At the same time, Chantal had been working on her personal healing – rendering her open for a brand new life path.
The combination of the force of beauty, simple ingredients and work with self-love meant Chantal returned to Australia with a singular vision – to create an Australian skin care product so essentially good it would work on the outside and the inside.
Franc Essential was born – a company dedicated to quality, natural and organic ingredients and made without any of the chemicals and harsh substances that have traditionally been found in skin care products.
Franc was originally hand crafted and packaged and soon became sought after for its gentle but powerful properties, ensuring its success throughout Australia and into an International market.
At the core of Franc remains the same singular passion – natural products that are safe and support women’s health, protect your skin, your body and have minimal impact on our world. At Franc, we understand that beauty is deeper than skin deep. Our products and ethics reflect this belief.
Since Franc’s success around the globe, Chantal has taken her ability to inspire and educate to a new level. Launching Unfold Your Freedom in 2015, Chantal now also works with women on a journey to rediscover their own power and beauty. A passionate philanthropist and business woman, Chantal also runs a free online circle for Mindful Woman and gives workshops and speaks at various events around Perth.