LBQ’s Blogvent Calendar Day 19: WIN £70.00 of ‘Le Couvent Des Minimes’

There are few brands with such a delightful story as Le Couvent Des Minimes. If you’re sitting comfortably, I’ll tell you a little tale… In the 17th century a convent was built near the village of Mane (in the South of France) and named after its first inhabitants, The Minim Brothers; these botanist monks built terraced gardens and cultivated the lands all around the convent. They grew and studied several beneficial plant species and used their expertise to provide food and remedies to the surrounding community. During the French Revolution, the monks were forced to abandon the convent and it remained vacant for almost a century until 1862, when a local Canon decided to restore the Convent and transform it into a hospice for the sick, elderly, and poor.

The nuns of the convent devoted themselves to cultivate the fertile lands of the terraced gardens, where they planted fruits, trees and vines. However, by 1999 the Missionary Sisters were too old and too few to continue looking after the Convent – so it was sold and restored to its former glory as a hotel and spa. However, the beautiful produce and botanical gardens were still rich and flourishing, leading to the development of a truly unique brand. The same plants used by the original monks and nuns have inspired the current collection of beauty care products and can be found in Le Couvent Des Minimes recipes today. Le Couvent Des Minimes even donate 1% of their annual sales to missionary work all around the world – so you can look and feel beautiful while knowing you’re also doing good for others!

You would expect products that look, feel and smell so luxurious to come with a high price point – but they’re actually incredibly affordable and start at only £3.00. Today I’m giving away a huge bundle of these fabulous products worth £70.00; the prize includes a Cologne, Limited Edition Hand Cream Trio, Smile Lip Balm, Morning Refreshing Body Moisturiser, Gardeners Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and Hikers Foot Healer. I’m super confident that you’ll love this brand as much as me – especially as it comes from the same people as L’Occitane. If you want to be in with a chance of winning, just enter the competition via the widget below. Good luck!

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  1. Linda Rumsey
    December 19, 2014 / 9:36 am

    They sound gorgeous and I've never tried the brand before!

  2. Zoe Davies
    December 19, 2014 / 9:50 am

    What an amazing story of the history of these products! They sound great and very natural, would love to try them! 🙂

  3. lisa prince
    December 19, 2014 / 10:06 am

    Thankyou for the chance hun, these look fabulous , not tried them yet , loving the sound of the natural ingredients x

  4. Karen W
    December 19, 2014 / 10:17 am

    Ive heard really great things about this brand so would love to get the opportunity to try it out. Thanks KarenW

  5. Julie Carwardine
    December 19, 2014 / 10:48 am

    I was lucky enough to get a L'Occitane sample the other day, via Stylist Mag. Its an amazing moisturiser so I am sold! This looks gorgeous and I really fancy trying the cologne! Also, as I have a cold and my brain is like mush, I pressed 'I commented' before I read what the question was ha ha! Your's sincerely – Snotty JuJu :0) xxx

  6. mummy24
    December 19, 2014 / 10:50 am

    I could do with some nice products to have some pampering time!Ashleigh

  7. Tracy K Nixon
    December 19, 2014 / 10:56 am

    I will be needing a pamper after Christmas and New Year! I am worn out now lol! Thank you!

  8. Alison
    December 19, 2014 / 11:12 am

    I would love to try the hand cream- looking for a good one!

  9. Jessica Clement
    December 19, 2014 / 11:19 am

    Nice Post…

  10. Mummy Fever
    December 19, 2014 / 11:35 am

    I could do with a bit of a pamper!

  11. Anonymous
    December 19, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    ooh my wife would love this. . . please :-p

  12. Anonymous
    December 19, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    oooh my wife would love this. . . please :-p

  13. elisaw
    December 19, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    I'd like to try these as i've never even heard of them brand before

  14. debbie smith
    December 19, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    hello there who wouldnt want to win this fab giveaway !i love the packaging and by your discription the products sound lovely ive never heard of them untill now xx

  15. auntygeek
    December 19, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    This would be such a lovely gift for my mum 🙂

  16. Claire Blaney
    December 19, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I would love to try out this brand, i always need amazing beauty products and i can never have enough hand cream my hand are always dry and sore xx

  17. Ursula Hunt
    December 19, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    I would love this luxuious sounding product to keep me looking young

  18. Deborah Gilbert
    December 19, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Perfect xmas gift for my mumma

  19. Eva Vida
    December 19, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    It's my daughter's birthday this month and she loves such products 🙂

  20. Siobhan Davis
    December 19, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Would love to win this for my Mum, Would love to be considered. Many Thanks and Merry Christmas x

  21. CosmeticCrazy
    December 19, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    Because I've never tried the brand and the packaging and products look and sound fab!(Rosie Areola)

  22. Tiddles12
    December 19, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Looks gorgeous. I have a wedding to go to in the New Year and it would be lovely to smell lush for it.

  23. Rachel Nga Phan
    December 19, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    I would love to try out Le Couvent Des Minimes since I'm a big fan of L'Occitane and I'm sure the new brand would be amazing too!

  24. Anonymous
    December 19, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    I would love to win this bundle of goodies because I'm sure my skin wood adore this c;^-^Emmsie

  25. Nicci Cowdell-murray
    December 19, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    ive never tried this brand but it looks lovely

  26. Jayne
    December 19, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Would love to win as I could do with a bit of pampering, thanks for the lovely giveaway. x

  27. Catherine Bell
    December 19, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    I would love these to pamper myself

  28. suzanne cooke
    December 19, 2014 / 7:43 pm

    They look so nice and sound gorgeous, it would be nice to treat my skin

  29. tiggerific1973
    December 19, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    I have never used this before and would love to try! 🙂

  30. magan
    December 19, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Si se parecen a L´occitane la calidad de estos productos es fantástica

  31. Anonymous
    December 19, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    I would love to win this because it contains everything I need for a nice pamper session. Abigail Redway 🙂

  32. katie skeoch
    December 19, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    What a lovely story behind this brand! I love natural products & these products have been tended with love & care. I would love to try them

  33. daisybeebee
    December 19, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    I'm a huge fan of L'Ocittane so would love to try these products. Never heard of this brand before.

  34. youngatheart
    December 19, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    As a hiker and a gardener, these would be perfect for me. They sound so luxurious and I would really enjoy both using them and the results.

  35. Laura jayne bates
    December 19, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    they look like fab products

  36. Solange
    December 20, 2014 / 12:26 am

    I'd like to try these as I've never heard of this brand before and it looks like something I would normally use

  37. Linsay
    December 20, 2014 / 12:31 am

    I would to try this brand as I've never heard of it before.

  38. Jadea
    December 20, 2014 / 1:16 am

    I'm getting no Christmas gifts this year, need a treat.

  39. mimamac
    December 20, 2014 / 3:08 am

    It sounds too good to be true, I want to know.

  40. clair downham
    December 20, 2014 / 6:26 am

    love to win to pamper myself thankyou

  41. dragonfly63
    December 20, 2014 / 10:10 am

    Good quality cosmetics are always a treat

  42. Becca
    December 20, 2014 / 11:36 am

    I've never heard of them before so would love to try them out.

  43. Vee
    December 20, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    The products sound great and a there's a really nice back-story to the company

  44. Janice
    December 20, 2014 / 10:50 pm

    I'd never heard of this brand, but would love to try it out – the history of Les Couvent des Minimes – what a fascinating story.

  45. Helen G
    December 20, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    Great to hear the history behind the product.. Would love to try them

  46. 1806louise
    December 21, 2014 / 12:34 am

    I love that they are still using the same plants that inspired their products in the 17th century, I really like a bit of history.x

  47. Emma Walters
    December 21, 2014 / 8:44 am

    i would love some pampering for me 🙂

  48. Abigail Cullen
    December 21, 2014 / 11:46 am

    I would love to try this brand, it's looks very appealing and I have never seen it in the shops I have been in.

  49. Catherine Gregory
    December 21, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    To give to my Mum as a thank you for being there for me this year through a tough time and to say I'm proud of her for getting through all her hospital tests and ops this year

  50. fullafizzy
    December 21, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    i trust long established bands and who doesnt like l'occintane 🙂

  51. Shelley Jessup
    December 22, 2014 / 2:35 am

    A new brand for me & that is a must reason for me to try I like to be in the know 😉

  52. jessica rose
    December 22, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    I love the story behind the brand…..and already I'm thinking…Aw…..;))

  53. twinlay06
    December 22, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    I could do with a treat for myself after organising xmas at home

  54. Maggie Bob
    December 22, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    I'd love to win these and be able to give myself a nice pampering treat for my 30th birthday 😉

  55. Gwyn Sharps
    December 22, 2014 / 9:18 pm

    They look awesome and I've never tried them before so I'd like to give them a shot

  56. Joyce Gabriel
    December 23, 2014 / 12:37 am

    I like them as not only they are handy but more so they are also a great product … like the scent

  57. Angela Moore
    December 23, 2014 / 9:58 am

    Love products that are plant based and including a little nature, great for us garden lovers.

  58. jade
    December 23, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    They sound lovely and I would like to try them

  59. Linda Hobbis
    December 23, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    I love French beauty products – they usually have superb fragrances too.

  60. Emily Carter-Dunn
    December 23, 2014 / 6:01 pm

    I have horribly dry skin right now and need something to help! EJ Dunn

  61. Kim Neville
    December 24, 2014 / 8:47 am

    Would love to try these wonderful products

  62. Jane Middleton
    December 24, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    because I always like to try new products

  63. sarah-dawn pope
    December 24, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    Quality products and I like their history and ethics

  64. emily4444
    December 25, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    this premium product looks amaze, perfect treat for christmas

  65. lyn west
    December 25, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    I love trying anything new

  66. Kay leigh
    December 26, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    It looks fab Kay panayi

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