Our Story


Established in 2012, Frenchies’ Natural Products is a growing Maine company dedicated to making natural personal care and home products that are inspired by the lure, mystique and love of the great North Woods.  Our products are free from harsh chemicals and fragrances (we use only pure plant-based essential oils), making them a healthier alternative to synthetically manufactured products which can be harmful to health and the environment.

Frenchies’ was co-founded by Lou Demers and Matt Dubois.  The name “Frenchies’” is derived from Lou and Matt’s French-Canadian descent surnames: the approximate English translation of “Demers” is “Of the Sea,” and the translation for “Dubois” is “Of the Woods.” 

Frenchies’ is primarily a web-based business (shipping to anywhere within the U.S. and Canada) but some of our products can be found at a limited number of retail stores in Southern and Central Maine.

We participate in numerous Maine fairs and festivals throughout the year, at which you may hear our recognizable slogan: “If you like balsam, you’ll LOVE Frenchies!”  

Thank you for your interest in and patronage of our company—we are grateful for every customer and your satisfaction is our ultimate goal. We share a special kinship with our customers because we know thatlike us—you, too, LOVE THE WOODS (aimer les bois).  

- The Folks at Frenchies’

Sherpa Matt on the trail.

Lou and Lorax heading into the woods, protected by Frenchies’ Maine Woods Bug Dope, of course!