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“Belles chandelles! Petits belles chandelles—Madame!” “ Belles chandelles, M'sieu! Madame— belles chandelles/” ~ Le Chant Traditionnel de Louisiane Créoles.
Take home a little bit of Champs Élysées (Paradise) when you buy one of our All Natural Vegetable tallow and saponins such as Soapnuts made with La Creole hands. And Discover the Secrets of La Créole toilette et chandelles.

UCM Designs is an Authentic New Orleans Creole and Cajun soap, skin care products,candles, potpourri and household purpose company. Our brand name is La Créole. We use the Exotic Chinese Vegetable Tallow which is invasive to Chénier plains and Cajun prairies and across the state of Louisiana and the Gulf coast, thanks to Benjamin Franklin. We have several Chinese Tallow trees growing in our backyard. Olivier de la Chine in Louisiana French/Cajun French, Chinese Tallow trees are known as Chicken trees. We also use Chinese soapberries known to us Creoles and Cajuns as Chinaballs. And finally we use yucca, Western soapberries (soapnuts) and soapworts which are native to Louisiana. The last vegetable tallow we use is the Historical Bayberry wax which are native to Louisiana and makes a Superior soap to all Soaps made in Europe including the Spain/ Marseiiles Castille Soap and Aleppo Laurel soap. The Chinese Tallowberry and Chinese Soapberry tress are invasive to the Louisiana Chénier Plains.

Other oils if not purchase locally are Sunflower oil and Vitamin E from France, Olive oil from Spain, Baobab oil from Senegal and Caster oil from the Congo use in our soap, balms, salves, and household cleaning products.

Our La Créole and Cajun soaps and candles are made in are Home which is affiliated with the Historical St. Charles Streetcar line, the Oldest running Streetcar line in The United States of America. The previous owner's aunt who past the house down to him, was one of the St. Charles streetcar conductors. She saved a lot of the Historical streetcar line material and parts. Most of the signs and parts of the Historical street car we still have the rest, the local New Orleans museum came and took what they wanted.

All of the products offered by UCM Designs are hand crafted in the Southern part of Louisiana outside New Orleans. Using the La Creole and Cajun tradition, a thick hard bar of hot procress soap made with potassium hydroxide (potash). UCM Designs relocated after Hurricane Katrina and the levees breakage destroyed our fair city.

UCM Designs was established in the spring of 2003 but its owner was making her fine organic beauty and cleaning products, greeting cards, home decor and stationary a year or two before her company was established in New Orleans. She was just 20 years old.

Try Soap our All natural Vegan and Historical La Creole Soaps!!!

Our contact information

By email:webmaster@ucmdesigns.com
By standard mail:
UCM Designs.
Kenner, Louisiana, USA, 70065

By phone:

For wholesale orders, we have limited orders for retailers and manufactures for more information please email @ webmaster@ucmdesigns.com
Shipping Information:

Handmade soap takes time to cure Orders ship out 1-5 weeks. Please Email Me if you have any questions, I will be happy to hear from you and answer your questions. I give you a special thanks for shopping your us.

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J'vous garantis, {I GUARANTEE}


  • Your personal information and data will not be shared with ANYONE outside of my company. The data I receive from Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Pinterest helps me learn about my customers and visitors so that I can gain a better understanding of where my customers are coming from and where did they stumble upon my product listings and posts. Learning where all my customers and visitors place of origin and interests help me understand how far Louisiana Créole culture and products have reached. And how those of the same or different cultural backgrounds love and adore La Créole secret de toilette and chandelles.


  • Southern Hospitality at its finest! All my products are made in small batches and artisan quality. My personal motto is to treat others as I want to be treated. That being said, I will take care of your items and order from Start to Finish as if it was my own. From time to time, I go through the ordering and shipping process myself to test out my progress and inturn, use the results to make shopping and shipping process better experience.


  • All candles, household & laundry soaps, apothecary, potpourri, wreaths and stationary products are made with local Louisiana Ingrédients. Every product you purchase from me is an Authentic, Traditionnel & Créole Héritage product. I feel honored to create these Créole products and to offer them for you to experience. Each purchase helps keeps my Louisiana Créole Culture, Traditions, Héritage & Languages alive.


  • All of my products are made in the Louisiana Creole tradition. All of my soaps are hot processed, made with lye or potash, cooked in a copper, cast iron or granite kettles. (Cauldron Method). All of my products are made with native indigenous Louisiana ingredients and naturalized ingredients to Louisiana Créole soil. My products are made with Louisiana Myrtle Tallows and rare California Myrtle wax, known outside Louisiana as Bayberry wax. Chinese Vegetable tallow grown from my back yard which is known as Le jardin du Traiteur {Garden of a Healer}. Chinese Soapberries and Western Soapberries will be incorporated in my country soaps. From time to time I may have palm oil in my vegetable tallow and saponin soaps. The Palm oil I use is sustainable because its Palm plant is grown in my garden and expressed in house {La Maison du Traiteur} . To keep with tradition, I will make animal based soap, skin care and household purpose products, such as Mutton tallow soaps and body lotions.


  • My products are not animal tested, bio degradable, environmental friendly and non hazardous to our employees. My products does not can Nickel, Sulfates, parabens, artificial coloring and artificial fragrances.


  • I will give you Free Shipping on purchase of $50 or more candles, potpourri, apothecary, wreaths, stationary & household cleaning products orders. USPS and UPS are my shipping Carriers of choice. If you select USPS as your shipping method via our checkout, you may see the Louisiana Créole Catchet along side the traditional USPS shipping label.


  • J'vous garantis, {I GUARANTEE} you will receive the Best (Above & Beyond) Customer Service. I have Phenomenal Customer Service!. I have been in business and operating our online store 15 years, since this Spring. I currently accept Visa, Master card, American Express and Discover cards via PayPal.