French Milled Vegetable Bar Soap by South of France
South of France - French Milled Vegetable Bar Soap Relaxing Lavender - 8 oz. (250 g)
South of France Relaxing Lavender Vegetable Bar Soap lets you experience tranquility with the mellow, subtle sweetness of Lavender. A blend of Lavender blossom with hints of clary sage and floral notes form a classic, perfectly-balanced scent that will renew your senses and calm your body. Let Lavender be your reward after a difficult day.
The South of France French Milled traditional soap line is 100% vegetable based and contains soothing olive oil and moisturizing Shea butter in a long lasting 8.8 oz. bar. Infused with natural fragrances and essential oils, these rich lathering, cruelty-free bars are produced using a traditional recipe from Provence. Colored with Natural Mineral and Vegetable Pigments. Tantalize your senses and soothe your skin with our luxurious, moisturizing soap, nourish and feed your skin.
South of France Products are:
- EDTA Free
- Paraben Free
- Phthalate Free
- Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate Free
- Cruelty Free: contains no animal by-products and not tested on animals
South of France Frequently Asked Questions
What does "French Milled" mean?
French Milled soap is milled (refined) three times, which concentrates the natural vegetable oils. This process results in a long-lasting bar that disintegrates far more slowly than other soaps. Triple French Milled bars are characteristically heavier, denser, wear away more slowly and produce richer, thicker foam than regular bar soaps. Sometimes "French Milled" is referred to as "hard milled". This is the traditional soap-making method which has been practiced in Southern France for centuries.
What is Vegetable Glycerin and why do I want it in my soap?
Vegetable Glycerin is a by-product of the soap-making process. It's a natural humectant, which means it attracts moisture from the environment to its surface. Glycerin's most common function in beauty products is to prevent soaps, creams and makeup from over-drying. South of France soaps are made with only the most pure vegetable ingredients: olive, palm and coconut oil. Because Vegetable Glycerin is a valuable commodity to the health and beauty industry as an additive in lotions and cosmetics, many soap manufacturers sell the glycerin that results from their soap-making process to other companies. South of France retains this important ingredient and adds it back into the soap. The resulting bars are excellent for dry skin, as the Vegetable Glycerin content helps hold moisture in the outer layers of the skin.
What are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Tallowate?
Sodium Laureth Sulfate and its close relative, Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLSs) are inexpensive synthetic foaming agents and degreasers, widely used in commercial soap production. In industrial application, SLSs are mainly used as engine degreasers, floor cleaners and car wash soaps. SLSs are commonly used in clinical trials to intentionally irritate the skin, so that researchers can measure the rate at which skin heals. SLSs are linked to eye irritation, rashes on the skin and scalp, and other allergic reactions. South of France soaps do not contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Laurel Sulfate. SoF soaps produce rich, dense foam naturally and are gentle to the skin.
Sodium Tallowate (or Tallow) is animal fat, and is found in many commercial soap products. It is inexpensive, plentiful and has been known to clog pores. South of France takes pride in the fact that their products never contain any animal by-products and are cruelty-free (never tested on animals).
What is Shea Butter?
Shea Butter is derived from the nut of the Karite Tree, which is native to the dry savannah belt of West Africa, from Senegal in the west to Sudan in the east, and onto the foothills of the Ethiopian highlands. Shea Butter is a natural moisturizer, possessing a high concentration of Vitamin E. It nourishes, rejuvenates, hydrates, conditions the skin and promotes cellular growth. Although the Shea Nut is essentially a tree nut, it does not belong to the list of commonly allergenic tree nuts; there are no reports of allergic reactions to Shea Nuts or products containing Shea Butter. Additionally Shea Butter has been proven useful in relieving dry skin and dermatitis.
Why is the Lavender soap green and not purple?
An important point to remember is that fragrance does not impart color. In beauty products, ingredients that impart fragrance are typically used in much smaller proportions, relative to the other ingredients used to compose the product. Think: a little goes a long way. South of France soaps do not use synthetic colorants; a decision that was made with your safety in mind, due to the fact that synthetic colorants tend to have harsh chemcial properties. Rest assured that our Lavender soap is naturally green and safe for you to use.
Are South of France soaps made in France?
South of France Natural Body Care was created by a French-American transplant who had become frustrated by the lack of quality body care products on the American market in the early 1990s. His vision was to bring artesian soap-making practices to America, to prove that it is possible to make high-quality, fragrant, natural soaps affordably. Nearly 20 years later, South of France has established itself as an innovator and leader in the American body care industry. Althought the techniques used to create South of France body care products originated in the South of France, due to current economic pressures, all South of France products are now produced domestically, ensuring that South of France products are always available at a value.
Are South of France soaps hypo-allergenic?
South of France soaps are free from the following harsh chemical ingredients that are commonly used in the body care industry:
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Sodium Laurel Sulfate
- Tetrasodium EDTA
- Animal By-Products
- Synthetic Colorants
- Synthetic Fragrances
South of France cannot make the claim that our products are hypo-allergenic because they do use essential oils and blends of fragrance to impart scent to our products; often the ingredients used for fragrance can trigger specific allergic reactions. Typically, an individual who is sensitive to fragrance can work with his or her dermatologist or allergen specialist to isolate and identify which fragrance(s) trigger their specific reaction and thereby avoid using products with that particular fragrance. Because South of France products do not contain harsh chemical ingredients, often individuals who have sensitive skin or an allergy to one of the afore-listed harsh chemcial ingredients, find that South of France products provide relief from their allergies/sensitivities while other, synthetic products fail to do so.
What is the shelf-life for South of France soaps?
South of France soaps have a shelf life of at least 4 years, if not longer; however, the fragrances contained in their products will begin to fade after approximately two years. This is due to the fact that South of France products do not use harsh chemical preservatives, a decision that was made with your safety in mind. So, while your bar of Lavender soap (for example) may begin to lose its fragrance after two years, the bar itself will remain perfectly good & useable for up to four years.
About South of France
South of France Natural Body Care is obsessed with the little guy. They're so obsessed, in fact, that they'll guarantee they have a product that's perfect for you. All their products are crafted specifically to whisk you away from the ordinary — to break your routine and transform the time you spend in the shower into your daily luxurious getaway. An industry innovator and leader, South of France is dedicated to making natural body care options more accessible to individuals and families by emphasizing affordability and the idea that they can build safer, natural, better-for-you soaps, lotions and body washes.
South of France's Core Values
Something Just for You
South of France offers an impressively wide variety of products & fragrances to ensure a perfect match for each customer — with over twenty unique fragrances, South of France covers the entire scent spectrum. Discover which scent will become the cherished disruption of your daily grind.
It's difficult living in the age of science and technology, when information is abundant and scientists reveal daily how more and more of the products and substances with which we come into contact are detrimental to our health. South of France has made a commitment to be diligent and proactive in seeking out this information, understanding how it applies to their products, and reassessing ways to make their products better for you. For example, South of France products don't contain harmful chemicals such as EDTA, SLS, Parabens or Phthalates, even when many of their competitors continue to do so; another reason why the South of France experience is one that you can feel comfortable trusting.
Do No Harm
The range of products under the South of France brand are Cruelty Free, which means they will never be tested on animals or contain animal by-products.
Pride in Quality
South of France utilizes premium ingredients, such as Shea Butter, Pure Vegetable Glycerin, 100% natural Vegetable Oils, Mineral Pigments & Essential Oils, as well as the traditional Triple-French-Milled soap-making technique – all in an effort to provide customers a product with a measure of quality that is simply superior to the competition.
South of France searches for ingredients and packaging that decreases the impact on the natural environment. South of France also maintains East and West Coast divisions, which increases distribution efficiency and significantly reduces its carbon footprint.
100% Vegetable Oils: Palm Oil and/or Coconut Oil and/or Palm Kernal Oil and/or Olive Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Shea Butter, Mineral Pigments or Colorants, Blend of Fragrance, Natural Oils and Essential Oils.
Not tested on animals, EDTA free, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate free, paraben free, phthalate free.
About South of France
The luxurious South of France soap is kettle cooked in small batches using a traditional Marseille recipe with all natural vegetable ingredients. Each fragrance is chosen specifically for its cleansing and calming qualities. South of France has recently debuted three new flavors in the bar soaps (gardenia, lime basil and acai pomegranete) as well as new organic liquid soaps (menthe de provence, herbes de provence, fruits de provence). In only four years, south of France bars have become the number one selling bar in the US natural channels.
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