Fancy some zero waste beauty from France? Balade en Provence is a real find. All the lovely soaps, solid hand creams and shampoos and gifts are vegan, free from palm oil and made with cold-process methods, so they don’t dry skin or hair. Use a slatted soap dish to stop soaps going squidgy. Sold in compostable packaging, all items are handmade. Use voucher code PROVENCE10 for 10% off every order above 25€.
Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing, avoid rosemary oil for high blood pressure. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies. There are present concerns over koala welfare for harvesting eucalyptus, but this company is very hot on ensuring ethical suppliers, and only one item contains it.
Store these bars in one of their maple soap dishes, helps them to dry out and last longer. Take out a regular subscription to get 15% discount and a free aluminium transport box (choose to have bars delivered every 1, 3 or 5 months). The range includes:
- A pure unscented ‘baby bar’
- A solid face cleansing bar (with French clay & rosehip oil)
- A solid night balm bar (contains oil of apricot)
- A range of solid shampoo & conditioner bars
- Body & Hand creamy hand bar soaps
- A solid shampoo bar (with grapeseed oil & lavender)
The company also offers a nice range ‘pour l’Homme’ which includes a nice bar you can use for hair, body or shaving and an extra-kind shave bar. You can also buy starter kits, trial kits and gift cards. The Heritage Collection includes soaps for men and women, using unique ingredients in beautiful cardboard packaging. From hand soaps to shaving soaps to shampoos for fine or shiny hair, these are made with orange blossom, to transport you to the blossoming fields of Provence.
About the Maker
Balade en Provence is a lovely little soap and shampoo bar company, founded in the beautiful area of Provence in France. Inspired by local art, perfumes and flowers, their items are highly concentrated (most skin care products are mostly water and plastic packaging). The corporate philosophy is to promote ‘bienveillance’ (the French term for ‘the desire to do good’