If you like a bit of affordable indulgence with your vegan beauty care regimen, look no further than A La Maison de Provence! Their soap-making recipe dates back to 1828. Marseille soap masters discovered a method for manufacturing soaps using a slow cooking process that transforms vegetable oils into high quality liquid soaps. The lather is smoother and softer on the skin than traditional products. Amazingly, the same formula is still used, nearly 200 years later.
You can peruse this company’s offerings on their website, www.alamaisondeprovence.com. The site includes a handy list of retail outlets that stock their products, such as Whole Foods, Amazon, and iHerb. You can’t order directly from A La Maison de Provence, unless you’re a wholesaler. Still, it’s quite easy to locate stores that stock these elegant soaps. The thirteen liquid varieties bear intriguing names, such as Honeysuckle, Lavender Aloe, Fig and Basil, and White Tea. All of them retail for $7.99. They utilize a traditional French-milled recipe which contains vegetable, olive, and argan oils, but no SLS, phthalates or parabens.
The website lists ten different types of bar soaps, which retail for the very reasonable price of $4.99. They’re made with shea butter and argan oil. Like all of the company’s other products, these soaps are 100% vegan. The tantalizing scents include Honey Crisp Apple, Fresh Sea Salt, and Cherry Blossom. You’ll smell sweet and divine after using these high-quality, cleansing bars. At such a low price, you might as well pick up a few of them.
A La Maison de Provence sells a few non-soap items, such as hand and body lotion, hand cream, and deodorant. These products come in many of the same scents as the soaps. The five varieties of stick deodorant retail for only $7.99, and the hand cream and lotion are $6.99 and $8.99, respectively. All of the company’s offerings adhere to the same high standards — excellent, French-milled products at an affordable cost. And everything is vegan and cruelty-free! You can’t go wrong with that.
It’s great to find a company that doesn’t use lanolin in any of their soaps. Lanolin is derived from sheep, and is often obtained through a painful process known as “mulesing”, which literally strips the sheep of some of its wool. Lanolin is a common soap ingredient, and a savvy vegan or vegetarian consumer should always check labels to make sure it isn’t used. We love this company’s integrity, which has remained intact for nearly two centuries, and feel confident you will, as well.