New French Shea Butter Soap

We now have new scents in our top-selling La Lavande Joie de Vivre soaps: verbena (verveine) and milk (lait)! These soaps are made in France with a blend of shea butter plus sweet almond, olive & palm oils. They contain no petroleum or animal products. Click any of these photos to view on our website…

Back in Stock!

We also have new stock in perennial favorites. Our customers love these scents of lavender, carnation, coconut-pineapple, almond flower, and lemongrass. A pair of soaps bundled with ribbon is an easy gift that anyone can appreciate. Click any of these photos to view on our website…

New Address…

In case you missed it, we moved this summer. You can now come to our new office at 2660 Walnut Ave, Suite C, in Tustin. Same business park as before, just around the corner, behind Cafe America. Our phone number is the same: (714) 730-2182. Please phone ahead before coming so we can make sure to be available to you. 

La Lavande was launched in 1986 from one family’s desire to bring the finest French soaps to the United States. While teaching music in France, they were inspired by the variety and quality of scented soaps available. La Lavande provides pure vegetable hard-milled soaps following the time-honored tradition of French soap making, beneficial for all skin types, especially dry or sensitive skin. Natural and pure, these soaps contain no petroleum or animal products.

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Curved Soaps

Available in four delicious scents, the extra mild high quality La Lavande French curved soap bar fits conveniently in the palm of your hand. This triple-milled, all-vegetable soap is enriched with sweet almond oil.

Pair one or two with a wash mitt for an easy, thoughtful gift.

French triple milled curved scented soaps

Heart Soaps in Eiffel Tower Gift Boxes

Perfect for your Valentine any time of the year, this heart shaped soap from La Lavande is available in Tea Rose, Lemongrass, French Tulip & Lavender. Sold in kraft gift box with Eiffel Tower label.Coucke Coquelicots (Poppies) French Dish Towel - Big Design

Sachets, Large and Small

These sachets come from the small town of Brette in the south of France and contain genuine dried French lavender. The sachet is made of Provencal fabric and is beautifully crafted.
French lavender sachets

Essential Oils and Diffusers

These handpainted ceramic diffusers come in four different designs. Fill with Lavender, Lemongrass, or Rose Geranium essential oils (sold separately).

French handpainted ceramic oil diffusers

La Lavande French Soap

La Lavande Round Soap

Those of you who visited our store lately must have noticed how good it smells. This is due to the wonderful soaps from La Lavande. The La Lavande soaps are all natural, made with enriching vegetable oils (shea butter, sweet almond, olive & palm oil). They are moisturizing, beautifully scented with a luxurious lather, beneficial for all skin types (especially dry or sensitive skins), and come in various sizes, shapes and scents. Check out heart and egg shaped soaps, as well as round and bar shapes, in scents such as eglantine (wild rose), lavender (with flowers embedded in the soap, or plain), honey, ocean, lemongrass, linden, and verbena. They are hard milled, very long lasting and are made in Provence, France. The best part is the price: all are under $5! If you are in the neighborhood, stop by the store to see (and smell) for yourself. If you plan on placing an order with us online, why not add a bar or two? Enjoy a special treat for not much money.

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We are only two weeks into the new year, and we can already announce new lines of products and new products for existing brands for 2010. We just came back from the Atlanta Gift Show, where we happened to see Karen Lee Ballard in person, and found two new lines of table linens.

First is Le Cluny, who cuts and sews Provençal fabric (imported from France) in North Carolina into a wide range of table linens. The majority of our new tablecloths from Le Cluny are acrylic coated.

Second is Couleur Nature, designed by Parisian designer Bruno Lamy and manufactured in India. These are fantastic block printed designs.

Couleur Nature Block Printed French Tablecloth

Couleur Nature Block Printed French Tablecloth

We will soon be carrying a new line of French soaps named La Lavande. Despite their name they offer many great scents, not just lavender, in various sizes and exciting shapes; genuine Provence soaps at great prices.

Our Laguiole knives were a big hit last year and we are adding more products, such as a cheese set, to our selection.

Our line of La Rochere glasses will receive a new pattern called “Anduze,” as well as pitchers and carafes in our bee and Fleur de Lys pattern.

La Rochere Anduze French Glass

La Rochere Anduze French Glass

We are excited to announce that all the Quimper Faience patterns will now be available this year in the US. That means a huge selection will now be offered. We will be stocking some of their products, but since it is impossible to carry everything, we will take orders for what we don’t currently have. Delivery time for these orders is between four and eight weeks.

We are restocking our popular line of gift boxed, paper wrapped scented soaps from Provence Santé. We offer Lavender, Linden (a customer favorite), Vervain, and new to the collection is Apricot. We sell a lot of these year round, yet the beautiful gift boxes decorated with photographs of flowers and fruits make them a winning gift this time of year. Provence Santé soaps are available online and in our Old Town Tustin boutique. Consider them to round out your gift list, or treat yourself!

Provence Sante French Country Scented Gift Soaps

Provence Sante French Country Scented Gift Soaps

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