Hello ! We are a waste-free organic cosmetics company from Provence and we manufacture sensorial beauty bars for hair, face and body.
BALADE EN PROVENCE was founded in the village of Opio and our name means "a walk in Provence". Our products are inspired by the art, perfumes and flora of the region ...
When we launched our first skin care range four years ago, we were surprised to discover that most shampoos, shower gels and other liquid skin care products contain more than 80% water, chemical preservatives and plastic packaging.
The idea of energy-guzzling trucks, boats and planes to transport water-based products packaged in plastic with potentially harmful ingredients for customers was not right for us, so we decided to do something about it.
Our corporate philosophy is to promote "bienveillance".
"Bienveillance" is a French term that can be defined as "generosity or desire to do good".
At Balade en Provence, we believe that all actions, big and small, have an impact. Therefore, we strive to do what is "right" when developing our products, interacting with customers, working in our community and managing environmental waste.
Our hope is that our actions will inspire others to spread bienveillance as well.
Our products are handmade and contain rich, natural and ethically sourced ingredients such as French green clay, rosehip oil, grape seed oil and coconut oil. They are also certified organic, vegan and packed in waste-free, 100% compostable boxes.
Our beauty and care bars are made with care and patience in the most natural way possible.
The artisans at Balade en Provence create a blend of the highest quality natural oils and rich organic ingredients such as grape seed oil, coconut oil, rapeseed oil, shea butter and French clay to make our bars.
We then let our bars "rest" for 30 days on wooden shelves, to give the oils time to mix and mature. We do NOT heat them, that is why the saponification process is called "cold process". This process also allows the ingredients in our bars to retain their natural properties.
Our products are certified organic with BIO Earth Durable which is dedicated to ecological and organic products. The label Bio Earth Durable certifies :
Minimum 25% organic ingredients in the formula > Minimum 25% organic ingredients in the formula
> Absence of pesticides
> Respect for the environment and health
VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE
All our products are certified by the Vegan Society. The label of the Vegan Society certifies it:
> The manufacture and development of our products have not involved the use of products, by-products or derivatives of animal origin.
> It also certifies that we do not conduct any animal testing...
We take waste seriously. Balade en Provence bars are all packed in 100% compostable and recyclable packaging.
> We use vegetable-based ink on our certified compostable cardboard, printed in France.
> Our products are mainly of local origin, produced and packaged locally
> Any excess ingredients are stored and used for other products.
All our bars are carefully made with rich natural ingredients to nourish and revitalize your skin and hair.