Lemon Verbena Soap, a Pampering Experience

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The lemons are ripening!

Lemons ripen year round in the South of France, but are best known for springtime. Our Lemon Verbena soap is infused with the scent of fresh lemon trees growing amid a cluster of verbena plants. The all-vegetable soap is triple-milled in the Marseille tradition. With the blends of natural and essential oils, Lemon Verbena makes a wonderful pampering fragrance.

Our Lavender Fields Soap, New Delicate Lavender Shade

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Announcing our New Lavender Shade for our Lavender Fields Soap

At South of France, innovation is as important to us as the quality of our soaps, rooted in a traditional Marseille triple milled process, and our experiential scents, evocative of the aromas of the south of France. The color of our bars reflects each scent’s origins… from the deep sea foam green of Cote d’Azur to the soft rose of Climbing Wild Rose to the rich fig of Mediterranean Fig. All except Lavender Fields… and so we explored and explored and finally we found it! A natural Armenian purple ochre derived from a naturally occurring red iron oxide that, when used as a colorant, yields a delicate lavender shade so evocative of the lavender fields warmed by the Mediterranean sun.

Non-GMO Certification Awarded for All 12 Bar Soaps

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October is Non-GMO Month. We are proud that all 12 of our bars have been awarded Non-GMO certification.

Helping You Make Informed Shopping Decisions

The retailers who started the Non-GMO Project were motivated by a simple idea. They believed that consumers in North America should have access to clearly-labeled non-GMO food and products, now and in the future. That conviction continues to guide the Non-GMO Project, as North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.

What does “Non-GMO Project Verified seal” mean?

The verification seal indicates that the product bearing the seal has gone through our verification process. Our verification is an assurance that a product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance:

  • We require ongoing testing of all at-risk ingredients—any ingredient being grown commercially in GMO form must be tested prior to use in a verified product.
  • We use an Action Threshold of 0.9%. This is in alignment with laws in the European Union (where any product containing more than 0.9% GMO must be labeled). Absence of all GMOs is the target for all Non-GMO Project Standard compliant products. Continuous improvement practices toward achieving this goal must be part of the Participant’s quality management systems.
  • After the test, we require rigorous traceability and segregation practices to be followed in order to ensure ingredient integrity through to the finished product.
  • For low-risk ingredients, we conduct a thorough review of ingredient specification sheets to determine absence of GMO risk.
  • Verification is maintained through an annual audit, along with onsite inspections for high-risk products.

To find out more, visit the Non GMO Project website.

Limited Edition Holiday Bars available to ship August 2015

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Outside, freshly fallen snow dusts the evergreens on the peaks of the Alpes de Haute-Provence….inside a cozy chalet, fresh juicy oranges adorned with spicy cloves simmer in the fireplace…and in the village, salty butter caramel freshly made in a Provençal shop of sweets, tempts you to indulge!

2015 LIMITED EDITION – French Milled Bar Soap 3.5oz (99G)

Available in Shelf Sleeve x 6 (packaged 2 to a case) – header folds down on top of soap bars to form protective cover; folds back to display brand imagery. Limited Edition 2015 Holiday Bars will be available to ship in August.

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South of France® Natural Body Care reinforces the heritage of its bar and liquid soaps as a pampering escape, featuring new fragrances and packaging

Greensboro, NC— South of France® natural soap introduces a new look and new experiential fragrances.

South of France® Natural Body Care, a leader in the all-natural soap category, reinforces its French heritage with six new fragrances that evoke the experience of an indulgent journey through the brand’s namesake region. New gift-able packaging features a whimsically illustrated map of what one might experience  while wandering the byways along the Mediterranean Sea from Montpelier to Marseilles to Monaco.

All products travel vignetteThe South of France® line also introduces a new pampering oval shape for its bar soap and a more ergonomically designed bottle for its hand wash bottle.

In all, the collection features 12 fragrances in 4 categories: Floral, Herbaceous, Fresh and Gourmand.

Floral fragrances include the original South of France® Lush Gardenia and new introductions Blooming Jasmine, Climbing Wild Rose and Lavender Fields. Herbaceous fragrances include Lemon Verbena and new fragrances Côte d’Azur (evoking a salty sea breeze mingling with olive and palm trees) and Herbes de Provence. Fresh fragrances include Green Tea and new addition Mediterranean Fig. Gourmand fragrances include Shea Butter, Almond Gourmand and Orange Blossom Honey.

“The pampering effect of our all-natural triple-milled formula, prized for its creamy, moisturizing and high performing lather, is enhanced by the indulgent new oval shape,” says South of France vice president Victoria Neilson. “We’ve always been a leader in innovative fragrances – now we’re drawing more from our heritage by developing unique, complex fragrances such as Cote d’Azur, that captures the scent of swaying palm trees and rich olive trees infused with the salty tang of the Mediterranean sea air.”

South of France uses a palm and coconut oil blend that is recognized and certified by the Leaping Bunny Program as a cruelty-free product that does not contain animal byproducts and is never tested on animals. South of France® uses a sustainable palm oil, earning it the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.

All South of France packaging is fully recyclable. The hand wash bottle is BPA-free. All products are free of glutens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, EDTA, paraben and phthalates.

All 12 fragrances are available in the 6-ounce bar soaps. Eight of the 12 will be featured in the new 8-ounce Hand Wash bottles. Shea Butter, Lavender Fields, Green Tea and Lemon Verbena will also be available in 1.5-ounce travel bars.

With bars and liquid soaps at the suggested retail price of $4.99 and travel bars available at only $.99 suggested retail price, the new South of France products turn an everyday cleansing routine into an affordable, indulgent ritual with experiential fragrances that underscore the brand’s tagline: “Where will we take YOU today?”

Manufactured in the USA by Good Health® Natural Products, the original South of France soap formula was developed in 1999 by a French expatriate in the US. Today, South of France® soap is still kettle cooked in small batches using this traditional Marseille recipe with all natural vegetable ingredients.

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About South of France® Natural Body Care

Based in Greensboro, NC, South of France® Natural Body Care is owned by Good Health® Natural Products, which also owns Good Health® Natural Foods, a leader in the natural snacks category.  South of France was founded in 1999. Since then, it has become one of the top-selling brands of all-natural bar soap sold nationally in groceries, health food stores and via online merchants.

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