The concept of La Lavande began in the early 1980’s out of their family’s desire to bring the finest French soaps to the United States. While owner Robin Cunninghams husband was teaching music in France they were inspired by the variety and quality of scented soaps available. Because of their family’s sensitive skin they were impressed by the mildness of the soap as well as its long lasting quality. In 1986 inspiration became reality as they began to manufacture and distribute soaps from Provence. Today they are honored to be one of the earliest family businesses importing French soaps to the U.S. and other markets and they remain as hands on with their business as when they first began. They produce pure vegetable - hard milled soaps in keeping with the time honored tradition of French soap making.