LaBelle Savon Bleu - Cold Process Indigo Soap

$ 8.50

LaBelle Savon Bleu - Cold Process Indigo Soap

Using indigo from around the world Savonniére Linda LaBelle creates luxurious soap bars with all-natural ingredients that are soothing and moisturizing. LaBelle Savon Bleu is created in small batches using the traditional method of cold process soap making. The bars are hand-cut and cure for 4-6 weeks before shipping.

Please note we will not ship our soaps before their time! 

What is Indigo?

Indigo and Woad are green plants that produce indigotin (blue). We can find many varieties of indigo plants growing the world over, producing the most magical blue! 

The range of colors for our soaps come only from the indigos and how they react to the ingredients in each soap recipe.

Will the color stain your skin when you use our soap?

Good question! The answer is no.

Where are the indigos for LaBelle Savon Bleu sourced from?

  • Indigofera tinctoria - Southern India
  • Indigofera tinctoria – Bangladesh
  • Indigofera suffruticosa - Central America
  • Indigofera suffruticosa - Guadeloupe
  • Indigofera guatemalensis - Mexico
  • Persicaria tinctoria (Japanese Indigo) -South of France
  • Isatis tinctoria (Woad) – Europe
  • Maya Blue – South of France

Each Indigo has its own story.

  • Indigofera tinctoria from Southern India is grown and produced on a large scale indigo farm known for its consistently high-quality indigo powder.
  • Indigofera tinctoria from Bangladesh is produced by Living Blue an initiative of CARE, a major international humanitarian agency focused on fighting global poverty. The indigo is grown on over 3000 small farms throughout northern Bangladesh and is known as “Blue Gold”.
  • Indigofera suffruticosa from Central America comes from a small farm, is known for the intense blue it produces, and is only available in limited quantity.
  • Indigofera suffruticosa from the French island of Guadeloupe, located in the Caribbean, is organically grown and produced by traditional and modern processes. Indigo has been grown on Guadeloupe since 1630. This indigo powder contains a minimum of 50% indigotin and is one of the most expensive indigo powders.
  • Indigofera guatemalensis from Mexico comes from a rural area of southern Mexico and is still produced as it has been for hundreds of years. This is another indigo that is only available in limited quantity.
  • Persicaria tinctoria (Japanese Indigo) from Southern France. Japanese indigo today is grown not only in Japan but in the USA and France. This indigo is produced by two sisters under the brand Le Champ des Couleurs.
  • Isatis tinctoria (Woad) from Europe is a very old blue dye found in archeological sites dating back centuries. It gives its very own shade of blue, unlike indigo blue.
  • Maya Blue from Southern France is being produced by Le Champ des Couleurs. This is their very special blend of Persicaria tinctoria powder and white clay for use in cold process soap. Maya Blue was used by both the Mayans and Aztecs to color frescoes and manuscripts!

What goes into our soap?

In addition to the indigos listed above, we use only the finest all-natural and/or organic ingredients to make our soap.

Do you use Lye?

Yes, our soap is made using Lye which becomes inert during the saponification process. Once saponification is complete our soaps will have no trace of the Lye remaining.

LaBelle Savon Bleu handcrafted soap will last longer if you use a draining soap dish or a soap saver. Always keep it dry between uses and away from direct streams of water.

Your bar of soap may contain one or more of the following:

  • Distilled Water
  • Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Olive Oil Pomace
  • Sustainably Harvested Palm Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Mango Butter
  • Sodium Lactate (a naturally occurring humectant derived from the natural fermentation of sugars from corn and beets)

  • Essential Oils (EO) – Natural and/or Organic

  • Bergamot
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender 40/42
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Litsea Cubeba (May Chang)
  • Peppermint
  • Petitgrain
  • Rose Geranium
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Sweet Orange
  • Tea Tree
  • Ylang Ylang III