Shea Butter Soap
From a Monastery Perched Above the Valley of the Durance. Soap from the Luberon.
This very fine and long-lasting soap utilises the lipid-regulating effect of the shea butter. Like all other soaps from Ganagobie, this one is also boiled exclusively from vegetable fats. The late Romanesque monastery complex of Ganagobie had been empty for a long time until the Benedictines of Hautecombe decided to locate there 25 years ago. They brought with them their familiarity with personal hygiene articles which they have continued to develop since then.
The Abbey of Notre-Dame de Ganagobie.
In the course of history, France has had many beautiful geographical settings to offer for the founding of monasteries, but only a few with the grand views of Ganagobie. The late Romanesque monastery (famous for the church’s mosaics) lies on a high plateau between Sisteron and Manosque, overlooking the valley of the river Durance. The Durance is one of the rivers of France whose courses are still wild and meandering, revealing a glistening white bed of gravel when the water is low. Even if the way to the monastery is not unknown to tourists, the monastery grounds have enough space for privacy and quiet. The monastery was vacant for quite a long time until about 25 years ago the Benedictines of Hautecombe decided to exchange their no less beautiful home at the lakeside of Lake Geneva for the lofty heights in the south of France. They brought with them their familiarity with personal care products. In the "Alps of Upper Provence", they expanded their previously acquired knowledge.
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