Buttermilk, a natural pro-biotic full of lactic acid, is found in many beauty products and is fabulous for softening, brightening and exfoliating skin. Lactic acid is also used to treat age spots and freckles and to tighten skin. Olive oil, organic jojoba oil, and mango butter, with their emollient properties, round out this beauty treatment for your hair and body. Lavender has countless benefits for skin and scalp due to its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is used to treat skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. The vanilla adds a warm, creamy sweetness to the lavender essential oil making this a calming, dreamy, unforgettable scent.
Ingredients: saponified oils of organic coconut, organic sustainable palm, castor bean, organic olive, organic jojoba, and mango seed butter, buttermilk, rosemary oil extract, and essential oils of Vanilla, Eucalyptus, Estragon, fragrance.
All of our Shampoo, Body and Facial full sized bars are 5oz in weight, with dimensions of 2.75H x 3.4W x 1D.
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If you like floral scents, you may also enjoy our Chamomile and Orange Blossom Shampoo/Body Bar, Bella Rose Shampoo/Body Bar, Marshmallow Aloe Shampoo/Body Bar, White China Silk Shampoo/Body Bar, Wildflowers Body Bar, Lavender Chamomile Face and Body Bar, Lavender Lemon Sink Salt Bar, and Sweet Rosehips Sugar Body Polish.
Don't forget to check out our Citric Acid Hair Rinses or our Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse - an important step when you are using shampoo bars (read more about that HERE). In addition, you'll want to enable your soap to dry out properly between uses. Try one of our soap mats!
It's an amazing soap! But which ones do you have that aren't? Haven't found one yet!!
This is a great shampoo bar! I love the scent and it lathers really well. I've been using shampoo bars from a different company for years and I feel like this one is easier to use and it leaves my hair softer and silkier. Definitely recommend!
In my effort to cut back on plastic use, I started searching for bathroom products that were plastic free. What I found is that this shampoo bar is far better than any shampoo product I had been using. My hair and scalp feel better than they have for years. I do follow up with a vinegar- water rinse as I had seen recommended. I'll never return to the other products I had been using. This particular bar, lavender buttermilk, has a fresh scent and lathers quickly. Highly recommended.
This was my first shampoo bar purchase which was due to the excellent reviews. I really do like it a lot. The down side is I can smell the non-essential oil added fragrance which is not a bad thing just not preferred, though it won't keep me from buying it again. It preforms well in my fine, thin hair. The lather is great is cleans well, my hair is so soft and shiny. I do not need to use any styling products or heating products. Just a drop of Argan oil to the ends and then wide brush comb. I went back to my hairstylist after her not seeing me for about 2 mos. 6-8 wks of shampoo bars usage and she said the entire structure of my hair has changed. She could not believe how much body/ wave was in my hair. She even mentioned that my hair strands were thicker coming out from my scalp. As a kid I always had a lot of wave in my hair then these latter years it was so much straighter. Love that these bars are helping me have my natural hair back as well as helping my hair strands to grow in thicker.
Pleasant smell. It was a surprise to realize I was able to smell it while I was rinsing my hair. And after a long day with a pony tail, my hair still smells. I will repurchase this one.
Ive used this on my scalp before. I got cancer, had chemo and was bald. Hair is back and so am I. Lavender is very soothing. I'm in heaven with the feel of my scalp and look of my hair! And the smell is lovely and stays in my hair. Hope it's never discontinued!
This bar works really well and the smell is heavenly. If the scent could be stronger, all the better.
My hair feels so soft, airy, and nourished after just one use! I usually add oil to my hair as soon as it's dry to re-nourish and moisturize it, but it felt unnecessary after using this soap. Plus, my husband has complimented the scent several times. Thank you!
One of my favorite scents. I love that this product is safe as it's made with natural ingredients. It is lathering and moisturizing and makes a great body bar for showering but also for hand washing at your sink.
This is the BEST Shampoo Bar EVER! I have fine hair that gets oily at the roots and dry at the ends. This shampoo bar cleans the scalp well but does not dry out the ends. And it smells amazing. I have used so many brands of shampoo bars and have bad luck with most of them. Some of the very well known natural shampoo bar makers do not work on my hair at all. I want to add that I do have hard water. I have to scrub my shower down twice a week and I still have a soap scum problem from the hard water BUT this shampoo bar does work for me as long as I use a vinegar rinse. I can not say enough good things about this bar.
I love the smell of this soap... I think I will try the oil that goes with it as well. It leaves my hair moisturized and manageable.
Oh the smell is heavenly and the product works great. What more can you ask for???
Lavender Buttermilk and Bamboo are my two favorite scents that I have tried. (least favorite is the Bella Rose) Lavender Buttermilk not only has a soothing scent, but left my hair so soft and full of body. Not an easy task for fine, dry hair. As well, my kids keep stealing this one from me for their hair. My daughter says it's because it makes her smell like a princess!
I've become sort of biased to Apple Valley products. So far I like everything I've tried. I like this one but wish it had a bit more of a lavender smell (just a personal thing). It does smell good though and lathers well with a long lasting smell. I will be buying it again.
I was cautious at first about trying this one. I normally can't stand the smell of lavender essential oil at all so I wasn't sure how I would like this. Oh my goodness, this one is one of my favorites; a top 3 to be exact. It lathers better than any. I had no problem brushing my long hair and it made my hair feel and look great.
I don't know why, but this bar seems to lather the best out of the several varieties that I've tried from AVNS. Its scent also seems to last in my hair, which is awesome! Even after the ACV spritzes, you can still smell lavender. I think this is going to become my go-to bar.
I have long fine hair, without the use of "product" my hair is often just limp... this bar gives a wonderful result.. My clean dry hair has body and feels amazing! I used the Lavender Buttermilk on top and used the Jojoba Silk on the ends with a luxurious result!
To me, this shampoo bar is perfect in every way for my fine,thick hair. It lathers wonderfully, smells delicious, leaves my hair feeling conditioned, and gives my hair lots of volume and manageability when dry. I didn't even have flyaways or static in my hair while using this shampoo this winter! I purchased samples of almost every shampoo bar Apple Valley makes, and this one is my favorite.
So I have female pattern hair loss to where scalp is starting to show, even though I have wavy/curly/poofy hair type. I use this shampoo bar and let it sit on my scalp for a few minutes while I wash up. I don't know what it is about this formula but this is the only bar that makes my hair look and feel the thickest and I've tried all kinds of shampoo bars even from here! All of them have been put aside and I live for this one never to be changed! Great stuff and the scent is awesome too!
This is my favorite of all the shampoo bars. I love the scent and it seems to make my skin even softer than the other bars. I also use it on my hair. I bought several bars to give away as Christmas gifts.
I love the smell of this bar. I've been using this shampoo body bar for nearly two months now, and I feel my hair is more manageable. I read somewhere on this site that you shouldn't use it with hard water, which I have, but I use it anyway. Our water is filtered some, so I don't think its completely all hard water. I was hoping for a more luscious feel for my hair, but I think I don't get that due to the semi-hard water I have. Also, when I use the bar to do a quick wipe of my private lady parts (just a quick surface brush, not washing inside) my lady area stings afterward. Not sure the reason why.
I LOVE this shampoo bar! I tried it and only had a week transition from shampoo to this. I love the smell - it is just indescribable. It makes my bathroom smell great too! I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars though because of the fragrance added. I know and trust that it is a minute amount, but I will wait until there isn't any to repurchase. Love AVNS for being upfront about it. I want this in the jojoba oil too - it's that good!
Love this soap!
This is my favorite scent - I love the vanilla!
I have never seen anything like it! While I know my female pattern hair loss isn't curable, I am THRILLED that I'm back to losing a normal to below normal amount of hair a day! I haven't had this experience since the nightmare began in 2006! I know from research lavender is really good for hair loss and I'm thinking so is the buttermilk. This bar smells sooooooooooo devine and leaves my hair and scalp clean and refreshed, hair very silky. Good bye Chagrin Valley! :D
I know I already wrote a review, but I HAVE to say I hope this shampoo bar never ever goes away! I have never been able to achieve silky hair and a very happy calm scalp with my hair type and problematic dermatitis scalp. And the smell.... This IS truly the only all in one bar I have ever found, and I've tried many at Chagrin Valley: hair silky and feels full and nurished, scalp calm and feels very clean... and the scent! Please don't ever discontinue this one!!
Better than Chagrin Valley! OMG! I used the lavender buttermilk shampoo bar and WOW! The scent is heavenly mix of lavender and a hint of vanilla and lingers in your hair when dry (which is what I want). And it lathers great, makes my hair very soft and very shiny and full, and my normally angry at everything scalp feels great! Definitely a staple going forth!!
I love the fragrance this soap has - my bathroom smells like a spa.
I used to have a dry itchy scalp and flat hair when I use to use conventional shampoo and conditioner. I was always searching for the perfect product for my hair. Now all I use is the lavender buttermilk shampoo bar and no conditioner. My hair is no longer flat and now has body. My itchy flaky scalp is gone. It keeps my hair soft and bouncy. I just ordered two bars. This shampoo bar is definitely a staple in my beauty regimen.
I have tried many AVN shampoo bars and they have all been great BUT this one stands above the rest. The smell is to die for and it makes my hair so happy. I also wanted to add that this company is a pleasure to order from. Great communication and super fast shipping.
This shampoo bar detangles your hair leaving it smooth and silky like a dream. It leaves your hair moisturizer instead of stripped like regular shampoo and lasts a long time. My first bar, the chocolate silk shampoo bar which is now discontinued lasted me four months and I use it every other day or every three days. You could use this daily without drying out your hair. Although the bar itself smells strong, the scent it leaves in your hair is mild at most and can easily be covered by the scent of your conditioner or styling products. This is my third shampoo bar from this company and I am now a shampoo bar addict for life. No other brand can compare, not even Chagrin Valley.
I’m not one for a strong lavender or sweet scent so I will admit to being a little shy about trying this one. However, I was pleasantly surprised and so was my hair! My hair is super shiny and conditioned. With regular use, I noticed that my hair’s natural colors and highlights seem vibrant. My sensitive skin is also happy! I have had a lot of good hair days since switching to Apple Valley Natural Shampoo bars.
This is definitely one of my favorite shampoo bars. The smell is so amazing. I wish I could smell like this all day. It works wonderfully on my hair and cleans it just right. I bought the sample of this but when I'm finished with it I will definitely buy a full size bar. Amazing!!
I am absolutely in love with the smell of this shampoo bar!! It is so lovely and does a wonderful job at cleaning my hair. The scent also lasts all day, which I love!! When my husband gave me a hug he actually told me it reminded him of incense, so it definitely leaves a soft beautiful smell to the hair!
Lavender is one of my favourite scents. This bar does not disappoint. It smells so beautiful as I lather up my hands. I have noticed they are healing and are so much softer. I have had chronic sore chapped hands for years. My friends and co workers have even noticed theirs feeling better as well. I have been leaving a bar at the sink at work for myself but I guess all my "sharing" has got the better of them. Well I don't mind sharing this great product. Now they can buy their own;)
I recently bought several different shampoo bar samples, and this one is my favorite. It smells amazing, and it works so well! I have an odd mix of very dry but very fine hair, so I have trouble finding shampoos or conditioners that moisturize AND give my hair body. This bar definitely does the trick. I couldn't believe how much body my hair had after air-drying. I normally have to blow-dry to get any body at all. I will definitely be ordering a whole bunch of full-sized bars. As a side note, my 7 and 9-year-old kids have been finding that it's a lot easier to wash their own hair with a bar. They tend to have a hard time figuring out how much regular shampoo to use, and this takes the guess work out of it. They can just rub it on their hair until it gets foamy, and they're good to go! The fact that they can just go ahead and use it on their bodies too is a bonus. Anything that simplifies the process is awesome : )
First let me say I LOVE your soaps!! Lavender is one of my all time favorite scents, the smell of this bar is WONDERFUL!! I wanted to LOVE it for my hair, however I do not, (thankful I only purchased the sample), it leaves my hair very dry & course feeling. :/ HOWEVER, the free sample of the White China Silk that you scent is a favorite I plan to keep on hand... IT keeps my hair silky soft, and moisturized & has a great scent as well. Thank you for the wonderful products!!
This is my favorite out of all of Apple Valley's soap bars. I know it says shampoo bar, but I actually use it as a regular soap bar. My last baby has very sensitive skin and I just starting using this bar on her at night about a month ago. She has no problems whatsoever with it bothering her skin. Plus, she smells so heavenly tucked into her sleeper after bathing in Lavender Buttermilk!!
I love the smell of this bar! The lather is rich & creamy. It rinses out clean. My hair is pretty dry & this bar makes it more manageable & softer feeling.
I love the clean fresh smell of this soap. Like the other shampoo bars it has wonderful suds and does a good job n my curly hair
I love this bar. It's for a great smell and lathers well for my hair. I don't need the vinegar rinse after every wash with this bar. The lovely smell lasts quite a while too. Have just ordered my 2nd batch of this amazing Lavender Buttermilk bar.
I know it says body and shampoo bar but I use it for my FACE!!! I put it on before bed and leave it on overnight and it evens out my skin tone. All the redness is gone and my face looks new! It smells great too!!!
Love the lavender buttermilk bar! It smells so nice and lathers wonderfully! I just started using it, but I'm anxious to see what it does for my hair over a period of time!
My favorite so far. The smell is addictive and works beautiful on my curly hair!
I'm a real lavender lover and had to try this shampoo bar. Already upon opening the box, I could smell the lovely scent. It lathers up so well and really made my hair feel soft and manageable. I could even smell it almost till the next day. Definitely have a winner here.
Once our family switched to all natural soaps we went crazy trying all the different options available from Apple Valley! I have color treated, fine hair- medium volume. This soap and the White China Silk were the best for my hair out of all the ones I tried. Others required an ACV rinse after a few days as my hair got heavy and didn't appear as clean. My two favorites are the perfect combination of moisture/clean so my hair isn't dry or crazy staticky but looks shiny and has great body.
This is the best smelling soap/shampoo ever. It actually lasts too. I was also impressed with the service overall with this company. Received my shipment fast and nicely packaged.
I adore this bar! I use it as a shampoo (needing it only every 2-3 days) and as a body cleanser. The smell is wonderful. I adore all the bars I have tried, but this one is definitely my favorite!
I have tried almost all the bars, and this is my favorite- but I sure love Latte Brunette, and China Silk, and... Your bars are amazing, as are the rest of your products. I am addicted! Thank you for making these great products!
I've done no-poo, some-poo and then decided to use these bars after a review on Keeper of the Home. This bar is fantastic. I ran out of my last order of bars and had to use the leftover "natural" liquid shampoo in my bathroom. My hair was awful. When I got my next order of Apple Valley Soap, (which was so nicely packaged, by the way) I decided to use this Lavender Buttermilk bar first because it smells so good! My hair was back to normal after one very thorough shampoo. Beautiful bar! I'm so happy I was told about these wonderful soap bars and this wonderful company I can trust!
While I love all the bars, lavendar buttermilk has a scent which is fresh and calming without being overly floral. I always receive compliments when I use this soap. I have long, wavy brunette hair, I feel like the buttermilk keeps it smooth and shiny.
I just love this bar! The smell fills my bathroom. It lathers up nicely for body and hair. I don't notice any drying or frizziness, even with my super thick, dryness-prone mane (and wavy to boot). The only downside is that I take longer showers!
I LOVE this bar! The scent is extraordinary and reminds me of the time I lived amongst the lavender fields of southern France! Tres bien! :)
This is one of my favorite soaps ever, I use it as a regular soap rather than shampoo bar the scent is something special it doesn't smell herbally is rather comforting and I would always buy it just by the beautiful aroma
Love this soap. I use it on my face and it leaves my skin feeling so soft.