the woman from Occitania

A line of natural products from the Provence region in the south of France, famous for it's rolling hills, richly scented lavender fields, lush olive groves and supurb vineyards.

L'Occitane is popluar for richly blended creams and soaps, that are loaded with the natural goodness found in honey, shea, lavender or verbena. Creams feel as rich as they smell and many winter chaps and cracks are soothed by their 100% pure shea butter.
  • L'Occitane was founded in 1976.
  • The first L'Occitane product was 100% natural rosemary essential oil.
  • All products are labelled in Braille as well as print.
  • All the Shea comes from a fair trade aggreement with a woman's cooperative in Burkina Faso.
  • No products are tested on animals.

from the L'Occitane website :
The sun smiles on Provence
With its roots in Provence, L’OCCITANE shares the colors, scents and traditions of the south of France with the world. As the company continues to grow, L’OCCITANE remains committed to its core values of Sensorality, Authenticity and Respect.

The generous Provençale climate and soil yield an exceptional variety of fragrant plants with unique properties. Olivier’s objective was to revive their use, preserve local customs and update traditional products. Stimlulated by local folklore and history, Olivier developed products that represent the Provençale land and people. Behind each of L’OCCITANE’s inspirations is “A True Story.”

Reviving traditions is only part of the L’OCCITANE philosophy. Respect for the environment, consumers, suppliers and employees is ingrained in every aspect of the company. This respect has led to L’OCCITANE’s partnership with local producers all over the Mediterranean Region - these farmers families and cooperatives harvest precious ingredients, such as lavender, honey, neroli flowers and organic verbena.

visit the official L'Occitane website