Essential oils are particularly suitable for use in hair care products such as L'OCCITANE'S Aromachologie range of shampoos, conditioners, and protection masks. Essential oils capture the highest concentration of a plant's benefits, allowing our products to penetrate well, work fast, and have an excellent capacity to carry natural nutrients to the hair that are essential for its vitality.

L'OCCITANE captures the essence of its ingredients with the use their essential oils.

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Distillation Process of Our Essential Oils

In the mysterious process of distillation, when the heat extracts the essence of plants, we renew our link with nature. The pure oil allows the body and mind to rediscover harmony and well-being. Essential oil is extracted from plants through steam distillation, or expression, in the case of citrus fruits. In steam distillation, the plant material is heated by steam and the oils are extracted, drop by drop, as the liquid cools. In expression, the rind or zest of citrus fruit is scratched and pressed. The resulting liquid is left to separate so that the essential oil can be collected.

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Aromachology, Aromatherapy, The Power of Plants

Aromachology, Aromatherapy, The Power of Plants

Essential oils are at the heart of aromachology and aromatherapy. Tachka Sofer, a specialist in ethnobotany and unstoppable on the benefits of plants, decrypts these traditional disciplines for you.
8/4/2014 6:38:00 PM
The First Essential Oil

The First Essential Oil

Everyone thinks it must be lavender, emblem of Provence, that Olivier Baussan, the founder of L’Occitane, distilled first. In fact it’s rosemary. Let’s look back on this crucial moment.
4/17/2014 5:49:00 PM
Five Essential Oils: A Repairing Complex

Five Essential Oils: A Repairing Complex

Extracts of plants by distillation, essential oils are known for being genuine concentrations of nature’s benefits. In Provence, the essential oils obtained present soothing, stimulating and refreshing benefits. Let’s discover the five plants contained in L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo: Angelica, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Ylang-Ylang and Geranium.
8/12/2013 4:33:00 PM