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Fall 2014: L'Occitane Wish List!

Fall 2014: L'Occitane Wish List!

Vacation soon over? Schoolbag, folders, pencil case, soaps, hand cream... L'Occitane has thought of everything to pamper you! The proof, here are some ideas for a stylish return to school for every member of the family.
9/1/2014
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
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
The Art of Distillation in Provence

The Art of Distillation in Provence

In Nyons, the Bleu Provence Distillery extracts the nectar from herbs and flowers, delicately collecting their essential oils, the necessary ingredients for producing perfumes and cosmetics. We met with Philippe Soguel, an expert distiller, educator and a lover of Provence, to learn about his passion.
8/22/2012