Lavender was one of the first flowers distilled by Olivier Baussan, the founder of L'OCCITANE. Known in Provence as "blue gold," this plant is an aromatic tribute to the south of France. It is the fragrant soul of the region, the fruit of respectful labor.

L'OCCITANE uses lavender that is sourced from farmers’ cooperatives in Haute-Provence. Our complete collection of Lavender products includes personal and home fragrances as well as bath and body care to offer moments of relaxation and well-being.


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About P.D.O. Lavender

When traveling through the Provencal region of France rolling fields of lavender are a common sight. Essential oils extracted from the lavender flowers in Haute-Provence are distilled to produce some of our favorite organic L'OCCITANE products. Our lavender bath, body care and home products provide relaxing aromas through natural ingredients.

Since 1981, lavender producers from Haute-Provence have obtained a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) quality label for their lavender essential oil. This label identifies a very high quality production. L’OCCITANE only uses PDO Lavender essential oil. To obtain the PDO label, essential oil must come up to very strict standards

5 Tips for Enjoying a Relaxing Bath

5 Tips for Enjoying a Relaxing Bath

An ancestral beauty ritual, the bath is a moment of soothing comfort, perfect for reconnecting with yourself. L'Occitane shares the five essential steps to follow, from the preparation to getting out, to fully savor this moment of pure relaxation!
Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

The star of the summer, ice-cream refreshes the palette of all gourmets throughout the season. A little treat that master ice-cream maker Olivier Perrière adapts across more than 70 flavors, including this delicious traditional recipe with a scent of the South, that spotlights Provence’s ubiquitous “blue gold.”

"Femme Lavande" an Intoxicating Exhibition by Jean-François Mutzig

Fascinated by life’s rare moments, the photographer Jean-François Mutzig has immortalized the many tourists strolling on the Valensole plateau during the summer season, with an exhibition entitled "Femme Lavande” or “Lavender Woman”.