Verbena is a shrub that is typical of the Mediterranean basin. People from the south of France are very familiar with this plant.
In June, as baskets are filled with the freshly harvested green leaves, the markets in Provence are heavy with the scent of Verbena. Its fresh, lemony fragrance is carried for miles around.
When summer arrives and the weather gets hotter, verbena leaves are used for herbal iced teas or tangy sorbets.
This refreshing sensation is at the heart of the verbena collection – a vibrant, radiant range to revive both the body and mind!
L’OCCITANE sources its verbena from Albrecht Von Keyserlingk, a distiller of aromatic plants, in Corsica. In the Costa Verde, he makes a range of products using verbena: essential oils, macerated oils and floral waters. "It is the finest, most subtle lemony nuance there could be. A delicious and volatile freshness."
Verbena grows naturally on Ecocert-certified organic plots. For Albrecht, there are 2 verbena harvests each year - one at the beginning of summer, the other in early autumn.
Did you know ?
Verbena, also known as "enchantment", was a favorite plant with magicians – who used it to make love potions. Verbena is considered a universal remedy, hence why it is also called the "cure-all" herb.