It all began in the markets of Provence, in the South of France. With nothing but an alembic, a small truck and a solid knowledge of plants, a 23 year old Olivier Baussan began distilling rosemary essential oil to sell locally. He expanded his production taking inspiration from the land he grew up on, to bring natural beauty to homes across the world.
Today, capturing the warmth and authenticity of Provence, L’OCCITANE brings you the magic of unique skincare, bodycare and fragrance made of the finest and most effective ingredients, sustainably sourced.
Authenticity & Sensorality
Our products use high-quality, traceable, natural ingredients: Over 300 ingredients of plant origin. Over 40 organic and AOC labeled ingredients. Each collection tells an ingredient story, helping perpetuate tradition. Provençal harvests & sustainable development. Forgotten or threatened traditional cultivations.
Experiences that capture Mediterranean beauty, scents, light, textures and colours. Products that stimulate your senses, warm your heart and soothe your soul. Stories that spark your imagination just like a classic Mediterranean tale.
We strive to limit the environmental impact of our activity: ISO 14001 Certification Commitment to protect the natural heritage of the Mediterranean Preservation of lavender.
Our L'OCCITANE Foundation
15,000 Women have been supported L’OCCITANE has been working in partnership with women’s cooperatives in Burkina Faso where all our SHEA BUTTER is directly sourced. In 1980, there were fewer than 100 women. More than 15,000 women have benefited from the help of the Foundation and its NGO partners who promote literacy and entrepreneurship. This partnership has been recognised by the United Nations and is at the heart of our core values.