The Women Of Burkina Faso


A Blooming Tradition: Shea trees’ green leaves hide a secret women from Burkina Faso have treasured for centuries: an overall beautifying butter which they proudly harvest and use. Inspired by these women’s determination and traditions, L’OCCITANE has been working hand in hand with them for 35 years. To make their talent shine, L’OCCITANE and its Foundation will launch a new Shea Butter Apricot Balm for Women’s Day in 2018 and whose profits* will benefit to these thousands of Burkinabe women. A new balm is designed to commemorate feminine talent and leadership.

1 Solidarity Balm = Support Towards
The Talent and Leadership of Burkinabe Women

Solidarity Balm

L’OCCITANE’s 2018 Solidarity Balm* combines the richness of African soil and the fragrant atmosphere of South of France vergers.

Pure Shea butter meets the velvety perfume of apricot in an explosion for the senses. Our 2018 Solidarity Balm is an all purpose beauty balm for your lips, hair and body that leaves your skin soft and supple. It's vibrant tin box ornates with a traditional Wax fabric print, whose colours blaze like the African sun. 

*100% of the profilts** donated to The L'OCCITANE Foundation.
***Sales price in store minus taxes, transport and production costs

Making Women Shine...

The L’OCCITANE Foundation wishes to give Burkinabe women an extra boost so they can let their talent shine through. The program for Women’s Leadership in Burkina Faso is here for them to make their professional dreams come true. All funds gathered by the sales of the Solidarity Balm will be devoted to their ambitions by focusing on three key goals:

1 - Writing a better future

L’OCCITANE has helped more than 10.000 women to learn how to read and write since 2008. It also supports the education of 450 girls for four years at secondary school.

2 - Boosting ambitions

L’OCCITANE has allowed 8000 women to benefit from micro-credit since 2009.

3- Revealing leadership

L’OCCITANE launched in 2016 the “L’OCCITANE pour Elles” program to boost entrepreneurs women’s actions and scale up their business.