Lavender has been part of the L’Occitane DNA for decades. We've been harnessing its benefits, using only fine lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, that produces the very best essential oil. This lavender oil is protected by the PDO label – a guarantee of quality and traceability.
We use lavender for its relaxing properties and exquisite scent in our body care products, which includes our much-loved Foaming Bath and Eau de Cologne. As part of a complex of different essential oils, lavender is also used as a key ingredient in some of our Aromachologie products.
Distillation is carried out just after harvesting. 1 ton of lavender flowers yields 8 kg of essential oil.
The first lavender harvest reserved for L'OCCITANE took place in 1977.
Fine lavender grows at an altitude of anything from 600 to 1,700 metres.
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