From their first meeting on the lush tropical island of Réunion, to owning a farm amid the rolling hills of Provence, Philippe and Magalie Mary have lived a storied life together. Their shared passion for sustainable farming and Provençal herbs led the couple to cultivate their crop.
A while after meeting Philippe Soguel, Manager of Distillerie Bleu Provence, he put the couple in touch with L'Occitane and asked if they'd be interested in planting verbena. Philippe Soguel has been working with L'OCCITANE for many years, their relationship is based on trust and transparency. They were delighted by the opportunity and excited at the chance to grow not only something new but also a quality ingredient. Magalie explains that they felt “our personalities and values would match" and that it was “not only a business venture but also a human adventure between L'Occitane teams and us.”
L'OCCITANE Verbena is formulated with the most pure and concentrated Organic Verbena extract from Provence grown on Ecocert-certified plots. The harvest begins just before the Verbena blooms, from May to mid-July. Verbena leaves are hand-picked and immediately steam distillated. Our Verbena ranges contain invigorating and soothing Organic Verbena extract, formulated to give a burst of freshness and revive the body, mind and spirit.
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