OUR ALMOND INGREDIENT

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For L’OCCITANE en Provence, it’s not just important to create products that delight the senses; it’s also important to have commitments. So, as it developed its iconic Almond range, it was proud to get involved in the reintroduction of almond trees into Provence.

In 1956, an exceptionally harsh winter ravaged the French countryside, including the region of Provence, damaging many almond trees. They were consequently abandoned in favour of more profitable crops. On the initiative of a few farmers families, among which the Jaubert brothers who worked as lavender growers on the Valensole plateau, almond trees were replanted in Provence. Once again, they could become part of the Provençal landscape.

"I have a special bond with almonds because my parents and grandparents already grew them. I’m happy to follow in their footsteps and perpetuate this family tradition which I also hope to pass on."

Almonds in Provence

After the snow, comes the white flower: the almond tree is the first tree to bloom in Provence at the very beginning of spring, in February.

It announces the rebirth of nature. One tree produces 8 kilograms of almonds each year, which gives 1 litre of oil! Almond flowers are a great source of nectar and pollen for the bees, which in return are crucial to pollinate the flowers and make them become almonds. 300 beehives are hosted in the middle of Jean-Pierre Jaubert’s almond trees.

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An ingredient in all forms

Sweet Almond Nut Shell, Almond Oil, Crushed Almond Shells, Cleanses, Exfoliates, Delicate Fragrance of Almond Tree Flowers Sweet Almond Nut Shell, Almond Oil, Crushed Almond Shells, Cleanses, Exfoliates, Delicate Fragrance of Almond Tree Flowers

SWEET ALMOND NUT SHELL

SWEET ALMOND OIL

Milk of Sweet Almond, Almond Milk Concentrate, Non-greasy, Fast Absorbing, Hydrating, Improves Suppleness, Firms the skin. Milk of Sweet Almond, Almond Milk Concentrate, Non-greasy, Fast Absorbing, Hydrating, Improves Suppleness, Firms the skin.

MILK OF SWEET ALMOND

A true treasure of nature and rich in vitamins, it moisturises, nourishes and softens amongst it’s many benefits - sweet almond oil is wonderful for taking care of us from head to toe. At L'OCCITANE, we use Almond in all its textures, oil, butter, crushed cockles, protein and milk. This allows us to recover all the benefits and all the textures of this gourmet ingredient! 

From Almond Protein which firm and smooths the hair fibers, boosting shine to Almond body butter that hydrates and nourish with it’s creamy texture.

Harvesting Almonds With L'OCCITANE