No matter the type of waste, there is always a way! We have put together some DIY activities for you try at home this weekend... 

At L’OCCITANE, as part of our commitments, we are implementing more and more packaging that can be recycled. As well as this, we are actively using eco-refills. We are committed to transforming packaging that is harder to recycle into something useful. You probably do your best to recycle and reuse already, but have you tried upcycling? Upcycling is a creative way to reduce waste and reuse your packaging at home.

Store your beauty materials

When your L’OCCITANE scented candle is finished, remove the rest of the wax and the wick. The pretty jar can then be used to store your cotton pads, cotton buds or even accessories, like hair grips, rings and earrings!

Housing plants

Transform your L’OCCITANE jars into stylish little plant pots! Just clean the pot, put a little compost in and add one of your most beautiful plants to the mix. A great idea to decorate your bathroom or living area.

Creating a vase

The decor ideas from our packaging are endless… Simply place string around your empty shower gel bottle and create a beautiful hanging vase; you can either keep the colour of your empty bottle or paint it with a colour of your choice!

Creating a candle holder

Many of our pots of face cream are made of glass and of course, they can be recycled. But it would be a shame to see them go to waste once your cream is finished. Why not make a candle holder? All you need is pot, some wire to create a handle and a tea light candle!

Kitchen storage

Once your L’OCCITANE face cream pots are finished, clean the jar out properly and use it to store your aromatics, spices, nuts and even small fruits like cherries and tomatoes... It will fit perfectly for your kitchen storage!

Reuse & Reduce

Once your plastic packaging is empty, please try to reuse… You can either purchase our eco-refills to restore your product or you can use your empties for when you travel. Simply use our packaging to put your favourite products in for when you take that weekend break!

Products To Reuse

L'OCCITANE Recycling Programme

Recycling Programme


Respect for the environment is at the heart of L’OCCITANE, that’s why we’ve partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a collection and recycling programme for our customers to be able to simply recycle their empties at any of the L’OCCITANE boutiques.