OUR LAVENDER INGREDIENT
Lavender has been part of the L’Occitane DNA for decades. We've been harnessing its benefits, using only fine lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, as it yields the very best essential oil. This lavender oil is protected by the PDO label – a guarantee of quality and traceability. L’OCCITANE sources its supplies from cooperatives in Provence and the Bleu Provence distillery, and has established a multi-year partnership with a local supply chain to guarantee minimum prices and volumes.
Discover the many benefits of the French lavender* plant! Some 2,000 years ago, it arrived in Provence with the Romans. French lavender now thrives in the region's hot, dry climate and is appreciated for its soothing and healing properties. Moreover, growing lavender has also become an essential element of the Provençal landscape and economy. Renowned for its beautiful lavender scent and numerous benefits, this plant has been used for therapeutic purposes for centuries.
Having entered into the composition of our products, lavender has remained a very dear ingredient to L'OCCITANE.
Did You Know?
Lavender Essential Oil
Many Lavender flowers are used for essential oils. Distillation is carried out just after harvesting 1 ton of Lavender flowers yields produce 8kg of essential oil.
The L'OCCITANE Heritage
The first lavender harvest reserved for L'OCCITANE took place in 1977.
Lavender Growing Conditions
Fine lavender grows at an altitude of anything from 600 to 1,700 metres!
Reducing Waste - Our Lavender Refills
Meet Jerome Boenle, Lavender Producer
*L’OCCITANE sources its supplies from cooperatives in Provence and the Bleu Provence distillery, and has established a multi-year partnership with the local supply chain, in order to guarantee minimum prices and volumes. In 2016, L’OCCITANE renewed its contracts for an additional four-year period, thus helping to maintain the cultivation of fine lavender on the plateau of Haute-Provence.