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 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!
Under threat from drought-like conditions and disease-carrying insects, lavender is in decline. Since 2012, L'OCCITANE has been supporting French research institutes in their efforts to find ecological solutions to save lavender. To contribute to the local economy, we source all our lavender exclusively from cooperatives in the south of France. L'OCCITANE have also been trying to reduce waste as much as possible by selling eco-refills onsite to support lavender protection. Lastly, we want to ensure the welfare of our producers, we pride their expertise and craftsmanship.
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