A beauty house from Provence
It all began in the markets of Provence. With nothing but an alembic, a small truck and a solid knowledge of plants, a 23-year-old named Olivier Baussan began distilling rosemary essential oil to sell locally. He expanded his production from oils to soaps to creams, taking inspiration from the land he grew up on to bring natural beauty to homes across the world.
Committed to doing better
Since 1976, L’OCCITANE has been committed to revealing and protecting the richness of our lands. We do this in 6 ways — by respecting their biodiversity, by supporting their local producers and communities, by fighting against polluting them, by empowering their woman and by promoting their craftsmanship.
Natural ingredients sourced sustainably
L'OCCITANE works directly with over 130 French farmers and 10.000 pickers - from the immortelle fields of Corsica to the lavender fields of Provence - to ensure that the ingredients we use are of the highest quality and sourced as sustainably as possible.