Lavender - Latest articles

A tasty treat: recipe for honey and lavender macaroons

A tasty treat: recipe for honey and lavender macaroons

With a crunchy outside and melting middle, macaroons are a guaranteed hit... Fancy a sweet treat with all the flavours of the south? L’Occitane presents its honey and lavender recipe!
25-02-2016 12:11:00
3 recipes for a good healthy start to the year

3 recipes for a good healthy start to the year

If there is a good resolution that you should stick to, it is to take more care of yourself, and one way to do so is by enjoying small healthy dishes. Discover our 3 balanced and delicious recipe ideas to start the year off lightly.
07-01-2016 17:31:00
5 Tips for Enjoying a Relaxing Bath

5 Tips for Enjoying a Relaxing Bath

An ancestral beauty ritual, the bath is a moment of soothing comfort, perfect for reconnecting with yourself. L'Occitane shares the five essential steps to follow, from the preparation to getting out, to fully savor this moment of pure relaxation!
08-09-2015 12:24:00
Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

The star of the summer, ice-cream refreshes the palette of all gourmets throughout the season. A little treat that master ice-cream maker Olivier Perrière adapts across more than 70 flavors, including this delicious traditional recipe with a scent of the South, that spotlights Provence’s ubiquitous “blue gold.”
28-07-2015 15:17:00

"Femme Lavande" an Intoxicating Exhibition by Jean-François Mutzig

Fascinated by life’s rare moments, the photographer Jean-François Mutzig has immortalized the many tourists strolling on the Valensole plateau during the summer season, with an exhibition entitled "Femme Lavande” or “Lavender Woman”.
22-05-2015 16:52:00
Five Resolutions for 2015!

Five Resolutions for 2015!

New Year is fast approaching, along with the resolutions that go with it! This year, Provence inspires us like a promise issued to a wonderful region.
29-12-2014 17:34:00
Manufactured in Provence

Manufactured in Provence

Nestled inside their pretty yellow boutiques, L'Occitane products can be found in every corner of the planet. Yet they are indeed Manufactured in Provence! Come behind the scenes of your favorite cosmetics company, inspired by this sublime region.
10-12-2014 14:48:00
Christmas Wish List 2014: Gift Ideas from L'OCCITANE

Christmas Wish List 2014: Gift Ideas from L'OCCITANE

With Christmas fast approaching, the countdown has begun! Hand cream, body scrub, a scented candle, boots, a cocktail dress, and a bow tie for the gentlemen... L'OCCITANE presents its gift ideas for a winning Christmas. Now it’s just up to you to choose!
17-11-2014 10:48:00
Fall 2014: L'Occitane Wish List!

Fall 2014: L'Occitane Wish List!

Vacation soon over? Schoolbag, folders, pencil case, soaps, hand cream... L'Occitane has thought of everything to pamper you! The proof, here are some ideas for a stylish return to school for every member of the family.
01-09-2014 9:14:00
Research Advances on Protecting Lavender!

Research Advances on Protecting Lavender!

Threatened by leafhoppers, lavender is experimenting with new forms of combat against these small insects responsible for its decline.
05-06-2014 10:12:00
L’OCCITANE committed to Protecting the Environment

L’OCCITANE committed to Protecting the Environment

Since its creation in 1976, L’OCCITANE has been committed to environmental protection. Combining respect, authenticity and pleasure, here’s a glimpse of our social and environmental responsibility policy.
17-04-2014 14:11:00
What Happens to Lavender in Winter?

What Happens to Lavender in Winter?

Nicknamed “Blue Gold” because of its color, lavender has been growing naturally in Provence for 2,000 years. Fragrant, covered in flowers and ubiquitous throughout Provence landscapes during the summer, it also adapts perfectly to the winter, a period during which it patiently waits for the next period of summer flowering...
10-02-2014 13:08:00
Lavender, a Natural Heritage to Protect, L'OCCITANE is committed...

Lavender, a Natural Heritage to Protect, L'OCCITANE is committed...

Provence cannot be dissociated from lavender, which dresses with its blue-violet tones the hills and mountains of the region. It’s a precious natural, cultural and economic gem that could well disappear. L'OCCITANE is committed to its preservation. Here’s why.
10-09-2013 16:30:00
The Exhibition “100 Years of History of Lavender” in Forcalquier

The Exhibition “100 Years of History of Lavender” in Forcalquier

The lavender distillation specialist Emmanuel Dalla Favera presents his collection in an exhibition taking place inside the Cordeliers Convent in Forcalquier until August 25.
20-08-2013 12:00:00
Exhibition The Blue Gold Under Threat

Exhibition The Blue Gold Under Threat

Until 31 Aug 2013, the L’Occitane Museum in Manosque presents the work of photographer José Nicolas around lavender. A series of snapshots that pays tribute to the lavender industry of Provence, which is rallying to save this “blue gold,” today in decline.
01-08-2013 14:06:00
A Walk in Provence with Christophe Delahaye

A Walk in Provence with Christophe Delahaye

Around the village of Lurs, this mountain guide takes you on moving and authentic hikes, and this with humor and passion for an unforgettable souvenir.
07-04-2013 17:40:00
The Salagon Gardens in Haute Provence

The Salagon Gardens in Haute Provence

Multiple and luxuriant, an exceptional place, enchanting and restful near Forcalquier.
05-09-2012 9:56:00
The Lavender Harvest with Marguerite Blanc

The Lavender Harvest with Marguerite Blanc

In Ferrassières, right near Sault, Marguerite Blanc maintains a family tradition that has been handed down from father to son (and from mother to daughter): the lavender harvest.
27-08-2012 12:14:00
The Art of Distillation in Provence

The Art of Distillation in Provence

In Nyons, the Bleu Provence Distillery extracts the nectar from herbs and flowers, delicately collecting their essential oils, the necessary ingredients for producing perfumes and cosmetics. We met with Philippe Soguel, an expert distiller, educator and a lover of Provence, to learn about his passion.
22-08-2012 10:36:00
The Blue Gold of Provence

The Blue Gold of Provence

Lavender, the plant that symbolizes Provence, has an intimate relationship with the region. Ever-present to the eye from June to September when it flowers, the little blue spikes possess a strong emotional charge.
12-10-2011 15:52:00
Lazing Around at the Hameau de Pivochet

Lazing Around at the Hameau de Pivochet

Nestled in the middle of the Luberon Natural Park, between the villages of Apt and Manosque, the Hameau Pivochet is an ideal haven to take a break. Combining old stones with a sober décor, it’s all the charm of Provence in action…
06-09-2011 16:29:00