L'Occitane en 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. L'OCCITANE works directly with over 140 producers and 10,000 pickers - from the Immortelle fields of Corsica to the lavender fields of Provence - to ensure that the ingredients used are of the highest quality and sourced as sustainably as possible.