ICONIC SHEA BUTTER

ICONIC SHEA BUTTER

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The wax prints: a way of saying "thank you"

African wax prints are traditional fabrics, which are often worn for celebrations. They feature motifs and colours that form a metaphorical language. They are a means of communication, telling of the patterns of women's lives. 

Limited Edition Shea Butter

Discover our best-sellers dressed in wax prints to honor the women of Burkina Faso

SHEA BUTTER & VIOLET

SHEA BUTTER & VIOLET

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In 1982, the Burkinabe women made a convincing impression on Olivier Baussan, through their know-how related to shea butter and the multiple uses of an exceptional ingredient.

Today, there are more than 17,000 Burkinabe women producing 700 tons of shea butter each year for L’Occitane.

Limited Edition Shea Butter & Violet

Protect and nourish your skin with the blend of comforting shea butter and powdery scent of violet.

THE SHEA BUTTER ADVENTURE

THE SHEA BUTTER ADVENTURE

The story of a meeting

This is the true story of a meeting between Olivier Baussan
and the women of Burkina Faso. Harvesting shea is the story of women, who hands down the secrets of its transformation from Mother to daughter. 

In 1980, L'Occitane places its first order, a mutually beneficial
partnership is forged.



THE GOLD OF BURKINA FASO'S WOMEN

THE GOLD OF BURKINA FASO'S WOMEN

L'Occitane en Provence uses shea butter harvested in sustainable, fair-trade partnership with women in Burkina Faso that has been lasting for more than 25 years now.

L'Occitane founder Olivier Baussan and his team discuss the benefits of shea butter having an impact beyond its use for creams, soaps, oils, and milks

40 YEARS OF TRUE STORIES

40 YEARS OF TRUE STORIES

The Iconic Shea Butter

The Shea tree is central to the health and beauty routine of women in Burkina Faso. When entrepreneur Olivier Baussan first encountered the Tree in the 1980s, he was immediately inspired by the exceptional Shea fruits.

Since then, L'Occitane has been committed to a fair-trade partnership with the women of Burkina Faso who make Shea butter.