Log in to add/view your saved preferences.


The Benefits of French Lavender

Discover the many benefits of the French lavender* plant! Some 2,000 years ago, it arrived in Provence with the Romans. French lavender now thrives in the region's hot, dry climate and is appreciated for its soothing and healing properties. Moreover, growing lavender has also become an essential element of the Provençal landscape and economy. Renowned for its beautiful lavender scent and numerous benefits, this plant has been used for therapeutic purposes for centuries.
Having entered into the composition of our products, lavender has remained a very dear ingredient to L'OCCITANE.

Lavender is part of our DNA

Lavender has been part of the L’Occitane DNA for decades. We've been harnessing its benefits, using only fine lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, as it yields the very best essential oil. This lavender oil is protected by the PDO label – a guarantee of quality and traceability.

Its Properties

We use lavender for its relaxing properties and exquisite scent in our body care products, which include our much-loved Foaming Bath and Eau de Cologne. Being part of a complex of different essential oils, lavender is also used as a key ingredient in some of our Aromachologie products.

Many Lavender flowers for few essential oil

Distillation is carried out just after harvesting. 1 ton of lavender flowers yields 8 kg of essential oil.

A L'Occitane Heritage

The first lavender harvest reserved for L'OCCITANE took place in 1977.

Lavender growing conditions

Fine lavender grows at an altitude of anything from 600 to 1,700 metres!

What is the Blue Gold week?

How L'Occitane contribute to protect Lavender?

JEROME BOENLE– in his own words

*L’OCCITANE sources its supplies from cooperatives in Provence and the Bleu Provence distillery, and has established a multi-year partnership with the local supply chain, in order to guarantee minimum prices and volumes. In 2016, L’OCCITANE renewed its contracts for an additional four-year period, thus helping to maintain the cultivation of fine lavender on the plateau of Haute-Provence.

Lavender Collection


It’s your lucky day! Sign up today to receive insider offers and RM10 off your first purchase of RM100 or more.

"discounts": {}
What can I use my points for?

RM1 = 1 point

300 points = RM15

600 points = RM50

999 points = RM100

1600 points = RM200

2,200 points = RM300

3,500 points = RM520


We've sent you an email with a link to update your password.

Create account

Reset your password

We will send you an email to reset your password.