Shea Butter

Protection from the Elements - L'OCCITANE

Protection from the Elements

Shea trees dot the landscape in Burkina Faso, where hot winds blow sand and dust daily across the Savannah. To protect their skin from the harsh conditions, women have used shea butter for generations. Organized into cooperatives, they use traditional methods to harvest and extract the butter.

Traceability

Ethical Sourcing - L'OCCITANE

Ethical Sourcing

L’OCCITANE set up a joint-development program with the women of Burkina Faso. "Thanks to the incredible success of our Shea Butter range, which is known and loved throughout the world, the number of women producing shea butter for L'OCCITANE has gone from less than 100 to over 15,000 today!" Olivier Baussan, founder of L’OCCITANE.
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