Lavender – AOC Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia


Lavender is a shrub of 20 to 60 cm belonging to the Lamiaceae family. The term of controlled origin [appellation d’origine contrôlée] is only granted to the purest lavender which grows at an altitude of more than 800 m in Haute-Provence. The cultivation of these plants conforms to very strict specifications.


Since the 18th century, lavender water has been used in baths to calm and relax. Placed under the pillow, it ensures a restful sleep. Rubbing the leaves over the skin is said to be efficient against insect bites.


The essential oil is obtained by hydrodistillation of the airy part and possesses astringent, antiseptic and relaxing properties. It purifies the skin, encourages regulation of sebum production and helps in obtaining a more uniform, clearer skin.


In Provence, it is fine lavender which produces the best AOC essential oil. On French territory, the lavender plantations of Haute-Provence are the only ones to benefit from this quality label. In order to make the best products, L’Occitane is supplied by several cooperatives situated around Sault.


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