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Lavender Fields Forever: See Where Beauty Brand L'Occitane Grows Its Goods

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Google Provence, a region in southeastern France, and you'll find endless photos of vibrant lavender landscapes and small villages nestled into rolling hills. You'll probably also come across at least one logo from the beauty brand L'Occitane en Provence, which is headquartered in the area.

The brand sources all of the lavender it uses in its products from Provence, which means that buying any one of their hand creams, bath soaks, or essentials oils in America is the same as buying it directly from a shop in France.

We were invited on a press trip this month to tour the brand's factory, located in Manosque, as well as their fields, for a firsthand look at where their main ingredients—lavender, almonds, immortelle, olives, and verbena—actually come from.

· L'Occitane en Provence [Official Site]