L’Occitane Shea Butter & Honey Collection


L’Occitane is famous for its shea butter that is harvested by hand in Burkina Faso – Africa, before being made into creams, lotions, soaps and other products at the brand’s factory in Provence. Also known as “women’s gold”, shea butter has been used for ages as a natural beauty balm because it moisturizes, soothes and protects the skin. Now available are some fabulous limited editions. The packaging is the cutest with little bear and honey bee drawings.


Shea Honey Whipped Body Cream
Give into sweet temptation with the Honey Whipped Body Cream, which combines the nourishing powers of shea butter with the delicious scent of honey. The unique formula has a light, soufflé-like texture which feels incredibly soft to touch, leaving the skin silky and smooth. 
CHF 31.- (125ml)

Shea Honey Hand Cream
This sweetly fragranced easy to use hand cream is highly concentrated with shea butter to help protect, nourish and soften your hands. Hands recover softness and comfort immediately.
CHF 10.- (30ml)

The limited edition shea butter and honey collection also includes a foaming shower gel (CHF 21.- / 250ml) and a balm (CHF 10.- / 8ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Occitane and © Sandra Bauknecht

L’Occitane Shea Butter Fortune Flowers


This October sees the launch of L’Occitane‘s extremely beautiful limited edition Shea Butter Fortune Flowers collection. The colourful range was inspired by two West African traditions: Basket weaving and storytelling. Decorated with striking motifs that evoke the baskets woven by women, the collection captures the delicate scents of “fortune flowers” whose qualities are praised in popular folklore.

Solidarity Soap

Generosity is another African tradition – so it made perfect sense to include a fund-raising soap in this collection. All profits from the sale of this product – sales price in store minus taxes, transport and production costs – will go towards fighting preventable blindness in developing countries.

L'occitane shea butter fortune flowers

The limited editions come in three new scents to captivate the senses:
ROSE PETALS: Evokes the sweet floral notes of rose with a hint of the sugar-coated scent of candied almonds.
DATE BOUQUET: Recalls the mouth-watering essence of this deliciously sweet fruit.
MANGO FLOWER: Reveals a full and zesty aroma – the olfactory signature of the wide open spaces of Burkina Faso.

HAND CREAM (Rose Petals, Mango Flowers, Date Boutique) 30ml (CHF 10.-)
ULTRA RICH BODY CREAM (Rose Petals, Mango Flowers, Date Boutique) 100ml (CHF 31.-)
LIP BALM (Rose Petals, Mango Flowers, Date Boutique) 15ml (CHF 15.50)
SOLIDARITY SOAP (Rose Petals) 50g (CHF 2.50)
Available Mid October 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Occitane and © Sandra Bauknecht