Time to Relax

Time to RelaxLoccitane

When I go to bed, I really enjoy being relaxed, especially after a tough day at work or some intense traveling. Sometimes my mind just drifts away and my head is filled with thoughts or things I need to do. Then, I love to use some of the L’Occitane Aromacholgie iconproducts that truly work their magic when it comes to relaxation. It’s like having a spa treatment at home.


Relaxing Pillow Mist icon
Made with essential oils, this mist can be sprayed in your bedroom or on your pillow to create a calming atmosphere that promotes relaxation and well-being. 100% natural scent with proven soothing effectiveness.
CHF 25.00 (100ml)


Relaxing Massage Body Oil icon
This rich massage oil helps to relax the senses and ease away tensions. Made with sweet almond oil from Provence, it leaves skin supple and satiny.
CHF 36.00 (100ml)

Relax PochettesRelaxing Perfumed Sachets icon
Filled with dried lavender and beads scented with essential oils, these sachets release a relaxing fragrance, making them ideal for bedtime.
CHF 20.00 (2 x 25g)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Occitane

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

Say Hello to Softer Feet


Have a look at my favourite foot care products to survive the cold winter months and to get you sandal ready for summer.


With the help of botanical extracts, plus vitamins and emollients, this product works wonders. A non-greasy spa massage for home that moisturizes your feet perfectly. For all who have barely time to get a pedicure. (Can also be used on hands).
CHF 39.90 (125 ml)

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This foot treament is a real favourite of mine. It intensively moisturizes and nourishes even the driest skin of feet, it helps to prevent rough and horny skin. You will see visible results already after one week of use.
CHF 19.90 (100ml)


If you’re looking for a foot lotion that you can actually feel working, then this is the one for you. With a mix of almond milk, shea butter and purifying mint essential oil, tired toes are reawakened with a tingly feeling.
Thanks to its powdery finish, you can quickly put your shoes on.
CHF 14.- (50ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the brands
Fur scarf by Gabriele Frantzen

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

L’ Occitane – A Brand of Milk and Honey


Many Marseille locals love their panoramic view of the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica that majestically reigns over the Provençal city. But it is more than just a religious monument, it’s a participant in the life of the city: the inhabitants refer to it in everyday language as “La Bonne Mère”, or the “Good Mother” which is an expression of surprise, relief and joy. It is synomynous for the love of a mother and confers to the Virgin Mary.
L’Occitane, founded by Olivier Baussan in 1976 with the purpose to celebrate and preserve the traditions of his native Provence, continues with the traditions of soap masters with a tribute to the “Good Mother” through its Bonne Mère line of soaps and body products which are all-natural, hypoallergenic, made with a pure plant base and lightly scented. The only question you have to answer is if you prefer milk or honey?

L'Occitane Bonne Mère 4Savon de Marseille 100g (CHF 6.-)

Bonne Mère L'OccitaneDouceur de Douche – Gentle Shower Gel – 600ml (CHF 24.-)

Bonne Mère L'Occitane 2Crème Lavante Mains – Creamy Hand Wash – 300ml (CHF 16.-)

Bonne Mère L'Occitane 3

Crème Douceur – Gentle Cream – 75ml (CHF 22.-)


I love the retro-feel of the packaging that looks adorable on display. Transform your bathroom in a land of milk and honey.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Occitane and © Sandra Bauknecht