Celebrating YOU with L’Occitane

Beauty

I am so excited to start this month of giveaways with L’Occitane.  A brand I have used and loved for many years, L’Occitane stands for much of what I believe in – quality, caring, and community.

In 1976, 23-year-old Olivier Baussan with only an alembic and a small truck began steam distilling wild rosemary essential oil to sell at open-air markets in his native Provence, France. L'Occitane was named for the women of Occitania, an area that existed during the Middle Ages, spanning southern France, north-eastern Spain and northern Italy.  Using an old soap factory that was donated to him, Baussan expanded his production to include soaps and creams, taking inspiration from the land where he grew up.

The first L'Occitane factory and boutique opened in 1981; today L’Occitane is sold in over 90 countries across the globe. L’Occitane continues to develop and produce most of their products in Provence and strives to preserve traditional cultivation methods for many of their ingredients. L’Occitane does not conduct animal testing, and uses no animal product or by-product, except for beehive products. L'Occitane also develops most of its products and ingredients in line with the organic cosmetics specifications of Ecocert. L'Occitane invests heavily in research – they have their own state-of-the-art research lab in the heart of Haute-Provence, in Manosque. A team of 100 researchers works in 11 laboratories, focused on topics from molecular biology to plant extraction to analytical chemistry so we can keep raising the bar.  L’Occitane is very much in support of the global community they have built over the years; they try to give back through the L'OCCITANE Foundation, which was created in 2006. The two main initiatives of the Foundation support visual impairment around the world and economic emancipation for women in Burkina Faso. On top of that, L’Occitane employees participate in Foundation projects, from post-tsunami reconstruction in Japan to natural heritage in Provence.

This season, L’Occitane partnered with another favorite company of mine, Rifle Paper Co. for a limited-edition collection. Anna Bond, co-founder and Chief Creative Office of Rifle Paper Co., fell in love with stationery and developed a line of products featuring her hand-painted illustrations, with a look that is both modern and timeless. Launched in 2009 in Anna’s garage apartment, Rifle Paper Co. has grown to be a successful global brand with over 150 employees.  With all that growth, Rifle Paper Co. still strives, like L’Occitane to bring beauty to the everyday.  The Rifle Paper Co X L’Occitane collaboration is utterly charming, colorful, a gift to give or gift yourself. The packaging alone is a treat; I have one of the boxes from the collection in my office storing ticket stubs and mementoes from trips and shows. I’m thrilled to be offering one Wardrobe Oxygen reader a gift of pieces from the Rifle Paper Co. x L’Occitane Limited Edition collection.

This prize will include some of my very favorite items from L’Occitane:

  • L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream – If you haven’t tried L’Occitane’s hand cream you are missing out. It is one of the most luxurious yet hardworking beauty products I have ever owned.  Rich and thick (it’s 20% organic Shea Butter) yet quickly absorbed, it will make your hands feel like velvet, even after a brutally cold winter day. I keep a tube on my nightstand to apply before bedtime, and a mini tube in my purse. Many loved ones have received this hand cream as a gift over the years.
  • L’Occitane Shea Balm – These little tins are chock full of awesomeness. 100% natural origin, certified organic Shea Butter is produced in a fair trade agreement with cooperatives of women in Burkina Faso (West Africa). This beauty balm helps to protect, soften and nourish dry and dehydrated skin on your lips, elbows, knees, cuticles, and even hair. I’ve even used it under my nose when it has gotten raw from the sniffles or a frigid day outside.
  • L’Occitane Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil – Made with 30% Shea Oil, this product is heaven for your cuticles. The tube has a brush on the end, one gentle squeeze and you can easily apply the oil without any mess or waste. I have one in my purse and I keep one on my desk to care for my hands during the day. This stuff works so well I no longer have hangnails and it’s kept me from nibbling on my nails and cuticles!
  • Shea Butter One-Minute Hand Scrub – We exfoliate our face, we’ll exfoliate our knees or our elbows, but what about our hands? Exfoliation makes skin look younger, and be more receptive to absorbing moisture. Now in a convenient tube, this creamy scrub gently exfoliates, hydrates, and softens the skin without any mess.

I’m such a fan of L’Occitane, and have been a bit of a fan girl over partnering with them the past few months.  It makes me positively giddy that they wish to celebrate YOU with this amazing giveaway valued at over $150!

How to Enter:

Wardrobe Oxygen x L'Occitane Giveaway

120 Comments

  • Kerry February 11, 2018

    I’m a sucker for gorgeous packaging, and Rifle Paper’s designs are so beautiful! Thanks for offering this giveaway 🙂

  • Sarah K February 10, 2018

    Love these creams!

  • Karla February 10, 2018

    Great giveaway! This is one of my go-to sites for fashion tips.

  • Marti February 9, 2018

    I would love to try this product!

  • Laura February 9, 2018

    Hand cream. Between the cold dry Canadian winter and all.the.dishes (family of 6 and no dishwasher, except moi), I’m always looking for a nice hand cream.

  • Katie February 9, 2018

    I LOVE L’occitane! But sometimes forget to treat myself to a little luxury.

  • Karina February 9, 2018

    I haven’t tried any L’Occitane products but that nail and cuticle oil sounds amazing!

  • Caitlin February 8, 2018

    Gah! That all looks so beautiful! Have always wanted to try L’Occitane!

  • Colleen Manning February 8, 2018

    Love these products!

  • Lindsay February 7, 2018

    I love their hand cream, it really is the best!

  • Kris C. February 7, 2018

    My husband took the hint and got me an almond set for Christmas. Such a delightful splurge!

  • EvaNadine February 7, 2018

    yknow, ive never tried L’Occitane — something about their brand just seemed too……nice for me.
    how silly is that?!

    ever since having my son, i havent had the time i used to have to take care of myself, and my hands have definitely paid a price for it — these products would be perfect!

  • Sophia February 7, 2018

    i love everything l’occitane makes. love their hand creams and body lotions and i really want to try more of their face products!

  • KHughes February 7, 2018

    Love L’Occitane. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Tamara February 7, 2018

    I love their hand cream.

  • Agnes February 7, 2018

    I’d love to try the shea balm. I get terrible colds this time of year and the sides of my nostrils are always chapped.

  • Jana February 6, 2018

    I hadn’t tried this L’Occitane’s products until I snagged a few travel sized products in the Air France lounge at Charles De Gaulle this past summer. I am interested in trying the hand cream and the almond oil products mentioned. Thanks for featuring these.

  • Julianne February 6, 2018

    Love! I always try the hand cream when I am in Sephora.

  • MrsDrL February 6, 2018

    I’ve never heard of this brand. I would enjoy giving it a try : ) as I’m liking what I see

  • Kristy February 6, 2018

    What a sweet collab! I’ve been wanting to treat myself to some L’Occitane for awhile now…

  • Missy D. February 6, 2018

    Love L’Occitaine’s almond product line.

  • Giana Springs February 6, 2018

    Love this brand!!!

  • Sarah Conley February 6, 2018

    I love the Almond Shower Oil so much! It smells like cookies . This packaging packaging is a dream collaboration, but I think the hand creams are the most covetable.

  • Aisha M February 6, 2018

    I love the hand cream but definitely a splurge.

  • Megan February 6, 2018

    I love going to the L’Occitane store. It always smells wonderful.

  • Ruchita February 6, 2018

    What a great giveaway. Thank you!

  • Michelle Kinder February 6, 2018

    I’ve never tried these products before but they sound amazing and the packaging is adorable!

  • Reena Koshy February 6, 2018

    Love rifle paper company….haven’t tried loccitane yet….the packaging is sooooo pretty…

  • Katy February 6, 2018

    I love the shower gels!

  • Annette February 6, 2018

    I’d like to try the SHEA BUTTER CUTICLE OIL.

  • Heidi February 6, 2018

    Thus looks amazing! So needed with this dry winter weather!

  • Molly February 6, 2018

    I like the hand cream for all the reasons you said, but I haven’t tried the cuticle cream and am intrigued. Sounds amazing for my dry hands.

  • Carol P February 6, 2018

    I so need the cuticle cream! My nails are a mess with hang nails all over the place. Winter is killing me this year!

  • Mary Gonzales February 6, 2018

    Looking forward to trying the hand cream

  • Kristin February 5, 2018

    Hi! I’ve never used L’Occitane before, so I’m excited to try anything from them!

  • Ellen February 5, 2018

    Would love to try the hand cream. This winter is awful on my hands.

  • Elena February 5, 2018

    I’d love to try the hand cream! My skin is so dry!

  • ciel February 5, 2018

    Beautiful collection. They are offering a free limited edition tin as well to members who show a link to their RIFLEPAPER18 page. The tin is darling and includes a mini cream and lotion.

  • Leigh Y February 5, 2018

    Thank you for sharing the L’Occitane and Rifle Paper Co. stories. Always trying to support companies using natural ingredients. Would love to try the Shea Butter hand cream. Rifle Paper products are beautiful. Great for gifts!

  • Nancy February 5, 2018

    Their handcream is the very best!

  • Jo February 5, 2018

    My frequently washed hands NEED L’occitane therapy!

  • Mary vargas February 5, 2018

    Would love to try this hand cream. Haven’t found one i like yet. Maybe this is the one. So exciting!

  • JennieG February 5, 2018

    I love their lotion have a bottle in ny purse right now!

  • JennieG February 5, 2018

    I love their lotion. Have a small bottle in my purse right now!

  • iliadawry February 5, 2018

    The collab is so cute! I’d love to try their hand cream, I’m a sucker for a nice one.

  • TangerineViking February 5, 2018

    Oh my goodness, L’Occitaine is my favorite fancy stuff! I mourned when I lost my little round of green tea perfume and haven’t been near a retailer since to replace it!

  • Megan M February 5, 2018

    I was just telling my husband I needed new hand cream!

  • Stacey February 5, 2018

    The Rifle Paper products are so darling!! Love keeping up with you, Allie!

  • Alissa February 5, 2018

    Okay first off…. YOUR BANGS! I meant to comment on Instagram but THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Second, what a wonderful giveaway!

    The Adored Life

  • Monir February 5, 2018

    The Shea balm!

  • Kerry February 5, 2018

    Such a fun giveaway! Thanks!

  • Michelle M. February 5, 2018

    I would love to try the Shea Balm.

  • Kim February 5, 2018

    Love L’Occitane and Rifle – so cool that they are collaborating!

  • Caitrin February 5, 2018

    What a winning combination!

  • Suzanne C February 5, 2018

    I have L’Occitane Hand Cream in my bag at all times. I would love to try the Divine Oil!

  • Ramona February 5, 2018

    L’occitane lavender sends me over the moon. Nothing else compares!

  • Lisa February 5, 2018

    This is probably hopelessly fortysomething of me, but fancy hand cream + Rifle Paper packaging = yes.

  • Grace February 5, 2018

    Love your blog and recently found out about L’Occitane’s hand cream! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Diana February 5, 2018

    I love both of these companies! It’s like a perfect combo. I love the L’Occitane hand cream. Can’t live without it!

  • susan February 5, 2018

    Love to try the cuticle cream! Mine are a mess. But mostly i want to know how to pronounce the company name! 🙂

    • Melissa February 5, 2018

      I have heard it pronounced as La-sit-Ane.

  • Rachel February 5, 2018

    I love the collab with rifle paper co! So cute. I’ve never tried their stuff but would love to.

  • Susan P. February 5, 2018

    The L’Occitane product I would choose would be the Creme Mains Hand Cream.

  • Rebecca February 5, 2018

    Would love to try any products!

  • Elizabeth February 5, 2018

    I have a hard time buying hand lotion that doesn’t come in attractive packaging. 🙂

  • Tammy February 5, 2018

    I had no idea L’Occitane and The Rifle Paper Co had a collection. It’s so cute! Love this giveaway.

  • Keri February 5, 2018

    Oooooh, I absolutely love L’Occitane! AND Rifle Paper Co? That’s such a great combination <3 Thank you so much Alison, for giving us a great prize!

  • Lucy February 5, 2018

    The Shea Butter hand lotion sounds divine!

  • Rebecca Howard February 5, 2018

    I love L’Occitane. The hand cream especially is very luxe.

  • Stacie February 5, 2018

    I wasn’t aware of all their social outreach–I love knowing that they contribute back, not to mention the cruelty-free aspects of their products. Every time I walk past their stores, I feel like a tiny bit of Provence is peering out, and beckoning.

  • Delora February 5, 2018

    I’d love a tube of the Shea Butter Hand Cream. I purchased the advent calendar as a gift for my MIL this year, and got a free tube of the hand cream as a free gift with purchase. I gave it to my husband since he doesn’t take good care of his hands, and he’s used almost the whole thing already and I haven’t even had a chance to try it!

  • Beth@Turn2theSimple February 5, 2018

    Beautiful! And so fun to learn the story behind great products!

  • patricia February 5, 2018

    The Divine Anti-Aging Collection looks wonderful. I have not tried any of the L’Occitane products.

  • Cynthia February 5, 2018

    Thanks, Ally. What a lovely gift. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in offering this Occitane and Rifle Paper Co. combination.

  • Jenny February 5, 2018

    Your recent posts/grams about the need for better skin-care as we age have really gotten me thinking about stepping up my own skin-care regimen. I turned 40 this year and I don’t think my casual approach will cut it for much longer! This kit would be the perfect place to start 🙂

  • LIsa Proskin February 5, 2018

    I love l’occitane! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  • RK February 5, 2018

    I use and love the almond shea butter hand cream!

  • Heather Raymond February 5, 2018

    Would love to try the Nail and Cuticle Oil. Great giveaway! Thanks!

  • rach February 5, 2018

    Two of my favorite brands! Love this collab.

  • LisaG. February 5, 2018

    Love the hand cream, but looking on the site, the almond oil looks so interesting!

  • Tiya February 5, 2018

    Love your blog! No matter what age, size or budget!! Definitely recommending you to my other girlfriends!

  • Jackie February 5, 2018

    This is so exciting! I’m turning 40 in August so I know I need to take better care of my skin, and this winter especially has been hard on my hands.

  • Kati February 5, 2018

    Years ago, my MIL gave me the Verbena body lotion, and it is my favorite lotion ever. I haven’t ever tried anything else, but every few years I splurge on a bottle and really enjoy it.

  • BA February 5, 2018

    I have some L’Occitane products with an almond scent that I love. I would really like to try the cuticle oil as my hangnails are a mess!!

  • Debra February 5, 2018

    I love L’Occitane and enjoyed reading this post. Their hand cream is fabulous! I would really like to try the nail and cuticle oil. Thank you for hosting this generous giveaway!!

  • Jennifer February 5, 2018

    This is my favorite hand cream, and I love the Rifle Paper Co packaging – so pretty!

  • MHM February 5, 2018

    Love both of these brands!!

  • missoulagrace February 5, 2018

    I have never tried the hand cream but my poor dried out wintry high desert hands need all the help they can get! Thanks for sharing such a fun giveaway!

  • Trish February 5, 2018

    I am a farmer in the cold NE US and my hands are really dry from the cold winter we have had. I would love to try these products!

  • Anne D. February 5, 2018

    My hands get so dry in winter, especially my cuticles. Excited to try the shea butter cuticle oil!

  • Julia February 5, 2018

    Always a fan of this product!!…And with the havoc, this winter has played with my skin these products would come in very handy…Wonderful give-away!!

  • Ashley February 5, 2018

    I would love their Shea hand cream – it is a dream year round. Combined with the cute Rifle Paper Co packging it is perfection!

  • Sierra Delta February 5, 2018

    It’s a cold, miserable, sub-zero day here in the Midwest, and my wind-blasted skin could use some TLC! Thanks for making Monday (almost) worth getting up for, Allie.

  • Linda February 5, 2018

    Thanks for this giveaway. Always wanted the opportunity to try their products , especially the hand cream. Packaging is so creative!

  • Ruth February 5, 2018

    I love this giveaway idea! Such a fun way to celebrate February—and very generous of you. Also, I would LOVE to win this products. I’ve never tried L’Occitane, but these products look fantastic. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • Jennifer February 5, 2018

    Thank you for providing these great products. I am a huge fan of L’Occitane!

  • Amanda K February 5, 2018

    Thanks for the giveaway! Dry skin is killer this time of year.

  • Jenny February 5, 2018

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Carrie P February 5, 2018

    I LOVE the hand cream, it’s a miracle-worker in dry, cold winter!!

  • Sonia February 5, 2018

    When I used to travel for work regularly, I always made it a point to purchase a tube of hand cream from the L’Occitane airport store, so that I could moisturize my hands during the flight and throughout my stay. After that, I became hooked on the Au Lait D’Amande lotion for its wonderful almond smell. i hope I’m the winner of this wonderful product line.

  • Briana February 5, 2018

    I enjoyed reading this post. While I thoroughly enjoy L’Occitane Hand Cream, It was great to learn more about the company and am now considering other products I would like to try.

  • Katie Gray February 5, 2018

    I love their hand cream!

  • Mary February 5, 2018

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really appreciate your realness on instagram and your blog. I consistently have dry hands, so I would love some more lotions to try out. Thanks!

  • Cathy Gaudet February 5, 2018

    I love their hand cream. Currently enjoying a tube of lavender.

  • Julia February 5, 2018

    I’m a huge fan of L’Occitane! Their almond skin oil is currently getting me through this winter.

  • Nancy T February 5, 2018

    What a beautiful giveaway – I am not usually lucky but maybe this time!

  • Teresa Simmons February 5, 2018

    I love the hand cream! I’ve also used their bath and body products and really liked them.

  • Alison February 5, 2018

    I love essential oils and paper goods so your description of the sensation of the L’Occitane products and the look of the packaging make this a wonderful treat to consider! And a reminder of a great gift for a dear friend’s birthday…

  • Mary W February 5, 2018

    I am using the Ultra-Rejuvenating Body Butter with Sweet Almond Milk. It is 50% Shea butter and perfect for my hands and nails any time of year. Plus it smells like fresh almonds.

  • Krista Alexander February 5, 2018

    It’s awesome that you are giving back to your audience. This nail and cuticle oil sounds amazing. My Psoriasic Arthritis makes my nails brittle, flaky & pitted. I’ve been using an oil that helps but this sounds so much better!

  • Jodi February 5, 2018

    I have a few of their products and love the almond milk concentrate. I would love to try the one minute hand scrub, and am waiting for some of my other perfumes to run out so I can get their cherry blossom one.

  • Geneviève February 5, 2018

    There’s a store a few minutes from my work and I think I’ll go have a look. I love the smell of shea butter and now I’m obsessed with trying the hand cream you mentioned!

  • Margot Hout February 5, 2018

    I love hand creams and would like to try theirs.

  • joannawnyc February 5, 2018

    Loooooove the L’Occitaine hand cream! The minis are the best, I stash them everywhere. Also adore the foot cream. Lavender, mmmmmm.

  • Caroline Monroe February 5, 2018

    My grandma always used to have a bottle of L’Occitane in her kitchen, and the brand will always remind me of her! I would love some of that beautiful hand cream!

  • Giuditta February 5, 2018

    With winter making my hands dry and cracked, I’d love to try the L’Occitane shea butter intensive hand cream.

  • Kate February 5, 2018

    I have not used L’Occitane before, but as a certified Francophile I’d love to try it!

  • Jennifer M. February 5, 2018

    Wow! What a generous giveaway. I’ve been wanting to try the hand cream forever and I love the packaging. Fingers crossed!

  • Cathy February 5, 2018

    Looooooove French products, and L’Occitane is no exception.
    #frenchteachersknowthings

  • Maia February 5, 2018

    Since I started swimming laps a few months ago at the wonderful Greenbelt indoor pool, I’ve become reliant on L’Occitane’s almond shower oil. It helps so much with my combination of itchy winter skin and itchy chlorine skin!

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