The L’Occitane journey began in 1976 with its founder Olivier Baussan who at the age of 23 with a solid knowledge of plants, distilled Rosemary essential oil to sell in the local markets of Provence in France.
I have personally always associated L’Occitane as the king of Shea Butter, as they expertly combine this super skin hydrator into their hand, body and face collections. Olivier first discovered the women who produce this magical ingredient on a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa in 1980 and this tradition still continues to the present day.
Over the last week I have been bathing in the L’Occitane Ultra Rich Foaming Bath, which contains a 5% Shea Milk formula. The reason I wanted to try this product is because the skin on my body can be quite sensitive and as the colder weather is approaching I wanted a bathing product that would be highly moisturising.
When you first unscrew the lid of this bathing product I was greeted by the unique nurturing aroma of the shea butter milk, which I can best describe as fresh, clean fluffy towel like scent. You only need to use a small amount under hot running water about the size of a 50p piece, to create a wonderfully luxurious blanket of rich foam bubbles. Whilst relaxing in the bath these bubbles enveloped my body with moisture whilst effectively cleansing the skin.
After my bath the skin on my body felt nourished, soft and clean, the fresh aroma was still lingering in the air and had delicately scented my skin. I will be repurchasing this again as I think it is going to become one of my must have bathing products.
This Ultra Rich Foaming Bath is available to purchase direct from L’Occitane in a 500ml size for £20 which offers fantastic value for money.
Have you tried any products from the L’Occitane range before?
Have you tried any bathing products with Shea Butter in them?
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