Verbena

Of all the aromatic herbs that grow along the paths of Provence, there is one whose lemony freshness revives the body and mind. Its name is verbena. When baskets are filled with the freshly picked green leaves, its captivating scent fills the air in the markets of Provence. Naturally generous, verbena thrives on the land reserved for it and for L'OCCITANE at the heart of an estate converted to organic farming. Discover our invigorating Verbena collection.

Benefits of Verbena

Harvested twice a year, the certified organic Verbena extract used in our L'OCCITANE bath, body, and home products offers refreshing scents of lemon and citrus found in the Verbena plant to help revitalize the body and the mind. Verbena leaf extract is used for its toning, refreshing attributes, and its invigorating citrus fragrance. Our L'OCCITANE Verbena bath and body care products can also be very soothing, helping to evoke an atmosphere of calm and peacefulness.

Originally indigenous to Chile, verbena (Verbena Officinalis) has been cultivated for centuries in Provence and throughout the Mediterranean. The fresh scent of Verbena actually comes from its leaves, and crushing a few leaves in the hand is all it takes to release a wonderful, clean fragrance.

Verbena is cherished for it's natural soothing properties as well as it's zesty citrus scent. It is a paradox of the senses: while cool and refreshing, it is also found to be warm, soothing and inviting. Its paradoxical nature makes it wonderful as a fragrance, and well-suited to skincare and hair care uses.