L’Occitane, pronounced “lox-ee-tahn,” gets its name from the ancient province that once stretched across the south of France. The company, founded in 1976, manufactures body and skin care, men’s grooming items, hair care, and home fragrance products incorporating natural ingredients from the Provence area. L’Occitane owns Olivier & Co., an olive oil producer and retailer, and operates subsidiaries in the US, Hong Kong, and the UK. Products, most of which have Braille labeling, include Precious Cream from Immortelle (anti-aging), shea butter lip balm and hand cream, orange nutmeg incense sticks, Lavender Harvest fragrance, and the L’Oranger line. Clarins holds a minority stake in L’Occitane.