The offical International Women’s Day may have passed, but any day can be a day to show solidarity for our fellow women! L’OCCITANE created the special edition Orange Blossom Solidarity Balm ($6) in honor of the brand’s on-going partnership with the women of Burkina Faso. 100% of the profits are donated to support women’s leadership.
I am so excited that I got to preview this item for you guys. It is so pretty and I just love that 100% of the proceeds go to support women in BurkinaFaso!
Here is the scoop directly from L’Occitane about this gorgeously scented balm:
Introducing the Orange Blossom Solidarity Balm: a new limited edition item from L’OCCITANE that celebrates the women of Burkina Faso with its bright and colourful motifs. Evocative of African wax fabrics, it’s adorned with red, green and white “wedding flowers” – known for symbolizing the happiness of marriage. The pearly pink in the background recalls the pinkish white of orange blossom, while the dark blue oval shapes evoke the nuts used to make Shea butter – the ultra- nourishing ingredient at the heart of this product
L’OCCITANE’s Orange Blossom Solidarity Balm can be used as an all-in-one nourishing product from moisturizing skin to taming flyways and soothing cuticles. The Solidarity Balm helps to nourish and protect the skin all day long, while its delicate, seductive fragrance delights the senses. A burst of citrus notes, with mandarin orange and lemon, tantalizes the nose, then gives way to an enveloping heart of jasmine, neroli and orange blossom. Finally, this floral lightness deepens into base notes of vanilla that leave a lingering scent on the skin. This multi-use balm can be used on the legs, body, hair or lips and is easily portable, so you can keep it in your handbag or on your bedside table – or even both!
L’OCCITANE is working to develop the Shea butter business in Burkina Faso while also protecting this heritage. And it’s come a long way since the 1980s… At first, there were only a dozen or so women involved, and they produced the Shea butter by hand. Now there are over 10,000 women making Shea butter for L’OCCITANE, using mechanized equipment.
When the L’OCCITANE Foundation was created in 2006, it chose to extend this partnership with the women of Burkina Faso and focus its actions on supporting women’s leadership in order to promote their emancipation.
Through its actions, the Foundation focuses on four key areas – literacy, microcredits, entrepreneurship and education for girls – and in doing so, it contributes to women’s socio-economic development. To date, over 30,000 women have been able to benefit from the support of the Foundation.
Solidarity Balm 2019
SHEA BUTTER SOLIDARITY BALM – 20g $6.00
Available in store and on L’Occitane’s website until March 19, 2019