Prickly juniper, called “Cade,” grows in the dry Provençal hillsides. Based on Cade's protective properties, L'OCCITANE has created expert formulas specifically for men's skincare and shaving needs.
Cade is cut for clearing forest for protecting them against fires. This cade wood is nowadays almost unused beside for fence posts or items of art. We Use it for its essential oil as a way recycle this wood
Wood is dried for 2 years :it highers the yeild of essential oil and reduces the distillation time.
•Cade is traditionally harvested in the wild by our picker Mickael Comte
•We have signed our "Sustainable picking charter" : commit to protecting biodiversity when picking wood
•We are collecting cade ONLY in the context of his forest claring activity (National Forest Office,
prevention against fires)
•This cade wood is nowadays almost not used : not a good wood for home fires , not used
anymore for fence posts or artefact.
•Using it for its essential oil is a valorisation of the wood
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