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Eric Garcin - Lavender Harvester

#LaVieBastide with Eric Garcin, the Lavender Harvester

Eric Garcin - Lavender Harvester

#LaVieBastide with Eric Garcin, the Lavender Harvester

Lavender harvester Eric Garcin he shares his story about falling in love with lavender, his journey to harvesting the flowering plant, and more.

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Three New Ways to Use Your Scented Crystals

Three New Ways to Use Your Scented Crystals

Our bestselling and beloved scented crystals are back: this time in our fresh and bright Figue D’Ete scent. This is not your average potpourri — made from the sap of an acacia tree. Check out three...

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5 Beauty Secrets French Women Swear By

5 Beauty Secrets French Women Swear By

It’s easy to be envious of French women. It seems they can roll out of bed, throw on anything, and look perfectly poised and polished — without effort. So what exactly is behind their “je ne sais q...

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The Only Product You Need for Your Next Self-Care Session

The Only Product You Need for Your Next Self-Care Session

Is there anything more soothing and reinvigorating to your entire life than a mask? Yes, it may only go on your face, but the feelings of relaxation and tranquility somehow find a way to spread to ...

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Found: The Elixir for Glowing Healthy Skin

Found: The Elixir for Glowing Healthy Skin

A magic potion that cures all your life woes might not exist in real life, but when it comes to boosting skin health, our new nourishing face and décolleté oil, Elixir II, comes pretty close. Our d...

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Beauty Tips from Our Mamas

Beauty Tips from Our Mamas

We’re all about celebrating Mom here at Bastide. To recognize the #1 women in our lives, our team is sharing the best beauty advice they’ve received from their mamas – and their favorite Bastide tr...

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Bastide Miel de Lavande Hand wash

The Art of Soaping

The people of southern France have practiced “soaping” for centuries – it literally means washing with soap. This everyday, seemingly mundane task might be overlooked by most, but our Beautisan Béa...

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Bastide Huile Sèche Épatante - Dry oil

A Unique Dry Oil, the Bastide Way

Browsing the shelves of your favorite beauty stores, you’ve probably noticed that dry oils are having a moment. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Kiehl’s Argan Dry Oil, and L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil ...

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How to detox the right way this fall

How to detox the right way this fall

September 21st marks the autumnal equinox – the best time of year to detox the body after an indulgent summer. We talked to our naturopath, Dr. Penelope McDonnell, about how to approach your eating...

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How to use dry oil

Your Guide to Dry Oil

What is dry oil? Incorporating oils into your beauty routine is increasingly popular among clean beauty aficionados. It’s no wonder, considering oils are full of skin-loving ingredients. When most...

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HAND BLOWN MIEL DE LAVANDE CANDLE

4 Fun Ways to Re-use Your Candle Glass

We've all been there before. We light up our candles for that one last burn and find yourself aching over the fact that you'll have to throw out the glass. Before you pull that bold move, find 4 cr...

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Five Things You May Not Know About Bastide

Five Things You May Not Know About Bastide

  At Bastide, we create all of our products in accordance with our Blacklist – a list of over 30 ingredients that we would never use in our products. You’ll never find ingredients such as sulfates...

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Fruits and vegetables at a Provencal Market from Bastide

Eating Seasonally the Provencal Way

Eating seasonally and within reason has always been in the core of the Provencal lifestyle. This practice allows us to enjoy food’s best possible taste and nutrition while respecting its natural c...

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6 Uses for Lavender to Feel at Your Best

6 Uses for Lavender to Feel at Your Best

One rarely thinks of Provence without dreaming of lavender. It embodies both the unique ambiance of the Mediterranean with the warmth of the sun. Lavender has been cultivated locally for generation...

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Welcoming the Day

Welcoming the Day

“Les commencements ont des charmes inexprimables.” “Beginnings have inexpressible charm.”                                                                                 -Molière Take a moment...

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Landscape in Aix-en-Provence

Fall in Love with Provence

We recently sought out our friend, chef, and favorite travel guide, Stan, for his perspective on Provence through a native’s eyes. Raised on traditions passed down from generation to generation, St...

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Olive oil is known as liquid gold in Provence

Liquid Gold: The Beautiful Benefits of Provence Olive Oil

Here in Provence as well as at Bastide, there are a number of things that we hold sacred: family, nature and the absolute joy of simplicity. From the closet to the kitchen, we rely only on the esse...

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