Always curious about my friends skincares,
this time I present you the men’s care: Cade After Shave Balm and Cade After Shave Splash of L’Occitane. A user friend explains me those two cares help his stubble not to grow again under the skin. And cool down and soften his skin after shaving. He quickly concludes with this magic formula: “Thanks to the Cade oil!“. What oil? I decide to know more about this misterious Cade oil!
In the beautiful Provence (I really enjoy this Southern region of France), till the second world war, this oil was produced near junipers, in cylindrical big stones ovens ( called Cade ovens). The juniper wood was slowly burning in the oven top part and people took the Cade oil in the oven lower part. The Cade juniper, is the most common juniper in Mediterranean basin. It’s a small tree with needles leaves.
The Cade oil’s always been used for its healing properties, like an antiseptic and a disinfectant. To treat scabies and psoriasis. Really efficient against rodents and insects too. Respect to the Ancients!