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Irena and Guerino Kučić
Martinščica, Island Cres, Croatia
Irena and Guerino grow, harvest, and work with local herbs, to produce essential oils and hydrolates, soaps, and other items for personal care and wellbeing.
Their products can be used for:
ABOUT OIL HOUSE
Irena and Guerino started growing, harvesting, and processing local plants in mid-2000's. Their love for local flora and fauna was inspired by a local botanist A. Linardi, who opened the first distillery in in 1906. Helicrysum essential oil became the first one of its kind in the world. Mr. Linardi's company employed local people and insured good living for everyone. Irena and Guerino received Mr. Linardi's books and recipes and soon developed their own, unique way of processing the herbs.
Today, their Oil House offers a beautiful selection of essential oils, hydrates, soaps, cosmetics, and other items for personal care and wellbeing.
Their vision is to share their wisdom and provide visitors with the high quality products and service!
Swallows' Nests Protected by Baskets
Richness of smells, colors, and
great quality products!
Aromatherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses essential oils made through steam distillation and/or pressing of the plant material. Controlled use of the essential oils for personal psychosomatic wellbeing has been known since ancient times. Essential oils were used as a treatment of variety of ailments. A variety of essential oil applications is used depending on the ailment that is being addressed. The most common uses are through inhalation or through applying their diluted form on skin. The smell of the essential oils can be used for calming and relaxation or for stimulation.
Many different plants are used to make essential oils. The Oil House uses plants grown and harvested on the Mediterranean Island of Cres!
Hydrolats are used as an addition to the use of essential oils. Hydrolats are byproducts of steam or hydrodistillation of the plant material. They are condensed water that contains all the plant and essential oil components. They are amazing liquids with the tastes and smells and specific chemical composition that gives them healing properties!
HERBS AND THEIR USES
BREKA / PHOENICEAN JUNIPER
KADULJA / SAGE
KOMORAC / COMMON FENNEL Foeniculum vulgare
MIRTA / MYRTLE
SMRICA / PRICKLY JUNIPER
KANTARION ili GOSPINA TRAVA
/ ST. JOHN'S WORT
VRIJESAK / SCOTCH HEATHER
LAVANDA / LAVANDER
Lavandula angustifolia formerly L. officinalis
LOVOR / LAUREL
SMILJE / HELICHRYSUM
TRSLJA / MASTIC TREE
MATICNJAK / LEMON BALM
MASLINA / OLIVE
LAVANDIN / HYBRID LAVANDER
BEAUTIFUL FLORA OF CRES
Cres is well known for diverse and unique flora and fauna!
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