The West Herzegovina region in Bosnia and Herzegovina is biggest producer of Helichrysum italicum essential oil in world. People here have long tradition with this oil and in the past Helichrysum was harvested only in the wild. In last 15 years the aromatherapy sector have recognized advantages of Helichrysum oil and there was a demand for additional quantities more than we had in nature at that time. Recognising this FROST began a social impact project with farmers in the area to regenerate land and bring opportunities to many families and communities. Taking seeds from the wild plants and producing seedlings in greenhouses we then helped prepare the land for new plantations, in particular on rocky hills which are not so useful for other native crops. Western Herzegovina, along with many parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina are less prosperous than our neighbouring countries and over the years many skilled workers have left, leaving agriculture as a main source of income for the country. Supporting the development of helichrysum has insured many farmers and their families gain valuable income which in turn supports education for future generations in the hope they will also invest their lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a more prosperous future for all. Whilst at times challenging, the life of a farmer in our region can be rewarding as we like nothing more than to spend time in the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. The water we use in our farming comes from the local Kravice Waterfalls which are becoming a popular tourist destination and are a symbol of what our country has to offer the wider community. Farming brings together families, local communities and even makes new families as we have enjoyed the experience of people meeting on our farms which have led to a marriage. We believe that by bringing our wonderful essential oil to the market through Anatta you will not only discover the benefits of this amazing essential oil but embrace our special country and hopefully one day visit.View More
Helichrysum essential Oil, widely used in the aromatherapy sector, is steam distilled from the flowering tops of Helichrysum italicum.
The climate and soil conditions required for this plant to flourish means small farmers have their work cut out for them . Although available in many regions of the world, In the past this crop was mainly produced from wild harvesting the natural growing Helichrysum plant on the Balkan Mountain range, but now it has become a widely cultivated plant by small farmers in Eastern Europe.
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Main Components: Neryl acetate, alpha-Pinene, Italadiones
Aromatic Profile: Herbaceous, Honey-like, Hay
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Always dilute in carrier oil before applying to the skin.
Apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Apply to the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to promote a glowing, youthful complexion.
Massage into the temples and the back of the neck for a soothing sensation.
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