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
Juniperberry essential oil is produced from the berries of the Juniperus communis tree, typically these are harvested wild and create an income stream for small farmers looking for opportunites in their natural environment.
The Juniper Berry oil in Bosnia & Herzegovina comes from picking 800 tons of berries from an area expanding over 36,000 hectares of managed land including land on the Blidinje Nature Park situated in the northern part of Herzegovina, between mountains Vran and Čvrsnica. This remote and unpolluted area provides some of the best wild harvested berries available, which helps to create their high quality essential oil.
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Main Components: alpha-Pinene, Myrcene, Sabinene
Aromatic Profile: Characteristic of Juniperberry, fruity
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.
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