Our goal was to start ``something of our own``
We have started with the production of natural cosmetics in 2015. We have recognized the potential in underutilized and neglected agricultural land, and the market that exists on the spot, because the farm is located in Posedarje which is a touristic place, it was logical to us to renew and use current opportunities, but also to expand them according to preferences. Out of love for nature and herbs, the idea for the production of natural cosmetics was born.
We grow olives on one hectare, and on an area of one and a half hectares we are currently raising a modern ecological plantation of almonds and medicinal herbs.
We withdrew the funds for financing the project from the EU Agricultural Fund for Rural Development from Submeasure 6.1. “Support for starting a business to young farmers” in the amount of 50 thousand euros. Share in the co-financed part: 90% of the EU, 10% of the Republic of Croatia.
The investment refers to the cultivation of neglected land, the purchase of seedlings, the installation of a solar irrigation system “drop by drop”, the purchase of a used tractor.
We decided for almonds because of the great need of the market, and we have a great desire to produce a line of cosmetics based on the oil of our organic almonds.
The goal we are achieving is developing in the direction of agritourism. We want to appeal tourists with something new and with innovative ideas. On our plantation, which is located on a hill above Posedarje, in an attractive position overlooking the Novigrad Sea, we want to build a House of Medicinal Herbs with a mini distillery. There, our visitors and tourists would get the opportunity to learn and produce something from natural cosmetics and then take it home as a gift.
Production of natural cosmetics
After the harvest, the herbs are dried and extracted in our extra virgin olive oil, but we also use other oils such as coconut oil, raspberry oil, etc.
In this way we get macerate, a top base for making our cosmetics. We use lavender, immortelle, chamomile and aloe vera gel for the water base of our cosmetics.
We also use other active and medicinal ingredients such as natural vitamins e and c, hyaluronic acid, allantoin, and the highest quality natural emulsifiers.
Finally, we add top essential oils such as immortelle oil, lavender, chamomile, myrtle, geranium, cypress. The entire production process takes place at our OPG in Posedarje.
Ivana is professionally trained as an olive grower and a grower of medicinal herbs.
We educate ourselves through workshops and professional literature and recipes, but we also apply the acquired knowledge and experience in the production of natural cosmetics.