We are more or less in autumn and vacations are over. Hope you’ve gained new energy to start again the new season! My vacations this year were surprising, not just relaxing. I unexpectedly discovered many small gems like beautiful places, boutiques with hand-made things (not just cosmetics), exhibitions and good food ­čÖé One of those things was this lovely boutique with hand-made cosmetics that looks, smells and is divine for the senses! At first it just caught my curiosity because it was natural, but when I tried their products I was thrilled!

They are a croatian brand called Apiterra and they have 2 boutiques: one in Zagreb, the other one in Pore─Ź. Unfortunately, they don’t have their website. But I can tell you, they have many beautiful products: from organic body oils, lotions, scrubs, serums, butters, deodorants, even organic honey with cinnamon for detoxing the body. What impressed me the most was the simplicity of chosen ingredients versus the final result which are divine smelling products that leave a great feeling on the skin. I bought a few products and I have found my best body butter till now. First I wanted to buy the lavender one, but when I tried the chocolate one, was blown away by its smell. I haven’t tried anything similar: not just chocolate but overall sensual and not too sweet smell. I wish I could send some of it to try ­čÖé What is amazing is that this Apiterra┬áBody chocolate (like it’s called) also works as a light tan product because it’s so brown (from cacao and walnut). I already had tanned skin and this butter was gorgeous on the skin;┬áit gives moisture and that sheen, plus some nice natural colour to refresh a little bit the tan. And additionally it leaves that divine scent that feels like you wear natural perfume,aaah! This butter is a blend of extra virgin olive oil (which is a signature product from croatian seaside areas, like lavender and rosemary), walnut, carrot, honey, calendula, cacao and beeswax. All products are packed in glass jars or bottles which is great for the quality of those natural ingredients.

Another product which is also their best-seller as they told me is Apiterra deodorant, that comes in 3 scents. I took the jasmine one which is great and it leaves you fresh all the day without being sticky or greasy. The list with ingredients is simple: extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, sodium bicarbonate, essential oils, purified water.

I also couldn’t resist to the Apiterra┬áface scrub made from flowers of calendula and sambucus, sugar, corn starch and extra virgin olive oil. They also have many other products for face. I tried a lovely serum for the face, moisturisers, oils. But will give a try to more of them next┬átime because now my bathroom is loaded with tons of products.

Here is the picture of those 3 Apiterra products I bought: face scrub, body chocolate and jasmine deodorant

apiterra cosmetics


Some pictures of the boutique:


I’m really happy I have discovered some great hand-made products so close,┬áin our “neighbourhood”.┬áCongratulations!

20 Comments on A glimpse in summer: Apiterra hand-made cosmetics

  1. Malin/BilboBlueEyes
    September 6, 2014 at 5:54 am (9 years ago)

    Hi Dasha!
    So nice to hear that you have had a lovely summer. Always nice to find some new brands with beautiful things. ­čÖé
    On that note I thought I tell you what I found. It will be a blogpost adventually but since you like makeup I thought you might like to know. They are cheap but nice ingredients. I have not tried them yet but will adventually.
    It started with wanting to try a cream foundation but the most well known brands like Vapour, w3ll people and RMS are expensive. I do not mind if I can get a sample first, but it seem to be difficult. Then I discovered that Silk Naturals that I like have made there own foundation so when I ordered some eyeshadows I ordered a sample to; 1 dollar a sample, 12 dollars for the full size. Then I found also The Cow Girl Dirt ;1 dollar a sample, 25 dollar full size and The All Natural Face ( sometimes called TANF); 4 dollars for 25 samples 16 dollars full size and 10 dollars refill. The shipping cost is about 10 dollars from each of these.
    Have you tried any of them and what do you think about cream foundation? I usually like less coverage but maybe fun to try something new.
    All the best to you

    • green makeup
      September 6, 2014 at 10:09 am (9 years ago)

      Hi Malin! So nice to hear from you! And thanks for sharing your new discoveries an thoughts with me, I really appreciate it! I already know Silk Naturals and TANF, but haven’t tried them yet. I always have other priorities before and then I always forgot about them. First I was interested in cream blushes from TANF but realized that the shades are quite dark and heavy. But I’m curious to try other products like primers, mixing mediums,…even foundations. So I really look forward for your new post and review! Perhaps it will be the right time now to try them ­čÖé I will also check the other brand you mentioned. Thanks again and have a great time!

  2. NinaG
    September 6, 2014 at 6:20 am (9 years ago)

    great post !

  3. Amber
    September 6, 2014 at 11:07 am (9 years ago)

    Wow so nice to have them in your neighbourhood! How nice does that body chocolate look!? yum!

  4. Mara
    September 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Thank you for this report! Unexpected things are indeed the most emotional ones. Maybe one day we turn the corner and meet each other. ­čśë
    So nice that desk out of the shop and love the zen atmosphere on the inside. I cannot say much on the products, but they seem very inviting.


  5. kirsten
    September 14, 2014 at 9:47 am (9 years ago)

    I love the product but I live in Belgium and I can’t seem to find a email or webshop to contact them.
    Can anybody help me with that?


    • Andreas
      April 18, 2015 at 4:34 pm (8 years ago)

      We’ve been to Porec Last Summer, and we found the little shop by walking around. We fell in love with the products we bought. For example, my daughter don ‘t want to try anything else but the deodorant made from olive oil and herbs. And here is the mail adress: apiterra.natura@gmail.com
      Good luck!

      • green makeup
        April 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm (8 years ago)

        thank you Andreas, I’m glad you like it ­čÖé

  6. Leonie
    September 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm (7 years ago)

    Ook wij zijn nu al twee jaren hier veweezt en de producten zijn heerlijk. Ook de persoonlije aandacht is top en de heerlijke geur die in de winkel hangt is geweldig. Mooie nieuwe locstie in porec. Maar helaas is er al een product ver op, en wil eigenlijk niet tot volgend jaar wachten, kunnen we ook bestellen.

  7. Elisabeth Kremer
    September 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Habe die Gesichtsprodukte sowie die Body Lotion im Gebrauch. Ich habe eine seltene Hauterkrankung ( Lichen ruber ). Es ist so toll,habe eine starke Linderung meiner Symptome, danke, danke

    • karin
      September 11, 2019 at 9:03 am (4 years ago)

      Ich habe auch lichen r├╝ber und w├╝rde gerne wissen was geholfen hat
      Habe mi Walnuss Karotte bodylotion gekauft
      Bin aber noch vor Ort

  8. Tanja Wiesinger Eder
    June 7, 2017 at 8:31 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello, i want to order some bottles of the fantastic carrot walnut oil. Is it possible??
    Have a nice evening

    • green makeup
      June 8, 2017 at 9:50 am (6 years ago)

      I just review the products as a client/user. Contact Tamara Skrinjar (from Zagreb) through Facebook. She is the owner of the shop. Best

  9. Elke Rieber
    June 17, 2018 at 8:18 pm (5 years ago)

    Bitte schicken Sie mir einen Katalog zu ..
    Ich hab in Porec Seife und Creme gekauft und w├╝rde gerne noch was bestellen..
    Lg Elke Rieber

    Elke Rieber
    Schlaufenb├╝hl 24
    89584 Ehingen

    • Stefanie Giese
      August 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm (5 years ago)

      bitte senden Sie mir Ihren Katalog zu.
      Ich habe in dem kleinen Shop in Porec vor einiger Zeit Oil und Creme gekauft.
      Vielen Dank

      • Dasha makeup
        August 29, 2018 at 7:43 pm (5 years ago)

        For all Apiterra lovers, I am NOT the seller, I just reviewed the products. And please write in ENGLISH. For further info contact the email of the seller on the product package.

  10. Melissa Marley
    July 26, 2018 at 6:39 pm (5 years ago)

    We were just in Zagreb a few weeks ago and stumbled across this shop. They believe in lots of sampling and educate you about each product you are interested in. We brought home to the US the walnut carrot oil, some yummy eucalyptus soap, and some lip balm. They ship all over the world and you just have to email them to order what you want. Lovely person at the shop!

  11. Mirjam
    August 13, 2018 at 10:19 am (5 years ago)

    Bitte schicken Sie mir eine Liste Ihrer Produkte per E-Mail. Danke

    Wie kann ich diese bestellen? Gibt es einen online-Shop????

    • Dasha makeup
      August 29, 2018 at 7:47 pm (5 years ago)

      For all Apiterra lovers, I am NOT the seller, I just reviewed the products. And please write in ENGLISH. For further info contact the email of the seller on the product package.


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