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 🙂 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 Poreč. 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 🙂 What is amazing is that this Apiterra Body 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; it 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 face 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 time 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
Some pictures of the boutique:
I’m really happy I have discovered some great hand-made products so close, in our “neighbourhood”. Congratulations!