Harvesting Hvar Immortelle: Natural Cosmetics Workshop at Hvarcienda

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June is the month of lavender on the island of Hvar, but did you know that there are other crops being harvested this month? Immortelle, for example.

I will confess that I knew very little about the curry plant, Immortelle, until my friend Jadran Lazic showed me his plans to plant immortelle on the top of Hvar close to the lavender field I help him harvest each year. A little research told me that immortelle was both a healthy and a potentially lucrative crop which is growing in popularity. Check out the New York Times feature last year on the immortelle crop near Zadar

And now, for the first time, there is a chance for you to take part in an immortelle harvest on Hvar, as well as take part in a natural cosmetics workshop in one of the most chilled places in Dalmatia – Hvarcienda. More information about the workshop from the official event page:

We invite you to spend a day at the top of this magnificent island, immersed in a field of a million tiny sunshines, with the scent of eternal summer. Take a ride with us from Hvar town to Hvarcienda, sustainable organic farm and restaurant, to experience our Immortelle workshop!


Upon arrival, you will be greeted with an Immortelle elixir and introduced to the rich history of the plant mentioning Slavic, Greek and Roman mythology. We will then take a walk through Immortelle field and pick some flowers to turn them into precious and useful products.

After harvesting, the workshop will start by guiding you through the talk about the plant’s use in cosmetics, followed up with drying process and creating immortelle macerate, salve and skin cream out of basic ingredients from your kitchen, along with scented bath salts.

After the educational part of the day, we’ll spend some leisure time enjoying the food from our farm, paired with a glass of local wine, while taking in the incredible view from our terrace. 

After lunch some of you might decide to stay and chill with a glass of wine (mesmerized by being where you are), and the adventurous ones will join us on a guided hike at the very top of the island (626 m above the sea level) 20min walk, and learn identifying plant life on the island Hvar. Sage, thyme, wild oregano, rosemary, milk thistles and beautiful wild orchid are some of the plants you are about to find on your way up.

A trip back from Hvarcienda to town with your Immortelle gift bag, will be at 2:30pm or arranged differently.

Allow yourself to be seduced by the sweet, sensual scent of Imortelle, sung about in the ancient Greek epics. Join our workshop, and learn how to use the plant attributed with the power of Sun god Apollo. Feed your body and your soul with beautiful food and wine, and the best view found on Hvar island and beyond. 

PRICE €150

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION IN ADVANCE *U slucaju da imate svoj prijevoz i zelite nam se samo pridružiti na radionici 300kn 
+385 95 3880 316  / Whatsapp and ViberTihana

START AT 9:30 Mario Rent agency 


The workshops will be led by Mia, the founder of the brand Lumini. By degree an agricologist, her love for nature is what guides her. The brand has been founded to unite all of her quests for finding creative and practical ways to live that love. The name Lumini symbolizes its purpose, education and enlightenment, spreading the light of knowledge one candle at a time…

*Please wear comfortable hiking/ walking shoes
*You bear responsibility for your actions and behavior, organizers are not responsible for your safety.

To learn more about the island of Hvar, check out the Total Croatia Hvar in a Page guide.


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