We would like to introduce you to the plants we collect in the wild Cretan nature, and the essential oils we distill from them. Each of those is portrayed in great detail as well, should you like to explore more..

Common name Botanical name/family plantpart Origin Portrait Essential Oil

Myrtle

Myrtus communis, Myrtaceae leaves, collected when the plant is in bloom or bearing fruits wildcrafted by hand,Elos, western Crete Myrtle portrait  

Wild Carrot seeds,Queen Anne's lace

Daucus carota ssp. maximus, Umbelliferae

ripe fruits/seeds, collected in July wildcrafted by hand, Kydonias, Crete Wild carrot seeds portrait  

 

Cypress

 Cupressus sempervirens var. horizontalis, Cupressaceae  leaves and cones, collected during the winter months  wildcrafted by hand, The white mountains,Sfakia  Crete  Cypress portrait  

 

Thyme, conehead thyme

Thymus capitatus/ Coridothymus capitatus, Labiatae flowering tops, collected early June wildcrafted by hand, Amygdalokefali, west coast, Crete  Thyme portrait  

Greek or Dalmatian sage, threelobed sage

Salvia triloba syn. fruticosa, Labiatae new shoots and leaves, collected August til September wildcrafted by hand Argyroupoli, Apokoronas, Crete  Sage portrait  
 Bay Laurel  Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae  leaves and branchlets, collected during fruitripening in september  wildcrafted by hand,Fres, Apokoronas, Crete  Bay Laurel portrait  

 

Rosemary

 Rosmarinus officinalis, Labiatae  flowering tops and leaves, collected when flowering  wildcrafted by hand, Modi, Kydonias, Crete  Rosemary portrait  
 Lentisk or Mastic  Pistacia lentiscus, Anacardiaceae  leaves, collected in Autumn  wildcrafted by hand, Modi Kydonias, Crete  Lentisk portrait  
 Eucalyptus, red river gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Myrtaceae   leaves, collected early spring  wildcrafted by hand, Tavronitis area, Crete  Eucalyptus portrait  

 

Chastetree, monkspepper

 Vitex agnus castus, Verbenaceae, lately classified as belonging to the Labiatae family  ripe fruits/seeds, collected when ripe from September throughout October  wildcrafted by hand, Sfakia, Crete  Chastetree portrait  
 Greek Lavender  Lavandula stoechas, Labiatae flowering tops, collected late April  wildcrafted by hand, Vatolakkos, Crete  Lavender portrait  
 Winter Savory  Satureja thymbra, Labiatae  flowering tops, collected in early June  wildcrafted by hand, Sfakia, Crete  Winter Savory portrait