The Leco is a family firm, which deals with the cultivation, processing and collection of medicinal and aromatic herbs from our environment. On our family farm there is a distillery, as well as the plantation of Smilja. With the production of organic essential oils, hydrates, pressed oils and macerates, we produce natural cosmetics, aromacosmetics and aromatherapeutic preparations.

There are about 3500 species of plants in the area of four Dalmatian counties, which per unit of area ranks this area among the floristic richest regions of Europe. Our Leco distillery is located in Imotski- in central Dalmatia, right on the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, only 20 minutes drive from the Adriatic coast. In the pristine karst area that surrounds us, where winters are harsh and summers hot and dry, we find a very rich plant variety. This is especially true for medicinal and aromatic plants such as sage, thyme, heather, immortga (Helichrysum italicum), lavender, rosemary, marigold, chamomile, St. John's wort and many others.

Our principle is to live and work in harmony with nature, and accordingly we specialize in the production of original Croatian organic essential oils and hydrolates obtained by steam distillation. In order to obtain top quality oils, every year we carefully harvest selected plants from their natural environment. Also, in addition to picking and buying self-made herbs, we have our own plantations of spruiking on the family farm. Rocky soil, stingy land, small Dalmatian estates fenced with drystone walls, where the land has been untouched for decades again attract with its smell and color. Reviving our landscape, as well as the spirit of communion, in discovering a new world of plants and essential oils is our mission. Learning from nature, living with it in harmony and preserving life in the countryside is our imperative


By Katica Leko mag. Ing. cheming

Development Chemist/Certified Aromatherapist