Olive Oil – The liquid gold of Mallorca
Did you know that olive trees in Mallorca are between 300 and 500 years old?
In addition to fig and citrus trees, they form the landscape of Mallorca and produce aromatic fruits, which can not be compared with those of young trees.
So it is not surprising that Mallorca produces excellent olive oils.
In contrast to mass production, only ripe fruits come into the press, especially the olive varieties “Mallorquina” or “Empeltre”, “Arbequina” and “Picual”.
As they did hundreds of years ago, Farmers put their olives in old mills where the oil is cold pressed. As a result, in Mallorca we have a particularly natural olive oil with soft fresh taste.
My insider tip:
In the middle of November begins the olive harvest and the oil mills run on high trances. A visit is worthwhile in the old mill Can Det in Soller, where one of the best oils of Mallorca is traditionally produced. Also one of the most beautiful festivals takes place at this time: the olive festival in Caimari. Stroll along stands offering local products and visit the oil press.
The Son Claret Family
At Castell Son Claret, we are not any waiter, any spa therapist, any bell boy or any barkeeper. We are Natasa, Mar, Annette, Juan, Björn and another dozens of locals and friends of Mallorca looking forward to introduce you to the secret gems of Mallorca and our unique surroundings. We are Castell Son Claret!
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Mallorca, the World in a Nutshell
Natasa Peric, Spa Manager & globetrotter
What do Mallorca, Serbia and South Africa have in common?
Natasa can tell us. Our spa manager left her foot prints in 3 countries, speaks 8 languages and has one passion: the sea. So, it´s not surprising that the powerful lady with Montenegro roots and born in South Africa stopped for a another life decade on Mallorca. A small island but offering as much as the big world: amazing nature, unique light and deep blue sea.
Inspired by the stunning garden of Castell Son Claret, the natural beauty ingredients of Mallorca and, of course, the mediterranean sea, Natasa developed our „Signature Treatments“: The smell and feel of Mallorca. Fresh herbs, flowers & fruits from our own garden and caring hands are the ingredients of her unique Majorcan rituals.
Natasa´s favorite: Almond Signature Treatment
At the gardens of Castell Son Claret we have hundreds of almonds trees and the almond blossom in February is a kind of own season. But did you know that the cultivation of almond trees on Mallorca was only a compromise for farmers after the destruction of yards of vineyards in the 19th century by the phylloxera? Thanks to this desaster, today we have one of the most tasty and rich nuts in the world.
I just love the smell of almond flowers, the nourishing effect of almond oil and the soft skin after a treatment. For our full body ritual, first, I grate fresh almonds and mix the powder with almond oil for a body scrub. Once the skin is ready to absorb the natural nutrients of fresh almond oil it will be applied with a relaxing full body massage. While gently rubbed into the skin, it gets fully absorbed.
ADVANTAGES OF ALMOND OIL
Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, besides a number of other minerals and vitamins, which explains why it is so good for our heart, skin and hair. It can be safely used on sensitive skin as it is less likely to cause allergic reactions. Regular application of almond oil can protect your skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage, keeping it soft and supple.
I love my almond signature treatment!
Almond Signature Treatment, 90 minutes, 165 €