Olbas, The Marvelous Swiss
has many natural resources, among them the rich variety
of flora that grows in the lush valleys, by the crystal
clear lakes and in the pristine mountains. Given such
an abundance of medicinal plants, it is not surprising
that Swiss herbalists and botanists are renowned throughout
the world for their skill in using natural herbal
oils and essences to promote healing. Olbas is a remedy
that has been carefully developed from this wealth
of experience and knowledge.
It was here in Switzerland,
over 100 years ago, that these herbalists and botanists
developed a blend of pure essentials oils that came
to be known as Olbas Oil.
name OLBAS is an acronym for Oleum Basileum, "Oil
from Basle". Basle is nestled on the
border of Switzerland, Germany and France in the very
heart of Europe, and to this day is a center of pharmaceutical
research in Switzerland.
Over the years, Olbas has
found its way into the far reaches of the earth. From
England to Australia, from South Africa to Sweden,
Olbas has truly become an internationally favorite
In the United States, Olbas
has been available for over 60 years. Initially, it
was imported into the USA by Mrs. Heidi Ritter, a
kindly woman of German decent, who lived in Oak Creek,
Wisconsin. She provided Olbas Remedies to many in
the midwest and throughout the United States.
In 1975, Mrs. Ritter turned
over the importing of Olbas to Penn Herb Company Ltd.
in Philadelphia, PA. Since that time, Penn
Herb Company Ltd. has greatly expanded the distribution
of Olbas Remedies in the United States, making it
available in fine health food stores, selected drugstores,
and through their mail order catalog, website
and retail store. The line of remedies has also been
extended to expand on the many and various uses of
A Long History of Quality
and Family Tradition
The Betz Family
The Betz Family takes great
pride in our worldwide reputation for quality products
and friendly service. For over 3 generations, we
have provided our customers with unique natural
remedies from around the earth.
Olbas is a unique
remedy that we have offered to our customers since
the 1960's. It has been of great benefit to many, and
we use Olbas ourselves on a regular basis.
Historically, Olbas has been
used for a wide variety of common ailments. Physicians
have used Olbas in their practices for decades. Due
to current regulations, however, we are unable to list
most of the uses of Olbas on the packaging. However,
we regularly receive many testimonials
about Olbas use, and you are welcome to read these here.
Additionally, several historical
publications, including clinical trials using Olbas
and case studies by German physicians are available
so you can begin to appreciate the deep history and
heritage of Olbas. To read some of these historical
Olbas documents, take the "Olbas
But first, we suggest you
take a few minutes and learn about the medicinal herbal
plants that make up the Olbas formula. This will give
you a better appreciation of why Olbas is known by many
as the "Marvelous Swiss Oil".
To take the "Essential
Oil Tour", click "Next".