Winemaker Franz Otto Klein developed the first recipe eight decades ago with his pharmacologist wife, Edith. Using herbs from their own physic garden, the original formula was perfected in 1931. As production was impossible during WWII, the stoneware jars of oil were stored in their Monchhof wine cellar.

Their son Peter resumed production in 1948 after great demand. He named the oil OLVERUM, after the latin oleum verum, meaning "true oil". A perfect encapsulation of both its quality and devotion with which it was created.

The ingredients list is extensive: Seaweed, Cedar, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Siberian Fir Needles, Lavender, Vetiver, Orange, Rosemary,  all balanced with organic moisturizing oils.