I have always strived to extract essences from a medicinal plant without side effects - I have gained valuable experience in countless interesting experiments. Today I don't really know how I came up with certain things, but I often got up early and the idea was there. Over the years, a special process has emerged to produce plant extracts: by distilling, calcining and solutions, I gained the precious plant salts and was really proud of my "invention", because the effectiveness of the products increased enormously through these extracts, while the harmful side effects dropped from highly potent medicinal plants.

It occurred to me to patent this process. The effort and costs for such a patenting process exceeded all expectations, so I pushed the implementation ahead of me. One day Susanne Fischer Rizzi, the well-known aroma therapist, visited me. She was a co-founder of the Primavera company, around the time when I started my natural cosmetics company.

We talked about medicinal plants and extracts, and when she asked me about the secret of their extraction, I told her my method of making plant salts, after all, we were good friends. She got big ears and clapped her hands enthusiastically: "Martina, that's spagyric what you're doing!" she exclaimed. I looked at her in amazement. "I beg your pardon?" I said, "My procedure already exists and even has a name?" She explained to me that this was invented more than 8,000 years ago in the Middle East. With that, my own patent was no longer necessary. But at least now I knew what to look for to expand my knowledge of spagyric.