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FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD BE EXFOLIATING WEEKLY

I have NO idea why I waited until my 30s to start exfoliating my body.  I knew it was good for my face, but didn’t take the time to actually exfoliate my body. I just never bought into the idea that I really needed it. Like many of you, I was just relying on my moisturizers to do the job, but I was wrong!  Exfoliating is a GAME CHANGER in your skincare routine and a must and here is why:Read More

THREE REASONS YOU NEED BODY OIL IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

It is time to break up with your dry skin for good!  Hearing the buzz about body oils, but not sure exactly what they can do for you? Body oils are intended to replace a traditional lotion (or they can be used in combination).  They are highly concentrated and when used correctly you will see some amazing benefits!

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WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID PHTHALATES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR TRYING TO CONCEIVE

This is a very informative article written by a gynocologist on the dangers of phthalates. Heard the buzz around phthalates, but not sure what they are? Phthalates are plasticizing chemicals that are toxic. Some have been banned in the EU but not in the US. They are hard to detect on the label ingredients because they are often the ‘hidden’ ingredient in the fragrance (according to the FDA). To avoid these toxins make sure that the products clearly state the fragrance used is phthalate-free to protect you and your family. In our products we use essential oils and always phthalate-free fragrances.Read More

10 BENEFITS OF USING OLIVE OIL FOR YOUR SKIN

In recent years there have been various studies to prove the health benefits of using olive oil in your daily diet.  Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and monounsaturated fats.  It is known to reduce the LDL (bad) cholesterol level, reduce risks associated to breast cancer and heart disease and can potentially reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, by maintaining healthy blood sugar levels in the body. So ixnay on the butter and add some Greek olive oil to your shopping list.  The benefits of olive oil don’t stop there.  Olive oil has many benefits to your skin.Read More

20 USES OF OUR LAVENDER SOOTHE & REPAIR BALM

Our multi-tasking Lavender Soothe & Repair balm uses a traditional Greek apothecary recipe (known as kerilifi) to help with skin issues, aging skin, and scars and is even gentle to use for the entire family. It is a waterless, highly concentrated formula loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids. A little goes a long way. It is beneficial for all skin types.

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5 BENEFITS OF BODY OIL

5 BENEFITS OF BODY OIL

In the US, body oils are not as common as they are in Europe.  I discovered the benefits of body oil while living in Greece and it was actually my Australian friend that got me to start using body oil – she swore by it!  Previously, I used lotion, and although some lotions are great, I wanted to share why I absolutely love body oil and wouldn’t go back to a lotion.Read More

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BODY BALM?

When living in Greece, I came across different types of balms (there they are known as kerilifi) at the farmer’s market.  The traditional keralifi is made with local olive oil, beeswax, and st. john’s wort oil.  Keralifi (balm) is a staple in the Greek homes and seriously magic in a jar. There is a reason it works!Read More

5 BENEFITS OF SOY CANDLES

I have always loved candles – the cozy feeling they give a room, how they just put you in a relaxing mood, but it wasn’t until recent that I learned that all candles are not created equal!Read More

HOW I GOT RID OF CYSTIC ACNE

I never really had acne throughout my teenage years but when I got in my late 20’s and early 30’s, it hit me.  The dermatologist put me on topical steroid treatments which caused dry skin, were expensive, and frankly I didn’t like putting all those chemicals on my face – it just didn’t seem right!  I decided to take the natural approach and guess what, it worked!   I want to share what helped me and if you are struggling with cystic acne or any type of acne really, I hope this helps you too!Read More

OUR STORY STARTED IN CHICAGO

I was very excited when I found out I was going to be interviewed by Windy City Greek.  Why?  Because that is where our story started!  I was a small town American girl living in the big city of Chicago when I met my now Greek husband (who was only visiting the city).  After whisking me away to live in Europe, he planned a trip back to Chicago to propose at the famous Bean where we had our first date.  So, yes, Chicago has a very special place place in our heart! Thanks to Alexia Amvrazi and Windy City Greek for capturing our story!Read More