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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

5 PRODUCTS TO FIGHT WINTER SKIN

Hello Midwest DRY Winters!  I think living somewhere with all four seasons is the BEST, but as seasons change you also may have to switch up your skincare routines.  The dry temps outside and the indoor heating takes moisture out of the air – which leaves you with dry skin in the winter months. To help, I have rounded up some of our Vilia Soap best sellers that can help you combat your winter skin.Read More

GET HEALTHIER SKIN IN 2017

One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to get in shape and eat healthier.  Ok, those are good resolutions and they are on the top of my list always and they should be for everyone.  Eating healthy and exercising are great, but do you also know that the skin is the biggest organ of the human body and the organ with largest exposure to outside ailments including the environment and the products that you put on your skin.  Perhaps you should think about including this resolution: ‘Start my journey to healthier skin care products.Read More

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKIN TYPE

It is important to know your skin type before you start any skin care regimen because it will allow you to select the right products to use that will compliment your complexion, slow down the aging process, and give you healthy glowing skin.Read More

5 BENEFITS OF HANDMADE SOAP

I have used many different soaps in the past.  I will admit it, I grew up on Dial! Then, I switched to shower gels and shower creams that were full of nasty chemicals (at that time I wasn’t paying attention to what was on my skin).  None of the products that I was using helped my dry skin and crocodile legs in the cold winter months. In 2012, I started using my father-in-law’s handmade olive oil soap and I loved it!  Finally, no more dry and itchy legs and I even use less body lotion.  That is when my love affair began with handmade soap.Read More

ESSENTIAL OIL VS FRAGRANCE OIL

When I started making handmade soap, skincare, and candles, the debate on essential oil vs fragrance oil is one of the biggest debates that I came across when trying out to recipes. I did a lot of research on this topic so I could know exactly what was going into my products. It is important for all consumers to know the difference of each so they know what they are buying.Read More