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Product of cold saponification method, from Greek certified extra virgin olive oil
Luxury packaging, bearing smalll cards with philosophical texts (large collection), gives the possibility of choice depending on the mood and the occasion
Sturdy box with protective gelatin, ideal for travelling
Extra virgin olive oil, as an elixir of unique care and deep hydration of the skin, is the main substance of Filokalein natural soaps. Its miraculous action was widely known even in the ancient times. Body and hair were anointed with oil for cosmetic purposes enhancing beauty and health. Having a substantial resemblance to skin’s composition, oils maximizes the extent to which its active ingredients are absorbed by the skin. Very rich in natural fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E and K and antioxidants, oil has strong moisturizing, soothing, regenerative and anti-aging properties. It nourishes, rejuvenates and revitalizes the cells, giving skin softness, shine and elasticity.
Olive tree, a symbol of prosperity, peace and fertility. According to mythology, the creation of the olive tree was the result of a contest between Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, and Poseidon, God of the Sea, as to who would become the protector of a newly built city in Attica (the historical region of Greece). Athena won Poseidon by producing the olive tree, an offering signifying fruitfulness and peace. The well-known mythological hero Hercules is reported to use a wooden stake made from an olive tree. Odysseus used the olive tree to beat Cyclops and return to his home in the island of Ithaca. Winners of the Olympic Games were crowned with olive branches. Ancient Greeks considered olive as being the greatest good for treating every disease coming in one’s life and so the punishment for whomever uprooted them was severe or even death (as Aristotle reports). Without any doubt, history of olive begins even before writing was discovered. So rich and charismatic is its form that 3,500 years passed and yet olive preserved its flesh, waiting patiently at the bottom of a cup sunk in a water cistern at the Minoan Palace of Zakros in Crete.
Olive admired thousand times, the courage of peasantry
|ingredients||olea europaea fruit oil, aqua, cocos nucifera oil, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, sodium hydroxide|
|weight||125 gr / 4.4 oz.|
|dimensions||11L x 7.7W x 3.8H cm|