I have been reading quite a few books about Olive Oil lately and although most are for uses in cooking, I am finding more and more how nourishing it is for your skin. It has been used for centuries as a moisturizer for skin and hair.
Because Olive Oil is so soothing and beneficial for your skin, I wanted to find lotions and soaps to offer my clients that are made with extra virgin olive oil.
While tasting and choosing my California Olive Oil, which I will be offering you, I learned of a woman locally who makes her own soaps and potions. Miraculously, she is using the same EVOO that I will be selling.
Her name is Gaby Schmidt and she is from Bakersfield. She handcrafts body cremes, body butter, soaps, lip butter and more. She uses EVOO and other nourishing body butters, such as cocoa butter, mango butter, and shea butter. She makes her own infused potions of calendula and other healing herbs. Her ingredients are organic, when possible, and unprocessed, for example, the cocoa butter she uses is not deodorized so you can still smell the trace of chocolate – no chemicals allowed!
My husband, Butch and I are addicted to the body creme! You can use the product once, and then wash your hands a few times during the day, and your hands are still moisturized. I absolutely love that!
Gaby is an aesthetician and wants to create products that she feels good using and offering her clients. She is originally from Romania where her mother would make soaps as part of working on the farm. She is very knowledgeable about her ingredients and their uses on the skin.
Her business is a family affair and her young son Jake is her biggest salesperson. When they go to the Farmer’s Market, he is very enthusiastic and loves to brag about his mother’s products. Her customers love him (who wouldn’t love that cutie!).
I’m so excited to have her as one of my partners. I will be having her products available for you to sample at my launch party! The lotions and soaps will be available on the website sometime before summer.
Below is a picture of her going to the Farmer’s Market.
Ciao for now,