KtimaThrinax

Handmade extra virgin olive soaps & body butters

Athens, Greece · 42 Sales

KtimaThrinax

Handmade extra virgin olive soaps & body butters

Athens, Greece 42 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

Announcement   Welcome to Ktima Thrinax. Here you'll find a range of handmade, all natural virgin olive oil cold process soaps, body butter and wax salves made from olives I grow and cultivate on my land in Greece using the traditional techniques and recipes passed down by my forefathers. I am proud to work with nature to bring you a range of products that protect, nourish and revitalize your skin. Happy shopping 💝💝
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FREE SHIPPING on all orders over the value of USD 50.00. Use FREESHIPPINGOVER50 coupon code at checkout!
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We'll be adding new products so favorite this shop to stay tuned! 😊
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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 8, 2018

Welcome to Ktima Thrinax. Here you'll find a range of handmade, all natural virgin olive oil cold process soaps, body butter and wax salves made from olives I grow and cultivate on my land in Greece using the traditional techniques and recipes passed down by my forefathers. I am proud to work with nature to bring you a range of products that protect, nourish and revitalize your skin. Happy shopping 💝💝
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FREE SHIPPING on all orders over the value of USD 50.00. Use FREESHIPPINGOVER50 coupon code at checkout!
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We'll be adding new products so favorite this shop to stay tuned! 😊
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Let's connect on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/KtimaThrinax/
Pinterest https://gr.pinterest.com/ktimathrinax/

Leonidas Kanalis

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Leonidas Kanalis

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(14)
ramanhpns1

ramanhpns1 on Jan 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This soap is good. Skin feels nice and soft after use. It works great on my dry skin, keeps skin clean and hydrated. It also came with a small sample of body butter that smells like biscuits! I absolutely love it and will buy it next time. Thanks.

Tabitha

Tabitha on Dec 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I am enjoying this entire kit, but I especially love the olive wax salve! It’s a luxurious balm, worth its weight in gold. It has done wonders for my dry winter skin. I even use it on my face. I would highly recommend.

duccika

duccika on Sep 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Only used the soap once, but am very happy with it. Received my item quickly and even got a small gift, which i am still to try. Seller communication was excellent. Will buy again!

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About

My personal odyssey led me to conclude that “… I am going to be a farmer and work with the land…”

Welcome to Ktima Thrinax!

While growing up in Athens, farming was not the first thing that came to mind as I contemplated my future. It took me some time to start putting the pieces of the puzzle together: the trips to my village in the Peloponnese, near Kalamata (the cradle of extra virgin olive oil), the green pepper-scented walks with my grandfather, the farming tools in our village home, the memory of everyday provincial life populated with images of my family returning from the field in their truck loaded with sacks of olives.

Fast forwarding down the windy road of my twenties, the puzzle started to make sense. A brief period of work in South Africa revealed new possibilities of working with the land. It inspired me to view my heritage in a different light; to return back to basics and to employ the traditional and sustainable farming methods of my forefathers; to contribute to the quality of life. And so the decision came to walk in the footsteps of my ancestors. I suddenly felt fulfilled by the prospect of harvesting Mother Nature’s generous gifts, turning them into precious everyday products for everyday use.

The soap-making process:
Extra virgin pure olive oil is the base ingredient common to all Thrinax handmade soaps. To make the olive oil, I use my forefather’s fast-disappearing know-how from a time when chemicals and pesticides had no place in production. The traditional cultivation of olive trees underlines the resulting purity and nutritional properties of Thrinax soaps.

For soap production, we also follow the exact same processes our forefathers applied as well as recipes dating back 400 years. In ancient times a wooden trident- like agricultural tool was used to thresh straw and separate the wheat from the chaff. My forefathers adopted this traditional tool to collect olives and blend the soap mixture in large cauldrons. Hence, the brand name “Thrinax” which symbolises our commitment to the use of traditional, eco-friendly farming and production methods.

Saponification is achieved through the use of the cold process method which is gentler on the skin and maintains the beneficial properties of the olive oil contrary to modern-day industrial processes. I also infuse my soap with a range of natural herbal, resin and botanical additives, some dating back to the Greek classical period, to enrich the nutritional and/or aromatic properties of the soap and make it suitable for specific purposes. In fact, I’m passionate about nature’s gifts and am constantly on the lookout for different natural additives that will give each of the soaps produced a different purpose and unique feel. I am particularly enthused by ingredients that are native to my country such as the green natural clay of Cephalonia, Cretan dittany and the natural mastic resin of Chios.
All Thrinax products are 100% natural. They are pesticide, parabens, petroleum, sulphate and GMO free. They are hand-made from start to finish. After saponification, the soap mixture is left to mature in a naturally-aired environment over an 8-week period during which time the sodium hydroxide (NaOH) completely evaporates, leaving a natural product ready for use. It is then hand-cut or placed in moulds and packaged for delivery.

Pure olive oil - nature’s super ingredient
100% virgin olive oil is the base ingredient for all Thrinax handmade soaps. The olive oil is cultivated from our own olive trees in the areas of Keratea in Attica and Messenia in the Peloponnese. When the olive oil soap comes into contact with the skin, it’s properties result in the natural hydration of skin tissue as well as skin revitalization, leaving a cool and fresh sensation. Oleic acid is one of the most important ingredients in olive oil. This gives olive oil its regenerative and hydrating properties, keeping the skin soft and supple. Olive oil also contains squalene which helps to lubricate the skin’s surface to achieve a softer texture and smoother appearance. It is not oily which means that it does not restrict or block the pores and due to its high levels of Vitamin E, olive oil also has healing properties making it a wonderful gift for all skin types.

Nature’s gift
Treat your skin to the natural luxury of Thrinax products. And don't hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to answer any questions.

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  • Leonidas Kanalis

    Owner, Producer

    I have a deep respect for the land and believe that nature rewards eco-friendly processes with natural, nutrient-rich, quality products that enrich our daily lives. This is the philosophy behind Ktima Thrinax products.

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Last updated on Dec 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Please contact me via ETSY convo if your interested in purchasing my products for wholesale.

Is olive oil the base ingredient for all of your soaps?

Yes, olive oil is the base ingredient for all Ktima Thrinax soaps and body products. We make everything by hand using the traditional cold process method passed down by our forefathers. Organic extra virgin olive oil from the regions of Kalamata and Keratea in Greece is the base ingredient for all our products. We then enrich our products with a range of herbal, botanical, natural additives which differentiate them.

How do you make your soaps?

Saponification is achieved using the cold process method unlike the industrial process which utilizes the hot method thereby significantly reducing the therapeutic and nutritional properties of soap. By contrast, the cold process method ensures that all ingredients are mixed in a natural temperature safeguarding the integrity of the ingredients’ natural properties and glycerol produced entirely within the soap. The maturation of the soap takes place in a naturally-aired area over an 8 week period during which time the sodium hydroxide (NaOH) completely evaporates, leaving a natural product ready for use.

All stages of production from manufacture through to packaging are completely handmade.

What are the main natural additives in your soap?

The basic soap is Castille soap which is cold processed olive oil soap.

We provide a range of soaps enhanced by the addition of natural additives. Currently we use 9 main additives:

Green Clay
Cinnamon
Rosemary & Chamomile
Vanilla & Black Tea
Goat's Milk & Honey
Citrus Mix
Kiwi & Poppy Seeds
Nettle
Beer

However, we are always working on additional recipes to offer our customers an array of soaps with a wide range of properties that respond to their needs.

What are the benefits of pure olive oil soap?

Pure olive oil is the basic ingredient in all Ktima Thrinax handmade soaps. Oleic acid is one of the most important ingredients in olive oil. This gives olive oil its regenerative and hydrating properties, keeping the skin soft and supple. Olive oil also contains squalene which helps to nourish and retain the skin’s moisture. It is not oily which means that it does not restrict or block the pores and due to its high levels of Vitamin E, olive oil also has healing properties.

When the olive oil soap comes into contact with the skin, it’s properties result in the natural hydration of skin tissue as well as skin revitalization, leaving a cool and fresh sensation.

Are your products completely natural?

Yes. I produce my soap following the exact practices and production methods used by my forefathers: cauldron, wooden spoon, carefully and patiently hand threshing the soap mixture until it is ready to place in molds. As a result of the natural production technique I use to make my soaps, all by- products are 100% biodegradable.

In addition, all products are free of parabens, mineral oil, Propylen Glycol, Ethanolamine and Triethanolamine.

What are the benefits of the additives you put in your soap?

Firstly there are no chemical additives in our soap. All additives are completely natural and enrich the beneficial effects of pure olive soap. Generally, each additive combined with a pure olive oil base helps to cleanse, nurture, protect and repair the skin giving it a fresh, healthy glow.

How long do your soaps, body butters and salves last for?

Products will last 4 - 6 weeks depending on use.

Accepted Payment Methods - 'Other' for Customers Residing in Greece ONLY

We accept ETSY payments as well as PayPal. For customers that permanently reside in Greece, we also offer the 'Other' payment option. If you belong to this category and would like to opt for this payment method, please contact Ktima Thrinax first to arrange payment. When payment is received, your order will be delivered.

Do you refund shipping overages?

Although we try to be estimate shipping costs as accurately as possible, sometimes there may inevitably be differences so in the event that you are overcharged, rest assured that Ktima Thrinax will refund the difference.