matzouni's Shop Announcement


Matzouni (GR: ματζούνι) is the greek slang word for a beverage made of herbs which is beneficial for the human body. The greek tradition and definition of this word made the sound of it very appealing to the nature of our shop.
A variety of herbs, homemade soap & pure virgin olive oil are the ingredients that consist of our unique recipe. And all this brought to you from the Cretensium terra, the isle of Crete.

All of our herbs are hand picked. From the purest soils we collect what nature generously provides in order to deliver the best out of it. Dried far from the eyes of the sun in an all natural way and packaged when the process is over.

Our soap is made with 100% pure extra virgin Cretan olive oil, NaOH (sodium hydroxide) and distilled water. We use the cold process method, which is the best, rather than the hot process. It may take the most time for saponification (2-3 months), but it produces the highest quality soaps.
Our soaps are truly good for your skin. Eco friendly too!!!

Friends and family gather in the lands for a joyful, hard to work in though, olive gathering "carnival". The olive trees, fed by earth, water and sun, generously give away their fruits, so that we all can enjoy their extraordinary extract... oil! Olive oil is the must have of every way of living and cooking!

Olive oil is more than a food staple of the much-vaunted Mediterranean diet. It is actually tremendously useful, finding applications in personal care, home improvement, green cleaning, natural remedies and other areas.

Olive oil is the main cooking oil in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It's a necessity of the Greek cuisine.

It is mostly used as a salad dressing and as an ingredient in salad dressings. It is also used with foods to be eaten cold. If uncompromised by heat, the flavor is stronger. It also can be used for sautéing.

Cretan women are known for their skills in weaving. The old traditional cretan houses were characterised by the loom where women spent a large part of their day. It was the place where they made the daily clothing of the family, blankets, towels, rugs, aprons and tablecloths. Although less women are occupied with weaving, today one can still purchase the famous cretan woven fabrics, unique samples of folk art, in beautiful colours and original designs.
It used to be a big deal for a young girl to have a rich variety of textile items, wich were shown off before the wedding. That s why the older women of the family spend most of their time knitting for the younger girls’ weddings.
It is an art passed on from mother to daughter hundreds of years..