Aphrodite Cosmetics FAQ
All of Aphrodite's soaps are based on 75-95% certified organic olive oil and certain scents are mixed with with wild herbs harvested on the Island of Crete.
Our skin care products contain 80-85% saponified organic olive oil and plant derived glycerin, along with natural herbs and fragrance.
Our products contain no artificial preservatives or animal fats.
One of the most understated benefits of using olive oil for beauty products is that, unlike many of today’s chemically laden beauty products, it has stood the test of time. Minoan women brushed olive oil hair in their hair to keep it shiny and strong. Greek Olympiad athletes massaged olive oil and herbal blends to soothe sore muscles. Modern Greek pediatricians advise new mothers to bathe their babies with olive oil soap in order to avoid allergies and skin inflammations.
Our products are all natural and contain no artificial preservatives or animal fats. Since we opted not to use harsh chemical preservatives, we placed expiration dates on our products as a guide to help you determine when your product is best used by to retain maximum performance. We manufacture year round, and always keep the freshest product in stock.
No. Aphrodite products are not tested on animals.
Our partner company, Aphrodite, adheres to the regulations set forth by European Cosmetics Regulation and also those set by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). Currently, the European standards are more stringent.
No. Our soaps and body products use a base ingredient of natural olive oil, and do not use animal byproducts.
Our products are manufactured in a family-owned shop on the Greek isle of Crete, next to the source of our olives.
There are no FDA standards or definitions for the use of the term hypoallergenic (2) (Source: FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors Fact Sheet, December 19, 1994; revised October 18, 2000), which means, technically, it’s open to interpretation. We do use all natural ingredients in our body products – nearly all of which have been used by people for centuries without issues. Because there is no baseline standard for determining what products can be labeled hypoallergenic, we don’t feel that we can comfortably identify our products as such.
If you have questions about any of our product ingredients, please feel free to e-mail or call us. We’d be happy to help answer any questions you may have!
Note: Manufacturers of cosmetics labeled as hypoallergenic are not required to submit substantiation of their hypoallergenicity claims to FDA.