This beauty box contains Hand Cream and Body Oil from a wonderful line of organic olive oil based body care products created by my dear friend Eleonora Calamai. The beauty products from Villa Monteoriolo, Eleonora’s family-run olive estate in Tuscany, are sourced from the finest organic olives, specially pressed to maintain this miraculous fruit's natural moisturizing and protective properties. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a rich, anti-wrinkle, anti-aging, and antioxidant for all types of skin. The moisturizing comes from the ‘‘fat’’ part of the olive and the protective proprieties from the olive’s bio-phenols. The Villa Beauty Box is developed without silicones, parabens and coloring agents.
Included in our Villa Beauty Box is Villa Monteoriolo Signature Tin of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cultivated with centuries old techniques Villa Monteoriolo olives are still harvested by hand, which is limited to the month of December when the fruit is of the highest quality. This is just one reason why the best Tuscan olive with its green color and fruity flavor has a special place at holiday tables. Cold pressing the fresh fruits and centrifuging the must conserves all its outstanding nutritional value and health benefits, including high concentrations of oleic acid (monounsaturated) and antioxidants. It’s the most important part of the Mediterranean diet and why extra virgin olive oil is the ideal ingredient for your cooking and table.
The box includes:
- Body Oil 3.38 oz (100 ml)
- Hand Cream 3.38 oz (100 ml)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil 17 oz (500 ml)
- Made in ITALY
About Eleonora Calamai and Villa Monteoriolo. Some of my Discover my Italy clients have met Eleonora on a day trips to her villa for an olive oil tasting. Some lucky ones may also know Eleonora from her wonderful cooking classes. Eleonora’s family has been tending the olive groves and making olive oil at Villa Monteoriolo for over 200 years. Situated near Chianti in Tuscany, it is an ideal climate for olive growing. As they always have been, the olives are still picked by hand and pressed the same night they come off the tree. Eleonora wants everyone to know that the Villa Beauty Box is made with the same love and care as her family’s exclusive extra virgin olive oil.
A portion of all proceeds will go to help the "Abbraccia un Bambino" (Hug a Child), a project of the non-profit Caritas organization to sustain children affected by poverty in the town of Pesaro, in Marche region of Italy.