You absorb up to 64% of what you put on your skin, make sure you know what is in your products!
It's important to take care of your skin and hair to maintain your beauty. Our luxurious products made of organic oils and botanicals are perfect for EVERY skin and hair type. They will work for anyone seeking healthy, balanced, hydrated skin, and a luminous complexion. We will work with you to make the right ingredient mix based on your specific concerns and issues.
I am a grandmother, and this is my 45th birthday picture. My skin used to have uneven texture, with large pores and melasma along my jaw line. My doctor was recommending strong chemicals, lasers, peels, etc. I didn't think that was right for me, for the way I live.
For years now I have used nothing but Olio Caldo, and all of my issues have disappeared. Very few people believe my age. This is the story of the company's creation...
Olio Caldo…Hot Oil in Italian. Oils are the basis for our products, and they do amazing things!
My name is Mondae Hott, and I was first introduced to a healthier way of eating in 1989. I worked with someone who was passionate about organic food and farming, and she taught me a lot – like how to use vegetarian sources of protein so that I wasn’t so reliant on animals. I really learned what to put in my body, but I don’t remember talking about what I put on my body.
Like most good consumers, I felt science knew best. If I wanted to prevent wrinkles, and reduce pore size, pharmaceutical products were the way to go. Of all the places to have an epiphany, mine happened on a cruise ship. I treated myself to a spa day, which included a body wrap, during which they used a cellulite cream. Afterwards, the eager saleswoman sold me the same products she had used during my treatment. I followed the directions, and within a day or so I was no longer enjoying the cruise. I was jittery and couldn’t sleep. I realized that the cream contained a large amount of caffeine, and that I was absorbing it into my bloodstream through my skin. I was shocked!
I had been vaguely aware that many of the ingredients used in the cosmetic industry were not good for you, but I thought I was safe as they were on the outside of my body. What was I going to do now? I began researching brands and products that were considered “healthy”. There are many that make this claim, but why would a face cream need 30+ ingredients? I discover that cosmetics are untested or policed by the FDA. We rely on companies to be honest in their labeling, and the language of regulation could be interpreted in many ways. I encourage you to check it out for yourself.
My requirements for products I would use myself were: natural, organic, fair trade, no fillers, chemicals or additives, and effective! I knew I could make them myself. This way I would know exactly what each ingredient was, where it came from, and what its use was. I experimented for a year to get the mix just right. Over time people began to ask me what I was using - why I looked so great, almost glowing, with even tone and no spots. I decided to share the products with my family and friends. Over the next few years they became guinea pigs as I worked on the different formulas and condition specific ingredients, and they have now become regular customers.
I was convinced to share my products with the world and opened the online shop on December 17, 2012. We are located in Northern California, in the beautiful Sierra foothills and we make all of our products here at our shop in Cedar Ridge. Consultations make sure the products are specific to your needs - contact us any time: Email, phone, Skype, in person!
We have signed the NIRC truth in labeling pledge, and follow their guidelines for 100% Natural Ingredients in our products. We're passionate about building long-term relationships with our clients through our skilled and knowledgeable staff. We will continue to educate ourselves about the best ingredients for our client's needs - and will never change our commitment to you and the Earth! We would love to have you as a customer too!