Our Story

Ever since I was a little girl, I was fascinated by the soap creating process.  I have been working for many years as an insurance broker and live with my family, sharing our time between Athens and Andros. 

Most of us, who come from the island of Andros, hold a dear memory of our mothers, grandmothers or aunts preparing the handmade soap that along with the aid of the water that sprung from the blessed soil of Andros, would clean perfectly all the white clothes and linens of our households and was suitable for all the other cleaning chores of our households.

That is the sensation I was looking for for years during my travels abroad, finding soaps made out from special ingredients from all over the world.  I was mesmerized by the feeling, the fragrances, the excellent quality and the luxury of their foam.  The idea alone of creating soaps like those was an enormous experience and this is how “Soap by Eleni” was born.

Intensive courses in soap making so that I can learn how to combine the feeling with the know-how.  Countless tests and trials (Fortunately nothing went to waste).  And there was our first production!

Local fragrances, wine from local vine yards, homemade rose water, spearmint, bergamot, savory, lavender and merolies from Gialia are blended with cedar, sandalwood, rosewood.

And yet something was still missing!  Our cause hadn’t been completed yet.

Our efforts had to be combined with a vision and that vision had to be entwined with the needs of our island which are so many and imperative.

So we are cleaning Andros’s pathways!

The symbolism is clear.  The aid is big.  With each soap you buy, you clean a part of Andros’s pathways.  And this is where our enthusiasm begins!  We have all become a large group of friends, a big team.  And because what is good needs to become known, what encouraged me the most, was the love I received from my friends.  The old ones that I already had and the new ones that came my way.

I am proud to be able to deposit this effort to my homeland.

Thank you for enjoying my soaps.


Email : ekourtesi@hmserv.gr
Phone. : +30 6944 647 133
Stenies Andros Island 84500


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