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ABOUT US ORIGINALE

Ortigia is a small Italian soap and scent company founded in Sicily in 2006 by  Sue Townsend.  The luxurious range of soaps, scents, creams, candles and lotions are formulated using natural products indigenous to Sicily and inspired by the aesthetics, colours and scents of Italy’s most historic and tropical region.

The perfumes are distilled from the flowers of Sicily by master perfumer, Lorenzo Villoresi.  The base of all the products is natural perfume and natural ingredients: olive oil, vegetable glycerine, and organic colours. No sls, nickel or silicone; products not tested on animals.  Paraben-free,the range uses traditional products with modern ethics and integrity.

All Ortigia products are made by small family companies who pride themselves on the quality of their products. The highly decorative packaging is designed by Sue Townsend and draws on exotic Sicilian images and colours.

The name Ortigia comes from the small island that lies at the edge of the ancient fortified city of Siracusa, on Sicily’s southeastern coast. The streets of Ortigia are crumbling baroque façades of great splendour looking out on 3 sides to the sea. The Piazza del Duomo is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. Situated on the southeastern side of Sicily, this part of the island is known as “la Sicilia Orientale” because of its proximity to Africa and almost tropical climate. In the rich volcanic soil of Mount Etna – Europe’s highest active volcano – there are hundreds of orange & lemon groves – the only place where blood oranges grow – also grapefruit trees, almonds, pistachios, saffron, vines, olives and cactus.

Sicily is enriched with a colourful history of conquest, invasion and assimilation. It has been fought over and colonised: Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Hohenstaufens, Angevins, Aragonese and Bourbons all left their mark. Examples are found throughout the island. The island’s history, reflected in the uniquely rich and layered culture that is found in Sicily today, has inspired the creation of the Ortigia range.

     

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    • Ortigia Pomegranate Glycerine Single Soap
      Ortigia Pomegranate Glycerine Single Soap
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      £7.00
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    • Ortigia Fico d’India Olive Oil Single Soap
      Ortigia Fico d’India Olive Oil Single Soap
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    • Ortigia Fico d’India Large Olive Oil Soap Box
      Ortigia Fico d’India Large Olive Oil Soap Box
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    • Ortigia Zagara large Tray
      Ortigia Zagara large Tray
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    • Ortigia Gelsomino Olive Oil Soap Box Small
      Ortigia Gelsomino Olive Oil Soap Box Small
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      £26.00
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    • Ortigia Gelsomino Eau De Parfum 30ml
      Ortigia Gelsomino Eau De Parfum 30ml
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    • Ortigia Fico D'India Bath And Shower Gel
      Ortigia Fico D'India Bath And Shower Gel
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    • Ortigia Fico D'India Hand Cream
      Ortigia Fico D'India Hand Cream
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      £18.00
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    • Ortigia Florio Olive Oil Small Single Soap
      Ortigia Florio Olive Oil Small Single Soap
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    • Ortigia Florio Eau De Parfum 30ml
      Ortigia Florio Eau De Parfum 30ml
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    • Ortigia Fico D'India Eau De Parfum
      Ortigia Fico D'India Eau De Parfum
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    • Ortigia Florio Bath Salts
      Ortigia Florio Bath Salts
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    • Ortigia Fico D'India Bath Salts
      Ortigia Fico D'India Bath Salts
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    • Ortigia Gelsomino Single Soap with Olive Oil
      Ortigia Gelsomino Single Soap with Olive Oil
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      £6.50
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    • Ortigia Zagara Body Cream 100ml
      Ortigia Zagara Body Cream 100ml
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    • Ortigia Fico d’India Small Soap Box
      Ortigia Fico d’India Small Soap Box
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    • Ortigia Bergamot Olive Oil Large Soap Box
      Ortigia Bergamot Olive Oil Large Soap Box
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      £27.00
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    • Ortigia Florio Liquid Hand Soap
      Ortigia Florio Liquid Hand Soap
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    • Ortigia Zagara Liquid Hand Soap
      Ortigia Zagara Liquid Hand Soap
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    • Ortigia Florio Bath and Shower Gel
      Ortigia Florio Bath and Shower Gel
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      £24.00
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    • Ortigia Zagara Bath and Shower Gel
      Ortigia Zagara Bath and Shower Gel
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    • Ortigia Pomegranate Bath And Shower Gel
      Ortigia Pomegranate Bath And Shower Gel
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    • Ortigia Zagara Bath Oil
      Ortigia Zagara Bath Oil
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      £35.00
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    • Ortigia Lime Di Sicilia Liquid Hand Soap
      Ortigia Lime Di Sicilia Liquid Hand Soap
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    • Ortigia Neroli Hand Cream
      Ortigia Neroli Hand Cream
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    • Ortigia Florio Hand Cream
      Ortigia Florio Hand Cream
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    • Ortigia Zagara Hand Cream
      Ortigia Zagara Hand Cream
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    • Ortigia Lime Di Sicilia Hand Cream
      Ortigia Lime Di Sicilia Hand Cream
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    • Ortigia Pomegranate Hand Cream
      Ortigia Pomegranate Hand Cream
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    • Ortigia Florio Olive Oil Small Soap Box
      Ortigia Florio Olive Oil Small Soap Box
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      £26.00
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    • Ortigia Pomegranate Glycerine Soap Box Small
      Ortigia Pomegranate Glycerine Soap Box Small
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      £23.00
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    • Ortigia Lime Di Sicilia Glycerine Small Soap Box
      Ortigia Lime Di Sicilia Glycerine Small Soap Box
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