Atmosphere Essentials – The Art of Natural Skin

If you haven’t been introduced yet to Atmosphere Essentials, allow me to be the first to do so. This cozy haven for all that smells delicious has become a neighborhood gem. From the moment you walk into this picturesque cottage you are surrounded by a relaxing, delightful atmosphere. The salon is run by a knowledgeable Antonio Sciortino, who provides personal attention and treats you like a good old friend. Though Atmosphere Essentials’ focus is mainly on body and skin care, one can also indulge in custom designed perfumes, candles and baby care products; in addition beauty and hair care services are featured in a modest but comfortable salon.

Antonio is an expert in natural skin products, but not too many know that his journey into beauty world began with his grandmother. In the early 1950’s, in Italy, Antonio’s grandmother began producing soaps, hair shampoos and lotions, using all natural products, to help cope with the tough post-war times. Inspired by the healthy living concept and armed with original family formulas, Antonio decided to reflect back to nature with the Atmosphere Essentials skin care line. The all-organic products in the store are produced in a private on-site laboratory used for research and development.

Here’ a list of products I had the pleasure of testing:

Volcanic (olive oil and processed volcanic rock based) soap exfoliates your skin and leaves you with a little healthy glow.

Mint (olive oil and peppermint tea) soap has a refreshing peppermint smell that enhances your bathing experience.

Grape Seed Exfoliating Shower Gel provides a gentle micro scrub while Grape Seed Body Lotion nourishes the body with natural oils.

The soy candle is one of my favorite products, made with 100% soy wax and essential oils.

And last but not least, the custom designed fragrances. We all like perfumes, but it’s even more fun to create your very own signature scent. Try it and make it personal!

Big thank you to Dmitry M for the photos.

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