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Welcome to nota™, <br>I’m so glad you’re here!

Welcome to nota™,
I’m so glad you’re here!

My name is Helena, licensed Esthetician and lover of all things skincare! My story began in São Paulo, Brazil. I moved to the U.S. when I was 7 years old, and have had my heart set on the beauty industry since. I work at Octagon Salon and Spa in Gurnee, IL. located just north of Chicago. I have a passion for skincare and making my clients look and feel their best. Nothing brings me more joy than taking away clients' stressors, even if just for an hour. As a mom of two young girls, I care more than ever about the ingredients I am using on myself and my family. The Kallianis family asked me to assist in the development of nota™ natural olive oil products- a concept that started way before I even knew the Kallianis family. nota™ began with the development of a bar soap in 2011 using the family’s olive oil harvested in Sparta, Greece. The vision was to utilize all the natural health benefits the non-gmo organic olives had to offer…so why stop at consumption! Maybe you are thinking...Why olive oil for your skin? Our mountain grown organic extra virgin olive oil contains high levels of beneficial antioxidants, polyphenols, and vitamins A, D, E & K. For centuries, olive oil has been applied to the skin to help prevent premature aging, psoriasis & dehydrated skin. Perfectly formulated to nourish and moisturize all while achieving healthy glowing SKIN! My experience and knowledge has helped ensure function and quality of the products. Not to mention, loving the creative process and learning a ton along the way! I also account for the professional estheticians that will be using these products on clients. I am overwhelmed with excitement for you to soon try nota™ olive oil skincare, as they are products I truly believe in and stand behind!

Without further ado, let me introduce you to the nota™  product lineup:
nota™ hand-crafted natural olive oil bar soaps [paraben free, synthetic fragrance free, detergent free, cruelty free, cold pressed]:
  • oatmeal, goat's milk & honey
  • smashed cherry & almond
  • greek yogurt & orange spice
  • lavender & oatmeal
  • rosemary & sea salt
  • black charcoal & lavender
  • vanilla & roasted coffee bean
  • early harvest olive oil [unscented] 
  • nota™ 100% natural organic olive oil hand and body wash
  • nota™ 100% natural organic olive oil & brown sugar scrub
  • nota™ 100% natural organic olive oil hand and body lotion 
  • nota™ 100% natural organic olive oil lip balm 
  • nota™ 100% natural organic olive oil face oil
nota™ naturally sourced skincare - give your skin the natural nourishment it deserves!
Helena Eder
nota™ esthetician