Kiralifi: An Ancient Ointment for the Modern Day

by Hannah Le Fevre Taylor


Kiralifi is a traditional Greek ointment that has been used in beauty and skincare for centuries

and is created from just two key, natural ingredients; Olive Oil and Beeswax.



According to Greek mythology, Olive Oil was a gift from Athena, Goddess of War and Wisdom, and so the Ancient Greeks believed it to have divine powers. It has been used in skincare for centuries due to its velvety texture and hydrating properties, making it an effective moisturiser. It is also rich in vitamins and contains antioxidants, protecting the skin from free radical damage and reducing signs of irritation and swelling.




Like Olive Oil, Beeswax has anti-inflammatory properties

which help to promote the skin’s healing and treat skin conditions.


Beeswax also has antibacterial properties; it creates a barrier on the skin to protect it from bacteria. This barrier also helps protect the skin from the elements, such as the cold weather, while retaining the skin’s moisture and so is an essential skincare ingredient, particularly during the winter.

Inspired by the ointments of old, our Kiralifi Ointment incorporates more natural ingredients with beneficial properties to give you our own restorative balm:


The addition of Coconut Oil, Almond Oil and Castor Oil enriches the ointment

each natural oil contributing to its moisturising and antioxidant properties.

Almond oil is a mild, gentle oil that can be beneficial for all skin types

Honey strengthens the ointment’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties while protecting the skin from infection.Both Lemon Oil and Aloe Vera are astringents which help to reduce irritation and tighten the skin, giving it a strong and youthful appearance. Like Castor Oil, Lavender Oil is an antimicrobial, helping to fight bacteria while giving the ointment a soothing scent that promotes relaxation and is believed to reduce stress and anxiety

Castor oil contains antioxidants that fight free radicals in your body

The combination of all-natural ingredients in our Kiralifi Ointment makes it a powerful balm rich with beneficial properties that maintain the skin’s moisture, reduce irritation, and aid healing.

The ointment is very concentrated so just a little works wonders.

For optimal effect, apply the ointment to problem areas after a bath or shower while your skin is still warm and allow it to melt into your skin. Our recipe contains no chemicals or toxic substances; it is kind to your skin which is essential when treating dry, delicate areas.