Our Olio team includes a diverse set of smart, capable and dedicated women—daughters, mothers, students, and friends from all over the world. Their products are made by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon. The balms utilize an all-natural base of nourishing olive and shea oils, bound together with natural beeswax and grapefruit essential oil.
They love making their products, and are honored to be able to support local communities by designing, sourcing and hand-producing all Olio products in the USA.
As a makeup artist and stylist with over 25 years of experience in the international film and commercial industry, Paola LaMorticella knows skin care. So, when she realized that prescriptions and over-the-counter creams irritated her infant son’s skin, she decided to do something about it.
Paola created her own balm to soothe her son’s skin naturally, using a unique combination of simple, nourishing elements and eliminating all non-essential ingredients.