Lili Giglia tells us about her business making all-natural skincare products in Zurich, Switzerland.
Lili has the following holistic therapy qualifications:
SNHS Dip. Distinction (Holistic Pain Management), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Reflexology), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Stress Management), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Holistic Clinical Nutrition), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Aromatherapy), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Holistic Skincare Products) & SNHS Dip. Distinction (Business & Marketing for Holistic Therapists)
I’m Lili, the owner/founder of Essentially Lili, ‘As Natural As You’, Skincare products. www.essentiallylili.com
Let me tell you why I started making all-natural skincare products.
As a child, I suffered with Eczema and spent many years at the Royal Children’s Hospital trying various Cortisones and Hydrocortisones on my body.
In my teens, I used expensive Commercial products which removed the natural oils from my face, making it feel extremely dry and irritated.
This is when I started using Aromatherapy blended products and, from that time, I have refused to put any other brand on my face. I love how my signature product, the ‘Nourishing Face Balm’, makes my skin feel every day.
In 2015 I decided to share this product with others. I made samples of the Nourishing Face Balm to give out to a Women’s Group in Zurich, Switzerland.
The feedback from the ladies about how this one product had calmed conditions like Eczema, Rosacea and Dry Skin was incredible and it was unlike anything they had used before.
This is where my desire to study and learn more about what I was doing to help others came from. As I was living abroad, I wanted to do online studying.
I joined the School of Natural Health Sciences in 2015 and embarked on 3 Diploma courses in order to enhance my knowledge and combine it with what I was already doing for my customers.
In 2016, I completed the Business & Marketing for Holistic Therapists, Aromatherapy and Holistic Skincare Products within the first 6 months. I loved working with my Tutors who gave their feedback and assistance. These studies allowed me to better understand how to help my customers and my young family.
I was running the business, raising a family and studying at the same time. I continued my studies to complete Holistic Clinical Nutrition and Stress Management which I completed in 2016-17, with Reflexology in 2018 and recently finished Holistic Pain Management.
The studies are interesting, informative and allow you to work at your ‘own pace’. I incorporate my business experience and knowledge to my studies as well as combining my studies with helping customers for their Health, Nutrition and Stress concerns, to resolve their skin related issues. Soon I will embark on Nutrition for Over 50s to add to my Diploma portfolio.
My customers askabout various ailments and conditions for which I make products for them. I expanded the range to include various age groups, skin concerns as well as other issues like Cracked Heels, Congestion and Menopause.
‘Essentially Lili’ now has over 38 products that are all made with 100% Natural Ingredients by me here in Zurich. I ship them wherever they are needed – in Switzerland, UK, USA, Australia and beyond.
I write a monthly newsletter and blog about health, essential oils and alternative health options too.
Essentially Lili – Blog Library
The feedback and reviews are what I love the best about what I do. Especially, when a customer writes to say that my products have helped resolve a problem, or that they love my stuff so much they are no longer using commercial products. There are so many reviews to choose from on the link below.
Essentially Lili – Reviews
I have grown my brand and online following with Instagram and Facebook in particular. I always try to make the posts interesting and fun to keep my customers and followers informed about what I’m doing.
Today, I no longer wear foundation make-up as a statement that one can be naturally beautiful when their skin concerns are resolved. That’s where we came up with the slogan, ‘As Natural As You’ for the ‘Essentially Lili Brand’, where “Beauty is Self Confidence applied directly to your face!”
Lili Giglia – as ‘Essentially Lili’
SNHS Dip. Distinction (Holistic Pain Management), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Reflexology), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Stress Management), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Holistic Clinical Nutrition) & SNHS Dip. Distinction (Aromatherapy), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Holistic Skincare Products) & SNHS Dip. Distinction (Business & Marketing for Holistic Therapists)
Studying: Nutrition for Age 50 Plus
Homemade Cosmetic Skincare Products
As Natural As You
Registered No: CHE 163.676.936
Member International College of Holistic Medicine (ICHM)