A DUNFERMLINE business which celebrates sustainability and Grecian products has received support from Business Gateway Fife.

Olga Gerogianni, owner of Estia Soaps, began selling her luxury, handmade, soap online in 2018 after moving to Scotland from her home in Greece with her family.

She has now expanded and opened a shop at East Port in the city centre, with hopes to grow further and create the healing spa of her dreams.

Olga said: "Our initial recipes were created back in Greece in 2006 and we now have a whole range of products made with the finest natural ingredients.

"My goal was to create a single product for hair, face and body to cut down the use of plastic and animal testing and use environmentally friendly packaging.

"Our range has now expanded to aromatherapy, bath and skincare products, all naturally luxurious, and 100 per cent vegan, offering a spa at home experience.

"We are proud to have won four products awards and Soap Retailer of the Year 2020/21 in Scotland."

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Each of Olga's soaps are inspired by Greek mythology and carry the names of Greek gods based on the main natural ingredients used.

Olga told the Press last month that suffering a TIA, known as a 'mini stroke', had helped her to take a step back from the stress of her business and that she was now hoping to focus on creating a relaxing area with healing crystals within her shop.

She has secured Digital Boost support from Business Gateway Fife to improve the online visibility of her store with the help of HR adviser Catherine Bartle.

Ms Bartle said: "All the products are made in the workshop by Olga and her husband, Spiros, onsite at the shop and she has now recruited two full-time staff.

"Olga is keen to develop the wholesale side of Estia, so we will be looking at the possibility of supporting her at trade shows in the summer."