Welcome to PG Olive Oil
I am Phil Sumpter owner of PG Olive Oil, just a bit of background as to where PG Olive Oil came from.
In 2013 I started a Courier Company Parcelgiants Ltd.
Having ran this business for over 5 years without a break a colleague of mine suggested I needed a holiday and booked me into The Hotel Petros in Zante for a week
Whilst on the island I met a few people and struck up a business relationship with a company based on the island selling their Olive Oil in UK.
This has since gone full circle and now I buy Koutsis’s Organic Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil, dark green in colour with a pungent, fruity and nutty flavour, the oil is extracted from the olives using a cold pressed mechanical process without the use of heat or chemicals -only the highest grades, Extra Virgin and Virgin olive oil are produced using this method.
Having lived from birth with Eczema, buying and using soap had always been a problem, you would get used to a soap, the manufacturer would change the ingredients causing a skin eruption and would be back to square one again
Having started buying Olive Oil based soap, this became a no brainer, I should try making my own soap.
In January 2020 before the lockdown started, I tried various recipes and fragrances, my first batch of Soap comes out of the mould Thyme fragranced – 12 bars of varying sizes and weights.
All the soaps we produce have the same basic recipe, Koutsis Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Caster Oil, Water, Lye and fragrance (an essential oil)
We use a cold process recipe for all our soaps, all the fragrances are based on Plants and Flowers growing on Zakynthos, I have a couple of other fragrances in the testing s
stage at the moment, if you have any favourites you would like to see let me know
All out soaps are tested and have a CPSR approval, needed to sell in UK & Europe
All our soaps are handmade using the Cold Process method and not made by machine, actually take a couple of hours to make, then go through Saponification, this can take up to 48 hours the soaps are cut into bars and then they take 3 to 4 weeks to cure, before they are ready to use
What are the benefits of having Olive Oil in your diet?
Cold pressed olive oil mainly comprises oleic acid, a fat that may help lower cholesterol. It also provides Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats, which are essential for your health.
Cold pressed olive oil is rich in healthy fats, dozens of powerful plant compounds, and vitamins E and K.
It is known to assist with reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, and other chronic diseases.
Studies suggest that olive oil may help reduce inflammation due to its high concentration of healthy fats, antioxidants, and compounds like oleocanthal.
Oleocanthal is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Test-tube studies indicate that it acts similarly to ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory drug.