Honoring Your Microbiome and Mother Nature.
Cicco: (Italian) A term of endearment meaning "little one".
I am Maria Ciccotelli. I created Cicco. Body Care in November of 2019. As a small batch, plant-powered company, everything is handmade in Maine with only good for you and good for the planet ingredients. Cicco. products are powered by organic, sustainable and ethically traded plants. At Cicco. we are all about infusions. Infusions allow us time to humbly ask plants to release their beneficial properties so we may use them to enhance our own lives. We believe the extra time spent working with the ingredients makes the final product all the more worthwhile. While we love essential oils, we understand that they can be harsh on the skin Microbiome (all of the little things residing on skin that protect us from foreign invaders), that we work so hard to protect. For this reason, we choose to keep them in our oil diffusers at home. You will not find ingredients on Cicco. labels that you can't understand. Hiding nothing and being straightforward with ingredients and intentions is our motto, because we believe that being upfront and honest is the best way to live life.
Cicco. started out as a passion project, as so many small businesses do. I was becoming more and more aware of how many harmful ingredients there were in everything that I used on a day to day basis. I, like many other trying-to-be-conscious with what I put on my skin folks, got tired of buying what I thought was "natural", (because was claimed to be so), just to research ingredients on the label to find that not all of the ingredients were non-toxic or potentially harmful after-all. I got sick of spending money just to throw things away.
I wanted to try my hand at making some of these products, so I began to research. I wanted to know the ins and outs of techniques, the whys and hows of plants and their constituents. An overwhelming serge of passion overtook me and I wanted to immerse myself in this world of herbalism and body care entirely. I began studying herbalism and this was when everything clicked. I knew I had found what I had been searching for my whole life. My journey had finally brought me to something that I could feel good about dedicating my life to and sharing with others. I have always been a lover of the land, an avid gardener, a caretaker of the earth. Now, I was a budding herbalist. I ran faster with this than I had ever run. Before I knew it, I was making my first batch of soap... and here we are, in the midst of a journey that is ever continuing. I hope that you choose to ride the wave with me. Welcome to Cicco. Body Care!
Cheers to the little things!