How to Clean Up at the Olympics!

How to Clean Up at the Olympics!

Whitmore & White
I wonder if you have recovered from Adam Peaty's amazing performance, earning him a well deserved gold medal and world record? Backing your favourite sends pulses racing at a time when nations celebrate sport together. We really are lucky to live in this modern day; things weren't quite so civilised when the ancient Greeks hosted their games. The games were first held near Mt Olympus in 776 B.C. in honour of Zeus. Animal sacrifices to the gods would be commonplace. On the fourth day the combat sports took place with no rules other than no eye-gouging! Originally the competing men wore loin cloths to cover their modesty. This tradition was short lived and athletes soon showed off their sporting prowess in the buff. According to historians this was to celebrate the achievements of the human body - I'll reserve judgement on that! Winner Takes It Oil The olympic victors were awarded a simple crown fashioned from an olive branch and received prizes including a vat of the precious oil. The olive tree was a symbol of wisdom and peace and they were in awe of its amazing health and therapeutic benefits. Ancient Greeks used olive oil as a substitute to soap for washing, they also used it for cosmetic purposes keeping their skin smooth; the olympians believed it made their naked bodies look more appealing. A Natural Beauty We don't endorse many ancient traditions, but certainly agree with the amazing properties of olive oil. We're hugely pleased to be champions of La Chinata de Espana in the UK. La Chinata are producers of premium organic olive oil. They have created the Natural Edition range of beautiful cosmetics based on their extra virgin olive oil, all of which are lovely to use and have quite a following in store! Their range includes hair care, soaps, shower and bath gels; perfect for spoiling yourself every day. For those special occasions we have gone the extra mile and have put together gift sets including a new baby celebration hamper. So whether you want to feel refreshed, regenerated or want to win the 'best present competition', there's a La Chinata product for you. It's so easy, browse our lovely online shop or fire up your chariot and head on down to one of our shops. We look forward to seeing you soon, Mandi