How Maia and Tanya created Handmaids
Maia Mitreva combines her knowledge from her organic chemistry studies from UK's Organic Cosmetic Science diploma, with her creativity, to establish a rainbow of natural skin care products, packing them in Handmaids' artistic packaging. As she explains "It all started from a rash. I had a body rash that apparently no ointment nor paste could heal. It was cureless according to the standard medical practice and the interest shown by the doctors all this time. This is when I turned to the "grandmothers' fiddlesticks" as we call the herbal medicine often in Bulgaria .I gave it a try. And it worked, of course. Why wouldn't it?"
In their own words:
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the saying goes. For us, beauty arises with the minimalist approach to mix essential oils with other natural ingredients to achieve maximal potency. We learned that we need to love and believe in ourselves to accomplish something valuable that will be appreciated by others."
"We oppose violence. Naturally, our products are not tested on animals and we don’t work with such suppliers. We are officially certified as a Cruelty-Free company by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). All our products, however, are tried extensively by us and our friends and then tested and certified according to EU legislation.
Our packaging is minimal because we value Nature."