Casyopea® was established in the summer of 2003. Our first shop opened doors in Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria. The positive feedback we received from our shop’s conceptual design encouraged us to further develop it. Casyopea® managed to maintain and moreover expand its unique position of a leading chain of shops in its sector.
In our dynamic everyday life it is never easy to find a delicate balance between pleasure, family and career. Casyopea® gives you a chance to make time for yourself and enjoy it. We also believe that “Mens sana in corpore sano” (A healthy mind in a healthy body) is the correct way to a happy life. That is why we invite you to leave behind your daily routine and spice up your life a little. By stepping into one of our stores you will step into a magical dream or in a fairytale where you will enjoy warm welcome and service and will pamper you senses with the broad variety of nourishing spa products with exquisite scents.
All of our cosmetic products, soaps and candles are hand made. All are manufactured with love and care in our own factories where we use unique aromas and ingredients, gift from Nature. Casyopea® is against animal testing and use of animal ingredients. Nowadays after years of hard work and research we believe that we have finally created the winning formula of “Your Own Private Spa”.
Since 2012 Casyopea® is a member of the Bulgarian National Association Essential Oils, Perfumery and Cosmetics (BNAEOPC).
On 2016 we are certified for producing natural products by the Bioagricert Natural Cosmetic Standard.
Candles and Cosmetics Factory
Casyopea® ‘s purpose is to produce different kinds of candles and derives pleasure and gratification in doing so. As with the soaps and cosmetic products we do this with the greatest willingness and desire. Same as with the soaps and cosmetic products we strive to offer different scents and cosmetic sensations with every single candle. As before we pay special attention to the quality of the ingredients . Casyopea precisely selects the ingredients and the place of their origin. That is why the unique herbs and flowers, for example, are imported from Galilee – region in Israel, special aromas – from Germany, England and Israel and the wax, including bee wax is delivered from Germany. The pictures below, illustrate just a small part of the work process in our candle factory where we create miracles filled with care, joy and satisfaction.
Casyopea® derives pleasure in producing soaps and associated cosmetic products in its own factories. Since every single soap is made by hand , each one of them, every type of soap and soap variation hides a different story. Thus, from the very first stage of manufacture till the last, the soap can take from 3 weeks to a month to reach the shelves. In spite of the long process every bar of soap is made with love and affection. Since our goal is to provide the best quality products for our Clients, we use ingredients delivered from all over the world: the olive oil is imported from Greece, cocoa and palm oils are delivered from the Far East and the Shea butter is specially imported from Africa. The process explained above consists of several steps each entrusted into the hands of qualified specialists.
Soap comes from a chemical reaction between various oils and fats and caustic soda (lye or NaOH), called saponification. It is impossible to produce soap without lye; however, once the chemical reaction takes place, the lye is no longer present in its alkaline form.
Commercial soap is usually produced from tallow and other fats plus a variety of synthetic compounds which are added to produce the desired lather, texture and hardness of the finished bar.
When fats, oils and lye are mixed, the other product produced besides soap is glycerin. During the manufacture of commercial soaps, glycerin is produced and is either washed away with the other waste products, or it is separated out and sold on to the cosmetics or food industries.
Natural hand made soap
Using the cold process method, the basic mixture of vegetable oils and fats, sodium hydroxide, water, natural nutrients and essential oils is stirred together. No additional heat is supplied apart from the gentle heat needed to melt the oils at the start of the process and the glycerin is stirred back into the soap as the saponification reaction takes place. It means that our handmade soaps retain all the glycerin inside, which makes superior and gentle lather. The high content of coconut and other oils in our soaps heal and rejuvenate the skin cells.
The soaps we produce are made in small batches, using traditional methods and plant based ingredients. They are rich of glycerin and coconut oil. All of the oils we use during the process are natural: Coconut, palm, olive, castor, sweet almond, avocado oil and Shea butter.
• Glycerin is a neutral, sweet tasting, colorless emollient and when is mixed with water it soften and moisturize your skin. It has a natural antiseptic quality.
• Coconut oil will absorb easily and will keep the skin soft without feeling greasy. It helps to reduce chronic skin inflammation and has a soothing and healing effect on wounds and rashes. People with psoriasis and eczema find coconut oil helpful in their treatment.
Colours & Fragrances
• The coloring agent which we use is “food coloring”, for example like Tartrazine for yellow colour.
• The fragrances we use are the highest quality fragrances in the market and are a blend between synthetic aroma and essential oils.
There are 4 main categories of soaps. All of them are hand made.
These soaps are suitable for the maintenance and caring of normal to oily skin. The high glycerin and coconut oil content helps to preserve the natural level of the skin’s moisture.
These soaps contain high level of Shea butter and Coconut oils which deeply nourish the skin. The cream like consistency, combined with Shea butter and Coconut oils, helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity. They are suitable for normal to dry skin.
Olive Oil Soaps
These natural soaps are based on olive, palm, coconut, sweet almond, avocado and Shea butter, mixed with dried flowers and herbs for deeply nourishing and softening effect. These ingredients maintain the skin beauty and supple. They are especially suitable for dry to sensitive skin.
Loofah is one of the world’s renowned plants used for deep and efficient massage, while keeping the skin smooth and healthy. Combined with the natural glycerin soaps, this product provides the skin with an active exfoliating effect, a pleasurable massage and a feathery aromatic skin. Using this product regularly helps improve the blood circulation, skin elasticity and has an anti-cellulite effect.