Enter the world of sustainable cosmetics
We make sure that sustainability is embedded in all elements of the Nona Luisa® story, from the choice of ingredients to the final packaging. Since 2013.
We are a family business from Slovenia that builds its vision on trust
and customer satisfaction. Respect for nature and society has been an important guide for us on this path.
If you choose to use Nona Luisa®'s products, you also make a decision to pamper your body in an all-natural way, without polluting the environment.
Read more about our story
Face of the brand and the idea for making sustainable cosmetics
Hi, I'm Katjuša,
an ecologist by heart and education. Under the name of Nona Luisa®, I started a brand where we create sustainable cosmetics that are beneficial for our skin and are not harmful to our environment. All ingredients are carefully selected and 100% natural, so they don't accumulate in aquatic organisms.
I believe that everyone can emphasize their beauty with the help of the invaluable power of nature and without the use of harmful chemicals that endanger the health and pollute our Mother Earth.
When it comes to the packaging of our products, I always make sure that it can be recycled or reused. I also followed this principle when designing our physical store in Šmartno, where all the furniture is recycled. I love collecting old items, and upon your visit, you can notice the carefully selected ones. that were once used.
Interesting facts about our products
We have been producing sustainable cosmetics since 2013
The products are suitable for vegetarians, mostly also for vegans.
They apply to the needs of our modern society as they are effective, useful and as nurturing as possible.
Short supply and sale chain of ingredients and products.
All products are handmade, with great care and love.
They contain only natural dyes and fragrances.
They are made at low temperatures to preserve as many active ingredients as possible.
They are made in small batches, which means that the products are always fresh.
They follow the principle of zero waste.
They are nicely packaged in sustainable packaging that ensures the longest possible shelf life of the active ingredients in the products.
Why are Nona Luisa® cosmetics sustainable?
Nona Luisa® store in Šmartno since 2013
Sustainability in the physical store
The concept of sustainability was also included in the construction of the store in Šmartno. The equipment of the store consists of carefully selected, restored old Brda cupboards and recycled old items.
Slovenian handicraft certificate
Nona Luisa® natural soaps
are labeled as cottage industry products. The expert commission of the section for cottage industry at the Chamber of Craft and Entrepreneurship of Slovenia ranked Nona Luisa®'s natural soaps among the products of cottage industry products. All soaps carry the Slovenian Handcraft Certificate on the basis of decision 7639-02 / 13.
The certificate is a confirmation of the authenticity and quality of the products.
Why the name Nona Luisa?
I come from a farming family from Briška, and we have always been closely connected with nature. The hills of Goriška border Italy, which is why Italian is involved in our dialect. You've probably heard the word before "his", which comes from Italian and means "grandmother"? Both my nuns were called Alojzija. They called both of them affectionately »Luisa«. Brand name Ninth Louise it also combines the memory of ancestors and life in this wonderful region.
At the same time, it also covers our philosophy - we incorporate traditional knowledge into the modern needs of society. Our ancestors were well aware of the benefits of natural cosmetics. They also knew how to make it. With the advent of synthetic ingredients, traditional knowledge was forgotten or even lost. Nona Luisa's name represents a concept, where tradition is connected with modernity.
Our family business strives to revive old recipes, incorporating the latest scientific findings and sustainably grown ingredients.
Nona Luisa® in the media
Brda officer, number 102, spring 2021. The article is available here.
Live life, blog Katja Grudnik. The record is available here.
Success stories, Channel A. The clip is available here.
To a better placewhich is accessible here.
The article is located from 19:20 min.
Radio first, you can read the record here.
Travel Valley, the article is available here
Dutch tourist website page, the article is
Floral colored, blog. The record is available here.
Impressions from Smartno and the store is Russian visitor summed up and
In the German newspaper Spiegl, the link is available here.
Brda officer number 72/13 autumn 2013 on page 56.
The magazine is accessible here
Primorske novice , May 11, 2013, v Saturday
annex: Natural soaps that pamper all the senses.
Brda officer number 70/13 / spring 2013 on pages
Diary, March 12, 2013: You have already tried to wash your hands with
Sunday, March 10, 2013, at page 27:
When you smell coffee from the bathroom.
Primorski dnevnik Saturday 09 March 2013 no. 57
na page 14: Soap from oil, rebula, nettle, fig…