The wild herbs of Greece rooted fiercely on craggy mountainsides wafted by sea breezes have been the perfume of our motherland. Thymari, freskomolo, rigani are the most distinguishable but Greece is resplendent with thousands of naturally growing herbs with both medicinal and nutritional properties to make a botanist spontaneously break out into a kalamatiano. Let’s face it Greece was organic and 100% natural before the West even had the vocabulary for it. It goes without saying that the wild mountain herbs we have grown up with sipping, sprinkling, chopping, dicing, and sprigging are and will remain organic. There’s even an added benefit when those herbs grow on the foothills of the holy mountain, Agion Oros, in the fingered peninsula of Chalkidyki. They are blessed in a way.
That’s what’s so awesome about Athos Miracle Cream. Developed from a secret recipe handed down from the monks of Mt Athos, this cream explodes with the pungent fragrance of wild sage, oregano and beeswax. It is made with 100% natural ingredients, ingredients that make you remember your last holiday in Greece: thyme honey from Chalkydiki, EVOO from a boutique family of olive growers in Crete, seaweed from the Aegean. Just the natural and supernatural blending of the ingredients make this product a miracle cream.
This miracle product has been developed by Christina a young entrepreneur from Thessaloniki. This is her story:
I come from a traditionally faithful, religious Greek Orthodox family. As a child, I would listen to my grandfather tell stories about how he and his father were visiting the Holy Mount Athos as pilgrims. There, they were witness to the spiritual beauty of the environment, and they experienced the kind hospitality offered by the monks. Since their visits to Holy Mount Athos were frequent, their relationship with the monks began to grow. My grand father and his great-grandfather helped the monks in their everyday needs. They would help in maintenance of the sketes, in land activities. etc. My great grandfather Koutouratsis Petros was a shoe maker and he would help out the monks with any of their needs for shoe repairs, in addition to teaching them the art of shoe making.
At the skete Papous Petros frequently visited, he noticed that the monks had in their possession an ancient recipe for a skin healing cream with excellent therapeutic properties, made only with natural ingredients. These monks had worked hard everyday, with minimum conveniences, under extreme weather conditions, to cultivate the land, and do all the other works necessary to maintain their community. Doing so much work in the open air, they were often injured, wounded, their skin was cracked from the cold weather, they would get sunburns etc. so they would often apply the cream to their skin for healing and immediate comfort.
When the Second World War began Gerontas Ioannis gave Papous Petros the cream. Doing so, he instructed him to help the wounded soldiers and people who were suffering from injuries by applying the healing cream. He was asked never to discriminate between friends or enemies, any person who was wounded needed to be treated.
From those times, traditionally there was always a jar of this healing cream in our home. Anytime time a family member would visit Mount Athos, they would bring back a jar of the cream. I remember since childhood that we always had a jar of Athos Miracle Cream at home, and used it for any skin problem that would appear, from sunburns to rashes, to wounds from falling of the bike. Everytime my mother applied the cream to our skin, there was this calming certainty that what every it was, it would be cured, no doubts. My mother would always say, how lucky we were that our grandfathers gave us access to this cream.
Athos Miracle Cream is still produced by monks who are making limited volumes, serving the local needs. The process of making the cream is quite complex and time consuming. Every step is done solely by hand. Each natural ingredient has a special temperature that needs to be added at just the right time to the mixture , so that all the properties of each ingredient give out their full potency to the final product. Under strict guidance and with great devotion, the monks instructed us how to make the same formula by hand. Our goal is to offer this extraordinary natural product worldwide so that everyone may benefit from the healing properties of pure, natural ingredients.
The URL of MiracleCream is not a .com because this is not a commercial project. Athos Miracle Cream serves as an organization that wishes to make Athos Miracle Cream and its incredible effects known to the whole world. We believe that this cream is a perfect example of nature’s powers, and that all of the society and not just people living within Greece should have the privilege to enjoy.
This product is now available to a global audience through the website www.miraclecream.org
Judging from the feedback of friends and associates, the stuff really is a miracle.