Ortigia is a small Italian soap and scent company founded in Sicily by Sue Townsend, one of the people behind Crabtree & Evelyn. The luxurious range of soaps, scents, creams and candles are formulated using natural products indigenous to Sicily and inspired by the aesthetics, colours and scents of Italy’s most historic and tropical region.

The perfumes are distilled from the flowers of Sicily by mater perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi. The base of all the products is natural perfume and ingredients: olive oil, vegetable glycerine and organic colouring. No nickel or silicone and the products are not tested on animals. Paraben-free, the range uses traditional products with modern ethics and integrity .

All Ortigia ranges are made by small family companies who provide themselves on the quality of their products. The highly decorative packaging is design by Sue Townsend herself and draws on exotic Sicilian colours and images.