Honey & Cocoa Homemade Skincare

American Made Since 2010

Anna Krekoukis

Astoria, New York
Honey & Cocoa. Where all natural skin potions and divine soap is born. Real, homemade bath essentials made delicately with passion, love & care.

Tell us about your business.

"Stay at home mother of three turns the playroom into her lab." It all started from the need to be rid of eczema on my hand and son's leg. After I successfully created a cream that not only soothed but treated my eczema I was hooked on the feeling I was left with. I created a fantastic, thrilling, inspiring, dreamy, natural, organic, real, simple and therapeutic place in my world - I named it Honey & Cocoa. At Honey & Cocoa I create natural creams, sultry body scrubs, soothing whipped body butters, luxurious whipped soaps, decadent skin potions and so much more. All products are toxin-free, cruelty-free. Tested with love, on family and friends.

What makes your business stand out?

Is it that I dream of fantastic new ways of whipping cocoa butter with a splash of serene sandalwood or that I wake up at 4am and create what I dream? I'm not sure what makes my business unique. What I am sure of is that I am committed to giving my best and always with love. Having 3 kids and no outside help, while running a small home business is always challenging. I am rewarded at the end of each day by friends, family and customers who share their Honey & Cocoa feel good moments. Honey & Cocoa. Feel Good Today, Repeat Tomorrow.

What's the best business advice you've received?

"Make your lives Extraordinary"..Professor Keating (Dead Poet's Society) After a hard day filled with frustration and self doubt, I watched this movie. That's the night I had the profound realization that making my own bath and skin products was a beautiful and loving craft that is eco-friendly, natural, sustainable and makes so many people ultimately feel good. And that's extraordinary! Whenever I doubt myself, I say "Anna, be extraordinary!"

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    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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