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Ottilia is a soon to be open brick and mortar shop in Arlington Heights that will serve as a platform for natural and non-toxic skincare. At Ottilia, we aim to curate a warm and beautiful space that provides non-toxic skincare and handcrafted home goods to our clients. What we sell is very much what we would purchase ourselves. Ottilia supports a variety of brands and holds a special place for small artists and makers. 

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What we use and how we use it affects ourselves, our neighbors and our Earth. Using non-toxic skincare and cleaning products wherever you can greatly affects our community. Starting small will ensure an easier transition. If it interests you, making your own skincare and cleaning products at home is an extremely powerful way to support a holistic lifestyle.   For inspiration, here are some websites you may like to consult when considering ways to shift lifestyle choices. These include ideas for clothing, makeup, skincare and cleaning products.  - Resources for mindful living by the Chicago artist, Allie Kushnir.    - Candice Tay’s...

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What's in a name? Here is a little background on how Ottilia came to be the name of my home goods and apothecary shop. Ottilia was the name of one of my grandpa's aunts. He called her Aunt Tillie although her full name was Ottilia Mathilda. She ended up living with her sister, Maggie, who owned a bar in Elmhurst by the train station.  Ottilia is a German name, meaning, "fortunate heroine". The original founders of Arlington Heights were German, so I felt the name felt right, tied to the town in which she will live.  Lastly, Ottilia is the...