Reflections of an Island Girl Book
Reflections of an Island Girl BookWhat’s it like to be and Island Girl? Fifth-generation Islander Christie Ontko shares her thoughts and dreams, her pet peeves and admiration for the island she has called home for more than 40 years. A former teacher and columnist for the island’s newspaper, The Put-in-Bay Gazette, Christie is the owner and developer of OntkOrganix, a line of products inspired by one of her great-grandmother’s healing remedies.
Skin Care for your Beautiful Face
Your skin changes - did you know that? Time, and even the seasons, can change the delicate skin of your gorgeous face. Christie designed her Skin Care to be SIMPLE and easy to use. But, it can still be confusing to decide what you need. We want to help! Try our quick quiz to determine which Skin Care program will work best for you, and if you still need help, get a hold of us using the form below.
March 9, 2021
Flipping through any magazine, watching TV or Netflix, or scrolling through your favorite social channel, you may notice that organic is the latest trend. Everything natural, organic, pure… you’ve seen these ads and posts! But, what is truly organic? What’s the best organic skin and body care out there? How do you choose wisely? Christie has put together a list of 5 tips to help you choose the best organic skin care products. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it absorbs everything you put on it. It’s not that much different than putting healthy, organic foods into your […]
February 24, 2021
In chemistry and in homeopathic medicine, we know “like helps cure like.” Roses have been used for centuries on the skin, and many speak of Cleopatra’s use of Rosewater for her face. But, did you know using skin care with roses, can also add a pinkish glow to the face when used regularly? So, because of what we know about chemistry, we’ve can surmise that skin care made with roses, can also help calm the extra redness of rosacea, too. Many of our customers have come back to tell us that this, indeed, is true. Our Rose Skin Care line […]
February 9, 2021
Learn about OntkOrganix biodegradable tubes used to hold our Lip Fix. Tested in the heat and sun of Maui, these little tubes can withstand being tossed around inside your purse all year long! The best part is when the Lip Fix is gone, you can simply toss the package to the garden – No plastic here!
February 2, 2021
Join Christie as she walks through her simple skin cleansing system. Her essentials are a cleanser, a toner, and a moisturizer. She even throws in a little Maui Magic to give her skin a little added love during the winter. Clay Cleanser – Using a hot washcloth and hot water, gently pull the oils off of your skin with the oils from the clay cleanser. Toner – Typically 3 squirts of toner will be sufficient to help resent the pH on your skin and allow the moisturizer to absorb quickly. Daydream Maui Magic While going through your skin care routine, […]
January 27, 2021
Skin care is truly an act of self care. Taking care of your skin, whether it is moisturizing, cleansing, and putting a little make up on can help create a self care ritual. A self care ritual is important for women in our culture to help us show up & perform and simply do better. When we do better, our vibration raises and we can help the world! Join Christie to explore the idea of “Skin Care is Self Care”.
January 20, 2021
Here we are again in the Northern Hemisphere, dealing with our severe dry skin. And, quite honestly, when I’m (normally) in Hawaii this time of year, I also deal with dry skin. So, how on Earth do we solve the itchy dryness? We’ve put together 6 ways to combat dry and itchy skin from your hands, lips, and body to your sinus and headaches. Gramma’s Salve: This year our hands are extra dry to do all the hand washing and sanitizing. So, if your hands have visible cracks, use Gramma’s Salve before going to bed for one night. This product […]
January 12, 2021
It can be so easy to pop into your local drugstore or national chain shop (with a mask on, of course) and purchase your body and skin care products, I know, because I used to do this. However, have you ever looked at the ingredients on the backs of these items? Has it ever crossed your mind about how long they’ve been sitting on those shelves? Who made the products, where were they made and poured? What about all the plastic and unnecessary packaging these companies are using, even though they know better? So many questions… Deep breath. 1. Ingredients […]
January 5, 2021
Many companies today use essential oils, and they can be a wonderful asset to skin and body care. However, at OntkOrganix, we go one step further by using infusing plants into our products. Let me explain. Essential oils are made through distillation with steam and/or water. Sometimes, they are extracted using mechanical methods, such as cold pressing. There are some who believe essential oils can cure everything and anything. I’m not one of those people, but I do believe essential oils can add plant properties to the products, enhancing them a bit. Plant Infusions are made by placing the entire plant […]