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Olea Essence’s Philosophy

Olea Essence is dedicated to a culture of living alongside nature. We believe everything has its natural place and that we must not incorporate harmful man-made productions such as synthetic chemicals in any of our all-natural products, without caring about the extra profit that comes with using them.

Olea Essence DOES NOT pollute the environment and has developed devices that make use of the entire olive, without any remnants. Our labs developed different olive-based ingredients which are used in many different Olea Essence products, especially in hair products but also in face products and body wash. We call these products essentials for everyday use. Their undeniable quality is widely acclaimed.

In Israel, we’re in the Jewish month of Shvat, which is the month of planting. Walter Lowdermilk had an important effect on shaping the entire system of planting in the US and Israel. 

Lowdermilk’s Connection to Israel: 

Walter Lowdermilk fell in love with the holy land years before Israel declared independence. He saw how Zionism cared for environmental ecology and managed the return of the Jewish people to their land with consideration towards their environment. 

In the 1930s, when Lowdermilk was high up in the American Forestry Association, President Rosevelt instructed him to leave and find a solution for the American ecological crisis called “The Dust Bowl,” where severe dust storms destroyed 200 million acres of agricultural fields that had to be abandoned. 

Walter Lowdermilk, with the help of other researchers, founded the US Soil Conservation Service and taught Americans how to plant trees, and that it was essential for maintaining American soil. 

He later taught Israelis the same. 

Lowdermilk came up with The National Water Carrier in Israel, where water would be pumped from north of the Sea of Galilee to a high point in the Galilee area, and from there the water flowed to all points of the country through gravity and without the need of using energy. This made Israeli agriculture, and eventually the state of Israel, bloom. 

Lowdermilk taught at the prestigious Israeli University “The Technion” for four years, and founded the

agricultural engineering department that was later named after him. 

Lowdermilk’s Own Commandment: 

When Lowdermilk was in Jerusalem he wrote his own famous “11th commandment,” an ecological and environmental commandment that was broadcasted on Jerusalem’s radio: 

“Thou shalt inherit the holy earth as a faithful steward, conserving its resources and productivity from generation to generation. Thou shalt safeguard thy fields from soil erosion, thy living waters from drying up, thy forests from desolation, and protect thy hills from overgrazing by the herds, that thy descendants may have, abundance forever. If any shall fail in this stewardship of the land, thy fruitful fields shall become sterile, stony ground and wasting gullies; and thy descendants shall decrease and live in poverty or perish from off the face of the earth.”Olea Essence is inspired by Lowdermilk to care about the environment and to make sure that our products won’t be harmful to the world we live in. Lowdermilk had a huge part in creating Olea Essence’s success incorporating tradition in the field and innovation in the lab, and creating beautiful skin.


With love from the Sea of Galilee,

Avner Talmon

Founder & CEO of Olea Essence

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