Young Cosmetics Producer Donates Natural Soap to Split Hospitals

Daniela Rogulj

March 30, 2020 – Split entrepreneur and law student Mario Goreta, a 30-year-old who started the field of cosmetics a few years ago, is donating soap to KBC Split and the Institute for Public Health in the fight against the coronavirus. 

When we were kids, we were trumpeted by what was known as “hygiene is half of our health.” And today, when the coronavirus rules our daily lives, we hear more about the importance of hygiene than we did in kindergarten. 

Dalmacija News writes that Split entrepreneur and law student Mario Goreta, a 30-year-old who started in the field of cosmetics a few years ago, has decided to donate soap to KBC Split and the Institute for Public Health in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 

It all started with the company Spartium, which produces natural cosmetics.

“We started with the production of natural soaps and marketed a line of soaps called ‘Fragrances of the Mediterranean’. We have lavender, sage, basil, lemongrass, immortelle, orange and cinnamon, rosemary, lemon, mint, and pine-scented soaps,” Goreta started.

“All our soaps are handmade and each is painted differently. They are very rich in composition, so along with extra virgin Hvar olive oil, coconut and castor oil, our soaps also contain unrefined shea butter,” he said.

Mario’s soap production also turned into establishing his own brand of natural cosmetics.

“As the market for natural cosmetics is full of beauty products, as a man in the industry, I decided to launch a line of men’s beauty products. After going to the barbershop, the idea of producing natural cosmetics for men was born.

We have created and launched a brand of men’s natural cosmetics under the name MEŠTAR! With the advice of barbers all over Dalmatia and Zagreb, we designed natural and professional men’s cosmetics,” Goreta said.

After learning about the production and the brand, Goreta spoke about the charity campaign he launched. 

“As we manufacture according to the principles of good manufacturing practice, we have disinfectants in our production facility. We listen to the news, read the newspaper, and concluded that there is a great shortage of disinfectants and protective equipment. We do not have protective equipment, but we have the means for personal hygiene and disinfection,” Goreta said.

Given the importance of soap in these moments, the young entrepreneur encouraged donations. 

“The ph of natural soaps is around 9, and this is great for destroying bacteria and viruses. We have enough of finished products in the warehouse, but the stores are not working, and it is not a time to make money. Let’s help those who help us and who we most need right now. We have decided to donate the natural soaps and disinfectants in our production facility to KBC Split and the Public Health Institute. We do not need to produce at the moment because the stores are closed and all help to the medical staff is welcome,” he explained.

Others helped him realize this project – for free.

“The designer created the design for us for free, Bingo d.o.o. printed free of charge. We were able to get more disinfectants, crafts from Zagreb, TEHNOPROCES sent us extra alcohol for the production of disinfectants for free, all to donate to KBC Split,” Goreta pointed out, and then sent a message to fellow manufacturers.

“In situations like this, every soap and every drop of disinfectant is welcome. We would also like to invite all our fellow manufacturers to join us in donating to hospitals. Soaps, liquid soaps, disinfectants, face masks, protective suits, gloves, everything you have in production facilities, doctors need,” Goreta concluded.

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