About Us


Nora in Italy

Hi, my name is Nora and I’m a lawyer by profession and a crafter by passion. I make cold processed soaps and body care products. I make my own packaging and take my own product photos.

I started making homemade soaps and eczema cream in 2012 in my little kitchen because I wanted to sure what went on my skin. I was inspired by many things like the smell of fresh lavender; the kindness of Argan oil on my skin; the moisturizing olive soaps that put my old shower gel to shame; and by the healing properties of unrefined shea butter on my friend’s eczema.

iL Puro is a result of passion, research and a drive to create something good for me and the world around me. It is a result of admiration of ancient beauty secrets from east to west such as African skincare, Persian bathing, Greek beauty and Indian hair care.

iL Puro means ‘the pure’ in Italian and I source pure, sustainable and natural ingredients from all around the world. Such as oils from Berber women of Moroccan villages to woven products made by village women on the east coast of Malaysia.

iL Puro has grown from the support and encouragement of friends, family and customers. I have been selling online through Facebook since August 2012 and at market stalls in Kuala Lumpur bazaars since December 2013. From my humble little kitchen we have moved to a small soap studio to meet demand.

As born from passion for art, nature and healthy living, I try my best to give the best reasonable price for our products. After all, we should never compromise the health of the largest organ of our body.

Hope you enjoy our iL Puro products. Thank you :)