Zoya – A natural skincare paradise in Sofia

zoya skincare shop sofia
Clays and scrubs in bulk

My partner was on the hunt for shea butter and a quick google search led him to discover Zoya, an organic & natural store in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria. We were on our way to Sofia and this store was one of the first things we just had to check out.

Zoya has three stores in Sofia:

  • Zoya Organic shop 1 at 22 Aksakov. St. (organic foods, bulk foods, vitamins, vegan specialties)
  • Zoya Organic shop 2 at 63 Neofit Rilski Str. (organic foods, bulk foods, pure cosmetics, raw desserts)
  • Zoya cosmetic shop at 12 Dobrudzha St., at the corner of Aksakov. St. (ingredients for homemade cosmetics, bulk Bulgarian herbs, essential and basic oils)

This post focuses on the latter, the Zoya cosmetic shop.

zoya skincare shop sofia
Zoya located at 12 Dobrudzha St.

If you care about reducing your waste and favor natural products over products laden with toxic chemicals, then Zoya is your place.

zoya skincare shop sofia
Zoya cosmetic shop

Zoya is an organic & natural skincare store that stocks products for your hair, face, home and body. They stock local as well as international brands and also have a great variety of products from their own natural and simple skincare range, “Zoya Goes Pretty”. They have oils, body butter, herbs, clays, scrubs, dishwasher liquid, laundry detergent and heaps more, both in bulk as well as packaged.

zoya skincare shop sofia
Oils in bulk

Their selection of oils in bulk is huge! My partner was interested in getting an oil blend to be used as a facial moisturizer. The lovely staff member assisting him was very knowledgeable about the oils on display and upon her recommendation, my partner ended up getting an oil blend – he got avocado oil mixed with grapeseed oil, argan oil and a drop of orange essential oil.

zoya skincare shop sofia
Herbs in bulk
zoya skincare shop sofia
Handmade soaps

I make my own soaps and focus on herbal shampoo bars and whenever I travel I make it a point to seek out local soaps. I find smelling them, looking at them and checking their ingredients super interesting. Zoya has a huge selection of homemade soaps and my photo only shows about 1/4 of what they have. Yesss, their selection is that big! They basic olive soaps, African black soap, soaps with clay and soaps with all sorts of essential oils. If you are a lover of soap then stopping by Zoya is a MUST!

zoya skincare shop sofia
Essential oils and carrier oils

They also have a great selection of bamboo toothbrushes and natural toothpaste.

zoya skincare shop sofia
Toothpaste and toothbrushes

As mentioned earlier, apart from products for the face and body they also have a decent sized section of products for the home – sponges, wipes, detergents and the like. They have laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, dishwasher liquid and heaps more in these big pump containers.

zoya skincare shop sofia
Laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, dishwasher liquid and heaps more in bulk

What surprised me the most was their huge selection of henna hair colors. They even stock Indian herbal powders (aritha, shikakai, neem, etc.) of which I am a huge fan because I used them religiously in my shampoo bars with great results!

zoya skincare shop sofia
Henna hair colors

I absolutely love this store and what they stand for. I sampled a whole bunch of their products (they have testers for everything!) and loved it all. If you are a lover of buying skin care products in bulk, if you enjoy making your own skincare products and if you happen to favor natural & organic products over products laden with toxic chemicals then Zoya is your place.

More about Zoya

Check out their online storeΒ and Instagram account. I found the staff members working at Zoya incredibly knowledgeable, so make sure to ask them any questions you may have. I am sure they’ll be able to advise you on what works best for your skin type! πŸ™‚

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7 Comments

  1. Nicole
    March 5, 2018 / 6:09 PM

    What an excellent find!!

    • Nina
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 10:08 PM

      I LOVED this place! Such a gem! πŸ˜€

  2. March 9, 2018 / 4:29 PM

    Wow, this place looks amazing! Such a huge selection of natural, eco-friendly products and so many bulk products too!
    I`m so happy to see that shops like this one are spreading more and more! <3

    • Nina
      Author
      March 10, 2018 / 6:57 AM

      Absolutely! It was such a gem and I was so surprised to stumble upon it! It really is incredible to see stores such as this one popping up, and most importantly thriving! πŸ˜€

  3. March 14, 2018 / 6:45 AM

    You are my inhalation, I own few blogs and occasionally run out from brand :). “Truth springs from argument amongst friends.” by David Hume.

    • Nina
      Author
      March 15, 2018 / 12:55 PM

      I am so thrilled to hear that!! πŸ™‚

    • Nina
      Author
      March 15, 2018 / 12:55 PM

      I am so thrilled to hear that! πŸ™‚

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