"...a cosmetic manufacturer may use almost any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without an approval from FDA." (FDA 2012)
The U.S. has banned/restricted 11 ingredients, while the European Union has banned thousands of cosmetic and personal care ingredients.
Quite disturbing, isn't it? The cosmetics industry in the U.S. is self-regulated. The customer is the one who is required to understand what they're purchasing and why it's being sold a certain way.
But how many citizens know it's their job to do this? For the sake of so many living sick and dying young we must be aware that using 6-17 personal care products every day has an enormous effect on our health... and those of our children.
NYR Organic (aka Neal's Yard Remedies) was founded in 1981 in England.
With over 35 years of caring for our eco-system and offering pure ingredient products it's no wonder I joined their team to be an Independent Consultant. As you may know, I was raised to question everything.
Upon discovering NYR Organic I kept saying, "This is too good to be true... No large company operates this way and is financially successful... everyone seems to struggle when they create organic and fair-trade products and produce a low carbon footprint. Where's the loophole???"
Well, there isn't one! NYR Organic is transparent as they come. It's not wonder they received 100% for ethics by the Good Shopping Guide. They are the only company in the world to ever be awarded 100/100.
The "No" List
What isn't part of the product can often be the most important part.
Animal Testing - never even started, ever
Paraben or Equivalents (PEG's)
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Essential oils have been used as healing tools since ancient times. Just like yoga, it's popularity grown. As one of the first UK retailers to sell essential oils, back in 1981, one major reason I chose to be an independent consultant for NYR Organic was for their high standards when it came to essential oils. They do not use internal names like "therapeutic grade" or any anything of the like.
Why? Because there is no outside organization to oversee what actually makes an essential oil "therapeutic grade." The term is practically meaningless and used for marketing purposes to grab your attention. (Some of you may know, I am married to an online marketing entrepreneur. We see through false marketing - and it's everywhere!)
Check out this short video about NYR Organic essential oils:
What sets NYR Organic Essential Oils Apart
Certified organic by the UK Soil Association or noted as "wild harvested" where organic certification is not possible.
Through close supplier relationships, we're able to oversee all aspects of our essential oils, from the soil they're grown in to bottling.
We support FairTrade, Fair for Life and FairWild:
- FairTrade: supports better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
- Fair for Life: supports fair and positive relations between all those involved in production, while maintaining high standards.
- FairWild: promotes the sustainable use of wild-collected ingredients, with a fair deal for all those involved throughout the chain supply.
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There are few ways to start living non-toxic, and even saving money today!
1. Host an Online Party or In-Person Group Party
I'll walk you through the steps to get your party started. You invite the guests, I'll do the rest of the work, so you may sit back, enjoy the latest product information, and write your wish list!
Host/Hostess monthly incentives are always going on. Contact me to find out what you can earn in FREE and HALF-PRICED products!
2. Shop the Sales
Each month my NYR Organic e-newsletter will let you know the latest bargains. Contact me with your name + email and I'll subscribe you for the following month. (Unsubscribe anytime.)
3. Join My Team
Now is the time to share NYR Organic! Save 25% on personal products! No need to maintain an inventory. They've only been in the U.S. for about seven years, so the company is young, and has room for advancement quickly. I'll answer any questions you may have, get you started with hosting, and connected with fellow members of the NYR Organic team. Get started!
4. Shop Online Anytime
Whenever you want, 24/7, my store is always open. Shop for yourself, find gifts for teachers, friends and family here: https://us.nyrorganic.com/shop/elisebowerman