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April 06, 2014
To All Our Wonderful Fans and Readers,
My name is Patty Kerr, and I want to use this space to begin telling you some things about myself and the business that I run along with my husband, Rich.
I have worked in the beauty industry for 30 years as a hairstylist, esthetician, barber and manicurist. I am also trained in nutrition, herbalism, natural body care and aromatherapy. The inspiration behind Nurture My Body came after a doctor told me I would not be able to continue working in the industry after I became seriously ill from overexposure to chemicals in the hair and body care products with which I worked. To think they were called hair care products and they were poisoning me!
That said, I never take ‘no’ for an answer and was determined to continue working in the industry I love. So I began researching “natural” personal care products, and realized that they contained few truly natural ingredients while the rest were chemicals.
My next step took some guts—I tested out the real natural products on myself as well as on my friends and family. I made sure to sort out the fake naturals and test those too. The results were unexpected:
While I liked the ingredients that the real naturals were using, I found that they did not leave my hair and skin feeling as good as the high-end products which contained the chemicals! Something was wrong—chemicals shouldn’t make your hair feel better than Mother Nature!
I was determined to correct this and make a product which made my body feel far better than any chemical could, but base it on the use of fully natural or organic ingredients. My background knowledge in the field, along with years of painstaking research, guided me. And so, Nurture My Body was born.
Out of the 105 ingredients found in our products, only 7 of them are derived (and derived naturally, at that!). Even being a small step away from nature, they are irrefutably safe. This was because I wasn’t pleased with the results that some organic ingredients offered and chose a healthy alternative. In fact, out of 51 products 47 have an EWG rating of 0 and 4 have a 1! EWG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the power of information to protect human health and the environment. It has created the Skin Deep database, which rates cosmetic products based on its ingredients and how hazardous they are. A low EWG rating (on a scale of 0 to 10) means that all our products are low to non-hazardous to the human health and the environment.
At Nurture My Body, we believe in helping to preserve the Earth’s resources and we use green practices in our work environment, from powering the property with solar energy, to recycling our waste, as well as using eco-friendly packaging materials. Together with Rich, my husband and VP of Nurture My Body, it is our greatest desire to give back to the world by helping with the longevity and quality of human life and the preservation of this beautiful planet we all inhabit.
I am so happy to begin sharing my thoughts and findings with all of you, and I hope you will find the information as refreshing as you will find our products!
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