When choosing ingredients for our formulations we strive to use primarily Certified Organic, Organic or Wildcrafted ingredients. Out of the 105 ingredients found in our products and listed in our Ingredients Glossary, there are only 7 ingredients which I have elected to use that are naturally derived and are irrefutably safe. The reason for this is that I was not pleased with the action or results that the Organic or Wildcrafted ingredients provided and chose a healthy alternative that would give me the effect I was after and at the same time be safe for our bodies.
An example of this would be the surfactants (sudsing agents) that I use. The purest form of surfactant is Castile based. However, I do not like the way it leaves a waxy residue on the hair shaft or how you need to use a vinegar or lemon rinse to remove the soap film. So, I replaced it with our Decyl Polyglucose and Lauryl Polyglucose, both naturally derived and safe.
Below is a list of our 7 naturally derived ingredients, as well as an explanation of the Water Process we use in our formulations. Being a Hairstylist and an Esthetician for twenty-some-odd years, I have grown accustomed to using the best products out there and so I strive to provide you with high quality products that meet and surpass the high-end synthetic products in my field. As you can see below, these 7 naturally derived ingredients all have the lowest ratings from EWG (Environmental Working Group) and we are pleased as punch that we can provide you with the safest, yet most effective products we can dream up.
Purified Water: Well it’s not just water; we utilize a 2-step process.
In the first step we use a natural purification processes in combination with advanced technology. Our water filter not only removes harmful contaminants but it also enhances the water through a patented process that creates a quality of water beyond the reach of conventional water filters. The filter eliminates salt and other chemicals. The result is conditioned, purified, and enhanced water. You’ll notice the difference in your skin and hair after just one bath or shower. It’s like bringing a spa into your home.
The second process our purified water goes through is using an energizing device. After extensive research and basing their work on the knowledge of ancient cultures, our company based out of Austria has been able to develop the NARASAN technology that gives water back its original structure and spring energy: when the water passes through the NARASAN energising device, disturbance information in the structure is eliminated and its natural structure is reestablished - thereby the quality of water and even its action on life-energy are increased. Since our bodies are composed of mostly water it seemed only right to rehydrate the cells in order to make them more permeable for our other ingredients.
*Environmental Working Group: Click Here to Visit the Environmental Working Group. We have submitted our Company’s products and out of the 47 products currently listed we are proud to say that 44 rate a 0 and 3 rate a 1.
There seems to be a bit of confusion as to why Nurture My Body offers Fragrance Free Organic Beauty Products in addition to products with essential oils. First, you should know that we have never used Synthetic Fragrances in our products, nor will we ever, as they are toxic to the body.
All About Essential Oils - Are They Really Oily?
The only ingredients we use in our products that produce a scent or fragrance are our certified organic and wildcrafted essential oils. And here's the real important reason why. We use essential oils not just for their smell but for the therapeutic properties they possess.
An essential oil is made by taking different parts of plant materials and either processing them by steam distillation, cold process or CO2 process. An example is Lavender. The plant flowers are used to create the essential oil. It takes about 25 pounds of the flowers to produce 1 ounce of essential oil by the steam distillation process. So, you can see how potent it is.
The essential oil is said to be the essence or soul of the plant. It carries the information in it that the plant uses to survive and thrive in nature. The oils are contained in the cellular structure of the plant in the glands of the leaves, root, bark or blossoms.
Although it is called an Essential Oil, there is no oily substance to it! It can evaporate easily in the air if it is not put into a medium or stored properly. It is easily dissolved by the sebaceous fat and the molecules are so small it can actually penetrate the skin to reach the lowest level affecting the deeper tissue. Because of its potency we use only 0.5% in our Baby Care, 1% in Hand and Body Lotions, Body Washes, Shampoos and Moisturizers, and 0.25% in our Eye Cream.
Clearing Up the Confusion
We are proud to offer Fragrance Free to our customers. The reason we brought on Fragrance Free was that we have customers who have illnesses that have compromised their immune system, such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, AIDS or Cancer. So even though essential oils are a natural substance, your body possibly may not be able to handle them because of the complexity of the information. The solution to those who have major health issues was to offer our products in Fragrance Free - which means without the essential oils.
What Should I Use If I'm Healthy?
If you are healthy it is recommended that you choose our products that contain Essential Oils because of the added nutritive benefits they provide. They are an essential part to any organic formulation. We formulate our products for specific purposes of that product. The wonderful fragrance that you smell is a pleasurable benefit the beautiful plants produce to either repel certain animals or insects from it or attract beneficial birds, insects or butterflies.
So feel safe knowing that whether you use our products that contain essential oils or are Fragrance Free, they are made with the healthiest ingredients we have found available.
And you can count on us to never settle for anything less.
Shampoo, conditioner, serum, wax, gel, hair spray, color... the list goes on. Hair, like the skin, is extremely absorbent and all those products can contain harmful chemicals.
Watch out for shampoos and conditioners containing petroleum products and sodium laurel sulphates; hair dyes with carcinogenic coal tar; hairsprays and hair gels containing petroleum derivatives, formaldehyde, phthalates, and synthetic fragrance.
Care for your hair and use only safe organic hair care products including pure organic shampoos and organic conditioners. And take the time to find out exactly what's in the products you're about to buy. Your hair, and health will love you for it.
Good Morning Nurture My Body Family :)
In my “oh my gosh where did the summer go?” frenzy I realized that I haven’t posted a blog in a while, so this morning I decided to grab a hot cup of coffee and get to it :)
To help you get over the end-of-summer blues, I've got some news that should cheer you up :)
I’m happy to announce that we will be bringing back the much adored Acne Serum! Each week, we get at least one email from one of you guys about how you wish we would bring our Acne Serum back. Well, your wish is our command and we have done it!
As an NMB insider, I have had the opportunity to try the Acne Serum before it is re-released. I have only been using it for a week and my end-of-summer stress induced pimples have vanished before my eyes. Unlike other acne serums that contain harsh chemicals that dry my face out, the Nurture My Body Acne Serum is gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin.
Oh, and did I mention that it is ranked as a “0” by the EWG?
Just in time for back-to-school, be sure to arm your teens (and yourselves) with the botanical acne fighting powers in Nurture My Body’s Acne Serum. Got kids in college? Surprise them with a care package from Nurture My Body (we ship all over the world). :)
-Sally, Summer Intern
Benefits of Natural Skin Care Products
There are so many benefits that you're able to get out of our natural skin care products that you'll wonder why you didn't use them sooner than this. With moisturizers, toners, facial serums and cleansers – you're able to choose the best product to match the results you're in search of. First things first though, let us take a look at what benefits you're able to obtain from purchasing these natural skin care products – we promise you'll love them.
- The natural skin care products are not made using chemicals or other harmful products that might harm the skin and cause rashes or other problems.
- The ingredients are all ingredients that you know and trust. These are listed out right on the product that you're using.
- 100% biodegradable products so you're able to do your part for the environment.
- All products are certified organic and safe to use.
- Be able to personalize what you'd like to use, while also ensuring that it is free of gluten, vegan or even specially formulated for you to use during pregnancy.
- Each and every package is eco-friendly, so even on the outside, we are trying our best to do our part to save the environment.
- Never have to worry about not obtaining the right product for your skin with our all natural skin care products – each one is made for all skin types and sensitivities, find one that works with you.
Now is the time to choose natural skin care products that can give you exactly what it is that you're after. Finding a skin care product does not have to be hard to do when you are able to put a little more time into it. Speak with us about any natural skin care products you're looking for specifically, we are always happy to help.
FAQ on Natural Skin Care
Understanding more about your skin is essential if you want beautiful, rejuvenated and youthful looking skin as you age. However, did you know that some of those products you're rubbing into your skin have many harmful chemicals in them? Why not learn a bit more regarding natural skin care and what it can provide you and your skin with – it could be well worth it.
Do you only provide one lotion, for one type of skin or can I be certain there is something that matches what I am looking for?
We provide numerous types of natural skin care products that are able to match a wide range of skin types. We provide moisturizers, toners, facial serums and facial cleansers for you to use. Each one is 100% organic and provides the nutrients that your skin needs to feel nourished and soft.
Are all of your products cruelty free and all natural? Will I have to worry about chemicals and animal testing with the products you sell?
No, you do not have to worry about animal testing with any of the products that we offer. We are able to provide you with an all natural solution to the dry skin that you're faced with. Each natural skin care product is made with ingredients that you know and trust to use on your skin – there is nothing on the ingredient list that you do not recognize and if there is – give us a ring and we can let you know what that something is.
Can anyone use the natural skin care products that you're offering?
Anyone is able to use these products – adults and children. If you have a young one suffering from dry skin and you'd like to put a nice, all natural remedy on that skin without worrying about them breaking out then our products can provide just that and so much more.