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Toxins. Are. EVERYWHERE!

Note - I was with Ava Anderson Non Toxic for awhile, but there were a lot of ingredients missing from their labels, and other things going on, so I had to leave them.  I did a bunch of research into all kinds of companies, both direct sales and not, but finally settled on NYR Organic.  Here is more about the problems with personal care products, in addition to a bit of a Neal's Yard Remedies Review.

Did you know:

-only 10% of cancer is supposedly genetically based?  That means 90% is environmental.


  • 1/3 of personal care products contain ingredients linked to cancer
  • 45% of products have an ingredient that may harm baby’s development or your reproductive system (Kind of makes you wonder about why everywhere you turn it seems like women are having difficulty conceiving, doesn’t it?)
  • 60% of products have chemicals known to disrupt hormones or act like estrogen in the body
  • 56% of products contain chemicals that help other chemicals penetrate faster and deeper into the body
  • Only 13% of ingredients have been assessed for safety by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, meaning a full 87% have never been examined for safety.

Source:  Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

Toxins.  In the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and -- in what we put on our bodies.

We can't control all of this, but we can control a lot of it.

We can:

  • filter our water
  • get healthier food without GMOs and with fewer pesticides, and
  • we can get the toxins out of our homes and off of our skin.

Now, I'm a DIY frugalista type, and love making many things like dishwasher rinse aidDIY Eye Makeup Remover, Hair Spray, and Body Wash, but if you're like me, you can't. do. it. all.  And, some of the things I've tried to "DIY" have been flops.  Mostly that's been true about my personal care and beauty products. And even DIY color cosmetics can have heavy metals in them

For years, I used some regular "drug store brand" cosmetics and higher end beauty products.

I had NO idea that what I was putting on my skin might be dangerous to my health.

I found out otherwise.  In fact, most of the ingredients in personal care products have never -- NEVER -- been tested for safety.

And some that HAVE been tested for safety, haven't been tested for multiple uses, from multiple products, or for use with other chemicals.  So alone, in 1 use, they might not cause cancer, but if you use a bunch of products with that ingredient in it or with other ingredients, then who knows?!?

Did you know......

  • The US has not passed a federal law regulating the cosmetic industry since 1938
  • The Food and Drug Administration does not require that cosmetics ingredients or products be approved before they go on the market, and FDA has no power to recall a product from the market
  • The European Union has banned nearly 1400 ingredients from cosmetics and personal care products
  • The US has only banned or restricted 11 ingredients from cosmetics and personal care products
  • More than 85,000 chemicals are registered for use in commerce, and about 10,500 are used in the cosmetics industry
  • Women use an average of 12 personal care products containing 168 ingredients every day
  • Men use about 6 personal care products containing 85 unique ingredients every day
  • Teenage girls use an average of 17 personal care products a day
  • Scientific studies over the past 40 years have suggested that exposure to toxic chemicals plays a role in the incidence and prevalence of many diseases and disorders in the US

Unbelievable, right?!

NYR Organic facts on its products

What You WON'T Find in Neal's Yard Remedies' (NYR Organic) Products:

I'll share more later, but for now, here is a basic Neal's Yard Remedies review.......

You won't find ANY of these things in their products.

  • Parabens
  • PEG’s
  • Synthetic “Fragrance”
  • Dyes
  • Hidden Ingredients or Contaminants i.e. phthalates, nitrosamines, formaldehyde
  • Glycol
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Phenoxyethanol

Gluten-free and More

  • They use many organic ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • All products are gluten free
  • Most are vegan (with the exception of a few with honey...and they care about BEES!)
  • Seriously, they perform as well, if not better than, many of the high end department store type brands -- and they do this without compromising your health or safety.
  • Certified by The Soil Association - certification in the UK is much stricter than in the US, with their being high penalties for mislabeling, etc.
  • Enhanced with high quality essential oils, many of which they sell as part of their aromatherapy offering.
  • TRANSPARENCY - This company has transparency about their ingredients and processes like none other.  I am just in awe of how they have answered anything and everything that I have asked them.None of the "just go share the message, Adrienne.  Come on and focus on the positive."I ask a LOT of questions -- and I want answers:).

It’s time to look at what you are putting on your skin--and what you are using in your home--and make a change.

I LOVE These Products

This is just a cursory Neal's Yard Remedies Review...I'll be sharing more in the future about products and their ethics, etc.

Skincare - Healthy, organic skincare is the pillar of Neal's Yard Remedies.

And for good reason.  I can honestly say that NYR Organic's skincare is the best I have EVER used.  And I have tried a lot. My skin looks younger, smoother, and more radiant.  Plus they are not a "one size fits all" brand.

Their hallmark is their Frankincense Line.  It's award-winning, and does it work!  Read this testimonial:

I'm using the products and my skin is improving every day. That says so much about NYR skincare products because I have not neglected my skin.I'm 63 and have few wrinkles. Loss of elasticity and minor sagging is my biggest issue at the moment, however I am already seeing a difference.

Another woman told me that in only 3 days, both her husband and young son noticed that her wrinkles were significantly reduced.

I can personally tell you that my skin looks and feels GREAT.

And all this WITHOUT TOXINS!

Eye Treatments - yes, this is in the Skin Care grouping, but I just had to mention it separately.  I suffer from a genetic tendency towards puffy eyes.  I have tried everything.  Ice packs, Sudafed (yes, I did), cold spoons, cucumbers, coffee packs, tea bags, and just about every eye cream on the market.  Nothing worked great (well, the Sudafed did, but I'm not going to take that long term anymore. I know better now), and the creams either didn't work or left me with bad reactions.

Enter Neal's Yard Remedies.  After using their eye treatments, my son said to me, "Mom, your eyes look more open than usual." -- and, it's true.  Happy me!
I'm currently using the Frankincense Lip and Eye Treatment, but I have used all of them and love them all.

Just look at these photos using the Frankincense Intense Eye Cream.

before and after results of NYR organic eye cream use

Yes, the cream is pricey, but you only use the amount of a grain of rice for BOTH eyes.  So it lasts a LONG time.

Body Care - Their Shower Gels, Body Lotions, and Hand Creams are just amazing.  A little goes a long way and the scents are just lovely.  Garden Mint and Bergamot is one of my favorites, and the Citrus Hand Wash is a favorite too.  Their Detox Toning Oil is great for relieving Insect Bite itches, amongst other things.

Aromatherapy - NYR Organic has a great line of essential oils, a best-selling diffuser, a really lovely Essential Oils book that I think everyone should have, and carrier oils too.  Their Woman's Balance Blend helps me feel "together" and their "Optimism" blend is very uplifting.

Supplements - I just love their Berry Complex and Cocoa Complex Powders.  Delicious and jam packed full of nutritional goodness.

Perfume - I can't say enough about the Frankincense perfume.  It's a large bottle and the smell is just gorgeous.

Books - Along with the "must buy" Essential Oils book, I just can't say enough about their Natural Beauty Book.  If you're into DIYing your personal care at all, this is the book for you.

Cosmetics - Very nice lip gloss - in a sanitary container -- no dipping your germs back in these containers.  They are working on a whole new line of color cosmetics, so look forward to that with me.

Ways to Save on NYR Organics

Of course, high quality, ethical products cost money to make.

Right now, Neal's Yard products are all made by hand by 6 people in the UK.

Personal. Consistent. Ethical. Sustainable.

You Can Save By......

  1.  Having an online party

    I would be more than happy to help you set up an online party where you can earn lots of free and discounted products - right from the comfort of your own home - and you can even stay in your jammies :).

  2. Shopping Their Sales

    Every month, Neal's Yard Remedies has great discounts on fabulous products.

    Go here and look in the upper left corner under this month's offers to see what is on special now.

3.  Get Free Products

Everyone loves FREE!

Right now, get a FREE Full Size Refreshing Body Lotion ($29.50 value) or Refreshing Body Wash ($19.50 value) with a purchase of $150 or more.  Just contact me at adrienne {at} wholenewmom {dot} com, and I will help you place your order.

PLUS, you'll get a Free Travel Size Product worth $10 as well!

And if you order $200 or more you get $30 more in free products and 1/2 off up to $30 in products.

3. Join My Team

  1. Join my non-toxic team and save 25% on EVERYTHING - with no monthly fees - no annual fees - and no crazy monthly sales requirements. 

As a consultant with Neal's Yard Remedies, you can make income sharing these fabulous products with others and have access to them at a discount.

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It's time to treat your skin well - without toxins and with sustainable products.

Neal's Yard Remedies is helping to reduce the toxic burdens on our bodies and in our homes.

One home at a time -- one blue bottle at a time.

Come join me and be part of the movement.

The company is young and growing, but so dedicated to quality of product and quality of life.

Work With Me

NYR Organic product line and a snapshot of their front store

If you'd like to join my NYR Organic team and help get both this message about non toxic living into the hands of everyone, while making money and earning free products, email me at adrienne {at} wholenewmom {dot} com.  I'd love to work with you.

 Great Reasons to Join:

      Earn Income

Make Money while you doing something you love --  encouraging others to ditch the toxins, be beautiful inside and out without compromising their health, and live a healthier lifestyle.

      GREAT Value

The Starter Kit is only $149 and is worth over $370 in products alone (many are award winning), and you get their gorgeous business supplies on top of that.

NYR Organic Starter Kit - Neal's Yard Remedies

BIG Savings

Reps get a 25% discount on EVERYTHING, including Sale Items.  PLUS you can set up your own online party with yourself as the host and earn free and half-priced products on top of all that.  That leads to HUGE savings.

An Unparalleled Mission

Take a look at this article about Changing the World with NYR and you'll see what I mean.  This company CARES and the evidence of this is everywhere that you look.

Award Winning

Not only has the company's products won numerous awards including Best Organic Moisturizer from Harper's Bazaar, but the company itself has been highly regarded for its ethical practices.

No Hidden Fees

Unlike most Direct Sales businesses, there are no monthly of annual fees.  None.

Low Minimums

You only have to sell or purchase $100 in a rolling 12 month period.  That's it.

 I hope you'll join me in ditching the toxins and changing the world --
"One blue bottle at a time."