Discover the Difference Nature Makes
I believe that the human body was not designed to be inundated with toxic chemicals, yet they exist in nearly every area of our lives. People often ask me about doing a cleanse to remove toxins from their bodies, or they want to know how to clean up their diet and eat healthy. That is all well and good but the truth is they are completely toxic before they leave their bathroom in the morning, well before they make it to the breakfast table.
Chemicals lurk in their soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair styling products, flouride toothpaste, toxic tap water, well, you get the idea... And, what goes on your body goes in your body.
At Cynthia's Natural Market we offer natural personal care products that are safe and effective. Products scented with essential oils instead of synthetic ones. Soaps and shampoos free from sodium laurel sulphate, flouride free toothpaste and so much more! Products that work for you and with you!
We hear a lot these days about sustainability. The whole idea of global warming, saving the planet and leaving something of value for future generations is great but it's hard to know how to put that into action. We are often left wondering, "How do I make a difference?"
It's actually easier than you think. There are some amazingly caring people who created amazingly caring companies. Companies that use organic ingredients in their products. Raw materials that have the least negative impact on the planet. They are "fair trade" companies. Meaning that the farmers and workers that grow and harvest the ingredients are given fair prices and humane working conditions.
When you support companies like these by purchasing their products you contribute to the ever growing awareness that we are not alone on this planet and our choices do matter. You get great products and you make a positive difference in the lives of others. Now that's a win - win!
Cruelty Free Products
Ghandi stated that "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated."
There are 20,000 ingredients in the European Database that have been proven safe and effective for use on humans. Animal testing is cruel, inhumane and unnecessary. I can't even bring myself to write about the horrors that lab animals endure every day of their short lives for the sake of pampering people.
Companies like Giovanni, Nature's Gate, Shea Moisture and Dr. Woods to name just a few, offer wonderful products that can be used with a clear conscience. At Cynthia's Natural Market we will never knowingly carry products that have been tested on animals. When purchasing personal care products, look for the leaping bunny symbol or the words "cruelty free" listed on the label.
When it comes to purchasing cosmetic and body care items, clearly we can have our cake and eat it too. And maybe share a piece with a furry friend while we're at it...