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Jonah Naturals: A Family of Non-Toxic Personal Care Products
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Dec 10, 2009
Up here in Canada, we pretty much live enveloped by furnace heat a good six to eight months every year.
Combine this amount of exposure to furnace heat with hot water showers and baths, and you can imagine the amount of moisturizing that we do to prevent chronic dry skin and itchiness.
For our two boys alone, lotioning up their bodies after every bath is a solid ten to fifteen minute routine, one that has us go through several bottles of moisturizer every winter.
Because we're a bit fussy about what we expose our boys to, in early 2009, I went about testing dozens of natural moisturizer formulas to find one that I could feel completely good about using on our boys.
After many cycles of testing, tweaking, and re-testing, I was able to come up with two distinctly unique formulas:
Organic Aloe-Based Lotion for Oily or Combination Skin - This one is perfect for people who appreciate light lotions that absorb very quickly - included are a variety of organic herbs and antioxidants to help:
Refine skin texture
Reduce wrinkle formation
Fade sun spots and discoloration
Organic Aloe-Based Lotion for Dry or Extra Dry Skin - This is the one that we use for ourselves and our boys, as the four of us tend to have dry skin without regular use of a heavy duty moisturizer.
In developing these moisturizers, I also had the ladies in our family test a number of different organic face washes, and the formula that my mom, aunt, and grandmother couldn't stop raving about is described here:
Not only is this therapeutic facial cleanser excellent for ongoing nourishment and cleansing, it contains a proprietary blend of herbs and minerals from the sea that promote repair of a wide variety of skin lesions, including blemishes and discoloration.
After testing it daily for a month, my mom was pretty flattered when my older sister did a double take during a visit and remarked how youthful my mom's skin looked.
All of these newly developed items are:
Free of parabens
Safe and effective for all skin types (though you should choose accordingly between the two moisturizers)
Over 70% organic, over 95% natural
As I researched various natural formulas on the market, I was surprised to discover that a number of "100% natural" formulations actually use chemical preservatives, even though their labels list only all-natural ingredients.
One well established lab even showed me tests that they ran on some popular natural brands that verified the presence of strong chemical preservatives.
With lotions, face washes, and other personal care products that sometimes sit for months in warm bathrooms, it's critical that small amounts of reliable preservatives are used to prevent spoilage of delicate herbs and natural oils.
In formulating our items, I chose to include the mildest preservatives available on the market to provide a safe and non-toxic product line.
Because this personal care product line was inspired by our two boys, Joshua and Noah, we decided to name it after them - hence, the name of Jonah Naturals.
Please feel free to have a look at these new natural health tools. Links once again:
All come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
I hope that you find one or more to be helpful, should you need these types of products.
With best wishes,
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