It has been widely acknowledged that a great percentage of what we apply to our skin is absorbed by it and finds it’s way in to our blood stream. This fact is clearly illustrated in the use of contraceptive, weight loss and nicotine patches.
In the very least these chemicals accumulates in the layers of the skin and can cause a variety of adverse reactions.
The result of using chemically laden products may not be immediately noticeable but with repeated use and over a period of time these toxic chemicals disrupts our body chemistry causing infertility, birth defects, cancer, skin diseases, allergies and general disharmony in the natural function of the human body.
These synthetic chemicals have a negative effect on the quality of our lives.
Chemicals used to manufacture personal care products and it’s by-products are also harmful to nature and our ecosystems.
By choosing natural and organic products we are protecting our health as well as sustaining our environment.
Welcome to Earth Born Beauty – The Way You Are
You can rest assured that all products offered to you on our site are natural, non-toxic, holistic, cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, certified organic beauty care.
It doesn’t end there. If the packaging is not reusable, recyclable, and bio-degradable, it will not be for sale at Earth Born Beauty.
Considering that a description of our services is available on our ABOUT page, I thought of doing things a little differently with our first post. I do not wish to rave about the wonderful products we promote, and they ARE absolutely awesome, but instead share with you an interesting tale I read a few weeks ago in Odyssey magazine.
A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The boy travelled around for many weeks until he finally found a beautiful castle nestled on top of a mountain. There lived the wise man he had been searching for, for 40 days. The boy was quite surprised to find that this man looked nothing like he had imagined. A holy man, without the normal physical markers we have perhaps learnt to expect from such a person.
The wise man entered the room with crowds of people in his midst and conversed with everyone. There was a lovely orchestra playing in the background and delicacies from all over the world were available for everyone to indulge in.
The boy had to wait two hours for an opportunity to speak with the wise man. Once the time arrived he explained to the wise man the reason for his visit.
The wise man handed the boy a spoon filled with two drops of oil and advised the boy to stroll around the palace for two hours without spilling the oil. The boy did as he was told and as he walked about he did not remove his gaze from the spoon for a split second.
On return the wise man asked him if had seen the beautiful Persian tapestries in the dining room. He asked if he noticed the wonderful garden that the Master of Gardeners spent 10 years to create and the parchments in the library. Of course the boy had not seen any of it as he was too occupied with keeping the oil from spilling.
The wise man suggested he go back to his walk, but this time ensuring that he enjoy the beauty and wonders of the palace. “You can’t trust a man if you don’t know his house.” the wise man added.
Feeling much relaxed the boy went on his tour of the palace once more. He took in all of the beauty and splendour the palace and it’s surrounds had to offer. He could not believe that he had walked these very same paths earlier and hardly noticed any of it. The perfect harmony and placement of every single art form and general interior of the palace left him astounded.
On returning he excitedly reported on everything he had come across on his tour. “But where is the two drops of oil I had entrusted you with?” asked the wise man.
Shocked that he had completely forgotten about the spoon, the boy looked at the spoon and noticed that he had spilled all of it.
“Don’t worry,” said the wise man. “You came here in quest of some advise and all I have to tell you is this: the secret of happiness lies in looking at all the marvels of the world and never forgetting the two drops of oil in the spoon.”
Hope you enjoyed this inspiring story.
Loving the green life.