Not all aloe products that contain aloe are created equal. A recent Bloomberg Report exposed aloe products sold at Walmart, Target and CVS did not contain aloe.
Aloe can be made from the waxy outer leaf – called ‘Whole Leaf’ or from the inner leaf, called ‘Gel Fillet’. The problem with aloe that includes any part of the whole leaf will contain high amounts of a latex called aloin. Aloin is a known laxative and skin irritant. Whole Leaf aloe should be used with caution and never be used on sensitive skin and wounds.
Aloe's inner leaf ‘Gel Fillet’ is a gel-like substance that contains only small amount of aloin and is abundant in vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, (polysaccharides), fatty acids, and amino acids.
EcoNatura supports botanical ingredients that are trusted and verified and have maximum bioactive health benefits. This is why we chose a proprietary brand of Aloe to use as the primary base in all our skin care formulations. We never dilute our products with water.
Why we choose a premium certified organic aloe?
1. Aloe is from the gel fillet of the Aloe Vera plant
2. The proprietary aloe has been scientifically proven to be up to 3 times more effective than other commercially available aloe vera
3. Our aloe not only exceeds the standards established by the International Aloe Science Council’s (IASC) Certification Program for content and purity, but more importantly, it is the only brand of aloe vera that quantify and guarantees polysaccharides. Polysaccharide's give aloe its soothing and healing benefits. Therefore, by increasing the polysaccharide content of the aloe vera its effectiveness is increased.
The unique chemical-free processing technique of the aloe protects the potency of the inner leaf, allowing its robust properties to stimulate human macrophage cells that decrease inflammation and encourage tissue repair, thus effectively speeding up skin irritation, wound and burn healing.
EcoNatura products are like no other. There is a purpose and a reason for every ingredient we choose. We provide skin care that is alive and active to respond to the changing needs of your skin - to clean, to protect, to heal, to nourish.
Unfortunately, today’s children definitely bear a higher chemical burden than they would have 100 years ago. The list of “toxicity” symptoms is varied, but may include: difficulty with elimination (constipation, profuse sweating), headaches, rashes, bleeding gums, muscle and joint aches, difficulty breathing or concentrating, memory problems, heart palpitations,and sensitivity to sugar, MSG, or grains.
Todays kids undoubtedly coexists with noxious chemicals. Chubby kids, in particular, are more likely to be “toxic” because the body uses fatty tissues to wall off chemicals that can’t be broken down.
If you are suspicious of your child having a heavy toxic burden it is best to consult your child's pediatrician or integrative health practitioner who can prescribe a specialized physician-guided detoxification treatment plan. This is not something to do on your own.
There are steps however you take at home now to start reducing toxins from your child's body. Your child's liver and kidneys are designed to remove toxin naturally. The best way we can support these organs is by making sure our children eat highly nutritious fruits and vegetables. As they say - "eat the rainbow". For instance green vegetables contain antioxidants and chlorophyll which is designed to remove environmental toxins; lemons, orange's and limes have a lot of vitamin C which can transform toxins into digestible material. Now we know that getting these gifts of goodness into our little ones can sometimes be a challenge, however, the web is filled with recipes and tips such as this one from Fruits & Veggies MORE MATTERS to help you get started. Our go to recipe is tacos! Organic beef and turkey with all kinds of tiny chopped of cooked veggies seem to go unnoticed when place in a fun taco shell.
Helping detox your child is also about simply limiting exposure to everyday chemicals - they are everywhere. Below are suggestions of everyday life changes that can be taken to help further your mission to detox your child.
Pro Tip - Read the labels.
Did you know skin care is notoriously dirty? - ironic huh!
Skin care is not really regulated by the FDA because you "do not eat the product". What they fail to recognize is that we do eat the products through skin absorption. (1, 2 )
Reading the labels can make you more aware of what you are bringing into your home or putting on your skin. Look out for some of these word in your products: Methyl, Propyl, Butyl, and Ethyl Paraben, Propylene Glyco, Sodium Laurel Sulfate, PEG, Triethanolamine (TEA)/Diethanolamine (DEA), Toluene, Fragrance (yep - that means there is some type of chemical that makes the product smell yummy - but it is really bad for all of us). The basic rule of thumb is if you can not pronounce it, or do not recognize the word - you do not want it on your skin, or eating it for that matter.
If you want to go detox pro, download the environmental working groups "Quick Tips for Choosing Safe Personal Care Product" here.
At EcoNatura - All Healthy World and Ruby-Blue Bunny we know the joys of having a clean healthy mind and body. Our mission is to create tested and certified skin care products that are harsh chemical-free and hormone disruptor-free. Our formulations use innovative organic botanicals ingredients that support natural detox and provide dense phytonutrients to nourish the skin and body. We use only the best of what nature has to offer because we want you and your family to celebrate good health!
Check one off for the good clean products! After years of controversy and complaints to the FDA about concerns from consumers and those of us working in the Natural Consumer Product Industry for healthy clean products, the FDA announced a ban on ingredients in Antibacterial Products and Body Washes (see below). Over the years we have worked very hard to help educate and reach our goal to reduce harsh chemicals affecting the risks of Hormone/Endocrine Disrupters (EDC’s) in products by offering an alternative of pure wholesome products derived from natural salts, gums and organic ingredients. Not only do our products perform, they are tested for Hormone/Endocrine Disrupters (EDC’s). We take extra steps to ensure every process from ingredients to the equipment the product comes into contact with, to the final packaging, will not contain any chemical that may leach into our products. We do this while offering superior performance and healthy results.
If the product makes antibacterial claims and they have followed the correct monograph (rules for labeling set by the FDA), then on of the 19 ingredients listed below such as “triclosan, triclocarban” should be listed on the label of the product. Companies have a year to remove these ingredients from their products or remove the products from the market, the agency said. Note: This ban only applies to consumer products.
Here is a list of the 19 ingredients you want to watch out for:
FDA report states: in 2013 Consumer Wash PR they identified certai active ingredients that were considered ineligible for evaluation under the OTC Drug Review as a consumer antiseptic wash; and noted they are waiting for requested documentation for eligibility the following active ingredients could be determined to be eligible for evaluation:
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/newsevents/newsroom/mediatranscripts/ucm378989.pdf . You can also obtain the report at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-21337.pdf
Why our products make a difference:
We import Non-GMO Decyl Glucoside as our Surfactant (foaming agent) directly from Europe. It is made from 100% renewable raw materials from plant based fatty alcohols, decanol, which is derived from Non-GMO Coconut and Non-GMO Glucose. Known for it’s mild, gentle, full lathering affects in keeping skin moist, preventing inflammation and itchiness. Blended with our other organic ingredients it is perfect for Body and Hair.
Garden Fresh available at Whole Foods or our website:
Shampoo & Body Wash - 34 and 12 oz.
INGREDIENTS: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice (Fillet Gel)*, Decyl Glucoside (derived from Coconut and Palm Oils), Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Glycerin, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil *, Myroxylon pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil*, Curbita pepo(Pumpkin) Seed Oil*,Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil*, Salvia sclarea ( Clary) Extract*, Ocimum basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract*, Sodium Benzoate, Ocimum basilicum (Basil) Leaf Oil*, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, *, Elettaria cardamom (Cardamomum) Seed Oil*, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil*, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Salvia sclarea ( Clary) Oil*, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*.
Ruby-Blue Bunny Spring Garden:
Available from Natural Partners
Shampoo & Body Wash – 34 and 12 oz.
INGREDIENTS: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice (Fillet Gel)*, Decyl Glucoside (derived from Coconut and Palm Oils), Xanthan Gum, Persea americana (Avocado) Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Seed) Oil*, Cucumis sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Ocimum basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Seed) Oil*, Carrageenan, Myroxylon pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil*, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) , Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Elettaria cardamom (Cardamomum) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Omenis mixta (Chamomile) Oil* Calendula Officinali (Calendula) Flower Oil*.
We are also coming out with a Foaming hand sanitizer.
Our mission is to make our personal care healthy for you, your children and the earth!
Here is to a beautiful, starting with clean products today!
Clean Ingredient Expert
We have seen many posts throughout the web of many customers desperately looking for the Peter Rabbit brand product called, Manuka Therapy Cream.
Spread the word, because you have found it right here. The entire line of Peter Rabbit products has been renamed to Ruby-Blue Bunny. Licensing fee’s to borrow the art and naming rights of ‘Peter Rabbit’ became too expensive and we did not want to sacrifice any of our organic ingredients just for a name. So we have taken the rabbit by the ears and created a new timeless classic organic brand called Ruby-Blue Bunny to replace Peter Rabbit. Same company, same women-owned US business, same mission – just a new name.
What about the formulations? We still have the same unique proprietary blends of richly concentrated organic botanical extracts and certify all our products to be endocrine disruptor-free and harsh ingredient-free (refer to our NO LIST to see what is never allowed in our products).
For those looking for Manuka Therapy Cream – it is now named, Manuka Honey Body and Bum Cream. We use specific blended beneficial organic ingredients, and Manuka Honey 12+ that have been studied throughout history for it’s therapeutic and antiseptic properties. It is the reason why skin irritation’s reacts so positively to it.
At EcoNatura and Ruby-Blue Bunny we have used it on our families for everything skin related. Diaper rash, cuts and abrasions, sunburns, facial cream, after shaving, after breast-feeding on sore nipples, dry brittle hair, dry lips, blisters, lumpy and bumpy skin and rashes of all sorts.