Friday, 22 July 2011
We are now in the second part of the year and with the beginning of the this month came some fantastic news. Gary went for his first bloodtest since his Operation in April to remove his prostate and the PSA levels were undetectable which is the best news you can have as it means the Operation was a success. Its now 3 monthly blood tests for a year , then 6 monthly, then yearly for a total of 5 years. It has meant that after a very unsettled first half of the year with everything put on hold we can push ahead in the second half of the year.
We are continuing with our change of diet and trying to buy organic where possible and within our budget. There is no way we would ever go back to using products in the home that contain potentially harmful chemicals, the more i find out the more determined i am to educate as many people as i can so they have the information to make an informed choice for themselves. My eyes have been opened and at the end of the day when there are such lovely natural products around why take any unnecessary risk to our health or to the environment.
We have been trying more products from our Wikaniko Business and getting great feedback from customers. When we drop in a new area its great to hear comments like "Its so refreshing to see something different" and "i don't normally buy from brochures but there are such lovely things in there". We are getting repeat orders which is fantastic and something i used to struggle with when i was with other Companies.
My latest favourite products are a toothpaste and mouthwash, not very sexy i know but after reading about how our mouth linings absorb 90% and anything goes into the bloodstream straight to the brain and organs i think this toothpaste and mouthwash is wonderful. It does have a clovey taste which some people may not like, a bit like marmite, you either love it or hate it!!.
Sarakan toothpaste and mouthfresh were first developed 40 years ago by a British army doctor serving in India. He noticed that the Indian people seemed to have good teeth and gums despite their generally low quality of nutrition. Looking into the reasons why it appeared it was the regular use of chewing on sticks from a shrub called Salvadora persica, or the "toothbrush tree". This plant is widespread throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia and is well known for its powerful antiseptic and curative properties. When he returned to the UK he decided to develop a toothpaste which would suit the European market.
Both the toothpaste and mouthwash are made from the extract of Salvadora persica and flavoured with peppermint, clove and geranium. They are suitable for both adults and children, contain no sugar, alcohol, artificial colours or preservatives are Sodium lauryl sulphate free.
No sodium lauryl sulphate
No added colours or preservatives
Approved by the British Dental Health Foundation
Glycerin (non-animal), Calcium Carbonate, Aqua. Magnesium Carbonate, Salvadora-persica natural extract, Mentha piperita, Mentha arvensis, Eugenia caryophyllus, Geranium, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Phosphate, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, CI 77491. 50ml Suitable for Vegans