The GARDEN OF ESSENCES online healing store, was created, after my staff and I had spent many years, giving Aromatherapy massages, facials, and lectures, at the Spa within Virgin Active Gym, which is owned by the Richard Branson Virgin Group (who are hereby acknowledged for owning Virgin Airlines, Virgin Mobile, and Virgin Banking.)
I was responsible for opening the first vegetarian restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa, and subsequently became co-owner of a major health food store. I have made a lifelong study of vegetarianism, allergies, and detoxification.
Later, I became the owner of the Spa within the five star President Hotel, which offered a variety of anti-aging body and facial treatments. I had the pleasure of working on many celebrities, and value their feedback in teaching me what works, and what does not work.
There are around one hundred products sold on this website. Each one has been chosen out of thousands of products, because they are the safest, have the highest therapeutic benefits, and have been personally used by my staff and I, over many years of testing and experience.
I hope you enjoy my Natural Remedies blog, which I am passionate about, because I love the idea of people becoming less reliant on unnecessary drugs, steering clear of dangerous chemical-laden skincare products, and creating awareness about false advertising. I have alphabetized my blog, for your convenience!
Then, in January 2017, I was invited to appear on the TV show, Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland®!
The TV segment is to feature promising entrepreneurs who are passionate about natural and organic skincare.
So, as you can see, its been an exciting few years!
Garden of Essences supports small producers/co-ops, of sustainably grown and harvested products. Most of our oils are organically produced, although many of the smaller oil producers are too small to file for costly certification, while certain other suppliers, provide us with USDA or Ecocert Certification.
However, they all supply me with Certificates of Analysis (COA) which show top quality, and you are welcome to request these from me.
Garden of Essences ingredients are carefully sourced from all over the world. Our oils and butters are obtained by cold pressing, or infusion of organically grown or wild harvested plants, and have never been in contact with chemicals.
Free of animal ingredients, disguised to appear appealing, such as:
hyaluronic acid (which is made from human umbilical cords, or rooster’s cartilage.)
collagen (from ground chicken feet and animal horns.)
elastin (from cow’s cartilage.)
‘nature-identical’ fragrances (‘vanilla’ is made from cow dung.)
keratin (from hooves and horns.)
glycerin (which can be made from animal fat derived from any waste parts of any animal; or from petroleum, which will make glycerin block pores, potentially causing acne. Only vegetable glycerin is safe.)
All our Butters spread easily – no need to melt them!