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By: Gaia Research  11-11-2011
Keywords: Personal Care, Oil, Personal Care Products

Gaia Organics have, under the auspices of and as the independent funding arm of the Gaia Research Institute, been providing it’s own natural personal care products to South African and international clientele for nearly two decades. In recent years however, some competitors with little or no history, experience or expertise, have engaged in ignorant armchair public criticism of ingredients used by other role-players, including Gaia Organics, not on any merit, but as cheap, cowardly marketing ploys to enter a traditionally tranquil market with a big splash, a very effective and lucrative marketing strategy started by Neways, a US multi-level internet marketing company.

It is truly ironic that the most innocuous (safest) ingredients comprising the base formulation or inert components of some Gaia Organics products are the ones that have been criticised as being unsafe, but this actually reveals the Neways plot, which deliberately targets the common denominators in most personal care products so as to cast as wide a net of malicious aspersions as possible. A further irony is that the culprits have had to compromise on the safety and efficacy of their own products, by using poor alternatives to the completely safe and efficacious common denominator ingredients that they have targeted, namely entirely natural mineral oil; quasi-natural sodium lauryl ether sulphate and nature-identical parabens. Alternative to these ingredients, which are perfectly safe when used correctly in pure form, are several orders of magnitude more hazardous than those they replace.

I have touched on some of these issues in this catalogue and invite you to evaluate for yourself the strength of the genuine superiority of our ingredients and products over that of the scaremongers, whose only advantage are their lies and false claims to safety and superiority by supposedly being ‘all natural’ and ‘organic’; great sounding ideals, but the reality is that such products could only either still be living in nature or, having been removed, are decomposing, since that is what happens to previously living things – when not ‘unnaturally preserved by human ingenuity’. At best, the life force ebbs away and at worst, toxic molecules are produced that really are undesirable. The term ‘natural preservative’ is an oxymoron. If it were truly natural, it would decompose and cease to be, which is exactly what happens to the traces of nature identical Parabens used to preserve our Aqueous Cream.

Not listed in the catalogue entries are the constituent ingredients of the Aqueous Cream, which like other complex ingredients, is listed as the complex. However, because the once standard British Pharmacopoeia Ung Emulcificans Aqueosum (UEA) formula is modified to meet our needs as entirely suitable for leave-on applications, Gaia Organics, in the interests of total transparency, shall proportionally list all the individual constituents: 1) water; 2) mineral gel; 3) cetyl stearyl alcohol; 4) mineral oil; 5) sodium lauryl sulphate; 6) methyl paraben and 7) propyl paraben. Items 2&4 are fractionally distilled to purity from crude oil, the richest and purest natural organic repository on Earth; 3&5 are synthesised from coconut oil and 6&7 from gum benzoin and are nature-identical to those found in Oka (an edible tuber) and Mangoes respectively and are used in traces just sufficient to maintain the integrity of the base cream long enough to complete product formulation, when colloidal silver and essential oils assume ultimate duty in the cream products. No parabens are used in non-cream products (those not listed as containing aqueous cream), which non-cream, but rather water-based products, are manufactured individually from start to finish, rather than from a common base.

Keywords: Natural Personal Care Products, Oil, Personal Care, Personal Care Products