I figure if you have come to this page you are thinking about becoming an NYR Organic Independent Consultant or looking for more information on the brand and product lines. I was once in your shoes and was looking for an honest review. Here are all the facts, pros & cons … with my personal comments and experience thrown in.
Why you should be making the switch to Organic and Non-Toxic Skincare and Wellness products?
Did you know?:
–ONLY 11% of the 10,500 Ingredients determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be in use by the cosmetics industry have been tested for safety?
–ONLY 10% of cancers are genetically based, That means 90% are a result of environmental factors!
-The average woman uses 12 products a day containing 126 unique chemical ingredients. Many are exposed daily to personal care product ingredients that are known or probable reproductive and developmental toxins, linked to impaired fertility or developmental harm for a baby in the womb or a child.
-The US has not passed a federal law regulating the cosmetic industry since 1938
-The Food and Drug Administration does not require that cosmetics ingredients or products be approved before they go on the market.
-The European Union has banned nearly 1400 ingredients from cosmetics and personal care products While the US has only banned or restricted 11 ingredients.
(Source: No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products–and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmeticsand EWG)
Parabens (preservatives found in sunscreens, lotions, and more), sulfates (detergents found in cleansers like shampoos and bath gels), and phthalates (chemicals found in fragrances and plastics) have had multiple studies that linked their use to an increased risk for cancer. Over 1/3 of personal care products contain ingredients linked to cancer. Parabens are used in health and beauty products as a preservative to extend the shelf life of the product. Parabens, however, are synthetic and mimic your body’s natural hormones. Endocrine disruptors and have been linked to increased risk of breast cancer, early breast development in girls, and reproductive birth defects in males and females. Parabens can cause free-radical damage and sulfates may irritate your skin or cause an allergic reaction as well.
If that’s not enough to scare you, the term Fragrance was created to protect a company’s “secret formula.” But you could be putting on a concoction that contains tons of chemicals that are hazardous to your health without even knowing it. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database, fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system. It can be found in many products such as perfume, cologne, conditioner, shampoo, body wash and moisturizers.
Why NYR Organic?
Neal’s Yard Remedies; established in central London in 1981, which now has over 40 stores in the UK with branches in the US and is one of the top selling skincare companies in the UK, Japan and Dubai. This is a highly regarded, established and successful brand which has over 30 years experience of making organic and natural products and herbal remedies. Neal’s Yard is the first health & beauty company to be branded 100/100 for ethics. Every ingredient that goes into their products is thoroughly researched to ensure that it is not only not in any way harmful, but is ethically sourced too. In fact, a lot of their ingredients are grown in their own eco-factory in Peacemarsh, Dorset, UK and at Sheepdrove Organic Farm on the Lambourn Downs in Berkshire, UK. Their eco-factory has solar panels on the roof, clay flooring, and even uses rainwater in the restrooms. Their iconic blue jars are biodegradable and made in England further reducing their carbon footprint.
They know the origin of every single one of their ingredients and are proud to support Fairtrade, Fair for life and FairWild projects. An example – their frankincense oil is sustainably gathered by the women of the Samburu tribe in northern Kenya, in exchange for a fair price and decent working conditions. This also extends to their care for animals. NYR are endorsed by the leading animal protection organizations including being certified by Cruelty-Free International. The company has won tons of awards for their high quality, socio-conscious and safe products.
NO PARABENS – linked to estrogen overproduction
NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES – many contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful to health
NO GMO INGREDIENTS – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO Animal Testing – unnecessary and cruel
NO SILICONES – coat the skin, impeding its natural function
NO PHTHALATES – reported to have toxic impact on human and animal life
NO MINERAL OILS – derived from petroleum, have a tendency to block the skin
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL – derived from petroleum
NO DEA – associated with known carcinogens
NO BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment
None of that scary list above will ever be found in an NYR Organics product! Even if you don’t end up using NYR Organics products please be sure to avoid these in whatever personal care you use on yourself or your family.
Certified Organic Skincare
They have the largest range of certified organic health and beauty products. NYR are honest about everything that is in their products; displaying very clearly on their packaging the exact percentage of organic content and the full ingredient list (perfect for those with allergies). The herbs, plant products, and essential oils in NYR products are certified by the Soil Association – recognized and reputed for their high standards worldwide and are much stricter than the US.
Certified Organic Essential Oils
From the start, Neals Yard Remedies grew and distilled their own top quality essential oils to use in their products. Neals Yard Remedies has the largest selection of certified organic essential oils available from one company.
Bonus: All NYR Organic products are Gluten Free and many are Vegan
My own Personal experience with NYR:
I have posted my story about what triggered my becoming a more “crunchy mom” on the site before so I won’t go into all the details. But here is the gist:
“After struggling for many difficult years to get pregnant … It finally happened! I was in my first trimester and while nervous, I was SO excited! Towards the end of my first trimester I was putting on my BB cream one weekend afternoon to head out to the store. I noticed I was running low and figured I would get some more at the mall. I looked under my counter for the box I had saved so I would know exactly which fancy name they used to describe “fairly pasty”. When reading the box I noticed something that I not only didn’t expect but had never seen before. It was a HUGE warning about using the product while pregnant or nursing. Needless to say I freaked out! I rummaged through all my products with cell phone in hand googling everything and its ingredients. I ended up with a huge pile of make-up and skincare soon to be donated to my friends with the warning, “this is trying to kill you … but its a great color for you!” Let me tell you this devastated me because I had a lot of money invested in these products and was certain anything natural was going to … well, suck. I love good skincare! I consider myself a connoisseur. I spent the day researching skincare and makeup products that were safe and natural. After some trial and error with several brands I learned, I was actually very wrong on their suckage.
After trying several random brands a friend offered me some NYR Organic samples. I tried them and honestly loved the products. The smell, the texture and the overall morals of the company. I was hooked once I saw what the Frankincense line did for my skin! I also was starting to feel really good about these changes to my personal products. It was really nice knowing that I didn’t have to worry about anything I was putting on my body. I felt even better about it after I had my son and he was constantly in contact with my skin.
From there, and I know this sounds ridiculous … the products sold themselves! As I started to rid my home and body of toxic products that were not only not good for me but I knew in my gut didn’t really align with my beliefs, things started changing for me. I am not big into “mumbo jumbo” but I do feel like you attract what you put out. These changes started attracting more positive changes in my life and very quickly in my new business. My overall spirit has been lifted by not just the products – but the people. To me, that’s not just incredible, but priceless. I am forever changed by becoming an NYR Organic Consultant.
So you want to make the switch to a non-toxic lifestyle … But want to save money while doing so? Here are my tops ways to save!
Host an online party
Like many of us, I am a die hard online shopper! I would be happy to help you set up an online party where you can earn lots of free and discounted products while having some fun too. Wine. Sweat Pants. Shop!
Sign up to get Emails about Sales
Every month, Neal’s Yard Remedies has special discount options. If you go HERE and on the top right, click join my newsletter. You can view any current promotions by clciking Shop and the it will be the first option on your left hand side.
Get Free Products
I love free with purchase gifts. It’s literally my jam! Get a FREE Rosemary & Elderflower Shower Gel or Beauty Sleep Body Lotionand a Free Travel Size Product with a purchase of $200 or more. Just contact me at mamashealthytribe(at) gmail(dot) com, and I will help you place your order. Plus you get $30 more in free products and 1/2 off up to $30 in products! The more you spend the more you get in free products and 1/2 off credits.
Take Advantage of The Kits and Join My Team!
These jam-packed kits are only $149 (***** These kits are currently on Sale for $120 before an upcoming price increase! This has become an even BETTER deal!*****) and are worth close to $400 in products alone and give you the chance to earn income while doing something you love. Reps get a 25% discount on EVERYTHING, including Sale Items! Unlike many other direct sales companies out there NYR Organic has no monthly fees, no annual fees and no monthly sales requirements.
BUT Why Direct selling? Is there a catch?
I won’t lie, I had my reservations about direct selling myself. Now as someone successfully doing it I was forced to readjust my thinking. Then it occurred to me as with any job, you get what you put in. NYR Organic Consultants can decide for themselves how much time and effort they want to put in. Holding parties and events are by no means mandatory and one can simply become a consultant to sell the products to friends and family, or just make the most of the awesome discount. There are no auto-ship requirements or burdensome sales minimums (just $100 in sales or purchases per year) to keep active and continue to receive your discount.
The only cost is the starter kit. The Starter Kit (which is a huge value in my opinion as seen below!) is only $149 and has over $370 in products alone. Your Kit has everything you need to kick-start your business – it features a selection of best-selling products, a set of training materials and business tools for your first few events. Don’t forget you get a hosted website and all the training you need too! I realize that $149 is in no way cheap. But I have been very happy with my kit and my own personal NYR Organic website. The kit can be used for yourself or as testers thus giving others the opportunity to try the products before they decide to buy. This allows them to make an educated and informed decision for themselves. It can also be lots of fun! You meet new people, make friends and end up in a sisterhood of sorts. Let’s face it – everyone has to invest time and money into their job whatever their job may be. This investment gives you the chance to grow a true future! If you want to only put in a little effort it can still increase your quality of life. Who doesn’t want to be able to afford a vacation once a year or have a bill or two paid off?
What exactly do I get if I join?
Or the BRAND NEW Essential Oil Aromatherapy Starter Kit. Featuring all the top Organic Essential Oils!
That is everything you need to not only try all the amazing products (at an insanely low price!) but to get your business started. But you will also feel good helping people make healthy changes in their life and proving a company that puts all living things first can change the world. Its a win win!
Bonus Thank You gift:
As a Thank you for joining my team you will get a FREE Copy of Looking Good and Feeling Younger from me personally.
Additionally, you will have access to our private Facebook group! Here you will be able to ask basic questions and have the community support of other NYR Consultants and leaders. We share info, have giveaways and contests too. By joining you will get access to the Your Tribe Organics Team Training. Our team is comprised of heart-centered conscious individuals from all walks of life, supporting one another as we all learn and grow. We are parents, teachers, CEOs, massage therapists, midwives, daughters, friends, athletes, professionals…We are Your Tribe!
Are you ready to make wellness and financial changes for yourself and your Tribe while changing the world? .. You are! ::High Five::
If you’d like to join the amazing Your Tribe Organics NYR Team, You can do so by signing up here. Please contact me with any questions you may have. You may use the contact form on this site, or send me a message through my Facebook page (I often see the messages to my Facebook page the soonest).