If you’ve clicked to read this then you’re either slightly agitated with the title or absolutely curious to the content! Either way, I’m glad you are here because I want you to hear my story!
I’ve been organic for years, and I mean years!! I’ve eaten well, moved my body and taken pretty good care of my overall health. I’m a Chiropractor by profession and at work, people use to always say “you smell so good”, “what perfume is that” or “why does your hair always smell amazing”…. I was always chuffed with those comments till one day someone’s said; “hey I didn’t know organic skincare could smell that good”, then it hit me, hang on “organic skincare”, are you kidding???? I laughed nervously before saying there’s no way it’s organic! Why would I use products that made me smell like a walking herb garden? To which she replied, so you look after everything to do with your body except for your skin? Have you ever considered that?
There in that very moment, it all dawned on me. I look after my heart with exercise and nourishing food, I look after my liver with a detox every so often and minimal alcohol, I look after my kidneys, lungs and every other organ in my body by ensuring my body is nourished! Yes, I have always used higher range products when it came to makeup and skincare but, my skin, the largest organ in my body is not being looked after, in fact, it’s been blasted with chemicals nearly my whole life! I had no justification for it, just the simplicity of “organic skincare products make people smell like a Herb Garden” and I’m not hippy enough for that!
Enough is enough and I had to somewhat make a change! After all, I look after the health of my patients holistically and not symptomatically! So I scouted around, lo and behold I found a small NZ company called M&R Essentials! 100% certified organic and actually made by the founder of the company herself! This got me researching them from an ethical and credible point of view before picking through their ingredient list! I couldn’t fault it! She’s picked out ingredients that work best together to provide you with a range of products that nourish your skin rather than damage it, supplement you in your deficiency stages and most of all provide you with remedies when you're on the ground and need a boost! Oh, and did I mention that she’s a Pharmacist by profession? She’s known as The Raw Pharmacist and to me, it’s a breath of fresh air watching someone thread over the health care profession with so much passion of shifting it forward.
So with their help, I decided to do a 30-day detox, absolutely no chemicals on my skin, that means everything, from makeup, perfumes and right down to skincare products such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste! It wasn’t an easy shift but it’s been 15 days and my skin has never looked better, my mind hasn’t been clearer and I’ve had such a huge perspective shift in chemical harshness on my skin and MOST OF ALL, I do not smell like a herb garden!!!!
In fact, I smell better than most perfumes sold over the counter! I feel amazing knowing the products are ethically sourced, carefully mixed and 100% organic certified which meant I smell incredible because of everything natural! Wow!
So follow my journey as I list out each and every product I used that has given me incredible skin and a complete detox! What’s special about those ingredients and why your skin needs it through a weather change, hormonal change and even just the ageing process! But for now, the picture below are the products of theirs that I decided to use. I want you all to think about your body and ask, am I doing everything to nourish it or mask it?
Dr. Shannon Ganesan