|Dear Valued Consumer
It is with great pleasure that we bring you our revised Gaia Organics
range of natural personal care products. With more than 20-years
experience in this field, we bring you a modern range of the finest
products available anywhere in the world, in terms of quality, safety
& efficacy. Formulations remain identical to those of ours now
exported to the E.U. / U.K. markets.
My first product, a toothpowder, was made 20 years ago for my own
use as a substitute for commercial toothpaste when my wife Lettie
and I ‘dropped-out’ and began living self-sufficiently
on a smallholding in the Garden Route, growing vegetables and herbs
and with a herd of milk goats.
Many of the idealistic totally natural products that would follow
for our own use have evolved since then, arising from practical
experience and eventually dictated by solid natural product science,
so that today you may also benefit from our mistakes and discoveries,
many very hard earned.
We do not take lightly our responsibility for your health and well-being
and we often face fierce criticism from well-meaning, yet essentially
ignorant sources, of our sometimes controversial positions on so-called
natural product formulation, yet the passage of time has and still
does vindicate our principled stand as correct and holding of the
high moral ground.
Scattered throughout this catalogue and more definitively dealt
with in detailed reports, we will share with you the truths regarding
personal care toxicology to help you gain perspective on the cesspool
of alarmist toxic ingredient scare misinformation circulating on
the internet and via e-mail and new age magazines as clever marketing
strategies by those who know or should know better, but sadly prefer
to profit at the cost of truth.
Because some truths are interspersed into promotional hype, it
is difficult for distributors and consumers to discern what information
is accurate and what not. A truly informed perspective is the key
to making sense of this quagmire and using our 30-year knowledge
base and full-time research facility, we are sure you will appreciate
our considerable efforts to ensure your safety, including from surprisingly
common natural product toxicity and health fraud.
Stuart Thomson, Director, Gaia Research Institute,
Garden of Eden, Knysna, South Africa