After being diagnosed with a fatal tumor while pregnant with her baby girl Barbara Jacques, started getting really serious about her health. Thankfully her little one was out of harms way and she did recover from the tumor. In an interview with XONecole Barbara says,
We absorb everything we put on our skin through our bloodstream. Eating natural foods is not enough. Slathering toxins on your skin just doesn’t make any sense.
This inspired her to start make big changes to the products that she purchased from her food to her skin care products that contained what is referred to as the dirty dozen (preservatives that have parabens etc).
“They’re linked to cancer, birth defects, ovarian issues, stuff that has harmful side effects. But it’s ingredients, preservatives, and products that are basically in everyday [items] that we don’t even think about. Everything from toothpaste to clothes, canned goods, sugar, milk – everything.
She began to make her own products for skin care and along with a beautiful baby girl came the beginnings of a blossoming organic skin care business.
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February 1, 2017
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