GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK By Christina Williams (BSc (hons.) MChS, SRCh)

Organic, natural, chemical free, ethical

Beauty products that are non-toxic are fashionable. There are several organic luxury skincare lines on the market. Consumers are becoming more aware of what they use on their skin and are sourcing alternatives to the conventional skincare lines.

Earth Mother Botanicals is unique. Their line has a more rustic approach to chemical free skincare by incorporating locally sourced raw materials which have significance to the brand being Barbadian. They have taken traditional herbs and updated their use.

The two products that I recommend most often in my practice are the Green Earth Soothing Skin Salve and the Neem Nail Oil.

Green Earth Soothing Skin Salve is an oil based product that is very effective in combating dry skin, particularly severe hyperkeratosis caused by fungal infections. The product absorbs very easily and does not have a strong smell making it more appealing for clients to use. I recommend this product particularly to diabetic clients who due to the disease process may have anhydrosis or the vascular effects leading to vulnerable skin that needs special care. The salve can also be used very effectively on the cuticles and dry nails. It is overall an all round great product that is by no means exclusive to feet as it can be used anywhere that needs soothing. It is particularly popular with the elderly as some of the ingredients evoke childhood memories.

Neem Nail Oil is particularly effective in treating oncychomycosis (fungal nail infection) oral medication is not an option for every client and fungal nails require regular consistent treatment to cure. Most topical treatments last over six months so it is important to have a product that is chemically free if the use is for this length of time. Neem oil is a god send to expectant mothers and those breast feeding who still want to treat their fungal nails during pregnancy and after without fear of harming their baby.

“Barbados should be exceptionally proud that there is a brand that is allowing us to follow the ethical trend and increasing public exposure to chemical free living.”

8 Responses to “Testimonials”

  1. Anthony January 11, 2015 at 12:19 AM Permalink

    Hi girls

    Not sure if you remember me it’s Anthony Flockhart , Jake and I did the pasty’s and breads at holders just wondered if you can supply me with products as we are just about to open a boutique b&b here in England and love to get your soaps and bits here , hope you are both well and look forward to hearing from you

    Kind regards
    Anthony Flockhart

    • earthmotherb March 17, 2015 at 3:58 AM Permalink

      Hi Anthony,
      Of course I remember you and Jake. We were sorry to see you leave the market. I am excited to hear you have a B&B in England. We would love to supply products to you. Sorry it took me so long to respond. I had to get my son over here to show me how to access the comments from the website. I will send you an email from my gmail account with a price list and the brochure that has the full product line. The website is kind of sparse right now. I had been very ill and during that time the website went down and I lost all our content so I had to start over and it is taking much longer than I had hoped.

      Green Blessings, Amy LeMay

  2. Uda Maxie April 23, 2015 at 3:32 PM Permalink

    I would like to place an order, need to know how to contact you.
    Uda Maxie

    • earthmotherb May 4, 2015 at 5:42 AM Permalink

      Hi Uda,
      You can contact me at contact@earthmotherbotanicals.com if you would like to discuss a wholesale order or items that have not
      gone up on the website yet. Thank you for your interest. Green Blessings, Amy LeMay

  3. paulinebland49 November 19, 2015 at 12:59 AM Permalink

    My husband Leslie hurt his back before we went on our 3 week cruise,he had 4 lots of Aquapuncture on the ship that helped but on arriving at Barbados Airport we were greeted by a young lady who sold us a bottle of Muscle &Joint Morinda Leaf Rub,he put it on after getting changed for the plane journey home,and to his relief he felt a lot better,had some discomfort on the plane but,did sleep a few hours,and where I was dreading the flight home he was not to bad,so thank you Earth Mother it was well worth the $30 we paid,I am looking to order some more as I have Arthiritis in my hands it has also helped ease the pain in my knuckles so I am pleased,as it can be terrible at times regards pauline bland

    • earthmotherb October 3, 2016 at 5:28 PM Permalink

      Thank you Pauline for sharing your experience with us. I am so glad to hear that you have gotten some relief from the Morinda Leaf Rub. We appreciate you sharing. Green Blessings, Amy LeMay CEO and formulator at Earth Mother Botanicals Ltd.

  4. Grenville Phillips II November 28, 2016 at 2:30 PM Permalink

    I have been deployed to Haiti 7 times since the 2010 earthquake and always take an insecticide based mosquito repellent. This time (Nov 2016), I decided to try your Bug Be Gone product. It was the only mosquito repellent that I used during the trip and it was effective. Thank you.

    The method that I used was to apply the cream around my ankles, wrist and neck early in the morning. At dusk, when the mosquitoes appeared to come out in their numbers to bite, I reapplied the cream. Before I slept at night, I reapplied the cream.

    Perhaps you could provide some brief guidance for effective use on the back of the product. I understand the space limitation, but you do have room at the sides where the two panels do not meet. One side could be closed to insert the additional text, while the other can remain open so that users can continue to monitor the level – a useful design feature.

    I was in Haiti for about 3 weeks, and I used about one third of the 60 ml sized product. The container and snap cover were robust enough to carry on my daily assignments, and the cream was viscous enough to prevent spillage. You have developed a wonderful product.

  5. Anna February 25, 2018 at 4:34 PM Permalink

    I have had a fungal toenail infection for many years. I tried all the medical treatments that say they work – but they didn’t. I purchased your Neemoil from you at the Airport just before leaving after a wonderful holiday in Barbados in October. I really did not expect it to work as all the others hadn’t but I was so desperate to clear it I had to try. It is now February and the infection has gone – just as you said it would !! I am absolutely thrilled and will tell everyone I meet about your oil – it is a miracle worker – seriously. I am just about to purchase another bottle as this one is nearly gone and I want to make sure that I complete the 9 months as stated on the bottle. Thank you for your wonderful work.

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