A Journey To Healthy Skin
Updated: Jul 5
My mother has always been extremely enthusiastic about health and wellness. Well, it didn’t actually start out that way. In her mid-twenties, after becoming ill and developing debilitating blisters on her hands and in her mouth, which was later confirmed to be Stevens-Johnson Syndrome a rare, but serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes, she decided that her health would become a priority. So, as the caretaker of our family, not only did this mean her health, but by default our entire family’s health as well. This meant that within a short period of time, we swapped hamburgers for tofu and chicken for peanuts.
A few years later, as my mother was walking home from running errands, she fell. There was nothing that prompted it; she just fell. Despite being slightly embarrassed she stood up, brushed herself off and headed into the house. Within a few weeks, she noted having dizzy spells, frequently feeling weak, and eventually needing to wear an eye patch due to her blurred vision. After nearly a year of testing and hospitalization, she was eventually diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
My mother’s MS diagnosis shook our family at its core. Being so young we didn’t understand what it meant or much about the disease, but we knew that we were going to provide as much support as possible and in any way that we could. After researching the condition, which we discovered did not have a cure, her quest to live healthier grew exponentially, so in addition to living plant-based, we were introduced to herbal remedies through homeopathy and naturopathic medicine. Through clean eating and living it was apparent that she was thriving; her energy had returned, and she was able to revisit activities that she once loved.
Things were going great for years until a routine exam delivered some unexpected news. Now if these two diagnoses, Steven-Johnson Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis, weren’t challenging enough for our family, my mother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. While we are not sure of the exact cause of her diagnosis, we are pretty confident that it was not food related, forcing us to take a deeper look into what we were putting on our skin.
Our skin is our largest organ, absorbing up to 60% of what we put on. According to the Food & Drug Administration, "The law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market". Unfortunately, this poses harm as there are many potential toxins and cancer-causing ingredients found in mainstream cosmetics and toiletries.
NaBii Organics was built upon the premise that it is not only what you put in your body, but what you put on your skin that matters. Our products are aromatic and invigorating, but more importantly, our ingredients are clean, green, thoroughly researched, intentionally sourced, and selected with the healing in mind that my mother taught me throughout the years. We know that you will enjoy our products and feel the NaBii difference.