One afternoon in the summer of 2006, Ido and I sat in our garden, drinking tea and talking, surrounded by the flora and fauna of our garden - plants, fish and frogs that live in our gray water system. Our system leads water from the shower, running it through plant filled pools for water treatment, finally reaching the last pool of water where we have fish and water lilies.
We sat calmly and enjoyed the descending evening when, suddenly, we noticed, to our amazement, the fish in the pond having convulsions and turning on their back - all dying within minutes! Shocked, we ran into the house, to the shower. Two of our four children were playing in the bathtub pouring shampoo into the water ...
Although it was one of the leading anti-dandruff shampoo brands in the country, and despite the small amount spilled (half a bottle) - all the fish died in less than an hour. Later, all the plants in the gray water system turned yellow and died.
"What does this mean for humans?" We thought to ourselves after recovering from the shock.
How do chemical products in commercial soaps and shampoos influence people, if this is the reaction of plants and fish?
Several weeks passed until the system stabilized again, but for us, it was a point of no return. We were glad to see that nature balances itself, while we began examining commercial soaps and their additives.
We noticed all those times when our faces and our children‘s faces turned red after using soap and shampoo while showering, and we found that we are sensitive to strong scents of commercial cosmetic products. We started to read the small print of labels on products and learned how the nice labels hide the true identity of the harmful ingredients in those products.
More than that we understood after a lot of research how easily a lot of the chemical in our cosmetic entered our body and blood system and influence all our being.
We started making products for us and our friends and the suprising responses of children that our soap, truly cure their Atopic Dermatitis, people that cancel surgeries and the overall response we decided to make LAVENDER real natural cosmetic and invite you proudly to join our growing customer family and engoy nature‘s energy at your home.