This is not a sales pitch. I promise. Take it as you wish, but please read to the end.
The problem when you sell a product of some sort is that whenever you talk about it, you sound…salesy. Even if what you’re selling is awesome and good for your health and something you think everyone should invest in, not everyone feels the way you do.
I never wanted to sell products. I know people are “partied” out and tired of buying things from friends. I didn’t want to be that person, you know, the one you felt obligated to buy something from. I actually never thought there would be a product I would consider selling because my standards are too high. It would have to be something I believe in 100%, something I would use myself, something that was practical and not made overseas, maybe something made by hand. I didn’t want people to spend money on a product I was selling that they didn’t actually need. And If you don’t buy from me, you won’t hurt my feelings.
Believe me. There are companies that drive me crazy. I won’t name call here but certain MLM companies have well-overpriced products so their consultants can have extra bonuses and trips. Companies who have consultants that are offering health advice on the use of essential oils and are not certified themselves. Companies who say they are “paraben free” or “phthalate free” or “non-toxic” but won’t give you proof that they are what they say they are. Maybe I will drive you crazy in the same way, but keep reading. It’s for good reason.
In all my years of changing what we eat and trying to make good health choices, I thought I had switched to better cosmetic products. I thought I was buying natural brands and that they were healthy because they were labeled that way. About two years ago, I started paying attention to the ingredient lists of the products I was using. I was stumped. Because what I thought was good for my skin and body based on the front of the label I was looking at, turned out to have a long list of ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce. So I started looking them up and was pretty shocked at what I found. I was basically paying more for products that claimed to be natural but really were chock full of chemicals and compromising ingredients.
So I switched to basically nothing. We were using castile soap as our body soap, shampoo, and hand soap. I tried a bunch of different deodorants. We used coconut oil and shea butter as our lotion. I didn’t wear makeup (even though I really wanted to). There were a few things that still seemed ok, but I wasn’t totally sure. I used the database from EWG to look up some of my products and threw a bunch away. I started educating myself about the cosmetics industry.
But I wasn’t really happy with these simple choices of products because I didn’t feel like I was nourishing my skin or using products that were helping. I wanted a perfume that wasn’t full of headache-inducing fragrance. I wanted mineral makeup that wasn’t made abroad. I tried some DIY products but they didn’t turn out the way I hoped and I was spending too much on the raw ingredients I needed to make them.
And then one random day when I was researching for products online, I stumbled onto the Poofy Organics website.
I hadn’t heard of them so I started reading. Made by hand? Made by a family in New Jersey? A company aware of toxic chemicals and determined to prove their commitment by having their organic certification? I thought it was too good to be true.
And then when I found out I could sell them, I thought it was a great platform for me to do what I love to do. Educate. Tell others about what’s broken in our food world and cosmetic world so they can make better choices for themselves and their family.
That’s why I decided to sell Poofy Organics. Not to make a bunch of money (which I don’t). Not to sell something and get a bunch of people under me to make more money. But because I see what’s so wrong with the system and want others to know and understand who they are supporting when they buy products and why most of the products people buy are harmful (and often overpriced). And also to expose the fact that there are many companies out there who take advantage of the broken system and are selling you products they are allowed to market as healthy without any checkpoints or ramifications.
The skin is the largest organ of your body. I’ve read that it takes only 30 seconds for a toxin to penetrate under your skin. And that’s what products are designed to do, right? Think about products like anti-wrinkle cream, concealer, and moisturizer that are supposed to make you look better. Companies really want to you feel better about yourself, smell nice, and are much more worried about their profits than your health.
Did you know that the average woman’s daily beauty routine contains over 160 chemicals? And that it’s been shown we absorb over five pounds of toxic chemicals every year just from our beauty routine? And that’s women. Think about the men in your life, or your kids.
I’m not using this blog post to write about individual chemicals (I may consider that someday), but know this. Of the 13,000 or so chemicals that are allowed in cosmetic products, only about 10% have actually been evaluated for safety. Even chemicals used in cosmetics that are linked to things like cancer, endocrine disruption, organ toxicity, and even antibiotic resistance are still allowed to be used. And of course, just like GMO’s, other countries are way ahead of the game, banning hundreds of ingredients from their products while our country, bans 11.
Not just that, there are NO, and I repeat NO, regulations on how cosmetic products are labeled. A company can tell you anything they want about a product and it doesn’t have to be true. They can tell you it’s paraben free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, all-natural and EVEN organic but there are NO regulations to make sure that the claims are true. They want you to look at the pretty label, trust it’s accurate and not look at the ingredient list. Greenwashing at its finest. Oh, and they even don’t have to list all of the ingredients on their labels.
Sidenote: An awesome app that I use (and have gotten many others hooked on) is called “Think Dirty.” It’s a database of over 350,000 cosmetic products. Not everything is on there, but there’s a bunch! And I find it to be more accurate than Environmental Working Group.
Once you set up your account (free of course), you can either scan the barcode or enter the name of a company you want to search for.
They will give you an overall chemical rating from 0 (the best) to 10 (the worst). You can click on the product and then the ingredients list and see each ingredient broken down and what its rating is. You can even click on each ingredient and find other names for it, what it’s used for in the product, what health impacts are known and even sources for information.
The app is super helpful and very thorough.
All of the reasons I discussed above are exactly why I started using and selling Poofy Organics products to others. Here is what I love the most about them.
Because the rules differ for food and cosmetics, many people assume if a cosmetic product is labeled organic, it really is. Truth be told, it’s probably not. In the food world, a company cannot label their ingredients as organic without going through the certification process. So you know when you see the organic label, they had to comply with strict standards. It would be like going to a store and seeing two tubs of organic yogurt side by side. One has the organic seal. The other says “organic” on it and all the ingredients are labeled “organic” but there’s no seal. The reason this doesn’t happen in the food world is because companies aren’t allowed to. Can you imagine the chaos? You would never know what really is and isn’t organic. That’s why the seal is a beautiful thing.
From what the owner of Poofy has said many times is that the process of getting USDA-certified isn’t expensive per se (what other companies want you to believe), but rather it’s a never ending process of compliance and rules and regulations and paperwork because you have to go through a third-party to get certified. You can read her blog here that explains the process. The reason she does it though, is for her customers. That you can have total peace of mind that what you see on the label is true, that when you see “organic” it really means organic, and that the majority of ingredients are food based. Real ingredients. Healthy ingredients. Nothing. Toxic. Ever.
So if a company says they’re organic and label a product organic they might be telling you the truth. But likely, they’re not. There’s a reason they don’t want the
hassle truth of third-party certification. They either wouldn’t pass compliance or they are taking advantage of the fact they don’t have to. So be wary of companies that make claims without backing them up.
Any product of Poofy’s you see that doesn’t have the actual organic label on it, simply means that there was an ingredient that can’t be organic because it’s not food-based. But because the company itself is certified, it means that everything on the label has to be true and that certain chemicals and ingredients cannot be used. This guarantees you will NEVER have toxins in your products. It also guarantees that what is on the label is really truly what’s in the product. You can find the ingredient lists on the website, in the catalogue, and on your products.
This company is owned by a family from New Jersey. The owner, Kristina, started making products after a family diagnosis of cancer. So when you’re supporting them, you are supporting a small family business. You’re supporting real people who make the products. You’re supporting my family as we are trying to support a family of seven on less than humble means. Personally, I’m always on the hunt for families and local business and ‘made in the USA’ for things I buy.
You might find a safe product to use; however, they might be made overseas or in large batches or by machines. They might be owned by a larger company (think Burt’s Bees owned by Clorox and Tom’s of Maine owned by Colgate-Palmolive). And by the way, neither of those companies use what I consider to be safe ingredients in most of their products.
They are made by hand
Everything at Poofy Organics is made by hand. The largest “machines” they use are blenders and mixers. I’ve seen companies claim they make small batches no larger than 50 gallons. That’s still pretty big in comparison.
Poofy employs people who make your products every day with love. Not only do they pour the ingredients together to make the products, but then they pour the finished product into bottles and containers by hand as well. (If you’ve ever made a product like lotion and tried bottling it, you probably can imagine what a process that is in itself). Then they label the product by hand and package your order by hand. Real people, not machines in large factories, are making the products. They are pretty much made to order meaning your product hasn’t been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long.
Not only are these products the safest you will find, but they have hundreds to choose from. In fact, the first time people see the samples I have at a party, they have a hard time believing one company does it all. I don’t know of another company that can offer you the same variety. In addition to the line that’s for everyone (shampoo, soap, etc…) they offer a specific line of products for women, men, kids and babies. They also have an extensive line of cosmetics, certified-organic essential oils and oil blends, and cleaning products.
So friends, that is why I choose Poofy Organics. That is why I offer the products to you. Because they are the best out there. Because they are safe and effective.
Should you decide you want to see what they’re all about, please use my personal link. My family thanks you.
Here’s how to become a customer and place an order. Create an account on my website to register as my customer. Go to allisonwhing.poofyorganics.com. Hit “Sign In.” Then hit, “Become a Customer.” Enter all your information and you’re ready to go. Then whenever you order, go to my website and I’ll receive an email when you make a purchase.
I offer free shipping on your first order to new customers reimbursed via PayPal or personal check. You must be registered as my customer to take advantage of this!
I also have a FB page called Poofy Talk with Allison. Please join us there where I post sales, incentives, giveaways, testimonials and all things Poofy.
Should you be interested in selling products on my team, you can contact me directly. See my contact information in the tab at the top of my blog.
Non-sales pitch over.
And if you are a lover of Poofy products, please comment below and let others know your favorites.
**Photo credits to Poofy Organics.