a short intro…
WHY it all started:
A few years before my now two year old came along, I started to question more about the way we live and the things we do that affect our health and our planet. I spent countless hours reading everything I could find – I cleaned up, cut out and reinformed myself about food, products I used on my skin, around my home and slowly changed the way we used ‘stuff’. The more I read, the more I wanted to know and the more motivated I was to make changes. I realised the importance of all the little daily decisions that we make, and how it impacts us, both short and long term.
I started tngbc (the natural gift box co.) because its exactly the gift I want to give all my pregnant/new mum friends and family. It’s all the products I’ve researched, read about and tried – I know they all work and have safer ingredients and that I’m supporting Australian made and owned businesses. I also wanted it to be easy - everything in the one place, packaged together and ready to go.
I don't claim to know it all, not even close - I have no formal qualifications in this area and any conclusions I come to about a product are my own. Any information I have is what anyone can access on the internet - through blogs or google. There is a lot of (sometimes very confusing) information out there to decipher and I try to keep an open mind. Not all chemicals are bad for us, not everything you read is true and many studies or articles can be misinterpreted. The easiest way to check a product for yourself from a trusted source is though apps like THINK DIRTY or THE CHEMICAL MAZE. They are extremely helpful, quick and easy to use. They rate the ingredient or product, give you a run down on what its potential issues are and you can make the decision from there if you are happy to use it.
The products I choose to use are cleaner, contain less nasties and are as close to their natural state, as possible. I believe in getting back to basics and keeping it simple! The added bonus is that these products are also usually kinder for our environment.
I have lots of plans and ideas for the tngbc and can’t wait to get them happening! I’d love to hear from you if you have any feedback or just want to say hi. Please join the mailing list if you would like to be updated with any new products or special offers.
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