Barenaturals, making a difference in the world with their natural organic products for bath, body and home
In the early days
While still studying as a student midwife, one of her research projects involved studying the effects chemicals (in particular Endocrine Disruptors) used in skincare and cosmetics products that have an effect on the unborn embryo.
Through her research, Darcey saw some disturbing effects with these Endocrine Disruptors that are still used in many skincare products.
Endocrine Disruptors are chemicals that mimic natural hormones within the body that can interfere or even block the way the body’s natural hormones are controlled.
They can have a drastic effect not just on adults and children but as Darcey saw on unborn embryos.
This can create a false reaction that can cause further problems in other areas of the body that can do more harm than good.
If you wish to read more specific details relating to the Endocrine Disruptors and how they can affect your body or even your child’s, you can find more here with The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Up to 60% of toxic chemicals found in soaps, skin care and other cosmetic products can easily be absorbed via the skin and into the bloodstream.
Once they are in the bloodstream it can travel anywhere throughout the body that can affect and create some serious issues both outside the body and also from within.
What is even more disturbing is that young children absorb around 40 to 50% of such toxins faster than adults.
So image what this is doing to the unborn baby waiting to enter this world.
Time for change
Darcey realized that it was time for a change in the way skincare products should be.
After her finding with the research, Darcey began to create her own form of soaps and other skincare products that would not only be toxin free but would be natural and organic and blended with essential oils that only Nature could provide.
In 2012 while still studying as a Midwife and being a Mum a new journey began that would be greater than she possibly thought at the time.
Little did she realize how popular her products would become right to the point that her partner David (an engineer) chimed in and together started to gradually build up their side project as they called it.
In 2013 Barenaturals was born which is now a thriving business and making a solid impact on the world in more ways than one (more on this later).
To this day all their organic skincare products are still handmade at home.
Made in batches to preserve the true quality of their products, personally packaged upon completion then sent out around the world to customers who have found value in the superb products Barenaturals have produced.
There are many skincare and cosmetic products purchased that not only contain many forms of toxic chemicals but also use animals with their product testing.
You would be surprised at how many well-known organizations are still testing on animals to this day some even get private contractors to test on their behalf.
As for their love of nature and animals, Barenaturals decided not to endorse or allow any products that deal with animal testing and only resource their ingredients mostly from local suppliers and trusted sources internationally like Australia for their Tea Tree Oil.
All Barenaturals products are also free of Toxic Chemicals.
Below you will find the best of skincare and balms made by Barenaturals.
Organic Peppermint Vegan Soap
Peppermint oil not only gives that fresh aroma but also helps to stimulate the skin and uplift the atmosphere around the home.
Pomegranate & Pink Grapefruit Soap
Pomegranate helps to hydrates our skin and prevents moisture loss while Grapefruit will help to keep the skin clean and is great for treating oily skin and acne
Herb & Tea Tree Natural Facial Soap
Tea tree Oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties and is great to help clear up acne and other skin ailments.
Adding herbs to this mix like Rosemary and Thyme both with antiseptic and antibacterial properties will help to disinfectant. cleanse and tone the skin.
Organic Hand Salve
Created naturally with plant oils & scented with protective healing herbs, this will help to soothe and smooth the skin helping to take the stress off your hands.
Flower Farm Balm
Available both in the large tin size or travel size.
This amazing Balm blessed to have virgin coconut, sunflower, and almond as part of this unique blend.
This balm will help to repair and hydrate your skin.
Leaving protection for many with cracked lips and heels.
Organic Peppermint Lip Balm
Peppermint will give you that relaxing yet stimulating feel when applied to the lips.
Add this with Jojoba and coconut will help to further calm nourish and repair.
Excellent for anyone with delicate or having issues with chapped lips.
Espresso &Orange Natural Exfoliating Soap
We also know the great feeling of having that espresso first thing in the morning or after a big day out.
With coffee’s exfoliant properties you can bring forth a new fresher look to your skin as it takes away the unwanted dried skin cells.
And what’s more, as you use the soap you can smell that aromatic espresso and orange tone stimulating your senses giving you that relaxing feeling.
World Friendly Candles
With their Best Soy Wax Candles, Barenaturals are beacons of light by helping to bring life back to lands once lost due to deforestation.
In 2016, Barenaturals introduced their soy scented wax candles that are now known as the World Friendly Candle.
Although both Darcey and David were doing well and still are with their range of handmade skin care, soaps and balm products they were disturbed by what was happening to the lands in other countries due to deforestation.
Both felt a huge hole had been created through the deforestation that has affected many local villages residing in some of the world’s poorest countries.
As a result of the deforestation many local villagers have suffered but also this creates a flow on effect to the ecosystem of the lands.
It is not just the loss of trees but also, animals, plant life and the people living in such areas many of whom are now struggling to make ends meet and living in poverty and famine.
Although Barenaturals can’t solve the whole problem deforestation have caused and created, they have started to make inroads in helping to resolve such issues with their idea of Wold Friendly Candles.
By partnering with The Eden Project, Barenaturals has become a beacon of light to the lands, animals, local villagers, and Nature itself.
For every world friendly candle sold, at least one tree is planted in lands once lost due to deforestation.
Thanks to Barenaturals and the Eden Project 2500 Mangrove Trees have already been planted along the banks of the Madagascar area since September 2016.
There is a lot more to do but what a great start.
In doing so this has helped to reduce flooding in the area that has threatened the local villagers since deforestation took place.
The increase in Mangrove Trees will also help the Madagascar fish eagle that normally lives around the mangroves.
These eagles have declined much due to deforestation and according to the WWF Global, there are approximately 100 breeding pairs that have survived.
The Malagasy crayfish are another species that have declined however once again they will increase its population as the trees grow and stabilize the banks of the land.
Malagasy crayfish are a vital source of protein so beneficial to the people of the area many of whom are fighting famine and poverty due to deforestation.
These are just a few reasons why it is so important to not only plant trees back where they belong but will also help the wildlife thrive once more and in doing so help the people of the land survive and find some happiness in their lives.
Nature really needs those trees back in the land remember Trees provide oxygen for you to survive as well as for other life on the lands, in the air and in the water.
You have the power to help nature survive in these lost lands devoid of trees resulting in a loss of animal life some are near extinction.
Your support in purchasing the candles even just one will not only give you the best organic candles but you are also helping to bring back life to the lands, local villagers and other living species.
Barenaturals thank you very much for your continued and to others for their new support.
Here is a sample of some of the World Friendly Candle range.
For Each Candle that is purchased via this website, at least one tree will be planted in areas of need.
(Caution always ensure the candles are not near an open window or in an unsafe position)
Aromatherapy and Votive Candles
All candles are hand-poured using non-GMO soy was along with some of the best blends of aromatherapy oils.
Barenaturals aromatherapy has two sizes the larger size will give you over 40 hours of burning time while the smaller Votive size(great travel pack size) gives over 20 hours burning time.
Barenaturals even have some tips on how to take care of your candles and wicks.
Aromatherapy Enchantment Candle and Votive Companion size
The Enchantment Candle along with its smaller companion the Enchantment Votive both contain divine scents of Rose Geranium along with the magical power of lavender.
These would make a great candle to use for those who love meditation.
Aromatherapy Adventure Candle and Votive Companion size
What an adventure this will give you as the candle is lit up the candle absorbing the relaxing and memorizing scent of Lavender.
Should you wish to meditate or just close your eyes and relax
With your eyes closed allow the scent to take you away on that adventure to a meadow or even by a brook.
Feel the moment you are there to relax and allow the peace and happiness to be with you along the way.
You deserve that relaxing adventure this candle will give you also knowing that you have helped to plant a tree along the way.
Aromatherapy Orchard of Eden Candle and Votive Companion size
Available in the large size or the votive companion travel size.
It may not have been created from the Garden of Eden but with the Citrus fruity fragrance, you might well feel that you are there at the beginning of time.
Instead of eating the forbidden fruit perhaps it might be best to just light the candle instead and enjoy the refreshing delight of the fruits and citrus flavours.
Citrus helps to boost the mood and take away those stresses away.
Why not take the moment at the end of a hard day’s work and absorb the relaxing and invigorating aromas Orchard of Eden will bring you.
Mason Jars Scented Candles
The following Mason Jars have a burning of between 90-120 hrs for the large version while the smaller Mason Jars burn for between 40-60 hrs.
No matter what season you are in the world now.
Fresh Linen Scented Candle
When you light up Barenaturals Fresh Linen Scented Candle you will feel the clean freshness and uplifting aroma of summer.
Floral scents of Violets, Orange blossoms add a touch of Green Jasmin (my favourite) and Lily and this is what you get.
Summer in a jar.
Booty Bay Scented Candle
Why shake your booty when you can light the wick instead. Give back to nature just like Barenaturals with their Eco and Vegan-Friendly Candle
Light this candle up and you may feel like being on your own personal Island filled with fruity scents of pineapple, sweet rum & spices.
Baby Powder Scented Natural Candle
This is great for parents who know that beautiful feeling of that scent of Baby innocence giving you that clean comforting feeling when they were born.
What a beautiful memory to have.
Now with Baby Powder Scented Natural Candle you can experience those beautiful memories again
Blueberry and Vanilla Scented Candle
There is nothing like the aroma of a freshly baked cake filled with Blueberries and Vanilla.
Let this candle give you that feeling of the warmth and irresistible aroma without all the cooking.
Just light the wick and relax.
Sweet Pea Scented Candle
Nothing nicer than to be living in a beautiful Country Cottage enjoying the wonderful scents nature has to offer.
Scents such as Rose, Hyacinth, Jasmin along with the wonderful aroma of Vanilla and of course Sweet Pea
Light this up and you will feel you have been taken away to a holiday cottage surrounded by those magnificent flowers around you.
Candy Cane Scented Candle
Remember the good old days of walking into a Candy Shop and the aroma of the many wonderful and favourite candies especially those with that amazing peppermint flavour just waiting for you to enjoy?
Well, this won’t disappoint the great things about this version is that it is much healthier for you and you can still enjoy those great memories as a kid.
Fresh Snow Scented Candles
Have you experienced the moment of Fresh Snow falling at the start of the season?
Well, this may take you back to your first experience of this magical event.
The great part is you won’t feel cold but you will feel the magic and that clean air feeling Fresh Snow brings along.
Enjoy the fresh snow aroma even in summer and just enjoy the moment.
Hot Chocolate Scented Candle
Having a cup of Hot Chocolate will always give that relaxing and refreshing moment when you need it most.
Got Chocolate always helps to brighten the day when you need it most.
Add some vanilla to the Cashmere smoothness and you feel like you are in Heaven.
Once you start to enjoy the aroma of this wonderful Candle you might need to remind yourself that this is a candle and not the drinking version.
Then again why not have both and double boost your private moment of peace and bliss.
Frankincense Scented Candle
Frankincense is really Heaven on Earth. Once you get a scent of this magical aroma you will know why Frankincense is so revered around the world both now and in days gone by.
This is an absolutely wonderful candle to use during any meditation or moment when you need to just take a moment in time to relax and compose your thoughts and feeling in life.
Just a small Reminder
Barenaturals is a world friendly candle company with a mission to tackle deforestation.
Each candle supports at least one new tree in an area of need to provide homes for displaced animals improve the lives of others and restore natural balance.
Have you purchased any of the Candles or Skincare products from Barenaturals?
Please let me know in the comment section below how you found them to be.
Perhaps you may have found improvements in your skin or for those around you.
Or perhaps those magical scents their Candles provide have given you a new lease of life as you absorb the aroma around you.
Look forward to hearing from you.