I had the pleasure of sitting down this weekend with natural cosmetic pioneer, Sandy O. to do a CANA Project special. Sandy and her partner Lois Muller started the natural cosmetic movement back in 1969, at a time when it was looked at as something that would never be embraced by mainstream society. But due to Sandy and Lois’s faith and fortitude they embarked on a journey that would not only change their lives but it would also change the world. Having the opportunity to sit down with Sandy and hear her story opened my eyes to so much I never considered about natural cosmetics. People are aware of the benefits natural cosmetics has on your outer appearance, but it is also very beneficial to your mind, soul and spirit. Sandy told us that when she and Lois started “I” Natural they wanted to stress the importance of the individual. They understood that looking and feeling good, plays a major role in mental and emotional wellness.
Now over 40 years later, Sandy explained to us that she’s not surprised at all to see how popular the natural movement is today. She also explained to us that one of her biggest joys is to see her partner Lois Muller’s daughter Manda Kamilian continue an initiative that her mom helped to pioneer. Manda’s cosmetic line Naturally Considerate has taken Natural Cosmetics to new heights. Naturally Considerate Products are all natural, cruelty free and responsibly sourced so that you can be good to your skin and to our planet. This idea of making cosmetics more of a movement and commitment to yourself and the planet puts Naturally Considerate in a league of its own. Sandy who had an NC essential skincare & wellness kit on display in her shop Sandy O’s Faces, raved about the speak only love lip balm, and the well being body lotion. When asked what she thought about the product she answered “Manda’s an angel, and the product is fantastic! And the packaging is just gorgeous!” To hear one of the pioneers of this movement speak so highly of the product was inspirational.
Manda has found a way to not only promote health and wellness but capture the essence of what it means to live a naturally considerate life. She’s revolutionized what skin care means to society. NC is not just about skin care, it’s about rewilding yourself: mind, body and soul.