As a Naturopath of 25 years the line between health, the environment, and making healthy products has never been stronger or clearer.
At Phytocare we embrace what nature provides and use our manufacturing knowledge and belief to provide the purest most ethical products we can.
An example of this would be our Papaya (Paw Paw) Ointment. After years of clinical experience and research I realised the deleterious effects of prolonged petro-chemical exposure applied regularly could have. Realising the importance of Papaya to the health of the average Australian, Phytocare produced the first petro-chemical free Papaya ointment.
Knowing that many mothers use Papaya during breast feeding or even on their baby’s bottoms it was important to ensure that there was no other harmful chemicals hidden within. Unfortunately and unbeknown to many people, a relatively high number of “natural raw materials” are bound to chemicals.
An example of this would be hydrogenated castor oil – often chemically bound to polyethylene glycol (PEG) which is better known as ‘anti-freeze.’
Applying products that didn’t contain petroleum by-products or anti-freeze to dry lips regularly just seemed more appealing.
When choosing raw materials we make an enormous effort to ensure that they are organic and fair trade. Our papaya ointment contains shea butter harvested from the small villages on the savannahs of West Africa. This has an enormous positive cultural and financial impact on the lives of the villagers. Shea kernels are mainly collected by women who have used their earnings to build schools and health facilities throughout the villages of Burkina Faso.
At Phytocare we know that health is being at one with the environment.