Archive | October, 2015

Why no titanium Dioxide?

19 Oct

I get asked the question a lot.

Why no titanium dioxide? What’s so bad about titanium dioxide??

To put this all into context maybe we should go back to the beginning & Bluescope steel who make all of our lovely colour bond roofs.

You see sometime ago, before they changed their warranty to exclude sunscreen damage, Bluescope were getting countless claims of sun-damage, paint peeling claims on their lovely roofs. All shaped in fingerprint patterns around the edge of their metal sheets. This was a little perplexing & financially worrying for the bosses at Bluescope steel so they got some clever scientists to test the damaged roof sheets.

Those scientists found that sunscreen residue on the roof installers fingertips were being transferred to the colour bond sheets during installation & with titanium dioxide’s photo-sensitivity & the lovely sun’s help, the paint was literally peeling off those roofs.

So the clever folks at Bluescope Steel now specifically mention sunscreen & titanium dioxide use in their warranty so they no longer have to pay out for the damage caused by a little bit of transferred sunscreen residue.

Now if your an Aussie, I am sure you have seen the Bluescope Steel add about how it stands up to the test of time & the elements – but a little bit of titanium dioxide & it’s all over.

Now imagine the delicate skin on your face, on your children’s arms & legs. Each day un-knowingly, thinking we are doing the right thing, we slather them up with titanium dioxide in the form of sunscreen & send them out into the sun, all the while never knowing that once exposed to light titanium dioxide creates free radicals that are strong enough to damage steel roofing panels.

It doesn’t take much to imagine what they must be doing to our poor skin each day as we layer on our sunscreen, foundation, concealers, eyeshadows & lip sticks which all contain large doses of titanium dioxide.

If for no other reason – stop using it because of the collarbond roofing!!

Enjoy

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MG Naturals Gives back with Kiva Loans

19 Oct

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We are very excited to announce that a portion from every sale of MG Natural products is now being donated to worthy female entrepreneurs across the globe with Kiva loans

Who is Kiva?
Kiva is a fantastic organisation, that connects people like you & us with budding entrepreneurs in third world countries, where for as little as $25 we can help them achieve their dreams & take control of their financial future.
You get to choose who you help & how much you want to donate & then overtime at no interest your recipient pays the loan back & you can re-lend your money again to another worthy entrepeneur, all without Kiva using a cent of your money to fund their operations.
Love the idea, then visit them today & start your own account or just buy more MG Naturals products & we will do it for you 🙂

Why do we donate to Kiva?                                                                                                                   We wanted a way to give back, to say thank you for all the good fortune & success we have had here at MG Naturals, a little cosmic tithing if you will…. and Kiva came along.
We love Kiva because we get to be in control, but most of all because in a small way we (with your help) are helping to change the cycle of poverty & helplessness for women across the globe.
We are terribly sexist! & only choose women entrepreneurs as we believe that women need empowering the most in our society.
This model is so fantastic because they aren’t just being given a gift, or thrown a fish. We are lending them money to buy more line so they can keep catching their own fish.
We are enabling women, families & communities to feel empowered to take control of their own destinies & break the cycle of poverty.

How do we donate to Kiva?
Technically speaking we don’t – you do!!
Every single purchase of MG Natural products you make we take a portion of the proceeds & loan it out on Kiva.
So everytime you make a purchase you are not only making a difference to our lives & supporting Organic, Vegan, Chemical free business, you are also helping to make a difference to a woman half a world away as she too tries to make her way in the world & provide for her family.
Good on You!!

Every MG Natural Purchase you make helps to increase our loan account, so together we can help more women reach their dreams

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Peanut butter chocolate chip slice

10 Oct

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This slice may not be 100% healthy, but it is 100% yummy 🙂

Peanut butter & chocolate, there is no better combination. The saltiness of the peanut butter with the sweet creaminess of the chocolate, pure heaven…………….. I can’t think of anything better.

And to make things even better this recipe is super easy to make, you can be enjoying a warm piece of peanut chocolate goodness in as little as thirty minutes.

So this is a great one for when the sugar cravings hit 🙂

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Peanut butter, choc chip slice a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c spelt flour
  • 1/2 t bicarb soda
  • 1 c chocolate chip

Pre-heat your oven to 175degrees.

Beat the butter & sugar in a mixer, once they are creamed, add the egg & beat till well combined.

Add in the rest of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips & mix till combined. Gently mix in the chocolate chips.

Press into a well greased or baking paper lined tray & bake for 18 – 20 minutes.

And very soon, you too will be enjoying peanut, chocolate goodness.

Enjoy

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