Live Bare!

We are constantly searching for products that are better for us.  Better nutritionally, better socially, and better for our homes and skin.  I just returned from a conference where some brand new personal care products were debuted.  I know some of the board of directors, and I know the chief scientific advisor.  I can tell you that these products are BARE.  This is what they don’t have:


SLS – Sodium Lauryl/laureth sulfate

Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate is a harsh surfactant found in almost all conventional industrial cleaners, cosmetics, shampoos, toothpastes, body washes, hand soaps, laundry detergents, and much more.  The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database rates it as a moderate hazard, and it has links to organ toxicity, eye and skin irritation, reproductive toxicity, endocrine disruption, and possible cellular mutations that may lead to cancer and more.

Sodium Benzoate
When benzoic acid–which occurs naturally in some fruits and spices–is combined with sodium hydroxide, the resulting chemical is a dissolvable preservative.  It’s used in cosmetics, soda drinks, salad dressings, shampoos, lotions, and much more.

While more natural versions on this chemical do exist, they are very rarely used.  Sodium benzoate is also suspect in helping to cause behavioral issues in children, especially when combined with other food additives.

Harmful Parabens & Phthalates
Parabens are another commonly used preservative, and have been suspected of increasing breast cancer risk due to the fact that they mimic the female hormone estrogen.  Phthalates are used to make plastics more flexible. They are also known endocrine disruptors and are linked to adult male reproductive problems and birth defects in the reproductive system of infant boys.

This product line has been stripped bare of these chemicals.  These products are Certified Organic, powered by  BARE essential oils, and are synthetic free.  They are 100% plant based!  What’s more, they actually work the way they are supposed to.

To learn more about these products, please check out my website:

Until next time,


Dr. Polly


About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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