Say "Hi" To Gito our adopted Orangutan from the last 5 years.

Mother Nature Essentials helps support the International Animal Rescue.

Here is the update on our little (or big) friend Gito the orangutan.

"In the past five years that Gito has been at our centre in Indonesia, he has been going from strength to strength. With his best friend Asoka at his side, his curiosity and foraging skills drive him further into the forest during Baby School and he quite often returns with black lips due to all the fruit he’s been eating! He is showing brilliant orangutan behavior and his skills bode well for his future in the freedom of the forest.

After what poor Gito had been put through in the first few months of his life, he continues to impress the vets and prove that he is ready and raring for new challenges in Baby School and beyond.

Adopt Gito today to receive regular exclusive updates and join him on his journey back to the wild.

It seems like just yesterday when Gito arrived at our centre. Weak, screaming in pain and riddled with a parasitic skin infection, he was taken to our centre after his owners abandoned him in a rotting cardboard box. Against all odds, he pulled through, and began the long road of rehabilitation that YOU have helped him walk.

Four years on from his rescue, Gito is unrecognisable. This beautiful, happy orangutan is still attending ‘Baby School’, with his best friend Asoka. Together, they roam around the forest, swinging from one tree to another and foraging for the delicious fruits the island has to offer.
We are pleased to report that Gito’s recent health check shows him in a good, healthy condition. This amazing news makes us even more confident about his future, which is looking very bright indeed.

Thank you for everything you have done to support Gito!"

“Blossom of the Almond tree, April’s gift to April’s bees”

If you dream of an almond, it is predicted that you will live a peaceful life. The almond tree is referred to as "The Awakener", because it begins to bloom at the first hint of spring. One million acres of almond tree orchards in California depend on April’s bees to annually pollinate their flowers over a three week period.

Almond trees are native to Iran, and are believed to have been discovered and cultivated around 3,000 B.C. This wild, Mediterranean nut or prunus dulcis forms inside a drupe, an indehiscent* fruit.

The almond drupe is green, fuzzy, and oblong; with a meaty, dense flesh, harboring a stone at its core, like a peach. When you crack open the stone a gorgeous cinnamon-brown, nutty morsel appears. An almond! Inside the almond lives an oil with so many healthy and nourishing benefits.

Hooked on Nourishment

Almonds pack a nutrient punch. Nut enthusiasts will tell you almonds are one of the “healthiest foods in the world.” Why? Almonds are...

  • Cholesterol-free.
  • Amazing source of fiber and protein.
  • Help you pack on the good carbs and unsaturated fats.
  • They’re portable and delicious!

Almonds taste incredible and make baked goods sing. Have you tried a Williams Sonoma almond croissant?

Let’s look at almonds from another perspective.

Discover all of the healthy benefits of sweet almond oil. For dry skin, acne, eczema, puffy eyes, redness and even some skin tone issues, sweet almond oil has got you covered. Are you ready to get hooked on some phenomenal sweet almond oil nourishment? Here we go!

Cold Pressed is Best

The best almond oil is cold-pressed and hexane-free. Mother Nature’s Essentials 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil is manufactured using a high quality cold press. No hexane added. Raw almonds go in the press, and the pure, natural oil is extracted. Cold pressing retains most or all of the almond’s vitamin, minerals, fatty acids and the ever-popular antioxidant properties.

The alternative? Cooking the almonds over extremely high heat and/or adding chemicals for oil extraction. We mentioned that Mother Nature’s Essentials 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil is hexane-free. And for good reason. We refuse to let our sweet almond oil be processed using heat. We won’t let our almonds be Expeller Pressed either. Similar to cold pressing, expeller pressed oils are processed under extreme friction. To extract the oil, a chemical called hexane, a solvent, is added. That won’t do.

One last thing. MNE 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil is non-volatile. This means the almond oil has an incredibly slow evaporation rate, and it won’t rapidly change from a liquid into a gas and lose its potency or efficacy.

Inside / Outside

When used topically on the body, face and hair, you can expect nothing short of a moisturizing miracle. Here’s what you need to know about non-GMO, Mother Nature’s Essentials Sweet Almond Oil for skin and hair. Plus, some almond vitamin, mineral and fatty fun facts too!

  • Vitamin A - Have you heard of retinol? That’s the fancy term for Vitamin A. Essentially, retinol is a stimulator. It works to help grow new skin cells which in turn promotes healthier looking skin. As dead skin cells give way to new healthy skin, those pesky fine lines and wrinkles start to disappear.
    • A is also great for eyesight preservation.
  • Vitamin E - We all need some antioxidants on our skin and in our bodies. Antioxidants fight to keep healthy skin cells from becoming damaged. Vitamin E reflects and absorbs the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and other harmful free radicals, like toxins, cigarette smoke, and bacteria, to name a few.
    • Antioxidants = anti-aging!
  • Omega 3-fatty Acids - We love us some Omega 3! Because we as humans don’t produce this type of fat, we source it from fish, eggs, dairy, plants and meat. AND NUTS! If you’ve got redness, swelling or pain, a few drops of Omega 3-rich MNE Sweet Almond Oil in your favorite moisturizer is what you need in your daily beauty routine.
    • Omega 3 is vital for eye, brain and heart health.
  • Zinc - the most awesome thing about Zinc, on your skin, is that it helps with cell division and growth, and promotes cell healing.
    • Do right by your senses. You can’t smell or taste without Zinc either.
  • Minerals too? Yes! MNE 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil also contains Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. This trifecta provides even more UV protection, hormone and skin cell stabilization, and massive hydration. And that equals simply beautiful, radiant skin.
    • Sweet almond oil is working overtime and it won’t clog your pores!

All that in one little almond? Imagine a handful! Now imagine all that healthy goodness, extracted from the almond and packed into MNE 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil as your new topical treatment. To add in to your favorite moisturizer or as an after shower hair treatment. Sweet almond oil will provide your skin cells and hair follicles the same mix of vitamins, minerals and good fatty acids that eating a handful of almonds provides.

We want you to be applying the best, purest, most natural form of 100% pure organic sweet almond oil, to your face, skin and hair. So, we recommend you go about doing it, by starting here!

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (and more!)

MNE 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil is a carrier. A what? If you're an aromatherapy kind of person, then you want a dependable natural oil that “carries” your essential oils prior to application to your body. Simply add your essential oil to your Sweet almond oil and it will carry and deliver your essential oil without causing irritation and redness to the skin.

  • For Hair: Adding high amounts of vitamin E and antioxidants to your hair will keep the ends from splitting and keep your curls bouncy. Add a few drops to wet hair straight out of the shower, or apply before bed time as an overnight treatment.
  • For Skin: If you have sensitive skin or get extra dry in the winter months, adding a few drops of MNE 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil to your favorite lotion will help amplify the moisturizing properties. A few drops on your elbows, knees and heels will keep your skin soft and glowing!
  • For Face: Applying oil to the face can seem counterintuitive, especially if you’re prone to having oily skin. Almond oil works as a moisturizer, because it hydrates the skin. Use a small dime size of MNE 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil and gently pat the oil into your skin, especially around your eyes, mouth and forehead.

So, crack open a bottle of Mother Nature’s Essentials 100% Pure Organic Sweet Almond Oil. When you do you're treating your skin and hair with all the essential benefits of one of nature’s most vitamin and mineral rich foods.

Always test a small drop of sweet almond oil on your skin before using it as a regular part of your beauty regimen.

When you purchase Mother Nature’s Essentials products, you get peace of mind. We donate a portion of the proceeds to plant saving charities, such as Friends of Trees. So when you buy our products, you are helping to preserve Mother Nature.

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*Indehiscent fruits decompose before releasing seeds.

Earth Day 2016

In celebration of Earth Day 2016, Mother Nature’s Essentials donates sales contributions for an additional 45 new trees to be planted and pledges an additi犀利士
onal 200 new trees planted for 2016 with its donations to the Friends of Trees.

Mother Nature’s Essentials Adopts Gito & Monti, Orangutans in Indonesia

The plight of the orangutan in Indonesia has reached a critical stage, with the survival of the species under serious threat. Animals are suffering and dying because of the systematic destruction of the rainforest, primarily for palm oil production, particularly in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.

Mother Nature’s Essentials adopted 2 of the many that need our help.

Mother Nature’s Essentials Supports TreeFolks

To assist in the devastated Blanco River floods, Mother Nature’s Essentials is suporting TreeFolks. TreeFolks is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. Since 1989, TreeFolks volunteers and staff have planted over 2 million trees in Central Texas at schools, parks, in medians, right of ways, community gardens, greenbelts. TreeFolks also works to restore forests in the urban-wildland interface after natural disasters such as the devastating Blanco River floods of 2015 and forest fires of 2011 in Bastrop County. TreeFolks impact preserves our Central Texas quality of life by cooling the air, cleaning precious water, sheltering us from the hot Texas sun, and by providing a shaded sense of place that fosters a healthy, connected community. We invite you to join us in creating a healthier environment and enhancing the quality of life in Central Texas!

Adopter Update for Mother Nature’s Essentials

Gito is doing very well in pre-school and is growing up nicely. He is healthy, active and has got a great body-shape for an orangutan his age. This is undoubtedly helped by his fantastic appetite, Gito is not picky at all, he eats almost anything!

While at pre-school Gito likes to climb quite high and can often be seen swinging from tree to tree. When he is not playing or eating, you can be sure Gito is with his best friend Asoka. These two do almost everything together, they play together, climb together and eat together. As these pictures and the wonderful video below shows, they even use each other as a pillow and take a midday nap together.

It is likely that Gito and Asoka are inseparable due to their unfortunate circumstances. They were both separated from their mothers at a very young age and at this stage in their lives, both babies should still be clinging to their mothers.

Gito was introduced to Asoka back in January, this was the first time he had seen another orangutan since being taken from his mother. It is therefore unsurprising that the two babies seem to have formed such a strong bond and attachment to one another. It is highly likely that they cling and hold each other to try and gain the comfort and reassurance they would have gotten from their mothers.

Our babysitters also provide this role for some of our orangutans and provide round-the-clock care to replace the love of their lost mothers. If you can, please consider purchasing the virtual gift of ‘Motherly Love’ which will go towards the constant care of Gito and the other orangutans in our care.