Is Your Home a Safe Place?

Is Your Home a Safe Place?

Why We Need To Become Label Readers

We are all familiar with the saying “It’s the final straw that breaks the camel’s back.”   

Today that saying is applicable to our well-being, the “straws” being all the factors which are causing our bodies to suffer “dis-ease” and which range from poor nutrition and toxicity to being stuck in a traffic jam every day.

Some things we have no control over but we can take control of others and the more “straws” we can remove, the better for us and for our well-being.

ONE “straw” that we can remove, thus lifting an unnecessary burden from our lives, is the daily poisoning of our bodies and homes.

Toiletries and cosmetics

Toiletries and cosmetics

Over the last few years, ordinary people, that is non-scientists like you and me, have become increasingly aware of the dangers posed by man-made chemical ingredients in products we use every day at home so I decided to take this opportunity to share with you what I have learned. I firmly believe that everyone has the right to make choices but to do this effectively, we need knowledge.

It’s hard to believe that the most dangerous place to be is inside our own home.
A 15 year study showed that “women who worked at home had a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who had jobs elsewhere.”

Way back in 1989, a study by the US Dept of Occupational Safety and Health showed that of 2,983 chemicals used in personal and household products:

  • 884 were known to be toxic. Of these:
    • 778 were acutely toxic
    • 146 were carcinogenic
    • 218 were believed to cause reproductive complications
    • 314 were believed to cause biological mutations
    • 376 were known to cause eye and skin irritation

Since then, thousands more have been invented!

In 2003, the “ContamiNATION” study by the World Wide Foundation found as many as 70 different chemicals in the blood of UK citizens. The average number was 27 with one poor man having 49. Babies were being born with as many as 20. Toxins tend to be stored in the fat. The implication is that mothers are passing on toxins in their breast milk.

In 2010 the EU Parliament decided that, by 2025, 1000 man-made chemicals used in the home would be banned.

I’m sure you’ll agree that these figures are very alarming!


Household products release toxic vapours even when they are not being used. We don’t need our eyes to tell us where the washing powders and cleaning products are in the supermarket, do we?

Then there are the air fresheners. Do you know it takes at least 100 chemicals to make a “perfume”? Have you ever read the warnings on the back? Nasty!

“Most homes have airborne concentrations of hazardous and toxic chemicals 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outside. Some homes are 70 times higher!” (US Environmental Protection Agency 1989)

The most common ingredients to watch out for in personal care products are these (although there are more than 100 alternative names for the first one alone!):-

  • Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate – corrosive industrial degreaser. Affects the eyes and the lining of the mouth, can alter DNA. (foaming products)
  • Propylene Glycol – main ingredients in anti-freeze, brake fluid (moisturisers, baby wipes)
  • Glycerine – ok to eat but stops the skin breathing (moisturisers)
  • Talc – similar molecular structure to asbestos (cosmetics)

Ask me for a list so you can check the safety of your current products.

Toothpaste warning label

Toothpaste warning label

An added complication is “potentially” Harmful Ingredients. A lot of chemicals are safe UNTIL mixed with something else e.g. Triclosan and water = toxic dioxins. (so why is it in toothpaste?).

The scary thing is that thousands of ingredients used in the household have NEVER been tested, so no-one knows whether they are safe or not.

Well that’s the BAD NEWS…


Some GOOD NEWS is that, just as not all natural substances are safe, not all chemicals are harmful. In fact, some are very beneficial.
The trick is knowing which is which.

And, here’s the REALLY GOOD NEWS…

Someone I know, told me about a company that does KNOW THE DIFFERENCE………. and has acted on it. 🙂

So now we can take out the guess work by buying the full range of effective every-day-use products from the company who, more than 30 years ago, pioneered the formulation, manufacture and distribution of products made only from ingredients KNOWN to be safe.

I have transferred my spending on my products to them. You can too.

You don’t have to go and find your products and carry them home. You can order on-line and they will be delivered to your door.

Do you want the benefits of a Healthy Home and Family?

If so, please contact me for further details  

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Essential anti-aging skin care

Essential anti-aging skin care

Why Modere Skin Care Products Really Are Skin CARE Products.

“Why is it that at 16, girls’ skin is better than boys’ skin but at 60, men’s skin is better than women’s skin?”
Well the answer can often be found in the skin care and cosmetics that women use, where the ingredients can prematurely age the skin.

Until recently, men haven’t used them.

The Skin Cell Journey

It takes about 4 weeks for new skin cells to rise to the surface and by then they have less than 1% moisture left in them.
The idea of skin care is to plump up these cells near the surface so that the skin looks smooth and firm.

The question is: “How is this usually done?”

When choosing skin care products we need to be aware of ingredients, such as propylene glycol, which block the skin’s matrix because, due to their molecular size, they sit on top of the skin like a plastic bag, preventing the skin breathing and getting rid of waste. This causes spots and sensitivity. (The skin is a major detox organ).
In order to try and wash away this blockage, moisture is drawn up from live cells beneath, thus plumping up the top cells giving the skin a “healthier appearance”.
What it is actually doing is damaging the newly formed skin cells = Aging them.

If you put a waterproof plaster on your hand and leave it overnight, when you remove it, your skin will be pink, moist and plump – the same effect!

Modere Skin Care does not do this.


Modere’s philosophy is to work on the 4th week area and try to retain 2% moisture.

Modere Skin Care products (like the rest of their products) are always based on the latest scientific research, using ingredients which make the products safe for us to use AND which are effective.

The molecular size of ingredients in all our Skin Care ranges is smaller than the molecular size of skin’s matrix, that is, less than 350. so…

Our cleansers penetrate the skin, gently washing away dirt and impurities from the matrix and the pores. Our clarifier gently removes dead cells from the surface without damaging the mantle of the skin.

Our carefully chosen moisturising ingredients actually enter the upper skin cells, practically doubling their moisture content.
Our ranges also deliver nutrients and anti-oxidant protection into the cells along with SPF15 protection.

Modere Skin Care is designed to defend and enhance the health of the skin as well as improve its surface appearance.


Beauty Balance Brilliance

The Best of Science and the Best of Nature

Five Simple Steps

It really doesn’t have to be complicated. Our skin care can be broken down into five regimen steps.

Step 1- Cleanse

Whether removing your make-up or lifting the day’s accumulated dirt and impurities, cleansing is the essential start to your skin care regimen.

 Eye Makeup Remover Duo Phase

For effortless makeup removal

This unique, liquid formula is perfectly crafted for powerful and thorough eye makeup removal. It provides an “oil phase” to gently dissolve waterproof eye makeup, and a “water phase” to eliminate water soluble eye makeup while conditioning eyelashes and surrounding skin. This mild formula effortlessly clears delicate skin of the most stubborn eye makeup and other residues, preparing it for effective cleaning.

The blue colour is not for visible effect. It comes from the copper sulphate whose purpose is to make the pH of the product the same pH as our tears so that the eye is protected.



There are 2 skin types — dry (mature) and normal/combination skin. Sensitive skin is not a “type”, it is damaged skin. Each cleanser is a mild formulation that respond to the skin’s cleansing needs. The cleanser for Normal skin accommodates a wide range of normal skin variations and preserves the skin’s delicate moisture balance to create a perfectly clean complexion ready for nourishment.


Step 2 – Exfoliate

Benefits gained by the removal of dead skin cells.

Washing and towelling removes most dead cells but not all and they stay on the skin’s surface. Light is reflected back from the surfaces of these dead cells in all directions so the complexion looks dull. When the skin is smooth, light reflects back smoothly in one direction only and the complexion looks radiant and glowing!
Can Men Benefit? Yes. These dead cells act like “speed bumps” to a man’s razor, quite often causing nicks and bleeding, blunting the razor. Use:- Cleanser/Clarifier — Shaving Cream —- Balm.  The results are a smooth shave and the razor lasts longer!


A mild exfoliator that leaves skin smooth and luminous

Exfoliator is a mild exfoliator that gently sweeps away dead skin cells and surface impurities, leaving skin smooth and luminous. Featuring a unique blend of natural bamboo, jojoba beads, and prickly pear, this natural, new generation clarifier conditions, tones, and tightens pores, reorienting the complexion and rejuvenating skin, leaving it in a receptive, balanced state.

It does not peel off the top layer exposing the new, immature skin beneath.



Step 3 – Tone

Our Toner, Combination Skin is feather light, oil-free, and uses natural exotic plant extracts to bring uneven complexions into proper balance.

  • Effectively hydrates skin and balances the complexion.
  • Feather light formula won’t overwhelm spots prone to excess oil.
  • Natural plant extracts are gentle.
  • After moisturising (day and night) spray again and massage gently to carry the moisturiser deeper into the skin.


This luxuriously rich lotion was developed specifically for dry complexions. Packed with powerful proteins that deliver abundant moisture, and fortified with botanical oils and Chinese Skullcap extract, there’s no better way to pamper and restore hydration to troubled skin.

  • Ideal for dry complexions.
  • Intense moisturizer delivers vital hydration.
  • Combines botanical oils and Chinese Skullcap extract to soothe skin.




Step 4 – Target

We have 5 special formulations to help with specific needs. I shall add these later. Please check back.

Step 5 – Moisturise

After cleansing and clarifying the skin is now ready to be nourished with essential moisture which includes a strategic mix of vitamins, anti-oxidants and other valuable botanicals.

Day Cream and Day Lotion…. Protect AM

Moisture and protection for the skin’s daytime needs

There are moisturisers for each skin type. The lotions provide SPF15 for sun screen coverage offering UVA and UVB protection. and safeguards the skin from other environmental pollutants.  Protect AM lotions provide SPF 15 offer moisture and protection for skin’s daytime needs. Featuring zinc oxide sunscreen, along with liposomes that assist with hydro protection, vitamins, and antioxidants, these finely crafted formulas defend skin against sun damage and other environmental factors while leaving skin smooth and touchable, as it repels daily environmental assaults while delivering protective compounds to the skin’s surface.



Night Cream…. Renew PM

Moisture and protection for skin’s night-time needs

Each of the two formulas provides the required balance, ample hydration, and moisture retention for the skin’s night-time needs. With a diverse selection of natural oils, vitamins, antioxidants,and essential fatty acids, these formulations act to revitalise skin overnight. Working in conjunction with anti-aging factors, they can decelerate the signs of aging and visibly rejuvenate the skin. These dynamic formulas reinvigorate tired-looking skin, returning it to a youthful glow with important botanical extracts that improve skin vitality while you sleep so your complexion appears rejuvenated and rested.



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Last year I developed a problem bending my left knee whilst standing…I could feel and hear it grinding! A scan showed that I had worn away cartilage from the top of my shin bone.

I was most unhappy because it interfered with my dancing and my Yoga but I discovered a simple, inexpensive way to ease the problem!

Beef gelatine from the supermarket!

I use it in two ways.

  1. Make a drink.  
  • Dissolve a third of a sachet in about 3 inches of water (just off the boil) and drink it. (it tastes neither nasty nor nice!) then I use the same mug for my hot drink to ensure I also get the gelatine which has been left coating the sides.
  • I do this 2 or 3 times a day.
  1. Make a jelly.
  • Steep 4 Clipper Green Tea bags in half a pint of near-boiling water. Steep them well.
  • Reheat the tea and dissolve 2 sachets of gelatine.
  • Squeeze 2 oranges and make up to half a pint with cold water.
  • Add this and the orange pulp when the tea has cooled.

I add some jelly to my fresh fruit and natural yoghurt breakfast and I can also eat it when I don’t have time to make the drink.

Some cartilage has regrown because I can bend quite a way before it starts to “catch”. There is no pain and I can do most of my Yoga postures again.

This gelatine contains Sulphite – which is quite useful because from sulphite, we make sulphate, which is invaluable. Sulphate is anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant. It is needed for making stomach acid and digestive enzymes, so that we can break down the food we eat into useful components. 🙂

Muscle Rub from Modere is also excellent at relieving pain in inflamed, swollen joints  because it removes lactic acid from muscles and  cools inflamation  with peppermint. It isn’t merely a pain killer.

Wash hands after applying and keep away from eyes!




Benefits of Transferring Your Spending to Modere.

Benefits of Transferring Your Spending to Modere.

Benefits of Transferring Your Spending to Modere.                                                          


Every Modere purchase you make is a win for your health, your family and the environment.  gives you a £10 discount for trying them! 🙂


All Modere products are equal parts safe and effective – all in one place!

Safe because their ingredients:-
• Do not block the skin and prevent it respiring – vitally important because this is one of the ways we expel toxins.
• Do not make the skin more permeable thus ensuring that its “barrier” function is not impaired.
• Are not harmful and don’t divert the liver from its natural detoxing job in order to deal with absorbed toxins.
• Do not corrode the hair follicles leading to loss of hair.
• Do not strip the protective natural oils from skin and hair.
• Do not damage the inside of the mouth.
• Do not damage the environment.
• Are not tested on animals.

Effective because they:-
• Do the job they are designed to do
• Nourish skin and hair
• Save money because they are highly concentrated

Have great Rewards for customer loyalty.

Buy Now:-  gives you a £10 discount for trying them! 🙂


All in all, Modere provides great value and convenience.

Live Clean with Renewed Health


The Live Clean Philosophy

Hello, I’m JuneMary and my passion is helping people to Live Clean and enjoy a longer, healthier life.

One major stumbling block to a healthy life is the many harmful and questionable chemicals in products we use on a daily basis, such as Bathroom products, as is shown by research dating as far back as 1989 when the US Dept of Occupational Safety and Health analysed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products such as toothpaste, bubble bath, cosmetics etc.
884 were toxic.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Of these:-

778 were acutely toxic
146 were carcinogenic
218 caused reproductive complications
314 caused biological mutations
376 caused eye and skin irritation

The number of chemicals used in everyday products increases yearly and most chemicals remain untested by Regulatory Bodies

Experiences like … never feeling 100%, being tired all the time, always catching something, not sleeping properly, indigestion, skin problems … are early indications that the body is under attack!

My improved health shows that by adopting the Live Clean philosophy, we can change this so come with me on this journey of Renewed Health by joining my Renewed Health Community on FB and see how you too could have the benefits we all want.

Transfer your spending now, get £10 / €10 / $10 off your first order and feel great with these benefits:-

I look forward to meeting you.




Modere featured on Modern Living with kathy ireland

Modere featured on Modern Living with kathy ireland

We all want to live a long and healthy life, don’t we?
So take a look at Modere…who for 30 years has provided safe and effective, clean label lifestyle products … and discover how its innovative, 21st Century way of doing business now makes them accessible and affordable for all people!

In the UK/Europe, shop at — in the USA, shop at
—- and use referral code 994155 to get your £/$10 OFF..

For how to be a Social Marketer in the UK/Europe go here

in the USA/Canada go here
Robert Conlee, Chairman & CEO of Modere, is featured on the award-winning, global TV show, Modern Living with kathy ireland. The segment’s topic focuses on Modere’s safe and effective, clean label lifestyle products.

Modere featured on Modern Living with kathy ireland

Modere featured on Modern Living with kathy ireland

Headquartered in Springville, UT, for 30 years Modere has provided the broadest range of personal care, nutritional, and home care essentials. Modere’s products are affordable and accessible for all people. Modere is also the leader in safety and performance. Modere’s products range from skin-care products to weight-management products.

Robert Conlee discusses the incentives Modere provides to customers, “We offer incentives for both customers and social marketers. We offer something we call ‘Share the Love’ where they receive ten dollars off their next purchase by sharing their promotional code and getting other customers interested. We have an amazing community of like-minded individuals who love living clean and want to fill their homes full of safe and effective products.”

Conlee was also quoted as stating, “We are tremendously excited to partner with Modern Living. Our stylish and modern, health-conscious products are a perfect fit. The collaboration with and endorsement of our brand reflects our strong vision. We are on a mission to create more than 10 million healthy Modere Homes—homes that are safe and living clean—by the year 2020. Our partnership will serve as a real catalyst for our Social Marketers around the world, in achieving that vision.

JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Modern Living, notes, “Modere has been a pioneer of clean living – delivering safe, effective products for 30 years. We are thrilled to feature them on the show.”
In the UK/Europe shop at
and use referral code 994155 to get your £10 OFF.
In the USA shop at
using referral code  994155 to get your $10 OFF.