The truth is, I was sitting at my desk 5 years ago. I had the corporate job, the competitive go-getter lifestyle. I was working long hours and pushing my limits everyday. I thought I loved every minute of it, but my body had other ideas.
I didn’t realize how much damage I was doing to my health until things started changing, and not for the better. I experienced rapid weight loss, anxiety, and the straw that broke the camels back was when I noticed I was developing a rare skin disorder that was brought on by stress.
What was I doing to myself?
Let’s face it, I knew I couldn’t keep this up. The long hours. The stressful lifestyle. I needed to make a change, a big one. So one rainy day in March I quit my job. I started doing yoga and seeking solutions to my health problems, spending hours a day on the Internet researching. I wasn’t interested in harsh medications and I knew I needed to address the root cause if I wanted long-lasting results.
That’s when I came across raw coconut oil, known as the world’s healthiest oil. I couldn’t believe the number of studies that had been published in medical journals recognized worldwide. And that’s not all, my passion for coconut oil took me across the world to a small town in Vietnam… It was there where I became friends with a well known coconut expert, who comes from the Land of Coconut in Ben Tre. Not only did he share with me the secret system behind the oil he manufactures, but I was presented with a jar of coconut oil – so clear it looked like water.
Best of all, while I was in Vietnam I met some great people, and came across a charity that's making big a difference in the lives of underprivileged children and families… I’ll tell you more about that a little later.
I spent the next 12 months learning from the coconut gurus. They shared with me long-kept secrets behind coconut oil, how it’s made and it’s amazing health benefits. I started eating a spoonful of coconut oil everyday and found that my health problems slowly went away. I was also told about this thing called “Oil Pulling”. They said it can do amazing things for the body. Apparently swishing coconut oil around your mouth has all these great health benefits.
The truth is, I thought it sounded too good to be true, believe me I wasn’t convinced. But then I gave it a try.
While I was doing this, I did my research and found that coconut oil removes most of the bad bacteria from the mouth. The kind that causes cavities and bad breath. This bacteria sits in the mouth and on the tongue... and no amount of brushing or chemical mouthwash will remove these little guys.
And whats more, Coconut oil not only removes the bad bacteria and reduces cavities, but it also helps detox the body. And after 2 weeks my teeth were whiter, and I actually felt pretty great.
And that's why I knew I needed to share this with the world...
So when I came back I met a friend of mine. She actually laughed in my face when I told her about “Oil Pulling”. She refused to believe me.
She said to me, “How can swishing oil around my mouth be healthy?”...
So I set her a challenge… To give it a try for 10 days. And if she didn’t see any difference at the end of the 10 days, I’d buy her dinner. A couple of weeks later we got together for a hike one Sunday afternoon. I’d almost forgotten about the challenge until we got to the top of the mountain… She turned to me and said with a big grin on her face, “Dinner's on me tonight”. Not only that, but she went on to tell me how great she felt… Her morning breath was gone and her teeth were noticeably whiter. A client even complimented her smile at work… And this was the moment that everything became clear for me.
Best part is, standing on top of that mountain… I knew what I needed to do… So I set out to create a product that would make oil pulling so much easier. The fact is, coconut oil is already extremely effective, but I thought the taste might put a few people off. So I decided to add in a little something special… 100% pure peppermint oil, giving COCOCLEAR it’s fresh minty taste and offering some amazing anti-bacterial benefits too. With the unique blend of natural ingredients sorted, It was now time to get started building a brand that would make a difference in people’s lives.
And talking of making a difference…
The charity I told you about, the one I came across in Vietnam, is the 'Christina Noble Foundation'. They help support underprivileged Vietnamese children and families by providing them with access to education and the opportunity for a better life. You see, while I was there I knew I wanted to create a business that would make a big difference in the world… so that's why with every purchase that you make, we’ll donate a certain sum to the Christina Noble Foundation.
I believe in our product and so do many others… We are not here to simply do business…
We are here to make a difference.