Cherish Our Planet. Go Biodegradable!

There’s a lot of hype out there about going back to nature, eating organic food and living the much desired eco-lifestyle. But what is it all about? What’s so trendy about going green? Why should I choose biodegradable products? And most importantly, “Why should I care for the environment?”

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Let’s face it. Even if you are not an environmentalist or an advocate of green living, there are still really compelling reasons to care about the environment – our environment – for that matter. And here’s why…

Save our world. We have nowhere else to go.
That’s right. We are on the same boat, and there’s nowhere else for us to go. If we don’t keep a watch on our carbon footprint and the impact we have on our environment, soon there’ll be nothing left for our future generations. And we don’t want that, do we?

Landfills are crowding our world.
Not only are they an eye sore, they are endangering our health too. Rubbish, plastic and waste from landfills emit a cocktail of potentially toxic gases that are hazardous to our health and our world. By choosing to use biodegradable products, we are actually lending a helping hand in keeping our world sustainable and intact for our future generations.

Think of our stunning beach getaways.
At the rate we’re going with the level of pollution and waste accumulation, our spectacular getaways may no longer be around for our children to enjoy. Toxic waste and chemicals that are unable to disintegrate get flushed down the drains and end up in our water sources, rivers and oceans – killing our precious marine life.

Stay healthy, live longer.
Non-biodegradable ingredients and hidden chemicals in the products we buy can be potentially hazardous to our health. Even if we may not know it yet, some of these chemicals may trigger unwanted sicknesses from something as minor as a skin irritation to more serious cases such as cancer.

Preserve the human race.
You don’t want to go extinct, do you? Okay, so the human race isn’t going to die out any time soon, but we are using up our resources faster than we can replenish them, and if this continues to go on, we’ll eventually run out of sustainable resources. In order to leave our world intact to our future generations, we’re going to have to start caring a little more for our environment.

So how can you do more for the environment? Be picky about the products you use. Go for products that are free of harsh chemicals and contain ingredients that are biodegradable. Choose Kainda. Our products are made from biodegradable materials and ingredients that are not only highly effective, but play a part in caring for the environment as well.


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Household Cleaning Products:

10 Toxic Chemicals You Probably Didn’t Know You Were Exposed To!

Many of us equate cleaning with hygiene and health, which is why our homes are filled with so many cleaning products that are meant to keep our surroundings spic and span and our families safe. But in today’s competitive world driven by profit, convenience and product features, many commercial products, which we assume are safe for use, aren’t really that safe after all.

You may be routinely exposed to more health-endangering chemicals than you are aware of! Everyday items such as furniture, cleaning products, paint and even plastic wares may introduce toxic chemicals into our environment and our bodies. These potentially hazardous substances are found in various forms, but household cleaning products have emerged as some of the top offenders. More often than not, these commercial cleaning products not only effectively remove dirt and stains but also leave behind chemicals that pose serious health risks to those exposed to them.

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What It’s Used For: Adhesives, lacquers, varnishes, toys, cosmetics, perfume, vinyl flooring furniture, detergents and surfactants, liquid soap, hair spray.
Why It’s Dangerous: Phthalates are easily released into the environment and absorbed into your food. They are suspected to be endocrine disruptions, which means they interfere with normal brain function. Phthalates block male hormones and can interfere with normal genitalia development. They may potentially send signals in the body that could result in Autism, Breast Cancer, Testicular Cancer and reduced sperm counts.


What It’s Used For: Dish soaps, disinfectants, anti-bacterial soap and body washes, liquid soap, a wide range of other household products, glass cleaner, laundry soap.
Why It’s Dangerous: Triclosan is an irritant to the skin and eyes and a suspected endocrine disrupter that can mimic or interfere with the function of hormones. Last year, researchers at Johns Hopkins linked Triclosan to an increased risk of allergies and immune system disruption in children. It is also linked to liver and inhalation toxicity and even low levels of Triclosan may disrupt thyroid function. Triclosan is also non-biodegradable, which is highly toxic to aquatic organisms when it is flushed down the drains and ends up in our lakes, rivers and water sources.

3.      AMMONIA

What It’s Used For: Window cleaners, drain cleaners, toilet cleaners, bathroom cleaners, oven cleaners, stainless steel cleaners, car polish, all-purpose cleaners.
Why It’s Dangerous: Ammonia vapours may irritate the skin, eyes, throat and lungs. Ammonia may also cause kidney and liver damage. If mixed with products containing chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite), highly poisonous chloramine gas is formed, which can cause coughing, shortness of breath, chest pains, wheezing, nausea, watery eyes, irritation to the throat, nose and eyes, and pneumonia and fluid in the lungs.

4.      PARABENS

What It’s Used For: As a preservative to stop bacterial and fungal growth in products; moisturisers, shampoos, conditioners, household cleaning products, air fresheners.
Why It’s Dangerous: Parabens are linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation. Certain chains of parabens, such as propyl and butyl paraben and their branched counterparts, isopropyl and isobutylparabens, may disrupt the endocrine system and cause reproductive and development disorders.

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Why Empowerment?

Why is it so important that you feel empowered everyday? In today’s society why are more and more women feeling lost, losing their identity and feeling undeserving and unworthy inside themselves? Why are so many of us struggling internally?

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These questions, I have been surrounded with when I speak with many women, from Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y. It seems somewhere along the way we lose ourselves in today’s society. We lose our focus and our passion.

As the economy shakes our world upside down – I think it is wrong to place all of the blame for our problems on money (although it plays a part in our troubles) It is not the main cause for our struggles. Internally we are struggling, with the desire to do more and be more – but for most of us this is just not as simple as snapping your fingers and waa-laa. It requires a change in perspective, a step back from everything you have in your life, it is about re-discovering who you are at this day and time. It is about exploring yourself as a women, uncovering all the hidden depth within your soul and re-defining your purpose in life.

Now if that wasn’t too heavy for you than – that is great ha-ha. But everything I have said above – is hard. It is hard to focus attention and to work onto yourself – especially when you have children, working 2 jobs just to get by, a  partner, work events to attend to, body image, insecurities, health concerns, family problems, your childhood issues, regrets, the past… the list goes on.

But my question to you is – if you do not find a moment in time to reflect and re-define yourself – when will you inspire change? When will you feel empowered and in control of your life, your home and your environment?

Kainda to me, is not just another brand you have in your home to show off to your friends, to have it first or to prove an affluent status – Kainda is just for you, It is personally crafted to inspire and empower you as a women everyday. Kainda as a brand, serves as a reminder that you are a Kainda women, you are a strong leader, a vital contributor and gentle protector of your family and even society at large.

I feel so strongly and passionate about connecting women to be a part of a family where it is not a race or a status game – but about coming together to empower one another to be all that we can be, and then some. This is Kainda’s commitment to you and this Kainda’s purpose in life.

If you wish to learn more, you can visit my Indiegogo Campaign for Kainda to welcome some of my products into your home. If you feel inspired to share our campaign around your network of friends and family. Please feel free to share your views here, I am open minded to hear your side of this.

Aloe Vera for Skin

Aloe Vera is a wonderful natural healer of skin damage such as dryness, peeling, and oiliness, scaly or itchy sensitive skin. It naturally assists in the repair and replenishing of damaged are ideal for gentle, soothing, healthy looking skin.

Gentle Hand Soap

Promoting Skin Repair
Aloe Vera can be added as a safe and natural is great for hands, feet and body to promote skin repair in places that have experienced skin damage or significant dryness. Aloe vera stimulates the production of new skin and may even lessen the effects of scaly skin.

Nourishing Soap
The aloe vera plant is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that aid in restoring skin’s strength and beauty. When combined with other ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, vitamin E, aloe vera can make a revitalizing hand soap that not only works to prevent skin irritations but also promotes skin repair. Aloe vera is added to Kainda’s hand care products to deliver nourishing benefits.

Reducing Irritations
The natural enzymes found in aloe vera can soothe and moisturize skin, helping to eliminate the scaly dryness and irritations. It also helps to increase blood circulation in the and skin, which works to stimulate the production of moisturizing oils. Aloe vera also brings a refreshing and cooling sensation to the skin.

Natural Conditioner
Aloe vera acts as a natural conditioning agent that restores the skin’s luster, gloss, and feel. It not only makes the skin feel soft, but it also enhances strength and suppleness. It naturally combats dryness but does not leave an oiliness after-feel.

Regardless of the skin’s condition, whether too oily or too dry, aloe vera can restore balance to the skin.

Do you feel the difference?
What other ingredients would you want in your Hand Care Products?

International Women’s Day – Inspire Change with Kainda

International #WomensDay 2014 is to INSPIRE CHANGE: We here at KAINDA have made it our goal to inspire and empower women to feel good about keeping their family and their environment protected using products derived from sustainable and intelligent resources.

Will you inspire change this year? Start with Kainda and visit our indiegogo campaign and click ‘Contribute Now’!

International Women’s Day is coming!

International Women's Day is coming!

Join me next week on INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY for a couple great events happening at

On the 3rd March and 8th March – $1 match for every $25 contributed to Indiegogo #WomensDay campaigns.

To visit our campaign;

Thank you INDIEGOGO Supporters!

Thank you INDIEGOGO Supporters!

Thank you to our supporters so far from Australia, Malaysia and United States! We knew you would love getting some Kainda products!

To all the #WarriorWomen define Kainda with us, to build a naturally beloved and passionate brand she needs YOU – because Kainda is you.

Did you know Fragrance perception is unique to everyone?

Did you know Fragrance perception is unique to everyone?

“New research carried out at Duke University suggests that everyone’s sense of smell is unique, which may throw new light on how to develop fragrance with the right balance of olfactory elements… a small difference at the tiniest level of DNA can determine whether an individual is either attracted or repulsed by a smell.”

By Simon Pitman+, 02-Jan-2014

Three Steps to Sustainability

Cleaning, Ingredients and Manufacturing – the Opinions of the experts

KAINDA’s foundation is based of having an a sustainable home, lifestyle and environment. There is a reason for needing to uphold and defend our resources and use proper practices and intelligent choices to keep order and dependability for not only every consumer but every single individual’s experience on this earth.

An article that comes to mind when discussing the issue and importance of sustainability is DEFRA’s Guide of Three Steps to Sustainability – it is quite interesting and will do for a good short read! 🙂


” Sustainable cleaning needs to be tackled in three key steps. Brief explanations on these steps are given below to ensure that our products are bought and used according to best environmental practice.

Step 1 Choose ingredients that are designed for sustainability as well as safety. How?

We as the manufacturer select and formulate ingredients not only to ensure safety but to optimise the sustainability of the finished product when properly and diligently used:

  • We require our suppliers to follow the guidance on our ingredient selection to ensure that the products are formulated to be safe for people and the environment.
  • We avoid specifying other ingredient choices from your supplier as these are unlikely to have any significant benefit and may seriously undermine sustainability, such as by reducing the effectiveness of the product.

Step 2 We work with suppliers so that they responsibly manage their manufacturing impacts. How?
We challenge your supplier for evidence that they have effective control of impacts during the manufacturing phase. Key areas include:

  • Minimising raw material and finished product wastage during manufacture.
  • Minimising consumption of energy and water.
  • Minimising emissions to sewer and atmosphere and, in particular, controlling emissions of hazardous substances to avoid risk to people or the environment.
  • Minimizing packaging waste and recycling used packaging.
  • Operating an Environmental Management System.
  • Operating procedures to prevent accidental emissions.
  • Operating Occupational Health & Safety systems to protect staff.

Step 3 Minimizing the environmental impacts that arise during our cleaning operations. How?
Reduce our consumption of product, packaging and energy by buying effective products and using them efficiently to minimize wastage and disposal to landfill.

  • Define what task the products will be used for and buy products which deliver the required performance.
  • Analyse and reduce rework rates. First time cleaning is essential to minimize waste, particularly in energy intensive operations.
  • Use products according to the manufacturer’s instructions using accurate dosing systems where appropriate.
  • Service cleaning equipment regularly.
  • Train staff, for example using BICSc courses. “

(1) “Three Steps to Sustainable Cleaning.” Sustainable Cleaning A Guide for Users of Professional Cleaning Products. DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs), 2006. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. <>.

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