Granola Makeup that is really CRUNCHI!

You know how I am always harping on toxins and making that move to organic and becoming less dependent on chemicals… Well now that we got our ToxicFree® products back and are all situated, (if you want to know more on that subject check our other blogs or stop by our site), we can focus on what we lost during the shuffle.

The ONE thing that is the hardest to substitute or find in true ToxicFree®, organic, natural, completely safe form.  Sure, we can find soap and dishwasher detergent that meets all that criteria and use it confidently, but makeup, that is a whole other ballgame!  If we find some that may be remotely safe, it may not be organic, or it may be natural… but just because it is natural it does not mean it is good for you.

Tobacco and arsenic are both natural, but that does not make them good for us!  I am pretty certain neither are those funky mushrooms growing in the backyard…


My point is that because it is SO hard to find something that both works and meets all safety points, makeup is quite possibly the hardest part of making the full transition to ToxicFree® living.  So we find ourselves slipping back and grabbing that foundation because it covers better or using that eyeshadow because the color really pops.

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Have you stopped to really get to know the makeup of your make-up?
The US Food and Drug Administration permits cosmetic companies to use toxic chemicals known to be extremely harmful in their products. As a result, chemicals linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity, immunotoxicity, organ toxicity, neurotoxicity, and many other health concerns are hidden in the cosmetics women are using on their bodies every day. (Check out my post called Let’s not forget our tweens/teens…)

A very special individual, Melanie Lundin Petschke, and her best friend, Kelly Clothier Weston, have set out to see that there is an alternative to the chemical laden makeup we find in store shelves today and out of that labor of ♡ CRUNCHI was born.  CRUNCHI has set a new standard for cosmetic safety. Utilizing years of research and safety data, compiled by the Environmental Working Group and The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, they have thoughtfully selected ingredients that will not put your health at risk. CRUNCHI is a revolutionary line of high performance, safe, and toxin free cosmetics that are redefining beauty.


This unveiling could not have come at a better time for those of us who were left with a void in the makeup department when a previous company who had ToxicFree® household products, skin care, and makeup vanished.  We can now face the world once again looking refreshed and knowing that we are not endangering our bodies.

I tried some samples Melanie and Kelly sent me and was a bit skeptical of the great reviews others were posting on their facebook site, using words like “addicting” and “amazing”… But after trying it for a few days, I must say they were right.  Starting with the Smart Primer, which leaves your face soft as a baby’s bum, and ready for the smooth as silk foundation, it only gets better from there… The powder is unlike any other, a Translucent Finishing Powder, it does not settle on the creases of your fine lines (if you happen to have any).

I did something I swore I would never do, took a selfie without makeup, to prove a point, (this is when I break down and cry a little), I am doing something worse… Posting it online for everyone to see, but as they say, real beauty is in the inside, RIGHT?

The difference was like night and day; Too good to be true. Besides, a very courageous lady went before me on their facebook site, so I figured she needed company.

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EEEK!  not the best picture of me, but what can you do when you are doing a selfie on the mirror, I promise the 15 others I didn’t choose were far worse… Exactly where do you look when you are taking one of these pictures?  I have made up my mind, I need a selfie stick! But I digress.

As you can see I went from bland and pale to vibrant and nice color that was even and smooth.  One thing I wish I would have done was take a picture at the end of the day, so you could see that I looked exactly the same, my makeup was intact.

Melanie and Kelly along with their CRUNCHI line have struck gold! Please like their page on Facebook and check out the online catalog.  If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line as this is not a makeup line you will find in stores.  I will be happy to assist you.


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Perla Middleton
Wellness and Healthy Living Coach

Drumroll please! We are live!

The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For! Our new website, is now live! Share this announcement with your circle of influence to spread the word! VIP Rewards, Tell-a-Friend program, Affiliate Tools and Real Customer Stories are just the tip of the iceberg for what this new website offers.

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From today forward, make sure to direct all your friends and family to shop using the Go Beyond Natural replicated link provided to you, in this case-

We have many improvements and additions slated over the coming months, but we would love to hear your feedback today! If you have comments, praise or questions, email us at
Subject Line: New Go Beyond Natural Website Feedback.

From everyone at the Go Beyond Natural team, we just want to thank you for your patience as we’ve been hard at work getting this site ready for you! Thank you and here’s to a prosperous and ToxicFree year!

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Let’s not forget our tweens/teens…

When thinking of products that are safe for the family most often we immediately think of babies and toddlers, but we often forget that our tweens/teens have needs and are at risk from not only ingredients in products that are made for younger audiences but those they experiment with that are made for adult ones too. Below is a prime example of a perfectly beautiful face made up (obviously for a photo shoot), but nowadays not far from what teens are starting to look like every day. Alarming to say the least.


Here are some tips for teens and tweens from The Environmental Working Group (EWG):

Teens use cosmetics. Sometimes lots of them. From hair gels and straighteners to eye makeup, body wash and lotions. And then some! Knowing which ones are healthy — and which ones aren’t — is important. Why? EWG found that adolescent girls’ bodies are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products. In fact, we detected 16 potentially toxic chemicals — phthalates, triclosan, parabens, and musks — in blood and urine samples from 20 teen girls. Studies link these chemicals to potential health effects including cancer and hormone disruption. (Then we wonder why our girls are reaching puberty sometimes at the tender age of 8-9).

To make matters worse, teens may be particularly sensitive to exposures to hormone-disrupting chemicals, given the complex role they play during puberty – precisely when girls typically experiment with an increasing number and variety of body care products. When we surveyed them, our teen study participants reported using an average of 17 personal care products each day, 40 percent more than an adult woman.

Teens can easily make safer choices by reducing the number of body care products they use, viewing marketing claims with skepticism, always checking the ingredients for toxins (a good lifelong habit!), and following EWG guidelines to select safer products:

Acne products Avoid:

  • Triclosan
  • Parabens
  • PEG/cetearetj/polyethylene


Perfume, cologne, and body spray Avoid:

  • Diethyl phthalate
  • “Fragrance” (listed as an ingredients


Make-up Avoid:

  • Loose powders
  • Vitamin A (listed as: retinol, retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate) in skin and lip products


Safer make-up using Skin Deep.  Sun protection Be sun smart! Sunburns in children and teens increase your risk of the most deadly form of skin cancer–melanoma.  Avoid tanning beds. Tanning booths expose the skin to 15 times more UV sun. The use of tanning beds before age 30 can cause a 75 percent increase in melanoma.


Unsure of what you are bringing into your home and how it compares to some safer alternatives?  Download the SkinDeep App to your iPhone or Android and scan or type products you currently use and see how they rate and then click on the link that says look for safer alternatives.

You can always shop at for organic, ToxicFree, cruelty-free, vegan and amazingly safe products.  You can even save 30% instantly on every purchase by joining the rewards program (not even the stand-alone chains do that… they give you points towards a coupon).  And even get an extra 10% by referring your friends.

Beyond Natural Perla

Site goes live January 4th.

All these resources are free of charge and are available to your benefit.  I know that there is at least, one of these things your tween or the tween of someone you know who is struggling with one of these issues.

ps. if you are looking for an amazing line of natural, toxic-free, organic, vegan makeup made in the USA… email me.  I know just the one that is in soft launch right now and is flying off the virtual shelves.

Feel free to contact me anytime.

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New Year…Same Amazing Mission!

Brand New Year – Brand New Site as of January 5th!

Ring in the New Year with Go Beyond Natural! The new site will launch this Tuesday, January 5th, so you can kick-start your year with a site designed to help us share our ToxicFree® mission and offer you the same (if not better) ToxicFree® products in the business!

We very much appreciate your support and patience while the new site has been under development. We decided to push the launch out to January 4th, to make sure that you had the full force of our customer and technical support as you share the new site with your Circles of Influence.

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As a thank you for being our amazing VIPs, we’ll be gifting everyone who makes a purchase on the new site January 5 through January 10 with a free 8 oz sanitizer (a $15 value), to help you keep germs at bay the natural way!

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Still have not joined our membership rewards club? No worries, it is free and best of all, you can do so anytime…  Just follow this link- and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the following image.

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Here is some information about the 2 ways you can earn rewards while shopping for products (just as other retail stores offer).


You can make a difference in the lives and the health of your friends.

Friends helping friends live healthier is not just rewarding, it can really pay off.

Go Beyond Natural is different. We have designed one of the most exciting referral programs in the world to reward you and your friends for what you do every day, talk about great products. When you refer a friend you earn cash rewards of 10% based on what they buy – Every Single Time They Buy – For As Long As They Buy. And, it is FREE to join.



Friends helping friends live healthier is not just rewarding, it can really pay off.

Our affiliate program is one of the most lucrative ways for you to educate your circle of influence about safer products and ToxicFree® living. It is very simple and rewards you for taking ToxicFree® living more seriously. This program is designed to help you earn a part-time or full-time income while helping others to do the same. Learn more (link)

You will get your own Go Beyond Natural Website and all the tools you need to spread the word for a monthly access fee of $5. (You will not be charged for the first 30 days).

Happy ToxicFree®Shopping!
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What is all the fuss all about?

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The very famous Linda Chae has been formulating fantastic ToxicFree® products for over 30 years, in fact, she was the formulator of many of Healthy Home’s Products.  Same goes for OneBode, they were a stand-alone company prior to offering their products through Healthy Home.  After some changes took place in HHC which prompted both the Chae Organics and OneBode lines to part ways, they saw the amazing demand for clean, affordable organic, natural and toxic free products.  Beyond that, they saw many people who were hungry to continue to educate the public and spread the message of ToxicFree® living.  Out of that keen eye current issues, Go Beyond Natural was born.

They have now joined forces and offer many of the same if not better products as before at prices that are just as good if not better than before.  You can become a member for free at any time, (be sure to list who referred you, or locate their link so you can enjoy deep discounts and any of the 8 rewards listed below.  To learn more click the image below and click on Join VIP Rewards.8 rewards

When you shop ToxicFree® you get the benefit of knowing your products are among the safest and most highly rated in the world. We love our customers and as a reward and our thanks to you for adopting a healthier lifestyle for you and your family we offer you this FREE VIP membership, with no obligations. This will enhance your shopping experience and save you time and money.

While visiting the page keep looking as there are further ways to get discounted products and become more involved with the company that you can elect to become involved in, for those of you who are really passionate about the cause!

Hope you will join our ToxicFree® family!

Perla Middleton

ps. Please keep in mind, until January 4th, this is a skeleton site.  In order to make purchases until then, make sure you have your member account 1st through the Chae site and buy till your <3’s content.

Be in the know- GoBeyond Natural


Did you know when the term “fragrance” is listed on a product label it can indicate the presence of up to 4,000 separate ingredients, including many that are toxic, carcinogenic or endocrine disruptors? Fragrance crafters use more than 5,000 different ingredients, but only about 1,300 of those ingredients have actually been tested and evaluated for safety.

Meanwhile, clinical observations have proven that fragrances can negatively affect the central nervous system, and reports to the FDA add headaches, dizziness, rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing, vomiting and allergic skin reactions to the list of potential health risks posed by the chemicals used in fragrances.

The European Union takes a strict stance on the use of many fragrance ingredients, restricting the use of certain known toxic ingredients such as nitromusks, and requiring warning labels on products that contain known allergens. However, according to U.S. regulatory bodies, fragrance formulations are considered “trade secrets,” so their disclosure is not required on product labels, and the industry is largely self-regulated.

Fragrances pollute the air to a greater extent than smoke from tobacco users, because the use of scented products is much more common. Just think about it. How many of the products you use every day contain a fragrance?

Skin Care (Lotions, Scrubs, Serums)
Body Care (Soaps, Deodorants, Sunscreens, Bug Sprays)
Hair Care (Shampoos, Conditioners and Styling Products)
Household (Dish Soap, Window Cleaner, Detergents & Furniture Polish)
While it may seem easy to ditch your perfume/cologne and thereby escape the problem, the reality is not so simple, especially when you factor in the fact that you’re also dealing with second-hand fragrances from other people, too.

Although avoiding toxic fragrances can seem a bit challenging, there are a couple of ways to minimize your exposure:

Fragrance-free products. Due to the natural sensitivity of a growing segment of the population, a larger number of fragrance-free products have hit the market.
Toxic-Free Alternatives. Find products that use safe fragrances 100% naturally derived from botanical ingredients such as flowers, fruits, bark, seeds, leaves and other natural, raw materials. Essential oils may not pack the punch of their synthetic rivals, but we think that’s a good thing.

To find out more to visit Go Beyond Natural and click on Be in the Know and read customer stories, read their Blog and other educational materials.


It is a new day for the ToxicFree Movement!

I am excited to say that though there has been a lot of “restructuring” and moving around, we have found firm ground to plant our roots and continue the ToxicFree movement we started nearly 3 years ago.  As I mentioned in a previous post the formulators for ToxicFree products and nutritional products were no longer going to be part of Healthy Home.  As it turns out Chae Organics and One Bode have joined forces to bring us the same amazing products we are used to, but without any strings attached.

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Here is a short teaser of the 2 duos in action….

Much of what drove our passion for the products was not only the fact they were ToxicFree, but the education behind them. If you are local and follow my monthly column in the Moments Magazine, you know the struggle I have dealt with over the years with my reproductive health and only after having my eyes opened to the world of toxic chemicals have I come to understand how things around us affect us.

Having met Linda Chae in person along with Ty and Sean Loomer, I know they have the drive and passion for bringing this same message home, and this movement has not been as alive as it is right now.

How do you become involved? How much will it cost? What is required? Is this an MLM? I know all this questions are crossing your mind, and they answered under the “why be a VIP”.  Suffice it to say that it is FREE to join and stay involved (it’s about being educated and voting with your dollars), and it will not cost you any more than a bit of your time (for that education) and any products YOU DECIDE (not dictating by any certain terms you have to) purchase.

So first things first.  Here is a little on Chae Organics and Linda Chae… The formulator of amazing products such as the Acne Tx which helped my son tremendously and only one of the many fantastic products she has available.

Chae Organics and Linda ChaeSound interesting?  It’s free, learning is free and so is the referral program.

To join the referral program follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to and click on “VIP Rewards” then click “Join Now” or the link that says “Simply Join For Free to Claim VIP Status”, (Highlighted in Yellow).  Be sure to read the awesome reasons why becoming a VIP is a great idea.


2. Make sure that it lists my name, Perla Middleton, as the person who referred you. After all I am the person that is referring you. Then select the option that is best for you

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3.  Make sure you fill out the information it asks for.  Drop me an email me after you have completed these steps at: Subject ToxicFree Movement Info. This will help me keep track of who is choosing to be associated with us.

TTYS!  Have a happy and ToxicFree Day!

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Remember, education is the one thing no one can take from you, and when it is offered at no cost why not take advantage.  What you do with that knowledge is up to you…