Category Archives: General

Fluoride vs Xylitol – what’s what in the world of natural dental health?

Of late, fluoride and xylitol have been the centre of many conversations around optimal dental hygiene. What is safe, what isn’t – and do we need either of these ingredients at all? For the longest time we’ve been told that fluoride is the key to developing strong teeth. But is it? What exactly is fluoride? […]

Did you know?

Your beauty regime has an immediate impact on your environment? From bubble bath to lipstick, the majority of regular skincare and cosmetic products are laced with potentially dangerous ingredients that can cause pollution, kill plants and animals, and impact your health. Something as small as Microbeads (yes those tiny spots in your care products) have […]

Celebrating Spring!

September can be a strange month of the year. On the one hand, many people tend to hit a post-mid-year slump where stress and exhaustion seem to creep in, while on the other hand, it’s SPRING! A season most commonly associated with blossoming flowers and motivating for the good old ‘Spring Clean’. Pure Beginnings owes […]

Celebrating Women’s Day

As a proudly South African brand, it is important to Pure Beginnings that we pay special attention to who we are and where we come from. Our beautiful South Africa encompasses rich landscapes, raw beauty and courageous people.  However, we are still faced with significant challenges and continually changing circumstances. This August, we recognise Women’s […]

Meet Mari-Louise, our new Brand Ambassador!

We are thrilled to announce our new Brand Ambassador, Mari-Louise Candiotes, wife to Alec, Mom to Eliana, Lia and Ava, author of the blog ‘Just a Mamma’ and all round modern mom. “Mari-Louise is the perfect brand ambassador because she is a wonderful mother and she cares deeply about her children and family’s health. She […]

Skincare with a Conscience

Do you know what you’re buying? Pure Beginnings cares deeply about keeping your skin as pure as the day you were born. But, not only do we care about your skin (and health); we care about the earth, sustainability, people, animals, fair practices, and environmental awareness. Have you taken the time to think about who you’re […]

5 Steps to Waste-Free Living

What’s clear from the ever-increasing solid waste in the world, and the phenomenal and escalating expense of dealing with is that, whilst important, the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) are not enough. This is the driving force behind the emerging trend towards waste-free living. But how do we do it?   The key to waste-free living […]

Ingredients We Choose to AVOID – Petrochemicals & Mineral Oils

The words mineral oil, paraffinum and petroleum don’t sound like they belong in cosmetic and skincare products, do they? They certainly don’t evoke feelings of nourishment, health or healing either. Petrolatum (better known as petroleum jelly) & mineral oil are, in fact, petrochemicals (i.e. crude oil derivatives) and both these nasty products are commonly found […]

Launching our BRAND-NEW Baby & Kids Natural Chest Rub, with Eucalyptus and Lavender

At Pure Beginnings we are constantly on the hunt to bring you safer alternatives to store-bought products. During the colder months when the dreaded winter bugs enter the home, it’s particularly difficult to “go natural;”. We all have regular go-to remedies in our medicine cabinets, but this winter, can we make safer decisions? It is […]