Kia ora, my name is Glenda.
I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Growing up, my family and I would often go to Plettenberg Bay (Plett) for long weekends and holidays. Until immigrating to New Zealand in 2009, Plett was my most favourite place. A Plett icon is the Pansy shell.
Pansy Shells are living organisms with a rigid and flattened disk shape shell. They are purplish blue in colour when the organism is alive and turn white once the organism dies. The Pansy Shell with its delicateness seems to represent all that is peaceful and magnificent about Plett. In 1973, Pansy Shells were classified as an endangered species. Over the past few decades, their population is slowly growing and in 2004 their status was downgraded from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Protected.’
There is something so magical about searching for and finding these rare shells. Pansy shells are very fragile, delicate and almost impossible to find. They say…… If you find a Pansy Shell in Plett, that you will always return to the Bay and that you don’t find the Pansy shell, the pansy shell finds You.
I have been living in the Bay of Plenty since June 2009 and I can definitely see why it is called the Bay of Plenty, we are truly blessed to be living in this beautiful piece of Aotearoa.
When we are not working, my hubby, Darryn, and I are either on the beach putting out our Kontiki or spending time with our Whānau.
I started researching natural remedies and other natural products in 2015.
In January 2015, I got severely sunburnt, from relatively brief sun exposure and I was hospitalised for a few days. During my hospital stay, I contracted MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a bacterium which causes severe infection. These infections are quite difficult to treat as they are resistant to a range of commonly used antibiotics. I am still in the process of recovering from the damage the sunburn and infections have caused not only to my legs but subsequently to my lymphatic system as well.
While in Rarotonga in December 2017, I purchased some Rito – Cook Island skin care products and I was told that some of the ingredients in these products (all natural) had healing capabilities. I am one of those consumers who is very sceptical till I see something with my own eyes. While still in Rarotonga, I started using Rito’s Tamanu oil and Revitalising Moisture Body Lotion and I continued to use it when we got back to New Zealand. Within a few short weeks, I could see an improvement in my skin tone on my legs.
My Husband had a small, sort of eczema patch on the inside of his wrist, which he has had for the past 2 years and after using Rito’s Tamanu oil this patch started fading after just 2 days of applying.
Rito products are all natural and speaking from experience, the healing abilities in some of their products is amazing! After feeling and seeing the difference Rito had on my skin, my husband and I were curious to do some additional research to see what a few of our friends and colleagues thought of the products. The feedback was all positive.
Good Customer Service and quality natural products at an affordable price are a high priority for me.
A bit of a co-incidence – After setting up Pure Inoscents, my mother sent me a little info from a Baby Name book.
The name Glenda is from the Welsh ‘Glân’ meaning ‘Pure, Clean’ and the ‘da’ meaning ‘good.’
Picture of Plettenberg Bay and the Beautiful Beacon Isle Hotel
Picture of a Pansy Shell
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