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Paraben free has been popping up for some time now in the cosmetic industry for good reason. Parabens are a class of widely used preservatives in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Chemically, they are a series of parahydroxybenzoates or esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid (also known as 4-hydroxybenzoic acid). Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. These compounds, and their salts, are used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical/parenteral pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution, makeup, and toothpaste. It is one of the most widely used preservative on the market because it works so well.

Just like with most products, not a lot of long term studies went into the safety aspect of this product. Now over time scientist and Doctors are starting to scratch their heads at their safety and long term issues. Now if you have read anything about items approved for use and understand that it take longer for one to be pulled and deemed unsafe than it takes to say it is safe. You have the companies that are producing the item paying for studies to show they are safe and you have the people that are saying that it is unsafe researching and trying to see if they really are. Until many people are injured and it is proven that it was the cause then we the customers are stuck in the middle of not knowing.

Parabens easily penetrate the skin. ii The European Commission on Endocrine Disruption has listed parabens as Category 1 priority substances, based on evidence that they interfere with hormone function. iii Parabens can mimic estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. They have been detected in human breast cancer tissues, suggesting a possible association between parabens in cosmetics and cancer. Parabens may also interfere with male reproductive functions. iv In addition, studies indicate that methylparaben applied on the skin reacts with UVB leading to increased skin aging and DNA damage. v,vii

Numerous studies have been conducted, on both sides of the argument about parabens – so the questions remains. Should we avoid them?

The problem with parabens has been identified because they are xenoestrogens, i.e. they mimic oestrogen in the body. This has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues, including early onset of puberty and reduced sperm count.

Researchers have found parabens in breast tumors and believe there is a relationship between parabens and tumors. And in the July 2002 issue of the Archives of Toxicology, Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health reported that exposure of newborn male mammals to butylparaben “adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system.”

It also appears that parabens can be stored in the body, resulting in a cumulative effect that can damage health over time. Research been found to link them to cancerous cells, but does not compare results with levels of parabens in noncancerous cells.

Even though the research that say Parabens are detrimental, the FDA uses their protocol in the findings. It basically says if the study is very narrow and a very small percentage has an issue then it is probably okay to use. The question is how many more are affected and it isn’t being studied. Questions arise concerning estrogen levels and poly cystic ovaries syndrome, as well as a host of other issues that are a result of high estrogen levels.

Their is enough questions concerning Paraben’s for us at Rolling Meadows to choose all natural. We spend a little more money for our preservative that is derived from Grapefruit and Coconuts, Optiphen Plus. That was we can assure that we are all natural and we have you best interest at heart.




Natural Skincare

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Why Is Natural Skincare Better?

Woman with natural papaya skin care facial mask

Thre’s no question that a natural and organic approach makes sense when it comes to choosing your food. The same can be said for other products you put on your body. Specifically, skin care. Think about all of the products you may use on a daily basis that may come in contact with your skin. Clothes, moisturizers, cleansers, fragrances, city treated water during showering, deodorant, the list goes on. Remember, it’s not only what you eat that matters, but also what you put on your skin. Natural skin care is one of the best choices you can make for your health.

Protecting your Skin

As the largest organ of the body, your skin not only absorbs lots of nutrients, but it can also take in a number of toxins each day. Since your skin acts as your body’s barrier against those toxins, it’s so important to be aware of just what you’re using! If you’re putting dangerous ingredients on your skin, you can bet those are getting into your body—exactly where they don’t belong. For example, many traditional skin care products can contain endocrine-disrupting phthalates or parabens.  While these poisons can cause reproductive issues, they’re also linked to increased cancer risk, and studies also suggest the more products you use, the higher toxic concentrations can get in your body. Why not look for natural or organic skincare products instead?

Benefits of Natural Ingredients

Many of us can use up to 10 skin care products each day; that could be 10 products full of toxic chemicals! Going organic with your skin care routine will help your skin and body steer clear of those toxins—and there are other perks! A recent study suggests using natural ingredients for skin care can help treat hyperpigmentation and inflammation, while another comments on how it can help with photoaging (skin damage caused by the sun’s rays over our lifetimes).

What’s Behind Skin Care Products

The process of developing and putting a skin care product on the market can be shrouded in mystery, and sometimes regulations fall short. Believe it or not, the FDA doesn’t need to approve what ingredients are added to personal care products or cosmetics and can only request, not order, that a company pull a skin care product, regardless of what’s in it. But it doesn’t have to be this way; we believe a great company should stand behind a natural product, and believe in what it can do—that products can help you maintain a clean body and live a healthy lifestyle. Here’s what you can count on when you buy from our Rolling Meadows Natural skin care line:

  • NO harmful chemicals, irritants, or preservatives.
  • Non-allergenic and carefully formulated with all natural, organic ingredients.
  • GMO free, never tested on animals, and made in the USA.

Isn’t it time to try something better for your skin and your health? After all, it’s our mission to bring back good health, positive thinking, happiness, and love, and we think using products like Rolling Meadows Naturals Goats Milk Soap, Body Butter, Lotions, Colloidal Oatmeal, and Lotion Sticks, can help you reach that goal.

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Rolling Meadows Naturals does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

Colloidal Oatmeal and Goats Milk

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The Ancient Egyptians were among the first to recognize the skin-soothing properties of oats (Avena sativa), dating back to 2000 B.C. It wasn’t until 2003, however, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially approved colloidal oatmeal as an effective ingredient to treat skin ailments, including eczema, psoriasis, and rashes.


Colloidal oatmeal refers to oats that are finely milled and then suspended in water, another liquid or gel. In a liquid or gel, Colloidal Oatmeal disperses evenly. This suspension of oats allows it to be applied and absorbed easily, providing many protective benefits for sensitive, irritated skin.


Helps Defend the Skin

While Colloidal Oatmeal should not be consumed because it expands greatly in water, its actives effectively soothe dry and sensitive skin when applied topically. Oats contain polysaccharides, which have a gel-like texture when combined with moisture. This light gel leaves a protective layer over the skin that seals in skin’s natural moisture while also providing additional nutrients. For many with sensitive skin, the skin barrier function may be compromised, and a layer of Colloidal Oatmeal acts like a protective, second skin. The proteins in oats also improve the skin barrier’s functionality by increasing the production of filaggrin, an essential building block of the skin barrier’s function.

Hydrates Dry Skin

The protective layer Colloidal Oatmeal imparts over the skin’s surface helps retain its natural moisture, while other actives help replenish moisture levels. The starches in oats are able to absorb water and bind it to the skin.

Evens out Skin Tone and Texture

Oats are also a rich source of avenanthramides, a unique group of antioxidant compounds not found in other plant sources. Avenanthramides are the main actives in oats that reduce redness and inflammation, especially irritation from excessive sun exposure (UV radiation).

In addition to its calming qualities, oats also act as a gentle exfoliator for skin, excellent for removing dead cells and revealing brighter skin that lies beneath.

 Natural, Gentle Cleansing

Oats contain saponins, compounds that are naturally occurring in many grains and legumes. Saponins are an ideal, gentle cleanser for sensitive skin because they absorb dirt and debris on the surface of the skin. As a result, dirt can be easily rinsed away without disrupting the skin’s barrier.

You won’t be disappointed in the results of Colloidal Oatmeal.

Try it now!

Goats Milk Skincare Blog

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Goats Milk Skincare

Goats Milk Skincare(NaturalNews) Consumers are becoming more aware of the chemical mass production of commercial body care products that are loaded with synthetic ingredients. Possibly a symptom of an economy looking to cut costs, body care products like soap and deodorant have moved away from being “personal care” products to being personally destructive, cancer-causing silent killers. From containing hormone disrupting phthalates and poisonous triclosan, to harboring heavy metals and toxic surfactants, many mass-produced body care products have become utterly dangerous. As consumers become more aware, many people are now switching to all natural, organic products. One natural body care product that’s gaining attention is goat’s milk soap. Here are the five wonderful benefits of using goat’s milk soap versus commercial sodium lauryl sulfate blends.

Five good reasons to start using goat’s milk soap

Delays signs of skin aging:

Goat’s milk soap delays signs of skin again due to its high content of alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid. Alpha-hydroxy acids break down dead skin cell bonds, removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and leaving behind new cells on the surface that appear smoother and more youthful.

Not a chemical counterfeit:

Water-based soaps on mainstream supermarket shelves use harsh chemical acids to break down dead skin cells. The lasting effect of chemical acids on the skin is more similar to a chemical “burn.” Alpha hydroxyl acids found in goat’s milk, work with skin instead of breaking it down and aging it further.

Anti-inflammatory properties:

Goat’s milk reduces skin inflammation due to its fat molecule content. The cream present in goat’s milk is a moisturizer, soothing dry and damaged skin, possessing an anti-inflammatory effect.

Loaded with essentials:

Goat’s milk is packed full of essential nutrients and vitamins like vitamin D, C, B1, B6, B12, and E, that feed the skin and are absorbed into the body.

Treats acne:

Studies now show that goat’s milk is effective for treating acne and skin conditions. This is primarily because goat’s milk has anti-bacterial properties that delay the growth of microbial organisms that spur the spread of acne.

Avoid sodium lauryl sulfate

A 1983, a report from the Journal of The American College of Toxicology blamed sodium lauryl sulfate concentrations as low as 0.5 percent for causing skin irritation. Further studies showed that concentrations of 10-30 percent were found to cause severe skin corrosion. The “Household Products Directory” of the National Institutes of Health lists over 80 products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate with concentrations up to 30 percent. These high concentrations not only affect the skin’s outer layers, but are absorbed into the biggest organ in the body, the skin, and stored in tissues.

Sodium laureth is now commonly used in place of sodium lauryl, but it can be even more dangerous. Laureth cannot effectively be removed from the liver. Laureth can be stored stored in tissues and promote toxicity for a person’s entire lifetime, draining them of energy.

These chemical soaps are popular mainly because of price, but they aren’t worth the negative, long-term draining of energy. Many consumers are finding it more important than ever to spend the extra dollar here and there to assure they have what is natural and pure, for their body and for the environment. Small farmers and manufacturers of all natural products are the future for a population which seeks to survive, healthily, happily.

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Rolling Meadows Naturals Calm Essentials Lotion Stick

The original theme of Rolling Meadows was to create natural items that work for everyday use. We have worked hard to create some new products that will be great use at affordable prices. Our new products are lotion sticks with essential oils that aid a person with everyday life. Our lotion sticks are delightfully smooth with all natural oils and fine butters from nature combined with essential oils. We packaged in easy to use containers for spot applications. A full ounce size allows for many applications. Great for kids and adults.

The base for all Lotion stick is: Beeswax, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Oil, Safflower Oil, Mineral Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Vitamin E. We then add a healthy dose of essential oils for specific uses. We find by using many fine oils and butters it allows for great moisturization and the beeswax help with holding the scent longer and providing a super protecting layer.

911 First Aid Stick: We combined Tea Tree, Lavender, and Eucalyptus Oils for a very antimicrobial mix. This trio is great for damaged skin, abrasions, cuts, scars and a plethora of many skin ailments. This also works great for the itch from bug bites like mosquitoes! It truly is a First Aid Kit in a stick!

Zen Essentials Stick: Fatigue and irritability are often a result of many factors that are difficult to pinpoint.  Clear your mind and relax with the wonderful smell of Zen Blend. Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, East Indian Sandalwood, Vanilla, French Lavender. – Comparable to Young Living’s Peace & Calming A great scent to set the tone for meditation.

Calming Essentials Stick: Destress for the intense day with this wonderful combination of essential oils.  Clear your mind and relax with the wonderful smell of our Calm Mind Blend. Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Vanilla, French Lavender. 

We know you will love these as much as we do. Buy a few today and have them handy for life events.

New Goat Points

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We now have  Goat Points for those that create an account on our new site. WWW.RMOAF.COM/STORE/
Each point is worth .25 cents and you get a point for every 5 dollars you spend; a point for reviews; points to host a party; after 10 orders you get a point; If you spend 100 dollars you get 5 bonus points. There is no cash value other than a discount on items you purchase from our store. Spend them as you go or save them for something special.
Just an extra way to say thank you for shopping with us! After all, we think you deserve to pamper yourself and your skin will thank you!! There will also be extra ways to earn Goat Points, such as: hosting an online party; purchasing a “featured” product and more coming soon!


Natural Lip Balm

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Natural Lip Balm

We finally accomplished the creation of a new product! Lip Balm, smooth and creamy Lip Balm. There are several recepies online that would work but we wanted to be different. We have created a wonderful all natural lip balm that will protect and soften the toughest issues. Beeswax is a wonderful protectant and a helps hold the moisture where you want it. The rest of the ingredients: Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil and of course Goats Milk. Yes we added a flavoring oil to meet the popular demand but have unflavored for all natural moisturizer and protection. Don’t be caught with chapped lips this Valentines.

Natural Lip Balm with Goats Milk
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Not Just Another Goats Milk Company!

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At Rolling Meadows Goats Milk Skincare, we care about our products and worked hard to blend just the right mounts of natural ingredients for the best product available! From the beginning quality was at the foremost in our mind. We made made a list of specifications for each product and what we wanted to accomplish with it. We then chose types of butters and oils to meet those specifications. Experimenting with ratio’s for hours trying to get just the right feel of each and every one of them.

Once we had the recipe, we began looking at suppliers. Asking where the product comes from, the processes in which it is made. We looked at the sustainability of the producers and the practices in which they used to grow the raw materials.

Once all our criteria were met, we made the purchases.

We are happy with the all natural aspects of our product and the sourcing of the materials. We don’t use dye’s or products containing FD&C colorants. We use natural clay’s and materials for a specific function such as Kaolin Clay in our Rosemary Peppermint Specialty Bar, Activated Charcoals, and Bentonite Clay for shave bars to name a few.

From a business stand point we had to venture into the Fragrance Oil market in order to sustain us as a business. We are careful in selecting fragrances to ensure they are Pthylate  free. Pthylates are known to cause hormonal imbalances and other issues.

We are striving to be a self sustaining farm and it is important to us to make sure we are as all natural as possible.

Give us a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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Keeping Skin Youthful with Goat’s Milk

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Goat’s milk is rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides. The essential fatty acids have a unique PH similar to humans, so it is less irritating and more easily absorbed by our skin. These fatty acids and triglycerides are super moisturizing. Many purchase chemical based skincare items that claim to repair and rejuvenate, when nature has provided us with the answers. Why don’t the big box manufactures utilize goat’s milk in their products? Well it is a matter of economics. They can purchase items such and synthetic vitamins and minerals, chemicals that act as alpha hydroxy acid much cheaper than utilizing goats milk. Some are making a shift and starting to offer goat’s milk products, however, their milk is powdered and we all know the more processes that natural items go through the more we lose in benefits.

But there’s more! Goat’s milk contains precious skin minerals like selenium and calcium, and is loaded with vitamins, particularly vitamin A, the most important vitamin for the skin. As with other milks, goat’s milk contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It assists to gently slough off dead skin cells and helps to hydrate and brighten the skin.

Goat’s milk has unique nourishing properties that make it the perfect ingredient to add to anything which touches your skin, from your shaving cream to your moisturizer. It is both an anti-aging wonder and a lifesaver for dry and sensitive skin. Goat’s milk is anti-inflammatory and super moisturizing. We try to create a the perfect essential oil blend in each of our products, how ever, due to demand we have to make some with fragrance oils. We are very picking in choosing just the right manufacture and ensuring they are phthalate and paraben free.

As far as the skin on your body, goat’s milk is a must for your daily shower. We have created the perfect Goat’s Milk Soap. With its healing benefits, not only will you notice healthier skin, but one more little glorious thing will happen — you will begin to notice a need for less moisturizer. We offer many essential oil blends that incorporates aromatherapy for added bath time pleasure. We also offer specialty bars with activated charcoal and/or kaolin clay to help with many issues such as acne. Due to FDA regulations we cannot state that our soap cures anything but it sure doesn’t hurt. Many of our customers have issues such as acne, eczema, psoriasis to name a few, and their reviews speak for themselves.

Goat’s milk is known to be a healthy food for inside our bodies, but as a skincare is a wonderful ingredient. I mentioned earlier, its lactic acid content helps to reveal brighter, healthier skin while the nourishing and remineralizing ingredients do wonders to maintain the skin’s integrity. Naturally packed with vitamins and antioxidants, goat’s milk should be the new kid on your block. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Visit our store for a wonderful experience!




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Rolling Meadows Goats Milk Skincare Has New Kids in Town

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This is the time of year most of our kids are born at Rolling Meadows. It is hectic with 21 girls being bred and roughly delivering 60 kids total. Yes the girls are all spoiled in that they have their own birthing suites complete with a webcam so we can monitor them 24/7. Normally moms do a great job of kidding but we like to be there for any unanticipated complications. We try and post pics or live video just after the kidding! or sometimes during the process.

Super creamy milk is the by product of kidding! This milk is what makes our products at Rolling Meadows Goats Milk Skincare.

If you would like to come out and see the kids in person. Just give us a call and schedule a time. We are more than happy to share our love of goats.