INIKA founder Miranda Bond accepted that due to her struggle with endometriosis, she would probably not conceive naturally. Thankfully, things changed when she discovered the book, Hormone Heresy by American holistic wellness guru Dr. Sherrill Sellman. The book suggested three things: 1. Changing one’s diet to an anti-inflammatory and organic diet. 2. Eliminating products that contain potentially harmful chemicals, particularly endocrine disrupting chemicals (found in makeup, nail polish & household cleaners.) 3. Using natural progesterone cream prescribed by a doctor.
As she began to detoxify her life, Miranda realised there were potentially harmful chemicals hiding in everyday products, particularly cosmetics and skincare products.
After being on her new regime for three months, Miranda fell pregnant and was suitably chuffed. During the course of her pregnancy Miranda’s endometriosis cleared up completely. Following all of the life-changing recommendations from Dr Sherrill Sellman, Miranda’s health and vitality skyrocketed.
Miranda was resolved to focus her life on helping to educate and empower women to seek out more natural alternatives and to inspire women to choose natural and organic whenever possible.
Miranda continued her work by giving workshops on health related topics including Toxic Free Living. Through this she met Jenni Williams, whose son suffered from severe allergies. In 2005 the two friends launched the Thriving Healthy Women web site.
After a flood of emails from women searching for an all natural cosmetics brand, Miranda and Jenni decided to create their own natural and organic makeup range.