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22 February 2010

WARNING: Some makes of "rescue remedy" not whale friendly!

We live in hectic times. Our culture is insane and people turn to remedies of all kinds to deal with the insanity.  Some watch lots of sport, some drink too much alcohol, some kill their life-essence with anti-depressants, others turn to stronger drugs (legal and illegal) and  some take "Rescue Remedy" when the going gets tough.

I was saddened to learn today that a South African version, namely Natura Rescue contains an ingredient sourced from sperm whales. Ambra grisea, ambergris, Ambre gris or ambergrease is a fatty substance found in the intestines of sperm whales and was used as a fixing agent in perfumery for centuries. 

Trade in Ambra grisea is illegal in some countries because it is extremely valuable, and one can never be sure if the source was found on a beach (vomited up by a whale) or if it was extracted from a slaughtered whale!

So my advice to you is to use the Bach flower essences version of rescue ie Rescue Remedy, which contains NO AMBRA GRISEA!

... and don't get me started on Ethiopian civet paste.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:10 pm

    I beleive it's only natura's rescue remedy not Bach's rescue remedy - thank goodness