It’s the name that immediately grabs your attention, with your first thoughts being… what on earth could a black chicken product be? Is it some sort of unusual new food trend? And then you discover that Black Chicken Remedy is an incredible natural skincare product (with no black chicken in it) that contains organic & natural ingredients to nurture your skin or as founder of the company Chey Birch says “it’s created to make a difference on a physical, mental and emotional level.”
Like a lot of the companies we liaise with, the story as to how they came about developing a product tends to involve their health and wellness journey. Chey’s story exudes this and is something we love about our industry, the realness of the people behind the product.
“For years I suffered from irritated skin and sinus issues but nothing I used healed my symptoms. After seeing a naturopath for some much-needed advice she suggested I take a good look at my life and the toxins I was unknowingly consuming” Chey says.
“So, I did exactly that. It wasn’t until I looked at my soaps, cleansers and scrubs I was truly horrified. The ingredients in these products were synthetic and borderline toxic – and yet here I was lathering myself with these chemicals everyday. In hindsight it seems obvious my skin was trying to tell me something.”
It was with this realisation that Chey took matters into her own hands and started mixing concoctions in a little bowl that was to become known to us as Black Chicken.
“Every single ingredient that goes into Black Chicken Remedies is added purely for the remedial benefit”
“On my dining room table, in a little bowl with a black chicken painted on it, I began blending essential oils and therapeutic botanical extracts to create a natural remedy for my condition. I had no idea at the time that what I was creating would benefit thousands of people; I was just hoping to help myself.
“I didn’t spare anything when creating this nourishing blend. I used the highest quality natural and organic ingredients I could find and kept my product as an oil – that way I didn’t need to add any preservatives or binding agents. After a while my symptoms disappeared and friends began asking if I could bring ‘the black chicken’ to their homes.”
The blend that Chey created all those years ago was the ‘Love Your Body Oil’ and it’s been unchanged since. That little bowl with a chicken painted on it started her skin care company Black Chicken Remedies. Now a global brand selling remedial products to people all over the world and helping people reconnect with their bodies.
“No matter how much demand we have for the products, there is absolutely no change to any formula – the only difference is the quantity made. We have a process of strict testing on each batch to ensure consistency. It’s the very same process – just on a larger scale.
“Every single ingredient that goes into Black Chicken Remedies is added purely for the remedial benefit of the extract and the goodness it can bring to your skin, hair and body. None of our Black Chicken Remedies are mixed with water so there is no chance of bacteria growing within the products which means no preservatives or additives required! When we say we only use ‘the good stuff’ – we really mean it!”
Growing up on the coast, Chey found herself swimming in pools, the ocean and being exposed to the harsh Australian sun, causing severe skin dehydration over time.
“I was using product after product promising to heal and hydrate but it was only on the surface and temporary. Your body has a lot of surface area to cover so when you are slathering on toxins in creams that offer a ‘cover up, masked affect’ rather than treating the underlying reason it can have a deeper effect on your health. Instead the products I created contain remedial goodness that actually heals the skin not just covers it up.”
Black Chicken Remedies will continue to innovate and make natural, remedial products specifically designed to complement your body’s own healing intelligence and reduce toxic load on the body. The intention is, and will always be, to create products that are 100% natural, contain certified organic ingredients, are free of chemicals, fillers, perfumes and dyes, putting less pressure on the body, and adding vitality so you can do more, feel more, live more.
Shop Black Chicken Remedy range in our Health and Beauty Department.