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Past Projects

Guatemala: Sustainable Agriculture and Education Initiative

In 2012, during a visit to Guatemala, we discovered the incredible potential of macadamia nut farms, both for environmental benefits and for health. At the time, my husband was suffering from psoriasis, a condition that typically requires steroid creams for management. Realizing the harmful effects of these treatments, especially for children, I drew on my background as a biochemist and former cosmetic industry professional to formulate a natural alternative.

The Birth of MGLOW Mirage Skin Care

During our visit, I learned about the remarkable properties of macadamia nut oil. With its high oxygen release—one of the highest among trees—planting macadamia nut trees was not only beneficial for the environment but also for creating a sustainable source of raw materials. I began formulating a product to test on my husband’s psoriasis. Over the next few months, the formulation proved to be effective, leading to the launch of our cosmetic line, MGLOW Mirage Skin Care.

A Partnership for Sustainability

Our first major partnership was with an Indigenous community in Guatemala. Recognizing the dual benefits of macadamia nut trees for health and the environment, we committed a significant percentage of our profits to planting more trees. This initiative not only supported environmental sustainability but also provided a natural, effective alternative to steroid creams for skin conditions.

Ongoing Commitment and Growth

Since our initial partnership in 2014, MGLOW Mirage Skin Care has grown significantly, maintaining our commitment to the Indigenous communities we work with. The year 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of our partnership, highlighting a decade of sustainable practices and community support.

Looking Forward

As we celebrate this milestone, we are excited about our current project in Fiji, which began last year. This initiative aims to replicate the success we’ve had in Guatemala, focusing on sustainable development and community empowerment. We invite you to explore our current project and see what we have planned for the future. (link to FIji project)