Meryl Cook is a Homeopath and Bowen practitioner in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Meryl was the first retailer of Indigena products in Nova Scotia. Meryl has an online shop www.merylcook.ca/shop as well as a retail location. In her spare time Meryl loves to run, cycle, hook rugs, explore, color and take motorcycle trips.
What is one thing that we would be surprised to learn about your business?
You might be surprised to learn that I am in my 20th year of business. I started my business as a Bowen therapist and then studied homeopathy. In the past two years I have been expanding my business beyond the one to one service model by starting an online shop and becoming an importer and Canadian distributor for a line of topical homeopathic creams. What is your favourite Indigena Product? My absolute favourite Indigena Product is the Emerald Serum. I apply it every morning after cleansing and toning and before applying my Labrador Tea Night Cream. I love how it makes my skin feel smooth and moist, and how it helps the moisturizer to spread so beautifully. I love that it is full of anti-oxidants which help to protect my skin from sun damage. What made you choose to carry Indigena?
Indigena products are the perfect fit for my business, as I work with women (and men) to help them feel pain free, healthy and vibrant. Most patients who come to see me understand that cleaning up their health also includes using clean and healthy products for skin and body care. Often I am asked to recommend skin care products that are consistent with my motto “never put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat”, as your skin is your largest organ and absorbs what we put on it into your whole system.Many ‘natural’ skin care lines contain harmful ingredients such as parabens, and petrochemical products. As well, often they contain medicinal essential oils that can anti-dote or interfere with homeopathic remedies. Late in 2014 I discovered Indigena skin care
from Newfoundland and fell in love with their products. Indigena products contain only healthy ingredients, no added water and many contain indigenous plant products from Newfoundland and Labrador. How lovely is that?