Hello! I’m Iona and I’m a IMPI-certified Eco-Maternity Consultant / Greenproofer, and a mother of two young and energetic boys.
My mission is to support and empower parents and caregivers to be able to make smart, informed choices about what they put into and on their bodies, and in their surrounding environments. I work with parents and caregivers one-on-one and in workshop settings, and equip them with the right tools and knowledge to meet their specific needs.
In addition to teaching workshops, I also love providing parents and families with my Holistic Essentials home and body care products, because I know they are safe and natural.
How I Got Started:
When I became a mother a few years ago, I wanted to do as much as I could to create a healthy environment for my child. Having worked in the sustainability field for over 15 years, including in toxic chemical management and air quality planning, I knew that conventional products contain many more harmful chemicals than we are led on to believe.
When I dove deeper into the ocean of information, I was bombarded by conflicting evidence and found it challenging to sift through all of it. It became clear to me that there are likely other parents who have a similar interest and goal, but need some guidance.
With my training as an Eco-Maternity Consultant / Greenproofer, through A Healthy Beginning, I am now able to help parents and individuals to achieve their own personal health goals so that their children and families can grow up in a healthier, greener environment.
I have helped a number of families find solutions to their problems, ranging from indoor air quality issues to learning how to choose safe personal care and cleaning products. Visit my Testimonials page to read how I have helped others like you!