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Rockford company offers natural products from Yucatan Peninsula
A new wholesale business, created from a vacation to Mexico, has landed in Rockford. Enfuego Productions specializes in biodegradable sun block and insect repellent and organic bath and beauty products made from natural ingredients.
Enfuego Productions is the exclusive U.S. wholesale distributor for Maya Solar Natural Sun Protection and Batab Ancient Mayan Formula products.
“Our products use natural ingredients only found in the Yucatan Peninsula, such as the minerals from the Chicxulub Crater,” Lynn Gubbe, owner of Enfuego Productions, said. “We are the only wholesale outlet for these products in the United States.”
Batab is a creative fusion of four elements: traditional Mayan healing knowledge; indigenous flora of the Yucatan Peninsula; potent minerals of the Chixculub crater; and modern skin care technology.
The company imports six beauty products, three different SPF sun blocks in two sizes, a chemical-free insect repellent, an after-sun care product and a pre-tanning lotion.
Batab sunscreens and insect repellent and MayaSolar bath and body products use nutrients from plants and minerals indigenous only to the Yucatan, where an asteroid hit Earth 65 million years ago. The asteroid spawned the growth of distinctive plants and flora.
Mayans have used the ingredients for thousands of years to protect and beautify their skin and hair. Batab Ancient Mayan Formula revitalizing body oil, lotions, chocolate shampoo, seaweed treatments and chocolate bubble bath are used by residents and tourists throughout Mexico.
The products utilize the ingredients of tropical plants that include achiote, chaya, abeja, beeswax, coconut extracts and beta carotene.
“Batab suncare products protect the skin from sun, accelerate the normal tanning process and bring relief to sun-damaged skin,” Gubbe said. “The emollients of the suncare products moisturize your skin and prevent dryness from the sun with natural UVA/UVB filters. It is biodegradable, making it safe for plants, animals, lakes, rivers and ocean reefs, and it will not harm pool or spa filters.”
The minerals, in particular, are the key, the Batab company says, to curative powers.
“We found them while on vacation in Mexico and could not find any other product like it in the U.S.,” Gubbe said. “In the Yucatan and at many water parks in Mexico, only biodegradable sunscreens are allowed for use. The Mexican people are committed to not contaminating their oceans, water parks and cenotes.”
All Batab products are safe for children. Some profits made creating Maya Solar products go directly to the Mayan people. The labels and boxes are made from recycled paper, and labels are in Spanish and English. Batab has been selling products to hotels, spas and salons throughout Mexico for the past six years.
“Our insect repellent is also earth-friendly and already is one of our best sellers,” Gubbe said.
As part of its ongoing initiative to create a better environment and preserve oceans, rivers and streams, The Rock River Times has joined with Enfuego Productions to offer biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent to the public at its 128 N. Church St. location.
Other retail outlets carrying Batab products include Sonco Pools at 1928 E. Riverside Blvd. in Loves Park and Phoenix Traders at 215 Seventh St. in Rockford.
For more about Enfuego Productions, call Lynn Gubbe at (815) 520-5523 or visit their website at www.ancientmayanformula.com.
From the May 9-15, 2012, issue