Update on MIT

Back in February 2017 I posted about changes in EU regulations concerning Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in our leave on skin products.  This legislation is now changing again.

The New MIT Legislation

In July 2017 EU legislation was passed requiring Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) to be reduced to a specific percentage in all “rinse off” skin care products.  Forever has gone one step above and made the decision to completely remove MIT from all of their products. MIT is not considered to be harmful.  The background for the new formulation criteria of this ingredient in rinse-off cosmetic and personal care products is due to an “increased incidence of allergies” in some user.

The EU has determined that rinse-off products that contain MIT should be removed from sale by April 27th, 2018.

You can watch this video which covers Forever’s ethos on the ingredients we use in our products.

How does this affect your favourite products?

Forever is working to transition all affected products to new formulas by the stop sell date so that you will have no interruption in the supply of your favourite products. Some products, however, will be discontinued once the stock is depleted to make way for exciting new products currently being formulated in our 40th year of business.  The table below shows the list of products to be discontinued.

Discontinued products

Discontinued Products

Look out for future blog posts about the exciting reformulated products as they become available in the UK.  Favourites that I am looking forward to are the Aloe Bath Gelee, the Sonya Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Sonya Volumizing Mascara and Precision Liquid Eyeliner.

Joining Forever Living in India

Forever Living is a truly international business, and once you join in your home country you can then build a retail business or a team in any of the over 150 countries where Forever have been given the approval to operate.  This means that if you have friends or family in another country, you can introduce them to your new business and support them in building their own business in their home country.

Every company has slightly different rules in how they operate, so in this post I’ll tell you about joining Forever in India.  There are particular India specific rules and regulations which are different to most other countries which you need to be aware of.

Signing up as a Forever Living Distributor in India

There are 2 options available.  If you are joining with a distributor who is based in India or visiting, then you can fill out a Business Owner Application Form at any one of the many Forever Living offices in India.  This form needs to be signed by both the recruiting business owner and the new applicant.  The applicant also needs to have a Self-attested Proof and a copy of the PAN card and to place a minimum order of INR 1000/- (including taxes) to become a new active business owner.

The 2nd option which I use as a sponsor who cannot personally visit an Indian office is to direct the applicant to www.foreverliving.com and click on Join at the top right-hand side of the page. You must have the 12 digit sponsor ID ready at this point for the form.  If you want me, Alison Mead, to be your sponsor then you can use the ID 440100686316.  This form can then be printed and signed just by the application (the sponsor does not need to sign) and sent to your local office with the same support information listed above (the Self-attested Proof and a copy of the PAN card).   In this case, the initial order is not required when you send in your application, but it needs to be made before you become an active distributor.

Make sure if you are joining in India using either method you fully read all the terms and conditions on the joining forms before signing up.India Joining form

Sponsoring in India

There are strict foreign exchange rules applicable in India.  Bonuses generated in India can only be paid into Indian bank accounts, and you need to adhere to Reserved Bank of India (RBI) rules to remit monies abroad.  In effect, this means if you are based outside of India and build a team in India you cannot have any bonuses paid to you in another country without registering as a company in India first.  But you can still benefit from the case credits your team in India earn for your promotions within the business.

If you plan to build a large team in India then the head office there will send you full information on how to best follow the process to benefit from your bonuses generated in the country.

Need more Information?

If you want to learn more about being a Forever Living Distributor in India and how the business works, then take a look at this New Distributor Pricing Pamphlet for details. You can request information about where the local offices are in the country from the India head office, Forever Plaza, 74 Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400 050 or email the head office at flpindia@flpindia.net where the staff are incredibly helpful and supportive.

If you are looking for a sponsor then please Contact Me and I can put you in touch with my team in India or answer any questions you may have.

40 Years of Getting it Right *Competition*

Next year Forever celebrates its 40th birthday and to honour the occasion, they will be launching a New Year campaign called ‘40 YEARS OF GETTING IT RIGHT’. The campaign will run throughout the month of January and will revolve around our flagship and founding product, Forever Aloe Vera Gel. This gel has literally impacted the lives of millions of people – Forever got it right in 1978 when it was first introduced to the market, and 40 years later, they are still getting it right!427566_323028404422414_219087814816474_902641_18814447_n

The campaign will encourage you to join us in getting it right by taking a daily shot of aloe throughout January. We know that Forever Aloe Vera Gel’s unique formula is packed with so many nutrients, beneficial properties and 96% PURE aloe, that the impact it can have on an individual after just one month of consumption is astounding.

The campaign will operate on social media so make sure you keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as we will be sharing aloe facts, tips and encouragement to help motivate you. A competition will also form an integral part of the campaign. The winner will receive an IPad and a C9, second place will win an IPad and third place will get a C9 programme. To be in with a chance of winning, you will be invited to submit a video or image of yourself taking Forever Aloe Vera Gel and uploading it to social media using the hashtag #AloeChallenge. We would love it if you could take part in this challenge.

We will be launching this competition at 10am on 1st January 2018 and it will close at 11.59pm on 30th January 2018; the winner will be announced on 31st January 2018 by Forever Living Products. Please be aware that participants only need to submit one photo or video linked to the hashtag to qualify for the competition, but they can, of course, post more if desired. The full terms and conditions will be available on request on 2nd January 2018.383477_245805568851936_100002674843798_441152_222950840_n

If you already drink Aloe every day like I do then make sure you join in by posting your own pictures and videos.  If you would like to participate and try Aloe for the first time then get in touch via the Contact Me form with the subject #AloeChallenge and Alison will get in touch about how you can order your bottle.

To find out about which flavour of our Aloe drinking Gel is best for you then take look at my previous post Which Aloe Gel is Right for Me.


Want a Guilt Free Christmas?

So it’s the time of parties/overeating and over drinking!!!! Well, we can help you minimise damage.  You just don’t want to deny yourself at this time of year, but you also don’t want to end up feeling bloated and overweight come January either.

Forever Lean is just one of the fabulous products we have that works well in stopping your body from absorbing fats, carbs and sugar which hugely increases this time of year.  You can see my previous post all about the other Weight Management Supplements we have on offer too.

So my offer for you this December is with every purchase of Forever Lean made during December 2017 you will earn a £15 off your next C9 purchase in 2018.

Forever Lean Christmas

To take up the offer use the Contact Me form and use the subject No More Guilt for Forever Lean at the discounted price of £25 (RRP £34.66) plus your £15 off voucher towards your next Clean 9.

Benefits of Joining Forever Living

Following on from my post entitled ‘why do YOU want to join Forever Living’, I’ve been thinking about the benefits you can gain from joining this network marketing company.  They are not always the most obvious benefits that you think you will get.  There are often hidden benefits too.

More Money

Well, this is the obvious one!  Most people do join as they need an income, either on top of their day job or a little extra each month to make life more comfortable.  If you are going to earn more money from Forever Living however then you need to treat it seriously like a job, and not like a hobby.  It will probably cost you more than you earn if you do not give your business the time and attention is deserves.coins-163517_640


Being your own boss and earning more money both can give you freedom of choice.  You choose when to work, you can choose who to work with, and if you build a successful business then you could earn the freedom to choose where to send your children to school or where to live.  The opportunities are endless.relax-2265248_640


When you attend our Forever Living business presentations there are often speaker training sessions before or after the presentation.  The people presenting at these events are Forever Living Business Owners who joined the business just like you and came and listened to the presentations done by others.  But gradually through experience and a growth in confidence, many people gradually take the opportunity to participate in the evenings, usually first with a short testimonial about why they have joined the business until eventually, they move onto participating in the presentation itself.  It is wonderful to see the confidence of others grow in this way as they learn to speak in front of a room of strangers (who become friends!) With forever you learn to believe in yourself,self-confidence-2121159_640


The very nature of a network marketing business is that you are helping others, either by supplying products or by mentoring others to build a business.  You cannot help making friends both within your own team or with other Forever Living business owners at company trainings if you are approachable and helpful.  Most business owners I have met are generous by their very nature, otherwise, they would not have been successful in their business.Team Champagne Leaders

A Sense of Purpose

Many people who join Forever have lacked a sense of purpose in their day to day life.  They may have been on maternity leave and feel they have lost their individual identity now they are ‘Mum’, they may have been made redundant and feel they are on the scrap heap no longer able to find a new job, or maybe they are in a job where they feel unappreciated and need something else in their lives.  I have seen Forever Living give many of my team members a fantastic sense of purpose back in their lives again.csm_prize_draw_questionnaires_0804bb92f9

Want to join us?

If any of these benefits are something you feel is missing in your life, then why not contact me about starting your own Forever Living journey and joining us?  Let me know which benefit appeals to you most and I can see what I can do to help you benefit from joining Forever Living too.  It is easy to join online, see my previous post, or just get in touch and we can have an informal chat.

Why do YOU want to join Forever Living?

People have many reasons for joining Forever Living products.  Some see the income opportunities and want to build a big business, others want a little extra each month and just want to do a bit of retail, some just want an occupation or a business they can call their own as they are stuck at home and are lonely, and others just want to get the products for themselves at a discount.


What are your goals?

And do you know what?  Whatever your reason is. That’s ok!   The majority of revenue earned by Forever Living products is from those business owners who just place a small order every now and then, as it all adds up and makes Forever Living a successful business.

Now I joined Forever Living in June 2012 mainly because I had tried the products and benefited from them, and I am VERY careful with my money.  I wanted to get the products at a discount, and my good friend Frances had just joined the business, so I bought my business owner box and joined Frances’ team, but planned to just be buying products for myself. I was definitely not interested in building a Forever Living business when I first joined.

However I’m a chatterbox, I love to talk, and I’ll talk to anybody, those who have met me will have noticed, and I also like to share with others too.  Whether that’s a book I have enjoyed reading, a film that has captured my imagination, a networking meeting I love or a product I’ve used.  I just like to share, so I actually found that without really wanting to be a ‘sales person’ I was building up a retail business which brought in extra money each month and also covered the cost of the products I wanted for myself and my family.  It was a win-win situation, instead of my products being cheaper, they are actually in effect free!

I have also actually enjoyed building a team too, and coaching and helping others who have joined Forever Living to build their own business. Something I never expected to take to.  The only thing I do find frustrating is when people won’t be honest with you about why they want to join the business.  I know everyone is different and what has worked for me might not necessarily work for you too, so tell me what YOU want to get from Forever Living, not what you think I want you to say.

So if you are looking to join Forever Living just to get the products a bit cheaper, then just let me know, and I can help you with that, but I won’t try and coach and mentor you if you don’t want to build a business yourself.  Just tell me honestly what your reason for joining Forever is and I’ll leave you alone if that is what you want.  Forever Living business owners have sometimes come over as pushy and unable to take no for an answer, but with better company training I’m finding this to be less and less the case with us now.

Of course if like me you join for that reason but then change your mind, that’s ok too.  We have so many fabulous resources and pieces of training available that when you change your mind we are ready to help you build that bigger business.  Just tell us again that you are ready to make a change.

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Make new friends with Forever Living.

You just need to think about why you want to join Forever Living and be honest about it.  Get in touch via the Contact Me link at the top of the page for more information, or if you are ready to join you can see how on my previous post about joining online.

UK Trading Standards Statutory Warning

”Forever Living Products are a very proud & ethical company who pride ourselves on good practice. It is illegal for a promoter or a participant in a trading scheme to persuade anyone to make a payment by promising benefits from getting others to join a scheme. Do not be misled by claims that high earnings are easily achieved”

Forever Social Media Competition *NOW CLOSED*

Forever Shake It Up

Shake up your diet and lifestyle with naturally flavoured, plant-powered protein! Forever Lite Ultra contains vital vitamins and minerals and is available in two delicious flavours, chocolate and vanilla.

If you want to ensure you consume plenty of goodness then try blitzing a variety of fresh and healthy ingredients in a blender with Forever Lite Ultra. You’ll make some unique, colourful and wholesome smoothies, a perfect way to add nutrients to your diet and to keep you hydrated.

Forever Shake

With summer just around the corner, you may be looking to get in shape or you may just want to shake up your diet. Why not try one of our nutritious smoothie recipes? They contain an array of vitamin-infused produce, most of which are raw and ready to eat, just as nature intended.

Forever SHake ideas

Win a NutriBullet and a Forever Lite Ultra hamper

For your chance to win a Forever Lite Ultra hamper, consisting of vanilla and chocolate shakes, a shaker and a NutriBullet, let us know your wonderful smoothie creations!

Simply submit a picture of your Lite Ultra shake recipe idea on social media using the hashtag #ForeverShakeItUp 

The winner will be announced 1st July 2017. Good luck!

Forever Shake Kiwi

Full terms and conditions – this promotion is being run by Forever Living Products UK Ltd

Submit a picture of your Lite Ultra Shake recipe ideas along with the hashtag #Forevershakeitup on social media and you will be in for a chance of winning Lite Utra Shake hamper consisting of Vanilla and Chocolate shakes, a shaker and a Nutri-Bullet. The picture must feature Forever products or merchandise. Full terms and conditions can be seen below:

1. The competition

1.1 The competition is being organised and run by Forever Living Products UK Ltd.
1.2 The competition will take place between 10.00am on 1st June 2017 and 11.59pm on 30th June 2017. By entering the competition, the participant expressly accepts these terms and conditions.
1.3 Forever Living Products UK Ltd is making the competition available online through social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). The competition is only available in the UK (excluding Ireland). Internet access and a suitable web-enabled device are required to participate.
1.4 Participation is free of charge and independent of the purchase of goods or services. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the competition.

2. Who can enter?

2.1 Any person aged eighteen or over that is a permanent resident in the United Kingdom is eligible to enter. Entries from Ireland will be excluded.
2.2 Participants may enter this competition twice; entering more than this may result in disqualification.

3. How can I enter?

3.1 To enter the competition, you need to follow these simple steps:

1. Submit a picture of your Lite Ultra Shake recipe ideas. Share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
2. Feature Forever products or merchandise somehow in the picture
3. Make sure you use the hashtag #Forevershakeitup on the post

3.2 Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to exclude submissions from the competition and to delete them if they do not fulfil the task. Submissions may be deleted if they contain infringements of the competition, trademarks or copyright law, insults, inaccuracies, violence, threats, self-harm, bullying, harassment, hate speech, explicit content, nudity, the intellectual property of third parties, or content that poses a risk to safety. In such cases, disqualification may occur and the return of any prize awarded may be demanded.

3.3 At its discretion, Forever Living Products UK Ltd has the right not to publish an uploaded picture. If this happens, the participant will be notified by email and barred from entering the competition with said picture.

3.4 The participant who uploads a picture confirms that he/she is the sole creator of this picture or holds all the necessary usage rights for the purposes of the competition. If the photo depicts other persons or property in addition to the participant, the participant is also confirming that he/she has the consent of said persons and is able to freely use their picture for the purpose of the competition, and, in particular, to disseminate it to third parties and publish it on the internet. In general, the participant affirms that he/she has respected all relevant usage rights, ancillary copyrights and other rights relating to the picture, and that the photo is free of third-party rights.

3.5 By entering this competition and/or uploading the picture, the participant transfers all transferable usage rights to the photo, unlimited in time and without geographic or content-related restrictions, to Forever Living Products UK Ltd. In particular, they give Forever Living Products UK Ltd the right to publish the picture on foreverliving.com and other Forever UK platforms, making it otherwise publicly available. They also give Forever Living Products UK Ltd the right of duplication and the right to give third parties usage rights for the picture. No payment shall be due. The participant will take all necessary steps and obtain all necessary documents to assert the rights promised here to Forever Living Products UK Ltd. The participant may also be required to personally assert the rights to Forever Living Products UK Ltd. Finally, the participant also agrees to indemnify Forever Living Products UK Ltd from all claims that may arise against Forever Living Products UK Ltd in connection with the uploaded picture.

3.6 Participation via competition services and automated competition procedures (or similar) is not permitted. Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to remove or exclude participants from the competition without stating reasons. Participants who try to disrupt the competition or give themselves an unfair advantage by using prohibited tools shall also be excluded from taking part.

3.7 Forever Living Products UK Ltd cannot be held accountable for entries submitted via social media platforms that are not visible or searchable due to the user’s social media privacy settings.

3.8 Forever Living Products UK Ltd will publish the name of the winner. The prizewinner will not be compromised by the publication of excessive personal information.

4. What is the prize?

Lite Utra Shake hamper consisting of Vanilla and Chocolate shakes, a shaker and a Nutri-Bullet.
These are the only available prizes and they may not be exchanged or paid out in cash.

4.1 If a prize (or part of the prize) is no longer available for reasons beyond Forever’s control, Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of the same value at its own discretion.

5. How will the winner be selected and notified?

5.1 At the end of the competition, Forever Living Products UK Ltd Head Office staff will select the winner.

5.2 Winner(s) will be notified by direct message on relevant social media platforms after the draw. If a winner cannot be contacted within fourteen days, or if he/she fails to confirm his/her address details during this period, the prize will be forfeited.

5.3 The winning picture and the winner’s first name will be published on 1st July 2017 on Forever’s social media platforms.

5.4 Forever Living Products UK Ltd accepts no liability if the winner’s notification is lost when electronically sent and/or does not reach the winner for reasons beyond its control.

6. How will I receive my prize?

6.1 When the winners are notified their address will be requested. The prize will then be sent immediately by registered mail to the postal address provided with instructions on how to redeem the prize. The notified winners are responsible for providing the correct names and addresses. If a prize cannot be delivered, the potential winner loses all rights to the prize and another winner will be drawn.

7. How is an alternative winner chosen?

7.1 If a winner does not respond within the specified time, as described in section 5.2, or if the prize cannot be delivered, as described in section 6, a new winner will be drawn at random from the remaining participants. The new winner will be notified in accordance with section 5 and 6. If the new winner also does not respond to Forever within fourteen days of the notification, or if the prize again cannot be delivered, another winner will be drawn from the remaining participants. This process will be repeated until the prize has been awarded.

8. Miscellaneous

8.1 Forever Living Products UK Ltd hereby makes it known that the availability and functioning of the competition cannot be guaranteed. If the competition has to be ended or removed due to external circumstances or constraints, e.g. technical problems, rule changes or decisions by platforms such as Facebook, participants shall not be entitled to make any claims against Forever Living Products UK Ltd. If any individual element of these terms and conditions are or become ineffective, the effectiveness of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. Forever Living Products UK Ltd shall not accept any contractual, non-contractual or other liability as far as this is legally admissible, particularly any liability connected in any way with the prize.

9. Changes to the terms and conditions

9.1 Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to change the terms and conditions at any time if there is good reason for doing so. Forever will make every effort to ensure that any changes do not affect participation in the competition. If any individual provisions should be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining terms and conditions of use shall not be affected.

9.2 The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.