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Gemma White | Independent Forever Business Owner

Gemma White | Independent Forever Business Owner

Gemma has kindly decided to sponsor the Great British Ball, so in return we have agreed to tell her story here:

John Richardson, Zine Editor in chief 


GemmaMy name is Gemma White, I come from Scotland and around two and a half years ago my family and I moved to the Netherlands to start a new short term adventure.  In June 2015 we were to pack our bags and return home but we found that we had grown very fond of Holland and so we bought a house and decided to stay.   With this decision around two months ago I started my own part time business as an Independent Forever Business Owner.

I initially started out my business as a way to integrate and meet new people as sometimes as an expat it is not always easy to do so.  However, as time has gone on I have realized the benefits that come with having your own business and the opportunities that Forever provides and so I begin to expand my business to make a better and brighter future for me and my family.  Let me now tell you more about Forever and their wonderful products

It was over thirty years ago when Founder, Rex Maughan, turned his dream into a reality. His vision was to make aloe vera accessible to as many people as possible, and to help anyone who wants a better future for themselves and their loved ones. He says, “My aim is to help people lead a healthier life and to make them feel better.” A balanced lifestyle combined with the purity of Forever’s aloe vera products will provide optimum health and vitality for that ultimate sense of wellbeing.

With a commitment to quality and purity, Forever starts with 100% inner leaf gel, adding a fine balance of high quality ingredients to produce outstanding, effective products. The Forever product range is a testament to nature’s capacity to help us look and feel our best.

Benefit from the most potent formulas and high quality ingredients available in Forever’s Life Balance range.  As an example Forever Aloe Vera Gel is a pure stabilised aloe vera gel which is as close to the natural plant juice as possible, containing over 200 different compounds. This rich source of nutrients provides the perfect supplement to a balanced diet. Drink to promote a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.  We have slightly different variations of the gel that target different ailments.


Fitness and weight management are key aspects of modern-day life, as people become increasingly conscious about the importance of healthy living.

Energy, stamina and performance are important to every fitness enthusiast, and Forever understands this. As such, we provide a range of products which caters to individual needs to ensure they work with your body to promote good health. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is simple with Forever’s two-step weight management programme. The Forever F.I.T programme combines a nine-day cleansing plan (the Clean 9) followed by a long-term weight management plan (Forever F.I.T.1 and F.I.T.2). A fitter and healthier you, made easy with Forever.

Clean 9

Look better and feel great in just nine days with this expertly-devised cleansing plan. Designed to kick-start the F.I.T. programme, cleanse your body and adjust your mindset, C9 provides the perfect starting point for transforming your diet and fitness habits. Based around Forever’s bestselling Aloe Vera Gel drink, this nutritionally-balanced programme will allow you to see real results in just nine days.  I have recently completed  the C9 and feel great for it.  I have increased energy levels, better skin and hair and as an added bonus I lost 9lbs and 8 inches.


Purity for skin and body – Forever’s luxury beauty and wellness range contains only the finest natural ingredients to leave your skin looking and feeling radiant. Using the purest form of aloe vera, these products enhance natural beauty to leave you looking and feeling your best.

Gently complementing the skin on both face and body, Forever’s range of beauty and wellness products work in harmony to create a natural and glowing complexion. Try Forever’s products from the beauty and wellness range for the ultimate body, hair and skincare experience.  Below are a few of my personal favourites.

Aloe-Jojoba Shampoo – Get beautifully shiny and easy-to-manage hair with this aloe vera and jojoba oil-infused shampoo. The gentle pH-balanced formula is suitable for all hair types and can be used to help replenish your hair’s natural moisture.

Aloe-Jojoba Conditioning Rinse – Contains jojoba and vitamin B to help nourish, protect and strengthen the hair. This pH-balanced conditioner gives hair a silky, salon-look finish. Enriched with nourishing oils and vitamins, it provides a great result when used in conjunction with the Aloe-Jojoba Shampoo.

Aloe Hand & Face Soap – Rich and creamy moisturising liquid soap, perfect for the entire family. The mild and non-irritating formula creates a luxurious lather to cleanse the face, hands and body on a daily basis.  I use this in the shower, as a hand wash in all my bathrooms and also for the kids as it does not sting their eyes when washing their hair and makes lovely bubbles!

Forever Bright Toothgel – Created for the entire family – as well as your pets – this gentle, non-fluoride formula contains only the highest quality ingredients including aloe vera and bee propolis. Enjoy its natural mint flavour for a taste that will leave your mouth refreshed and your teeth clean. This toothgel is also suitable for vegetarians since it contains no animal by-products.  My husband loves this product and is always telling me how white his teeth are since he started using it.

Aloe Vera Gelly – Essentially identical to the aloe vera’s inner leaf, our 100% stabilised aloe vera gel lubricates sensitive tissue safely. This topical thick gel soothes sensitive skin and has a cooling effect.  I used this during the summer on my mosquito bites.  I have also used it most recently on my little girl’s head when she fell off the couch.

Aloe Moisturizing Lotion – A silky moisturising cream – containing nourishing aloe, jojoba oil, collagen and elastin – that leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. This lotion moisturises your face, hands and body whilst maintaining the skin’s natural pH balance. Its easy-to-absorb formula also makes a great base for makeup application. N.B. Suitable for people prone to dry skin conditions.

Aloe Propolis Crème – A rich, creamy blend of aloe vera, bee propolis and camomile to help maintain healthy, beautiful skin tone and texture, with moisturising and conditioning properties. The Aloe Propolis Creme makes an excellent everyday moisturiser and has a soothing effect on sensitive skin.  Contains lanolin.  I have extremely dry hands and really struggle to find a moisturizer that works but this cream really does the job.

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