Maty’s In The News

Prevention Magazine
Maty's Founder, Carolyn Harrington, Featured In Prevention Magazine

Worst Advice #10: Take some cough medicine at night so you can sleep when you have a cold.
“Even the American Lung Association admits that there’s never been any good evidence that cough suppressants and expectorants work for a cough. If you have a cold, your cough is there for a reason: It’s bringing up mucus from the lungs to expel the infection. Suppressing it with medications is actually counterproductive to your healing. A healthier move is to embrace the power of honey, which has been used as a medicinal aid for thousands of years. Buckwheat Honey in particular is one of the most antioxidant-rich honeys produced in the US, according to a University of Illinois study. You could just eat a spoonful, but I also recommend the Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup, which also has 10 immune-boosting ingredients.”
—Carolyn Harrington, certified holistic health practitioner

Forbes news
Featured In Forbes: This Suburban Mom’s Quest For A Healthier Cough Syrup Sparked A Fast-Growing Brand

Carolyn Harrington developed a passionate interest in natural healing after her daughter Maty had to have two open heart surgeries to correct congenital heart defects before she turned five—and Harrington, then the mother of three small children, got diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. After Maty’s second surgery, the little girl began losing her hair and developed severe plaque psoriasis all over her body, reflecting a weakened immune system.

Today, Maty’s Healthy Products, ranging from baby ointment to vapor rub, are available nationwide in stores such as CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Shoprite, Target, and Walmart.

Read the article at Forbes.com »

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Maty’s Founder, Carolyn Harrington, Featured In W Magazine

Maty’s founder, Carolyn Harrington, is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and an energy healer. The Author of The Art of Healing Blog, she can read people’s energy and provide them with an evaluation of their mental, physical and emotional health. This intrigued W Magazinewriter, Vanessa Lawrence, who wrote about her experience.

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2016 National Parenting Product Awards Winner
Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup & All Natural Vapor Rub Win Award

We’re proud to announce that our All Natural Vapor Rub and Organic Cough Syrup are winners of The National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)! NAPPA is one of the longest running and most respected award programs in the country. It is the “go-to” source for parents looking for the best products for their families. Winning this award is a huge honor because it shows our Vapor Rub and Organic Cough Syrup have been evaluated against strict criteria and stand out among hundreds of similar products from around the world. In addition, Maty’s Natural Baby Chest Rub and Maty’s Natural Cough Syrup for Children have been recognized by NAPPA in prior years.

Alternative magazine
Featured In Alternative Medicine Magazine: Holiday Ingredients To Treat Acid Indigestion, Naturally.

This newsflash may be hard to digest, but stomach acid is good for you. You need it for proper breakdown and absorption of nutrients. It also helps kill off pathogens and bad microbes that can cause sickness. When people suffer from heartburn or indigestion, they tend to believe they have a surplus of stomach acid that is causing their pain and discomfort. More often, however, the reverse is true: 85 to 90 percent of heartburn sufferers don’t have enough. Here’s how you can snuff out the burn:

Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric, Ginger, Sea Salt, & Cloves: the natural, whole-food ingredients in Maty’s Natural Acid Indigestion Relief.

Fit Fab Fun blog
Maty’s Natural Baby Ointment: Your Favorite Beauty Items Might Be In The Baby Aisle

Maty’s All Natural Baby Ointment is intended for a baby’s dry skin and diaper rash. But FabFitFun’s Jamie Gaul went looking for beauty products in the baby aisle and found our All Natural Baby Ointment works as a makeup remover, to nourish lashes, and as a cuticle cream. Read the full article at FabFitFun!

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Baby Products Featured In Pregnancy & Newborn Registry Guide

Both Maty’s All Natural Baby Ointment and Baby Chest Rub were featured has must-have products for moms in Pregnancy and Newborn’s spring Registry Guide issue.

HomeCare Magazine
Maty’s Healthy Products Featured In Homecare Magazine

HomeCare Magazine featured Maty’s Healthy Products in their April issue in an article highlighting new products  and their companies.

Living Maxwell
Living Maxwell Reviews Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup

Living Maxwell praises Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup and tells the story of founder Carolyn Harrington’s journey with her daughter, Maty. You can read the whole article here.

R3 Summit
Carolyn Harrington, Founder Of Maty’s, Featured At Prevention Magazine’s R3 Summit

The R3 Summit is Prevention Magazine’s annual event for women to Revive, Refresh, and Reinvent. This year our founder, Carolyn Harrington, was featured on a panel of fellow female entrepreneurs. She discussed the inspiration behind Maty’s Healthy Products and the launch of her new blog, The Art of Healing. Over one thousand health and wellness influencers attended the event held in Austin, TX.

Home Business Article
Home Business Entrepreneurs Article

Home Business Magazine featured an article highlighting Carolyn’s transition from a software engineer to the founder of Maty’s Healthy Products. You can read the whole article here.

The First Certified Organic Cough Syrup Sold Nationwide

Pittsford, N.Y., October 14, 2015 – Maty’s Healthy Products, a leading manufacturer of all natural products, wants to change the way you think about Cough Syrup. With the demand for organic products on the rise, Maty’s went the extra mile for their customers to become USDA certified so they could offer the only Organic Cough Syrup available nationwide.

The company, founded by a mother who helped her daughter heal naturally, has gone beyond natural by adding an Organic Cough Syrup as their next step in offering solutions to families seeking all natural alternatives.

Maty’s currently offers a line of whole-food remedies which focus on building up the immune system so the body can fight off potential ailments. The ten immune boosting ingredients in the cough syrup include:

  • Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemon Peel
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Clove
  • Marjoram
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Zinc

Today, shoppers are more informed than ever before and exceedingly selective about what products they purchase and where they buy it. Some of the factors that drive this include: product recalls, GMOs, allergens, pesticides, sustainability and animal welfare.

According to experts, the organic segment is the fastest growing in the grocery industry.

“Today, consumers want brands to take responsibility for their products and provide more than just a supplement label on the package,” said Carolyn Harrington, founder of Maty’s.

“They want to know what ingredients are in their products, where those ingredients come from, and the manufacturing process of that product,” Carolyn said. “Maty’s natural products contain healthy whole-food ingredients. We have always been passionate about providing families with the highest quality products and only using the purest ingredients.”

USDA Certified Organic foods must adhere to stringent, federal guidelines that address many factors including:

  • Soil Quality
  • Animal Raising Practices
  • Pest and Weed Control 
  • Use of Additives

Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup is USDA Certified Organic by CCOF. They were one of the first certification agencies and had strong roots in the history of the organic movement. Their mission is to certify, educate, advocate, and promote organic.

“It took us months of hard work to obtain this certification. We couldn’t be happier to be able to offer our customers yet another option for their healthy lifestyles,” said Carolyn.

You can find Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup at CVS, Wegmans, Dillons, FredMeyer, Fry’s, Giant, King Soopers, Kinney Drugs, Kroger, Rite Aid, Tops, and Stop&Shop.

A Mom Goes Beyond Traditional Methods To Create True All-Natural Remedies Using Applied Kinesiology

Pittsford, N.Y., November 20, 2014 – In a society that’s trying to move past a chemical-based world, one mom looked beyond traditional methods to create a line of all-natural health products. Her company, Maty’s Healthy Products’ primary foundation is Applied Kinesiology – a technique that uses manual muscle testing.

Carolyn Harrington, founder of Maty’s Healthy Products experienced every parent’s nightmare in 1996 when she was told that her daughter, Maty, was born with severe heart defects and no spleen, which plays an important role in the immune system.

By age five, Maty underwent three complex heart surgeries, two of them open heart. This left her with difficult medical issues and a weakened immune system, leaving her vulnerable. Carolyn was desperate to help her daughter get healthy, and keep her that way, so she began devoting her time to researching natural remedies.

“For years I read day and night about ways to strengthen her immune system and it became my passion. I even got certified as a holistic health practitioner,” said Carolyn Harrington. “During that time, most of the remedies available were chemical-based, which I had to be careful with so they wouldn’t interact with the medications she was already taking. I realized there was a need for more food-based remedies that were natural and safe.”

During her research, Carolyn discovered powerful traditional natural remedies that were no longer widely used. After training with Kinesiologists and becoming proficient in muscle testing, she began applying this method to the traditional remedies. By gathering different ingredients from her kitchen and testing them to determine the best healing combination, she was able to formulate her own remedies that would potentially help Maty. The result was nothing short of amazing. Not only did the products work, but they were safer than what was typically available over the counter.

“Imagine if you could get relief without any side effects, drug interactions or accidental overdose,” said Carolyn. “When you bring any of our products into your home, you never have to worry about children getting into them.”
For a decade she bottled them up in her kitchen and shared them with family and friends to help them get healthier. As word spread about Carolyn’s remedies, she received more and more requests for them and in-turn decided to launch Maty’s Healthy Products to be able to offer them to the general public.

Today, the company offers an array of health products including all natural vapor rubs, cough syrups, a nasal ointment, and just recently introduced an all natural baby ointment. They plan to build on their success by continuing to develop real, all natural food-based remedies that make a difference in people’s lives.

When asked how Maty is doing today, Carolyn replied, “I’m happy to report she is a healthy, beautiful freshman in college and doing great.”

Mom Inventors Handbook
Mom Inventors Handbook

Maty’s founder and momtrepeneur, Carolyn Harrington, is featured in the new 2nd edition of Mom Inventors Handbook and gives insights on starting your business.

Carolyn and Maty Harrington on the Today Show
Today Show

Carolyn and her daughter Maty were featured on the Today show! Click here to see!

KIWI Magazine Top Cold & Flu Products 2013

“Searching for the best natural and homeopathic remedies to get your family through cold and flu season? For this year’s KIWI Awards for Best Natural Cold & Flu Products, we asked our Parents Advisory Board to tell us their favorites. From immune support to fever relief, here are the winners!”

BEST VAPOR OINTMENT: Maty’s All Natural Baby Chest Rub

National Parenting Publications Awards
National Parenting Publications Award 2012: Maty’s All Natural Baby Chest Rub

GOLD WINNER: Maty’s All Natural Baby Chest Rub

Why we like it: For ages 3 months and up, this chest rub contains a blend of essential oils that boost immune function and is petroleum- and menthol-free. Families will love the wonderful scent of eucalyptus and lavender.

Parents look to the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) to find the best products for their families, and the experts and parent testers in the program take their mission to heart. They eagerly dive in and review, play with and meticulously test each entry. The products honored with the NAPPA seal this year stood out because of their innovation, quality, and the creative ways they help make parents’ lives easier.

National Parenting Publications Awards
National Parenting Publications Award 2012: Maty’s All Natural Kids Cough Syrup

GOLD WINNER: Maty’s All Natural Kids Cough Syrup

Why we like it: This caramel-banana-flavored cough syrup (for ages 18 months and up) includes antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey, nine immune-support ingredients, and is food-based so there are no harmful side effects.

Parents look to the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) to find the best products for their families, and the experts and parent testers in the program take their mission to heart. They eagerly dive in and review, play with and meticulously test each entry. The products honored with the NAPPA seal this year stood out because of their innovation, quality, and the creative ways they help make parents’ lives easier.

Parent Tested Parent Approved Winner
Parent Tested Parent Approved 2011

The PTPA Awards program is all about recognizing and celebrating great products or services that families love. The PTPA Seal of Approval is awarded by having members of our 60,000 families test and evaluate products in their homes.  If they feel the product or service makes the cut, it earns the Seal of Approval and PTPA helps spread the word about it.