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Daily Detox Make Easy: Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant

January 28th, 2014

The dangers of aluminum in our bodies is becoming mainstream. The problem is that people still do not realize how much aluminum is actually present in their everyday lives — from food to prescriptions to personal care products, aluminum, alum or some form of this mineral compound, are in just about everything we touch, breath and eat. Today, many people are trying to follow an Aluminum-Abstinence Therapy (AAT).

If you are really interested in learning about the damage that Aluminum could do to your body, check out our white paper entitled, “The era of Aluminum Overuse.”

Below we list just a few sources that might contain toxic amounts of aluminum.

Any food with aluminized baking powder, which is a mixture of chemicals used as leavening in baking products to make a cake (for example) rise during the baking process. It is typically used in foods like cookies, doughnuts, pie crusts, waffles, as well as prepared cheeses, and meats. READ THE LABELS! Also, watch out for aluminum in creamers for coffee, microwave popcorn, hot cocoa mixes and pickles/relish. Just look for aluminum-free baked goods, and other products such as non-aluminum deodorants.

When it comes to personal care products, read the labels on the following products: Body lotions, face creams, anti-perspirants, crystal style deodorants (alum salts), commercial soaps, most cosmetics, shampoos/conditioners, lip balms, and almost all suntan lotions and sun screen or sunblock products.

Many over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs contain aluminum so again, read the labels and consult your doctor or pharmacist. You can ask your doctor for alternative, aluminum-free medications.

DetoxDeodorant Daily Detox Make Easy: Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant

Use every night for 30 days or longer to detox aluminum from your body.

If you find that most of the products in your home do have aluminum in them, begin a slow and steady detox program by using the aluminum-free Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. Aluminum of any type, toxic air vapors caused by chem trails or gasoline and environmental toxins are absorbed through the skin and lungs. They enter the blood and are ultimately transported throughout the body, ending up in the lymph system and are stored in our cells as well. The Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep. It is safe, simple, convenient and works to cleanse your body thru the underarms. With frequent use, over time (usually a minimum of 30 nights) your odors and perspiration will become more manageable and less toxic. Here is what one happy customer had to say.

“Thank you so much for your nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. It has been the only deodorant to help my chronic armpit odor problems. I greatly appreciate the quality product that you offer.” – Melinda S. Stone Lake, WI.

Natural Skin Care Trends for 2013

December 2nd, 2012

One fairly odd skin care trend for 2013 is a “Nightingale Poo” treatment which has beneficial enzymes in the bird’s feces. Lovely! This treatment can be used to exfoliate and help rejuvenate the skin, and is just one of the many new concepts surrounding natural skin care products. However, this is probably one we would not recommend. However, there is huge growth in the natural and organic skin care and cosmetic industry, as evidenced below.

Mintel, a market research firm, did a forecast back in 2010 showing that the skin care future would be bright with sales projected to increase from $4.35 billion in 2009 to $4.97 in 2013 after economic recovery in the United States and globally. The firm also said that the biggest year on year growth would take place in 2013 at 4.9 percent.

The latest trends today in cosmetics and skin care involve new projection motion sensor technologies. For example, in the Asia Pacific where space is limited, marketers are using technology to target the consumer and bring them into the buying experience. First they will track to find out if you are a man or a woman, and you may hear and see water, then when you walk away this water turns into a trickle.

New technology in Brazil projects images of real live people in digital form onto a screen featuring products along the side. If you are a customer, you would simply point at the product you wish to try, then use your finger to pretend to apply lipstick, and it will suddenly appear on your lips in the image on the mirror.

When it comes to natural skin care products, in 2013 the trends will continue for pure organic skin creams, and serums that support skin cell regeneration. Detoxification creams will become more and more popular – even those that help target belly fat for weight loss – such as Belly Stripper. One detoxing product is called the Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant, which cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep, removing any buildup of metals like aluminum caused from antiperspirants. This ultimately supports healthy lymphatic flow, and ultimately reduces underarm odors altogether.

Benefits of Nighttime Detox Cleansing Deodorant

August 5th, 2012

The Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant is the latest rage among people seeking organic deodorants.

If you look online, you will see that folks everywhere have started asking questions — on Yahoo Answers, Yahoo, Google and Facebook, and on and on in social media sites. People are reading about the dangers of aluminum in our bodies, and are now afraid to put antiperspirants and deodorants under their arms.

“Aluminum is a neurotoxin which affects diverse metabolic reactions… Aluminum chlorohydrate is the “bad” ingredient used in many antiperspirants,” according to Pub Med.gov, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

According to The Chemical Book, aluminum is classified as follows: “Strong evidence of human neurotoxicity” Health Hazard: “TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death.

And, many people don’t realize that their skin is not a barrier to aluminum. What you put on your skin matters because it absorbs. Now more and more consumers believe that we now need to seriously investigate the absorption of aluminum on the skin – especially since it is already in so many personal care and cosmetic products.

Research continues regarding cleansing aluminum out of the body towards better health, because it can affect the lymphatic and endocrine systems. It’s just another indicator of why you should think about using only aluminum-free deodorants from now on.

And look for the Herbalix Nighttime Detox Deodorant used for 30 nights to cleanse aluminum from the underarms.

The Benefits of Olive Oil in Skin Care Products

June 30th, 2012

Olive oil has been a Mediterranean cosmetic and culinary staple forever. You might have read about it in history books –the ancient Romans used it in their baths to collect dirt and sweat.

Sadly, today we have embraced health and beauty products made from primarily synthetic ingredients. But, olive oil is prized for its lubricating properties for skin and hair because it is brimming with vitamins A and E.  Plus olive oil contains a triterpene called squalene that is highly valuable, which has antioxidant properties and is believed to inhibit UV damage.

Using olive oil based skin care products also help maintain and restore skin’s elasticity, and when used after a bath or shower, can help the skin to retain hydration by inhibiting water loss.  Herbalix Supreme Solution body moisturizers contains high concentrations of not only olive oil, but also skin nourishing emollients including sweet almond oil, avocado oil and rice bran oil (which also contains squalene).

The Herbalix Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizers are quite potent, water-free moisturizers that are formulated for both men and women.  They are free of petroleum products, propylene glycol, parabens and other synthetic ingredients. Herbalix moisturizers deliver a heavy dose of lubrication to parched skin.  They are available in either fragrance-free versions or suffused with fresh and invigorating essential oils including clary sage essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, blood orange essential oil and cinnamon bark essential oil, among others.

Supreme Solution moisturizers are very intense, unlike most commercial lotions. In order to receive the full benefit, one must massage the lotion deeply and thoroughly to allow the nourishing oils to penetrate fully.  Once fully absorbed, Herbalix Supreme Solution Body Lotion will provide continuous skin softening properties for hours on end.

It’s important for your skin to look as radiant as possible.  Before heading out to the beach or any sun-intensive summer destination, try treating your skin to a natural, soothing and luxurious Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizer.

For more details about Skin Solution Intensive Body Moisturizer, visit us at www.herbalix.com.

Breast Cancer Fund Adds Aluminum in Deodorants to “Avoid” List

July 19th, 2011

We are delighted to see that the Breast Cancer Fund has added aluminum in deodorants to the list of  things to avoid, as highlighted in their latest email newsletter.

Lisa Archer, National Coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Breast Cancer Fund said, “Deodorant — By now you’ve probably guessed that parabens and fragrance should be on your “avoid” list. For deodorant, add aluminum to that list, too.”

The brief on their website mentions how aluminum is found in some underarm antiperspirants. Like cadmium, aluminum is a metal that mimics estrogen and can also cause direct damage to DNA. Studies have not shown a direct causal link to breast cancer risk, but breast tissue has been shown to concentrate aluminum in the same area where the highest proportion of breast cancers are originally diagnosed. To read more, click here.

Herbalix is the only company that manufactures a non-aluminum deodorant called the Detox  Cleansing Deodorant which has been developed to cleanse away buildup and to release waste fluids. It also helps encourage healthy lymphatic flow, and absorbs all types of aluminums, encouraging a reduction in daytime odors.

This natural organic deodorant works to cleanse if  you have been using a commercial deodorant or antiperspirant.  Make sure you check the label to see if it contains any type of aluminum, alum, petroleum or propylene glycol, because if it does, these can all lead to the buildup of chemicals under your arms, resulting in irritation,  or worse.

Staying Fresh and Keeping Safe from Harmful Metals in Your Daily Life

June 2nd, 2011

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Non-Aluminum Deodorant is a healthy way to smell fresh.

Without thinking, deodorant is one of the natural remedies we as Americans use daily. We have been conditioned to think it determines how we smell and feel, but in reality, it may be bringing harmful chemicals into our bodies, including aluminum.

As we go through our days, moisture builds underneath our armpits and becomes a pathway for chemicals, such as aluminum. The first thing we need to do is understand what aluminum is, how it affects us, and what we can do to lower our intake of this substance.

According to Dr. Anita Pepi the sources of aluminum include hygiene acids such as antiperspirants, food that has been stored in aluminum, some over the counter medications, and so on.

On the label of most deodorant, aluminum’s proper name will read as “Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Glycine,” so the product most commonly used to wrap up our leftovers is in reality, one of the leading substances used in our antiperspirant deodorants?

According to ControlYourImpact.com, the main purpose of aluminum in antiperspirant deodorants is to temporarily stop the sweat ducts underneath our armpits from producing the flow of sweat.

Explaining why aluminum is usually found in only deodorants that include an antiperspirant, the FDA noted that “Antiperspirants have an aluminum-based compound as their main, active ingredient.” Aluminum in the body is known to include side effects such as “disturbed sleep, nervousness, emotional instability and memory loss.” Could we be unknowingly bringing dangerous chemicals into our bodies through our skin?

To better reduce our intake of aluminum, a product to consider is a nighttime Detoxing Cleansing Deodorant™ by Herbalix Restoratives. This product offers the solution to balance the body’s intake of aluminum, lowering the risks of over ingesting it into your body.

When using the Cleansing Detox Deodorant, be sure to read the directions for use. It is meant to be worn for thirty nights, absorbing waste and odor underneath your arms.

One consumer who has used this product wrote, “Thank you so much for your nighttime Detox Deodorant. It has been the only deodorant to help my chronic armpit odor problems. I greatly appreciate the quality product that you offer.”

This product is one that can bring our bodies closer to feeling good on the inside as well as smelling better on the outside. Herbalix is finding new ways to make up for what many other company’s products put into your skin, by focusing on the idea of organic skin care .

To learn more, you can go to www.herbalix.com.

– By Stevani Winters

Do Your Kids Stink?

May 6th, 2011

Body order doesn’t begin until children are in puberty, so it is not normal for children under this age to have body odor. If they do harbor noticeable body odor, your child may have a medical condition which a health care practitioner can diagnose.

Children’s underarm sweat glands don’t really even develop until they reach puberty, so if your kids stink, it is because they are sweating elsewhere — such as the head, feet or hands.

But if a child has bad body odor, you definitely don’t want to give them a non-organic deodorant as it can be harmful to a child. Why? A deodorant that is non-organic usually contains harmful chemicals that can trigger an allergic reaction on the skin.

Always use a natural deodorant or an aluminum-free deodorant like Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant, applied topically. This will assist in getting rid of your child’s bad body odor.

Cancer Studies on Lymph Nodes Prompts Use of Detox Cleansing Deodorant

March 23rd, 2011

There are a number of people who are re-thinking what is causing breast cancer, and true naturalists have already switched to non-aluminum deodorant, just to be safe. Why? It has to do with lymph nodes — those little bean-shaped organs of the lymphatic system. Also known as lymph glands, the lymph nodes function to collect waste from the bloodstream. The lymphatic system circulates the interstitial fluid called lymph to your cells and tissues. Those studying the non-aluminum deodorant market have long suspected that alums clog the lymph nodes, and could be linked to cancer.

A recent study found that many women with early breast cancer may not need a painful procedure that has long been routine: removal from the armpit of suspicious cancerous lymph nodes. Researchers have reported in this study that is to be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that for 40,000 women a year in the United States, some 20 percent of patients, taking out cancerous nodes has no advantage whatsoever, because the cancers are already being treated, or killed, by chemotherapy, rendering lymph node removal unnecessary.

There are up to 600 lymph nodes in your body all of which are important in the functioning of the immune system. They can be independent or in groups of nodes around the armpit area and groin, and located in the neck and collarbone. These axillary lymph nodes act as filters of viruses, bacteria, and other disease causing microorganisms. Nodes are divided into two types, superficial and deep lymph nodes. Essential organs of the immune system, lymph nodes supply unfiltered body fluids to the lymph node for the filtration process. Then these filtered fluids are collected by the efferent vessels and emptied into the cardiovascular system.

Major sites for initiation of autoimmune system responses, the nodes are not usually sensitive to touch, but they can become swollen, inflamed and painful under certain conditions. The size of lymph nodes is important to determine the medical condition.

Many studies have surfaced linking the preservative parabens with breast cancer, including one 2004 study. (Source: The Journal of Applied Toxicology.) The research and medical communities can’t agree on whether or not the parabens or aluminum salts in antiperspirants are truly dangerous due to the fact that they are only following cosmetic claims.

A number of people are interested in new products coming into the market that can reverse damage done from using underarm products with aluminum — Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ is manufactured by Herbalix Restoratives, a company who does not require any type of synthetic preservative system in any of their products. The Cleansing Detox Deodorant is 100 percent paraben-free, and it has no metals – meaning it is a non-aluminum deodorant - and also has no propylene, phthalates, emulsifiers, dyes, fillers, or other synthetic ingredients.

Why Herbalix is Forging “What’s Under YOUR Arms Campaign”

March 11th, 2011

Many people grew up believing that government agencies were there to protect us against dangerous chemicals or ingredients in products. The trouble is today, many of the ingredients in consumer products could be causing everything from cancer to learning deficits. One such ingredient is aluminum. It is everywhere, in the air, food, medicines, and skin care products like antiperspirants.

Most chemicals are virtually unregulated, because federal law does not require testing for harmful effects before chemicals are allowed for use in products or manufacturing. Once chemicals are in use, it is extremely difficult for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict them. Washington lacks the legal and regulatory structure needed to prevent harmful chemicals from turning up in consumer products.

Herbalix has developed the first of its kind non-aluminum deodorant called the Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ for nighttime use, made with certified organic ingredients. In addition to launching their new website, www.herbalix.com, the aluminum-free deodorant campaign has been designed to raise awareness of the fact that most antiperspirants contain aluminum as the active ingredient and are classified as “drugs” because they change the physiological process of the body, acting like little ‘plugs’ to stop sweat. The use of commercial deodorants can lead to the buildup of chemicals resulting in irritation and hygiene problems.

Through its extensive research of the underarm (axilla) and aluminum, Herbalix developed its Cleansing Detox Deodorant to cleanse away buildup, allowing for the release of impeded waste fluids, encourages healthy lymphatic flow, and absorbs all types of aluminum, encouraging a reduction in daytime odors.

Kelp and Natural Organic Deodorant

February 9th, 2011

Do you know if you are you getting enough kelp these days?  Most people in America don’t even know how important it is for their health. Historically, kelp has been used for centuries both internally and externally for its many health benefits.

Kelp is gelatinous in quality and it can protect and add shine to your hair.  It is also very soothing both for the skin, and believe it or not, it is good for your digestion too.

Sea herbs like kelp are used in facial masks because they heal, hydrate, detoxify, and re-mineralize the skin.  They can also be used in a natural organic deodorant, helping to alkalize underarm pH, cleanse bacteria and stifle odor.

Herbalix has formulated its Cleansing Detox Deodorant® with kelp to attract, absorb and cleanse bacterium and metal ions from the underarms. An aluminum-free deodorant, with absolutely no form of aluminum. Pure, organic detoxifying ingredients work at night and provide six to eight hours of safe and efficient absorption of accumulated debris underneath your arms.