Posts Tagged ‘natural deodorant’

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.

Herbalix Patented Preservative System

August 2nd, 2012

Health care providers globally are using organic Herbalix Restoratives products with excellent results for their patients. Herbalix organic skin care products contains the Herbalix™ Restoratives Botanical and Sea Vegetable Blend, a natural preservative., which is a very complex and potent herbal/botanical tincture with origins in Chinese, Native American traditions. and East Indian traditions. The preservative consists of a proprietary blend of herbs and plants that have been harvested and because Herbalix Sea Blend Preservative System is so effective there is no need to use any synthetic chemicals.

The blend has been tested to document its efficacy and has also conducted independent laboratory testing, all showing excellent results. For more informaiton go to www.herbalix.com

Holistic Scalp and Organic Hair Care

May 29th, 2012

Most people, especially women, spend so much time focusing on skin care, but what about their scalps?   Usually, we don’t think about it until there is a problem.

For example, Seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) affects about 12  percent of the population — and the reasons why can be the weather, diet, or stress,  but sometimes your genes play into it all.  It can be from anything that causes the excess oil production, and most likely it is from your genes.

The symptoms are when your scalp is red, and the flakes may have a yellowish tinge. The reason people get dandruff is because of an overgrowth of malassezia or fungus which everyone has on their scalp. It is basically from excessive oil production or sebum. The fungus digests the surface oil on the scalp, and that causes an inflamation that turns into the flaky, itchy, dry scalp.

To relieve the symptoms of dry scalp, many people find that they do better with less irritating, more gentle organic hair care products such as those found at Herbalix, such as the Shampoo For All Hair Types (Balancing) – No Added Fragrance. This shampoo has a clean, mild, aroma that comes from the healthy base oils, and it is great for people with sensitivities to essential oils or those who enjoy fragrance free products.

Non-Aluminum Deodorants Help Those Who Sweat

March 20th, 2012

There is one very important part of  your body — the underarms.  Have you ever wondered why they smell?  Experts are just now learning about how this affects our health. Your underarms are the part of our bodies where the fluids from the lymph nodes drain.

Body odor is the unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids. Actually it is the  bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids. Ironically, sweat itself is odorless to human beings. It is the rapid multiplication of bacteria with sweat that causes the unpleasant smell – and this is simply perceived as unpleasant because most people have been taught to dislike it. Many people with smelly underarms are finding they get better results when they use a non-aluminum deodorant.

Body odor starts around 14 to 16 years of age in girls and 15-17 years in boys.  People who eat spicy foods, or the obese, plus individuals with diabetes, are more prone to having body odor. Body odor can occur in our feet, anus, genitals, groin area, pubic hair, armpits, and even behind the ears. The odor can have a specific smell to each and every individual. Plus a person’s unique body odor can be influenced by gender, health, medication and diet.

Human bodies have three to four million sweat glands, of which there are two types: eccrine glands and apocrine glands. Eccrine glands are a type of simple sweat gland located in almost all areas on the body where there is skin. They produce sweat that reaches the skin’s surface via coiled ducts (tubes). Eccrine glands are responsible for regulating our body’s temperature. Apocrine glands are found in the genital area, breasts, eyelids, armpits, and ears.

The Dangers of Crystal Deodorants

February 3rd, 2012

Mineral salts are in the water we drink, and they are also in most of the foods we eat. Miceral salts are actually in the air we breathe as well.  Alum, in its natural form, is the third most abundant element that has been found in nature on earth.  Alum is a basic building block, and its has been part of our environment since the beginning.

However, there are some controversial and potentially harmful aluminums that are found in most many commercial antiperspirants For instance,  aluminum chlorohydrate, a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier, and also aluminum zirconium.  This is a chemical that is used in most consumer deodorants and antiperspirants, and it can cause allergic reactions in some people. And, crystal deodorants are made of a natural mineral salt that  has been harvested directly from the earth. It is also known as alum.

Crystal deodorants help prevent body odor by creating a thin barrier above the skin so that bacteria cannot form, and it is the bacteria that cause odor. Crystal deodorants are made from natural mineral salts (alum).  Even though crystal deodorants do not use aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, or any other harmful aluminum, some people believe them to be dangerous to the skin.

Deodorants and antiperspirants are the most common products  used to control body odor in recent centuries, as deodorants mask, suppress or prevent body odor.  But they don’t reduce the amount of perspiration the body produces. On the other hand, antiperspirants are made from chemicals made to inhibit the activity of sweat glands. Even as deodorants are considered to be a cosmetic product (only controlling odors), antiperspirants are considered drugs.  Why? Because they affect the physiology of the body, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controls any active ingredients that are used in antiperspirants due to this drug classification.

As of late there have been many claims that crystal deodorants, being promoted as all-natural deodorant alternatives to chemically laden commercial deodorants, are composed of mineral salts, which form a topical layer on the skin. In reality, many of the deodorants on the market today simply mask odor with fragrance.

Many people believe that salts in antiperspirants form temporary plugs in some of the sweat gland openings, and it is this that inhibits the secretion of moisture, or sweat.  Antiperspirants use the main ingredient which is an aluminum-based compound such as Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Aluminum Chloride, Tricholorohydrex Glycine, Aluminum Zirconium, or Aluminum Hydroxybromide orThese are all considered unhealthy ingredients.

It is for these reasons that Herbalix reasearched, tested and developed  the non-aluminum deodorant known as Herbalix Nighttime Detox Cream.

11 percent of Traditional Shampoos Contain Possible Carcinogens

December 19th, 2011

You may have tried a natural shampoo only to find that it had no suds, and that in the end your hair was left feeling greasy and limp. Until recently, the chemicals left out of natural shampoos was the main source of the suds. This explains the reason why most all-natural shampoos really are not natural.  Generally most companies that make “natural shampoos” add some botanical ingredients, but leave in the lathering chemicals and call the shampoo “natural.”

A Washington, D.C.-based non-profit research organization, The Environmental Working Group focuses on environmental and health issues. It  said in a review of 413 shampoos last year, 11 percent of products contained a known possible carcinogen found in some dandruff shampoos which includes selenium sulfide and coal tar; 17 percent had ingredients that could be linked to breast cancer, while 82 percent had ingredients believed to help carcinogens penetrate the scalp. One of these key ingredients is EDTA, propylene glycol, urea, and PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate.

Have you ever wondered if any of these chemicals actually penetrate your scalp to cause health problems? In a report three years ago, the industry-supported Cosmetic Ingredient Review found that the lathering laureths, and other ingredients, are nothing to really worry about.  However, these ingredients are still transdermally absorbed plus the vapors can also be breathed in while you are washing your hair.

More than ever before, many of today’s demanding consumers want a shampoo that is not only safe but also sudsy.  Some companies are taking out the harsh chemicals, such as sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate and, replacing these with vegetable- and coconut-based latherers, which are safer, and it makes a milder natural shampoo with some lather.

Even so,  you might wish to look for cleansing products that are listed as “organic shampoo” – at least 95% organic like the Herbalix Pure Botanical shampoo. Also keep in mind that a natural shampoo should have a stimulating aroma rich with its ingredients, such as grapefruit or sage.  These shampoos are highly concentrated and rich in conditioning oils, so they don’t strip your hair follicles, but rather clean hair gently while restoring the proper pH.  It rinses clean and and leaves hair soft and shiny.

Check the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics site, to see what chemicals your cosmetic brands are really using, then choose Herbalix 95 percent pure, botanical organic shampoo. And to learn more about the classification of organic products watch this video on organic skin care.

Links Between Mercury in Vaccines and Autism

December 6th, 2011

Once again the link between mercury in vaccines and autism is in the news with new findings by the nonprofit group known as Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD) is proving that the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) deliberately manipulated, by covering up scientific data showing links between vaccines containing mercury and autism.

CoMeD obtained critical documents via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and has now officially exposed the CDC  and its role in manipulating a key Danish study that showed a clear link between vaccines containing mercury and autism. Now the CoMeD is pressing the CDC to conduct a criminal investigation then make a formal declaration about whether or not there was scientific fraud.

Learn more at: http://www.naturalnews.com/034038_vaccines_autism.html#ixzz1fidwmDfw

Herbalix continues to do research regarding the dangers of aluminum in personal care products.  The Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant enables the body to detox from unhealthy toxins like aluminum or mercury.  Recommended by doctors Herbalix non aluminum deodorant — the  Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant — cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep while the  Herbalix Daytime Deodorant provides effective protection all day long.

51% Consumers Go to Grocery Stores

August 29th, 2011

An AlixPartners research study says that 51 percent of consumers identify a traditional grocery store retailer as their point of destination when they are making a grocery store trip. Walmart captures 30 percent and the drug channel has five percent of the trips as does the dollar stores. Of the lowest-income group, these shoppers trend to purchase only 45 percent of their groceries at grocery stores, whereas 56 percent of the highest-income shoppers ($100,000 and above) purchase their groceries at grocery stores. The big club stores also get 17 percent of this  group.

An average person makes 1.8 trips per week for groceries only; 70 percent of consumers go to the grocery store at least once per week, while 50 percent plan to spend more on groceries in the coming year.  39 percent expect to spend the same amount due to the economy. Only 18 percent of consumers fill their prescriptions at their local grocery store.

Thanks to the growth of the Internet, nontraditional players seem to be growing market share, and now Internet retailers are capturing two percent of a shoppers’ grocery dollars.  Here is one reason why.  Many new online retailers like Herbalix.com are now selling organic skin care products to their customers.

(Source: AlixPartners Grocery Shopper Preferences Survey; April 11, 12, among 1,000 U.S. adults.)

Using Natural Deodorant Benefits the Environment

August 17th, 2011

We have all heard about the possible connection between the chemicals found in cosmetic products and potentially increased rates of cancer. This is just one reason why many people have already switched from a traditional deodorant to a natural deodorant because they are free of toxic chemicals and other ingredients that can cause skin irritations or even allergic reactions. However,  in addition to keeping your body free of chemicals, keeping our environment free from chemicals is a good idea too.

Did you realize that traditional deodorants are often releasing dangerous chemicals into our environment? For instance, mineral oil releases a great deal of carbon emissions into the air during manufacturing.  This is an ingredient used in traditional deodorants. What’s more, there are other substances like  formaldehyde triclosan and harming the earth’s plants and wildlife after  entering the atmosphere. Even the process of mining the aluminum used in many traditional antiperspirants will pollute the waterways, and destroy the landscape. And not only that, but it also consumes large amounts of electricity.

According to Lester Brown’s Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, carbon emissions that are released during the mining and production of mineral oil and aluminum contribute to greenhouse gasses and global warming.  The aluminum industry consumes as much electricity as the entire continent of Africa.

Even more frightening,  chemical residue from deodorants with chemicals like aluminum washes off when we are taking a shower, and then  flushes down the drain and into the water system.  Aluminum chlorohydrate is a recognized drinking water pollutant that damages the ecosystem, and it is the active ingredient in many traditional antiperspirant products. Then there is triclosan, an antimicrobial agent that accumulates in the streams and rivers, and ultimately damages our marine life.  Formaldehyde, and mineral oil, parabens  and diethanolamine  also accumulate in the water sources and  eventually will contaminate our drinking water.

Natural deodorants do not contain ingredients that harm the environment. The ingredients found in a natural deodorant is usually biodegradable and does not damage our environment the way their traditional counterparts. What’s more, their manufacturing processes are  environmentally sound and requires fewer resources.

Visit www.herbalix.com to learn more about its organic skin care products, including the nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. Remember what you put on your skin matters.

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.