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Detoxing the Poor Little Armpit and More

July 25th, 2014

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Detox your underarms with Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant.

We have all been seeing recent television commercials talking about “your poor little armpit” sponsored by a leading soap brand. The reality is that yes, your armpit IS getting a bad deal. But not for the reasons they say.

For some reason, since Mum, the first commercial deodorant brand was introduced in the late nineteenth century, everyone listens to them. The big personal care brands developed and manufactured and marketed deodorant and antiperspirant products, and people never even questioned this – so people have been listening and slathering chemical laden stuff underneath their arms ever since. Yuck and why?

Our human underarms are among the most consistently warm and moist areas of the human body. The sweat glands also provide moisture, which when excreted, has a cooling effect.

Deodorants were initially intended to prevent body odor caused by the bacterial breakdown of the perspiration underneath a person’s armpits. The same thing goes for feet, and other private and moist areas of the body. Then a special subgroup of deodorants were developed and they were named “antiperspirants,” affecting odor and designed to actually “prevent” sweating. This process happens by affecting a human’s sweat gland – something the Food and Drug Administration has classified and regulated as an over-the-counter drugs.

Think back, and you might remember the first commercial deodorant, Mum, which was was patented and sold in the late nineteenth century by an inventor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose name has sadly been lost to history. Mum was briefly withdrawn from the market in the U.S., but it is now currently available at U.S. retailers under the brand name Ban.

There are studies globally proving that a small percentage of people are allergic to aluminum, and they can experience contact dermatitis when exposed to deodorants containing aluminum.

That said, the modern formulation of the antiperspirant was patented by Jules Montenier on January 28, 1941, called “Stopette” deodorant spray. Time magazine said that Stopette was “the best-selling deodorant of the early 1950s.”

But by the year 2007 a study stated that personal care products are potential contributors to the body burden of aluminum. Newer evidence has linked breast cancer with aluminum-based antiperspirants, and states that these chemicals, especially the aluminum in antiperspirants, are very bad for human beings.

A study published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, addresses infants and the early exposure to aluminum, pointing out that there is an urgent need to reduce the aluminum content of infant formulas. Headed by aluminum expert Dr. Chris Exley of the Keele University, it appears as if infant formulas used daily by millions to feed children up to 12 months-plus of age, are dangerous as they are contaminated with aluminum.

There is other information confirming that even the over-the-counter products labeled as “natural deodorant crystal” contains a chemical known as potassium alum which is bad for us. Labeled as a popular alternative to modern commercial deodorants, ammonium alum is a common type of alum sold in crystal form and often referred to as a deodorant crystal, and it has been used as a deodorant in the Far East, Mexico, Thailand, and other countries.

Antiperspirants and deodorants come in many forms, and keep in mind, what is commonly used in different countries worldwide will vary. As one example in the U.S., solid or gel forms rule, while in Europe the aerosol sprays are popular.

For more information about non-aluminum deodorant click here.

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Sweating is Good For You When You Use Detox Deodorant

September 18th, 2012

Our bodies sweat for a reason, and sweating is good, if not necessary. Sweat means that your body is operating efficiently and releasing toxins from your body. Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies. We must keep it functioning properly.

Unfortunately traditional antiperspirants and deodorants simply plug up your sweat glands using aluminum and other ingredients like parabens that can do more harm than good.

The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University reminds us that antiperspirants are a drug as they are classified as such by the FDA. If you have used regular deodorant and would like to make the switch to organic deodorant, first use Herbalix Detox Deodorant to help rid your body of toxins like aluminum and petroleum. With a blend of sea vegetables, olive leaf, and coriander, it smells lovely while helping to purify your system.

Use the non-aluminum nighttime Detox Deodorant for thirty consecutive nights. Then a maintenance program will work. Believe it or not, you wont smell any more after using it. Therefore you barely need deodorants at all, but just because we are all so accustomed to them, try organic Herbalix Daytime Deodorants — it comes in no fragrance for those who are sensitive.

For more information visit: http://www.herbalix.com

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.

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.

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.

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.

Studies Say Aluminum and Fragrances in Deodorants Cause Contact Dermatitis

June 15th, 2011

In a new research study from Researcher MV Heisterberg, there are indications that it is the fragrances in deodorants frequently causing contact dermatitis allergy, while cosmetic products are the main causes of fragrance contact allergy. It was after a study was done comparing deodorants and fragrance mixes they contained, when Heisterberg and colleagues determined that deodorants were the leading causes of fragrance allergy, especially among men.

The good news is that fragrance is not required for the function of deodorant. There are many fragrance free deodorants on the market — including Herbalix Restoratives’ Using a fragrance-free deodorant will help prevent contact dermatitis, allergies, and asthma from fragrance ingredients.

Additionally, there is also aluminum in most commercial deodorants, and a percentage of people are also allergic to aluminum and may experience contact dermatitis when exposed to aluminum containing deodorants. Non-aluminum deodorant and antiperspirant is more safe.

A temporary plug within the sweat duct is formed whenever aluminum-based compounds are used as active ingredients in antiperspirants form that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Some research suggests that these aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like (hormonal) effects. As aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer, you should consider using an aluminum-free deodorant, such as the Herbalix Detox Deodorant to remove build-up in the tissue.

Why You Should Use a Non-Aluminum Deodorant

June 9th, 2011

Deodorants and antiperspirants are made from many ingredients, including various forms of aluminum. If you choose an aluminum-free deodorant, it will protect you from the harmful and toxic side effects of traditional antiperspirants that contain aluminum. Aluminum combines with your perspiration and forms plugs that block a percentage of sweat. However some antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride, which can cause not only cause skin irritation, but also it can cause contact dermatitis, which means painful welts, itchy skin and red rashes.

Today, there are many people who are concerned about aluminum in antiperspirants. Although some studies suggest that aluminum can cause Altzeimer’s, or breast cancer some people have debunked this theory. But for anyone who’s allergic to the aluminum found in underarm deodorants, they would be better off using a non-aluminum deodorant, because switching to a natural deodorant can help prevent irritation.

And, an aluminum allergy is not the only reason you should avoid traditional antiperspirants. Those with sensitive skin also often find aluminum-based products can be irritating. Underarm sensitivity can mean itching, rashes, redness or burning, and after using antiperspirants that contain aluminum, remember that natural, aluminum-free deodorants are very effective in preventing underarm odor.

Where these products differ is that organic deodorants also often contain essential oils with natural antibacterial properties. When switching to an aluminum-free deodorant, one thing to remember is that you will need to apply this type of deodorant more frequently than traditional antiperspirants.

What’s more, we must all remember that if toxins in our bodies are not eliminated through sweating, they can build up in tissue and cause a variety of health problems, including kidney damage.

How Products are Determined Organic

June 6th, 2011

Many companies name their products “organic” but they must be formulated to meet the standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and they must be 95 to 100 percent organic. And there’s much confusion regarding what constitutes “organic” versus “natural.”

The California Organic Products Act of 2003 (COPA 2003), for example, doesn’t allow the retail sale of any cosmetic product labeled organic unless it has a minimum of 70 percent organic content. And that is EXCLUDING WATER OR FANCY NAMES FOR WATER and extracts. If a product has been labeled organic but does not meet these COPA requirements, then it cannot be sold in the State of California legally.

In order to see if a product is safe to use, go to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics – which is an effort launched to protect the health of consumers. They are working to secure regulatory and legislative reforms to eliminate any of the unsafe chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.

There are also a number of brands claiming to be “certified by EcoCert” that do NOT meet the legal requirements for organic in the U.S. They must contain at least 95 percent NATURAL (not organic) ingredients. The organization was created in 2002 by ten cosmetic laboratories working on job specifications for cosmetics companies. Products that bear the organic or environment friendly logo contain mainly natural ingredients.
What’s more, the natural ingredient must be naturally derived or come from renewable resources such as plants; they must not be tested on animals and they must be packaged using recycled materials.
According to the Natural Products Association (NPA), an organization that advocates on behalf of consumers, retailers, and suppliers of natural products, if you are part of the natural products industry, consumers need to be educated to maximize their own health and well-being. The association has developed the Natural Products Association Standard and Certification for Personal Care Products, which is basically a set of guidelines that dictate whether a product can be deemed truly “natural.” The NPA natural standard is based on natural ingredients, safety, sustainability and responsibility.
• Natural Ingredients – meaning a product labeled “natural” should be made up of only, or almost only, natural ingredients and be manufactured with appropriate processes to maintain the purity of the ingredients.
• Safety – a product labeled “natural” should avoid any ingredient with a suspected human health risks.
• No animal testing – A product labeled “natural” should use no animal testing in its development.
• Sustainability – A product labeled “natural” should include or use biodegradable ingredients as well as only environmentally sensitive packaging. These “allowed ingredients” must be made from a renewable resource found in nature (flora, fauna, mineral), with no petroleum compounds.

• Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) — when used in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) good manufacturing practices (GMP) and contain no residues of heavy metals or other contaminants in excess of tolerances set by FDA or EPA or has been reviewed using criteria in this Standard.
Standards help consumers become more educated about processes as well as the ingredients that are considered natural, versus organic, giving them the information needed to easily identify which personal care products meet the standard for natural, and make the best decisions when choosing skin care products including organic deodorants.

These types of standards help consumers become more educated about processes as well as the ingredients that are considered natural, versus organic. This gives them the information they need to easily identify which personal care products meet the standards for natural. Then they can make the best decisions when choosing skin care products including natural organic deodorants.

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