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Detoxing the Poor Little Armpit and More

July 25th, 2014

box underarms Detoxing the Poor Little Armpit and More

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 Mum was briefly withdrawn from the market in the U.S., but it is now currently available at U.S. retailers under the brand name Ban.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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Best Organic Skin Care Tips for Summertime

May 29th, 2014

Everyone shows more skin in the summer, so here’s how Herbalix Restoratives (www.herbalix.com) suggests that you get ready to face the sun’s rays. Following are some of our best summertime organic skin care tips:

1) Exfoliate for smoother skin

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells. This technique has been around for many thousands of years and it actually helps improve the hydration from moisturizers.

Herbalix offers its unique blend of coriander seed and kelp in a superior Scrub Bar made with fresh goat’s milk. This Herbalix Restoratives Cream Bar Soaps helps exfoliate dead skin cells and release impurities. Choose from the gentle aromas of two fragrances – Ceremonial Sage or Coriander. Both will leave summer dry skin smelling clean and fresh, and looking luminous. soaps2 Best Organic Skin Care Tips for Summertime

2) Lighten sun spots with strawberry, lemon or lime

When you get too much sun, over time and also with aging, some people get what we call age spots. To help diminish them, cut a large strawberry in half and use a fork or knife to poke the flesh and draw out the juices, then swipe it across your face in small circles. Leave the juice on your face for several minutes, then rinse off. This will lighten up any sun or age spots over time. You can get the same effect with a lemon or lime, so slice a fresh lemon or lime and apply the fruit directly to the sunspots for 10 to 15 minutes per day. The acid in the fruits will lighten the spots and also helps to remove any dead skin cells.

3) Keep skin hydrated.

226 Best Organic Skin Care Tips for SummertimeAfter you exfoliate, follow up with the Supreme Solution™ intensive body moisturizer to seal in moisture and support cellular regeneration. It has been carefully formulated using a very rich and expensive blend of pure, skin beneficial, non-RBD oils including: Almond, Olive Safflower, and Rice Bran, Avocado, Pumpkin Seed, Meadowfoam, and Carrot Seed, to name just a few.

“So far I have tried the moisturizer, both the stick and the cream in the beautiful blue jar. The moisturizer feels like velvet on my skin as I rub it in. Its scent is so subtle, natural, and light. For those of us who have difficulties with scents and who are sensitive to many ingredients, thank you from the bottom of my heart…” said one customer who identified themselves as S.V. in Maryland.

The unique combination of oils will hydrate your skin thoroughly. This formulation is extremely concentrated so a little goes a long way. It has been formulated without alcohols, binders, fillers, or emulsifiers, so it takes extra time to absorb. Supreme Solution is available in three lovely scents: Supreme Solution Clary Sage, No Added Fragrance and Tropical Cove.

And this month of June, you are in luck! If you sign up for the Herbalix News & Deals newsletter, you can get a hefty 15% off all the Herbalix moisturizers during the month of June including Supreme Solution and The Herbalix Moisture Stick in Tropical Cove (right), a whole body moisturizer with organic herbs and essential oils. Use as a lip balm, facial moisturizer or anywhere you want to. The unique moisturizer stick application is great for summer vacations or business travels.

4) Drink plenty of H20

With summer’s higher temperatures and more time outdoors, you can become dehydrated, which sometimes leads to headaches. Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day. This will help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and it will benefit your skin tremendously. Remember that if you drink caffeinated beverages like tea or coffee, you need to drink even more water daily.

5) Use a No Added Fragrance Skin care Regimen

The summer’s UV light can cause brown spots, also known as photo aging, especially if you have sensitive skin. This results in coarse skin and wrinkles eventually, whether you have been sunburned or not.

NoFragrance Best Organic Skin Care Tips for SummertimeWhen sunlight comes in contact with skin damage happens with the stripping of barrier lipids, and this causes inflammation, along with the production of reactive oxygen molecules, affecting healthy cell growth, and the stimulation of enzymes that destroy collagen.

Tans may be a popular summer look, but it indicates damage to your skin. Cover up, and simply wear a hat that blocks the sun, then you won’t need any chemical laden sun screen.

If you have sensitive skin, try the Herbalix No Added Fragrance line of skin care products. Created for those who prefer clean products with no added fragrance. Synthetic chemical and petroleum free, these products contain no parabens, phthalates, or propylene glycol, and they can be used by the entire family.

The Benefits of Detoxing Your Body Through the Skin

December 24th, 2013

When you begin any detoxification program, it means you are cleaning out the body — removing impurities from your tissues, blood, and organs such as the liver. Your body also eliminates toxins through its kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, intestines and even your skin.

The benefits of detoxing are many … it can help your body’s natural cleansing process by: stimulating your liver so that it will naturally eliminate any toxins; improve blood circulation; promote elimination through the intestines and kidneys; and provide essential nutrients and energy (fuel) to the entire body.

Herbalix Restoratives is a leading organic skin care company specializing in detoxification through the skin. The company works with doctors to develop special detox programs such as Dr. Mitra Ray’s Men’s 60 Night Lymph Detox program. There is also a detox program especially for women — the Women’s 80 Night Lymph Detox Program. It includes the exclusive Sentinel Breast Crème.

The detox kit includes Herbalix organic detox products such as:
Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant – cleanses buildup and helps release waste fluids, encouraging lymphatic flow while absorbing all aluminums, and reducing odors.
Geranium Deodorant – Regulates and neutralizes rather than masks odors with a subtle fragrance of geranium essential oil.
Coriander Kelp Scrub Bar – with a blend of coriander seed and kelp to exfoliate dead skin cells and draw out impurities.
Belly Fat Freedom – helps remove toxins and promotes the loss of flab beginning in the belly area.

When you begin a detox program, there are several indicators that the toxins are transitioning out of your body, so do not be alarmed. These symptoms should not last more than a couple of weeks and keep in mind, these symptoms might fluctuate with deeper levels of detoxification.

Some symptoms as well as helpful suggestions include:

1) Drinking water is essential to the detox process.
2) Eat a simple diet of fresh foods including plenty of vegetables. Avoid caffeine and alcohol; be gentle to yourself and rest as often as you can.
3) Detox side effects might include tiredness, itching, skin eruptions, changes in feces, increased nighttime urination, noticeable body odor, and possible changes in your sleep pattern.
4) Many healthcare practitioners recommend warm water enemas. Dr. Mitra Ray and Dr. Jennifer Daniels who authored Do You Have the Guts to Be Beautiful (Shining Star Publishing, 2011) suggest beginning enemas about a week prior to the Herbalix detox.
5) Be sure to keep a diary and track your body weight and measurements from start to finish of the detox process 30 days later.
6) Be sure to wear old pajamas or a tee shirt as sometimes clothing can be stained. The staining may be a direct result from what is actually coming out of your body. Do not over apply the creams.
7) Avoid wearing metal jewelry, such as earrings, when using these detoxification products – especially not at night.
8) Always remember to use soap to wash off any residue in the morning and use the daytime deodorant provided in the kit instead of commercial deodorants.

If any of the above symptoms are uncomfortable enough to make you want to stop, then simply either apply less of the topical creams or take some time off for rest in order to slow down the build up of detox symptoms. Doing so will help your body get into a manageable detox rhythm more easily.

You can repeat this detoxification program two times per year for ongoing detox from food xenobiotics, aluminum and other metals, as well as environmental toxins.

For more information about other natural detoxification products visit
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Give the Gift of Herbalix: Your Dry Winter Skin will Benefit

December 17th, 2013

Now that winter has settled in across the country, many of us are experiencing really dry skin. What many people do not know, is that harsh soaps with chemicals can make the problem even worse. That’s why a good organic skin care product is the best remedy.

Look for organic skin care products that include ingredients like avocado oil which can actually help regulate your skin’s natural sebum oil levels. Herbalix Restoratives (www.herbalix.com) features one of the best oil based moisturizers – Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizer – which has been formulated using a rich and expensive blend of pure, non-RBD oils (not refined, bleached or deodorized), that penetrate deeply and hydrate the skin thoroughly. Supreme Solution is carefully produced with no fillers, alcohols, emulsifiers or binders. The entire skin care product line from Herbalix is synthetic chemical and petroleum free, and the formulas have been developed for men, women and teens alike.

holiday gift basket ladies Give the Gift of Herbalix: Your Dry Winter Skin will Benefit Remember that Herbalix makes a great holiday gift for your loved ones. The one especially for men is now ten percent off! Free shipping will make this gift a favorite. Simply look for the basket on the home page.

Choose Herbalix products as a holiday gift for your family and friends, and we’ll ship it in time for Christmas – wrapped up in a festive holiday basket. Orders must be received by December 20th. Visit http://www.herbalix.com, choose the products and you’re all set.

It is just as important in the wintertime as it is in the hot summer months to naturally hydrate your skin and to drink plenty of water every day. Learn how nutritional ingredients can help infuse your skin with moisture and help enhance the benefits of creams and lotions.

Another tip — make sure you are getting a healthy supply of oils via your essential fat intake. Just include fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines to your diet and the oils within will do wonders for your dry skin. Many kinds of seeds and nuts contain high levels of essential fatty acids. You can also add Omega-3 essential fats to your diet.

And last, remember to eat a healthy diet, stay out of the sun – even in the winter months and get a plentiful supply of fluids. All of the above will help you maintain your skin cell’s hydration. Top off your skin with the goodness in Herbalix moisturizers regularly and you will keep your skin glowing throughout the holidays!

Google’s Calico Aimed to be Data Source for Anti-Aging

December 13th, 2013

Google has started Calico as a data source for anti-aging and other diseases according to the media as described here by CNN. It appears as if Calico will take a ‘big-data’ approach to speed up health care discoveries on cryonics, cloning and nanotechnology — anything that can help extend human life.

The big question is who validates their findings? Harvard is attempting the same thing, so it makes for an interesting conversation.

For the New Year of 2014 Herbalix intends to continue with its mission of educating people about the success of its topical non-aluminum detox products including the Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant as a new scientific way towards better health. The products continue to receive testimonials from customers who rave about the results. Just a few are below:

For anyone who has been using commercial antiperspirants, it is probably a good idea to read the label and see if it contains any type of aluminum, alum, petroleum or propylene glycol. All of these ingredients can lead to the buildup of chemicals under your arms. And if you want to read more about why aluminum in body care products is so bad, then click the link.

Herbalix Detox Deodorant helps to cleanses away alum buildup then release waste fluids. It supports a healthy lymphatic flow, absorbing all types of aluminum, and encourages a reduction in any odors.

Women’s 80 Night Lymph Detox Program – a special detox bundle: Read about the Women’s 80 Night Lymph Detox program with protocol, which includes:
•Detox Deodorant
•Geranium Deodorant
•Coriander Kelp Scrub Bar
•Belly Fat Freedom
•Sentinel Breast Crème

The above products are all each available to purchase individually. Please visit http://www.herbalix.com.

Can I Use Herbalix Restoratives Organic Skin Care Products on My Baby?

December 5th, 2013

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Herbalix organic skin care products are safe for babies and their delicate skin.

Many customers ask Herbalix if they can use the organic skin care products on their baby’s delicate skin. As we all know infants are irritated easily with skin conditions like cradle cap, or diaper rash. But, most of the time, rashes are not harmful plus they usually go away. The answer to the question about using Herbalix products on a baby’s skin is probably yes, but test it first.

Most babies are prone to skin irritations especially during the first few months after they are born. This can be caused by a diaper rash due to wet diapers that have been left on too long, or from an irritating brand of detergent. Some babies are even allergic to baby wipes. Make sure to keep the diaper area dry and open to the air, and change diapers often, and wash baby’s skin with a warm cloth.

Herbalix goat’s milk soaps are gentle and mild. Use a small amount and try it!
Triclosan Free, when you use Herbalix soaps even a baby’s skin will be free from harmful synthetic chemicals. They are made with a combination of sustainable plant based botanicals that clean and protect delicate skin. No Added Fragrance might be a good choice for baby.

Did you know that there is such a thing as baby “acne”? It is nothing like the kind of acne that teenagers or adults get, and in fact research has found that it may be related to yeast rather than oil production. Pimples on a baby’s cheeks usually clear up by themselves fast so you do not need to treat baby acne.

There is another problem for many babies – eczema – which is a red itchy rash that often occurs in response to a trigger. It can become dry, thick, and even scaly. You may also see eczema on the elbows, arms, chest, and even around baby’s knees.

Mom’s Love Herbalix Goats Milk Soap for Kids with Sensitive Skin

October 30th, 2013

Moms are always on the lookout for products to help children with dry, allergy-prone skin. In fact, did you know that when the skin that is injured, it allows germs to penetrate the top layer of skin. And kids are prone to injuries. But, a natural, organic goat’s milk soap fortified with vitamins will help strengthen the skin.

Herbalix has been getting letters lately from Moms who said that dry skin was a big problem until they started searching for organic products. Thanks to Herbalix, many have started bathing their babies with the best goat’s milk soaps and then following it up by using a good organic moisturizer. In many cases babies with eczema were clear in a few days after they were bathed in triclosan-free goat’s milk soap. The product’s combination of sustainable. Its plant based botanicals cleans, moisturizes and protects skin without drying it out.

One Herbalix customer, Paul from Washington said, “My 10-year-old son, Joel has sensitive skin. He will not use any type of soap because doctors told him he is allergic, and he says that soap makes him itch. After trying your Cream Bar, he now looks forward to washing with soap and asks for the soap by name.”

A very natural soap that is very rich in nutrients, Herbalix’s goat’s milk soap is made by hand. See all the scientific benefits of the Nubian goat’s milk used in Herbalix products in this video – and meet two of the goats where the milk comes from – SugarPie and Summer!

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Goats Milk Soap1 Moms Love Herbalix Goats Milk Soap for Kids with Sensitive Skin

Herbalix Goat’s Milk Soaps come in a variety of wonderful scents.

people dry skin have discovered that goat’s milk soap is beneficial. One of the differences between handmade goat’s milk soap and other commercial soaps is the absence of harsh chemicals.

A little known fact is that goat’s milk soap has an ingredient called capric-caprylic triglyceride. Of course there are top companies making best goat’s milk bar soap and liquid goat’s milk soaps include Herbalix Restoratives. (http://www.herbalix.com)

Mom’s that use Herbalix goat’s milk soap on their children have discovered that their skin is soft, supple and relieved of any rashes caused by harsh chemicals.

Organic Skin Care and Body Detox Stands up to the Test of Time

September 5th, 2013

By Elizabeth Fessler

For centuries humans have interacted with their physical world and their own bodies. Skin care methods and body detox methods have stood the test of time for a good reason. There were many early methods for detoxification, among multi cultures – from India and Asia to the United States – including everything from dry brush massage, to cupping, to counter-irritation. What’s more, an internal detox, or colonic irrigation is actually mentioned in the bible.

Cleopatra Organic Skin Care and Body Detox Stands up to the Test of Time

Dating back to ancient Egyptian times, skin detoxification and beauty rituals included a number of primitive methods. One popular ancient organic skin care detox method was the use of sea salt from The Dead Sea.

Our Egyptian ancestors believed that toxins formed in the body because of decomposition within the intestines, which ultimately resulted in a fever. One ancient method was known as “counter-irritation” which was produced by the direct application of a hot instrument or a cautery that was manufactured in a variety of shapes. Basically, drainage was implemented to cause a chronic inflammatory reaction which resulted in the form of a bister or running sore which could be maintained for a long period of time. This way, the humors (poisons) could be continuously released from the body. Counter-irritation was often used in the treatment of paralysis and asthma. The blister was commonly produced by applying a blistering agent such as a poultice of cantharides, and it was then left in place until a blister formed. Boiling liquids — oil, honey, wax and syrup were often used for cauterization. The doctors would often apply the cautery until they heard sizzling along with a noxious smell and shrived skin.

Dating back to ancient Egyptian times, skin detoxification and beauty rituals included a number of primitive methods. One popular ancient organic skin care detox method was the use of sea salt from The Dead Sea, which was often used by Cleopatra in her bath to combat skin problems including psoriasis or eczema.

Cupping is another body detox technique that has been practiced in China for many thousands of years. Believed to help free up blockages of energy pathways in the body, cupping involves placing heated glass cups onto the skin at key pressure points, causing suction which stimulates blood circulation.

Dry skin brushing – brushing the skin with a dry brush – has been used for many centuries in Europe for. internal and external toxin elimination. It aids in unclogging pores that have become clogged from makeup, toxins in the air or from food. Dry brushing helps get rid of the dead skin cells with toxins, and it also helps increase circulation.
Throughout history in most societies humans have practiced massage to relieve muscle tension and help eliminate waste matter from the muscles, as well as to assist in keeping the system regular. Recently – during the last century – massage has brought forth many new techniques to help cleanse the human body.

Today skin detox methods are much more sophisticated including products that have been formulated especially for the purpose of detoxing the body. Herbalix Restoratives (http://www.herbalix.com) has been successfully marketing its Cleansing Detox Deodorant – a pure and organic Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant is designed to cleanse aluminum, unwanted debris and impurities from the body.

The Finest in Organic Skin Care Products

July 20th, 2013

With so many chemicals being used in personal care products today, what does it take for a company to produce truly organic skin care products? Herbalix Restoratives knows, because they have been producing fine quality organic products for more than 14 years and serving a growing market of health care practitioners, as well as consumers seeking body care products that are equivalent to their preferences for organic and healthy foods.

Herbalix organic skin care products are made in the Herbalix state of the art facility located along the pristine coastline of the Pacific Northwest. The company uses equipment consisting of stainless steel tanks, paddles, and piping. All plastic, silicone, and other harmful components have been removed and retrofitted with stainless steel parts. The final result guarantees the integrity of the company’s specialty skin care products.

Synthetic chemical and petroleum-free, Herbalix makes organic products without parabens, phthalates, fillers, emulsifiers, synthetic fragrance or color, or anything derived from petroleum. Every one of the Herbalix organic skin care products contains the Herbalix Botanical and Sea Vegetable Blend™ and eliminates the need for any synthetic preservatives.

From the aluminum-free Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ to the extraordinary Supreme Solution® Intensive body moisture – Herbalix’s organic products are made with natural skin beneficial ingredients such as non RBD oils (Refined, Bleached, and Deodorized) which naturally contain skin beneficial nutrients.

The company uses only the highest quality ingredients available to formulate its natural personal care products – formulas that incorporate the use of food-grade organic ingredients. Herbalix also sources organically grown and processed herbs and essential oils.

Herbalix has contracted clinical trials thru independent laboratories as well as clinics and laboratory tests, providing scientific evidence and therapeutic product benefits to support their products. The Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant has undergone individual tests including preliminary clinical studies showing reduction in significant amounts of aluminum during a three week period, the last week using the detox deodorant, the first one being a baseline and the second with subjects using an antiperspirant. No other competitor can make that claim. This represents a distinct and significant market advantage.

According to medical science, and up to now, the field of lymphatic system has had limited research and it is perhaps the most misunderstood system in the body. Though the future is now the focus of research in the next coming years may well be to use sophisticated equipment to explore and capture in real time the lymphatic system and lymphatic fluids. Herbalix is already addressing these concerns. Herbalix Restoratives’ extensive and trail blazing research has revealed new discoveries in this area providing needed resources for doctors and Scientist in the way of topical detox products osmotically targeting the lymphatic system. Herbalix Restoratives, J. P. Durga Research Division continues to work to be a leader in this area.

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

Organics is Fastest Growing Personal Care Product Segment

February 4th, 2013

Estimated to top $11 billion by 2016, organic products are the fastest growing part of the personal care market segment, according to market research firm Mintel. This segment is projected to outperform the conventional products very soon, and this big trend also presents many opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the natural and organic skin care channel. Undeterred by the economic slowdown, research indicates that natural products are becoming more affordable as well.

Experiencing double-digit growth since 2005, the natural personal care market will continue to witness double-digit growth to $6 billion in 2015. Manufacturers’ sales in the natural segment are expected to increase by a CAGR of 11.2% to reach USD $6,624 million in 2015, up from USD $3,891 million in 2010. Skin care had 42.1 percent share in the total PC sales in 2010 with the natural hair care product segment at 12.7 percent market share. (Source: 2011 Kline & Company.)

The U.S. consumer market for natural and organic skincare, hair care and makeup–which during 2005-2010 boomed 61 percent to $7.7 billion — could top $11.0 billion by the year 2016. (Source: Packaged Facts).