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Vanilla- More than just a scent!

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Vanilla- More than just a scent!

Vanilla is one of the world's most popular food flavoring additives, and is beloved for it's sweet, calming scent in bath & body products. But there's so much more to vanilla extract than its amazing scent and flavor profile. Read on! The history of vanilla dates back to ancient Mexico, where it was first cultivated from the vanilla orchid. These days it's grown in tropical regions all over the world.  A DELICATE PROCESS The harvesting of commercially produced vanilla is a delicate, labor-intensive process. Vanilla planifolia is a tropical vine with beautiful yellow-greenish flowers that last only a short time....

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What is sensitive Skin?

Skincare

What is sensitive Skin?

Sensitive Skin Causes & treatments Although not medically diagnosable, sensitive skin is a common issue. Skin that is prone to adverse reactions is considered to be sensitive. Most people that have sensitive skin experience itching, burning, and stinging patches of skin either frequently or occasionally.   Signs  Redness & swelling  Irritation or rash Rough patches or texture Peeling skin   Causes Contact Dermatitis Inflammation that can occur when your skin is exposed to an irritant, such as a strong fragrance or harsh chemical. This irritant causes minor damage to the skin’s surface, causing your body to respond with an autoimmune...

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Making the Switch to Aluminum Free Deodorant

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Making the Switch to Aluminum Free Deodorant

As people are becoming more and more health conscious, questions arise about everyday personal care products and why it’s important to make the switch to natural alternatives. Deodorant is often one of the first products that you might replace, which is why questions can come up about the ingredients found in natural and commercial deodorants, and their effectiveness.  So why is it better to use aluminum free deodorant? As we’ve stated in previous posts, aluminum is definitely an ingredient to avoid for multiple reasons. Although the amount of aluminum found in deodorant isn’t necessarily “toxic” (same goes for any chemical...

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Natural Deodorant Ingredients Explained

Natural Deodorant Ingredients Explained

Questions about why certain ingredients are used in natural deodorant, and what their function is? Read on! Powders and Starches Powders and starches are used in natural deodorants to help absorb odor and keep you feeling dry throughout the day. Baking soda, cornstarch, or arrowroot powder is often used in natural deodorant. Our deodorant cream is formulated with a non-conventional powder called magnesium hydroxide, which is a 100% natural, food-grade powder that is excellent when it comes to absorbing sweat and odors. We like to think our deodorant is a step above the rest because of this amazing ingredient! Oils...

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The Harmful Effects of Deodorant

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The Harmful Effects of Deodorant

Commercial deodorants and antiperspirants are designed to keep you sweat and odor free all day long, and they typically do their job well. But what effect do their active ingredients have on your health? Let’s take a closer look at the most common culprits and their side effects.       Aluminum Aluminum might keep you from sweating, but prolonged exposure to this ingredient may not be good for your health. Aluminum compounds found in antiperspirants literally act as a plug in your sweat glands to stop the flow of sweat. This can result in an accumulation of toxins in...

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