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Why is Native deodorant breaking you out?

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Why is Native deodorant breaking you out?

So you tried Native deodorant...and it started breaking you out. Although Native contains a lot of natural ingredients similar to our own deodorant cream, there's one that may be irritating your pits! It's baking soda. Are you shocked? We've been talking about the negative effects of baking soda for a while here, and the bottom line is it shouldn't be on your skin. Ever. Baking soda has a pH level of 9. Applying a strong alkaline base to the skin can strip it of all its natural oils and leave it unprotected from bacteria. You can read more about this HERE. Shop...

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Fragrance in Skincare- Is It Really That Bad?

Skincare

Fragrance in Skincare- Is It Really That Bad?

You know that one shop at the mall.... the one that you walk past and overpowering scent wafts in your face? Then you walk in and smell all the things, but everything has the same cloying, back-sweetened slightly chemical smell to it. Ahhhh.... welcome to the (not so) wonderful world of synthetic fragrance. Okay, so being that we're a natural skincare company, it's obvious that we're a bit biased. We're not a fan of synthetic ingredients, and the one that tops them all is fragrance. But let's go over the why. The unknown. First off, you and I have no...

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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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