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WHY NATURAL DEODORANT IS BETTER...
Many deodorants designed to cover up body odor also contain an antiperspirant to stop sweat. Aluminum makes an effective anti-perspirant because it blocks the sweat glands in the underarm area, but it's TOXIC.
Natural deodorants don't contain any aluminum -- instead, they ward off unpleasant odor with plant-based ingredients and essential oils. Our deodorants fight odor-causing bacteria with essential oils & coconut oil instead of chemicals PLUS we use 100% Pure Shea Butter that acts like a wax in the way that it blocks sweats without the harmful chemicals and aluminum.
Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine practice utilizing fragrant/aromatic essential oils that are derived from a wide variety of healing plants. When inhaled or applied to the skin, therapeutic-grade essential oils (also sometimes called volatile oils) have been shown to help people overcome various health problems without the need for medications.
Here’s some facts about how essential oils work:
- Plants contain certain beneficial chemicals as a means of protecting themselves, including to ward off insects and to defend themselves from bacteria or viruses.
- The active ingredients within the oils are taken directly from high yields of medicinal plants or herbs through a process known as distillation, then mixed with alcohol to preserve their strength. The finished result is a very concentrated oily formula that can be mixed with other substances.
- Because they’re very strong, essential oils used in aromatherapy practices are usually combined with a carrier oil, such almond, jojoba or coconut oil, before being applied directly to the skin.
Aromatherapy can be performed in several different ways:
- Diffusing a combination of essential oils into the air (or just one single oil)
- Inhaling oils through the nostrils directly off of a cloth or from the bottle. (Use our Sprays as an easy way to do this.)
- Receiving massage therapyutilizing oils
- Soaking in an oil-infused bath (like our DETOX Bath Blends)
- Rubbing oils directly onto the skin-(Also something we offer in our Essential oil Rollers)
Essential oils used in aromatherapy include:
- Herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano or peppermint
- Leaves from eucalyptus plants
- Grasses, such as lemongrass
- Fennel seeds
- Zest from fruits such as oranges, grapefruit or lemon
- Flowers, including rose or geranium
- Wood or bark from trees including cedar or pine
- Roots from ginger
- Resin from frankincense trees
- And many more...