Anyone who reads this blog is probably aware how I feel about health and toxins in our food, products , and environment.
I try my best to lead a healthy, and toxin-free life.
- For my health
- For the health of my family
- For the environment
Toxin-Free Life Includes:
- Whole Food Cooking
- Personal Care Products
- Hair Products
- Personal Care Products
In an effort to eliminate toxins from our life, I’ve started making some of my own personal care products. But who has the time and expertise to make every product from scratch?
I began searching for other options in addition to my DIY recipes.
My first search was for a natural deodorant that was proven safe, would work well, and smell good.
I’ve researched several brands. Safety and purity of products were, and are, my priority.
Finding self care products in the US that are safe is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. What bothers me most is that 90% of products get on the market without testing.
Personal care products in the US use “Fragrances”. I used to not worry about that, because I thought of fragrances as just as a scent, until I learned that under the umbrella word “fragrance“ companies here can use substances in their products they don’t even need to list on the label. The FDA does not regulate the cosmetics industry, so essentially anything can go into it.
After a long search I finally found the company and consequently a deodorant, I can trust. I fell in LOVE with Arbonne’s safe and pure ingredient policy.
- US bans 13 chemicals
- Europe bans over 1300
- My favorite company, Arbonne, bans over 2000 chemicals.
I am only buying Arbonne now because ALL of their products have to be proven safe to standards set higher than even the EU‘s.
On our store shelves, in the US, in comparison, a product has to be proven to be harmful before it is pulled off the shelf. I don’t want to be the guinea pig, become sick years later, proving a product is not safe.
What I use now:
Shea Butter Deodorant
It smells amazing and works great.
What’s best is that with this deodorant I not only know what’s in it, I know what’s NOT in it.
- Talc-free formula
- Made with
- Sustainably sourced shea butter
- Soothing aloe
- Arrowroot powder to absorb moisture and sweat
- Baking soda, rosemary and sage to help neutralize body odor
- Glides on without feeling sticky or greasy
- Dries invisibly, no white marks left behind
- Lightly scented with aloe for a clean, fresh-smelling finish
- Gender-neutral scent, great for men and women.