Thursday, April 28, 2011


Our family has become more and more organic and greener during the last eight years. It started with my sister-in-law introducing us to organic foods about ten years ago. We are ever thankful for her planting that seed.

As we've changed our diets, we've also started changing our personal care products. We've had several wake-up calls in the last two years with family and friends being diagnosed with cancer. It's hit too close to home. We understand that some health issues are out of our control, but there are so many that we can control through our diet and the beauty products we use.

I've read numerous articles, studies and books on natural healing/health and have come to realize that there are so many harmful ingredients in our beauty products. Did you know that the artificial fragrances and parabens in many of our lotions and deodorants mimic our body's hormones and disrupt our whole hormonal system? That, as well as aluminum, has been identified as contributing to breast and uterine cancers. Here's just one article that discusses this in greater depth (better than I can relay since I'm not an expert by any means).

I feel this is something I can control by using natural or organic lotions and deodorants whenever possible. So I took the leap and switched to coconut oil deodorant in January and will never go back to a traditional anti-perspirant. I purchased mine here and can't tell you how great it is. Yes, I still sweat a little from time to time (isn't that what our body was designed for to bring our temperature down and shed toxins through our skin??), but I never stink.

Now I feel good about what I'm putting in my armpit as weird as that sounds. This stuff is the best and I just wanted to share it with you!

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