1/ Conventional deodorants and antiperspirants contain a myriad of unpronounceable ingredients, many of which may potentially pose serious health concerns. Some of the synthetic chemicals (mainly preservatives & fragrance) found in deodorants and antiperspirants are known endocrine disruptors – These preservatives prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast, but research shows they negatively impact the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects.
2/Our detox deodorants are 100% NATURAL, free of preservatives, and are NOT antiperspirants. When you use an antiperspirant your body is unable to eliminate toxins through perspiration. Your bodies ability to regulate it's temperature is reduced, and sweat trying to escape through clogged pores can cause irritation, discomfort and inflammation.
3/ Our detox deodorants are formulated with authentic Bentonite Clay. Bentonite clay detoxifies naturally and it has been noted to carry an abundance of minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron, and potassium. Our deodorant absorbs your sweat with its high-quality ingredients so you still stay dry but it never prevents your body from sweating something it was naturally intended to do and a very important part of our bodies detoxification process.
4/ Our detox deodorants are completely free of synthetic fragrances and dyes. We scent our deodorants with the power of nature, by using 100% pure & organic essential oils. These essential oils are also antimicrobial which aids in eliminating any unwanted odour causing bacteria!
5/ Our deodorants are eco-friendly, cruelty-free, vegan and THEY ACTUALLY WORK!! This deodorant even withstands an athletes test! So there is no reapplying throughout the day, unlike many other natural deodorants that only last a few hours at best. They also last the average consumer 2 to 3 times longer than the conventional brands, meaning less waist in the land fill and more money in your pocket in the long run! So o.k, maybe that is way more than 5 reason but we are just so passionate about our products!
One of my newest products is our dry clay masks. I started making clay masks a few years ago to help with my cystic hormonal acne. These masks have literally been a game changer for me. I had been to countless doctors and dermatologists and tried everything you name it! I was even put on Acutane in my early 20's before I knew how horrible it was for my body. I was just so desperate and wanted to have clear skin. It affected my self esteem big time. I learned later in life what I thought was being "healthy" wasn't really and how to eat to heal my body rather than hurt it. I also taught myself how to create my own skincare and so started Glowing Orchid Organics. Did you know that when you add water (or any ingredient containing water in it's composition) to any type of powdered clay it then requires a preservative to keep mould fungi, and bacteria from forming withing days....possibly even hours?? Clay is an ingredient in the cosmetic industry that is notorious for being incredibly hard to PROPERLY preserve. Now think about that for a minute.... so when you buy a facial mask in the store that is nice and whipped and creamy and has ANY ingredients containing water in it's composition, (this could be anything from flower water to fruit juice to Aloe Vera juice) it has either been very heavily preserved with some scary preservatives or even scarier not preserved at all. When something like a mask that sits on your skin and penetrates it for long periods of time you don't exactly want a harsh toxin like that in it, or adversely you don't want to be slathering disgusting bacteria and mould all over your skin either. This happens when companies use an ineffective preservative or no preservative at all. Did you know that the majority of the "natural" preservatives out there fail stability tests?!?! Imagine the problems you could come into with your skin if your were slathering mouldy disgusting disease causing bacteria all over it? Imagine you have a small open cut on your skin where this bacteria comes into contact with.... umm yeah so scary is right! Kinda makes you rethink the lovely face mask hey?
Now that I have scared you silly..... I will go into another BIG reason I sell my mask as a dry powder. When clay and other dry extracts come into contact with liquids the product becomes "active". When a liquid/wet mask is stored in a jar it becomes less and less active over time, meaning the mask will lose it effectiveness over time. So because our masks are dry the ingredients remain just as effective from the first time you use the product to the last time you use the product in the jar! This also ensures a longer shelf life without the use of harsh synthetic preservatives. So please use clean dry hands or clean utensils when scooping your desired amount of clay from the container for use! I hope this was an informative read for you.
On a side note this is my first blog entry EVER. I was a little hesitant to do this as I am by no means a professional blogger OR writer BUT I wanted a way to connect with my customer and explain why I choose the ingredients I do and why I make the products they way I do. This little blog is so you can better understand the skincare I very passionately make for you! So to anyone out there that has every purchased one of my products THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for letting me live a little dream of mine.