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Making the Switch to Natural Deodorant: The Armpit Detox

Posted by Aleshia Johnson on

Making the Switch to Natural Deodorant: The Armpit Detox

When you think of doing a detox, I’m sure ‘armpit detox’ is not the first thing to spring to mind! However, if you are considering switching to a natural deodorant, you may want to take the opportunity to carry out a cleanse on your kēkē.

Armpit detoxification becomes necessary due to the use of traditional antiperspirants, which commonly use aluminium to clog sweat glands. The mechanism is thought to be the precipitation of the metal ions with mucopolysaccharides, in other words, aluminium reacts with the sweat produced by our glands and forms a ‘plug’. Sweating is a natural function of the body. Sweat itself is a clear, odorless liquid. But when it mixes with certain bacteria on your skin, it can cause a funky odor. 

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Hemp For Skincare

Posted by Brendon McIntosh on

Hemp For Skincare

Cannabis Sativa for Your Skin The seeds of low THC Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) can be pressed to extract an oil that is perfect for almost all skin types. Hemp Seed Oil has a comedogenic rating of zero which means it will not clog pores. It can also help to balance out oily skin by deeply hydrating and regulating the skin's oil production. Dryness can cause your skin to overproduce oil, which in turn can stimulate acne. Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil can prevent dry skin without clogging pores. This helps reduce acne that’s caused by excess oil.   Inflammatory Skin...

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