We live in a world where most of skin care products that we use on a daily basis are actually full of the most toxic chemicals. This also applies to personal care and especially for deodorants.
There is a lot of debate about deodorants and every day studies confirm that continuous exposure to toxic chemicals in personal hygiene products, such as antiperspirants, may be related to allergic reactions, Alzheimer’s, and even breast cancer in women. This may come as no surprise considering the fact that most of commercial deodorants are made up of aluminum chlorohydrate, as well as up to 20 other toxic chemicals.
Let’s showcase below some reasons why we should switch to natural personal care product.
1. They are free of aluminum
This is a significant advantage. Many safe to use deodorants rely on baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and plant-based ingredients to absorb sweat, which is a better alternative to aluminum.
2. They aren’t labeled as antiperspirants
Most organic deodorant may act to absorb the fluids, but they don’t clog the pores from secreting it as many mass production antiperspirants do. But, how is this a good thing? Our bodies are actually designed in such a way that they need to expel sweat in order to cool down or to excrete toxins. So basically, sweating is kind of a body detoxification.
3. Organic deodorants improve your underarms’ health
Some people get disappointed when they sometimes sense an odor when they switch to a natural formula. Although, the product is not to blame, as it usually takes a week or two for your body to adjust to the deodorant. During that time, depending on your body chemistry, you might experience higher sweating and some odor. This is actually a sign that your body detoxifies itself.
4. Natural deodorants don’t have synthetic fragrances
Most people like deodorants that have a certain scent which prevails over the smell of sweat. Most of these fragrances originate from artificial fragrances that are a combination of hundreds and sometimes even thousands of chemical elements, often associated with a risk of health harm. Organic deodorants that work effectively use safe essential oils to defeat the bad odor.
5. Organic deodorant (either sticks or roll-on) can be as effective as mass produced antiperspirants
Instead of aluminum and parabens, natural body care products use a mix of essential oils, baking soda, coconut oil and cornstarch. While soda and starch change the pH of your skin to make it hard for bacteria to thrive, oils act as antibacterial agents and provide pleasant scent.
6. Safe deodorants open up your skin pores
Keeping your pores unclogged is good for skin health.
7. Natural and organic body care products help for balanced lymph nodes
Balanced lymph nodes are essential as they decrease the risk of breast cancer in women.
8. Organic deodorants could reduce potential risk of breast tumor in women
Antiperspirant chemicals penetrate into the skin through small abrasions and get stuck within the body. Given the underarm is close to the lymph node and breasts, if antiperspirants were to contribute to toxins accumulation that would increase the risk of becoming your cells cancerous.
9. Nursing women reduce chemicals passed on to their baby’s milk
Nursing mothers would want to provide their infant clean milk, free of chemicals. Natural solutions help keep artificial ingredients at arm’s length.
10. A natural deodorant can help you keep your hormone in balance
That’s because they’re paraben-free, they have estrogenic qualities. These chemicals can cause a disturbance in your hormone levels because estrogen gets absorbed through the skin.
11. Avoid further liver damage
As aluminum allegedly could have downside effects on liver. More specifically, if someone already has a liver condition, it is highly recommended they consult their doctor before using conventional antiperspirants.
12. Protect the environment
Buying organic deodorants means you oppose massive manufacturing that has a significant carbon footprint and poisons the environment.
Now that you know what’s bad about mass produced/commercial antiperspirants and what the benefits of using organic deodorants are, why not switching to all-natural personal care?
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How we store soap bars after use, plays a significant role in the product’s freshness & makes it last longer. Soap bars should be kept dry after use, ideally on a soap base with holes and away from heat.
Recently, I have discovered a very simple and natural holder!
Turn your loofah bar into a soap pad! You can either use the remaining one from your loofah soap bar or buy one. You can easily find it in stores with organic products or natural cosmetics. Thanks to its holes, it allows water to drain and air to circulate, keeping your bar soaps away from muck & hydration!
It can be easily cleaned by simply holding it under running water and giving it a few squeezes.
Home is where we spend time cocooning & relaxing. We have to keep the air in it fresh & pleasant. Thanks to the power of nature & essential oils we can scent our room with fragnance notes depending on our mood!
Here's some DIY homemade air-freshener ideas. Read the recipes below and get inspired on how you can keep body-mind balance by overwhelming your home with refreshing scents!
Basic ingredients you will need:
- Spray bottle
- 1 cup distilled water
- 8-10 drops essential oil of your choice
1. Room Deodorizing Spray
2. Mood Booster Air Freshener Spray
3. Stress Reliever Air Freshener Spray
4. Sleepy-Hour Relaxation Air Freshener Spray
Pour the cup of distilled water into the spray bottle & add the essential oil drops. Then, shake very well, cap the bottle and allow to sit for a few hours before using it.
Enjoy the freshness!!!
Spring is coming, flowers are blooming and nature becomes more & more colorful!
What I really love in this season of the year is that there are colors everywhere, which lifts my mood and affects the color choices of my outfits too!
Did you know that our surroundings may be influencing our emotions & state of mind? Did you ever notice that certain places irritate you? Or that certain places are especially relaxing and calming? Colors in those spaces are playing an important role.
In art therapy, color is often associated with a person’s emotions. I personally believe that colors & scents are the primary source of energy and inspiration in our life. Even the colors that we choose for our everyday outfits reflect the mood we are in.
But, do we really know what our favorite color or colors we choose to wear in our everyday life (clothes, cosmetics etc.) really mean about us? Check the color list and find out the meanings & causes of basic color shades or just get inspired!
Live a colorful life!
You are my bestie!
Valentine’s Day is also a great chance to celebrate friendship and show love to your besties! Exchange with your best friend gifts that show your appreciation and make them bloom!
Whisper yourself sweet words & be your own Valentine!
Bloomey Handmade confeses its weakness for some materials. Its not only their perfect skin properties but also their simplicity in use in everyday skin care treatment.
Below follows the list of our favs and some product recommendations with these ingredients! Enjoy!
1. Almond Oil
2. Green Clay
Green Clay is ideal to detoxify in depth & stimulate the skin while regulating blood circulation. It has the ability to remove the dead cells & regulate the sebum levels on skin.
3. Lavender Essential Oil
4. Activated Charcoal
A few weeks ago we photoshooted and launched in our Etsy store our brand new face & body care products. Come with us behind the scenes to discover this fresh collection and see some more backstage shots!
Enjoy the journey into scents & colors!
Feel the Bloomey experience!
Body Washes with essential oils for body & mind balance
Face Care & Cleansing
Personal Care- Organic Deodorant
Visit Bloomey Handmade store on Etsy for more!
Photo credits: Sevasti Drakouli (www.sevastidrakouli.gr)
Face masks are an easy and inexpensive way to treat your skin gently and pamper yourself! Choosing the right face mask for your skin to accomplish many different benefits is the one big part but applying it correctly on your skin is also important.
You may now be wondering....
What should we keep in mind when we offer ourselves a facial mask treatment? How can we have a healthy glowing skin with just a little effort and time?
TIMING: The best time to apply your mask is after a shower or bath. Alternatively, warm up the pores by doing a quick 5 minute steam facial. Pour boiling water into a bowl and lean over the bowl while keeping your head and bowl covered with a towel to trap the steam. Another way is to take a warm-hot face cloth and apply to face pressing in.
FACE MASK APPLY: Pop your mask into a bowl. You may apply the mask with either your fingers or a face mask brush. There are different brushes depending on whether you are applying a clay mask, cream mask or a gel mask.
TIP: If you have some cucumber slices chill with a couple of slices on your eyes. Cucumbers are soothing and cooling and will add hydration whilst reducing any puffiness around the eye.
FACE MASK REMOVAL: You can use a face cloth, face sponge or your fingers and remove by making circular sweeping movements over the face and neck. Finish with the splash of warm water and then cold.
Being in the middle of the summer, are you sure you are equiped with the appropriate beach essentials?
Take a look at our picks and find out the most fashionable, colorful & scentful items for your beach bag! Get inspired for your vacation preperation!
1. Plunge Batwing Flowy Tunic Beach Cover Up, rosegal.com
2. Organic Suntan Oil, etsy.com
3. LA Hearts Side Lace-Up One Piece Swimsuit, pagsun.com
4. After Sun Body Butter, etsy.com
5. Illesteva Palermo round-frame gold-tone and acetate sunglasses, net-a-porter
6. Style & Co Love Summer Straw Beach Bag, magys.com
7. Eugenia Kin- Cassidy Hat, ifchic.com
8. Sara Z Womens Triple Branded Flip Flop Thong Sandal, amazon,com
9. Mac Color Rocker Lipstick, magys.com
Recently Handmade Hunt, a community that discovers and showcases artisans making handmade items, featured Bloomey Handmade store on their top etsy shop list.
Bloomey Handmade rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 Etsy customer reviews. Opened in 2016 this shop is run by Dina from Athens, Greece. They have several dozen products in Bath & Beauty category.
Based on last month's sales they rank 99,216th out of 1.8 million Etsy shops. How we rank Etsy shops? Since joining Etsy in 2016 they sold 44 products.
Bloomey Handmade makes unique products in Greece.
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