Choosing the Best Antiperspirant or Deodorant for You

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We sometimes use the terms deodorant and antiperspirant interchangeably but they are very different. To understand the difference, check out this blog post because the process of choosing the best antiperspirant or deodorant for you requires that you recognize the difference. Choosing the best antiperspirant or deodorant for you can be helped with a little […]

What Causes Your Eczema and How to Treat it

More than 10% of people in the U.S. suffer from Eczema. It’s also called atopic dermatitis. The “atopic” refers to an allergic reaction or sensitivity. More people come into my shop seeking help with this issue than any other. I have had as many requests for eczema treatments as all other request combined. Finding what […]

Mend Me Butter for Cracked Heels Dry Cracked Damaged Skin

Mend Me Jar Healing for Cracked and Extremely Dry Hands

Introducing my new Mend Me Butter to mend dry, cracked skin.  I packed in as many skin healing, moisturizing, bacteria and fungus fighting ingredients  into this mending butter lotion. I created this for those who suffer from cracked heels, hands, fingers and elbows as well as those who simply have very dry skin.   This […]

Science Suggests Topically Applied Oils Help Skin

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) include Omega-6 (n-6) and omega-3 (n-3). Essential fatty acids are crucial to skin function and appearance. “Topical application of oil is an effective means of delivering EFAs to the skin and, eventually, to the rest of body. Because a significant portion of ingested EFAs may be oxidized by the liver before […]

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against Strep

Antimicrobial activity of commercially available essential oils against Streptococcus mutans. Chaudhari LK, Jawale BA, Sharma S, Sharma H, Kumar CD, Kulkarni PA. Source Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India. prdnya33@gmail.com Abstract INTRODUCTION: Many essential oils have been advocated for use in complementary medicine for bacterial and fungal infections. However, […]

Aloe and Baking Soda

Although it seems clear that baking soda works at defending off body odor, one reason we don’t just powder our pits with pure Baking Soda is that many people’s skin will react negatively to straight baking soda.  Skin likes to be at its natural pH of 4 to 4.5. Baking Soda is pH of 8.5, (Sea Water is […]

Body Odor and Baking Soda

Baking Soda is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs. Egytpians used natron as a cleaner. French chemist Nicolas Lebalnc came up with Soda Ash or Sodium carbonate in 1791 and, in 1846 two American bakers in New York began producing baking soda from sodium carbonate and carbon dioxide. It was […]

Under Arm Odor

It is the apocrine sweat glands under the arms that emit the chemicals that indirectly cause body odor. I say indirectly because it is actually the  microorganisms that live on the skin that need the chemicals from the sweat glands to flourish-and smell. The average human has a lot of micro-organisms (that is if you […]