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Choosing the Best Antiperspirant or Deodorant for You

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 information. Some supplied by you and some supplied by me. Do you Sweat a Lot? If the answer is yes, then you might decide you want an antiperspirant. Antiperspirants work by applying a chemical which enters your pores under your arms and when, confronted with

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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 causes your eczema and how to treat it takes detective work. Finding the Cause of Your Eczema Eczema and atopic dermatitis is a broad term but chances are pretty good you are reacting to something in your environment but what? Even if you can track

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Mend Me Butter for Cracked Heels Dry Cracked Damaged Skin

Butter for Cracked Heels and Dry Cracked Damaged Skin 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 butter stays where you put it, warding off further drying and protecting overly stressed skin from further damage and infection so your skin can begin to mend those painful cracks and dry spots while preventing them

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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 reaching peripheral tissues, topical application may be a more efficient route of delivery for skin effects, especially during deficiency ”   Linus Pauling Institute It is likely, according to studies cited by the Linus Pauling Institute, that addition of various EFA-rich oils both dietary and topical

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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, few of the many claims of therapeutic efficacy have been validated adequately by either in vitro testing or in vivo clinical trials. OBJECTIVE: To study the antibacterial activity of nine commercially available essential oils against Streptococcus mutans in vitro and to compare the antibacterial activity

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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 at pH 8.0 and Ammonia is at 11.5.) While Baking Soda does a good job of killing some acid loving bacteria on the skin, it can also kill the good bacteria that protects our dermal layer. It also disrupts the pH balance andsometimes disrupting the protective acid mantle can

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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 mentioned by Rudyard Kipling as a substance that helped prevent fresh fish from spoiling. It’s primary usefulness comes from it being mildly alkaline allowing it to neutralize or react to acid (an example is the volacano experiment often done in schools) So, it seems that one

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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 consider 1,000,000,000,000a lot) on their skin and hair. Usually these microorganisms are not only harmless but help keep away other, potentially more harmful, bacteria. Not everyone’s skin is able to support the same amount or types of bacteria in the same place. Skin is acidic

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