Chances are, you’ve been applying deodorant or antiperspirant to your armpits since puberty to rid yourself of unwanted sweat and smells. What you may not know, however, is that commercial deodorants and antiperspirants can have a detrimental effect on your health. Commercial deodorant is made with many toxic chemicals and additives, including:
- Aluminum – The active ingredient in most commercial deodorants and antiperspirants, this metal acts a plug, blocking sweat from leaving the skin. Aluminum has been linked
to both cancer and Alzheimer’s
- Phthalates – Common in the cosmetics industry, this known endocrine disruptor can cause hormonal imbalance issues.
- Silica – A skin irritant that can cause rashes and inflammation
- Triclosan – Classified by the American Food & Drug Administration as a pesticide, this ingredient can also cause rashes and is a suspected carcinogen
- Propylene Glycol – Considered a neurotoxin, this chemical may cause kidney and liver damage.
- Formaldehyde – While this known carcinogen kills bacteria, it is also linked to cancer
- Parabens – This common cosmetic ingredient mimics estrogen in the body, and has been known to contribute to hormone imbalances and increase the risk of breast cancer.
Our armpits are especially sensitive to toxins. Why? Because two of our lymph nodes, a major part of our immune system, are located directly in our armpits. Our armpits’ skin can easily absorb these harmful chemicals, where they are then distributed throughout our lymphatic systems throughout the body.
Do You Need an Armpit Detox?
Over years of using commercial deodorants and antiperspirants, the amount of toxins in your armpits can really add up. This is why sometimes people report rashes and bad smells when switching to natural deodorant. Over time, your body will naturally rid itself of the toxins from commercial deodorants and antiperspirants. However, by doing an armpit detox, you can greatly reduce the speed at which your body cleanses itself of toxins. If you’re struggling to make the switch to natural deodorants, try this armpit detox mask to facilitate the switch.
How to Detox Your Armpits:
Mix together 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of water. Spread the paste evenly on both armpits and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Wash off in the shower. Repeat daily until you notice less odour from the area.
The Natural Deodorant that Does the Detox for You
Using the right natural deodorant can also help to detox your armpits. Our Wooden Spice Deodorant contains Sandalwood, an essential oil that relieves congestion of the lymphatic system. Not only does this deodorant keep you smelling fresh, but it also supports the elimination of unhealthy toxins from the body.
What’s in Wooden Spice Natural Deodorant:
Dreamtime Sandalwood Oil – Dreamtime is a term used by Aboriginal Australians to describe a balance between spiritual, natural and moral elements. Produced from sustainably harvested Australian sandalwood, this oil has balancing and restorative properties for the skin and is from one of the most pristine environments in the world.
Carrot Seed Oil – Support skin cell renewal and healthy liver regeneration
Cedar Wood Oil – Antibacterial and antiviral properties safely deodorize to maintain skin health
Have you made the switch to natural deodorant yet? Let us know in the comments!
Shop now to start your armpit detox today!
If you’re concerned about aging, you may think that expensive peels, painful injections, and a whole medicine cabinet full of creams are your only options for slowing the hands of time. Not so! In fact, the same effects of pricey skin care treatments can be achieved with just 5 drops of ONE anti-aging serum per day. As a result, there’s no need to take time out of your busy life for an elaborate skincare routine when you can narrow down your products to one serum that does it all. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also avoid exposing yourself to potentially dangerous chemicals. Meet our 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir!
What is 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir?
21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir is a highly concentrated anti-aging serum made from 21 different coldpressed oils and healthy skin essentials. It’s fast-absorbing, non-greasy, and works for all skin types. 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir effectively penetrates the dermal layers of skin, rejuvenating and reviving the skin at a cellular level. The result? Diminished fine lines and wrinkles, firmer skin, and more even skintone.
What’s In It
Since ancient times, healers have used many of the ingredients in 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir for their restorative properties. These are a few of our favorite ingredients:
- German Chamomile – Moisturizes dry skin and soothes inflammation
- Rosemary – Tones skin, reduces excessive oiliness, treats acne, promotes a healthy glow
- Rose Otto – Nourishes dry skin
- Carrot Seed – Antioxidants repair damage by UV rays, pollution, and other free radicals
- Spikenard – Promotes a healthy, glowing complexion and smooth skin
- Juniper Berry – Reduces skin irritation and acne while promoting healing
- Cypress – Balances oil production
All essential oils included in 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir are of the purest quality from natural sources. We haven’t added any petrochemical products, preservatives, emulsifiers or other additives to our anti-aging serum. As a result, 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir is incredibly concentrated and effective.
What Our Users Are Saying
Assunta from Western Australia is thrilled with her results.
Our customers LOVE 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir. Many users see noticeable results within just 10 days of using 5 drops of the product twice daily. Here’s a few glowing reviews:
“I have lost track of how many compliments I have received about my skin, with many not believing I am in my 40’s.” – Assunta
“Wow! Softness, smoothness and my pores and oiliness around my nose has also reduced.” – Wendy D.
“I have had so many comments from family and friends about how well my skin looks.” – Ljubica
“Omg. This elixir serum is seriously an incredible oil. It glides on, melts into my skin And leaves my face feeling dewy and fresh. Oh and the fragrance is in a class of its own.” – Anita
“It doesn’t leave my skin shiny or greasy and I can feel the difference in the softness in my skin. The results are incredible.” – Lucy
If you’re looking for smooth, soft, youthful, and healthy-looking skin, look no further! 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir does the work of a cabinet full of lotions and potions. The best part? It works for every skin type and age, which completely takes the guesswork out of shopping for skin care products.
If you try 21 Oils Hydraskin Elixir, be sure to tag us on Instagram and share your results!
Deodorant so Natural it’s edible
I was thinking about the array of personal hygiene items for sale, it’s pretty amazing that Fresca Natural Deodorant is so natural it’s edible.
Safe, healthy and good for your body, each bottle I make is a powerhouse of antibacterial goodness for your armpits. With the added bonus of pure aromatherapy essential oils, you are sure to stay fresh all day.
A fragrance a day keeps the smell away!
There are 7 irresistible fragrances to test your smelling buds, or one for each day of the week. The unscented blend is also enriched with Vitamin E. Vitamin E is great for helping to heal and sooth the skin from many of the toxins that are eliminated through our sweat glands.
Paula Reed emailed me on Wednesday to thank me for the Unscented blend. Well I’d like to thank Paula for emailing me about her very long journey to finding Fresca Natural after the many natural deodorants that she has tried. It was a long search for her until she found one that didn’t irritate her skin. She wrote to me that her “…skin cleared up and I haven’t had any problems. I have found it very effective.”
My own natural deodorant journey sounded the same as Paula’s. I did literally wake up one morning with the idea that I would make a deodorant for myself that was natural, safe, made from food grade ingredients, didn’t irritate my skin and worked for me.
Long time user
I’m sure it’s the planet alignment this week as another email dropped into my inbox from a lovely man in the USA, Ben from North Carolina. He’s been my customer now for 2 years and prior to finding Fresca Natural, wasn’t able to find anything that worked for him without any irritation. Ben writes:
We are loyal users of your products, including the Wooden Spice. I alternate it with the Ocean and really feel both are great scents for men. They last all day and do not lead to any irritation or reaction, as many deodorants have for me over the years.
Thanks again for making a great product,
– Ben , (Ben Aiken, Asheville, NC USA )”
I went back into my inboxes and re-read why so many more people use my deodorants. I’m really very humbled that something I created is now a daily favourite to so many people around the world.
It’s really starting to gel with people now that all the chemicals around us really do affect our health. It’s been a slow burn for this to present itself to many of us. I am very hopeful that the swell of emotion will build and that more and more people will start to live their lives in the healthiest ways they can. From the products they buy, to the food they eat and even the furniture (and how it is sourced) that we fill our homes with.
Every little change will affect another change. It’s all about our intent really. Let’s keep moving our thoughts in this way. It’s very important. Deodorant so natural it’s edible ? Who would’ve thought? Well it’s true and I’m very grateful for those who have found my products, recommended them to their family and friends, and help themselves make better choices for their lives.
Want to find out more?
If you would like to read more about my customers’ experiences, please click here.
I hope you enjoy your weekend.
In good health always,
Congratulations to Hebe and Co for the opening of their brand new store in the Regent Mall, Adelaide CBD, South Australia.
Their eclectic collection of only natural, cruelty free and vegan beauty store is a testament to the trend to move away from the chemical laden products found everywhere else.
Fresca Natural is available and currently in stock for all our Adelaide customers who have been waiting with abated breath. Pop in and grab our award winning aromatherapy deodorants in a gorgeous and convenient central location.
Why is going natural important?
Many people that we survey have suggested that they don’t like all the chemicals in deodorants sold in stores generally. Unfortunately they have had health issues that have made them reconsider what they are putting under their arms. It’s fast becoming normal now to let your pits breathe and perspire. Our customers have said is that they really don’t sweat as much as they thought they would. So that’s a good thing. A little bit of alertness has empowered many to make the change and live a healthier lifestyle.
Does it really work?
This is the BIGGEST question that I am always asked is, “Does it really work?”
YES! I have to say that my deodorants still have the optimum blend of salts and essential oils that neutralise odours, minimise the chance of skin irritation and assist with detoxification through the sweat glands. More often than not, an armpit detox usually persists for about 10 days. In this time, many ‘nasties’ are being eliminated. Whilst it’s a great thing for your body, it does ask a little patience from you whilst your body gets busy getting rid of any build up.
Support your local
Fresca Natural deodorants are still hand made by me and my wonderful team in my workshop with love. We are very proud to be part of Hebe & Co’s new store. Stop by and take in the other great vegan, gluten free and Australian natural cosmetic and body care products that they have carefully handpicked. If you can’t get to their store or live in a different place, click to our online shop for your favourite natural deodorant www.frescanatural.com.au and we will post your order out to you.
In good health always,
This weekend I attended a fitness event in Sydney by the gorgeous Ashy Bines. 3000 girls under a dome. 45 mins of fist pumping, leg raising, squat sitting and tonnes of energy. And guess what? When you work out, it is OK to sweat wearing a natural deodorant!
Are you blocking your sweat glands?
But then I started to ask myself how many of those 3000 girls are blocking their sweat glands with chemicals promised to keep them dry? Working out, pumping blood through your body and feeling your heart thumping is a perfect time to get sweaty but not stinky! Absolutley! Sweating in your crop top with beads of determination dripping down your face as your legs burn, is giving you permission to sweat- Isn’t it? My answer: It is OK to Sweat. Most of all, it is the best thing you can allow yourself to do. Fresca natural deodorants don’t block your sweat glands with our salt base formula.
Cool your body temperature
I had the pleasure of talking to so many women after the event about Fresca Natural deodorants and the importance of allowing your body to COOL down as you raise your body temperature. It is OK to sweat. Seriously. My base formula scares away the smell from your armpits! It allows your body to cool as it perspires, detoxes and regulates your body temperature. If you are into clean eating, exercise and wanting the best from your body, then you need to think about how your body sweats, cools down and keeps you healthy.
Essential oils help fight bacteria
Fresca deodorants are packed full of essential oils that give you a gorgeous fragrance to suit your mood, lift your spirits and have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties too. This is especially important as your body detoxes with the perspiration that is sent out through your sweat glands, especially under your armpits.
When you work out
And finally, I hope all the new girls I met this weekend will continue to give their bodies a chance to sweat it out, when they work out, naturally. I would be so excited if every body made the switch to natural aluminium free deodorants- your body will be cooler and healthier with no chemicals and I will feel so happy that you have done the right thing for yourself.
You can read more about the benefits of wearing aluminum free deodorant at www.frescanatural.com.au. You can buy our deodorants from a list of retailers on our website or through our online shop.
Take care of your body girls because you only get one!
I spoke with my friend Diamante on the weekend who is a group fitness trainer. She is always telling me to ‘pull my finger out’ and convert all of my amazing ideas into products that I should share with people. ” Put them on your website!” she tells me. Well telling me is the polite way of how she speaks to me. (I’m sure you have a friend like her- means well but tells you straight up to give you the shock factor!)
Anyhow, the conversation continues and she tells me that she was at a clothing party and the topic of deodorant came up. Diamante is not one to mince her words (that’s why I love her so much). Apparently she was quite quick to defend my deodorants in the conversation. The party host said that no natural deodorants work. She had tried them all.
Like a red flag to a bull, Diamante politely rose to the occasion and in her most diplomatic voice, corrected her. Telling her that she teaches 9 classes a week and Fresca is the only natural deodorant that she uses.
So first I need to thank my wonderful friend for the shout out (it probably was a high voiced opinion). Secondly, she is a group fitness instructor and if it didn’t work for her, she would be poking me in the ribs telling me to fix it!!
So I guess the moral of the story is Fresca deodorant works, so use it. But if you are not sure, give it a go anyway.
Thanks “D” – my life would be so boring without you.
Love you loads,
PS: She uses the Wooden Spice and Unscented deodorants.
I am very excited because this weekend I will be attending the Ashy Bines Booty Tour event in Brisbane, Australia. I was introduced to this remarkable young woman only a few months ago. She has over 2 million fans and now I am also her fan.
I am almost 20 years older than her, and I still love her. She is not just another fitness celebrity- she cares about women and how they treat each other. This was the clincher for me. A young women who is also a mother (of a gorgeous little boy) and insists that it’s about our relationships with fellow girls and women that make us strong and help us along each day. I had always wished for a massive company to get behind promoting positive relationships between girls and women, but it’s not a massive company that is needed. It is just someone who feels it and lives by these values, like Ashy does.
Ashy has a quality about her that is simply ethereal. There is a magical energy about her that is bewitching and she is truly beautiful on the inside and out.
I had the chance to meet her team a few months ago and they were ambassadors to themselves and each-other. I had never met such an incredible supportive group of people, let alone the other 2500 girls who had got up at 4am in the morning to go to one of her booty camps!
I am simply mesmerized by her charm, sincerity and kindness. She is all natural.
I have been a sponsor to a number of her Booty Tours around Australia and what I love most about her is her happiness, genuineness, plain hard work and what drives her. She talks from the heart. She walks the talk. (She literally loves to walk and Snapchat- seriously!) She only gets behind products that are genuine and real (and we have also met the other sponsors who we have to say are totally gorgeous!) and I am glad to be a small part of the massive change she is making to women around the world.
Many people have said that I am going to help change the world one armpit at a time- well it would not be polite if I didn’t say that Ashy Bines was going to change the world one booty squat at a time! In that sense we are both working from the same page.
When you meet her, you will also see the great things she is doing for women and I am glad about that.
Ashy Bines all natural. Thanks Ashy for being you.
It’s shout out time for customers in the Perth, Western Australian area to know who our new stockists are:
Healthy Choice- Baldivis
My Health Market- Cottesloe
My Health Market- Midland
My Health Market- Southlands
Natural Choice- Waterford
The Health Nut- Albany
Let your friends know where they can purchase Fresca Natural deodorants in-store. Look for your nearest store here.
Keeping it fresh with Fresca!
Thank you to Wellness by Kels for another great product review on our Fresca deodorants. (Published 29 September 2016)
“I had previously tried Fresca deodorants in the past, loved them, and reviewed them here, but as the life of a blogger is, had moved on to the piles of product to be tested and had yet to return back to this trusty one. That’s why when I was contacted by Fresca, I was keen to test out a couple of their different scents. I had previously bought the rose and the citrus scents from Nourished Life, and loved them. Fresca sent me the unscented and the jaisara versions to try, and I am here today to share why I have fallen in love with this product once again.
To start with, all deodorants from Fresca are 100% natural, cruelty-free, and palm-oil free. It seems that most natural deodorants come as a paste these days, which I love, but nothing beats the ease and cleanliness of a roll-on. I love that these deodorants are simply a swipe and go product! It also makes reapplication if needed much easier.
Jaisara smells just beautiful to me; an amazing combination of jasmine and ylang ylang. I find this deodorant doubles as perfume. The unscented deodorant is a great option for those of us that are sensitive to scent (I have days where I can only wear unscented products otherwise I will get terrible headaches).
These deodorants last all day for me, and I reapply before bedtime so it lasts through til the next morning. I have noticed zero irritation from this deodorant, which I know is a big concern of those using natural deodorants, as they tend to be more irritating to the skin than conventional as they contain bicarb. Along with zero irritation, I have noticed that my underarms stay drier than when using most deodorants (possibly because it isn’t packed with oils and butters?).
If you are looking for a natural aluminium-free deodorant, I highly recommend trying these deodorants out! If you don’t want to just take my word for it, check out the many (Many!) reviews on Fresca’s website.
In Australia, buy two deodorants to get free shipping.
International: buy three + deodorants to get free shipping!
Today we did a repost from a customer who calls herself “theskinelf”. I am so happy to learn that one by one, each of us is making a better change for our skin and body.
Here is her post:
FIVE YEARS Ago I made the move across to organic skincare. One of the first products I swapped over was my deodorant. Gradually I swapped everything over head to toe. Literally- shampoo to nail polish.
This deodorant (Fresca Natural pic) is amazing! Even my husband who exercises the house down loves the wooden spice and no smell afterwards!
Theskinelf is even so caring to mention that our citrus fresh flavour contains all safe essential oils for mums expecting bubs!
Thankyou thankyou thankyou for letting me know that “I swapped over my deodorant” five years ago.
You have made my day telling me how much you care for yourself.
I was asked this week if Fresca Natural products are vegan? ABSOLUTELY YES! Fresca Natural is very Vegan!
None of Fresca Natural’s products contain any animal ingredients AND are not tested on animals.
Make sure that you read the ingredients on the labels of your products to make sure. Consider ingredients like bees wax, propolis, dairy, leather, fur, silk (often used in creams and serums), castor oil (used in cosmetic creams), lanolin, keratin, musk, tallow, butter fat, lactose, casein, mono and di-glycerides, shellac (used in nail polish), lard, vitamin D3 and whey powder to name a few.
There are some great websites that explain “vegan” very well and are worth a read.
As there is no official certification scheme in Australia for Vegan products, we have done the next best thing and are certified Against Animal Testing from the Australian Choose Cruelty Free organisation. We love their work and all the things they do for the animals.
Stay happy. Love our animals.
Today I received a call from a mother asking, “Which natural deodorant for my child would you recommend?” This mum was asking for her 7 year old daughter and didn’t want to choose a deodorant with any chemicals. It seems that this is a growing concern for many parents with children around that age as I meet many mum’s and dad’s who are asking me at market stalls about this too. I was very happy to speak with this lady and suggested Fresca Natural’s Wild Lavender deodorant. The reasons being is that the essential oils in the Wild Lavender blend are very soothing for the skin, have anti- inflammatory benefits and help with mood and mind. It is the best one for young girls and the fragrance is somewhat musky- which reminds me of those musk lollies I used to by from the delicatessen or milk bar when I was that age. They were only half a cent back then!
If you are wondering about a suitable fragrance for boys of that age, I would recommend the Ocean for their young skin.
Thought I would share my story today with you.
Take care of your body- you only get one!
Fresca Natural is now being stocked in Norway with our great friends at Norganic. They have all the flavours in stock and are available for immediate delivery! Shop now at www.norganic.no
Tell your friends about Fresca Natural deodorants in stock at Norganic today!
Some of you may know that I have started playing cardio tennis. Well, my old bones and muscles get a Circular Oil massage just before I play. The calves, creaky knees, whip-lashed neck and the tennis elbow. Anyhow, it took a few weeks for the comments to flow, but apparently my team mates can smell me coming before I even arrive on court!
Just wanting to let you know that I’m happy with the deodorant (ocean scent) that I recently purchased. It actually works better than the supermarket antiperspirant deodorants.Thanks for a good product. I wasn’t expecting it to work as well as it does.