Everyday we make choices. When to set the alarm, what to wear to work, decisions about lunch and dinner, getting the best out of ourselves and our families.
Our choices are endless and more and more people are making life changing decisions to live more naturally. Smaller houses, community gardens and eating unprocessed foods make us better people.
You can make the right choice today. Go natural! Swap out what you know you should for something that is better for you.
Then it occurred to me that I’d really made this choice 9 years ago. To swap out products that I was using everyday that weren’t good for me, my family or my heart and soul.
Needless to say that when I started making my own deodorants, it was the beginning of a huge change for my life. No more soft drinks, no more chemical laden skin care, more walking, more eating of unprocessed foods, feeling happier. And so my choices that started with this or that, are what I do everyday. Diets are fads. They come and go, but the real products that help us everyday, stay. Don’t get me wrong, I love my coffee and chocolates! But I love them more now that I have a better understanding of my healthier environment. So it’s not so bad when I enjoy them.
As for my deodorant, I still hand make it all. It’s still made from food grade ingredients with my love sprinkled on each bottle as a blessing for the healthy choices that people are making. And to think that over the last 9 years, I have saved my body nearly one liter of chemicals. I’m thankful for that. And now that my daughters are growing up and understanding their world, I will also encourage them to make healthy choices. After all, each choice we make is totally up to you!
Another thought today, this time from Shelley regarding her sensitive skin in her armpits and using my deodorant. Customers like Shelley are my real inspiration to continue to make and develop all natural products.
Subject: The wonderful Fresca deodorant
Message: Recently, yet again, I returned to your stand at the recent Upmarket to restock my deodorant supply for the next few months. For more than two years I have been using your deodorant and now hugely rely on the Fresca formula for my underarm skin health. I think I mentioned to you that my ageing skin has become increasingly sensitive and Fresca deodorant has been my answer. Best discovery ever.
Many thanks. Shelley”
Our skin is our biggest organ of our body. It is also highly absorbent to many products we put on our bodies. Our blood passes through many cells where nutrients are absorbed, or removed as a waste product. This system is great for natural ingredients that the body can use, recognise and then dispose of. Similarly, there are many chemicals that are absorbed through our skin which our bodies consequently can’t recognize. Many of these synthetic chemicals cannot be removed easily if at all. They are stored in our skin and other parts of the body. So we end up being a rubbish tip for these chemicals which eventually catches up with our health.
Did you know that all plant cells are recognizable by our bodies? Almost every botanical cell has the same structural footprint as our human cells. After all, plants and humans have been developing together for thousands of years. Have you tried to give your body a chemical break? Have you tried to to eat less processed foods and choose body care products that are all natural? Furthermore, it’s a better choice. Shelley’s words today are a testament to our values to create products with food grade and botanical ingredients. After 2 years of wearing our deodorants and her understanding of how our products help her sensitive skin, have you tried making the discovery today with Fresca Natural deodorants?
Yours in good health,
Understanding natural deodorants is vital to be able to choose the best one for you. Sonia’s in depth blog about the importance of wearing a natural deodorant. She highlights the difference between deodorants and antiperspirants and their quality. So happy to be working with Sonia Donaldson from Natural New Age Mum who has just blogged about the Ultimate Guide to Natural Deodorants.
When our deodorants first came out, Sonia was one of the first customers to write a review on our Fresca Natural deodorants. Seems like there are now so many to choose from. Deodorants come in all shapes and sizes, creams, pastes and sticks. We love our traditional no mess, no sticky fingers, convenient long lasting roll-on bottle. Sonia has included Fresca Natural in her bag of must have natural deodorants.
Sonia’s take on natural deodorants tells the real story about how natural deodorants are so good now that they are even better than commercial deodorants. (And better for you.)
Deodorants are not antiperspirants. Natural deodorants do NOT block your sweat glands. They stop the odour and keep your sweat glands working stress free to cool your body. Sweating is part of who we are. It’s natural and helps us eliminate toxins that can cause internal body stress if they’re not given the exit they deserve. If you block your sweat glands, where does your sweat go? How will you be able to eliminate toxins and keep your body cool?
Natural deodorants are body friendly. No chemicals that confuse your brain when you read the ingredients. Typically natural deodorants contain NO aluminium, parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates, triclosan and no fragrance (which is also the name given to labels where a hidden preservative is added). Fresca Natural deodorants are made from food grade ingredients. Then they’re blended with essential oils. So much research is available nowadays regarding the natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties that plants make every day. The myth is busted as scientists add plant oils to their petri-dishes with astonishing results.
Pit detoxing is a new phrase used to describe the elimination of toxins from your armpits. Many new users of natural deodorants switching over for the first time don’t realise that they’re detoxing from using conventional deodorant.
As a result, it can take up to 14 days for your pits to detox. Some people can experience redness, itchiness, rashes or strong smells. Be patient. If your pits are still not happy after a couple of weeks you may need to switch and try a different natural deodorant. Like all products, patch test first and see how you go.
There are products that can help the detox process along, which are clay based to draw out impurities and re-balance the skin. Understanding natural deodorants and how they work with your sweat glands helps you understand what’s happening to your body.
Finally, with a great number of natural deodorants to choose from, it’s really a personal choice. We like the no mess, no sticky fingers, no waste roll-on deodorant. It won’t melt in your bag. Our 7 scented fragrances will last around 2-3 months in a bottle. This cuts down the amount of recycling needed going to your council.
If you would like to learn more about Sonia’s top picks, you can read more here in her blog. Or learn more about why Elda Kingston developed her natural deodorants.
We’re all gonna die, we get it. But almost every week new studies are published (and excitedly pounced upon by scaremongering media outlets) that suggest seemingly innocuous things like going for a walk outside or eating an apple are sending us all to early graves. And because most of us like being alive, and want to continue being so for a very, very long time – it’s pretty difficult not to get worked up about what nasty chemicals we might be inadvertently ingesting, or paranoid about the potential unknown hazards of everyday environmental conditions.
In the past, I’ve run with this anxiety by zealously over-washing strawberries (oh the pesticides!), cutting down my kale intake (thalium poisoning), avoiding exercise outside (free radicals), reducing my sleeping hours (diabetes and heart disease) and so on. Which was truly exhausting.
Thankfully, as I’ve got older I’ve mellowed out and now only really concern myself with those substantive things I can do, or avoid, to lead a smart and safe life as I hurtle far too quickly towards middle age. And for me, one of the main things is choosing a 100% natural aluminium-free deodorant.
Whether or not you believe all the studies surrounding chemicals in antiperspirants, like aluminium, interacting with DNA and causing cancerous changes in cells – it does make sense to be wary about what goes onto your armpits, since the skin in that area is very thin and porous (mine’s super sensitive) and one of the main sites for the body’s lymphatic system. And given that lymph nodes transport all sorts of crucial stuff like white blood cells and fatty acids around the entire body, it’s probably prudent then to make sure that nasty chemicals aren’t being absorbed there and transported along with everything else.
The only problem is that most aluminium-free deodorants don’t work. You often end up with a sweaty, claggy mess in your pits and an ungodly stench that could strip nose hairs at 100 paces. And that’s just on cool days. Add warm weather or exercise into the mix and it’s goodbye world, hello the BOcalypse.
But I’ve remained ever-hopeful, even as I racked up a small fortune in useless and expensive suggestions from friends or lifestyle blogs including: Salt of the Earth crystal (made my pits smellier than going au naturel), Weleda Citrus (useless, stinging), Aesop (great smelling but super £££ – plus, it didn’t work) and Jason Organic Tea Tree (just awful).
Which is why I’m so grateful to have discovered Fresca Natural deodorants back in January 2017, when reading one of the “world-class” interviewees profiled in Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans. I forget which person recommended the deodorant to him as the only aluminium-free brand that worked, but I’m pretty sure they were an endurance athlete of some kind.
And as luck would have it, my partner and I were already booked to visit family in Western Australia in February of 2017, which is where Fresca Natural originates. So, as is often the case whenever I go overseas, I added Fresca to a list of must-find items whose difficult, convoluted procurement makes them even more desirable to me.
I had already been on the Fresca Natural website before leaving the UK and found a few stockists in Fremantle (where my partner’s family lives) and chose the one nearest to all the best coffee shops: Manna Wholefoods in South Fremantle. And although I was still convinced Fresca Natural would be like all the other dud deodorants I’d tried, I had already discovered a great eye mask (Sleep Master Sleep Mask, available on Amazon btw) and productivity app (Jumpcut – for multiple cut & pasting) through Tim Ferriss’ podcast – so was at least willing to give it a shot.
On this first shopping trip, I bought three different scents: Ocean, Citrus Fresh and Unscented. It wasn’t a particularly hot summer by Australian standards but still around 30 degrees, so boiling for a whinging pom and enough heat to put the deodorants through their paces. And as I’m sure you’ve already guessed: Fresca Natural killed it!
I tried each scent for two consecutive days a piece – applying roughly twice a day after showers (to give them enough time to react to my skin – for good or bad) and was blown away not only by their efficacy but by how great I continued to smell. From the cut-through neatnes
s of Citrus Fresh with its lime and pink grapefruit scent to the cleanness of Unscented and the intoxicating mix of cypress and juniperberry in Ocean – each deodorant kept me stink-free without clogging my pores, and happy in the knowledge that they were doing so without potentially shortening my life.
I bought three more 50ml bottles on that trip, with six in total lasting my partner and I (he started using them too) about eight months, which conveniently took me to around my birthday in October when I was gifted another eight bottles from my partner’s father and wife who had just been to Western Australia. This second cache lasted a further nine months until June 2018, which is when I finally had to think about the best and most cost-effective way to order them, since Australia is no small distance.
Each Fresca Natural deodorant costs 15 AUD (about £8.40) which might seem a little pricey but is certainly cheaper than others that don’t work (FYI: Aesop’s deo costs £23). Factoring in shipping does add to the price, especially as it’s often Russian roulette as to whether customs add a hefty supplement to imports [I always dread those silver cards]. However, it’s worth checking if there are any deals or shipping discounts for larger orders.
Fresca Natural is available on eBay, nourishedlife.com.au and a few other outlets but I reckon the best place to order is from the website: frescanatural.com.au. I’ve just bought four bottles of Wooden Spice (my favourite scent: it has a rugged elegance, like a cowboy who wears Prada and gets pedicures), as the website currently offers free international standard shipping for orders of four or more bottles – which is a great example of a brand recognising its global appeal and catering to customers living further afield.
As a formulator of my own natural deodorant products, I am hearing more people understand why the effects of deodorant on your body is becoming an important topic.
When I first started my business 7 years ago, the most common issue people had was that natural deodorants didn’t work for them. While they were enticed to pick up my smelling pots at my table I asked them if they had tried mine or others and what they thought of them. Their feedback was not very encouraging of from their past experiences. So I would tell them my story about my Fresca Natural deodorants and why I was there that day. I would share my knowledge about the impact on your body when you block your sweat glands. I didn’t stop. It was the same feedback where ever I went.
Deodorant has been marketed since the 1970’s as a commodity product for your body. Not glamorous like a hot red lipstick, or a new parfum you just spent half your pay on. I mean, is talking about your deodorant over a coffee with your friends high on the list? I think it should be. Deodorant in my opinion is the most important product you put on your body. Fresca Natural deodorants, don’t block your sweat glands. They smell amazing. Fresca deodorants are good for your body. My deodorants are healthy for your body.
Why were people putting chemicals under their arms that block their sweat glands? From the thousands of people I have spoken to over the years, I have the answer. They just don’t think about it. It’s the same as getting up in the morning, going to the toilet, checking the alarm clock, seeing if you are running late, brushing your teeth and on goes the deodorant. What? You don’t think about putting on deodorant? That’s right. The lid comes off and on it goes! Did you even think about it? The answer is NO.
Well my natural deodorants work great. I have made the most perfect essential oil blends to complement my salt based roll on lovelies. I didn’t smell after landscaping my garden on a 40 degree day so why would anyone else? The effect was that it was so good that I won a national award 6 months after I started with a national magazine. I kept asking myself: If the people at the magazine tested my products with their judging panel, and they put my deodorants at the number one spot for performance, why wasn’t there a rush for people to change over to aluminium free?
Best of all, my deodorants are made from food grade ingredients. Since there are gorgeous essential oils blends in each one to flatter every body, no matter what their activity levels, there is one to suit anyone. I feel totally inspired when someone uses a Fresca Natural deodorant because they are looking after their body. I want you to feel your best as a result and most of all safe in knowing that what you put on your pits is protection not infection.
To everyone that has tried and loves my natural deodorants, thank you. You are looking after yourself. Letting your friends know about Fresca Natural is something that I am very grateful for. Reducing the stress on your body most of all means that you have de-stressed your armpits. Furthermore if you know someone who can benefit from using a natural deodorant rather than their current brand, please send them this link www.frescanatural.com.au
Finally, I am always listening to what my customers say. It seems like they are also listening. Today when I see my customers, it is they who are sharing their knowledge about using natural deodorants with their family and friends.
If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?
I recently met Jocelyn at the Rener Health Expo and offered to help her with a pain and ache in her shoulder she has had for many years…. within ten minutes of applying my oil, she had fast relief. Jocelyn said the massage oil really worked.
View her comments ://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=kQS1TNkbMp0
“I survived Hot Yoga with Ocean,” describes Rose Howard’s experience with Fresca’s Ocean natural deodorant.
‘Fresca’s roll on contains aerated salts and essential oils, which are super effective at wicking sweat and combating the bacteria that produces unseemly odours. After reading reviews online, I sat that this formula was a winner among athletes and people who sweat a lot for work, so I rolled some on, left if for a minute to dry before getting changed and heading over to hot yoga. Suffice to say, by the end of the hour I was swimming in the sum of my efforts but still smelling and feeling fresh as a sea breeze.’
Words, Rose Howard- Reviewer/Blogger
This independent review was posted on 25 May 2018 on The File.
Five deodorants were reviewed by Rose Howard. All were natural deodorant products.
This review was unsolicited.
‘I am thrilled to be included in their list of recommended natural deodorants,’ Elda Kingston, Founder
Give flowers’ this Mother’s Day !
What is the essence of your mum? Nuturing? Loving? Spicey? Funny? Which flower reminds you of your mum? Because she is always loving, perhaps roses? When we have been in a panic, she always knows which calming words to say (perhaps lavender?). If we are nervous, the scent of her warm and reassuring hug heals us from within.
Be it lavender, bright geraniums or the uplifting essence of citrus trees in bloom, there is always a smell that takes us straight back to out mother.
Whichever her flower, let’s celebrate Mother’s day with flowers, with our with our 15% store wide discount.
Give flowers this mother’s day. Thousands of flowers are in every product that we create.
Everyone has trouble focusing from time to time—it’s a common occurrence for the human brain to get distracted. However, there are several ways to make sure you stay on-task, alert, and your most productive while working or accomplishing your goals. Follows these tips for improving productivity and focus to get more done in less time!
Every type A personality will stress to you the importance of making a list and crossing items off when done, and this is for a reason. Lists are effective, helping you map out your day productively, especially if you have several tasks on your plate. Making a list not only helps you avoid forgetting things, but it gives a great sense of accomplishment when you can see what you have gotten done.
While this may be obvious for some, others may not realize the sheer volume of distractions available at your fingertips. When you’re focused on a task, stay on that task. It’s best not to stop to check email or social media, watch a quick video, or stop by and talk to your neighbor. Save those things for breaks, and set down the phone or close the browser until you finish your task and cross it off your list!
Each person has times during the day of being more and less alert—for example, many people notice a “crash” or lack of energy after lunch or sometime mid-afternoon. This doesn’t mean you can’t still be productive, but your best bet is to plan your tougher or high-attention tasks for times you’re more alert and the tasks that don’t take as much brain power for the low-energy times. If you’re not sure when your best times are, start keeping a journal and note your energy levels and times of day, and you’ll begin to see a pattern you can effectively plan around.
Essential oils can be greatly beneficial for increasing productivity and are an excellent caffeine-free way to improve energy and mental clarity. Citrus oils such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, and mandarin awaken the mind and the senses, helping to think and work better. In fact, researchers have discovered that inhaling essential oils while working helps to reduce workplace errors. Our Citrus Fresh deodorant contains several of these oils to balance, uplift, and boost your mood as well. Some other essential oils that help with focus are lavender, peppermint, basil, cypress, ylang-ylang, and many more. There are several ways to utilize oils, but the best options are to apply to wrists or temples with a roller ball or diffuse into the air around you. You still get all these benefits which help with improving productivity from our Citrus Fresh Deodorant as the oils still lift into the air on application.
Depending on your job, taking breaks may be a mandatory part of your workday. But this applies to tasks you do at home or elsewhere as well; taking a short break every so often can reset your mind and increase your focus when you return to your task. If you’re sitting at a desk, get up and walk around for 5–10 minutes every hour or two; even better, take a quick walk outside and get some fresh air. You’ll find yourself feeling renewed and more readily able to return to your aromatherapy-scented, well-planned, and distraction-free workspace.
Do you have any tips for improving productivity and focus? Let us know in the comments!
You’ve probably heard that antioxidants are crucial to anti-aging skincare. In fact, skincare experts say you can never apply too many antioxidants to your skin!
So what are antioxidants, exactly?
Antioxidants are wonderful ingredients with the remarkable ability to reduce the negative impact of the environment on your skin. As a matter of fact, repeated use of antioxidants on skin can actually reverse the signs of aging in the following ways:
1. Protect Against Environmental Damage
Every day, pollution, UV rays, and other types of environmental stressors bombard our skin with free radicals. These free radicals damage skin at a cellular level, and over time, can cause sagging, wrinkles, and dull skin. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals, defending your skin against accelerated aging.
2. Diminish Wrinkles
As we age, the underlying structure of our skin deteriorates, causing lines and wrinkles. Free radicals from pollution and UV rays also accelerate this deterioration. Research shows that antioxidants can actually help your skin to restructure itself, resulting in diminished fine lines and wrinkles!
3. Firm Skin
Structural deterioration can also cause sagging and loss of firmness in the skin. Essential fatty acids, a type of antioxidant, slow this type of deterioration to help maintain firm and supple skin. For this reason, we formulated our Hydraskin Elixir with coldpressed grapeseed and safflower oils, both of which are rich in skin-firming antioxidants.
4. Brighten the Complexion
Additionally, antioxidants have the power to improve a dull complexion and uneven skin tone. Antioxidant-rich essential oils like carrot seed, lavender, and geranium naturally repair sun damage for a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion.
Of course you could apply oil after oil to your face to get all the benefits of natural antioxidants. However, skincare experts recommend using products that include a wide variety of antioxidants for the best results.
Thus, we’ve blended our Hydraskin Elixir with an astounding twenty-one skin-loving oils for your best skin ever! Our customers have raved about their improved complexions with less wrinkles and firmer skin. Read more about our Hydraskin Elixir here.
Brighter, smoother, more youthful-looking skin is within reach with a quick daily application of this non-greasy, 100% natural, vegan serum.
Have you ever checked yourself in the mirror before leaving the house, only to to notice those pesky yellow sweat stains under your armpits? If so, be glad you noticed before leaving. Nothing ruins an outfit more than the I’ve-just-run-a-marathon look, especially if you’re going to a fancy event or even just to work. No one feels comfortable teaching a class or giving a presentation while worrying about lifting your arms and revealing embarrassing sweat stains. So where do those sweat stains come from?
We’ve all had moments when we wanted to keep our arms clamped down to hide sweat stains and unpleasant underarm odours. But did you know that sweat itself isn’t the culprit of the yellow patches? Believe it or not, sweat is naturally both odourless and colourless. However, when sweat comes into contact with a common commercial antiperspirant ingredient, it ignites a reaction that causes those dreaded yellow sweat stains. And those suckers are tough to get out!
The ingredient that causes sweat stains is an aluminium-based compound found in most commercial antiperspirants. That’s right—if you’re using conventional deodorants, you’re applying a form of aluminium to your underarms. These deodorants work by temporarily plugging your sweat ducts, so your body isn’t able to release the all of toxins naturally expelled by sweating. The sweat can get trapped in your glands, and that’s where all the troubles start. The yellow sweat stains happen when your sweat reacts to the aluminium.
Sweating in and of itself isn’t a bad thing; it’s your body’s way of cleaning itself out and cooling off. Detoxing is a natural and necessary process to maintain optimum health, so you don’t want to suppress this mechanism in your body. Just like every other function of our bodies, sweating has a specific purpose.
But why does sweat seem to smell bad? Sweat’s apparently unpleasant odour is actually caused by bacteria that festers in warm, moist environments. Commercial antiperspirants prevent that odour by keeping the underarms dry and preventing the growth of smell-producing bacteria.
So commercial antiperspirants plug your sweat ducts, what happens to the sweat? Sweat can’t get out, trapping toxins in your body. Plus, while they can prevent perspiration, researchers have linked aluminium-based deodorants to breast cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease. Sure, you’d like to avoid wet and smelly underarms, but at what cost? The aluminium-laced “solution” to the odour and sweat problem may cause issues that are far worse than sweat stains.
That’s where Fresca Natural deodorants come in. Our all-natural, aluminium-free deodorants allow your armpits to breathe and release toxins in a healthy way. Our deodorants minimize underarm scents with a whole host of natural salts and essential oil ingredients that prevent the growth of smelly bacteria. Without smelly bacteria, your sweat won’t smell! Over time, you’ll even find that your underarms will produce less sweat. Without duct-blocking aluminium-based compounds, your sweat ducts will naturally regulate themselves to a healthy level.
Fresca Natural deodorants use safe ingredients to keep your body healthy and your clothes stain-free. And since we never use aluminium (or any other harmful ingredients), there’s no need to worry about yellow pit stains! If you swap out commercial aluminium-based deodorants for our natural alternatives, you’ll save yourself a lot of stress and headache while avoiding harmful toxins.
Often we head into January full of spirit. We’ve got our resolutions all set out and we’re ready to tackle some goals, but by the time March is over, Easter eggs all gobbled up, all our good intentions seem like a distant memory. Want to know a secret, though? There is no time better than today to start your fitness journey! Trust us, if you can push through and get fit, not only will you change physically, but mentally as well. Looking for some tips for getting fit? Say hello to some major inspiration and motivation!
If you’re tired of feeling sluggish and out of shape, here are our four best tips for getting fit post new year:
One of the biggest downfalls people make when starting a fitness journey is they jump in head first. They tell themselves they’re going to get fit and do way too much, way too soon, leading to burn out.
Instead of completely overhauling your diet and committing yourself to the gym on a daily basis, start slow. Have a salad for lunch instead of your usual sandwich. Go for a long walk at night instead of watching TV. Drink more water. Starting your journey to a healthier lifestyle does not have to mean totally overhauling your life in one day. Gradually make improvements, and you’ll likely find the whole journey much less overwhelming and more manageable.
How many times have you told yourself you just don’t enjoy exercising? If you’re struggling to get fit, you’ve probably told yourself this on multiple occasions. But here’s the thing: perhaps you just haven’t found a type of exercise you enjoy.
Not everyone loves lifting weights or hops up on the treadmill with enthusiasm. Perhaps taking a group fitness class is more your style! Have you ever considered yoga? There are so many ways you can get your dose of exercise endorphins. Think outside the box and focus on an activity you actually enjoy. Taking pleasure in your exercise routine will make sticking with your goals so much easier.
It’s a fairly common misconception that people believe if they go to the gym, they’re automatically healthy. And, while yes, exercise is a major component in your healthy lifestyle, it’s even more important that you’re properly fueling your body with a balanced and nutritious diet.
We’re all different in terms of what diet best suits our lifestyle. Regardless, though, we all know highly processed, sugary foods are not part of a well balanced diet. Swap the soft drinks for water. Snack on carrots with hummus instead of lollies. Prepare more food instead of going through the drive-through. You don’t have to change your entire diet in one day, but if you at least start paying attention to it, getting fit becomes a lot more doable.
No, treat yourself doesn’t mean reaching into the snack drawer for your favorite bag of chips. In this scenario, treating yourself means taking care of your body physically. With all this newly discovered exercise in your life, your muscles and joints are likely feeling the strain. Show them some love with a natural massage oil. By massaging your muscles with natural oils, you’ll stimulate the tissue with anti-inflammatory properties, and bring fresh oxygen to the overworked muscles. Not to mention, the calming scents natural oils emit will help you feel more relaxed in general. Treat yourself with some aromatherapy, and we guarantee those overworked muscles will be thanking you.
Do these tips seem manageable? They should! Getting fit does not have to be a heavy burden. If you’ve strayed from your resolutions, or you never had them to begin with, it’s time to stop beating yourself up for it. Instead, start giving yourself some love.
Are you ready for a healthier, happier you?
Do you have any tips for getting fit? Let us know in the comments!
Refreshing Ocean natural deodorant is a lively power of the sea inspired by the Indian Ocean that hugs the coastline of Western Australia. I formulated this deodorant with cypress, juniper berry, and spruce essential oils. These fresh fragrances relieve stress, improve energy levels, and aid in focus. This scent is unisex, and works for everyone.
Cypress essential oil is distilled from the twigs, stems, and needles of the evergreen Cypress tree. Cypress essential has several health benefits. Most notable are it’s antiseptic properties prevent bacteria from causing unwanted underarm odours. It treats muscular spasms and cramps and improves circulation. It removes toxins from the body and furthermore also relieves stress and anxiety.
Juniper berry essential oil is derived from the needles and berries of the juniper plant. People have used juniper berry for thousands of years as a medicinal plant. Juniper berry essential oil is rich in antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols, which neutralize damage from free radicals. Furthermore, this essential oil reduces stress and encourages feelings of relaxation. Plus, juniper berry essential oil heals and protects the delicate underarm skin.
Spruce essential oil is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the spruce tree. It’s a coniferous plant native to cold climates in North America. Native Americans used spruce to treat skin inflammation, wounds, and burns. In brief, spruce oil has many benefits for the mind and body, including boosting the immune system and regulating hormones. Fighting fatigue and energizing tired minds and bodies, it also soothes skin inflammation.
Like my other award-winning natural deodorants, I make Ocean Natural Deodorant with the highest quality natural ingredients. Additionally, I formulated this deodorant with aerated salts, which naturally keep odours at bay. Moreover, Ocean Natural Deodorant is 100% vegan and certified cruelty-free. This formula also dries quickly and leaves no sticky residue. Most important, Ocean Natural Deodorant is free from harmful toxins like aluminum, preservatives, alcohol.
Curious to try Ocean Natural Deodorant for yourself? Click here to learn more.
I designed this unscented natural deodorant for the days when you want to let your own perfume or cologne shine. This unscented natural deodorant is also great for those who are sensitive to fragrances. Formulated with vitamin E and juniper berry, this deodorant has many healthy benefits besides preventing underarm odour.
Vitamin E is a nutrient with many impressive benefits for the skin, including:
Juniper berry essential oil is distilled from the fruit of the juniper, an evergreen plant that originated in Bulgaria. For hundreds of years, people have used juniper berry to treat and prevent illnesses. However, juniper berry also has many skin-loving benefits:
I make this unscented natural deodorant from moisturizing essential oils and aerated salt to prevent unwanted odours all day long. This formula works for both men and women. Additionally, there’s absolutely no hidden toxic chemicals or preservatives. Like all my deodorants, my unscented natural deodorant is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.
Click here to try my unscented natural deodorant for yourself.
I remember as child, smelling the scarlet roses in my Aunt’s garden.
Standing there for what seemed like an eternity, I would close my eyes and let the fragrance enchant every cell in my body. It just made sense to create my Valley Rose Natural Deodorant using Bulgarian rose otto (rosa damascena) essential oil, the most expensive essential oil in the world. A tiny 2 ml of pure rose otto essential oil sells for an astounding AUD$229! Why? Distillers use tens of thousands of rose blossoms to create just 1 ounce of this precious oil. Rose otto essential oil lends this natural deodorant a romantic, feminine fragrance.
Rose otto oil, also known as “the queen of oils”, is the most treasured and precious in the world. For thousands of years, people have used rose otto oil for its physical and mental health benefits. In fact, Cleopatra formulated her cosmetics with rose otto oil.
Rose otto oil has several benefits for the body:
Furthermore, rose otto essential oil has many positive effects on the mind, and can even fight depression. A study in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice demonstrated rose otto oil’s remarkable ability to reduce feelings of postpartum depression in mothers. Plus, rose oil’s sensual fragrance boosts feelings of love and can reduce feelings of anxiety.
I made my Valley Rose Natural Deodorant from the highest quality natural ingredients with absolutely no toxic chemicals, hidden preservatives, or alcohol. Additionally, I formulated this award-winning natural deodorants with moisturizing essential oils and aerated salt. These ingredients naturally prevent unwanted odours all day long. Finally, my deodorants are non-sticky and quick-drying, so you don’t need to wait for them to dry to get dressed.
Curious to try Valley Rose Natural Deodorant yourself? Learn more here.
I formulated my Citrus Fresh Natural Deodorant with natural citrus essential oils to improve mental clarity, focus, and mood. Citrus essential oils are wonderful for increasing creativity and amplifying feelings of well-being. Thus, I love this blend for days when you’re starting new projects or enjoying creative hobbies.
Lime’s bright, citrusy aroma is great for lending energy, inspiration, and refreshment to tired minds. Additionally, lime essential oil has several other physical and mental benefits, including:
Mandarin oil is derived from the mandarin orange of Southeast Asia. For thousands of years, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have utilized this oil for its physical and mental health benefits. Mandarin oil relaxes the mind. Plus, it has been proven by researchers in the United States to diminish anxiety and stress. In addition, mandarin oil reduces microbes that cause unpleasant underarm scents. Plus, it brightens skin and reduces the appearance of scars.
Tangerines are a type of mandarin orange. However, tangerine essential oil has its own unique benefits. Tangerine oil is rich in the powerful antioxidant limonene. Limonene prevents DNA damage that causes cancer. In addition, tangerine oil calms anxiety and nervousness.
Grapefruit calms and clarifies the senses. Grapefruit oil also instantly provides feelings of comfort and security. Additionally, grapefruit essential oil reduces inflammation and neutralizes free radicals.
My Citrus Fresh Natural Deodorant is made from all natural ingredients. These luxurious ingredients moisturize while they deodorize. Like my other natural deodorants, I formulated my Citrus Fresh Natural Deodorant with absolutely no toxic chemicals, preservatives, or alcohol. So, make this natural deodorant is your secret weapon during your next presentation or exam. Smell your best while you do your best work!
Curious to try it yourself? Click here to learn more about Citrus Fresh Natural Deodorant.
Tonight I was thinking about the healthy choice I made today for my meal with my children. I also stopped to think about all the planning we have made for our delicious dinner that we will have with all our family on Christmas night. Actually, I started to wonder about all the healthy choices I had made this year. Then I started thinking about the unhealthy choices like eating too much chocolate, my sleeping patterns, exercising, time with my children and husband and generally how I live my life.
The one thing that stood out for me was that I am really doing OK in all areas of my life when it comes to healthy choice. It’s not just food, it’s the friends I have made, the causes I have supported, the ‘hello’s’ I have offered to people and how friendly I am to the person serving me at the check out. What I noticed the most, is that I am actually making healthy choices in my thinking, eating (well that is the most troublesome one for me) and also what I use for my personal hygiene and of course using my own natural deodorants and my other products. Each decision that I make is like a road map to where I am going. Have you every driven down a road and thought that you needed to turn back? Or that you made the wrong turn? That’s OK. Because we can always change our minds and go down another road and journey to a new destination.
When was the last time that you really sat down for 10 to 15 minutes and really had a good look at the choices you have made this year? Don’t beat yourself up. There is always a good time to start. I promise you~! AND the reason I can promise this to you is that once you shift how you choose to think about things, it becomes easier and easier to give yourself more love, more time and more nurturing.
I have been very blessed this year I have to say. For every single person that has touched my life for a minute, an hour a week or even months, I am grateful. Each experience has been unique. The good and the bad. Because from every bad experience there is goodness to come from it. That’s just how life is balanced.
So this isn’t just another blog to say, choose Fresca Natural deodorants. With 100% natural ingredients, I hand make everything with my gorgeous team etc. etc. On reflection, it was 7 years ago when I first began making my healthy life choices. On that day, I started to enjoy making healthy choices and so it continues to this day. You can do it too.
In conclusion, I would just like to wish you all a magical Christmas! Enjoy your day and make decisions that will help your body, mind and soul. After all, if you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?
Merry Christmas. Be safe.
This is a great natural deodorant fragrance with a rich, feminine fragrance having many aromatherapy benefits. You’ll love the feelings it brings that relieve stress from nervous tension and anxiety. Increasing calm and helping with insomnia, this is a dynamic duo of essential oils in Jaisara natural deodorant.
My Jaisara Natural Deodorant is named after the Nepalese word for “jasmine”. This is an enticing and balancing blend of jasmine and ylang ylang!
If you’ve been looking for a deodorant that can transition from day to night, this is a great choice. Work wear to date night! Keep it handy in your bag when you refresh your lippy, just add a dash of Jaisara too!
Jasmine essential oil is gently distilled from the jasmine flower.
Native to Asia, jasmine essential oil has been used for many years as a mental health and nervous system treatment. Women especially favour Jasmine to help them with reducing feelings of stress, anxiety and with that feeling ‘low’ feeling at that time of the month!
When you feel good in yourself, your thoughts lift your mood and you can see the goodness in everything around you. This can also help with improving energy levels and your general outlook for the day. Sometimes when I am in that part of my cycle, I often reach for Ylang Ylang which I find soothes me. Knowing that I also have this essential oil in my Jaisara deodorant means that I can benefit from no smelly armpits and know that the oils in this fragrance do help with my mood.
When I am at the markets, I often talk to my customers about my deodorants and so many ladies have commented on the fact that they really do miss wearing my deodorants when they run out. So to me, it’s obvious that the olfactory benefits from actually wearing the essential oils in the deodorants does help them a lot. I mean, you are the best radar of how you are feeling on any day! So listen to that feeling, I sure do.
I have searched for the best quality essential oil derived from the flowers of the tropical Ylang Ylang plant. Have you tried this sweet, floral oil that shares jasmine’s aphrodisiacal qualities? You may know that it is a natural remedy for depression and stress relief. Soothing essential oils of Ylang Ylang and Jasmine can help to reduce feelings such as anger or jealousy, and low self-esteem. Like jasmine, Ylang Ylang also reduces insomnia by improving calm.
It improves skin health, with anti-inflammatory properties that fight irritation common in the delicate underarm area. This essential oil is also useful for improving PMS symptoms, enhancing hair health, aiding digestion, and fighting diabetes.
Like my other award-winning natural deodorants, Jaisara Natural Deodorant is made with the highest quality natural ingredients, and blended with aerated salts to prevent unwanted underarm odours. My natural deodorant is 100% vegan and certified cruelty-free, with a quick-drying formula that leaves no sticky residue. Plus, it’s free from harmful toxins like aluminum, preservatives, alcohol. Try it today and say goodbye to aluminum deodorants for good!
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:
to both cancer and Alzheimer’s
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.
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 applying a clay facial mask under your armpit which may assist with drawing out impurities in your skin.
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.
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!
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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!
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.
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:
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.
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!
I was thinking about the array of personal hygiene items for sale. Well I found a deodorant so natural that it’s edible! Pretty amazing huh?.
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.
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.
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.
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 Adelaide CBD, Regent Mall, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.