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Personal Hygiene: Feel Fresh with Lush

lushfrshness1.jpgLUSH makes the freshest natural deodorants! They work naturally with your body. Many years ago I stopped using the conventional deodorants like Secret and Sure because of the toxic aluminum that may be linked to Alzheimer’s. Aubrey Organics has a good overview on this topic and decent product also. The toxics in most b.o. fighters are aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum chlorohydroxide that plug underarm pores to provide so called “protection” while really it is very possible they are leading to dangerous neurological damage. Our body’s are designed to sweat through our skin, it is the largest organ we have! The skin is one of the main channels to the interior of our bodies, it works though through absorption, and the underarms are major receptive sites for absorbing chemicals. The deadly links to the synthetic deodorant industry are serious. Scientific studies are still in the works. The magic of Lush is that the products actually work naturally with sweating and amazingly activate perspiration into a lovely scented essence. This is a miracle for those of us who want to stay healthy and feel fresh.

While they are pricey for underarm care, each one lasts a long time. The effectiveness of this Lush product is amazing. These little hand-made lovelies are so helpful, and while I’m reviewing the feminine floral scents, there are many more blends that work for both men and women.

Above are a couple of my favorite sweat & odor-neutralizing products:

  1. Aroma Creme: Neutralizes odors with absorbent, micro fine scented powders- A beautiful combination of micro fine powders in a moisturizing almond oil and shea butter base. It not only perfumes your armpits with exquisite flowers and neutralizes odors with absorbent powders, but it keeps your armpits soft and supple too.
  2. Fuwari: Exotic floral bouquet makes you feel like a million bucks- Walk around with high-class armpits after using Fuwari, a spicy yet floral tease for the nose that also leaves you dry and comfortable all day long. Luxurious ylang ylang, real vanilla pods and cassie absolute give this deodorant its exquisite scent. Too good for a deo, you say? Not a chance!

Another cool option is this body deodorant from I.O. Spa. and although very expensive for the pits, the blend is a tranquil, balancing and neutralizing body deodorant. The blend has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and that gently fortify the immune system through one of the largest skin absorption areas. Lavender is refreshing and antibacterial, comfrey leaf is astringent and antioxidant, and echinacea root increases bodily resistance to impurities, and infection. Recently, I also noticed this beautiful alum stone from Futurenatural that I am looking forward to trying out. 🙂 Please share any more amazing finds with us!

Written by Lucille Chi

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level.

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B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science.

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