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5/10/12 7:19 A

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I am definitely going to read all labels now!
Thanks for the info!

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2/6/12 11:36 A

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I found a deodorant! Tom's Natural Confidence (fragrance free), but it was $4.99 at Sprouts. The Tom's solids had "avoid" ingredients, but this roll-on was okay. Walmart had a roll-on which I bet is cheaper, but they were out when I tried to check the ingredients.

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2/3/12 11:32 A

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I use an all natural crystal body deodorant. I found mine at Walgreens.
I found a link (http://www.thecrystal.com/ ) where you can print a coupon to get a dollar off. I can't remember what I actually paid for it. But it lasts a long time.
This link shows that The Crystal is available at Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Vitamin Shoppe and Walmart.

I see they also have The Crystal Towelettes. Nice for tossing in the gym bag or keeping in the desk drawer or purse for days when you "oops, must have missed a step this morning".

I've been quite pleased with The Crystal. At first I did not like it. You need to wet it to apply it. I was putting it under the faucet water for a second or two and then applying it. I didn't like that because no matter how quick I was under the water it was too wet (water running down my side). I decided to just mist it with a spray bottle. That has worked perfectly for me.

So there's one safe alternative to toxic deodorants that you may want to check out.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better it's not._Dr. Seuss


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2/2/12 1:56 P

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As our team member, LUNARAEVNWILDER, wisely said...it's probably impossible to get 100% toxin free. But I would love to try to address the items that we probably use the most, and the items that we absorb the most (i.e.. deodorant gets absorbed by women due to shaving underarms, because it absorbs more where you shave). So the same holds true for body washes and moisturizers you use on your legs.

I would love to get everyone to help me put together a list of "legal" brands for items like skin care, deodorant, toothpaste, etc., including home remedies too. It would also be nice to discuss price and satisfaction when possible too, since some of these can be pricey yet not work any better than cheaper home remedies. It may be worth looking into ayurvedic products, as they are typically based on all-natural ingredients. Just be cautious of things that say "Natural" (frankly it's just a good idea to read all labels) because they often still have avoid ingredients high on their ingredients list. I'll try to update this post as i find things so it's in one place.


DEODORANT:

I've had problems finding anything without any "avoid' ingredients, but haven't been able to check the ones at a natural grocer yet. Here's a link to LiveStong.com's article on all-natural deodorants (including some home remedies): www.livestrong.com/article/27
6146-all-
natural-deodorants-antiperspi
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Home Remedies:
*Baking Soda. When buying baking soda, be sure to check the label because I've heard some contain aluminum.
*Extra Virgin Coconut Oil works as a deoderant since it is antibacterial and bacterial growth is what causes body odor.

Brands:
*Tom's Natural Confidence (fragrance free), but it was $4.99 at Sprouts. The Tom's solids had "avoid" ingredients, but this roll-on was okay. Walmart had a roll-on which I bet is cheaper, but they were out when I tried to check the ingredients.

HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS:

Home Remedies:
*Baking soda
*Borax
*Castile soaps
*Citrus cleaners
*Lemon juice
*Distilled white vinegar
*Tea tree oil

Brands:
*Green Works - Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*Purex Natural - Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*www.silknaturals.com - Haven't had a chance to check the label.


SKIN CARE:

*Home Remedies:
*Pure jojoba oil
*Extra Virgin Coconut oil - use before getting out of ths hower as a natural moisturizer or to remove eye makeu.. Great on feet too.

Brands:
Suzanne suggests using certified toxin-free skin and body care products.

*Ayurvedic products - Check the label, because some are not all natural.
*Bare Minerals makeup - Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*Neutrogena Naturals line- Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*Some Tarte makeup products - Haven't had a chance to check the label.

TOOTHPASTE:
*Tom's Wicked Fresh. LOVE it, and they carry it at my WalMart!

Let me know any others you know of and I'll add them to this list so that everything is in one, easy-to-read post. =)




Edited by: DANZCHIC at: 2/6/2012 (11:41)
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1/30/12 1:35 P

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I am entering week 3 of a 21 day detox plan that my naturopathic doctor has me doing. Ironically I've just started reading the Clean Up Your Act (p. 47 of Sexy Forever), and realize that this doctor offers things like LympMassage, the Infrared Suana (which he claims burns 600 calories in a sitting...WOW), etc. I found a portable Infrared Suana on EBay for $175, so I'm thinking about trying that. It got pretty good reviews on Amazon, and may pay itself off. I've just gotta figure otu where to put it. LOL

Meanwhile, I'd hate to waste all the time, effort and $ I've put into this detox and not address some of the toxins I put into my body on a daily basis. So my goal this week is to switch toothpaste and deodorant, and then I may get the book I saw on Dr. Oz called "Your Body Beautiful" by Jennifer Ashton which is based on the Ayurveda eastern Indian school of medicine. Ayurveda ("the knowledge for long life") or ayurvedic medicine. She talks about how women in India look decades younger than their age. One of the philosphies of ayurvedic medicine is that the skin is the largest organ of the body. In the West, we worry so much about our diets, with little or no regard for what we put on our body (even though everything gets absorbed). Dr Ashton says that we should only use natural products on our bodies...if you can't pronounce the ingredients or it isn't pure enough to eat, then it shoudn't go on our bodies. She has homemade recipes for moisturizers, masks, cleansers, etc. Or another idea is just to look for ayurvedic products too (but read the labels, because there are a lot of shady companies passing off products as "natural" that still have some scary ingredients)! So check it again the Skin Care Ingredients To Avoid list on page 303 of Sexy Forever.

Know of a great product or homemade recipe that you love? Please share the recipe or product name and brand here!



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1/29/12 4:01 P

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I'm just starting to learn the detox aspect of the Sexy Forever book. Post info here as you learn more, but meanwhile, here's a link to a discussion talking about some "legal" brands people have found for cosmetics, household cleaners, deodoant, etc:
somersizesupport.lefora.com/2011/01/
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/somersizing-based-upon-books-prior-R>to-sexy-forever/


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