Six Tips on How to Start Going Organic

Recently someone left me a question on my contact page saying, “I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and I want to go Organic, but how to start?!” and to answer that — First, THANK YOU so much for reading. Second, I’m so kilig that someone wants to go organic. And third, you inspired me to write a whole post about it!

Recently someone left me a question on my contact page saying, “I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and I want to go Organic, but how to start?!” and to answer that — First, THANK YOU so much for reading. Second, I’m so kilig that someone wants to go organic. And third, you inspired me to write a whole post about it!

Question: I want to go Organic.. but how to start?!

Here are my tips:

1. Have a Purpose

As when starting anything, we must first ask the question, WHY? Why do you want to do it? One main reason why people go organic is because they want to be healthier–and eliminating toxic chemicals in your body will definitely help in achieving your health goals. Another reason is maybe because they are sick, and they need to detox themselves. For others, it may also be that they want to help save the environment.

There are so many possible reasons why you may want to go organic, but just make sure that you are not doing it to follow a “trend”, because I don’t believe that it’s a fad. Do it with a purpose.  Continue reading “Six Tips on How to Start Going Organic”

Does your deodorant contain these toxic ingredients?

Deodorant is an essential product that we use daily. Unfortunately, we are unaware that they are made with toxic ingredients that cause harm to our health.

Here are the Top 3 Toxic Ingredients Found in Deodorants:

1. Aluminum Compounds (Aluminum Chloralhydrate, Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly)

Aluminum is linked to breast, prostate cancer and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. These ingredients are used as an antiperspirant because it helps stop the flow of sweat. The downside is that these may be absorbed by the skin, and can promote the growth of breast cancer cells.

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2. Parabens

Parabens act as preservatives but have hormone-disrupting effects. It causes hormonal imbalance, which can lead to things like early puberty in children and an increased risk of hormonal cancers. It is also linked to birth defects and organ toxicity. There are different types of parabens – the top three are Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.

3. Propylene Glycol 

It helps hydrate skin but since it is a byproduct of fossil fuel, it is not healthy for the skin to absorb it. It may cause delayed allergic reactions, and is considered a neurotoxin, which may cause kidney and liver damage.

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Most of the common deodorants found in the market today such as Secret, Axe, Dove contain at least one of these ingredients, and we should really be careful in purchasing these products. Take note that if we use them once or a few times, it doesn’t cause any harm, but imagine using these products every day–it will build up and get absorbed into our skin.

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To be safe, I recommend creating your own deodorant. Here’s a DIY Deodorant recipe I found on Pinterest:

Ingredients needed:

  • 1/4 tsp essential oil (recommended: lavender)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. Melt coconut oil if not yet liquefied.
  2. Transfer it to a mixing bowl, and add the cornstarch and baking soda.
  3. Add essential oil, and mix until completely dissolved.
  4. Transfer into packaging desired.

 


If you don’t have the ingredients or the time to create your own deodorant, I would suggest looking for an organic one. The one I tried using is from a brand called Naturalis, an Italian company that produces chemical free beauty products and essentials, including the Organic Deo Natural. I loved it because 1) it smells good and 2) it’s antiperspirant.

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Source: http://www.sweatblock.com/blog/how-to-make-natural-deodorant/

Paris

I have been really enjoying writing about organic 101 and product reviews, but I’d also like to start sharing more personal content, like my photography. I’m definitely a newbie but it’s been really fun playing around with my cameras (both photo and video) so I thought I would share some of my favorite stills here in my blog–starting with the beautiful PARIS. 

First, I’d like to start by saying thank you to those people reading my blog! I only started blogging (literally just for 1 month) but I’ve been getting quite positive feedback and that makes me so inspired to continue blogging and creating more content.

Second, I have been really enjoying writing about organic 101 and product reviews, but I’d also like to start sharing more personal content, like my photography. I’m definitely a newbie but it’s been really fun playing around with my cameras (both photo and video) so I thought I would share some of my favorite stills here in my blog–starting with the beautiful PARIS. 

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The city – taken from the rooftop of Arc de Triomphe

Continue reading “Paris”