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How Labels Can Hide Dirty Secrets About Fragrance

How Labels Can Hide Dirty Secrets About Fragrance

  This week, Mary decodes: Fragrance in beauty products.   HOW BRANDS CAN CHEAT In Canada and US, manufacturers are not required to disclose their fragrance ingredients on their beauty products, as this is considered a ‘trade secret’.   WHAT DOES THAT...

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Survey Says 55% of People Don’t Do Enough of This

Survey Says 55% of People Don’t Do Enough of This

Hi everyone, Mary, founder of kaia naturals here. Today I’m sharing with you a very important wellness practice that most of us are not doing enough of. Did you know? Japanese people have the longest life expectancy in the world. The reasons are all related to their...

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4 Proven Sleep Tips From An Insomniac

4 Proven Sleep Tips From An Insomniac

I’m Marissa, the Wellness Manager at kaia naturals. Today I’m sharing with you my experience with insomnia and how I was able train my body to get better sleep. For years I have suffered with insomnia. Lying in bed at 4:00am wide awake, staring at the ceiling is a...

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You Should Know What Sodium Chloride Actually Does

You Should Know What Sodium Chloride Actually Does

SODIUM CHLORIDE SOUNDS SCARY, BUT IS IT? Sodium Chloride is commonly referred to as “TABLE SALT”! Nothing scary about that right? Perhaps only in the way sodium chloride sounds that you would think it’s a chemical made in a lab. In terms of safety (including the EU)...

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How Antiperspirant Affected My Body After 17 Years

How Antiperspirant Affected My Body After 17 Years

Meet Heather, PR intern at kaia naturals by day and Professional Dance Instructor by night. As an individual who sweats excessively everyday while she teaches dance, she became self-conscious when she smelled B.O. even after using antiperspirant. Heather...

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How Co-Washing Saved My Bleached-Fried Hair

How Co-Washing Saved My Bleached-Fried Hair

I’m Marissa, the Wellness Manager at kaia naturals. Today I’m sharing with you my experience with co-washing and how I was able to train my hair to need less shampooing. I used to wash my hair every single day, but now I only wash it twice a week. Find out how I did...

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This Beauty Product Is The Lethal Bomb

This Beauty Product Is The Lethal Bomb

Hairspray is one of the key offenders when it comes to the most toxic beauty products. The Canadian Government classifies it as a “HAIR LACQUER”, which should give you a pretty good indication as to what you are about to read.   THE MOTHER OF ALL OFFENDERS The...

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5 Most Common Sources of Toxic Heavy Metals

5 Most Common Sources of Toxic Heavy Metals

I’m Marissa, the Wellness Manager at kaia naturals. I live a very health and wellness focused lifestyle and on the outside, it looks like I have it all together. However, the truth is I’ve suffered from many years of health issues that have lead me to live this...

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Are Your Beauty Products Banned in Europe?

Are Your Beauty Products Banned in Europe?

I learned many valuable lessons while living and working Europe. I learned about the importance of quality of life, the sophistication of European cuisine, but most significantly as a product developer I learned the importance of creating high-quality cosmetics. Now...

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Aluminum in Antiperspirant: What You Should Know

Aluminum in Antiperspirant: What You Should Know

Welcome to DECODED, a series to help you make sense of what’s actually in your beauty products. As a veteran product developer from the beauty industry, I understand the harmful ingredients that are formulated in many products, and while they may work, there are...

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5 Surprising Causes For Body Odor

5 Surprising Causes For Body Odor

There is a common misconception that sweat is the culprit when it comes to B.O. (aka body odor). In reality, there are many factors that can impact how fresh our bodies smell throughout the day. Here are 5 surprising causes that may be impacting your body odor.  ...

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Do You REALLY Know What A Paraben Is?

Do You REALLY Know What A Paraben Is?

Welcome to “DECODED”, a series to help you make sense of what’s actually in your beauty products.   I'm Mary, the founder of kaia naturals, and as a veteran product developer from the beauty industry, I understand the harmful ingredients that are...

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3 Beauty Hacks To Do Before You Workout

3 Beauty Hacks To Do Before You Workout

Most people tend to put a lot of emphasis on their post-workout routine, but did you know that your pre-workout routine can be just as important? Today we are sharing our top 3 pre-workout beauty and health hacks:   1. Cleanse your skin BEFORE your workout...

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The One Ingredient In Shampoo That Is Damaging Your Hair

The One Ingredient In Shampoo That Is Damaging Your Hair

Welcome to “DECODED”, a series to help you make sense of what’s actually in your beauty products. I'm Mary, the founder of kaia naturals and as a veteran product developer from the beauty industry, I’ve been witness to the harmful ingredients that are...

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3 Reasons Why Your Natural Deodorant Is NOT Working

3 Reasons Why Your Natural Deodorant Is NOT Working

HINT: It's not the deodorant. When switching to natural deodorant, some people are concerned that it just won’t work for them. Most often consumers blame the ingredients in the natural deodorant when it does not work. What they don't realize is that it may...

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Why You Smell Worse When You Stress Sweat

Why You Smell Worse When You Stress Sweat

Did you know that stress sweat is a real thing? Not only is this a daunting reality, it is actually quite different from regular sweat. The differences lie in the fact that each type of sweat comes from different sweat glands.   Normal Sweat Normal sweat...

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A Guide To Washing Your Hair Less

A Guide To Washing Your Hair Less

Does your hair look lacklustre and dry? Noticing dandruff and uncontrollable frizz? Do your roots get greasy at the end of the day? You may be shampooing your hair too often! Over-washing your hair with shampoo can leave it weak and brittle because you are...

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How to Cleanse Your Face in Bed

How to Cleanse Your Face in Bed

As the founder and product developer of a beauty company, I am no stranger to working long work days. On the nights I am exhausted, my regular beauty routine can suffer. No matter how tired I am I will never go to sleep without removing my makeup and cleansing my...

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