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The ONE Body Odor Problem That Is Always Overlooked

The ONE Body Odor Problem That Is Always Overlooked

  This week, Mary decodes: Fabrics that can produce body odor.   With the holidays coming up, tis the season for parties! If you’re planning on dancing into the night, pick your party dress carefully as some fabrics will hold bacteria from your sweat. If...

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6 Spots On Your Body That Hide The Most Bacteria

6 Spots On Your Body That Hide The Most Bacteria

  This week, Mary decodes: The 6 body parts that hide the most bacteria.   Did you know? Thousands of bacteria species grow in the cracks, crevices and creases of our body. Research studies have shown that two types of bacteria, Corynebacteria (the pungent...

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*THIS* Happens After Long Term Use of Antiperspirants

*THIS* Happens After Long Term Use of Antiperspirants

  This week, Mary decodes: What happens after long term use of antiperspirants.   Armpits have been described by scientists as a “rainforest” of bacteria. Most of us grew up being told to use antiperspirant to combat the odor associated with this issue, but in the...

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Good Spend, Bad Spend: Bath Salts VS Bath Bombs

Good Spend, Bad Spend: Bath Salts VS Bath Bombs

  This week, Mary decodes: Bath Bombs vs. Epsom Salt   There’s no better way to unwind and destress after a long week by taking a relaxing hot bath. However, there are way more benefits of taking a hot bath than just for relaxing, in my opinion using...

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Why Natural Deodorants Don’t Work

Why Natural Deodorants Don’t Work

  This week, Mary decodes: Your underarms.   The first thing I often hear from consumers is that, “Natural deodorants DON’T work!" I am going to admit that I had tried for years to use natural deodorant without success, until I figured out why...   The Method The...

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Are Face Wipes Really Bad For Your Skin?

Are Face Wipes Really Bad For Your Skin?

  This week, Mary decodes: Conventional Face Wipes   We’ve all been told to never sleep with our makeup on, but sometimes the thought of going through a proper skincare routine and standing over a sink after a long exhausting day, just sounds impossible....

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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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