When I decided to start my own beauty company, there were a few things that were non-negotiable for me – the first was that it had to be cruelty-free. Unfortunately, in the cosmetic industry, animals like my first rescue animal, BunBun the rabbit, are used in animal testing every day.
The first product I created for kaia naturals was the juicy bamboo cleansing cloths. I am horrified to say, but with products like facial cleansing cloths, the liquids used are tested by pouring the solution into the eyes of bunnies and other lab animals. This is to test the formulation against eye irritation.
The thought of pouring liquid into any innocent animal’s eyes was truly frightening. I could never imagine harming any animal for a beauty product, which is why kaia naturals will always be cruelty-free.
You know you need a detox, but you can’t bear the thought of doing The Master Cleanse or a 20-day water fast. Like, really? Talk about HANGRY! Don’t worry, we have the PERFECT and relaxing detox for you. We promise, no starving required! No matter what your symptoms are, one of our the takesumi detox® hot baths are sure to do the trick. Did we mention that all it takes is a bathtub, 15-30 minutes of your time and some much-needed R&R? It’s the easiest way to detox.
Keep reading to find out which detox hot bath best fits your needs.
Signs you need a TURMERIC detox:
1. Your muscles are sore and your joints are aching. 2. You find you are getting breakthrough odor while you are transitioning to a natural deodorant. 3. You want an easy way to help your body rid itself of toxins and impurities. YES PLEASE.
Turmeric is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. It helps soothe muscles and joints.
Turmeric is also anti-bacterial. It eliminates odor-causing bacteria from your smelly parts. This can be really helpful when making the switch to natural deodorant as the turmeric will help fight the odor-causing bacteria that is leaving you smelly.
Turmeric is also known to increase circulation. This aids the body in ridding itself of built up toxins.
Signs you need a CHARCOAL and APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV) detox:
You want the easiest way to help your body rid itself of toxins and impurities.
You have any skin issues that are caused by fungus or bacteria.
Charcoal is known for its ability to bind to toxins and pull them out of the body.
ACV helps neutralize odor-causing bacteria. For example, if it’s used on the underarms, the level of its acidity produces a less hospitable environment for these types of bacteria to live on. AKA you will smell better for much longer.
Apple cider vinegar can help treat skin conditions as it helps mitigate fungus and bacteria.
ACV is also loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E for softer, smoother skin all over!
Signs you need a SEAWEED detox:
You are dealing with a lot of stress. But really, who isn’t?!
You are having trouble sleeping.
You have been skimping out on your fruits and vegetables.
Your skin is feeling dry and irritated. HELLO WINTER, we know you’re coming!
You want to detox your body from the suspected heavy metals that might be getting trapped in the body.
Here’s an FYI
The common foods we eat can have traces of heavy metals. Mercury in fish or arsenic in rice are just a few examples. They may not only be in our food, but also in the daily products we use on our bodies.
Seaweed helps relieve stress. Especially if you taken the seaweed hot bath before bed, your body will be so relaxed and you’ll drift into a deeper sleep.
Seaweed is loaded with amazing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help to revive drab and dull skin.
If you’ve been skimping out on good quality produce lately, the seaweed hot bath will give your body a little added boost of nutrients.
Seaweed also has the ability to bind to heavy metals and toxins and help pull them out from the body while you sweat.
Bonus: Seaweed can help eliminate the appearance of cellulite.
P.S: If you were ever concerned about the smell of bathing in seaweed, turmeric or apple cider vinegar, rest assures. Trust us, these hot baths smell AMAZING! They are formulated with notes of eucalyptus, mint and additional essential oils! You are guaranteed to have the best smelling bathroom on the block for days.
P.P.S: Give these the takesumi detox® hot baths as a gift this holiday season and your receiver will be sucked into wanting to know what smells so amazing!
As hard as it is to believe, the holiday season is just around the corner. For many, this means falling off the healthy eating wagon and slacking on workout routines, because who can resist sugar cookies? Here’s the good news — you don’t have to give those up! We have three easy ways to kick-start your new years detox before the holidays, without cutting out your favourite holiday treats!
1. Detox Your Underarms
Switching to a natural, charcoal deodorant is an easy change that makes a great difference for your body.
Antiperspirants, which contain toxic ingredients, including aluminum – block pores, thereby preventing you from sweating. This also traps toxins within the body! By switching to natural deodorant, your pores are free to breathe. Take the 30 day challenge of detoxing your underarms by using the takesumi detox® charcoal deodorant!
Don’t just detox from the inside, detox from the outside too! Detox your skin so it glows this holiday season!
Dry brushing is a hidden gem in the detoxing world and is amazing for treating dull, congested skin. It works by stimulating your lymphatic system and expelling waste and toxin build up.
The best part about dry brushing? It’s super easy! Just take it from Province Apothecary founder Julie, who dry brushes her face daily. “Facial Dry Brushing is my favourite morning ritual to effectively detoxify and wake up my face. It takes less than 1 minute to do and the benefits are endless.”
*PRO TIP: It’s important that you dry brush first thing in the morning (on dry skin) to kick-start the body’s natural lymphatic detoxification system that has been asleep all night.
3. Detox Your Body With Matcha
There’s no better way to detoxify your insides than with matcha!
Made with high levels of chlorophyll, matcha works to eliminate unwanted toxins, chemicals and heavy metals from your body. It’s also great for reducing stress, increasing energy levels and boosting memory and concentration!
Want to give it a try?Matcha Ninja powders make trying matcha easy (and delicious)! Simply add some to your water bottle and shake.
Or, if you’re feeling something warm, try a matcha latte:
½ cup hot water
½ cup organic almond/ coconut milk
½ tsp Matcha Ninja
1 tbsp honey, maple syrup, or stevia to taste (optional)
Measure ½ tsp Matcha Ninja to cup
Next, add small amount of warm water to matcha and stir to form espresso like base
Add 1/2 cup hot (not boiling) water to your mug filled with matcha