Tis the season for giving! This year, try something new and give the gift of a DETOX to the ones you love… like a natural deodorant gift! Sure, shiny, glittery presents are great, but when was the last time you gave someone a gift that actually made a lasting impact on their life and overall health? This year, each team member at kaia naturals chose one person on their holiday gift list to give the takesumi detox®charcoal deodorant.
Here’s why natural deodorant makes a great holiday gift:
Jacqueline,Customer Service Coordinator
“As the newest member to the kaia naturals team, I have not yet made the switch to natural deodorant. I decided to give the takesumi detox®to my best friend so we can experience the detox together! One charcoal underarm detox kit for myself, and one for my BFF. It’ll be all that we need to start our switch!”
Marissa, Operations Manager
“I am giving the takesumi detox®natural charcoal deodorant to my mom this year. As a breast cancer survivor, I want her to do everything she can to mitigate her chances of getting cancer again. Although there is no definite evidence that aluminum in antiperspirants causes cancer, it is highly suspect that it might. I don’t want her taking any chances.”
Aloisa, Digital Marketing Coordinator
“My brother and I both use natural deodorant. I use the takesumi detox®charcoal deodorant in juicy bamboo and he uses a different brand. He complains that after a sweaty basketball run, he tends to really stink. I’m convinced that he’ll love our charcoal deo since charcoal is proven to help control odor.”
Yvonne, PR Manager
“My pilates instructor is an avid green beauty user and loves all natural products. She has experienced rashes from a few other natural deodorants. But since the takesumi detox®charcoal deodorant doesn’t have any baking soda in the formula, it is less likely for her to rash.”
Michelle, PR Intern
“I’m giving this natural deodorant gift to my sister because she already loves it!! So I might as well replenish her stock. I’ll drop in the deodorant booster bar into her stocking as an added bonus. She’s going to love how squeaky clean her underarms will feel + she’ll have an added layer of odor-control for the day.”
No matter who is on your list this year, we bet they could benefit from the gift of a natural detox with kaia naturals’ the takesumi detox®charcoal deodorant. Make sure you explain its health benefits before you offended them for gifting them a deodorant. Just say. “Don’t worry, you don’t smell. I simply care for your well-being.” 😉
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
By now you know that apple cider vinegar (ACV) is good for your health. Every wellness guru under the sun has raved about the many health benefits of ACV, and instructed you to drink it every morning. If drinking a shot of it doesn’t appeal to you, here are 4 alternate ways you can incorporate this magical ingredient into your morning routine
1. As a Hair Rinse
I have been on a mission to find a way to cut back on using shampoo. For those days when you just have to rinse your hair, but know it’s too soon to shampoo again, I love using baking soda and ACV! First, apply a mixture of one part baking soda and three parts water to your hair, let it sit for 3 minutes, and then rinse. After that, apply ACV diluted in water to your strands. This will totally get rid of buildup, and make your hair feel super clean.
2. As a Toner
This works like a charm! Dilute one part ACV in four parts water, and apply with a cotton pad. So simple, yet it will leave your skin glowing!
3. To Clean Your Coffee Maker
Guys, clean your coffee makers! It’s easy to forget that your coffee maker needs a good thorough cleanout just like any other appliance, as it can harbor bacteria and mold. Run your coffee maker through a cycle using a mix of one part ACV with two parts water. Then, run it one more time with just water to flush out the ACV.
4. In Your Soap
My all time favorite way to use ACV is in my soap each morning in the shower. The takesumi detox® deodorant booster bar makes it so easy to reap the benefits of apple cider vinegar! Why do I love it so much? It provides an extra layer of protection against underarm odor.
Here’s what you need to know:
Body odor isn’t actually caused by sweat; rather, it’s caused when the bacteria under your arms interacts with sweat. So, technically, if you get rid of the bacteria you will help mitigate odor-causing bacteria. And guess what? ACV KILLS BACTERIA ON THE SKIN! Use the deodorant booster bar under your arms before applying any deodorant for longer lasting odor protection.
Photos by Kristen Ess, Eat Sleep Cuddle, and Decoholic.