Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Introducing Essentially Purely™ and a recipe for making your own PureVanilla Extract.
Thank you to all of my friends for the outpouring of support for my new venture! I started my new company, Essentially Purely™, with the intention of sharing the products God has blessed me to be able to create. They really work, they are fantastic and I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful friends, and family who are Customers, and to have added Customers who feel like friends.
I've been making making my own deodorant for years. I started my search for a natural deodorant about 16 years ago, after my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. The lump was caught in the very early stages and thanks be to God, she is 100% ok. After the surgery and the treatments, she was told not to use commercial deodorants. She was advised to find a natural deodorant that didn't contain aluminum or other harsh chemicals. That really triggered a "WHY?" Response in me. I have always been that person who needs to know why? When I found out how some of the chemicals in our deodorants can negatively affect our health, I was appalled. That is probably the root of why I have been so persistent in my search for natural/organic things for my family and myself. How can the FDA approve such things to be used, when they know what kinds of awful side effects they can cause. Serious problems, such as cancer!!!! It's not ok. A couple of examples:
Aluminum Chlorhydrate is found in most antiperspirants, it is used to close the pores. Doctors have found links to that and Alzheimer's disease as well as breast cancer and other illnesses. (Check out article: http://side-effects.owndoc.com/deodorants-and-antiperspirants-side-effects.php)
Triclosan is an endocrin blocker, it's found in deodorants, toothpaste, anti-bacterial soaps, soaps, shampoos, it's bad but it's FDA approved for you to rub on your body, and use in your mouth. Here is an excerpt from a great artical on the dangers of the ingredients in commercial deodorants.