Safer, Gentler Personal Care
There is a personal care dilemma we all face. How do we eliminate the possibility of body odor without exposing ourselves to harmful ingredients? Is the only answer to use an irritating, chemical-laden deodorant?
Madison Avenue advertising has force-fed the public the idea of chemical prevention of perspiration. Aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum chlorohydroxide plug underarm pores to provide “protection” while possibly leading to neurological damage.
It is a scientific fact that the largest organ of our body, the skin, is also a gateway to the interior of the body through absorption. Underarms in particular are receptive sites for chemical absorption.
Aluminum is a toxic metal found in numerous studies to be in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It is also believed to cause skeletal damage in infants and adults. It works by blocking pores to prevent perspiration. But at what price?
Young Living Founder and President Gary Young’s solution to this personal care quandary is summarized by his saying, “If you can’t eat it, don’t wear it.” New AromaGuard® deodorants utilize nature’s age-old secrets: All-natural ingredients fortified with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
No longer need you worry about the safety of long-term use of products containing aluminum. AromGuard® deodorants keep you fresh and odor free with powerful essential oils to inhibit the bacterial formation that causes odor. Now you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your deodorant is free of synthetic perfumes, damaging chemicals and drying alcohols.
Another benefit of AromaGuard® is that it works with your body to allow the natural process of detoxification. Only food-quality ingredients that support and enhance a healthy lifestyle are included in these outstanding products.
AromaGuard’s® invisible formulation clings to you, not your clothing. Using pure beeswax, fractionated coconut oil, and esters from tropical oils, this new deodorant also offers an exclusive combination of natures’s most powerful essential oils.
Two fragrant versions await the discerning consumer: Meadow Mist and Mountain Mist.
Meadow Mist has lemon (Citrus limon), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Melaleuca alternifolia and Melaleuca quinquenervia, and clove (Syzygium aromaticum) essential oils to create a bacteria-free environment for delicate underarm skin. Only pure essential oils can effectively kill bacteria, at the same time soothing and supporting the skin.
Mountain Mist has the same base but with these fresh and invigorating essential oils: Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), lemon (Citrus limon), peppermint (Mentha piperita), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol), Eucalyptus radiata, and white fir (Abies concolor).
Pure zinc oxide has been added to this formula to absorb odor, while vitamin E provides antioxidant and immune-boosting power.
Effective and mild, Gary Young’s deodorant formulas are so pure you could eat them. AromaGuard® deodorants offer the best of both worlds: effective hygiene and product purity. They are the personal care products that enhance your life and protect you from harsh petrochemicals. Start your day with soothing, healing, protecting AromaGuard® deodorants.
Reprinted with permission of Young Living, Lehi, UT 84043
Essential Edge magazine
Frank is a very physically active 43 year old, who does not always make the smartest choices regarding footwear.
One day while playing soccer in very worn out shoes, he noticed a painful tearing sensation in the heel of his left foot.
Next morning, he could barely walk. Being an avid user of the oils, Frank started applying Peppermint and Wintergreen to his sore foot.
He also went to his doctor, who diagnosed his condition as Plantar Fasciitis. The doctor told him to take mega-doses of Ibuprofen for his foot pain and come back in 6 months for surgery in case the Ibuprofen did not work. Feeling that destroying his liver with megadoses of Ibuprofen might be less than stellar advice, Frank ignored the doctor and kept on applying oils each day. After 3 months, the pain was gone completely and Frank returned to his active lifestyle, though a little bit wiser regarding his choice of footwear.
Frank has a former neighbor named Cathy, also an active 43 year old. Cathy is on her feet all day, running a rescue kennel for abandoned dogs.
Cathy also was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis around the same time Frank was. Cathy elected to follow her doctor’s advice. The Ibuprofen did not help overcome her foot pain, so she elected surgery.
The doctor warned her that the surgery was only successful half of the time. He was not kidding. Cathy was off her feet for over a month after the first surgery. This was followed by a second surgery.
The foot worsened. Cathy went back for a third surgery, now off her feet for most of a year. This time Cathy contracted a Staph infection that almost killed her.
Folks, do the math. Two bottles of Peppermint and Wintergreen versus three extended hospital stays, medication, specialists and a year of lost productivity. How much cheaper would all of our insurance premiums be if the health care profession opened their minds to the plethora of health promoting, non-invasive modalities (such as essential oils) that exist today?
This information is intended for educational purposes only. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any illness or disease of the human body.