Sodium Bicarbonate in Deodorants

What is it: Sodium Bicarbonate is the scientific name for Baking Soda and it is used in many products including food. Where will you find it? Sodium Bicarbonate is a salt. It is a white crystalline solid, but often appears as a powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved…

Aluminium in Deodorants

The question of Aluminium as an ingredient in antiperspirants and deodorants is why I started on this career pathway. In the 1990s, there were studies published that appeared to show the link between the use of Aluminium in antiperspirants and Breast Cancer & Alzheimer's Disease. These studies have now raised more questions than answers, and…

The Best Ethical Sustainable Fabrics

What to look for in a Fabric or brand information? What Fabrics are the product made from? Usually it is more than one. One fabric might be more ethical than the other. Has the brand attempted to ensure both fabrics  are sustainable or is it relying on that one ethical fabric to carry its product?…

Arrowroot Powder

Arrowroot is a starch obtained from the rootstock of several tropical perennial herbs found in rainforests habitats. Originating in the Amazon forest in Brazil. Arrowroot Flour's largest commercial growers are in St Vincent & Grenadines. Also grown in various warm countries in South America, the Bahamas, India & Asia. Very popular with the British in…

Shea Butter

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii ) is a fat extracted from the nut of the African Karite Tree. The pits are first removed from the fruit, boiled, sun-dried and finally roasted. When the pits have been completely dehydrated, they are hand-crushed. This is laborious work. It is usually yellow in colour when raw. The shea tree is found in 21 countries growing…

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