Hi! My name is Gabriella, and I am the founder of Blue Basil Botanicals.
I am so glad you're here.
If you know me, you know that one of my favorite places to be is in my organic garden, tending to and watching my veggies grow. There is no better feeling than going out with my basket to see what's out there and then planning my meal from what I harvested.
As an organic horticulturalist, I have advised many people how to plant and up keep an organic garden and the benefits of eating clean.
When my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer, the doctor recommended that she research an organic source for deodorant. Her breast biopsy showed traces of aluminum, a common ingredient in many store-bought antiperspirants. Before that, I was unaware that something as simple as deodorant could be so harmful
This inspired me to find the best natural deodorant available. I tried many “natural” deodorants but found they were not effective, or I was allergic to them. Being smelly or having an allergic reaction was not an option for me, so I decided to start making my own deodorant.
Over the course of the next several years I experimented with making my own deodorant using all organic ingredients. After a lot of trial and error and research, I finally came up with the right blend. It was thrilling to discover that my blend not only made my skin feel wonderful, but IT WORKED... and it was made from 100% ORGANIC INGREDIENTS!
I started gifting my unique organic deodorant blend to several friends and family, asking them for honest feedback. They all loved it! I knew I had a winner! After receiving rave reviews, I decided to start sharing it with you!
Nowadays my other favorite place to be is in my kitchen creating small batches of artisan made personal care products for my clients. I really enjoy going the extra mile to find the purest, organic ingredients available and sometimes I even incorporate some of the organic herbs that I grow in my garden into my products.
I believe in the power of our bodies to heal naturally if we eat as clean as possible, have a healthy lifestyle and include personal care products that are free from harmful chemicals into our daily routines.
Wishing you the best of heath!
So, you’ve been trying to eat healthy and buying organic when it’s available. But, if you haven’t made the switch to natural cosmetics and toiletries yet, you are probably affecting you and your family’s health in ways you don’t realize. Scare tactics aren’t my style, but I want you to know that you DO have an option to choose a healthier, artisanal product that actually works. I’d be delighted to help you make the switch, and to answer any questions you have.
Scoop out a small dab of the cream using your fingers and spread it gently to the entire underarm area. The cream consistency will disappear quickly in your underarm, so you can wear your favorite sleeveless blouse with no issue.
Also, this product is not an antiperspirant. Antiperspirants plug your sweat glands closed to prevent the release of perspiration. Our body normally excretes toxins through our pores so as a result our bodies are absorbing and storing chemicals such as aluminum and parabens from the deodorants we are using and this can create problems for our body. Having said that, most of my clients report that after a short “detox” period they don’t sweat as much as they used to.
If you have been using an antiperspirant for a long time you might expect to sweat a bit more until your sweat glands level out and then you will sweat normally. Some people have reported that once your sweat glands have gone through the adjustment period, you will not sweat as much.
You can exfoliate your underarm area using a loofah, a dry brush, and using organic and natural soaps. Using a dry brush will help exfoliate the outer layer of skin to allow for a a quicker detoxing period.
You can also sweat it out at the gym and follow up with a steam or sauna. This will help release the toxins faster.
Use clothing made from natural fibers like cotton, hemp or bamboo.
Eat fresh clean and unprocessed foods and limit red meat. Also you can help your system by juicing, drinking detoxing teas like lemon water with ginger.
When your body goes through the process, you will notice that you will not sweat as much.
If you experience increased skin sensitivity on days when you shave, I suggest that you refrain from using the Deodorant Cream on those days and resume use the next day. Some clients have noticed that when they shave at night they’re able to use the deodorant the next morning with exceptional results.
Stop using the product if you experience any type of skin reaction. I cannot guarantee that you will not experience a skin reaction and cannot be held responsible if you do.