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Did you know that ingredients in commercial skincare may not be what they appear to be?

Some are disguised to resemble a natural ingredient, but are really altered chemically and function completely different, and most are harmful. For instance, Retinol A- the compound found in many anti-aging products because it speeds cellular regeneration. It's a little ghoulish and deceptive is all... read this:

"Hi, I was curious what your opinion is on Retinol. I noticed that on ewg.com most products with Retinol are toxic. Is Retinol toxic on it own? Thank you." ~Natasha

Hi Natasha,

GREAT question! I actually LOVE this question because as an expert in making skincare solutions from food/plant sources, THIS is what it is all about!!! This question is the heart of why I do what I do!!

The real question here is: how safe is lab-made versus nature-made?

Lab made versions (retinol, retinoids, retinoic acid and others) are not the complete compound if you will. During chemical processing, changes and losses occur.

Nature is "self-protective" and "self-serving". What I mean by that is this- the compounds in plant are complete- they auto regulate and perform holistically. When a compound is altered, it looses certain qualities and protective mechanisms. The PURE form of Vitamin A found in carrots, squash, pomegranate, rosehip, etc. is a lot different than the retinol found in commercial skincare.

Natural sources of Vitamin A from vegetables such as carrots, or in seed oils such as rosehip contained within the whole plant have a much more balanced range of action. Whenever a single molecule is extracted from its natural environment you create a physical imbalance that the body continually tries to recover from by action/reaction.

Hypersensitive skin from repeated long term use of synthetic Vitamin A is common and a perfect example of over-use of an ingredient whose primary action is to purposefully burn the skin. Unstable and highly reactive, consistent use of synthetic Vitamin A alters the biochemistry of the skin in sometimes serious and irreversible ways, which is why you need a prescription from a doctor. You don't need a prescription to eat a carrot - or apply rosehip seed oil to your skin. (Carrot Seed Serum / Moisturizer, Pomegranate Serum / Moisturizer and Beyond Serum / Moisturizer are all rich sources of naturally occurring vitamins A and C).

Retinoids are compounds derived from Retinoic acid, a form of Vitamin A. Skin care products such as Retin-A® or Renova® are brand names for tretinoin, a form of retinoic acid, are topical retinoids. For instance Accutane is an isomer of tretinoin (a retinoid), and is used orally for chronic or severe acne. It is a teratogen (connected to birth defects) and has been linked to an increased risk of suicide. Synthetic Vitamin A ingredients in skin care formulations focus on a purposeful burning of the skin and used long term these effects can endanger health to say the least.

On the other hand naturally sourced vitamin A from fruits and vegetables have been shown to be important for healthy eyes and vision and protects against infection, baldness, acne, cancer, kidney stones, radiation, pollutants, contraceptives. Vitamin A also promotes normal cell growth, healthy skin and hair, assists in protein digestion and maintains healthy blood and glandular function.

Lab made chemicals are cheaper alternatives that commercial skincare companies use without really caring how they effect the body and the harm they can cause. Using real, fresh sources is always best for the body.

I hope that helps.

Trina Felber, CEO

RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA

What you are born with is all you get!

Did you know MOST of the cells of your body regenerate? Did you know that your brain cells DO NOT? Do you think you should be concerned with this since chemicals and toxins do cross the blood-brain barrier and will invade your fatty brain tissue?

Yes, chemicals and toxins love fatty tissue and are stored in fat tissue. Your brain is made up of a large portion of fatty tissue.

Chemicals and toxins from skincare and diet can cause cell mutation and cell death. Alterations in cells can cause neurological problems- mental confusion, sluggishness, and a host of other physical symptoms. During fetal development, most of your brain cells and neurons are formed for your lifespan. Very little neurons are formed after your second birthday.

What you are born with is all you get!

Did you know MOST of the cells of your body regenerate? Did you know that your brain cells DO NOT? Do you think you should be concerned with this since chemicals and toxins do cross the blood-brain barrier and will invade your fatty brain tissue?

Yes, chemicals and toxins love fatty tissue and are stored in fat tissue. Your brain is made up of a large portion of fatty tissue.

Chemicals and toxins from skincare and diet can cause cell mutation and cell death. Alterations in cells can cause neurological problems- mental confusion, sluggishness, and a host of other physical symptoms. During fetal development, most of your brain cells and neurons are formed for your lifespan. Very little neurons are formed after your second birthday.

Below is the average lifespan of cells in the human body.

Type of Cell Length of Time
Red Blood Cell 120 Days
Lymphocyte Over one year
White blood cell 10 hours
Platelets 10 days
Bone 25-30 years
Brain Lifetime
Colon 3-4 days
Skin 19-34 days
Spermatozoa 2-3 days
Stomach 2 days

Don't kill more brains cells- they are not replaceable! Use skin-food to feed the cells of your brains. Healthy neurons are well-fed. Well-fed neurons make you feel alive, free and energetic.

We have what your brain is looking for! Primal Life Organics makes brain cells happy!! (We makes you skin happy too!)

For more information, click HERE

No, you do not have to practice Paleo to use Primal Life Organics. You will still see results, feel the difference, eliminate the toxins that were in your skincare items and you will feel good about the choice you made. Take this opportunity to see and feel what real-food can do for your body. Explore the difference and let the experience guide your curiosity. You may choose to explore further once you see and feel how your body responds to nutrients that come from the earth. While eliminating foods that can cause disruptions in the body will offer best results, detoxifying your skincare will definitely improve your long-term health.

A very common ingredient in commercial skincare products is water. Humans require water, so what could possibly be wrong with it being a main ingredient in your skincare product? In fact, many commercial skincare products, even the natural ones, list water as the first ingredient. So who cares if your product is mostly water?

Water may be the perfect liquid for your insides, but your outsides feel differently. It might just be where all destructive effects truly begin.

DON’T GET ME WRONG; HYDRATING THE SKIN IS A GOOD THING. HOWEVER, MOST OF THE WATER IN YOUR SKINCARE (LOTION, CREAM, BALM) EVAPORATES BEFORE THE SKIN ABSORBS IT. AS WATER EVAPORATES, IT TAKES WITH IT MANY OF THE SKIN’S NATURAL OILS. THIS ACTUALLY MAKES YOUR SKIN LOSE MOISTURE AND CONTRIBUTES TO DRYNESS.

The chemicals in Big Cosmo products (fragrance, emulsifiers, alcohol) also dry the skin. As a result, the skin overproduces sebum to compensate- and you may end up with very oily skin. When you remove the chemicals and put oil on the skin, your skin no longer needs to compensate and can decongest and function normally. If the skin couldn't decongest while under the "chemical influence," acne may have been the result. Ditch the chemicals, normalize and decongest the skin and acne may resolve on its own.

Further, if water is the first ingredient on the label, it is likely that 75–95 percent of what’s in the tube is simply water. If that product contains any oils (and most natural products do), an emulsifier is necessary to make the water and oil mix and not separate. Most common emulsifiers in skincare include cetyl alcohol and sorbitan oleate, stearyl alcohol, stearic acid and triethanolamine.

Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) is a common emulsifier used in products that foam (shampoo, detergents, bubble bath, etc.) as well as in toothpaste. SLS promotes the formation of a group of carcinogenic compounds called nitrosamines. SLS also damages the epidermis and causes skin irritation. Children who soak in a tub of bubble bath, for instance, are especially vulnerable to urinary infections caused by SLS.

If an emulsifier is present, preservatives are always included to keep the product from spoiling, and parabens are the most common preservative. Parabens promote the production of estrogen and are increasingly linked to early puberty in girls. Naturally occurring parabens are found in some foods that are metabolized in the body (by the liver), lessening their estrogen-production effects.

One of the most common preservatives is the group of synthetic parabens. Unfortunately, synthetic parabens cannot be metabolized like naturally occurring ones. They increase estrogen production, disrupt hormone functions, and cause DNA damage.

Parabens are directly linked to breast cancer and cause negative reproductive effects in both females and males. Because of the vast array of cosmetics women use, it is estimated that women absorb about 50mg of synthetic parabens every day. And here’s a dose of irony: parabens in skincare products promote skin aging.

Here are some examples of personal skincare products, which consist primarily of water:

  • Mascara
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail polishes (some)
  • Self-tanning lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving foam or lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Bath foam
  • Conditioner
  • Creams, moisturizers
  • Foundation
  • Hair gel
  • Hair spray
  • Liquid eyeliner Make-up remover

Not every product included here will list water as the first or second ingredient, but the majority of commercial products will. Many expensive anti-aging serums are 70 percent water, and shampoos can be as much as 90 percent.

So, if water, emulsifier, and preservatives are part of the product, that means that the rest of the ingredients are the active ingredients—the reason you bought the product in the first place. For most commercial products, if you take out the water, emulsifier, and fillers, the active ingredients will only be between 2 to 25 percent! Clearly, what you are buying is filler, not active ingredients.

Primal Life Organics does not "water down" our skincare. Our concentrated mixture adds nutrients, moisture and and protection against aging and the elements. Because we do not add water- our products come in tiny bottles- but you only need a VERY small amount. All of our facial skincare products are designed to last 2 months, but many get then to last up to 3 months used twice a day.

Hi TrinaI knew what I ate contributed to my acne- after converting to a Paleo diet, my skin improved. But it wasn't until I removed the toxins from my skincare that I actually had clear skin.

Banished and Beyond has been a life-saver!! I never realized what I put on my skin was causing hormonal imbalances, excessive oil production and congested skin! I have heard your podcasts, and I have listened to you explain this- but I honestly did not believe it to be true. I am embarrassed to say that- but know others must think the same!

The food you put in the Banished and Beyond skincare line has healed my skin! It has also faded the scars from my acne- and I can now leave the house without makeup!

Thank you so much for all you do! I will never use anything but PLO again!

Rebecca D

Rebecca is correct! What you eat plays a huge role in how your organs function- and the skin is no exception! Did you know that the lab-made chemicals in commercial skincare can negatively effect your thyroid function? Hormones? Skin function? Immune system? Reproductive, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and neurologic systems??

Altered hormonal function can lead to acne. Impaired immune, integumentary (skin) and GI systems can lead to rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. Many lab-made chemicals dehydrate the skin, starve the cells of oxygen and nutrition, and decrease collagen. This worsens the signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, saggy skin, etc.). Impaired neurological systems can lead to forgetfulness, sluggishness, even Alzheimer's (think aluminum in commercial deodorants).

Going non-toxic with your skin care/beauty routine will improve your health! For more information, listen to our podcast/webinar about Skin Types. We talk about how these lab-made chemicals reck havoc on our body and can alter the normal functions at the cellular levels. We also discuss which Primal Life face package is right for each skin type/condition. Banished and Beyond is made with organic food ingredients that help normalize the functions of the skin and body to help improve acne and diminish the scars left by previous breakouts. For more information, click HERE.

Primal Life Organics is here to help you detoxify your life- and get your health back!

Did you know there are about 15 to 20 chemicals that are in beauty products that can actually cause you to create more fat cells or make the fat cells that you already have grow to a really much-larger-than-normal size?

Don’t miss the Live To 110 Podcast with Wendy Myers and Leigh Lowery.

Wendy Myers, CHHC, is the founder, head writer and Chief Eating Officer of Live to 110. She is a certified holistic health and nutrition coach in Los Angeles, Ca, having attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. She is also certified in Hair Mineral Analysis for the purpose of designing Nutritional Balancing programs for clients.

In “Podcast #45, Paleo Organic Skincare with Trina Felber” Wendy and I discuss topics like, what is Paleo Skincare, the problems with commercial skincare, the toxic burden skincare causes on our bodies, some of the most harmful ingredients found in most personal care products, harmful ingredients in commercial makeup…and much more!

Enjoy!

Have you recently made the switch to Primal Life Organics- where we leave out the alcohol, fragrance, water and chemicals. Here is a disclosure: some people WILL experience congested skin- breakouts, redness or general irritation. Does this mean chemical free skin-food is not for you??? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Here's why:

Alcohol, fragrance, water and chemicals in commercial skincare products disrupt normal skin function

With prolonged use, the skin adapts to this altered state. For instance, alcohol dehydrates the skin. The skin adapts by increasing sebum production. When you remove the alcohol- the skin needs to rebalance to its normal function. This confused state (adjustment period) can take 3-6 weeks to live thru. During this time, you may experience congested skin (breakouts, redness, irritation). Be patient and allow your skin to heal and return to normal function and you will see the results. Here are some other ingredients that can reck havoc on the normal functions of the skin- as well as the rest of your body:

  • Alcohols, by themselves can have severe impact on the skin. They dilate the blood vessels and interfere with the body’s ability to process Vitamin A. The reduced absorption of Vitamin A accelerates the process of premature aging and causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear on the skin. Alcohol consumption also results in increased flushing of the skin, decreased absorption and efficacy of vitamin A, and increased toxicity of vitamin A and ß-carotene.
  • Moisturizers that contain a low molecular weight of alcohol fail to be effective because they quickly evaporate from the skin surface. Some of the alcohols that you should completely avoid are ethanol, ethyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, and SD alcohol. Denatured or ‘SD’ signifies that the alcohols are processed so they cannot be ingested.
  • Synthetic fragrances often contain phthalates (pronounced THAY-lates). These synthetic chemicals disrupt the endocrine system and mimic hormones. Fragrance can also dehydrate the skin- causing advance aging signs (lines, wrinkles and dry skin).
  • Parabens, common in skincare, preserve other ingredients and extend a product’s shelf life–but these antimicrobial chemicals also have hormone-disrupting effects.
  • Ureas, formally known as diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, or DMDM hydantoin and sodium -hydroxymethyl-glycinate, are preservatives that have the potential to release formaldehyde in very small amounts and are a primary cause of contact dermatitis.
  • MEA/DEA/TEA are “amines” (ammonia compounds) and can form harmful nitrosamines when they come in contact with nitrates. Used as foaming agents, synthetic stabilizers, and to adjust the pH of cosmetics, they can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation, and dryness of the hair and skin.
  • Sulfates, such as sodium lauryl and sodium laureth, can cause eye irritation and skin rashes.
  • Synthetic colors are made from coal tar. They contain heavy metal salts that may deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic. They will be labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a color and a number.
  • Nanos are a new technology with inconclusive but potentially hazardous study results. Research suggests that when tiny nano particles penetrate the skin, they may cause cell damage.

Primal Life Organics provides real food for your skin. Skin-Food that will allow your skin to function the way it was intended- It just may take 6-8 weeks to get your real skin back!

Podcast Episode #104: Special Guest Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics.

Trina Felber joins Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association during this episode of the Balanced Bites Podcast to discuss skincare, detox, kids and more.

Topics:

  1. Skincare expert Trina Felber and Primal Life Organics [5:50]
  2. Ask the nurse anesthetist: Are chemicals on the skin such a big deal? [12:16]
  3. Detoxification & your unique adjustment period [19:48]
  4. Natural skincare basics: Dirt is where it’s at! [33:20]
  5. Skincare for kids: Less is more [40:25]
  6. Correlating skin issues with internal factors (food sensitivities, deviation from routine) [43:40]
  7. Trina’s new makeup line, Primal Colors [48:45]
  8. Paying attention to what your skin wants & tips for happy skin while traveling [54:02]
  9. Primal Life Organics product spotlight: Fire and Ice [58:22]

From The Inside-Out: Get REAL About Detox and Adjustment

We have all heard the word detox; a scary word associated mostly with abuse or over consumption of drugs or alcohol. In reality, it is a natural a bodily function that occurs whenever a substance (good or bad) enters the body. The longer the exposure to a substance, the longer the detox timeframe. A short exposure also can lead to detox, but the timeframe may be shortened and the “effects” not as severe.

I will give an example from my background in anesthesia. I witness “detox” every day I practice. If you have experienced anesthesia, you will relate. It is actually a very good example because while under anesthesia, you are given large doses of medication so that a procedure can be performed without you being aware. Anesthesia is a foreign substance in your body- an alteration to your “normal” if you will. Once anesthesia is stopped, you slowly return to a conscious state. Physiologically, the drugs are metabolized and the concentration decreases. Most drugs and chemicals are lipophilic- they love fat. Drugs tend to like to accumulate in adipose (fat) tissue and just hang out there. The longer the drug exposure (anesthesia), the higher the levels of the drug in the adipose tissue. Equilibration occurs when the level in the blood stream is equal to the level in the adipose tissue.

Ok, the procedure is over, the drug is shut off or discontinued. You wake up slowly, and feel groggy. Why?? FAT and body tissues- the more fat- the more drug that can distribute there. The drug will “redistribute” over a period of time back into the bloodstream, to be metabolized and eliminated. This process can take 30 minutes or it can take hours. This is an example of the detox period- the period of time it takes for the body to remove the drug (or substance) and normalize. Everyone reacts differently during the detox period.

Now, lets talk about every day life. Daily, we are exposed to numerous toxins- some we can control, others we cannot. Environmental toxins are out of our immediate control (pollution, pollen). Controllable toxins include the food we eat and the things that come directly in contact with our skin. Food is easy- organic is best. Anything in a box probably contains preservatives (neuro-toxins), gluten and sugar (yes- for all intents and purposes, sugar is a toxin. It causes chemical reactions that produce free radicals that cause cell death). Now, consider these every day products: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, shaving cream/lotion, after shave, make up, conditioner, styling agents, deodorant, body lotions… Even our water is not pure unless it is ultra purified.

Now consider the fact that most people use most of these products daily- even twice a day. THAT is a lot of chemical exposure. Click here (part one) and here (part two) to read my articles about losing five pounds instantly by ditching chemical laden skincare. Where do all of these chemicals go?? With repeat exposure, blood levels increase, natural redistribution occurs (remember that adipose tissue- Chemical housing!), equilibration occurs.

“Considering that pesticides are a pervasive pollutant found in your food and drinking water, natural methods that may assist your body in their detoxification are important. These man-made neurotoxic chemicals bioaccumulate in your body, as they resist breaking down in water and also accumulate and store in body fat, where they can remain for long periods of time.

In short, this means your body has a very hard time getting rid of them once they enter it, and once enough of these toxic chemicals get into a cell, they disrupt its function. For instance, Chlorpyrifos can cause cholinesterase inhibition in humans, which means it overstimulates your nervous system leading to potential symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, confusion, muscular tremors, and even difficulty breathing and death.

Other pesticides, such as Rotenone and Paraquat, are linked to increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, and both are lipophilic, meaning they resist breaking down in water and accumulate in your fat. Both are also known to cross your blood-brain barrier.” - http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/16/this-food-helps-you-to-detox-pesticides.aspx

Today, a well know, rapidly growing group of society (primals) is questioning the consequences from mega doses of daily toxin exposure and quickly looking for natural, toxin free alternatives. What happens…..

Diet changes. We learn very quickly that what we eat is very important. Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and author of the incredible blogCave Girl Eats, does an amazing job in The Skintervention Guide (if you need a copy, click here…) explaining how to heal the body from inside to the outside. After prolonged exposure to the wrong types of food, the body needs to heal in order to function optimally… And optimal function is our goal! Liz describes in detail how to heal our organs- after all, our skin will NOT look its best until our insides, our core, our gut, is healthy and functioning effectively. Changing the diet can have immediate results. You can instantly feel and look better. Why?.. You are supplying your body with proper, easily digestible, nutrient dense food - in the correct form. BUT- WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING??

Why, three weeks after eating whole, organic foods does your skin look lifeless- even congested and broken out. Why did you develop that nasty rash? And what happened to your energy- you were flying high when this new lifestyle started- but now? You feel lifeless and discouraged!!!

…… HOLD ON- I THINK I CAN EXPLAIN!!! Remember all that fat??? Remember how it LOVES to hold onto things? Here is just another reason to keep fat to a normal level because the more fat you carry, the longer your detox period will take!

Psychologically, what is going on in there? Since The Skintervention Guide has been released, more and more people (yeah!) are improving their diet and utilizing the techniques Liz recommends. A few are getting discouraged around the two-four week mark because things are not what they expected. I am here to tell you- YOU ARE NORMAL AND WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IS NORMAL! Here is the psychological babble created by big pharm that you may experience:

Psychological babble #1: the quick fix!!! Everything today is ultra FAST!! Technology is FAST. Drugs work FAST. Speed is sold my the media. SPEED is worth millions. And we bought it- hook-line and sinker. That is why even processed food became the norm. It is faster to make a processed product than to grow a tomato.

Change your psychological babble: People want a quick fix- they want to “undo” years- maybe decades of bad practice in three weeks??!!! Not possible. Those that quit in three week haven’t even made it thru the detox / adjustment period. To fully detox could take six months or longer. The adjustment period could be 6-8 weeks. Combined- if you quit within four weeks-you gave up way too early. Look beyond the present.

The big pharm has made huge $$$$ creating the instant fix.

People are very brainwashed into thinking problems should be fixed now. That does not happen by mistake!! Big Pharm WANTS you to believe this!!!

When you heal from the inside out- don’t expect instant results. It won’t happen. Yes, you may “feel” instantly better from proper nutrition, however, toxins and chemicals are typically stored in adipose (fat) tissue. Laws of concentration-distribution-redistribution define exactly how long it will take for the toxins to migrate out of the fat, to the liver/kidneys and be broken down and eliminated in the urine and feces. This is actually a built-in safety mechanism from nature. If ALL the toxins immediately redistributed from the fat tissue, your blood concentration could be toxic- causing even more damage. A healthy chemical detox should occur over six months- therefore, everyone will experience results and physical adjustments differently, depending on prior practices related to nutrition and skincare as well as activity and metabolism. Yes, metabolic rate will effect detox too!

Psychological babble #2: People don’t believe in detox from skincare and food. They don’t equate the chemicals contained in them as drugs- but they are. Just like any drug detox- chemical laden food and skincare WILL result in a detox period when it is discontinued or changed.

The adjustment period is different from the detox period although they happen simultaneously and can be difficult to distinguish. As mentioned, detox can take six months (or longer). Chemicals and toxins are slowly released from adipose tissue, metabolized, and eliminated by the body. Elimination can occur thru the liver, lungs, kidneys, bowels and the skin. You may feel dehydrated (drink lots of water during detox) or your energy level may swing from high to low (eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and fermented foods-as described by Liz in The Skintervention Guide)! You may experience diarrhea or constipation as toxins are eliminated. Externally, you may experience acne- like never before! You may develop a rash, or itching, or dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or anything unusual! This occurs as the toxins are being eliminated by the skin and this is all normal! One major function of the skin is to eliminate toxins!!!! Congested skin cannot eliminate toxins as effectively.

Symptoms of detox may occur- then disappear- then reappear again, multiple times during the detox process. Keep in mind that new eating habits can also cause some of these same symptoms and the less toxins we carry, the better our body functions and the better it will react to new foods. Toxins can suppress our natural response and immune system. Yes, even the immune system will incur an adjustment period!

Remember- lab made chemicals can cause cell dysfunction and mutation. These cells will not function as parent cells did- and may not function at all.

What is the adjustment period???

The adjustment period is more of a physical rendition of how our SKIN reacts to new products. For instance, if you have been using products that contain water or alcohol as the first ingredients listed, and most commercial product contain both, your skin is in a constant state of dehydration and it cannot function properly. It adapts by increasing sebum production. Your skin also reacts to chemicals (preservatives, fragrance, dyes) and auto-regulates itself to protect against these harmful ingredients. These ingredients also cause cellular changes via free radical production which can lead to premature aging and cellar mutation (possibly cancer). Chemicals also cause cellular dehydration and confusion. During the adjustment period, you may experience the exact same symptoms as detox- you may develop a rash, or itching, or dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or anything unusual!

How do you know what it is? You don’t. If it occurs after eight weeks, you can assume it is related to detox. During the first eight weeks, it could be one or the other- or a combination of both. The important thing to remember is that your skin and body WILL heal, auto regulate and adjust to your new practice. By the way- the same is true if you fall off the wagon and resume a chemical laden diet and skincare- there will be an adjustment to the chemicals again.

Levels of Detox

Detox can occur at numerous levels. When a supply (drug or toxin) is completely discontinued, initial removal is great and then it tapers and the remainder of the drug or toxin is removed over time as the law of re-distribution dictates. If a drug or toxin is only decreased (not completely stopped or discontinued) in strength or amount, detox occurs until a new equilibrium is established- a new level if you will. If a drug or toxin is stopped, then a small amount (or bolus) is introduced periodically, a completely zero level may never be established. The person may live in a constant state of detox, if you will, or an intermittent detox due to fluctuating, intermittent doses.

The take home lesson is this:

If you remove ALL toxins from your life (food and skincare), you can establish a near complete detox (taking into consideration environmental factors out of our control).

THE BAD NEWS

Yes. The bad news is this: if you do not completely (or near completely- no one is perfect) remove toxins from both food and skincare, you will live in a constant state of detox. These fluctuations may result in skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, etc). Liz gives excellent guidance for both diet and skincare in The Skintervention Guide. Again, miracles do not happen over night. It took years to absorb all those toxins. Give your body a fighting chance to fully detox by incorporating both dietary and skincare options that will heal your body FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

The very good news!

To end on a positive note, there is good news to those that almost fully detox their food and skincare: an occasional ingestion, or application (food or skincare) of a chemical laden, commercial food or product will NOT kill you!! Your body is amazing. Given the healing that has occurred, your body will be performing the way it is meant to. Your liver has a function: to remove toxins from the body! It will be able to remove toxins much more effectively when toxic exposure is kept to a minimum. Let your liver, kidneys, pancreas, skin, heart, lungs and gut heal to do the job they were meant to do- effectively and efficiently.

Happy detox and amazing adjustments!!!!

All Primal Life Organics Skin-Food is chemical and toxin free! Never any man-made or lab-invented chemicals EVER! Only FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN!

Primal Life Organics does NOT add water to any product (other than the Toners). Our products are very concentrated and only a VERY small amount is needed. Our products are sized to last 2 months used twice a day. Most clients can get them to last 3 months. If they do not last two months, you are probably using too much. We suggest starting with a small amount, then next time use even less... until you find the right amount for you. The moisturizer and serum should soak in to your skin within 15 minuets. If it does not, you used too much.

As with any new treatment, there is an adjustment period. This adjustment period can last anywhere from 2-6 weeks. The shampoo bar is no exception. Factors that can affect the length of time it takes for the scalp to adjust include: diet, hormones, water (hard or soft), and previously used products. The first couple of uses, you may experience increased oiliness, or residue that remains after washing. You may need to wash the hair twice followed by the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse the first few times. Over time, the toxins and chemicals will be removed and the scalp will auto regulate according to your needs.

I suggest using an ACV rinse. Vinegar rinses relieve itchy scalp, dandruff, and dull hair and restore the scalp’s natural pH balance. I recommend starting with 1/3 ACV diluted with 2/3 water and adjusting as needed. The ACV smell will disappear once the hair is dry.

While improvement can always be expected, no two people's skin will respond precisely the same way during the adjustment period. Depending on the underlying issues, hormonal profile and nutritional status, as well as outer factors like humidity, weather/season and water quality, different things may happen in the initial adjustment period - all that means is we now know the small topical adjustments that need to be made. If over-drying occurs, adding a few drops of a particular oil can address that along with perhaps adding a few drops of the serum to a balancing oil like jojoba or EVOO OR using the OCM (oil cleansing method) a few days each week instead with low castor oil, maybe a 1:5 ratio... those types of small tweaks...not doing the OCM on mask days, but making sure to make good use of the mask once a week or every other week.

If over-drying OR increase oiliness and breakouts occurs, the skin may be adjusting to the new products- especially if previously used products contained drying ingredients (benzyl peroxide, alcohol or fragrance) or chemicals. The adjustment period could take three weeks- or longer depending on all of the above-mentioned factors. Adding extra moisturizing via oils (jojoba- oil skin, olive or coconut for dry skin) one or two times a day until extra dryness/oiliness resides can help relieve symptoms and facilitate skin healing.

If increased oiliness occurs, I would suggest trying the OCM a few times each week with a 1:2 castor to other oil ratio through the adjustment period then return to the Primal Life Organics cleanser...

I recently (just a few days) began using the beyond Primal Serum and moisturizer. I love the way my skin feels but my cheeks turn a bright red. It doesn't feel irritated or itchy. Is this a common reaction during the adjustment period or should I stop using the product?

Answer:

That is a normal reaction. That is the blend of the oils and essential oils working to increase the blood flow and improve healing, absorption, moisture etc. Everyone reacts differently, some get lightly flushed, some get red, other don't get red at all- but it is normal as long as there are no other issues (welts, blotchiness, itching). You may notice that decreases over time or it varies in amount of redness. I do get flushed- sometimes a lot, other very little. Not sure why that happens but that is normal too! You may also experience a little "heat" as well- and that is normal. The Skin-Food is working to improve circulation for maximum anti-aging benefit!!

Directions for Use Toothpowder

Wet your toothbrush. Shake off excess water. Dip the tip (1/2-2/3 of the brush) in the toothpowder. Brush for 2 minutes. Spit, rinse and SMILE!

*You can also dip a dry toothbrush

Alternative directions:

  • Scoop a small amount into your palm (or small bowl) and dip your brush into the powder. Brush for 2 minutes and SMILE!
  • Scoop a small amount of toothpowder onto your brush. Brush for 2 minutes and SMILE!

**Can follow with Boost Gum Serum to help clean gum tissue.

Yes it can help replace the lost minerals from your teeth that is causing the sensitivity to hot/cold drinks and foods. A sensitivity is a sign that demineralization is occurring (mineral loss from you tooth). If the minerals are not replaced, demineralization can lead to a cavity. Commercial toothpaste can put a coating (glycerin) over the mineral loss but does not contain any minerals to restore the loss. The coating can block any mineral absorption you might have from foods.

Dirty Mouth Toothpowder contains the minerals your teeth need to restore mineral loss. It does not contain any glycerin. Dirty Mouth Toothpowder supports dental health by mineral reabsorption. The longer you brush with Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, the stronger your teeth can become.

We suggest brushing 3 times a day initially if you have sensitive teeth. You may also notice an increase in sensitivity initially because the toothpowder will remove the glycerin coating. This needs to happen so the minerals can be restored to the area. Give it a few days and you should notice a decrease in the sensitivity as the minerals reabsorb.

We have hundreds of testimonials from Dirty Mouth users that report a decrease in sensitivity after switching to the toothpowder. You can find the reviews on the product page.

Depending on the severity of a cavity, it can help. We always suggest discussing it with your dentist and making the right decision for you. If you are not having pain (just sensitivity or less), you could try Dirty Mouth Toothpowder to see if you can restore the mineral content and repair the tooth naturally. If you are having pain, we suggest you follow the advice of your dentist.

Dirty Mouth Toothpowder contains the minerals your teeth need to restore mineral loss. It does not contain any glycerin. Dirty Mouth Toothpowder supports dental health by mineral reabsorption. The longer you brush with Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, the stronger your teeth can become.

We suggest brushing 3 times a day initially if you have sensitive teeth. You may also notice an increase in sensitivity initially because the toothpowder will remove the glycerin coating. This needs to happen so the minerals can be restored to the area. Give it a few days and you should notice a decrease in the sensitivity as the minerals reabsorb.

We have hundreds of testimonials from Dirty Mouth users that report a decrease in sensitivity/ cavity healing after switching to the toothpowder. You can find the reviews on the product page.

Both the REGULAR and BLACK formulas will help remove stains from the teeth. Both clay and charcoal are effective at binding to surface stains and allowing the teeth to look whiter.

If you're completely new to Dirty Mouth Toothpowder or have been using less than a month, we suggest using the regular formula for one month. This will ensure the minerals from the clay have been absorbed into your teeth, before the charcoal starts getting to work! After that period, you're free to use the black formula as long as you want.

No, our toothpowder does not contain any fluoride, SLS, glycerin or any other harsh ingredients.

While baking soda may clean your teeth, it does not contain any mineral to promote dental health and the long-term support of your teeth. We suggest using Dirty Mouth Toothpowder for long-term ongoing support for your dental health.

Dirty Mouth Toothpowder contains the exact minerals your teeth need to stay strong. Your teeth lose minerals every day. Regular toothpaste does not contain any minerals- while it may clean your teeth (with harsh and toxic ingredients)- it will never strengthen them. In fact, most contain glycerin which is believed to leave a coating on your teeth and this will prevent any minerals you obtain from your diet, from entering your teeth. With Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, you are brushing those minerals back into your teeth.

The MINI (0.25 oz.) contains 60 uses which will last one month used twice a day by one person.

The 1 oz. size (28 g) contains 200+ uses and will last 3-4 months used twice a day by one person.

You can use the scoop to apply the toothpowder directly onto your toothbrush; although we do recommend dipping your toothbrush about 2/3 of the way into the container for best results and to get as many uses out of it as possible.

The powder is ultra-fine and non-abrasive- and when it blends with the water on your damp brush, it becomes a paste. It will not damage your enamel.

Yes, the toothpowder is safe to use with all dental work!

Since the toothpowder does not contain any harsh chemicals and allows your natural and protective bacteria to flourish, it is safe to use with a receding gum line and exposed root. We also recommend our Gum Serum for gum health and healing.

The toothpowder should not become contaminated, even when sharing. You can dip a damp or dry brush into the powder. Clays and baking soda naturally contain antibacterial/antimicrobial properties. When you dip the brush, the powder attaches to the (wet) bristles. The remaining powder is left dry. If this unsettles you, you may also scoop a small amount into your palm and dip your brush into the powder on your palm. Also, there are great ultraviolet light toothbrush sanitizers available that will also keep your toothbrush clean. We recommend replacing your toothbrush every month for maximum effectiveness of the bristles and cleanliness.

Yes, while we recommend spitting (because the clay can absorb toxins from the surface of you gum tissue and teeth) the ingredients are safe to swallow.

Yes, it is safe for kids, toddlers and babies to use and it is okay if swallowed by accident.

  • First trick: show them how the powder is white in the container. Let them watch you brush your teeth. When you spit- show them how it's BROWN and say "Wow, look how dirty my teeth were! Let's see how dirty your teeth are!" (Also great to get them to spit).
  • Second trick: if they won't try/use the powder, you can apply the toothpowder first (small dusting) to their brush and put their toothpaste over it. Decrease the amount of paste you apply every few days until you don't need any.

*Our toothpowder is safe to swallow for kids and adults, but Primal Life Organics does recommend spitting your toothpowder out because clays absorbs toxins from the surface of your teeth and gums

Yes, the toothpowder is safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

A sensitive tooth indicates lost minerals from your enamel. The toothpaste you currently use could be leaving a film over your teeth (especially if it is for sensitive teeth or contains glycerin). This “film” is preventing remineralization form occurring.

When you begin using Dirty Mouth Toothpowder, it completely cleans your teeth and removes this film. Unfortunately, since you have sensitivities, you have demineralization and it will take a little time for the minerals from Dirty Mouth Toothpowder to remineralize those areas. The others that have had the same experience continued to use Dirty Mouth and the sensitivity went away as the minerals were replaced.

We suggest brushing 3x a day for 1-2 weeks to speed up the process of replacing the lost minerals. You can also dip a wet finger into the toothpowder and “pack” it around the sensitive tooth to help increase remineralization.

Straight baking soda can be a little abrasive and does not contain minerals to support dental health. There is a small amount of baking soda in our Dirty Mouth Toothpowder for it’s cleaning properties, and it helps neutralize the pH- acidity in the mouth while promoting tooth remineralization, making them more cavity-resistant. The clays contain minerals to support dental health. Teeth are living organisms and can re-mineralize when the correct minerals are within reach.

INGREDIENTS: Bentonite Clay, Activated Charcoal (Black formula ONLY), White Kaolin Clay, Baking Soda, French Green Clay, organic Essential Oil of choice.

Bentonite Clay is nontoxic and rich in vital minerals that are very beneficial for our teeth and gums – like calcium and potassium. It is a very mild abrasive clay that gently scrubs and beautifully polishes the teeth. Bentonite Clay has been used for decades as a treatment for numerous health conditions and acts as a detoxifying agent to help fight gum disease by strengthening the body's natural immunity. It works as an astringent by helping to remove tartar and clean the gums.

White Kaolin Clay is high in calcium, silica, zinc and magnesium. It helps to whiten and polish the teeth.

Baking soda (aluminum free) is alkaline with a pH of 8.1 and will neutralize the acids in the mouth and promote tooth remineralization making them cavity-resistant. Baking soda acts as a very mild abrasive for cleansing and polishing the teeth, kills germs, removes odors and can help freshen the breath.

French Green Clay (also known as Illite Clay or Sea Clay) is very absorbent, and literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from the tissues. Mined from bedrock quarries in France, it is sun-dried, completely natural, unscented, and fragrance free. French Green Clay is a bio-mineral, and contains decomposed plant matter as well as many trace minerals, including: silica, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, selenium, cobalt, manganese, phosphorous, silicon, micro-algae, kelp, and phyto-nutrients. French Green Clay also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may be helpful with some periodontal conditions.

Organic Essential Oils are used for their antiseptic qualities and to freshen the mouth and make you forget that you are brushing your teeth with Dirt!

Our two black toothpowders- black spearmint and black peppermint have the same exact ingredients as the regular toothpowders, however we added activated charcoal for an extra whitening/stain removing. Activated charcoal is extremely effective at binding to toxins and grime to facilitate their removal, resulting in whiter teeth!

If you're completely new to our dental products or have been using less than a month, we suggest using the regular formula for one month. This will ensure the minerals from the clay have been absorbed into your teeth, before the charcoal starts getting to work! After that period, you're free to use it as long as you want.

The toothpowder is food grade per FDA standards. It's important to note that all soil contains lead and lead is found in most food grown in the soil, your water supply and even vegetables. The lead in clay is also in an ion form which the body can not absorb.

We do not recommend using any commercial mouthwashes in conjunction with our dental products. The alcohol and other harsh ingredients can irritate the gum tissue and destroy your natural, protective biome.

The sugar in these products can also leave a film on your teeth and prevent any of the oils from penetrating through your gum tissue.

We recommend our Boost Gum Serum to promote healthy gum tissue and can be used in place of a mouthwash.

Our Gum Serum has 11 Essential Oils that were specifically chosen to promote gum health. You will receive all the benefits from our Boost without adding mouthwash to your routine.

Grey/dark spots are not necessarily from the toothpowder, but you might want to hold off on using the charcoal formula and use the regular formula for about 4 weeks. Most likely, you have areas on your teeth that have lost minerals and the charcoal could discolor these areas until the minerals are replace.

Once the minerals fill in - then you could go back to the black. Keep in mind that some foods, drinks, and medications could cause dark stains as well.

Dr. Weston Price had done extensive research on dental health and clay/diet. We suggest you read his research and make the best decision for you.

Unfortunately, we no longer make the unflavored toothpowder because the demand was not high enough. However, our CEO's daughter created a pet care line and it has the exact ingredients as the natural toothpowder (it is the same product, just labeled for animals). We also make it here at Primal Life Organics.

You can find it on her website Paleo Pets.

We currently have a few customers purchase it for themselves to use on a recurring basis.

Yes, you can use the sonic toothbrush with Dirty Mouth Toothpowder.

  1. Brush teeth with Dirty Mouth Toothpowder (regular or black formula)
  2. Wipe teeth dry with towel or cloth.
  3. Apply Boost Whitening Paste to teeth (optional but recommended)
  4. Connect the LED whitener with power (phone or USB port).
  5. Insert the mouthpiece into your mouth and bite lightly.
  6. Set (phone) timer for 15-20 minutes
  7. Remove mouthpiece after 15-20 minutes. Rinse your teeth with warm water.
  8. Wash the mouthpiece with warm water after use.

Can be used up to 3-4 times per week. Once you start noticing desired results, you can lower to 1-2 times weekly to maintain results.

Simply plug it into your phone, set your timer for 15-20 minutes, insert it into your mouth and enjoy your blue light time-out!

One multi-plug adaptor that fits most android and iOS phones

Yes- the silicone is food grade and waterproof. If you just wash it between uses/users, you can definitely share with your family members. We don't however recommend sharing with your dog- who will think it is a chew toy! LOL!

No. Unlike harsh peroxide gels, the oil-based paste ingredients are gentle on your delicate gum tissue and teeth. There is no "stinging" of your gums or "icing" of your teeth like peroxide gels.

Yes, it is safe for all dental work but may not lighten crowns and veneers.

Yes, the LED Whitening tray can be used without the Boost Whitening Paste. For the best results, we do recommend using both together. The Boost Whitening Paste has an olive oil base (gentle on gums, absorbs toxins and stains from teeth), clay (mineral rich for strengthening, and cleaning enamel), charcoal (whitening effect and absorbs toxins) and essential oils (whitening effect, strengthens gum tissue. Used together, the tray allows the Boost Paste longer contact time with your teeth and that helps cleanse and remineralize the teeth. Both the LED and Boost Paste promote long-term dental health.

It has 16 Lamps (LED bulbs), eight on the top and eight on the bottom. You insert the mouthpiece and whiten your top and bottom teeth at the same time. This will ensure every tooth enjoys uniform whitening.

Our LED Whitener bulbs are 480NM wave length to whiten teeth, without chemical.

Yes, it has the iPhone lightening connector attached to the LED device (so you will not use it).

Results vary from person to person and it depends on the health of your teeth. Most will see whitening effects with the first few uses.

We recommend 3-4 times a week for a month (or until you achieve your desired whiteness). Then you can maintain the whiteness using it 1-2 times a week or as needed.

You can use it as long as you like, however, we recommend 15-20 minutes minimum to see results.

Since our device plugs into your phone- take full advantage of multi-tasking and get things done or take some me-time!! Simply plug the whitener into your phone, set the timer for 20 minutes, put your phone in your pocket and…

  • Do some yoga/stretches
  • Read
  • Meditate
  • Do the dishes
  • Grocery shop
  • Work (if you really have to)

The only thing you cannot do is talk!

Every LED Whitening kit comes with a jar of Boost Whitening Paste. We recommend subscribing the Boost Whitening Paste to be auto-shipped monthly so you do not need to worry about running out. Boost Whitening Paste can be used without the LED and is perfect for a mid-day finger brush (or apply a small amount to your toothbrush) and clean, whiten and freshen your smile!!

It compatible with most android phones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones will need an adapter.

Each LED Whitener has 3 ADAPTERS for iPhone, Android and USB. If it is not compatible with your android phone, you can plug the USB adapter into any laptop, computer or USB wall plug. It may not be as “portable” but it will amplify your smile!

LED bulbs last ~50,000 hours (that’s a long time!)

The LED tray is made from soft food-grade silicone (water-proof). It sits comfortable in your mouth

  1. Not recommended for false teeth.
  2. Not suitable for teeth discoloration caused by lesions or medicine.
  3. Not suitable for severely decayed teeth.
  4. Not suitable for defective enamel, exerted dentin and damaged teeth.
  5. Not recommended for children under 12 years old and pregnant women.

While the product is not “unsafe” for kids, we do not recommend anyone under the age of 12 use the LED Teeth Whitener.

The Boost Whitening Paste is safe for kids of all ages.

The first natural (portable) Whitening System to whiten, strengthen and clean your teeth!

Do you dream of whiter teeth but dread the yucky toxic load and the horrible tasting bleaching agents? Fear no more, we have a 100% natural solution to brighten your smile without disrupting your hormones!!

We combined the detoxifying and whitening power of extra virgin olive oil (gentle on gum tissue), 15 essential oils, three different clays and charcoal to intensify your smile. Mineral rich Boost Boost Whitening Paste will also help remineralize your teeth!

BONUS: A FREE 20-treatment jar of Boost Whitening Paste will be included with every LED Teeth Whitener!! 100% natural Boost Whitening Paste and the power of LED lights work together to whiten your teeth, increase mineral absorption, and kill the bacteria that are the prime cause of periodontal disease.

We formulated our deodorant to be more effective when using less. Our deodorant is thicker and heavier than commercial brands and other natural deodorants. It has a thick, creamy consistency that has a powder finish when applied correctly. If you over apply (more than 4 swipes, it may feel sticky or wet and leave a mark on your clothes). It also becomes more effective the longer you use it. BONUS: THE LESS YOU USE, THE LONGER IT WILL LAST! We tested our deodorant against other natural brands, and ours lasted 2-3 times longer because you need to use LESS (only 3-4 swipes) with each application! YAY!!

If the stick feels "hard" to touch, hold the Stick Up under your arm for 3-4 seconds. This will allow your body temperature to warm the stick for a softer application.

The deodorant is most effective and stain free when you only apply 3-4 swipes- then massage it in to even out the application and improve effectiveness. When you apply it too heavily, it can rub off onto the clothing- and is also less effective. You need much less of our deodorant than most other brands (including other natural deodorants.)

By massaging it into your pit, you even out the application, activate the powder finish for a dry sensation and it helps to detox your pit from unwanted toxins.

Deodorant To Swipe Away

Our deodorant is NOT an antiperspirant and will not prevent you from sweating and purging toxins. Antiperspirants block you sweat ducts and prevent the release of toxins from your body. You DO want to sweat- but not stink…. If you are just switching to our deodorant- you might be purging odor and toxins that could have been blocked up in your tissues.

Continue to use the Stick Up as directed (3-4 swipes massaged in) and reapply if you notice an odor. Re-application will take the odor away. It could take 1-2 weeks for your body to cleanse and adjust.

Our deodorant is formulated with hemp seed oil, magnesium and zinc oxide. It will become more effective the longer you use it. As your body absorbs the cream, it will help you deodorize more efficiently internally. Externally, it helps control the bacteria that causes odor and zinc oxide converts the short fatty acids (cause stink) that live in your pit to zinc salt that are odorless. TIPS: Please remember that body odor is normal and can be caused by numerous factors (both internal and external) that include diet (garlic, meat, acidic foods, sugar all cause body odor), medications (both vitamins, supplements, herbs and prescription), hormones, weather changes, stress, hydration status and activity level.

The Stick Up will become more effective with use, but please remember to drink plenty of water, cut out as much sugar as possible, practice stress reducing activities... and practice our BEST TIP TO STAY STINK FREE! (see next tip!)

Put your arms in the air OFTEN- think “THIS IS A STICK UP!!!” Get in the habit of raising your hands over your head a few times a day! Your pit tissue rarely sees the sun! In a normal, hands down stance, our pits remain dark and moist (bacteria THRIVE in the environment) and rarely gets a massage! Hands up often, and a gentle massage (to facilitate removal of unwanted buildup) might be all you need to end your stinky revolution!! STICK UP your arms and stay fresher longer!

You are either using too much (remember, you only need 3-4 swipes under your arm) or you are not massaging it in. By massaging it into your pit, you even out the application, activate the powder finish for a dry sensation and it helps to detox your pit from unwanted toxins. Please see instructions under DIRECTIONS tab.

If used as directed (3-4 swipes/ massage in) it will not discolor clothing.

Please use LESS and massage it in. Our deodorant is most effective when using less because it allows your pit to breathe. A heavy application will make your pit feel wet, and it will be less effective. Massaging it in will allow the “powder finish” to keep you dry. When used as directed, it is very effective and will not stain clothing (and it will last longer!)

Sometimes the bathroom is colder than the rest of the house, and the deodorant is temperature dependent. Most love the push-up design and the no-waste, eco cardboard containers but sometimes, because of the thickness of the deodorant, they can be hard to push up at first. Most of the time, once you start using it, it becomes easy to push it up. You can warm it by rolling it between your hands for 30 second.

A trick others have used: put something small, like a lip balm, small spray bottle, on the counter and "press the stick up on that". It will help it slide up a little easier. Most of the time, once you start the push up, it becomes easier.

Sometimes the bathroom is colder than the rest of the house, and the deodorant is temperature dependent. Most love the push-up design and the no-waste, eco cardboard containers but sometimes, because of the thickness of the deodorant, they can be hard to push up at first. Most of the time, once you start using it, it becomes easy to push it up. You can warm it by rolling it between your hands for 30 second.

Our formulas were designed to be rash-free by omitting the baking soda present in most natural deodorants. Most customer can use our baking soda-free formula without having any problems. If you are getting a rash, please make sure you are using the amount recommended: 3-4 swipes and massaging it in. A rash could be caused by over-applying. (See above TIPS and APPLICATION)

If you are switching from an antiperspirant, it is quite possible your pits are adjusting to a formula that allows your body to detox and sweat. Sweating naturally purges toxins and this could take up to two weeks to resolve and purging toxins can cause irritation and rashes.

If you have been using natural deodorants for a while, it is difficult to say why a reaction or rash would happen. Our formula was created to be gentle, yet effective, however you could be reacting to a specific ingredient in the deodorant.

Suggestions for what to do:

  1. Stop using the deodorant for 2-3 days and apply only coconut oil under your pit until the rash is gone.
  2. Then, apply the Stick Up deodorant with only 2-3 swipes and massage it into your pit
  3. If the rash or reaction occurs again, stop using the deodorant. You are most likely sensitive to an ingredient- it could be from an essential oil or possibly the charcoal (Black Formulas) could be too strong for your body.

If you think it could be due to the charcoal or an essential oil, we suggest trying the White Coconut- this formula does not contain any charcoal or essential oil.

One more thing

Shaving can contribute to red bumps aka contact dermatitis. Be careful how harsh you shave your delicate pits!

When you shave your pits, you create micro tears in the skin. Applying anything directly after shaving can cause a rash or irritation.

We suggest shaving at night and applying your Stick Up Deodorant in the morning. Please remember to change your shaving blade frequently too- a dull blade causes irritation and skin tears!!

Our BEST suggestion- watch Trina’s HOW TO video about the Stick Up deodorant

Our Natural Deodorant is made from 100% active ingredients, so only 3-5 swipes is needed. If more than recommended is applied, your pit may feel wet or sticky and if using the BLACK formula, your pit may appear lavender in color.

For a powder finish feel, please only apply 3-5 swipes and we recommend gently massaging the deodorant in to even out the application and improve circulation (and aid detoxification) of your pit tissue!! When used as directed, the BLACK formula should not stain clothing or discolor your pit.

For a demonstration, please watch this video:

  1. Step One: Face Wash. Gently shake wash. Massage less than one dropper-full onto wet or dry skin. Lather and rinse with warm water.
  2. Step Two: Face Toner. Gently shake toner. Lightly spray 3-4 pumps on clean, dry skin of face and neck. Allow to dry.
  3. Step Three: Face Serum or Moisturizer. Apply small amount to face, neck and eye area. Under eye area, apply in direction from outer eye towards inner eye to prevent tissue damage.

This is 100% concentrated and only a very small amount is needed. Just a dip of the top 1/2 of your brush needs dusted with toothpowder. Or use scoop to apply toothpowder to brush. SMILE.

  • Apply 1-2 drops to toothbrush with powder or paste.
  • Add 2-4 drops to small amount of water and swish or gargle.
  • Apply one drop on finger and rub on dental floss.

*Brush, gargle or floss as usual.

*Be sure to store in upright position, and completely empty the dropper top of oil to store. If oil sits on the rubber top, it will start to break it down and disintegrate.

Massage a small amount onto wet or dry skin. Lather and wash with warm water then rinse. Follow with Face Serum and/or Moisturizer. SMILE.

Lightly spray on clean, dry skin of face/neck. Follow with face serum or moisturizer. SMILE... love is in the air!

To clean skin, apply one drop to each cheek, chin, and forehead. Gently massage into the skin. May be used under the eyes, but avoid direct contact with the eyes. SMILE.

DIRECTIONS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Apply to clean/dry skin. Apply 1-2 DROPS (not dropperful) to forehead, cheeks and chin. Keep away from the eyes and lips as burning or stinging will occur. A hot sensation will occur for 15-20 minutes. WASH HANDS immediately after use and KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS.

If contact with eyes, flush immediately with water. Can blot excess with tissue if needed. Allow1-2 hours for Fire and Ice to be fully absorbed by the skin. Do not use prior to sport activity or exposure to warm weather. Do not use around young children, as transfer from the skin can occur. Best used in the evening, after the kids are tucked in bed. Use it one or two days a week in place of moisturizer.

Fire (step 1): Shake. Apply to clean skin, after toner. Avoid eye and mouth area. Apply ONE DROP to each cheek, forehead and chin. Massage in. Wash hands. Fire will "burn" for approximately 15 minutes. Do not wash off. SMILE AND BREATHE.

Ice (Step 2): Apply 15 minutes after Fire. DO NOT WASH FIRE OFF. Apply ONE DROP to each cheek, forehead and chin. Massage in. Wash hands after use. Do not wash off. SMILE AND RELAX.

  • Apply Fire after the Toner and wait 20 minutes before applying Ice. Do NOT wash Fire off. Ice is applied over Fire.
  • Fire and Ice can be used in place of the Moisturizer or Serum. If you feel you want to use the Moisturizer or Serum, wait 30 minutes after Ice is applied.
  • Apply it either immediately after the toner has dried, wait 20 minutes then apply either the Serum or Moisturizer after Banished Primal Blemish Serum or
  • Apply it 20 minutes after the Serum or Moisturizer

Either way is ok- try both methods to find out what method works best for you.

*On days when your skin needs extra protection or moisture, you may use both the Serum and Moisturizer. Just wait ~20 minutes for the first to soak in, then apply the other. Order is your preference.

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Primal Life Organics is 100% committed to your satisfaction. We strive to make the best and highest quality skincare products. Because we manufacture personal care products, we are unable to offer refunds on open and used products. However, we are devoted to helping each customer find the product(s) that work with their body chemistry and fit the needs of their lifestyle. Primal Life Organics provides over 100 different natural solutions for skincare, dental care, hair care, baby care, outdoor and men and the possibilities are endless!

We find that most of our customers are obsessed with our quality and their results and we are confident we can find better fit for what you are looking for. Please do not hesitate to reach out for recommendations! We love your skin and want you to love how you feel and what you see!

Unopened items can be returned for a full refund within 14 days from the date of purchase. Please email our Natural Happiness Team for a Return Authorization Number

To Process an un-opened item for RETURN: email returns@primallifeorganics.com with the following information

Subject Return

All must be present for a return to be processed

  1. Name on order
  2. Order number
  3. UNOPENED Item to return
  4. Reason for return
  5. Phone number to reach you at in case of a question
  6. If you would like a pre-paid return label emailed, please let us know. If you use a pre-paid return label provided by Primal Life Organics, we will deduct $6.25 from your refund.

Opened items can be returned for an exchange up to 30 days from the date of purchase. If the item you are exchanging your purchase for is more than the price of the product you are returning, we will invoice you for the remainder due. Your item will not ship until your invoice is paid in full.

To Process an opened item for an EXCHANGE email returns@primallifeorganics.com with the following information

Subject Exchange

All must be present for an exchange to be processed

  1. Name on order
  2. Order number
  3. Item to exchange (requested flavor/scent or product change)
  4. Reason for exchange
  5. Phone number

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