#PiperWai @PiperWai: Natural Deodorant Discovered thru @ABCSharkTank

When I was a young girl my mother insisted that I use a deodorant and not an antiperspirant. I was quite young, 10 years old, when I first needed to start using deodorant. We tried more natural solutions like milk of magnesia and baking soda with some lemon juice. But none of these worked. I tried regular over-the-counter deodorants and still did not find satisfaction with those products. 
When I went to college I sought out antiperspirants. To my surprise they worked! I refused to accept the fact that antiperspirants actually had aluminum in them and that aluminum could actually cause any long term side effects. At that time, I cared that I didn’t smell.*

Fast forward to a few years ago. I had gone to an acupuncturist who recommended that I stop using antiperspirant as it was causing toxicity within my body. Although I had benefited from not being odorous, my body was not detoxifying itself and there in my armpit area was where I sweat the most. We have a set of lymph nodes there. The lymph system is where we take out our garbage, so to speak. We eliminate our toxins emotionally and physically through the lymph system. I had tried a couple years back prior to this appointment to use deodorant only, but found that living in hot, steamy Florida and constantly sweating created rashes and so I returned to antiperspirants to my dismay. When I shared this information with the practitioner, she calmly said, “Your body needs to detoxify.” I reluctantly switched. I started my search once again for a perfect deodorant. I thought I found one finally that was a roll-on of a salt rock crystal deodorant. It worked…mostly. I still encountered days that I sweat more and on those days I knew it wasn’t as effective as I needed. 

I sweat during sessions as I run energy. I notice I get rather warm and often sweat under my arms, profusely. I had a client ask me for a hug in the middle of a session and I immediately apologized for my sweatiness as I hugged her. It displeased me that I couldn’t feel confident at that particular moment to feel perfectly comfortable as I was helping her to be more comfortable. 

Then, within the last several months my husband and I were watching Shark Tank and saw a presentation on PiperWai an all natural deodorant that claimed to help with the absorption of sweat and also to be more than effective in fighting odor. With nothing to lose, I bought 2 jars.

I had tried other deodorants that had essential oils before, but didn’t seem to help with the absorption of sweat. 

This deodorant is all natural, without any aluminum. I opened the jar and liked the smell which is neither masculine or feminine in scent. When I applied it to my underarms, I felt an immense cooling sensation. I have to say, it works. I notice it worked well in the cooler months with the sweat absorption but over the summer when it got warmer, the absorption factor isn’t as strong as I would like. The other thing I don’t like is that it is a paste. Closer to the end of the bottle, the paste gets rather flaky and becomes a task of trying to get the deodorant to go on smoothly without flaking all over the bathroom sink or floor. I recently viewed their Facebook page where they suggest a drop of witch hazel to regain original consistency.

I took a couple months off from using this product. Simply because I had run out of it and had other deodorants still in stock in my cabinet. After going back to my crystal salt deodorant it worked for two weeks. I was excited because I thought maybe my body had changed. But after those two weeks when I was excessively sweating, there was nothing at the end of the day leaving me confident Needless to say, I reordered my PiperWai deodorant and have now been using it again for a month and I’m quite pleased.

I know they are considering making it into a roll-on.  I don’t mind the paste. Unlike most pastes it does not have a sticky residue feel to it. Instead, it feels clean and smooth. At first glance the price seems steep, but depending on your usage a single jar should last anywhere from 2-4months. I  highly recommend this product to anyone, male or female with similar problems or looking for a healthier alternative. 
*I have chosen to include various resources pro and against claims of aluminum causing breast cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Please use your own judgement.

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/antiperspirant-facts-safety

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/02/16/aluminum-lurks-in-crystal-deodorants.aspx#!

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/antiperspirants-and-breast-cancer-risk

New Research Indicates Aluminum in Deodorant Linked To Breast Cancer

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Why Do We Need Energy Work?

Why do we need #energy work? Because we are all energetic beings and we all understand that we go through days where we have more energy and other days where we have barely any to get through. To me it just seems simple that we would all need energy work… an understood thing.
But as I have done more sessions and individuals process differently, I thought I would share what came to me in a session I did recently. It came to me in more layman terms so I am going to share just like that….
Let’s say you are preparing to move. Part of the mental process is to let go of your old space and prepare for the new one. Although it sounds pretty simple it’s not. Preparing for a move takes energy, which when in the process, can be rather draining because it’s one more thing to do on top of working, taking care of our family and ourselves. Whether it is a big or small move, moving takes time, preparation and organization.
 When you are moving you have to decide what you are going to take with you and what you are going to discard or giveaway. Because you want your new place to feel like you…but better! So you pack everything that you want to take with you and you sort through and decide which items bit by bit are not coming with you. Usually, when moving, you are in the midst of a balancing act. First comes taking care of family then work and caring for yourself then moving, though not always in that perfect order. But moving nonetheless is happening whether it is in the forefront or in the background. It is stressful even if it might be to a bigger more beautiful home, it still is stress.
The same thing happens during my energy work sessions for my clients. The client has decided that they need and are ready to move forward however that may be for them in whatever life circumstance they are experiencing. It is an appointment that they make with #Divine and I am strictly the facilitator helping them let go of what they no longer need so that they can move forward being true to themselves and therefore feeling lighter. Essentially, they become the new home. They still have their basic traits and basic core of who they are, but without the unnecessary weightedness of and necessary burdens they have taken on throughout their life.
It is always amazing to be witness to someone else’s #transcendence. To see where they were and where they are now and for them to acknowledge how their perspectives change. Or they witness how their bodies change because they are processing life differently which is affecting them on a mental, emotional, spiritual and therefore physical level. More so, how alleviating them from their densities, they are now affecting their world positively and #enlightening others around them. 
That is why we all need energy work. That is why I enjoy doing what I do.
Thank you @Oprah for your wonderful quote.