Reproductive Health Guide
D.I.Y. HYGIENE PRODUCTS RESTORE THE BALANCE OF YOUR HORMONES NATURALLY
This guide is will assist you with replacing the hygiene products that are disrupting your hormones with all natural products that will help you prevent or heal symptoms that you've been experiencing due to a hormonal imbalance. Your thyroid hormones, estrogen and progesterone are EXTREMELY sensitive to the chemicals in your hygiene products, so making your own products can have a tremendous impact on your ability to restore them back into a more balanced state. Eliminating the hormone disrupting chemicals that you’re inhaling and absorbing through your skin, could be the thing you need to finally correct reproductive health issues that have been bothering you for a long time. ~ Cover photo is courtesy of Istock Images ~ This guide was created by Laterria Patton
DISCLAIMER This guide is intended to equip you with the tools and information that you need to make your own hormone-friendly hygiene products. All of the information in this guide are natural health alternatives but I do recommend that you consult your physician to receive a professional diagnosis and get more advice about whether it’s safe for you to incorporate any of these products or lifestyle changes into your healing regimen. This information is meant to bring awareness to a potential issue and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not wait to seek medical counsel, diagnosis or treatment.
3 Must-Have Items T o Make Your Own Products That Will Restore The Balance Of Your Hormones Naturally
The following 3 items are what I personally use to make my own hygiene products. I prefer to make my products with only 2 or 3 ingredients in order to keep things simple and inexpensive. Most of these products can be bought at your local grocery store, but if you’re having trouble finding them locally, then you will definitely be able to purchase them online. If you decide to purchase from a different brand than the ones I recommend, I strongly encourage you to do very thorough research because there are a lot of fraudulent products on the market.
I purchase the California Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Walmart ($8) and the Desert Essence Jojoba Oil from Sprouts Farmers Market($8). Both can be ordered online by simply doing a Google search.
●Most of the body lotions and body butters that you purchase from the store are full of chemicals that are meant to extend the their shelf life, make them smoother and make them smell better. These chemicals also mimic the estrogen in your body, which can lead to having too much estrogen in your system. Having too much estrogen in your system can cause symptoms such as swelling and tenderness in your breasts, fibrocystic lumps in your breasts, decreased sex drive,
irregular menstrual periods, PMS, headaches, anxiety and panic attacks, weight gain, hair loss,cold hands or feet, insomnia, etc. ●You can help your body restore it's hormonal balance and heal reproductive health issues by making your own body oil. I like to use jojoba oil because it closely resembles the oil that your body naturally creates, which makes it much easier for your body to recognize and absorb. I've tried many oils, but jojoba oil has worked the best at preventing my skin from becoming dry and flaky. I also use extra virgin olive oil because it
helps to carry the jojoba oil to deeper layers within my skin. I've tried using both individually, but they don't give you the same results. You need jojoba oil and extra virgin olive oil to get the best results. ●To make the body oil you just need to mix 2 ounces of jojoba oil with every 8 ounces of extra virgin olive oil that you use. For example, if you use 16 ounces of olive oil, you should use 4 ounces of jojoba oil.
I purchased this glass bottle from Hobby Lobby for $2
● You don't have to over saturate yourself in body oil the way you may normally do with lotion. A very little bit goes a long way. And don't forget to use a glass container instead of a plastic container because plastic also contains chemicals that are absorbed into the skin that mimic estrogen. ●I also use this oil mixture to clean my face. I don't like to use cleansers on my face because they remove beneficial oils, so I use the oil cleansing method. I massage oil all over my face and then wipe the oil off, along with any dirt or bacteria, with a warm wet rag.
I purchase this baking soda from walmart ($1) and this Home Health Castor Oil from the Vitamin Shoppe ($5). You can also order this castor oil online by simply doing a Google search.
● Antiperspirant deodorant is meant to stop your armpits from releasing sweat. This is unhealthy because your body needs to excrete toxic waste and heavy metals out of your body through your sweat. When your body becomes overloaded with toxins and heavy metals, it begins to slow down your thyroid gland’s ability to produce and release thyroid hormones. Antiperspirant deodorant also contains aluminum, which is a heavy metal that is known for
disrupting your thyroid hormones, as well as adding more heavy metals to a body that is already not releasing heavy metals due to a lack of sweating. When your thyroid gland becomes too sluggish you will begin to notice symptoms such as rapidly gaining weight or trouble losing weight, sensitivity to cold temperatures, hair loss or dryness, constipation, dry skin, enlarged thyroid, sexual dysfunction, slow heart rate, sluggishness, or irregular uterine bleeding. Antiperspirant deodorant also contains parabens that mimic estrogen, which leads to estrogen dominant disorders.
●Purchasing all natural deodorants can help bring your hormones back into balance, but they can be a bit expensive, full of unrecognizable ingredients and many of them don't work. Making your own deodorant can save you money, reduce the amount of ingredients that you're putting into your body and allow you to experiment with a formula that works for you as an individual. I make my own deodorant with only two ingredients: pure baking soda and pure castor oil. The baking soda keeps your armpits dry by absorbing your sweat as it comes out instead of blocking your
sweat glands and it eliminates odor. The castor oil forces your lymphatic system to circulate so that toxins and heavy metals are leaving your body through your sweat. This means your deodorant will be working for you and not against you. ●To make the deodorant you just need to mix ¼ teaspoon of baking soda with every 1 teaspoon of castor oil. For example, you need to mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 4 teaspoons of castor oil. Start off with this small amount of baking soda and if you notice that it's not absorbing your sweat, then add
another ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and gradually increase the amount until you figure out the formula that works best for you because some people require more baking soda than others. But DO NOT add a large amount of baking soda from the beginning, because too much baking soda will make your armpits EXTREMELY dry and irritated.
I purchased this tiny glass jar from Hobby Lobby ($2)
●You don't have to over saturate your armpits with this deodorant because a little bit goes a long way. Just test out how much works for you, until you're satisfied with the results. And again you should use a glass jar instead of a plastic jar because plastic also contains chemicals that can lead to a hormonal imbalance due to you having too much estrogen in your system.
I purchase my Gurunanda essential oils($6) and Gurunanda oil diffuser($20) from walmart.
● Products that are used to hide or kill odor normally contain chemicals that disrupt your endocrine system. Your endocrine system consist of the organs that are responsible for producing, releasing and regulating your hormones. Products such as air fresheners, plug-in, carpet freshener, incense, burning oil and candles release hazardous air-pollutants that can disrupt your
endocrine system's ability to send the chemical messages that keep your hormones in balance. A disruption in your endocrine system can eventually lead to disorders involving your breasts, ovaries, thyroid gland, vagina and uterus. ●Making your own odor eliminator from pure, all natural products can help you eliminate the chemicals that your inhaling that may be keeping your hormones in an imbalanced state. I recommend that you use 100% pure essential oils and an oil diffuser to saturate your environment with pleasant
aromas. You can also put water and a few drops of oil into a spray bottle to make a house spray or car spray. You can mix different essential oils together to make unique scents. ●My favorite brand of essential oils and oil diffuser is by a company called Gurunanda. Essential oils can be expensive, but this brand is inexpensive and their oils are certified as being 100% pure oils. Remember to do your research with essential oils because there are a lot of fake oils on the market.
● Make sure that your extra virgin olive oil is a certified olive oil, because there are many olive oils in the grocery store that are fraudulent. Google is a great place to find a list of certified olive oils. I use California Ranch Olive Oil in my body oil and to cook my food. Also make sure your jojoba oil is also made of 100% pure jojoba oil by reading reviews online before you purchase them.
●Detox your armpits BEFORE you switch to an all natural deodorant or your armpits are going to itch like CRAZY! There are several different ingredients that you can use to detox your armpits such as apple cider vinegar, bentonite clay, lemon juice, charcoal, etc. You should be able to find plenty of recipes on Google by typing in “armpit detox”. ●I use the cold-pressed castor oil that is a clear yellowish color. I've never used Jamaican Black Castor Oil to make deodorant so I don't know if you will get the same results if you choose to use it.