Sunday, 23 October 2011



In addition to living as healthy a lifestyle as possible, I also try to live naturally and cleanly:
  •  My hair and skin products are either labelled as 'Natural'/'xyz free' or home-made using natural ingredients. 
  • I eat as organic as I can afford but I will admit - I don't always do this.
Which brings me to the deodorant range I'm reviewing. My friend Keris who is a Naturopathic Nutritionist advised me that my regular deodorant was not ideal if I was seriously trying to live cleaner and more naturally. The main things to look out for were: "Aluminium Free" & "Paraben Free".

I happened upon this product by pure chance, I was walking back from teaching a Spin class and saw a chemist which sold natural products. I went in to have a quick browse and saw a couple of deodorants but this stood out because in addition to meeting the requirements, it was also fragrance free (and made in America, haha!). It cost £4.99 ($3.99 in the US).

"Our elegant natural fresh deodorant crystal roll on combines all natural ingredients like alum to eliminate odor causing bacteria while providing 24 hour non-staining hypo-allergenic protection. With natural fresh deodorant crystal roll on, chamomile is added to soothe and moisturize shaved underarms. Non-sticky, non-greasy-feels like a luxurious skin lotion, all of this with our natural roll on deodorant."

Nat Fresh Deo products are aimed towards:
  • Men and Women with sensitive skin and require hypo allergenic products
  • People seeking a healthy alternative or better lifestyle (me! me!!)
  • People undergoing radiation and cancer treatments
The main things I love about this product are:
  • The obvious: it is natural! 
  • Non-staining: Deodorants I used in the past sometimes left white marks on my clothes.
  • It works:  it is a deodorant so I don't stink ;)
The first day I used it, I'll admit I got impatient because it took a little longer than my regular deodorant to dry.
Tip/Feedback: Apply immediately after you shower (once you've dried your body)
It had no smell, and I was worried it meant I would stink.
Tip/Feedback: I was wrong, although it had no smell (Fragrance Free, duhh!), I didn't stink and neither will you
I didn't feel completely dry for the 1st couple of weeks but I relented because my health was more important.
Tip/Feedback: As if by magic (seriously), my body got used to it. It dried completely within a few minutes and I stayed dry.

I really like this product, last time a friend went to America, I made sure she brought back enough to last me till Christmas ;)
Now, I recommend this product to friends, family and strangers - seriously! I have met people at parties and gone from answering questions about my hair care to telling them all about this product!

Why should YOU use this product?
  • It is a natural and healthier way to keep odours at bay 
  • It is effective, it does exactly what it says.
  • Some studies have shown that the build up of aluminium in the brain has been linked to breast cancer and brain tumours (contact for more info)
I really believe we all should start taking steps towards living a more natural lifestyle, too many products we use contain ingredients that we can't even pronounce, ingredients that have been processed over and over again.

And Really: Healthy living inside & out is important.

In addition to deodorants (unscented and scented), other products available include body sprays, deodorant sticks, lip balms, refrigerator fresheners and more. Look out for more reviews and Giveaways (thanks Nat Fresh Deo!).

For more info on Nat Fresh Deo:
Where to Purchase (US) (I'll post the address of the shop I bought mine later)

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Hello :-)

Hope you're well... sorry this blog has been DRY - I'm in holiday mode ;) I'm on day 4 of my swimming lessons and I am seeing GREAT progress :)

Being on holiday is a great thing, as someone said to me yesterday - It gives you the time to reflect and re-evaluate. I'm making plans for the future and I am very optimistic. I have decided to cut down on *overly* physically demanding work eg I currently teach five spin classes every week! I can't do this for much longer, my target number is 3 (before the end of the year).

I'm also "working on other projects", haha I had to use that line because so many people say it and sound vague and mysterious. For all one knows, the "projects" are non-existent ;)

My website is a priority and I hope to have it up by the end of the year (funny because my target launch date was in the summer but life got in the way).

I'm going to be doing some more 'Fitness Writer' work on websites and hopefully more magazines :)

My most recent work can be found on Lagos Mums: 5 Nutrition Tips For New Mamas <-- Please read, comment and share :)

I'm running another session this weekend (As seen on Bella Naija's 'Events This Weekend) and would love to meet/see even more of you:

I will also have these protein snack bars available for sale at this session, email me for more details :)

See you soon!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

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Sunday 9th October's Session in Lagos

Just a shout out to the ladies who were at the class on Sunday 9th October... I meant to take pictures but I forgot, I managed to take one of Funto doing a wall sit:

I will definitely take some next week :)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Sunday Sessions in Lagos

1.5 hours of a Nutrition Talk/Q&A and a Total Body Workout (using only one thing... your bodyweight!)

WHEN: Sunday 9th and 16th October, registration starts at 1pm. Sessions start at 1.30pm prompt

WHERE:  Da Yoga Studio (The Life House) 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, Off Younis Bashorun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

PRICE: N2,000

*Come dressed in your workout gear*

RSVP: email - or SMS - 0812 824 8489

Photo Credit: Weight Loss Trust