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The Root Of Clean Beauty

Grown in the tropics of South America and the West Indies, archeologists believe that arrowroot has been used by civilizations for more than 7,000 years. Arrowroot was first cultivated by the Arawak natives in the Caribbean. The plant was a mainstay in their diet and a main ingredient in herbal remedies. In fact, the story goes that the plant got its name because so many healers would use it to extract poison from people who were shot with poisoned arrows. In the Medieval ages, this plant became an apothecary staple. It was used to treat septic sores, scorpion bites, gangrene, and smallpox. Today, arrowroot has become a popular ingredient used widely in the food and beauty industry.

What Is Arrowroot?

Arrowroot powder and paste aren’t really from the arrowroot plant. Instead, people grow this plant for its starchy roots. These roots contain properties that help maintain your body’s pH levels, moisturize your skin, and helps to absorb oils and wetness. Arrowroot has a natural abundance of calcium chloride, which works to maintain a proper balance between your body’s acids and alkalis. Along with keeping your body’s pH levels balanced, arrowroot is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A and E to help your skin stay soft, supple, and nourished.

One of the main reasons arrowroot has had such a resurgence in the beauty industry is because of its ability to easily absorb oils and wetness. Recently, arrowroot has become a natural alternative to talc powder because of its ability to keep you dry. This allows for other powerful ingredients to penetrate deeper into your skin and allows the product to work longer and better.

Which milk + honey Products Feature Arrowroot?

Arrowroot is one of the main ingredients in our aluminum-free Cream Deodorants. The combination of baking soda and organic arrowroot powder helps to fight odor-causing bacteria and absorbs underarm wetness. 

 

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{Photo Credit: Arrowroot plant}