Posts Tagged ‘natural ingredients’

Product Review: Hippy Pits – All Natural Deodorant by Delish Naturals

Monday, July 30th, 2012

I have tried many several different brands of all natural deodorants mostly with disappointing results. While I don’t like the harsh and toxic ingredients found in many name brand deodorants, I also don’t want to be sweaty and/or stinky either. Usually I settle for harsh ingredients over stinky BO…BUT thanks to Hippy Pits All Natural Deodorant by Delish Naturals I may not have to settle any more! I have been using Hippy Pits for the last 2 weeks and am diggin’ it! ūüôā

What I like about Hippy Pits:

  • The ingredients – Hippy Pits is free of all harsh, synthetic¬†ingredients and full of soothing, natural ingredients. It is even free of baking soda. While baking soda is a common ingredient in many all natural deodorants, it can irritate the delicate underarm skin so it did not find it’s way into this refreshingly unique product. Just what exactly¬†IS in Hippy Pits? Ingredients include beeswax, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, arrowroot powder, cornstarch, silk amino acids, vitamin E, and¬†essential oils.Oh how I¬†love turning over a product and reading familiar words in the ingredient list!
  • The Scent – Hippy Pits comes in fresh and fun scents with names as clever as the product itself. All products are scented with essential oils. I have Daisy Chain which is made from Bergamot, Geranium & Lavender. Shortly after I put it on for the first time, my mom even commented that I smelled good and asked me what I was wearing. She totally cracked up laughing at my reply, “Um, Hippy Pits deodorant?” ūüôā
  • Overall effectiveness – Okay this next part is a little embarrassing to admit, but because it provides valuable information about the effectiveness of the product I will share. I went four days without showering and relied exclusively on my Hippy Pits to keep me smelling fresh and clean. I was actually kind of surprised how well it worked during those four days. I even asked my hubby if I smelled funky and he assured me I was still cuddeable ūüėČ Hippy Pits also passed the running test for me. This is super¬†important because I don’t often have the opportunity to shower after a run before heading out the door. I need to be confident my deodorant will do its job well so I can be in public post-run without scaring people away.

Stuff I wasn’t crazy about:

  • Left my pits feeling kind of “tacky” – If you are accustom to using a gel deodorant this may not be an issue for you. I however typically use¬†a stick deodorant that is really dry so Hippy Pits felt kind of wet/tacky to me at first. I got use to the sensation over time but it was an adjustment.
  • Top does not close properly – This may be a¬†funky glitch that is unique¬†to my own particular stick of deodorant but for some reason the top of it will not close all the way. This does not interfere with or effect the product in any way…it just kind of bugs me. ūüôā
  • Left kind of a sticky residue after on my clothing after I went running – One time after a particularly hard run in humid weather, I noticed the pits of my shirt had some sticky residue on them. Correction my hubby noticed and pointed it out to me. I think during my run some of the deodorant came off with my sweat and it stuck to my clothing. I ran several different times with this deodorant and this only happened the one time. My guess is that it was a combination of the intensity of the run, the weather, and the fabric of the particular shirt I was wearing?¬†In any case it’s something I noted about using Hippy Pits.

All in all a great product that I would reccomend trying out if you are in search of¬†an all-natural, eco-friendly deodorant that smells nice AND is effective! ūüôā

-Sarah

Sunday Funday Giveaway: Happy Pits – All Natural Deodorant by Delish Naturals

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Let’s start with the name of this product…personally, I LOVE it! I think Hippy Pits is the PERFECT name for an all natural deodorant! It kind of makes me giggle every time I say it. ūüôā

I have long searched for an all natural deodorant that is actually effective at keeping me smelling fresh and clean. I am happy to report that my search is complete!¬†I put¬†Happy¬†Pits through the running test and the camping test…and it actually passed! I was a bit skeptical at first since I have not had much luck with other various all natural deodorants on the market. Visit back here tomorrow and I’ll tell you more about my experience with Happy Pits, including what I liked and did not like about it. In the meantime check out this awesome list of lovely all natural ingredients: beeswax, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, arrowroot powder, cornstarch, silk amino acids, vitamin E, essential oils. I love when a skin care product is full of¬†eco-friendly ingredients that I am¬†familiar with and can easily pronounce! Hippy Pits comes in scents with clever names such as Therapy is the Pits (made with Tea Tree, Lavender, & Rosemary) and Daisy Chain (made with Bergamot, Geranium & Lavender).

Are you interested in trying Hippy Pits out for yourself? Then be sure to enter this week’s giveaway below for your chance to win a FREE stick of Happy Pits – All Natural Deodorant by Delish Naturals.

*Winner will be announced on Sunday, August 5. Winner will be notified via email and need to respond with shipping address within 48hours to claim their prize. Good luck everyone!

Sarah
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Video Product Review: CJs Butter

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

I am excited to tell you all¬†about this awesome product! CJ’s BUTTer is made from all natural ingredients making it a safe diaper rash cream to use with your cloth diapers and a safe nipple cream for breastfeeding mamas. Check it out…

 

Product Review: Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

My family¬†spends A LOT of time outdoors so a high quality, water-resistant sunscreen is important to us. However I don’t want to use a sunscreen¬†that is loaded with¬†toxins and chemicals. Yuck! So this summer I’m using Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35¬†to protect my family’s skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Episencial’s Sunny Sunscreen is rated a 2 by the Environmental Working Group.¬†It’s free of ingredients I don’t want to use (ie- free of Additives, Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Harsh Preservatives, EDTA, SLS, Synthetic Fragrances, and Phthalates) and full of natural ingredients such as organic sesame, safflower avocado oil, beeswax, aloe, organic shea butter, and organic green tea extract. Click on the video below for more information about why I like using Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35! ūüôā

Use the coupon SUNSCREEN now through July 31, 2012 and save 10% on any Episencial product at Mom’s Milk Boutique!

Sarah

 

Sunday Funday Giveaway: Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Did you know that Mom’s Milk Boutique carries a¬†great selection of sunscreens? We do! AND All of¬†our sunscreens are rated “Low Hazard” by the Environmental Working Group’s SkinDeep Database.

One awesome sunscreen option is¬†Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35. Made of natural ingredients such as organic sesame, safflower and avocado oils you will love how this sunscreen moisturizes and nourishes the skin while protecting against sun damage. Additionally it goes on smooth and and is completely odorless.¬†Also your children will love Eric Carle’s artwork from The Very Hungry Caterpillar on the packaging.

Would you like to win a FREE 4 oz. bottle of¬†Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35? Then be sure to enter this week’s giveaway below! The winner will be announced Sunday, July 8.
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