Natural and Cruelty-Free Body Care and Deodorant from Primal Products

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As pet parents and animal lovers, most of us take extra care to be selective about the products we use for our pets, home and family. This means watching for natural and non-toxic ingredients, as well as those that are better for the environment and that have not been tested on animals.

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I recently received some samples to test from a company called Primal Products, a small Florida company that makes handcrafted deodorant called Primal Pit Paste, and several other body care products, using organic and natural ingredients. The timing was perfect because over the past several months, we’ve been trying to swap many of the conventional products we use around our place, with safer and more natural alternatives.

I’ve been spending time reading reviews online and using the EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning and Skin Deep Database to help find smarter choices, so the first thing I did when I was offered the samples to review, was look up Primal Products! The Skin Deep Database lets consumers search for beauty and personal care products by brand name or type of product, and look up ratings for how safe the ingredients are. I was super happy to see that Primal Pit Paste is rated 0 which is the BEST rating on the Skin Deep scale from 0-10 from low hazard to high hazard products and ingredients.

Over the past several weeks Woof Woof Papa and I have been using several of the Primal Products and are ready to give you our impressions. All products are Natural, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free and contain No GMOs. Here’s a rundown:

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Primal Popo Powder

This is an herbal body powder made with organic arrowroot, aluminum free baking soda, kaolin clay, magnesium, and organic cocoa butter. We’ve been using the unscented but it also comes in Lavender or Thyme and Lemon Grass made with natural essential oils.

Popo is a cute sounding nickname for your “down under” region, which as runners and other athletes know, can need some extra care due to perspiration and sweat glands in that area…but the powder can be used all over the body. It’s gentle yet effective, and I like to sprinkle it in the hubby’s stinky running shoes when he’s not looking.

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Primal Pucker Paste Lip Balm

Proof that this company really does make everything to cover you from head to toe and in-between, they make an awesome natural lip balm. The hubby has always used lip balm when he runs, to avoid chapped lips…especially when he was training for his marathon. I just wish we’d known about this one sooner! It’s made with all-natural ingredients including Organic Coconut oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Beeswax and different Essential Oils depending on what flavor you choose. He likes the unscented, and I love the Vanilla Peppermint.

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Primal Pit Primer and Pit Pump

Since I was making the switch from chemical antiperspirant to a completely natural deodorant for the first time, I had some issues with pit detox. This sometimes causes irritation as the sweat glands under the arms release the toxins that have been clogged up after years of using antiperspirants which prevent the body from releasing them. These products were recommended to me by the knowledgeable folks from Primal Products as the best way to calm my irritated skin and make a smoother transition to a natural baking soda based deodorant.

The primer is made with Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Aloe, Safflower Oil, Organic Calendula Oil, Organic Olive Oil, and Chamomile Essential Oil. It’s a nice conditioning serum for the under arm area, and I especially find it soothing after shaving.

The pump is a natural deodorant spray that is made with Organic Witch Hazel, Organic Alcohol, Aloe, Safflower Oil and Essential Oils. I’ve been using the Lavender Vanilla spray but it also comes in other natural scents. It’s great for using on its own, before using the pit paste, or for a quick refresh throughout the day. The witch hazel and other ingredients help kill and prevent the bacteria that causes odor. It smells so good that Daisy often tries to lick my arm pits while we are cuddling on the sofa…at least I know that the ingredients are all-natural and non-toxic! LOL

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Primal Pit Paste

After a few weeks of just using the primer and spray,  I started using their most popular product, the Primal Pit Paste. This is a baking soda based natural deodorant that comes in a jar as well as a stick. Although I was eager to jump straight to the full strength formula, I seemed to be a little sensitive to baking soda at first. Luckily, they make a light version of the pit paste and I’ve found that to be non-irritating and very effective considering that it’s summertime in South Florida! I’ve been gradually using more of the regular strength version in a couple of the scents they sent us to sample and am impressed with how well they work and how great they smell.

Since everyone is different, I love that Primal Products makes their deodorant in light, regular and strong, to allow the body to acclimate to the pH of the baking soda. Their experts are also fantastic about giving advice and suggested that I start with the unscented and then try the light lavender before moving up to the regular strength.

That’s just one great reason to use products from a smaller company…they can offer you personalized advice and recommendations and really care about each customer having a positive experience. You rarely get that level of customer service these days and it’s much appreciated! You’ll also feel good knowing that you are using safe and natural ingredients and that they have earned the cruelty free stamp of approval.

Change can seem intimidating at first, but I truly feel it’s worth it to swap out any chemicals you can for safer and more natural alternatives. We’ve been doing it gradually so it’s not so overwhelming. It also gives us time to try things out and learn what works for us.

Try Primal Products with 20% OFF Discount Code

If you’re interested in trying any or all of the products we’ve been using, Primal Products is offering a very special discount code good for 20% OFF, especially for all our friends, fans and readers! Just head on over to PrimalPitPaste.com and use promo code PRIMALPUPS at checkout.

Got questions? We’re not experts, yet…but we’ll be happy to answer any questions we can. Just leave us a comment. Or feel free to contact Primal Products here or on their Facebook Page where you’ll also find more reviews from recent customers.

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