Over the past year I have become interested in paleo body products. I am fairly educated about additives in body products as I have a gluten allergy, which is even in toothpaste and body oils! I have a list of products to share with you, but I don’t want to overwhelm you. I have three features for this evening’s blog post:Primal Pit Paste
This deodorant is seriously amazing!! I have tried every level of zinc oxide possible in antiperspirants, even prescription strength, and none of them stop me from sweating or block the odor like this product. There are two versions: a glass jar that has the paste in a “creamier” form – application to the skin requires your finger or the provided wooden spatula; or, a traditional swivel stick style – this form is more solidified, and I don’t find it to be as effective. The deodorant itself is composed of coconut oil, shea butter, arrowroot powder, baking soda, essential oils, and vitamin E. Sounds pretty natural to me! I enjoy using the lavender scent, I feel it gives me a calming aura in the morning. The price is roughly $8.95 for the jar and $10.95 for the stick. The jar lasts a few months, I am working my way through my first stick now.
I have sampled the mint version, and have yet to try the cinnamon flavor. I am pleasantly surprised at how well this product works. It is a combination of activated charcoal, xylitol, sacred clay, and essential oils. I use toothpaste before I go to bed and I use a baking soda based toothpaste in the morning. I fell in love with this product the moment I applied it to my teeth – it honestly cleans so well. It is unbelievable how much “crap” came off my teeth. Literally chunks of plaque came off my teeth. I do have to say the powder can get a little messy, just make sure you wipe your counter after you open and close the jar and after you’re done brushing your teeth.
This has been my breastfeeding & pumping savior!! I have not had raw, cracked or dry nipples during the 2+ months I have been breastfeeding, thus far. During my last go round I had a lot of soreness and it effected my ability to comfortably breastfeed, leading me to turn to pumping only and eventually stop everything at 5-6 months. I am definitely happier this time around knowing that I don’t have to worry about being in constant pain when I am feeding my baby or pumping. This product is lite, not oily & greasey, works fast, doesn’t burn or sting, quick application, and is just amazing in every other way! I apply a pea size, or smaller, amount on each nipple after each feeding or pumping session. I have found this product lasted me just shy of 2 months, which I think is pretty awesome! The cost is between $11.95 so it is not a killer product to buy!
I hope you enjoy these products as much as I have!
peace. love. paleo.