I got an email a while back from a woman named Rachel, creator of Original Organics Herbals, asking if I’d like to give her products a try. I was on the fence about promoting a company that makes natural products because who wants competition, right? I browsed through her products and saw she offered **gasp** Natural Deodorant. That may not seem gasp worthy to you, but let me tell you, it truly is.
You see, deodorant is one of the most challenging things to get right for one person, let alone the masses. People’s pits all respond to deodorants differently. When I first started making my own deodorant, there were many the days where I couldn’t put my arms down because I felt like my skin was on fire. There were many days were I smelled heavenly as I went out the door, but part way through my son’s performance at the school talent show, I realized I smelled super rank. It took a lot of recipes to find one that worked for me. And between you and me, I’m still not really pleased with my DIY deodorant lately. The problems continued when I branched out and started making deodorant for my family. The formula I came up with for my husband, daughter, son, and self are not the same. Different ratios, different oils, just plain different.
Original Organics Deodorant
Then comes along Rachel of Original Organics Herbals with her organic natural deodorant. I was going to put her to the ultimate test. I asked her if I could try out the deodorant. It came in the best eco-chic packaging (big points right there) and I immediately put it to use. Several days went by and I was a happy customer. No burn after shaving, no funky smells despite sweating and working hard in the garden. I hated to admit it, but I knew I was going to toss my DIY deodorant and use hers exclusively.
But I wasn’t done testing yet. Okay, so it worked for me, but remember, it’s hard to create a deodorant that works for the masses. I asked my husband and daughter to give it a try as well. It’s sort of funny the patience one has to have to share a stick of deodorant. You roll it too high. Ewww, pit hair! I suffered through sharing and it was worth it. It actually worked on my teenage daughter and husband as well. I couldn’t believe it! Rachel must be working some serious magic over there at Original Organics Herbals. Honestly, she shares her recipe and it’s nearly identical to mine, yet her’s works better. I’m all for DIY, but because I like my friends at the other parents at the talent shows, I’ll be buying from her.
Original Organics Giveaway
Original Organics is supplying a Summer Survival Kit to one lucky reader. What’s included in the Summer Survival Kit? You will receive a Natural Sunscreen, Organic Bug Spray, EARTH Aromatherapy Roll-On Perfume, and (of course) Organic Deodorant. This is an awesome prize pack and I’m a little jealous I don’t get to enter myself.
Update: This giveaway has ended. Thank you all who participated.