What Happened When I Started Using CocoPits Natural Deodorant
If you're like me and have been searching for a natural deodorant, look no more. CocoPits has come to the rescue. All natural with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Arrowroot Powder, Bees Wax, Vitamin E Oil, and Essential Oils.
CocoPits was kind enough to send me their amazing natural deodorant that really works! It really works! If it didn't I wouldn't be writing about it here. I only write about brands whose products I tried, tested and adore. I've tested out CocoPits deodorant for about a week. I used it for hiking, yoga and everyday use and I smelled good through everything and afterwards. High fives and happy dances!
CocoPits is also offering a 20% discount to Salt & Ritual readers! Just use the offer code SALT17 at checkout.
My Natural Deodorant Journey and Dilemma
I've been searching for a natural deodorant that actually works for years...many, many years. I've gone to Whole Foods and the local health food stores and have spent many hard earned dollars on deodorants that have promised natural ingredients and no bad b.o. Well, I never came across any that lived up to their promises. Anyone with me?
That is until recently...
CocoPits to the Rescue
I've been wanting to a find a good natural deodorant obviously for a long time. I've been wondering if it was ever going to happen! I first came across CocoPits on Instagram and became intrigued and contacted them to see if they would be interested in participating in my Free Clean Beauty Challenge that starts on the 1st of October. They said yes and sent me the goods. I was seriously impressed. Finally an end to this deodorant journey!
Let's look at what makes CocoPits natural deodorant work...
The Fun Facts
When I look into a product that I'm going to buy, I look past the marketing and the pretty packages. I want to know what's actually in the product and I want the company to be upfront about it. CocoPits is one of those rare companies and I love that.
Let's talk ingredients. Here's what they have to say...
Q. What are the actions of each ingredient?
A. Great question! Below is a breakdown of each ingredient and why we use it. The basis for the formula is in the first 3 ingredients. Used independently they are ineffective. However, the combination of the 3 is what makes this formulation so powerful. While the actions of each ingredient are not exhaustive, we will give the highlights of each to clarify the most important benefits.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: The health benefits of coconut oil are manifold. One can simply Google this miracle oil to see the overwhelming data on its medicinal and nutritive qualities. These benefits can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Coconut plays a significant roll in fighting underarm bacteria produced in sweat.
Sodium Bicarbonate: SB is well known for its ability to neutralize foul odors. Need we say more?
Arrowroot Powder: The starch derived from the tuber of the Arrowroot plant. We believe this to be the highest quality of starch available. Its use in this formula is for the absorption of moisture. This helps minimize the effects of sweating. It does not keep the body from sweating; it simply helps to absorb moisture.
Bees Wax: We use real bees wax in our formula to help keep a more consistent structure. As is naturally inherent in coconut oil, it melts at 76 degrees. Adding the bees wax helps bring a more uniform consistency through changing and varied weather conditions. While your product will soften in warmer climates and be more firm in cold, you can be assured that we have improved the quality of the product by adding this fantastic nutritive ingredient in order to not compromise on quality or effectiveness. In fact, bees wax is a natural moisturizer and contains vitamin E, which is a wonderful skin nutrient.
For our vegan friends, we will be coming out with a CocoPits product that is bees wax free in the near future!
Vitamin E Oil: Vitamin E oil is known for its antioxidant properties and it’s ability to heal the skin. Though the benefits of Vitamin E on the skin are praised, it is also known for its preservative capabilities. In keeping with the purity standards of our products, we chose Vitamin E Oil as the best option for maintaining its freshness and a longer shelf life.
Essential Oils: We use the highest grade available: 100% organic and pure therapeutic grade. As ingestible essential oils go, therapeutic is the only grade that is universally accepted as safe to ingest. We believe that since your skin absorbs as much as 60% of what you put on it, we need to put in our products what would be safe to put in it. These oils are what we use to scent them. While they smell amazing in the jar, they do not linger on the body because they are quickly absorbed into the skin. Consequently, they will not conflict with any perfumes you may wish to wear. The exception to the rule is Patchouli. This essential oil has a very strong scent and tends to stay with you for several hours. This is a great thing for our Patchouli lovers!
Q. What is sodium bicarbonate and is it safe?
A. Sodium bicarbonate is also known as baking soda. It is perfectly safe (in appropriate quantities) to ingest or put on the skin. There are two types of sodium bicarbonate: naturally sourced and lab created. Both are completely safe and both of ours are certified by the NSF (your assurance that the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today. It is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide.). They are food grade for use in food as well as cosmetic and personal care products and and is within NOP standards for organic production. There is no aluminum in sodium bicarbonate.
We use the naturally mined sodium bicarbonate in our “Natural” unscented CocoPits.
Personally I really wanted to try out this product and test it out to make sure it works through yoga and cardio and that I felt clean afterwards. It's super easy to apply, they included an applicator stick, but I also used my fingers as well. It blended into my skin very easily and left me feeling dry and clean all day long. I was really, really happy with the results and I highly recommend them if you're looking for a natural deodorant!
Don't forget that CocoPits is also offering a 20% discount to Salt & Ritual readers! Just use the offer code SALT17 at checkout.
Note: CocoPits is by far my favorite natural deodorant that I've used. They offer their deodorant in a jar or the traditional stick. If you have sensitive skin, I would recommend using the traditional stick format which contains less baking soda.
A few people go through a detox when switching to a natural deodorant, which can cause a bit of a rash when using the jar deodorant, which is what initially happened with me. I pulled through it with the help of their Pitty Party product and now I'm good to go! But if you're worried about your skin being sensitive while switching to a natural deodorant, stick with their stick format. Personally, I love it and use it every day.
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