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Switching To Natural Skin Care

Switching To Natural Skin Care

So you’ve been working hard to get healthier in recent years – you’re watching your diet, prioritizing sleep, and even getting in some exercise here and there, and it feels GOOD! You’re proud of your progress, but still painfully aware that there’s still one major area of life that you have neglected to “clean up”. It nags at you every morning as you get ready for the day, but you don’t take action because you don’t know where to begin… Yep, you guessed it, we’re talking about your skin care routine!

There are so many reasons to make the switch to natural skin care. The ingredients in the products are natural and easily recognizable so you can feel good about putting them on your skin (no gross chemicals or toxins), they’re extremely nourishing to the skin (just as effective, if not more effective, than their commercial counterparts), they smell incredible, and as an added bonus, they’re typically better for the environment! It’s a clear “win” to make the jump to natural, but without a guide, it can feel daunting and overwhelming.

With so many products and so much information available, trying to figure out how to take the first step can be so confusing that it leaves many of us feeling totally stuck! We wanted to take the guesswork and confusion out of the process which is why we created THREE unique “New Natural You” Discovery Boxes that feature some of our absolute favorite products. These boxes are carefully curated to show you exactly where to start on your journey to natural! Whether you’re just interested in dipping your toes into the natural world, or you’re ready to do a full cannonball into the deep end, we’ve got a box for you! Just take your pick… It’s literally as easy as 1, 2, 3!

After you learn more about them, want to give one of these boxes a try? Use code NEWNATURALYOU for 30% off any of these 3 boxes! 

(Online only. One use per customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Only applies to the Going Natural Box, Trying Natural Box, & Living Natural Box. Cannot be applied to a previous purchase.)

Trying Natural Discovery Box:

Just looking to dip your toes in the clean skin care world? There’s a box for that!

The “Trying Natural” Discovery Box comes with 5 of our absolute holy grail natural products! These are the ones that we can’t live without and we don’t think you should either! They’ve got you covered from your head to your toes! So what are the 5 products chosen for this starter box?

  • Mini Peppofoot Stick – If you’re familiar at all with Rinse then you know that Peppofoot Stick is our #1 Best Selling product and a true fan favorite! This extremely nourishing and hydrating foot lotion stick will totally transform your feet in no time. It’s made with highly moisturizing natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Avocado Oil (all super natural!). It also packs the power of Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Oil to provide antiseptic properties and a fresh minty scent! If you’ve ever dealt with dry, rough, cracked feet then this will be a game changer for you! Our Trying Natural Box comes with a mini size Peppofoot so you can test it out! We think you’re going to love it!
  • Original deOdor Stick – One of the most frequent things people are interested in swapping out with their skin care routine is deodorant. There are a lot of concerns with the ingredients in traditional deodorants, including aluminum which is often found in commercial products. Many people want to switch to a natural deodorant, but they don’t want to sacrifice on effectiveness. We get it. We didn’t want to either! That’s why we created our line of deOdor Stick Natural Deodorants. These powerful deodorants are made with high-quality natural ingredients that will keep you stink-free all day! Check out the product reviews to hear what our customers are saying… we don’t think you’ll be disappointed! The Trying Natural Box comes with a full size Original deOdor Stick to give you a chance to thoroughly try it out! We highly recommend checking out our blog “How to Successfully Switch to Natural Deodorant” for some extra tips and tricks!
  • Mini Dead Sea Mud Soap – What could be more natural and luxurious than treating your skin to the benefits of actual Dead Sea mud? It’s the most mineral-rich mud in the world, packed with 21 skin-loving minerals that have been known to have healing and purifying properties. Perfect for all different skin types (even sensitive skin), it is perfect for getting natural exfoliation, purifying pores, clarifying, cleaning, and soothing skin! It’s great as a facial or body soap! The Trying Natural box includes a mini sized Dead Sea Mud Soap!
  • Squalane Roll-On – If you’ve never tried squalane oil before, get ready to meet your skins new best friend! Squalane oil is a natural oil derived from the olive that closely mimics oil found in our skin. That means it is the perfect moisturizer for any part you deem fit, even sensitive skin. It's great for all kinds of skin types from oily and acne prone to dry and sensitive!
    • Peppermint Pucker – Did you know that most lip balms actually dry lips out? It seems so wrong, but it’s true and we’re willing to bet you’ve experienced it yourself! We knew there had to be a better way… it was time to say no to cakey lip balms that left you feeling worse than before. So we created Pucker Stick! It’s made with natural, nourishing ingredients including our favorite Squalane Oil. It truly absorbs into the skin and leaves your lips nourished from the inside out! The Trying Natural Box includes a Peppermint Pucker Stick to enjoy!

     

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    Going Natural Discovery Box

    Ready to wade in a little deeper into going natural? Yep. There’s a box for that too!

    The “Going Natural” Discovery Box contains all our favorites from the “Trying Natural” box, but in full sizes rather than mini sizes, plus an extra goodie is thrown in for an added dose of fun! This box includes one of our most popular essential oil roll-ons:

    • Peppermint Roll-On – The power of essential oils have been known for years, but never have they been so easy to access! Our Peppermint Roll-On conveniently packages our 100% pure Peppermint Essential oil into a roll-on stick that’s easy to take on the go! Throw it in your purse, your pocket, your car, or your office drawer… anywhere that’s handy is the perfect place! Peppermint oil not only smells great, but can be super helpful for assisting with many common ailments. Many of our customers say they find relief from headaches, nausea, and more!

    Living Natural Discovery Box

    Ready to fully cannonball into the deep end of going natural? You’re our kind of person, and of course we have a box for you! Our “Living Natural” Discovery box is packed to the absolute brim with Rinse favorites! It’s a perfect way to treat yourself and truly adopt a natural skin care routine! This box includes everything from the Going Natural box, with some awesome additions!

    • Pucker Pack – We leveled up the Peppermint Pucker stick by adding it into our Pucker Pack which also includes a Pucker Polish! This lip polish helps to exfoliate the lips prior to using the Peppermint Pucker Stick!
    • Tea Tree Oil Roll-On – Another one of the most popular essential oil roll-on’s, Tea Tree Roll-On is a classic “go to” for all kinds of common issues! It’s made with 100% pure Tea Tree Essential Oil that’s conveniently packaged in a portable roll-on for easy application! Tea Tree Oil contains natural antiseptic properties so it’s great for keeping on hand for all sorts of things! Many of our customers love using it on everything from bug bites to blemishes!
    • Oatbrasion Mask – What better way to treat yourself than with a luxurious facial mask?! Our Oatbrasion Mask is made with colloidal oatmeal blended with powdered pumice and a small dash of powdered honey! This mask is great for soothing skin and reducing redness while also infusing your skin with a punch of moisture! It’s highly customizable and perfect for all skin types!
    • Almond & Honey Soap – It doesn’t get much more natural than almond & honey! This incredible soap is made from honey from a local bee keeper that’s blended with a touch of almond oil to make it smell almost good enough to eat! Like all of our handmade natural soaps, it contains glycerin which is amazing and cleansing the skin without leaving it feeling tight and dry!
    • Euca-Mint Loofah Soap – To cap off this amazing box, we threw in the best exfoliating soap around! Euca-Mint Loofah Soap is made from our Euca-Mint soap that is then poured over a loofah. It’s perfect for both cleansing and exfoliating the skin! We particularly love it as a foot soap (great for use prior to applying Peppofoot)! Oh, and did we mention that it smells amazing?!

    Living Natural Discovery Box 

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    Top Tips for a Naturally Clean Home

    Top Tips for a Naturally Clean Home

    We all know that keeping a clean home is important for keeping dirt, germs, and grime at bay, but did you know that studies have shown links between clean spaces and lower stress levels? It sounds like the old saying “a clean home is a happy home” may be true after all! If you’re looking for some natural ways to freshen up your home to keep it feeling fresh and clean, we’ve got some tips for you!

    Improve Indoor Air Quality

    It’s hard to make a home smell fresh when dirty air is circulating around! That’s why our first tip is to make sure you’re breathing in clean air in your home. There are a few simple steps that you can take to improve the quality of the air in your home.

    • Check and/or Replace Air Filter – This is your reminder to check your air filters and replace them if needed! It’s easy to forget this step and you might be surprised at just how dirty air filters can get over time! We recommend setting a reminder in your phone for your preferred frequency so that you get an alert when it’s time to change them. If you really want to step up the quality of the air circulating in your home and add a pop of freshness, try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the air filter!
    • Open Windows – What could be better than a totally free and super easy way to freshen your air!? All it takes is opening a few windows to let fresh air circulate inside your home! We love opening our windows and enjoying fresh breezes, but we don’t recommend doing this during pollen season!

    Open Windows & Houseplants for Fresh Air

    • Add Houseplants – Get a natural air purification system by adding some houseplants to your home. Having a few plants inside can add charm to any space and simultaneously may help improve your air quality.

     

    Try Room Sprays/Linen Sprays

    There’s a lot you can do to freshen up your home with a few simple room/linen sprays! Choosing a natural room spray allows you to safely freshen up any room in your home. We love room sprays because they allow you to customize exactly what type of environment you want to create and you can switch it up any time! Want to create a clean and clarifying space? Try our Lemongrass Refreshing Spray! Want to create a calm and relaxing space? Lavender Refreshing Spray is the answer! 

     Refreshing Sprays

    Our versatile room sprays also make fantastic linen sprays! Try adding a few spritzes to your towels before putting them away. They’re perfect for freshening up sheets and blankets, as well as pillow cases! If you want to relax before bed, try spraying a bit of lavender on your pillow to help you unwind and drift off to sleep!

     

    Get Creative With Essential Oils

    The number of ways you can use essential oils to freshen your home is limitless! Here are a few of our favorite tricks for using essential oils to create a fresh home! All of these are super simple and don’t require much more than a cotton ball or clothes pin!

    Essential Oil Uses

    • Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a cotton ball and place it at the bottom of the trash can in your bathrooms. This is a great option for freshening up a space and will leave everyone wondering how you did it!
    • Add to the fresh bathroom vibe by placing a few drops of essential oil on the inside of the cardboard tube on toilet paper. 
    • Create your own natural cleaner by mixing equal parts water and vinegar, and then adding a splash of your favorite essential oil.
    • Add a few drops of essential oil to the inside cardboard of tissue boxes in your home. The cardboard will soak up the scent and you’ll get a nice bit of fragrance with every tissue pulled!
    • Another clever trick is to place a few drops of essential oil on a wooden clothes pin and then clip it to the back of an air vent. No one will know it’s there, but as air blows through your vent you will get to enjoy the fresh aroma!
    • Try adding a drop or two of essential oil to your dryer balls when washing sheets for an extra pop of freshness!
    • Our last tip isn’t super clever, but it is effective! If you really want to punch up the freshness in your home, try diffusing essential oils in a traditional diffuser.

     

    Use Fresh Soaps in Bathrooms & Kitchen

    Don’t underestimate the power of fresh soap! It’s a small but powerful way to help add to the freshness of your home, whether it be in the kitchen or the bathroom. Your guests will love the nice treat of washing up with fresh, natural soap! These are super easy to change out between seasons as well!

     Fresh Soaps

     

    Cook Up Some Stovetop Potpourri

    If you’re in the mood for a little DIY freshness, consider cooking up some stovetop potpourri! This is another option that is super flexible and allows you to easily create scents for each season. There are all kinds of recipes for stovetop potpourri’s that utilize fresh, natural ingredients that you probably already have around the house! You can use fresh fruits like lemons or oranges, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, and more. All you have to do is put some water in a pot, add your ingredients, and bring to a boil. Let the water boil for a few minutes and then reduce it to a simmer that you can keep going for as long as you want to release the aromas. Make sure to watch your water levels and refill as needed. As an added tip, you can save your ingredients in the refrigerator to reuse the next day!  

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    Treat Your Feet with Rinse!

    Treat Your Feet with Rinse!

    Natural skincare is a way of life for so many of us. We love to treat our face and skin to the amazing benefits of natural products, but at times it can be easy to forget that our feet deserve the same attention as our face. After all, they carry us around everywhere we go, every single day! It’s a tough job, and we think our feet deserve to be rewarded for all that they do!

     That’s why we have rounded up our favorite products to help you treat your feet! While heading out for a luxurious pedicure may be the ultimate way to treat your feet, we’ve got some amazing products that will help you to keep those toes in tip top shape between pedicures!

     

    1. Peppofoot Stick

    Is there really any other place to start than with Peppofoot? It’s a cult favorite and best seller for a reason! If you have ever suffered from rough, dry, cracked feet then you already know the discomfort (and embarrassment) that can cause. No one wants feet that feel like sandpaper! It’s uncomfortable, it’s not cute, but it is a common problem! We’ve been there and, just like many of you, we tried every product on the market in an attempt to find relief! So many foot lotions, creams, and balms make big promises, but fail to deliver. This is exactly why we created Peppofoot!

    We can confidently say it is the BEST foot moisturizer around and it always delivers! Seriously, check out the reviews to see for yourself!

    Find Out For Yourself What Peppofoot Is All About

    So what exactly is it? Peppofoot is a moisturizing foot balm made with high quality, all natural ingredients that work to penetrate the layers of skin and deeply moisturize the feet. The carefully chosen ingredients work together to help relieve the discomfort and embarrassment of dry, cracked feet. Peppofoot is packed with some incredibly moisturizing ingredients including Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Avocado Oil. It also contains natural Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint Oil as well as a small dash of Menthol. These ingredients combine to make it smell amazing and to give a soothing, cooling sensation that feels oh-so-good!

    Best of all, it’s a foot balm stick. That means the application is quick, easy, and mess-free! Simply turn the twist up tube, glide along the feet, and then you are done! No more greasy hands!

     

    1. Euca-Mint Loofah Soap

    We’re going to go ahead and state the obvious here, but there’s no way to get healthy, pampered feet without making sure your feet are thoroughly cleansed! We all know we need clean feet, but finding the best products for the job can be a bit of a challenge!

    Because the skin on our feet can be extremely rough, it’s a good idea to wash them with something that provides a little exfoliating power to help slough off thick, rough skin. As the name suggests, our Euca-Mint Loofah soap contains an entire loofah that allows you to take washing your feet to the next level. The loofah works to exfoliate the feet, while the Euca-Mint soap gently yet effectively cleanses the skin. Made with a blend of Eucalyptus and Peppermint Essential oils, it has an invigorating scent that will have you actually looking forward to washing your feet every day!

     

    1. Peppofoot Polish

    Once you’ve got those clean feet, it’s time to let them sparkle and shine with the help of Peppofoot Polish! This luxurious exfoliating foot scrub contains extremely fine granules of powdered pumice that gently work to exfoliate the skin on your feet. Unlike other foot scrubs that can be harsh and leave your skin scratched up, Peppofoot Polish offers a gentle and relaxing exfoliating experience that will leave you with soft, smooth skin (no scratches involved!).

    In addition to exfoliating the feet, Peppofoot Polish simultaneously works to moisturize at the same time thanks to the addition of Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, and Apricot Kernel Oil. These natural ingredients work to help the feet lock in moisture as they are being exfoliated.

    Peppofoot Polish

    As with all Rinse products, you already know it smells amazing thanks to the addition of 100% natural Peppermint oil! It’s the perfect scrub to use between pedicures to help keep your feet soft and fresh!

     

    1. Peppofoot Refreshing Spray

    Pure luxury in a bottle! Peppofoot Refreshing Spray is our perfectly portable pick-me-up for your feet! Sometimes you just need a little something extra to soothe the feet and this cooling foot spray is just the ticket! This refreshing spray is made from a blend of 100% natural Tea Tree and Peppermint Essential Oils along with moisturizing oils such as Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, and Organic Jojoba Oil. It provides a refreshing and cooling sensation without leaving the feet feeling sticky or tacky. As a bonus, it works phenomenally as a linen spray, room spray, yoga mat spray, car spray, and more!

     Peppofoot Refreshing Spray

    1. Pedi-To-Go

    Everything you need in one kit to give yourself the luxury experience of a pedicure right at home! If you’re ready to go all-in on treating your feet, this is the kit for you! It comes complete with a Mini Peppofoot Stick, Peppofoot Refreshing Spray, and Peppofoot Polish so that you have everything you need to pamper your feet. It’s a fantastic starter kit to purchase for yourself if you’re ready to treat your feet! It also makes for an amazing, unique, and thoughtful gift for friends, family, teachers, nurses, or anyone who spends time on their feet!

    Pedi-to-Go Set

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    Skin-Loving Benefits of Natural Soap

    Skin-Loving Benefits of Natural Soap

    When it comes to daily hygiene habits, many of us are completely on auto pilot. We have developed our routines over time and we go through the same motions every day without giving much conscious thought to what we are doing. We wake up in the morning and immediately jump into our routines. We hop out of bed and brush our teeth, shower, make coffee and get on about our day. Because we’re so used to doing the same thing every day, we can easily get in the habit of using the same products for our daily routines for years without even realizing it! That can be a great thing if we're already using high-quality products, but can be a bit concerning if we have blindly been using low-quality products that may do more harm than good!

    This brings us to the question: When is the last time you gave much thought to the soap you’re using? Maybe you’re someone who has used the same soap for years, or maybe you’re someone who loves to peruse the aisles at the grocery store looking for fun new products to try. Either way, taking a moment to learn more about the wide world of soaps could prove to be extremely beneficial and a game changer for your skin!

    Looking across the landscape of commercial soaps, there are a plethora of options lining grocery store shelves at any given moment. There are tons of brands with all sorts of pretty packaging and eye-catching names, but if you take a closer look you’ll realize that most of these “soaps” aren’t actually soap at all.

    Commercial Soap vs. Natural Soap

    As it turns out, many of the commercial soaps available today are actually detergents rather than soaps. These detergent-style “soap” products are mass produced and, as such, cost-effectiveness is the name of the game. The manufacturers do their best to drive down costs and make these "soaps" as inexpensive to produce as possible. In addition, many of the commercial soaps are stripped of their naturally occurring glycerin in the name of increased shelf stability. In place of the natural glycerin, they are stuffed with synthetic foaming agents meant to mimic the natural suds that would be produced by glycerin. Additionally, they are packed with artificially created perfumes and fragrances, as well as more synthetic chemicals and surfactants. While these man-made ingredients do work well at removing dirt, they come at a cost. Detergents are generally harsh and can strip the skin of its good natural oils leaving it dry and irritated. There are also questions surrounding the consequences of regulalry using these synthetic ingredients on the skin. We know that our skin is our largest organ and anything we put on it will get absorbed into the body. I don’t know about you, but we don’t love the idea of putting questionable ingredients on our skin.

    In contrast to these detergents and artificial products, natural soap is made with high quality, natural ingredients that you can easily recognize. The ingredients come from sources derived from nature such as plant sources, minerals, and sometimes animal byproducts (honey or milk). The ingredients undergo a process called saponification which converts them into soap. These natural ingredients are not only safe and familiar, but they are also extremely effective. Natural soaps are able to clean your skin incredibly well without stripping it of it’s natural oils or causing irritation.

    Why We LOVE Natural Soap

    Here at Rinse, we are dedicated to making all natural soaps the old fashioned way, the same way grandma used to (with a few modern improvements like digital scales and refined ingredients!). There are so many incredible benefits of natural soap and we've listed a few of our favorites below!

    High Quality Ingredients

    Natural soaps are made from high quality ingredients that you can recognize and can feel good about. Ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, coconut oil, essential oils, and natural color blend together incredibly well to make amazing natural soaps that safely and effectively cleanse skin. These ingredients are naturally moisturizing and leave your skin feeling hydrated!

     Natural Soap Ingredients

    Free of Chemicals and Harmful Toxins

    Just as important as what goes into natural soap is what is left OUT of it. One of the best things about natural soap is that it is free of harsh chemicals and harmful toxins. Natural soaps don’t contain any synthetic preservatives, detergents, or artificial perfumes. It’s important that you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin and natural soap allows you to do just that! You’ll never have to worry about any negative impacts on you or the environment from harmful toxins.

     

    Gentle Yet Effective Cleansers

    Cleaning your skin shouldn’t mean using harsh ingredients that cause irritation and strip it of its naturally occurring oils. Natural soaps have been found to be just as effective as commercial soaps when it comes to washing away dirt and germs. In fact, Janet Woodcock with the FDA has said “Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water… In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term.”

    Incredibly Moisturizing

    As we mentioned earlier, natural soaps contain many naturally moisturizing ingredients from various plant oils and butters. Some of our favorite ingredients are shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil. These easily recognizable ingredients are unbelievably nourishing to the skin. They infuse the skin with moisture and help your skin retain its good natural oils which helps to further moisturize skin and keep it healthy and glowing!

    Full of Glycerin Goodness

    The best byproduct of making natural soap has got to be glycerin! It's the key ingredient that gives natural soap its sudsy, bubbly goodness! It helps to wash away dirt and grime without being overly harsh. It also is an amazing humectant that ensures your skin keeps its good oils. It’s non-greasy which means its great for all skin types, including oily skin!

     

    Environmentally Friendly

    While the commercial packaging in stores may be shiny and eye catching, it’s also incredibly wasteful. Natural soap allows you to get all the goodness of an effective cleanser without any of the waste that comes from commercially packaged soap products.

    Incredible Scents

    Instead of using synthetic perfumes and fragrances, natural soaps are made with natural essential oils that not only provide benefits to the skin but they also smell absolutely incredible!

    Limitless Varieties

    One of the best things about natural soaps is that there are nearly unlimited options! Some natural soaps serve specific purposes, and some are more general purpose. They can also come in different forms, such as soap sticks which allow you to take your favorite soaps with you anywhere!

    Most Popular Natural Soaps

    We are really big fans of natural soap and have a wide variety of soaps available to choose from! It's hard to say which one is the best natural soap because they all have unique properties, but some of our best sellers are:

    Dead Sea Mud Soap

    This is our best selling soap and it’s easy to see why! It contains actual Dead Sea mud imported from Israel. This magical mud is known for its many skin-loving properties. It is incredibly purifying and is great at opening pores and pulling out impurities. It works great as a facial soap as well as a body soap. Many people with skin troubles including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne have found it to be helpful for dealing with these conditions.

     Dead Sea Mud Soap

    Casteel Soap

    This all natural soap is the perfect option for anyone who has extremely sensitive skin. Casteel soap is our most gentle soap as it is made of only one ingredient – saponified olive oil. It’s gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types and even is great for little ones. It’s also a fantastic choice for anyone who has a hard time with scented products. It’s loved by dermatologists and those with skin concerns across the spectrum from eczema to psoriasis!

    Euca-Mint Loofah

    This soap is the perfect luxurious exfoliator! It combines an invigorating blend of eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils and the soap is poured over a loofah for incredible exfoliating power. It’s excellent for the body and feet!

    Tea Tree Soap Stick

    As if natural soap wasn’t amazing enough, this soap levels up as it comes in the form of a soap stick! This soap is made with all natural tea tree oil and has an earthy, medicinal smell and is perfect for use as a facial or body soap. It’s great for those who deal with acne and blemish prone skin!

     

     Delightfully Decadent Natural Soaps

    While specialty soaps are amazing for tackling tricky skin issues, we’ve also got tons of options that are just plain FUN! They’re a great way to treat yourself, and they make amazing gifts for those you love! We’ve got so many amazing scents that it’s hard to choose just a few to highlight, but we’ll do our best! Some of our favorite fun scents include:

    Coco Kissed

    This is one of our newest scents and we are OBSESSED! It has a warm beachy vibe with soft vanilla undertones. It's sweet scent is addicting and it's sure to be a new favorite!

    Blue Citrus

    Another new scent, this citrusy blend contains hints of orange, lemon, and grapefruit! The cheery scent is bright and fresh, and it may even remind you of your favorite volcano candle!

     

    Lavender

    When you need a little rest and relaxation, lavender soap is the way to go! Our soap is made with French Lavender Essential Oil and has lavender buds sprinkled on top for a little extra flair! Great for night time baths for you or your little ones!

     

    Calla Lily

    If you’re looking for an elegant, lightly floral scent then look no further than our Calla Lily Soap! It features the clean scents of the beautifully elegant Calla Lily. It’s pure luxury for the skin and the senses!

    Calla Lily Soap

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    How to: Powdered Facial Masks

    How to: Powdered Facial Masks

    Do you like to DIY? We love a good DIY project but usually it isn't the most relaxing of things. But you're in luck because our Powdered Facial Masks are both of those- DIY and relaxing!! Like we said in our 4 Simple Tips for Naturally Glowing Skin Blog, using a natural face mask is an excellent way to treat your skin and see some incredible benefits as a result! But we all have different skin types, which means we have different concerns and needs when it comes to a face mask. Luckily, our DIY masks give you the ability to customize them specifically for your skin type! But do you have dry skin in the winter, oily skin in the summer, & combo skin in between? I'm sure you don't want to buy masks for all of those different times. That's where our customizable Powdered Facial Masks come in handy. You can customize them not only to your skin type, but you can customize them for any season, any area, or any preference! Like the image below (our little cheat sheet for you), you can put one mixture on your oily areas, one on your dry areas, and the other everywhere else!

     

    So now you know why they're amazing? But now here's how to use them:

    Mix a little less than a capful of mask with water or your choice of liquid until it makes a paste. In a circular motion apply to the face avoiding the eyes. Allow to sit on the skin for up to 10 minutes (or longer if you have the time). Rinse away & apply moisturizer. Repeat each week or as needed.

    Like our picture above shows, here's what we suggest you mix into your mask but it's always up to you!
    Dry Skin: anything rich and creamy, such as cream, honey or extra virgin olive oil.

    Normal/Combination Skin: water or milk.

    Oily Skin: tomato juice, witch hazel or any slightly acidic fruit. 

     

    Some other tips and tricks that we love about our masks?

    Tip 1: if you take the mask (any mask but we love Cafe Mocha for this trick), and mix only a tad bit of water in it, it's an amazing exfoliator that isn't too rough!

    Tip 2: Caffeine is said to help reduce cellulite and our Cafe Mocha Mask has caffeine in it. So take a handful with you in the shower and rub that Cafe Mocha Mask all over those areas with a bit of cellulite! Warning, this is messy! We're not saying it'll make your cellulite disappear but it's worth a shot ;)

    Tip 3: Use the Yogurt Facial Mask after using a different Mask for a luxurious facial. 

    Tip 4: Follow your powdered mask with Squalane Oil to moisturize and keep that glow!

    do you have any Facial Mask Tips & Tricks! Let us know by emailing info@rinsesoap.com so we can share your tips with everyone!

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    How to Get Healthy Hair Naturally

    How to Get Healthy Hair Naturally

    It’s no secret that we all want to find ways to keep our hair strong, healthy, and looking great. This can be even more true if you are someone who deals with frustrating hair issues. Whether you have dry, brittle hair that constantly breaks or oily hair that has you looking a little greasier than you’d prefer, it can be a challenge to know what’s causing the problems and what to do about it. The vast array of products on the market and the overwhelming amount of advice from hair care companies can leave you feeling confused and paralyzed when it comes to knowing what to do to give your hair the boost it needs!

    We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, just following a few simple steps can lead to a big payoff when it comes to restoring your hair. Even better, there’s a lot you can do to improve your hair naturally. So, let’s dive in with some of our top tips for naturally healthy hair!

    1. Use a Sulfate-Free Shampoo

    It’s an unfortunate fact that many of the shampoos on the market today contain sulfates. There’s a lot of talk about sulfates, but the bottom line is that they are excellent cleaning agents that help shampoo to trap dirt and oil residues and wash them away. Sounds great so far, right? The issue is that they work a little too well! Sulfates don’t just wash away the dirt and bad oils, but they also can strip hair of GOOD, naturally occurring oils. When your hair is stripped of it’s good oils, it can leave it dried out and brittle. This can also wreak havoc on color treated hair as well, leaving it faded and dull. Additionally, because sulfates can lift the hair cuticle, they can leave hair (especially curly hair) looking frizzy and wild. Yikes!

     

    Don’t let your shampoo be a contributing factor to your bad hair days! It’s super simple to switch to a sulfate-free shampoo! Sulfate free shampoos are extremely easy to find these days. No need to visit a fancy salon to get your hands on some! Just head down to your local grocery store or big box store and you should find plenty of options! These shampoo’s will be clearly marked as “sulfate free” on the bottle making them easy to identify. Switching to a sulfate free shampoo will allow your hair to keep it’s good essential oils, it’s natural shine, and to grow strong and healthy!

    1. Wash Less Often

    Another easy thing you can do to help restore your hair is to wash it less frequently. Yep, this is one of those rare cases in life where you can accomplish more by doing less! So why exactly are we suggesting you wash your hair less frequently? Well, similar to the negative effects from shampoos with sulfates, washing your hair daily can also cause your hair to be stripped of it’s natural oils, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to split ends! It might sound funny, but washing your hair every day actually trains your body to produce extra oils to try and make up for the ones that you are washing away. This can lead to excess oil which can encourage more hair washing and get you into a vicious cycle of feeling like you need to wash your hair every day! Skipping a day or two of washing your hair can help to “re-train” your it to level out oil production levels. We recommend starting with just challenging yourself to skip one day of hair washing! Once you get past that hurdle and grow more comfortable with the concept (and start seeing the benefits), we think you’ll grow pretty fond of skipping more than just one day!

    1. Level Up with Tea Tree Oil & Argan Oil

    Now that you’ve gotten some sulfate-free shampoo, why not level up by adding some tea tree oil to it? Not only does this magical oil provide a wide variety of benefits for the skin, but it also can help to transform your hair and scalp. Adding a little tea tree oil to your shampoo can help provide relief for those dealing with dry hair, dry scalps, and dandruff. It has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that allow it to help soothe the scalp, relieving dry and itchy skin and helping to prevent flaking. It helps to improve the overall health of the scalp which may in turn help with healthy hair growth!

    Another incredible oil to try is Argan oil! This often overlooked oil is an incredible addition to your natural hair care routine. It’s light, easily absorbed, and nearly scentless making it excellent for a variety of uses. It contains fatty acids as well as vitamin E and is a fantastic option for helping to ease hair frizz, treat pesky split ends, and add shine & bounce! It’s so versatile that it can be used on either wet or dry hair, as well as styled hair. You can easily incorporate it into your routine by adding a little to your shampoo and conditioner, applying it as a hair mask or leave in conditioner, or using it as a regular hair oil.  

    1. Try an ACV Wash

    If you’re feeling a little adventurous, this is a great option to try! As you begin to stretch out the length of time between hair washes, you may find that you want a quick rinse in between. We recommend trying an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse! This is simply a rinse made up of 2 easy ingredients: apple cider vinegar and water! If you’re new to the ACV rinse, we recommend starting conservative! Go for a 25% ACV and 75% water mixture. Blend it up and simply put it on as a rinse instead of using shampoo and conditioner. It will rinse your hair beautifully and leave your hair nice and shiny! It’s a win-win! You can use an ACV rinse all over, or section off the top portion of your hair and just rinse that!

    1. No Poo, No Problem!

    Our last recommendation is certainly the most extreme option and is for those who are wanting to be completely D-O-N-E with shampoo. If that’s you, we recommend trying a little concoction that we like to call “No Poo” 😉. This is not for the faint of heart, but is great for those looking to “shock” your hair into the natural life! It can be especially great for those with oily hair! Since this method involves completely ditching shampoo, you’ll need to create a little “no poo” concoction to use on those days when you otherwise would have washed with shampoo.

    Here’s the “No Poo How-To”:

    There are many different variations on the "no poo" method, so feel free to experiment and find what works best for you! The bottom line is that you’ll only need 3 ingredients: baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and water. 

    We recommend mixing about a tablespoon of baking soda into about a cup of water. You can add ACV to your mixture or use it separately afterwards as a rinse. We recommend putting your "no poo" in an old dish bottle for easy dispensing!

    We’ll go ahead and warn you now… this transition is going to be pretty oily and you’re probably going to be wearing a lot of bandanas, hats, and scarves to hide your grease, but once you get through it, you’ll thank yourself!! We do recommend starting conservative with any rinse that involves baking soda as everybody is different and baking soda can alter the PH balance of your skin… so, start small and grow from there!

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    4 Simple Tips for Naturally Glowing Skin

    4 Simple Tips for Naturally Glowing Skin

    When is the last time you took a look at the ingredients list for the skincare products you use on a daily basis? That moisturizer you slather on every morning? The soap you use? Your favorite face mask? You might be surprised to find that many of the most commonly available products that are absolute staples of store shelves include long lists of chemical ingredients with questionable reputations! When you consider that the skin is the largest organ of the human body, and that anything we put on our skin gets absorbed, it can make you take pause and think twice about what you choose to put on your skin.   

    Many of the chemically-laden products have harmful side effects – both immediate and potential long-term side effects. They have been known to irritate skin, cause dryness, redness, and generally be overly harsh on the skin. In addition, the questions surrounding the internal effects of absorbing chemically toxic products can send a shiver down your spine! It’s no wonder than many people are seeking out clean, natural, and safe alternatives.

    We all know the beauty industry is complicated enough as it is, and the idea of transitioning to a natural skincare routine can be overwhelming, but it’s a lot easier than you might think! We recommend starting small to build new habits and then expanding from there. And the best place we can think of to start your transition is by swapping out your facial care products! The skin on your face is some of the most delicate skin of your entire body, and it deserves extra special care!

    We’ve rounded up some of our top tips for going natural with your facial skin care. You’re way too pretty to take chances with your skin! Keep on reading for some of our favorite tips and products that can help you successfully transition to a more natural and safe skin care routine.

    TIP #1: Slather on the Natural Sunscreen

    If we could give you just ONE tip to protect your pretty face it would be WEAR SPF EVERY DAY. NO. MATTER. WHAT. We are super passionate about this because it’s such a simple thing that can make a massive difference in protecting your skin! We all know SPF protects skin from harmful UV rays, it lowers your skin cancer risk, and it helps to prevent premature aging! It’s seriously the MVP of the morning routine! We are huge fans of natural sunscreens that don’t contain a bunch of harsh chemicals. Check out our Organic SPF 30 Sunscreen for an excellent safe and effective option!

    TIP #2: Say Goodbye to Dirt & Grime with Natural Cleansers

    Okay, now that we’ve covered that important point, let’s move to one of the most basic but important products we need for our facial skin: cleansers! As you already know, the skin on the face is typically more sensitive than skin elsewhere on the body which means it’s important that we use a cleanser that is both gentle and effective. We never recommend using your shampoo, body wash, or a commercial grade soap on your face! We hate to break it to you, but most of the commercial “soaps” in the soap aisle aren’t actually soap at all. Most of them are labeled as “beauty bars” or “detergents”. These products are known for stripping the skin not only of dirt, but also of the natural and beneficial oils that we actually need!

    Instead of reaching for the commercial stuff, look for products that are more natural. One of the key features of a good natural soap is one that contains “glycerin” which is a humectant that attracts moisture from the air to your skin. A well formulated natural bar of soap is going to cleanse the top layer of dirt, and simultaneously leave your skins naturally occurring oils.

    Two of our favorite facial soaps are Dead Sea Mud Soap and Casteel Soap. Both are natural, glycerin-containing soaps that are excellent for using on your delicate facial skin!

    Our Dead Sea Mud Soap is made from 100% naturally derived ingredients including mud straight out of the Dead Sea in Israel! This soap is a game changer for anyone with tricky skin issues. The minerals from the Dead Sea mud are incredibly purifying and help to give the skin a deep cleaning without being harsh. This soap is our best-selling soap and is known to be a great option for anyone with eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. Check out our Dead Sea Mud blog for all the details about the incredible benefits of Dead Sea mud!

    Dead Sea Mud 21 Benefits

    Another fantastic facial soap is Casteel Soap. This is one of the most gentle cleansers you could use. In fact, it’s made simply of saponified olive oil. It’s perfect for the most sensitive of skin types. It cleans well, but won’t cause any irritation!

    TIP #3: Mask Up to Reveal Your Best Skin Ever!

    Now that we’ve covered how to naturally clean your skin, let’s talk about how to naturally treat your skin to a little TLC! One of the best ways to do that is to mask up! No, not that kind of mask 😉

    DIY Mask Lineup

    Using a natural face mask is an excellent way to treat your skin and see some incredible benefits as a result! We all have different skin types which means we have different concerns and needs when it comes to a face mask. Luckily, Rinse has something for everyone! Our DIY masks give you the ability to customize them specifically for your skin type! Dry skin? Mix them with something rich and creamy like honey or olive oil. Normal or combination skin? Mix with water or milk. Oily skin? Try mixing with tomato juice, witch hazel, or any slightly acidic fruit.

    Check out our facial mask lineup to find something perfect for your skin!

    • Oatbrasion Mask: This DIY mask is made with powdered pumice, colloidal oatmeal, and powdered honey. Each carefully chosen ingredient plays a critical role in this mask! The powdered pumice makes for a super fine physical exfoliant, while the colloidal oatmeal works for sooth the skin and reduce redness. The powdered honey provides the skin with natural hydration so that you are left with some of the softest, freshest skin you’ve ever experienced!
    • Café Mocha Mask: This DIY mask is like an espresso for your face! It’s made with antioxidant and slightly caffeinated ingredients such as cocoa powder and coffee which both work to exfoliate your skin and wake it up! It also features powdered honey for some added hydrating effects.

    • Charclay Mask: Enjoy the benefits of the perfect blend of Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay that work together beautifully to freshen and soften your skin, all while purifying it leaving it squeaky clean and refreshed!
    • Yogurt Mask: This unique mask features enzymes that help to clear away impurities all while leaving you with skin that is soft and nourished! It’s made with powdered yogurt to moisturize the skin, as well as kaolin clay to smooth the skin. In addition it features powdered honey which gives it an extra moisturizing boost as well as antimicrobial properties!
    • Dead Sea Mud: We’ve already mentioned the phenomenal benefits of Dead Sea mud in soap form, but it’s also amazing as a face mask! It’s purifying, nourishing, cleansing, and soothing! Perfect for all skin types, it’s a dream come true!

    TIP # 4: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

    Our last tip is to find a natural moisturizer for your face! There are an endless number of moisturizers on the market and trying to find the “right one” for you can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. While the beauty industry does it’s best to over complicate it, we actually think moisturizing your skin can and should be quite simple. Using a high quality natural soap that won’t strip the skin in combination with using a facial mask that helps to hydrate the skin can go a long way towards keeping your face moisturized.

    When it comes to using a daily moisturizer, we’re huge fans of Squalane Oil. It’s a light, scentless, and quickly absorbing non-comedogenic oil that is loved for it’s ability to promote cell elasticity, cell regeneration, and even help to fight fine lines and wrinkles! It helps to keep skin clear and healthy thanks to it’s antioxidant properties, and it’s gentle and safe for all skin types! Squalane is quickly gaining in popularity thanks to it’s many benefits! Check out our blog on Squalane Oil to learn even more!

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    5 Simple Steps for Summer Ready Feet

    5 Simple Steps for Summer Ready Feet

    The weather is warming up and the days are getting longer which can only mean one thing… Summer is here! We all love the magic that Summer holds. It’s a time when we slow down the pace of life a bit.  Kids are out of school, we get to enjoy vacations, and of course spend LOTS of time outside! Who doesn’t love catching a baseball game, grilling out, or hanging at the pool, lake, or beach!? Pretty much all you need to enjoy this time of year is good food, good friends, and a good swimsuit!

    There is one more thing that can make this time of year far more enjoyable though, and that’s having Summer ready feet! After spending all winter cooped up and covered by socks and shoes, our feet are about to be set free and enjoy lots of barefoot moments! For most of us, our feet need a little help to make the transition to being Summer ready! The good news is, you don’t need to spend a lot of time or money to get your tootsies in top-notch-shape! Our Peppofoot line of products was designed to help you naturally and effectively get soft, touchable feet! You might be surprised at how easy it is to go from gross winter feet to Summer ready feet with just a little TLC! We’re breaking down our 5 easy steps for Summer ready feet below!

    Step 1 – Soak

    The very first step to getting your feet prepped for summer is to give them a nice, soaking foot bath! Not only is this step super relaxing, but it also can provide a wide variety of benefits! We recommend adding some Epsom salts to your foot bath to get the most out of this step. Epsom salts have been used for thousands of years to help with a wide range of ailments. Many people find that using Epsom salts can help to relieve aches, pains, and can even decrease inflammation. Considering the many miles we put on our feet, they could surely benefit from that! Soaking the feet can also help to reduce odor and may even help to decrease roughness, leaving you with softer skin.

    Check out our Speppermint Epsom Salt Soak for a great Epsom salt addition to your next foot soak! This contains a blend of salts and invigorating Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils that will give you a luxurious soaking experience while soothing your tired feet!

    Step 2 – Exfoliate

    When you have finished soaking your feet, it’s a great time to go ahead exfoliate them. Exfoliating the feet helps to slough off dead skin cells that can make the feet look unattractive and can also make the feet smell. While our feet are pretty tough, you don’t want to use an exfoliator that is going to irritate your feet. We recommend using Peppofoot Polish Exfoliating Foot Scrub. This scrub features powdered pumice which acts as an effective, natural & gentle exfoliator. In addition, this scrub contains a moisturizing blend of Shea Butter and Avocado Oil so that it inourishes the feet as it exfoliates them.

    Step 3 – Moisturize

    Now that you have soaked your feet and exfoliated them, it’s time to lock some moisture into those perfectly polished peds! It’s actually a good practice to moisturize your feet daily. Many people experience dry, cracked feet on a regular basis. This is such a common problem because our feet don’t actually have the oil glands that are found on most other parts of the body. Without a constant supply of oil, feet quickly become dry and cracked which can be unsightly at best, and painful at worst! In the past, moisturizing feet was a bit of a messy ordeal that involved getting greasy creams and lotions on your hands, slathering them on your feet, and then having to awkwardly tip toe to the nearest sink to de-grease your hands! Yuck! Fortunately, those problems are no more thanks to Peppofoot Moisturizing Stick!  

    Step 4 – Trim

    At this point, you’ve put in the work to make your feet feel amazing, so it’s time to level up and make them look amazing by giving your toe nails a trim! Proper nail care is critical for having truly healthy feet. To complete this task, you will simply need a clean set of sharp nail clippers and a nail file. It’s best to trim your nails straight across, giving them a straight or boxy look rather than rounded. This gives a clean and professional look, without putting you at risk for ingrown nails. Once you have finished trimming, give them a completed look by filing them.

    Step 5 – Paint

    Last step, best step! Make those toes pop with some fresh nail polish! This is where you can let your personality shine! Feel like making a statement? Go bold with a bright, eye catching color! Looking to go more subtle? A soft pastel will do the trick! The opportunities are truly limitless, so have fun with this part!

    If you’ve made it through these 5 steps, but are still hungry for more, don’t fret! Here are some “bonus steps” to show your feet a little extra love in between weeks!

    • Keep your feet CLEAN! One of the best things you can do to keep your feet Summer-ready is to make sure to clean them well every day. This task calls for something a little more tailored to the job than your regular body soap. You want to use a soap that will clean the feet and also provide some additional exfoliating power. We recommend using our Tea Tree Mint Soap Stick. This handy soap comes in a super convenient twist-up tube which makes it convenient to take with you anywhere (throw it in your gym bag, travel bag, etc). This unique soap helps to give your feet a double cleansing thanks to the soap with Tea Tree Oil that also includes some powdered pumice for a little extra exfoliation!
    • Stay cool with a daily spritz! Your feet carry you around everywhere you go. In the Summer time, that can definitely mean that they get hot and sweaty! Give them a little relief from the heat with a cooling spritz of Peppofoot Refreshing Spray!
    • After moisturizing, throw on a pair of comfy socks to help retain the moisture! Cotton socks do a great job of helping to keep the moisture in, while helping to keep dirt and debris away from your freshly hydrated feet!
    • Get yourself a pair of cute sandals! There’s no better way to show off your Summer-ready feet than with a pair of cute sandals! Make sure to choose some that give your foot the support it needs!
    • Feel a blister coming on? Don’t wait for it to fester… nip it in the bud! Try treating it with Calendula Salve. This natural salve has been know to help with naturally treating a variety of skin ailments and wounds.
    • Protect your feet from the sun with SPF sunscreen! It’s easy to forget about the tops of your feet when lathering up for a day outside. However, it can be a critical mistake that you pay for later if your feet get burned! Remember to cover them well! If you do end up suffering from a sunburn on your feet, try using a bit of aloe to give them some relief.
    • Treat your feet to a massage!

    Check out these awesome Rinse products to help get you on your way to those soft, Summer ready feet!

     

    Peppofoot Moisturizing Stick

    Pedi-to-Go Set

    Peppofoot Polish

    Peppofoot Refreshing Spray

     

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    How to SUCCESSFULLY Switch to Natural Deodorant (and Never Go Back!)

    How to SUCCESSFULLY Switch to Natural Deodorant (and Never Go Back!)

    So you’re considering switching to a natural deodorant? You’ve heard that it's better for you, but you’re not entirely sure why or what to expect as you make the switch? You are not alone! Natural deodorant is all the rage these days, and the opinions on it span a huge spectrum – some swear by it and some swear they’ll never use it again (which makes us super sad!). The most common theme we have heard among those transitioning to natural deodorant are that they can't find a product that works and/or that they give up on the transition too soon! We are huge fans of natural deodorant and are here to help break it all down for you so that you can successfully make the transition to natural! We are certain that you will love it and will never go back!

    Why switch to natural deodorant?

     

    As with most things in life, when you're trying something new it's good to start with WHY! Many people have heard that traditional deodorants aren’t good for them, but it all seems a bit mysterious and they aren’t sure exactly why natural deodorant is better. In order to help make more sense of this, we need to clarify a few terms that are sometimes (incorrectly) used interchangeably: deodorant vs. antiperspirant. These two words may sound similar, but they do not mean the same thing! A deodorant is simply a product that helps to protect against odor, while an antiperspirant is a product that protects against both sweat and odor. It might sound like a small difference, but it’s actually a pretty big deal. Any why is that? Well, antiperspirants are pretty serious business. Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actually considers antiperspirants to be a drug because of the way that they affect the function of the body by reducing the amount of sweat that reaches the skin? That’s pretty intense! Who knew you were buying an Over-The-Counter drug when you snagged your last stick of drug store deodorant!?

    Most antiperspirants include aluminum to help reduce sweating. That might sound good on it’s surface, but there is a huge downside! Unfortunately, the way the aluminum compounds help to reduce sweat levels is actually by clogging your pores. Yikes. Have you ever heard of anything good coming from clogged pores!? This method of reducing sweat can be a huge problem because our bodies were literally designed to sweat. It’s how we get rid of yucky toxins that don’t belong in our bodies. So, when our pores are clogged, it can actually cause our bodies to work even harder to try and expel these toxins.

    In addition to aluminum, many traditional deodorants also include other questionable ingredients such as parabens, perfumes/fragrances, phthalates, talc, and BHT. That's a lot of ingredients getting rolled onto and absorbed by the skin... As a general life rule, we tend to prefer clean ingredients that don't leave us wondering if there will be any negative effects from them! We knew there had to be a better way to stay stink-free than slathering on lab-made chemicals that we couldn't even pronounce! But before we jump too far ahead, let's take a minute to re-evaluate our relationship with sweat...

    Sweat is not your enemy!

     

    You may be wondering what’s a girl (or guy) to do now? You know you don’t want to be putting a pore-clogging drug on your skin every day, but you also don’t want the stench that comes with being a sweaty mess all day. Well, here’s a fun little plot twist that may help with your decision on "what to do"… Did you know that sweat itself doesn’t smell? (wait, what!?) Seriously. The reason that we sometimes associate sweat with stinking is because, well, we were all in middle school once and we ALL endured that foul teenage gym class aroma. Kids were sweating and the air was stinking! The only problem is, that traumatic time caused us to over-simplify what was actually going on. It's not the sweat that smells. The reason for the stench is that there can be an odor caused when the bacteria on our skin breaks down the acid in our sweat. Who knew!? 

    Now that we've established the fun fact that sweat doesn't stink, let's talk about what sweat actually DOES do. It's main purpose is to regulate body temperature, which is a pretty important job! Our bodies would literally overheat if we didn't sweat. Having sweat to cool us down when we're in hot environments has literally been vital to allowing humans to adapt and survive! Some believe that sweat also has benefits such as helping to fight off germs, clearing skin, and (our personal favorite) reducing stress! 

    All this time we were being so hard on sweat, but it really exists for our own good! Now that we know that sweat is actually kind of our friend and it was really the bacteria on our skin that was making us stink, we have a better understanding of our "problem" and are a little closer to realizing what our bodies actually need to function best and still smell great! If only there were a natural product out there that could help with the stinky bacteria... 

    Good news. There is!

     

    deOdor Stick – All Natural Deodorant That Actually Works!

    This is where our awesome natural deodorant, deOdor Stick, comes into play! deOdor Stick All Natural Deodorant is made from high-quality, natural ingredients that are super effective at eliminating body odors! We'll be honest... we had heard so much negative feedback on other natural deodorants that we had low (REALLY low) expectations when we decided to attempt to make our own. In fact, we were basically attempting to make a natural deodorant at some level expecting to fail, but at least we could honestly say we had tried! 

    Believe us when we say no one was more shocked than we were when our new natural deodorant actually worked! And we don't mean it worked as in "well, it's good enough". No... it passed with flying colors! More on this in the "Reviews" section below, but suffice it to say that when customers in hot & humid south Florida swear by it, you know you've hit on something!

    So, what makes deOdor Stick Natural Deodorant so great? This powerful deodorant contains only the good stuff! Every ingredient is something you will recognize (and can pronounce!) Made from highly nourishing and moisturizing ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter, it is gentle on the skin while being hard on the stink! deOdor Stick contains 100% natural essential oils that help you to smell fresh all day! Best of all, deOdor Stick is aluminum-free and won’t clog your pores!

    Here are a few reasons why deOdor Stick rocks:

    • Made from high-quality, natural ingredients
    • Includes incredible essential oils
    • Super moisturizing
    • Smells amazing
    • Aluminum-Free
    • Alcohol-Free
    • Paraben-Free
    • Gluten-Free
    • Travel-Friendly
    • Hand made in the USA

     We have quite a few deOdor Stick options to choose from, but we highly recommend trying our Original deOdor Stick if you are new to natural deodorant! This is a great starter stick that is gentle, effective, and smells great!

    What to Expect

    Now that you have committed to making the transition to natural deodorant, it’s important that you are prepared for exactly what to expect! When we say that it is a transition, we mean it! Remember how we talked about your body working extra hard to make up for the clogged pores from your antiperspirant? Yeah, that’s going to come into play in a big way as you switch to natural. Your body will be spending a few weeks working through getting rid of all those built-up toxins and bacteria and it’s going to be a little smelly. But that’s ok! There is a light at the end of the tunnel! So, here’s what you are going to want to do:

    • Mentally COMMIT! You’ve done WAY harder things in your life so we don’t want to build this up to be bigger than it is, but the transition will go a lot better if you mentally commit on the front end. Remember that your body is going through somewhat of a detox from your traditional antiperspirant and there are going to be some days of smelling less than your best!
    • Plan to give your body at least 2 weeks to transition (it could take 3-4 weeks for your body to completely adjust, but don’t worry, your body will find it’s balance and the stink won’t last forever!)
    • Carry your deOdor stick with you and be prepared to reapply throughout the day in the beginning.
    • Wear loose, breathable clothing!
    • Get your sweat on!! This helps your body to super charge the detox process. And it will give you some endorphins… sounds like a win-win to us!

     

    Transition Timeline:

     Although everybody is different, and everyone will experience their own journey of transitioning to natural deodorant, here are a few general guidelines of things that many people commonly experience and when.

    • Week 1 – Many people find that the first week is one of the easiest. The main reason is because the mainstream antiperspirants are super effective at blocking sweat, and those effects can last for a while even after stopping use of the antiperspirant.
    • Week 2 – Here is where it starts to get real! Once your body is no longer being restricted from sweating, it will start to quickly increase sweat production and you will likely notice some odor. This is a result of the bacterial colonies under your arm.
    • Week 3 – You may still experience a level of odor, but during this week your bacterial microbiome will be starting to balance out which should result in decreased odor and perspiration!
    • Week 4 – By this week your body should be well adjusted to your new natural deodorant! You did it!

     

    Reviews

     As always, we never want you to take our word for it when it comes to our products. Nothing matters more than what our customers are saying! Check out what Rinse customers are saying about our deOdor Stick!

     

    I’ve always been completely satisfied w/all the products I’ve ordered from Rinse Soap—I recommend to family & friends! Because we live in SWFL, I was skeptical of an all natural deodorant! Trying to be more conscientious of chemical-free products, I decided to give this a try! I wasn’t disappointed—a little goes a long way, tube looks small but is deceiving, it lasts a long time! Now my husband & my daughter-in-law both love it! If it works in our hot & humid climate, it will work anywhere!” – Cbel

     

    Only deodorant I will use! I love this product. I’ve been using it for over a year now. It’s the only deodorant I will use. It’s so wonderful to have a natural, nontoxic deodorant that makes me feel fresh and smell great all day long. Fantastic product!!” – Jessica B.

     

    "Amazing, I have it sent from USA to Australia as not available here yet and is the best of the natural deodorants I have found!!! Love!" – Jacqui S.

     

    "NEW FAVORITE! This is BY FAR the best natural deodorant I have ever used! I absolutely love the smell, it works wonders, and goes a long way. I work in an Intensive Care Unit, so stress sweat is inevitable, but my sweat does not smell with this deodorant!" - Emily

     

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    deOdor Stick Original

     

    deOdor Stick - Lemongrass Bergamot

    deOdor Stick - Rosemary Mint

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    5 Simple Steps You Can Take Today to Start “Going Natural”

    5 Simple Steps You Can Take Today to Start “Going Natural”

    Have you been considering making the switch to more natural skincare and beauty products? If you’re like a lot of us, you’ve become more aware and mindful of some of the harmful chemicals that are common in many of today’s conventional products and are looking for ways to transition to a more natural, clean lifestyle! If you want to make the leap but are uncertain of where to start, you are in the right place! While the natural living lifestyle can encompass so many aspects of life, we think starting small is best! Here are 5 simple steps you can take to start “going natural” today!!

    1. Start Using a Natural Soap

    A company that was built on making natural soap is recommending you switch to natural soap!? Who woulda thunk it!? Although this might seem like our most obvious tip, it is one of our most important ones and one that we are super passionate about! Here’s an interesting fact that you may not even be aware of: Most commercial soaps sold in stores aren’t actually even soap! Yep. Take a look next time you go to the store and see how many actually include the word “soap” on the package. You will probably be shocked at how few use that term! And you might be even more surprised at how many unfamiliar and hard to pronounce ingredients are included in these products. The reality is that many of the commercial soaps are more akin to detergents… They include chemical detergent cleaners and synthetic lathering agents that are harsh on the skin and can strip it of its natural oils.

    Our skin is our largest organ and our first line of defense against germs! It’s critical that we take care of it properly and give it the nourishment it needs! This is why we recommend switching to a natural soap that includes good-for-you ingredients. One of the best things about truly natural, handmade soap is that it contains glycerin. It is a byproduct of the fats and oils that are blended together during the soap making process. Glycerin is a natural skin emollient and is an amazing humectant. Basically, it helps to attract moisture to your skin.  Many of the commercial grade soaps actually remove glycerin to make their bars lighter and less expensive to ship!

     

    A good, natural, handmade soap will effectively cleanse the dirt and grime from your skin while leaving the naturally occurring good oils in your skin. It will leave you clean, moisturized and your skin more balanced!

    One of our favorite soaps is our Dead Sea Mud Soap. It’s one of our best selling soaps for a reason! It contains mineral-rich mud straight from the Dead Sea and this ingredient makes the soap incredibly purifying and great for all types of skin – even those with tricky skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema! This soap also includes some of our favorite natural moisturizers such as Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and more! And bonus, it can be used as a facial soap or an all-over body soap making it super versatile.

    2. Begin Using Sulfate-Free Shampoo

    While we are not in the shampoo business, we are huge advocates of switching to a sulfate-free shampoo! Similar to how commercial soaps are really more accurately described as detergents, shampoos that contain sulfates are really detergents as well. These shampoos strip hair of its natural oils and leave it dry, brittle, and even can leave colored hair looking dull and lackluster! So what should you do to start restoring health and shine to your hair? Easy - simply switch to a sulfate-free shampoo! These shampoos are sold at most big box retail stores, grocery stores, and drug stores. All you need to do is look for “sulfate free” on the bottle and you’ll be good to go. If you REALLY want to step your hair game up, try skipping a day or two of washing your hair!

     

    3. Switch to a Natural Deodorant

    You knew this was coming didn’t you?! Natural deodorants are all the rage these days! People are beginning to learn more and more about the long term effects of the chemicals that are included in conventional deodorants which has led to a huge demand for natural deodorants.

    So, what’s the deal with transitioning to natural deodorant? Well, first of all, it is truly a transition! Traditional deodorants are generally deodorants (they keep you from smelling bad) AND antiperspirants (they keep you from sweating so much!) While the idea of reducing the amount of sweat sounds appealing, there is a downside. Unfortunately, they accomplish this feat that by clogging pores which then causes our bodies to overcompensate and can actually result in even more sweat production! Beyond that, our bodies were literally designed to sweat. It’s an important way that we regulate temperature and expel toxins. As if all this wasn’t bad enough, many traditional deodorants contain lots of foreign chemicals that aren’t exactly healthy for our skin. A lot of traditional deodorants cause people to experience a plethora of skin issues including redness, bumps, and itchiness!

     

    With all of these reasons to move away from regular deodorants, it sounds like a no brainer! There’s only one little problem… so many natural deodorants do nothing but disappoint! We've heard so many stories from people who have tried natural deodorants with the highest of hopes, only to come away disappointed and ready to go back to their old chemical-filled deodorants.

    After getting a lot of requests for a Rinse deodorant, we finally took the plunge to try and see if we could come up with something that would be effective. To be honest, our expectations were low. We basically only gave it a try so that we could tell people that we had given it our best shot but it wasn’t possible to create an effective natural deodorant. Needless to say, no one was more shocked than we were when our efforts at creating a natural deodorant that actually works were successful!

    We highly recommend giving our deOdor Stick a try if you’re looking to go natural! They are free of all metal, parabens, phthalates, and sulfates! These come in a variety of scents so there is something for everyone! Check out the reviews to see what our customers are saying about how well they work!

    4. Discover the Natural Benefits of Oils

    Ok, we KNOW the whole topic of oils can be overwhelming and we aren’t here to get you flustered! There’s plenty of time to dig into all the oils out there and discover their benefits, but if we could recommend just a few to start introducing into your hygiene and beauty line up they would be:

     

    • Squalane Oil – Not to be too bold or overstate it too much, but Squalane Oil is seriously about to be your new best friend! This little miracle oil is taking the world by storm and being used in all sorts of products from hair care, cosmetics, to even sunscreens! We have a whole blog that explains the benefits of Squalane, so we won’t go into all the details here, but if you’re looking for a natural product to help moisturize your skin, combat fine lines and wrinkles, and provide amazing antioxidant properties then look no further! Our customers have referred to Squalane Oil as a “face lift in a bottle” and we couldn’t agree more!

     

    • Argan Oil – This oil is derived from the Moroccan Argan Tree and we love it for the fact that it is light, quick absorbing, and packed with tons of fatty acids as well as Vitamin E! This oil is phenomenal for using on hair! It helps to ease frizz, treat split ends, and provide a natural shine and bounce to the hair!

     

    • Peppermint Oil – We might be a little biased, but we think Peppermint Oil is a real MVP of essential oils! This powerful oil has been known to curb many common issues and can help soothe your head and activate your mind! Our customers love using Peppermint Oil as a natural remedy for headaches, to help them focus, to help with sinuses, and so much more!

    5. Treat Your Feet to Natural Rejuvenation

    Last but not least, we can’t neglect our feet! They do so much for us and carry us around everywhere we go… It’s only right that we show them some love! One of our favorite natural ways to pamper our tired tootsies is with our Peppofoot Stick. This fun foot balm is an incredible treat for tired, dry, cracked feet! It includes lots of fabulous natural moisturizers such as Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Avocado Oil! It also includes 100% natural Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Oil to give this foot balm some tingling, antiseptic oomph! Best of all, this foot balm comes in the form of a twist-up tube meaning application is super simple! No mess!

     

    If you’re serious about getting started on your natural journey, we have got a few products designed to make your transition easy peasy! We designed our “New Natural You Discovery Box” Collections to be curated boxes filled with natural products for every level of transition!

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