Primal Life Organics Blog — Paleo deodorant

How to swipe away the stink with natural deodorant!!

How to swipe away the stink with natural deodorant!!

We apply deodorant every day. Sometimes more than once a day: in the morning, before the gym, after we shower…

We use it so much, yet we probably don’t know what all is in our sticks and tubes. Is it doing more harm than good? Or is nourishing for the skin? Yes, deodorant can do that. Antiperspirant… not so much.

Deodorant and antiperspirant are two different things. Commercial deodorants are made with alcohol to kill bacteria and with fragrance to reduce the smell coming from your pits. Antiperspirant has aluminum added to reduce the amount of sweat by blocking your pores.

Antiperspirant gets a bad rap for containing aluminum. Many people believe aluminum can lead to health problems such as Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. If there are natural alternatives, why not use those?

Blocking sweat from exiting your body is bad for you. So you don’t want to use antiperspirant anyway. You want to sweat so you can cool down and remove toxins. Deodorant is the better way to go. And you should go all-natural.

Primal Life Organics makes deodorant with simple ingredients. Our unscented deodorant is made with just three: virgin coconut oil, aluminum-free baking soda and pure filtered beeswax.

Our black sensitive formula has the most ingredients at ten: virgin coconut oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax, bentonite clay, aluminum-free baking soda, hemp seed oil, bergamot oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil and activated charcoal.

To compare, here’s the list of 14 ingredients (13 of which are inactive!!) found in a popular commercial antiperspirant: aluminum zirconium tertrachlorohydrex GLY (the only active ingredient), cyclopentasiloxane, stearyl alcohol, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, PPG-14 butyl ether, hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-8, fragrance (parfum), dimethicone, silica, polyethylene, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, stearath-100, BHT. (Also... take a look at the warnings on that label! Yikes!)

We use simple ingredients (that are E-A-S-Y to pronounce) made from nature to detoxify and nourish your armpits while fighting odor. When you switch from commercial deodorant to an all-natural formula, you might experience a bit of a detox period.


Your body will purge all of the chemicals that have been lingering in your pits from the commercial deodorant. Your underarms might smell a bit more than usual, or they may even smell differently. This is due to the changing bacteria. Once your body adjusts, you’ll have mostly good bacteria living there.

You might also feel like you sweat more. That’s because you’re no longer using antiperspirant. After a while, your body will even out its sweat production.

When you start using all-natural deodorant, use just a few swipes. Products like Primal Life Organics Stick Up has 100% active ingredients. It’s not watered down or packed with fillers and fragrance, so a little goes a long way.

If you want more tips and tricks for natural deodorant, watch my demo on how to apply my all-natural deodorant.

Swipe away the stink!

Stick Up™, 100% all-natural deodorant from Primal Life Organics, comes in two sizes and a variety of flavors:

Full size (2 oz) — Black Sensitive, Coconut, Forest, Lavender, Sensitive Lemon-Clove, Sensitive Lavender, Sensitive Cool Aloe, Dirty Peppermint (sensitive)

Mini size (0.75 oz) — Black Sensitive, Coconut, Lavender, Sensitive Lemon-Clove

Product Review! Paleo on the Go!

In this blog we’ve got two great reviews of Paleo on the Go! See what “The Paleo Kids” from Primal Life Organics have to say about Paleo on the Go Chocolate Chip Cookies in the video below and read about a few of their more savory dishes as reviewed by guest Cave Girl blogger Heather […]

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Acne: More Adults Silently Suffer Than You Think

I know many suffer from acne, I did until I fixed my diet (Paleo), supplementation AND my skincare.  Paleo skincare has definitely helped resolve my breakout issues.  For more information from Whole9 about acne, causes and treatments, see this great article and video.  

The Purely Primal Skincare Guide by Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, is another great resource that will guide you through the process of healing your gut via foods, supplements and numerous dietary and skincare techniques.  Leaky gut, inflammatory foods, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies, as well as the toxic ingredients in commercial skincare, can be causes of acne.

Did You Know: Benzoyl Peroxide, widely used in acne products is a toxic ingredient?? It is also a known skin irritant and can actually CAUSE acne in some people.  Furthermore, the MSDS states benzoyl peroxide is a  possible tumor promoter and may act as a mutagen and produce DNA damage (those pregnant should definitely AVOID benzoyl peroxide).  It is toxic by inhalation and an irritant to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.  Benzoyl peroxide is also tested on animals!

The Purely Primal Skincare Guide directly links you to the supplements and products she recommends.  You can find The Purely Primal Skincare Guide here:


For the Primal Life Organics topical treatment to help heal acne-prone skin with REAL food sources, see our Banished and Beyond line- made with primal dirts (clays) which help to detoxify the facial tissues by pulling the toxins from the skin, and real food sources, such as:

Garlic*, Turmeric*, Rosemary*, Ginger Root*, Cumin Seed*, Rosehip seed*, Carrot Seed*, Himalayan Sea Salt*, Dulse Seaweed*, Birch Bark*, Burdock, Calendula*, Chaste Tree*, Coriander*, Lavender*, Neem*, Soapwort*, Rose*, Tea Tree*, Thyme*, Walnut*, Green Tea*, Rosemary Leaf*, Apple Cider Vinegar*, Witch Hazel* (Alcohol Free), Tamanu*, Hazelnut, Argan*, Pumpkin*, Hemp Seed*, Hyssop*, Bergamot*, Neroli*, Clary Sage*, Orange*, Rosewood*, Rosemary*, Emu, Baobab*, Sea Buckthorn*, Frankincense*, Myrrh*, Geranium*, Chamomile*, Cypress*, Red Thyme*, Helichrysum*        *Certified Organic


The premium blend of Primal ingredients in Banished™ and Beyond™ will help:

  • Moisturize, balance and restore normal sebum production
  • Decrease bacteria that can cause acne
  • Provide proper nourishment to your skin via nutrient dense, real food sources, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs), vitamins, anti-oxidants and proteins
  • Diminish acne and acne scars
  • Enhance cellular repair Increase blood flow and circulation to aid in healing
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Benzoyl Peroxide has been linked to cancer for a number of years and many research journal entries state  “benzoyl peroxide is a free radical-generating skin tumor promoting agent.”  Performing a word search of the words “benzoyl peroxide cancer” in PubMed in the National Library of Medicine produces 102 articles from medical publications dealing with research aspects of BP and cancer.  About two-thirds of the research supports linkage between BP and skin cancer.

“In 1995 the FDA changed benzoyl peroxide from a Category I (safe) to a Category III (safety is uncertain) ingredient and stated this action (56 FR 37622) was based on new information that raised a safety concern regarding benzoyl peroxide as a tumor promoter in mice…”  Additionally the FDA charged manufacturers with the responsibility of providing this information to consumers so they could make educated decisions.  Many manufacturers and product marketers have not provided this information so consumers can be advised of the potential dangers.