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Hello Warm Weather…Bye Bye Deo Cream (for now)!

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Spring show season has begun!

We just wrapped up our first craft fair yesterday out in Claremont, California. It was a wonderful day spent out on the tree lined streets of this vibrant college town. The weather was beautiful, sunny and warm.

It's not even spring yet, but it's about to start getting warm in your part of the country too. And that means one of our products needs to take a little break.

Deodorant Cream Hot Weather Hiatus

The Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream is one of our most popular new products! But unlike our other deodorant options, the cream has no beeswax, resulting in a much lower melting point.

And even we can't defy the laws of physics.

Our cream is what's known in chemistry as a suspension. With no beeswax to solidify it, the particles of arrowroot powder & zinc oxide remain suspended in the semi-solid cream. As temperatures rise above the melting point of the cream, that suspension can 'break' causing all the ingredients to separate.

In your house at room temperature, your cream should do fine, but temperatures can get pretty warm in a mailbox or a delivery truck. I always want you to be delighted by everything you purchase from us, and a broken suspension is definitely not delightful!

That's why, on April 1st the deodorant cream is going to take an extended spring/summer vacation. For the rest of March, you can order as much deodorant cream as you need to stock up. But after that, you'll have to wait until the weather cools off to purchase more.

PS. If things get particularly warm in your house and your deodorant cream ever experiences partial melting, you can recreate the suspension! Simply tighten the cap and vigorously shake your jar until everything reincorporates. Then place in the fridge to cool for 1-2 hours.

There's Another Baking Soda Free Option!

Baking Soda Free Deodorant Stick

If you're wondering what you'll do when the deodorant cream goes on hiatus, we've got you covered with another awesome baking soda free option.

Powered by magnesium & enhanced by probiotics, this baking soda free deodorant stick is gentle on the skin and provides all-day odor control. It's the perfect option if you have baking soda sensitivities. And like all of our probiotic deodorants, it's completely free of aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and petroleum-based chemicals.

This magnesium deodorant is the same price as our original baking soda formulation: just $10 for a full size stick or $4 for a travel size. And just like our original deodorant, you can save 10% when you set up a subscription to receive a refill every one, two, or three months.

Sample the New Baking Soda Free Deodorant Stick

With Our March Upgrade!

If you're curious about whether our new baking soda free deodorant stick is right for you, there's a no-risk way to take it for a test run.

For the month of March, you'll receive a travel size five-pack of the baking soda free deodorant stick when you make a purchase above $50 (pre-tax, pre-shipping).

If you've had your eye on a few things in our shop, now is a great time to buy. Not only will you get something for free that's normally valued at $18. You'll also be able to sample the baking soda free stick or tuck an extra one into your purse or gym bag.

You could even share one of those travel size sticks with someone who's still using commercial anti-perspirant. They don't need aluminum up against all those lymph nodes, and you can help!

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