Pure Life – Page 9 – Primally Pure
Natural Deodorant: A Deeper Look At Our Ingredients (A Video From Our Founder)

At Primally Pure, we’ve spent years researching and formulating with safe, effective ingredients to create a gentle, non-toxic deodorant that does it all: protecting against unwanted odor while nourishing even the most sensitive skin. It all started 5 years ago when I began to get serious about researching natural ingredients, gathering regular feedback from friends + family and consistently refining my formula until I created a deodorant stick that was safe for sensitive skin and still strong enough to keep even the most active person feeling fresh all day long (any other moms out there trying to keep up with...

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Simple Tips To Detox This Spring

It’s that time of year: spring cleaning. A time for starting fresh, clearing clutter, and creating space to welcome what this new season will bring. While we fully support you clearing out the junk drawer, digging up old magazines and donating clothes you haven’t worn in over a year (but swear you still will), we also want to support your well-being this season by deep cleaning + detoxifying what no longer serves you, and replenishing with practices that support your overall sense of wellness. Clearing out the old and inviting in the new takes time + intention, but will naturally...

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Branch Basics Co-Founders Share 5 Ways To Create A Healthier Home

With warmer weather around the corner and Spring in the air, it always feels right to do a refresh and deep clean of your home. You may already be paying close attention to the products you use on your body, but did you know that certain household products, like house cleaners, laundry detergent and pesticides, can wreak havoc on the air quality of your home, mess with your hormone balance and cause a slew of issues including headaches, allergies, asthma and even eczema? Since most of us spend about 90% of our time indoors and studies show that often the...

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I'm A Clean Skincare Convert: Here's How I Did It.

Thinking back to about this time last year, I was using SO many different chemicals in my skincare routine. It’s crazy (and scary!) to think I used them for so many years. I remember looking at my bottle of acne face wash and for the first time questioning what the ingredients were and where they actually came from. I started to wonder if these ingredients actually come from the ground and if not, how scientists make these chemicals in the first place. Once I became aware of how I didn’t actually know what I was putting on my skin, my...

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4 Chemicals To Look Out For On Your Skincare Labels

As a doctor, I think it’s extremely important to take a holistic approach to overall health and wellness. I know that not all doctors share this same viewpoint, but it was through my own health struggles that I came to learn the importance of healthy eating and healthy living strategies. For years I suffered with diarrhea prone irritable bowel syndrome as well as severe acne and keratosis pilaris that I could not solve through the help of conventional medical treatments. I eventually discovered the Paleo Diet, and changing the way I ate completely turned my health around. It was on...

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How To Oil Cleanse (A Video Tutorial)

It may seem counterintuitive to cleanse your skin with oil, but this age-old method of cleansing is actually one of the best ways to support clear, healthy + balanced skin. Whether you have sensitive, combination, dry, aging, or even acne-prone skin, the Oil Cleansing Method can help to significantly improve the health of your skin. Cleansing oils utilize skin-loving oils to deeply purify pores + nourish the skin while keeping its natural moisture barrier in-tact. Plus, it’s incredibly restorative + relaxing (the perfect way to wind down from a busy day). From the aromatherapy benefits of pure essential oils, the...

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This Professional Athlete Shares 6 Tips To Actually Get A Workout In

Professional runner, Katie Matthews, knows a thing or two about training and being committed to a workout routine. But sometimes it can be difficult to stay dedicated, so she’s sharing her top 6 tips to actually get a workout in. No matter what your schedule looks like or what excuses come up, her simple + practical tips are all you need to break a sweat. As a professional runner, I’ve found that what I put on my body and in my body are just as important as how I train and condition my body + mind leading into important races....

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PP Babe: Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Bethanie Mattek-Sands is so much more than a successful professional tennis player. But we do want to brag on Bethanie just a bit. This woman has won multiple titles (over 20!) in the U.S. Open, Australian Open + French Open, 5 Grand Slam titles and even took *gold* in the Rio Olympics. Her power is evident on the tennis court (have you seen her serve?) and her positivity extends far past the net. Her bright personality perfectly complements her colorful fashion sense and her fans absolutely adore her. This babe is the real deal. And we can’t wait to dive...

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Steps To A Simple Skincare Routine (A Video Tutorial With Our Holistic Esthetician)

Skincare routines. Some people love them, some just don’t. Trust me, I get it. Too often skincare routines can seem too time-consuming or too confusing or maybe just too high maintenance for your minimal approach to life. If that’s you, I feel you. Even though I’ve been working with skincare for years, I still can sometimes get overwhelmed with all of the product options, the steps, the dos, the don’ts. And when I was first starting to put a simple skincare routine together for my skin type, I had no idea what products were best or the proper steps for...

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Primally Pure HQ: A Before and After Tour

The last 4 years of owning and running a business have been a whirlwind. And it's not often that I take the time to slow down and reflect on all that's happened. But as I sit in my newly designed office and write this post, it's impossible for me not to get a bit nostalgic (the fact that I'm 9 months pregnant and feeling extra emotional probably doesn't help)! We've come a long way in what feels like a short time, but when I think back on where we started and all that has taken place in that 4 year...

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The Science Behind Natural Deodorant + Why Ours Works

The struggle to find a truly natural deodorant that actually works is real – and a struggle so many of our customers (including our founder!) have faced. But isn’t it true, sometimes our struggles can actually lead to some of the best discoveries in life? For Bethany, our founder + formulator, that is her story. It took years – and one too many deodorant tubes – for her to finally realize there just wasn’t a formula she could find that would stand up to her stink (ahem, her husband’s stink ?), not cause an underarm rash, be convenient to apply...

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I Gave Up Gluten, Sugar + Alcohol: Here's My 3 Year (And Very Honest) Update

Two summers ago, I wrote this post on our blog that quickly became our most popular. It wasn’t your typical deodorant or skincare post, it was much more personal. I shared my story about how I gave up gluten, refined sugar and alcohol for a year, the why behind it all and how it changed more than just my appearance, but my perspective on life. Well, that year turned into 2 and this month marks 3 years of saying goodbye to bread, chardonnay and sweets. I never would have thought my decision to cut out these 3 things cold turkey...

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How To Have An Awesome Period (Part 2)

We are back for part two of How To Have An Awesome Period! In the last post we discussed foods to reduce, how to nourish your body + gut, and managing stress for hormone balance. In this post, we are covering the final two tips (plus a bonus) for having an awesome menstrual cycle. Prioritize Sleep Sleep is essential for hormone balance. When our bodies are in a state of rest, they are able to rebuild + replenish. While we are asleep, our bodies are also detoxifying, which is important for liver health and also impacts hormone health. Hormones are...

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How To Have An Awesome Period (Part 1)

This is the first installment of a two part series that will teach you how to have an awesome period. I know what you’re thinking… how on earth can you possibly make your period enjoyable? Your period is actually a sacred time in your cycle. It’s when the right and left hemispheres of your brain are more connected because the membrane between them thins. This allows you to tap into your intuition more, which is why it’s such a shame that so many women dread this time of the month. This might sound crazy right now, but it is possible...

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Our Founder's Favorite Pregnancy Skincare Products

Throughout both of my pregnancies, I got asked the same question over and over again: which PP product is your favorite to use while pregnant? And since I don’t have just one, writing a post on my top products to use while pregnant seemed fitting. Another question that we as a company get asked often is, “Is safe to use while pregnant?” Here’s our answer: while there are certainly concerns surrounding the exaggerated use of certain essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding, we believe the essential oils used in our products and the dilution rates at which these essential oils...

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Why We Opened A Holistic Spa At Our Hq

This has been an idea in the making for quite some time. As a team, we dreamed, we talked, we tested, we designed, we dove wholeheartedly into this concept of creating a holistic spa at the Primally Pure Headquarters. Why did we decide to start a spa? To start a wave of wellness in a whole new (and holistic) way. To start a space that supports beauty + well-being without compromising your health. To start a movement that will make an impact across the globe. We opened a holistic spa at our new HQ because we believe there’s a deep...

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This Balm Is A Beauty Must Have (Here Are 5 Ways To Use It)

1 product that does it all? Pretty much. This 6-ingredient multi-purpose product has a long-standing list of benefits from beauty, baby, sensitive skin issues, and even eczema. But don’t let the name of this balm fool you. It’s not just for babies or a growing belly. Our Baby Balm is rich in vitamins + anti-inflammatory properties, it deeply penetrates to bring much-needed nourishment and provides multiple beauty benefits – from head to toe. Whether you have a baby on the way or have flyaways you’re trying to tame, our Baby Balm can bring relief to almost every beauty woe under...

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Why I Yoga: Tips To Find Your Flow From Our In-House Yogi (Plus A 5 Minute Practice You Can Do At Home)

Let’s be honest — between trying to keep up with everything from food fads to social pressures, this information overload we cope with on a daily basis can be a bit overwhelming and take a toll on us. Somewhere along the way, “healthy” became super complicated. Rather than listening to everything else that’s going on in the world, sometimes what we need most is to simply listen to ourselves. This amazing practice we know as yoga, allows us to pause + tune inward – supplying our mind, body, and soul with impactful tools to become a happier and healthier version...

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This Clean Beauty Blogger Shares How To Transition To Non-Toxic Products

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is hyper-focused on living a healthier lifestyle these days? We are constantly seeing new products and ideas to help cleanse our body and mind. Sorry, I’m not sorry, but they are onto something! Once you open your eyes to the world of natural living, you’ll begin to see just how many chemicals we’re exposing ourselves to on a daily basis. Just when we thought we could rely on our “all natural” facial cleanser or “organic” body lotion, we may have been deceived – sneaky, I know. WHY TRANSITION? With consistent...

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6 Tips To Prevent Armpit Irritation (And A DIY Pit Detox)

We’re all about clear, smooth skin, especially on your pits. Armpit irritation is more than just annoying – it’s itchy, painful and just plain embarrassing. Today we’re talking all things armpit irritation because we not only want to help protect you from unwanted body odor with non-toxic, natural ingredients but to have smooth, healthy pits in the process. Here are our top tips to prevent armpit irritation. LESS BAKING SODA In natural deodorant, baking soda is a key ingredient to combat odor – but it can sometimes be the culprit for irritated pits. Due to its alkaline pH, baking soda...

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