I have a dirty secret. I am a woman and I sweat.
Ground breaking stuff, I know.
Thank goodness for Rustic Maka "Made-In-Nature, Organic & Vegan" heath care products. They are also aluminum and paraben free, contain no toxic chemicals, and have never been tested on animals.
I met Kasia, the creator and owner of Rustic Maka at a recent grand opening of a local health food store. She told me the story behind her company, about her concerns of all the toxins in "regular" deodorant, and how she was on a mission to live healthier and, honestly, smell better.
When I asked her to summarize why she created Rustic Maka, this is what she said-
"We've created Rustic Maka out of a need for a pure, simple and organic deodorant that provides around the clock odor-protection. Our philosophy comes from the phrase “less is more.” Bypassing the unnecessary and harsh industry-standards, we
wanted to create a formula with only made-in-nature, organic and vegan ingredients. It is with the notion of simplicity, our quality skincare products stand in the forefront.
At Rustic Maka we don’t believe in shortcuts and taking an easy way out. We are continuously committed to maintain our purpose—reclaim the well-being of our customers by offering simple and effective skincare solutions. We truly care what we put inside our products and we stand behind them 100%.'
And she as so down to earth. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate that in a person. After talking to her for 5 minutes I felt like she and I could go across the street to Starbucks for a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze. I'm a consumer that places high value on personal connection and trustworthiness with a manufacturer.
(If you would like to meet Kasia yourself, you can visit their booth at the upcoming "Making It In Michigan" Marketplace Trade Show on November 12th, 2014 at the Lansing Center from 12:30pm-4pm. Admission is free to general attendees. )
She offered to send me some of her deodorants to try and review. Especially as someone who has had difficulty with excessive sweat most of her life, I'm always eager to try something that may help me smell more like a rose and less like a skunk. :)
So when they arrived, I put her "Naughty Butter" fragrance to the test. I wore it to work for my shift at Curves wherein I taught not one but THREE Jillian Michael's classes that day. And I can honestly say I AMAZED at how well the product worked. Not only did I stay smelling great, but I think this deodorant was better at absorbing my sweat and making me feel dry all throughout my 10 hour work day.
Speaking of smells, I want to say that these products smell great. I have a sensitivity to fragrances, both in the air and on my skin. These products are made with essential oils that don't give me a headache and make me feel better.
I have been a faithful Degree user most of my adult life, mainly because it's in my price range and it tends to keep me dry. Even though a tube of Rustic Maka costs a bit more, I think I've been made a believer and will be a return customer. The regular 3.2 oz deodorant size is $11.95. A 5 trial size sampler of all of their scents, including one for men, is $9.95.
As an additional promotion to my readers, Rustic Maka is offering an additional 15% off your purchase when you order online through the Rustic Maka website. Simply select the items you want to order, put in your customer information, and when you reach the "Shipping & Payment tab, enter the code "migfgal" for 15% off of your order. This code is good through the end of December, so it's a great way to buy stocking stuffers for Christmas!
But wait, there's more!
Kasia is allowing me to run a giveaway for one 3.2 oz full product with your choice of fragrance. Simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
**While I was sent free product to try, I was not paid for this review. My views and comments are 100% completely my own.**
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