Who Made Your Deodorant? It Matters More Than You Might Think

From fast fashion to questionable cosmetics, outsourcing has created a host of ethical and environmental issues in the name of cheap labor. When companies put their bottom line above all else, consumers may unknowingly endorse poor working conditions, child labor, and pollution.

How Much Do You Know About Your Personal Care Products?

Think back to the last time you purchased toiletries like deodorant, toothpaste, or soap – if you’re like many Americans, you buy and consume these items on a regular basis. But do you know where these products came from or who made them? Was each person on the assembly line paid a fair living wage? What protocols (if any) were in place to ensure the safety and well-being of workers as well as the environment?

We don’t often stop to consider questions like these as we move frantically through our busy lives; we simply buy and consume these items at our convenience. But these are questions we should be asking - if we’re concerned about potentially dangerous effects of the personal care products we use, we should also consider their effects on the environment and the people who make them.

What You Can Do

Think About It.

The first step in fixing any problem is to admit there is a problem. Remember the next time you go to purchase anything – whether it’s a new shirt or a stick of deodorant – a real person had a hand in making it!

Ask Questions. 

Look into companies you’re considering buying from – where do they manufacture their products? Are they explicit about their commitment to ethical business practices and environmental impact?

Vote with Your Dollars.

Each time we spend money, we cast a vote about what kind of world we want to live in. What will you vote for?

Each P3 Pure product is handcrafted with pride in the U.S. We spend a lot of time talking about the quality and efficacy of our ingredients, but we know our people are our most valuable asset. That’s why we’ve structured our business practices on that foundational principle. Fair wages, safe working conditions, and generous benefits have always been a top priority for us as a company. Every time you purchase a P3 product, you can feel good about the fact that you’re supporting an independently owned American business that is dedicated to maintaining high ethical and environmental standards.

So... Who Makes Your Primal Pit Paste?

It's definitely a team effort, but we'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Marcel.

 

A devoted husband and military veteran, Marcel goes above and beyond every day as the notoriously no-nonsense member of our Production Team. If you've received any of our products in the last 3 years, chances are he labeled and packed it for you! His favorite pit paste? Lavender Baking Soda.

There are so many wonderful companies out there who are committed to values similar to ours. Share your favorite ethically-centered brands in the comments below and help spread the word!

3 comments

Nice work.
fast fashion environmental impact

Rhea August 19, 2019

Thank you for your awesome products. Thank you for introducing us to Marcel and for personalizing my shopping experience. I was introduced to your product awhile back as a free sample in a package from Annmarie Skin Care Products, another ethically-centered brand. I’m grateful for companies like yours. Many blessings!

Ronni July 05, 2019

LOVE your deodorants! Especially the lavender and the charcoal stick deodorants. Would never go back to regular ones.

barbara shipe July 05, 2019

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