Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew beauty, brew health, Brew Review, Oyin Handmade | Posted on 13-02-2013
I sweat. Seriously. Not the cute “oh, she’s perspiring like a lady” kind of sweat. Nope. More like the Whitney Houston on stage sweating (may she RIP). It’s not an everyday thing – that would be a health issue, I’m sure. But when I get overheated, my body revolts. I’ve tried all kinds of deodorants and crystals and finally settled on Secret’s Clinical formula with okay success. It does the job but I know something called “clinical” cannot be pure, natural and of the Earf. Last weekend, I found something that is actually pure and natural and of the Earth while perusing the goods at Baltimore’s Oyin Handmade (@oyinhandmade) shop. They’re widely known for their hair products but Oyin makes some great body stuff, too. Their natural deodorant is called “Funk Butter” and it works! It’s made with baking soda, cornstarch, shea butter, fancy oils, clay and some other good smelling stuff (or you can get it unscented). You just take a pea-sized amount and smooth it on your pits and #BAM! I’m not sweating and I smell like a sexy piña colada. At $5 for a 2 oz. jar it’s a better deal than the $8+ I’m paying for Secret. You can even use it between your toes if you have funky problems down there. It’s great for the under-boob area too if you get the sweats there (and don’t act like you don’t).
Handle your funk here.
UPDATE: As much as I loved this Funk Butter, sadly, I had to give it a rest after about a month of use. The baking soda ingredient irritated the heck out of my pits. I’m going back to Secret for a couple of weeks and then I’ll try the Funk Butter again.
UPDATE #2: I read on a few sites that adding coconut oil to the Funk Butter may help diminish the baking soda irritation. I added 10 drops and BAM!, I’m back in business. I took a month off, used the Secret for awhile and came back to Funk Butter. It’s working great. Whenever I feel any irritation, I jump back to Secret for a few days. So, it’s not a perfect fix but it’s good enough for now. I plan to try the unscented Funk Butter the next time I visit Oyin, just to see if that makes a difference.
This is an honest review of a product I purchased. I was NOT paid for this review.