Your armpits need some love. Those poor patches of tender skin are hidden all day long, in the dark, unable to breathe or get much in the way of a good outing. How about we show our pits some real affection by giving them a massage with healing oils and essential aromatics? "Ahhhhh!", they say. "Smells great!", you say. Everyone is happy and FATCO's Stank Stop deodorant, bursting with the calm scent of lavender, is the hero of the day.
Smearing aluminum and strange-sounding chemicals all over your armpits is an idea as dated as roll-on (or spray!) deodorant. Yeah, those are not so much in favor these days. The natural way is the best way, whether it's snack food or skin care; in the paleo world, the way is toward sustainable and healthy ingredients. FATCO's Stank Stop deodorant is a perfect example: grass-fed tallow, coconut oil, baking soda, essential scents, and little else to keep your skin happy and your nearby humans smiling.
Open up this jar and take a sniff, absorbing the scents of the western desert: lavender and sage. Those essential oils are just the tip of the iceberg. Underneath is a foundation of coconut oil, tallow, and natural anti-funk ingredients like baking soda and zinc oxide. Yep, the zinc stuff that is great for sunblock is also handy for blocking the bacteria that can make your pits smell like an actual pit.
Now, take a little smear and massage into your freshly washed underarm area, caressing like you mean it. Too weird? Nah, just roll with it. In about a week you'll be hooked with this tiny massage to your all-important lymph nodes and the calming relief the paste brings to your skin. You can even put this on sensitive spots (razor burned? ouch!) with no sting like from conventional antiperspirant.
The goodness starts with the main ingredients and those come from organic sources, starting with coconut oil. Then comes silky shea butter, and the kicker: grass-fed tallow. That's right, tallow. Pure rendered nutrient-dense rich fat going right on to your skin to make it glow with delight. The anti-stank comes from arrowroot powder, baking soda, and zinc oxide working as a power trio to fight off the stinkies.
Adding essential oils like sage and lavender brightens up the whole product, leaving behind a scent that is both relaxing and vibrant, without smelling fake like those "mountain breeze" commercial scents. To me, a mountain breeze has always smelled a little like marmot urine and moss, but I digress.
When FATCO says Natural, they mean it. All of FATCO products are made by hand in small batches to ensure maximum freshness.
Healthy, ‘toned’ skin cells with sufficient saturated and monounsaturated fats would undoubtedly make for healthy, toned skin. Interestingly, tallow fat is typically 50 to 55 percent saturated, just like our cell membranes, with almost all of the rest being monounsaturated, so it makes sense that it would be helpful for skin health and compatible with our cell biology.
Used by tropical peoples for hundreds of years, coconut oil is full of skin loving fatty acids and nutrients. It allows the skin to breathe (unlike petroleum) and also is full of antioxidants, minerals, and aids absorption of vitamins. Find it as the base and key ingredient in this deodorant.
The potency of essential oils when added to a luscious neutral oil base like this paste makes for little bursts of aromatherapy, both at the time of application as well as later on over a few hours. No, it's not that easy to smell one's own armpits, but your nearby humans are real appreciative right about now.
Lavender essential oil is known for it's ability to tone, revitalize and heal skin problems including acne, oily skin, dry skin and sunburns.
This is pretty simple: apply like those tins of lip balm from the 80s. Put a little on your fingertip(s) and give your pits a gentle massage.
A simple question by a woman named Cassy: what the heck is in my skincare products??? is what led to the creation of FATCO. This is how they describe the beginning:
"When she couldn’t find exactly what she was searching for, Cassy decided to take matters into her own hands by crafting good-for-you products from her own home; and FATCO was born!
Through the company, Cassy brings awareness and education about how small changes in your life can improve your skin as well as your overall health. Tallow and other naturally occurring ingredients are the basis for FATCO’s products — upholding the idea that just like clean dieting, clean hygiene is a sound approach to living well.
An East Coast native, Cassy attended Northeastern University in Boston where she earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She then worked and lived in San Diego for ten years as a Manufacturing Engineer at an automotive manufacturing company. A new opportunity brought her to South Lake Tahoe where she lives and operates FATCO."
"Hi, I’m Cassy. Mechanical Engineer turned Skincare Engineer. Nice to meet you!
I think that our society is at a crossroads. For a long time, we’ve sustained ourselves on allowing others to be responsible for our health. Now we’re at the point where we’ll pretty much eat anything that has the word “natural” on the package. And if you look around you can see the effects (obesity, heart disease etc).
FATCO Skincare specialize in making Organic, Natural, REAL skin care products that aren't full of preservatives, chemicals & toxins. We believe in using healthy fats to nourish our skin instead of dry it out! We use plant based fats like organic coconut oil and raw shea butter, as well as tallow from pastured, grass-fed cows.
Remember, FAT is your FRIEND!"
All of our ingredients are free of gluten containing substances. Since all of our products are hand-made by us, we can definitely guarantee that there is no cross contamination in our manufacturing process, but we can't say the same for all of our suppliers. A majority of our supplies come from Mountain Rose Herbs, and they are currently not certified as a Gluten Free facility. This doesn't mean that their products are NOT Gluten Free, but rather that they do not yet have certification.
We use absolutely no artificial preservatives in our products. We believe that we should treat our skincare products like we treat the food that we feed our bodies. We personally try to stay away from pre-packaged foods with long shelf lives, so why would the rules change for your skincare products? Most of our products have a shelf life of anywhere form 6 months to 1 year, and we recommend customers to use these products within the recommended times on the bottle.
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