What Natural Products Categories Are You Still Not Satisfied With?
Friday is a fun day to crowdsource. It gives everyone something to think about, when they’re pretty much over thinking about work or whatever they’ve been plugging away at all week.
Of course, shopping is fun too and you may have noticed that we haven’t done any Friday Deals in a while. In all honesty, this wasn’t really planned. We just got so busy, and to keep the deals fresh and exciting there’s a fair amount of back-and-forth required between us and the brands. We’re kind of purists with this stuff, so if something starts feeling a little watered down we usually just skip it (even if it’s to our own detriment!). Anyways, maybe every week was feeling like too much? But at the same time, regularity is important…
So, question number 1: Do you miss the deals? What would your ideal scenario be? A deal a week, or maybe one blowout deal a month? All suggestions are welcome!
Part dos of what we want to talk about today is natural products. Surprise! While there’s been an influx of great new products in the last few months even, we like to periodically check in with you and ask…
Question number 2: What natural categories are you still not fully satisfied with? We have a couple.
From day one we’ve said that the hardest products to replace were deodorant, mascara, and perfume. And if we’re being really really honest, those are still the areas where we see a lack.
We’ve talked a ton about deodorant on this site, and many of us have found ways to keep the stink at bay—from Soapwalla to great DIY recipes. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish there was another stick deodorant on the market, more like Lavanila, but without the twenty dollar price tag (and some possibly questionable ingredients). These days I use Soapwalla, but sometimes I’m just not into the whole finger application, and a couple of times if it’s right after I’ve shaved my pits do get a little stingy…
I’ll skip mascara, because I kind of gave up the fight on that one a long time ago, which is totally unfair since I’ve heard raves about certain naturals. Alas, we pick our battles! Do you use clean mascara?
Siobhan and I, on the other hand, still talk A LOT about perfume. Natural smells are by far the best smells and brands like Tsi-La, Lotus Wei, and Honore des Pres have made our lives so much better. And yet… we still see a pretty big hole in the naturals perfume market. Trust me, it’s not for lack of looking either.
So, what categories are you not satisfied with?