The Healing Place Apothecary – Product Review

I’m all about using natural deodorants. I was using Dove deodorant for an eternity and I loved it, but I hated the fact that it never felt like it washed off clean. Not to mention all of the articles about anti-perspirant and its possible link to breast cancer. 

A natural deodorant I’ve tried recently is by The Healing Place Apothecary (THP Apothecary). Someone on Instagram recommended the brand and the deodorant specifically. I’ve been eyeing them for a while, but I was hesitant about trying a new brand. Like many others, I’ve had bad experiences with natural deodorant. 

I received the pit scrub and the deodorant in Rice Flower scent. I love that they have softer scents available like the Rice Flower scent. 

The Pit Scrub is amazing! It’s like a sugar scrub with various essential oils. It is used “to slough away dead skin cells that harbor odor causing bacteria.” I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do, but It’s effective and not irritating. 

I was a little hesitant about the deodorant because it does contain a small amount of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). In the past, I’ve noticed that sodium bicarbonate irritates under my arms. It’s fine to use in the winter when I barely sweat, but the reaction it creates when I sweat causes a rash under my arms accompanied by burning. 

THIS DEODORANT however states that it contains a small amount and I haven’t had a problem at all. I love love love it because it applies very smooth and silky. It doesn’t have a greasy or oily feel, so I have less concern about it ruining my clothes. It has a nice soft feminine scent. I’m partial to softer scents. Most importantly, it’s effective. I’ve been using it in 80+ degree weather here in NY and have had no issues with body odor. I am super impressed. Definitely worth a try!

I am intrigued by several of their other products and plan to try more very soon. Check out their Instagram @THPapothecary and their website at THP Apothecary. Thank me later! 
XOXO,
Rece

She Thinx – Period Panties

The following post is probably TMI, so read at your own risk. You’ve been warned! 

Ok, truth be told, I almost gagged at the idea of period panties, but I was very intrigued. These period panties by She Thinx claim that they can “back up or replace tampons, cups or even sea sponges, depending on your flow.” 

I received a discount for my first order, $10 off, as well as free shipping. The total came up to about $25. A lot for one panty, but if it does what it claims, then it would be well worth it. They arrived pretty fast. 

The first pair I ordered were the boyshorts in black, which claim to hold up to one tampon’s worth. Although I would have liked to try out a more absorbent panty (up to 2 tampon’s worth), the cut of the panty didn’t seem like it would meet my needs. 


I wore the boyshorts in the night to see how they would feel and if they would leak and they were excellent. No leaks. It felt dry when I woke up, so it definitely does work to wick moisture away from your skin. I’ve worn them on heavy nights and light nights and they were perfect. I’ve also worn them to jog and had no issues with leaking. 

I did not try them during the day just because I had to work and it’s something new. I’m sure it would be fine, but in the unlikely even that it wasn’t, I’d really be in a situation. 

The directions state to rinse them with water first, then they can be washed and hung to dry. Do not use fabric softener when washing. I washed mine with no problems. I did notice that they take extremely long to air dry. I did put them in the dryer a time or two and it seems to be fine. 

I loved the boyshorts so much that I ordered the high waist panties as well. These claim to hold 1.5 tampon’s worth. It does help to have at least 2 pairs to rotate, but 3-4 is probably ideal if you plan to ditch your current method and wear them 24/7. They also offer a 10% discount when you buy 3. 


One other thing to note is that they have excellent customer service. I had a coupon code for $10 off that expired, although it had no expiration date. I emailed the company and they responded in a timely manner and also sent me a new coupon code to use. 

Pros:

  • They fit well
  • They are extremely absorbent and live up to their claim
  • No leaks, no mess, no worries
  • They’re black so you don’t see anything
  • They work so well, you don’t even know when your period ends
  • Excellent customer service 

Cons:

  • They are pricey
  • They take long to air dry

I continue to use them and once I get to test them out during the day, I’ll likely buy more.

They are great as a replacement for your current method or would be great as a backup if you use a menstrual cup or tampon and have issues with leaking. 

The thought of them is more gross than the real thing. It’s definitely worth a try. 

You can use the following link to receive $10 off of your first order… She Thinx

Thank me later!

XOXO,
Rece