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10 Reasons We LOVE Thievery Roll-On + A Historical Fun Fact You Never Knew!

10 Reasons We LOVE Thievery Roll-On + A Historical Fun Fact You Never Knew!

We believe there are two kinds of people in this world... Those who love Thievery Essential Oil and those who haven't tried it yet! If you are in the second bucket and looking to learn more about thievery oil, you're in the right place! Here at Rinse, we are HUGE fans of Thievery and we can't wait to introduce you to it! Meet one of our favorite essential oil roll-ons:

Thievery Roll-On

What kind of name is that?… Well, let me tell you a little about thievery oil history (you know it's gonna be good with a name like "thievery"!

As folklore has it... Back in the day, we’re talking waaaaay back in the 15th Century Bubonic Plague day (that's circa 1413 in case were wondering), the story goes there was a group of European thieves (four thieves to be exact) who robbed plague victims & their graves, but they never got the plague. Pretty incredible when you consider that the Bubonic Plague was so highly contagious that it was also know as "the Black Death"... Yikes! Once the thieves were finally apprehended, they were given a choice to either give up their secrets to staying healthy, or perish. As you might imagine, they chose to give up the secrets! As it turns out, they ended up being spice merchants by trade. The trade business had come to a halt due to the closure of the sea ports thanks to the plague, so they turned to looting plague victims & their graves as a way of making money. They had deep herbal knowledge as a result of their trade and they revealed that they used a highly effective blend of oils & herbs to protect them. Their secret recipe included Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, & Lemon. Legend has it that they applied the oils to their hands, feet, temples, ears and even wore a mask covering their mouths that had the blend applied to it. The saving grace for the thieves, essential oil! 

So what does that have to do with us non-plagued folks worrying about people of today? Well, testing & studies have shown that the essential oils in this blend can be helpful in protecting your state of wellbeing. So you get well & stay well.

And what does that have to do with a roll-on, you ask... 

We know that this blend of oils is effective for getting well and staying well, so we decided to take this germ-fighting essential oil blend, mix it up with our favorite Squalane Oil & put a roller top on it for easy, anywhere & anytime application. This thievery roll-on is portable, convenient, and travel-friendly so you never have to be without it!

10 Reasons We LOVE Thievery Roll-On

  • Stay Well: Is everyone around you sick or getting sick? Don't fret! You can use it to help keep you stay well and keep germs at bay!
  • Get Well: Having a hard time getting over that last little bit of cold or flu? It can help get you over that hump and get back to being well!
  • Play Defense: Want to proactively help your kids fight the petri dish called school? Rub it on their feet & slide some socks on them! Use before school and after school!
  • Portable: This roll-on is designed to be convenient and portable! Throw it in your purse, your kids' backpack, or your car for easy access any time!
  • Squalane: Our Thievery blend includes our favorite ingredient… Squalane Oil!
  • Scent: It smells amazing! We love the spicy and earthy scent! Rub some on your wrist or neck to smell 
  • Gentle: No harsh chemicals. Thievery oil roll-on is a safe and natural blend of essential oils you can use to care for your family's health.
  • Natural: Our thievery blend is made from 100% natural essential oils
  • Vegan-Friendly: Our thievery blend is vegan-friendly
  • Gluten Free: Did we mention that our blend is also gluten-free!?

How we use the Thievery Roll-On

  • Roll it where you need it, got a tickle in your throat?—roll it over your throat (external), your ear bothering you a bit?—roll it behind your ear, feeling a little chest’y?— roll it on your chest
  • Roll it on the back of the neck, the bottoms of the feet or on your chin to be a little proactive with things

As you can probably tell by now, this stuff has our heart! But don’t just take our word for it… Check out these amazing thievery reviews from our valued customers!

  • "I purchased Thievery in October and use it every day. Have had flu in family, traveled extensively for work, been exposed to strep throat and colds. Have made it through Fall and Holidays without the usual bronchitis or flu. Love this stuff." - Ms. Lee
  • "Purchased this for myself before flu season hit and now that it’s here I’m so thankful I have it. Apply it everyday and so far so good - no flu. Love the ease of a roll on and it has a pleasant smell as well! Highly recommend and would purchase again!" - Tami K.
  • "I bought this product while at Epcot in Disney World last week. My husband and I came back to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and he had caught a terrible flu like virus on the plane ride out. I was so excited to find the Rinse stand and bought the roll on thievery for my husband. We immediately rubbed it all over his neck and behind his ears. The smell made him feel a bit refreshed and the neck massage with the oil relieved some tension. What a blessing to have found this in such an unexpected place! We also used it on our flight home to prevent any further illness." - Tara B.
  • "A Friend bought this for me at Christmas. I would be lost without it. In fact, I was lost when I lost it and then order a new one. Now I have two since it popped up. This oil kept me from catching every cold and illness that swept my house." - Sarah M.
  • “I use it every day and have avoided catching a cold for a full year!!”  Ashley M.
  • “I still LOVE my Thievery roll-on – I use it every night.”  Jim V.
  • “I bought your Thievery Roll-on at Epcot when we were down there in March (we live in Niagara, Canada) and have been using Thievery along my neck lymph-node area to help combat sinus infections and head colds, sore throats and whatever spring threw at me (with some success – I haven’t needed antibiotics which is a HUGE step for me!)”  Shaunna M.

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Discover the Amazing Benefits of Dead Sea Mud!

Discover the Amazing Benefits of Dead Sea Mud!

Here at Rinse, we are all about natural skin care. We believe that natural products are better for our skin, and we believe that they can be just as effective as conventional products. In many cases, we would argue they are actually more effective! In our never-ending search for natural skin care ingredients that are truly effective, there is one ingredient we have come to genuinely LOVE for its many skin-loving benefits. It’s a 100% natural ingredient that comes straight from the Earth. We love it so much that we put it into soaps, masks, and even a body polish… So, what is this remarkable ingredient we speak of? Dead Sea Mud, of course!

Despite its name, the Dead Sea is actually a lake located in the Middle East that borders Jordan on its east and Israel on its right. It has a rich and storied history dating back to ancient times. Many of us grew up learning of its low elevation (the lowest on Earth!) and its incredibly high salt content (saltier than the ocean!). We probably remember learning that those who take a swim in the Dead Sea actually float without even trying due to the high salinity. It always seemed like a magical place, but there is more magic to be found there in the mineral-rich mud! While not everyone has heard of the benefits of Dead Sea mud, you may be surprised to learn that the benefits are not a new discovery at all. In fact, it is said that this mud was a favorite beauty product of ancient leaders dating back to Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba! If it was good enough for them, it is good enough for us!

 

What Makes Dead Sea Mud So Good For Skin?

We all know that the Dead Sea has an excessively high salt (sodium) content, but there are far more minerals that are dissolved in the Dead Sea. Dead Sea mud is some of the most mineral-rich mud on Earth, containing a total of 21 minerals! The list of minerals includes sodium, magnesium, calcium, bromine, iodine, zinc, bitumen, sulfur, and potassium. Many of these minerals have known therapeutic, detoxifying, relieving, and healing properties. The high concentration of these minerals found in this mud makes Dead Sea mud a potent ingredient in a variety of natural skin care products. Curious what some of these minerals are known for?

  • Sodium: This mineral is known to have moisturizing properties which means it can be super helpful when it comes to locking in hydration. It's also an excellent ingredient for cleansing and exfoliating.
  • Magnesium: This mineral is known to work as a calming agent and to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with overall appearance of skin. Some have even reported it helping to reduce skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis!
  • Calcium: This mineral is known to promote cell regeneration and skin growth. Also known for helping to retain moisture.
  • Zinc: This mineral is known to help rejuvenate and heal skin. Many have reported that Zinc is helpful when it comes to acne, reducing signs of aging, and providing protection from the sun!
  • Sulfur: Helpful for clearing pores and known for it’s healing and antibacterial properties

 Another amazing fact about Dead Sea Mud is that it is universally beneficial. Unlike many products and ingredients, Dead Sea mud can safely be used on a wide range of skin types. When used topically, it is fantastic for dry skin, normal skin, and even oily skin! This is great news because most everyone falls into one of those buckets! So, that’s a long way of saying that Dead Sea mud is great for everyone!

Benefits of Dead Sea Mud

 

With all those amazing minerals present in Dead Sea mud, you probably have a good idea of what the skin-care benefits are from using this mud, but we'll break it down for you a little more! If you're wondering "What's the bottom line? What can Dead Sea Mud do for me?," here are a few of our favorite benefits:

  • Purifying – It might be hard to think of mud as a purifying cleanser, but consider this a truth stranger than fiction! Dead Sea Mud works to clean and purify the skin, ridding it of unwanted dirt and grime. It helps to draw out unwanted toxins and other build up to remove it from the skin. Aside from having cleaner skin, an added benefit of this is that it can help to make pores look smaller, resulting in more smooth and refined-looking skin!
  • Exfoliating – Considering that Dead Sea mud is made up of salt and minerals, it has a fine texture that makes it an excellent natural exfoliator. It has a gentle pulling action that helps to exfoliate the skin while the minerals in the mud invigorate the skin. Exfoliating the skin is a great way to get rid of those unwanted dead skin cells to reveal softer, more radiant skin below!
  • Hydrating – Dead Sea Mud is a great option for helping to restore skin’s moisture levels. The hydrating effects of this mud are excellent for those dealing with skin issues such as dryness, patchiness, and cracking. Get the hydration boost you have been looking for from a natural source!
  • Clearing – Using Dead Sea mud is a great option for clarifying your skin. The mineral-rich content of the mud has been known to help clear complexion for healthier skin. Many have reported that using Dead Sea Mud on the skin has helped with clearing a wide variety of tricky skin conditions including acne, eczema, and more!
  • Soothing – Who doesn't need a little skin soothing? People travel from near and far to enjoy the soothing relief of the Dead Sea. Many report that the mud provides a soothing effect on their skin, as well as on tired joints and muscles! 

The benefits of Dead Sea mud are nearly endless! The fact that people throughout the centuries have taken advantage of the magical mud speaks volumes about it's effectiveness. With so much goodness packed into a naturally occurring mud, it’s no wonder it has become such a popular skin care ingredient in many products today!

 

Many Ways To Take Advantage of Dead Sea Mud

Now that you know all the amazing benefits of Dead Sea mud, you may be wondering "How can I get my hands on this!?". No worries... We have you covered! Check out some of our favorite products featuring our favorite magical mud! There are many applications for how to use the mud... everything from soap (and soap sticks), to facial masks and salt scrubs! We import mud directly from the Dead Sea (in Israel) to put in our products. It is the same high quality stuff used in spa's! Let us bring the Dead Sea to you!

Dead Sea Mud Soap: This soap is an excellent way to get the benefits of Dead Sea mud in a soap form! The Dead Sea mud is blended with incredible spa-like scents of Bulgarian Lavender and Spearmint essential oils to create a luxurious soap experience! This versatile soap can be used as a facial soap or as an all over body soap. It’s excellent for removing makeup, and many have even reported benefits for various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. Many experience reduced redness and bright, fresh skin!

What a great face soap! It's creamy and takes off all of my makeup including the mascara. I have combo oily skin and it leaves my face feeling clean and fresh without any drying. My complexion looks and feels better already after just a few uses. Smell is great and relaxing. This will be one of my new favorites from Rinse!” – Heather H.

 

I have used just about every facial product made, including Proactiv, and this is THE best for oily skin. Feels tight without drying and clears up pimples in a day or two.” – Carla E.

 

Dead Sea Mud Soap Stick: All the benefits of Dead Sea Mud, but in a convenient twist-up tube! This is the perfect choice for anyone looking to enjoy the benefits of Dead Sea Mud Soap on-the-go! Throw it in your gym bag, travel bag, or even keep it in your home shower… no matter where you go, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of Dead Sea Mud soap!

 

Love this soap. It leaves my skin so clean & it feels so smooth. It diminishes any redness & leaves my skin looking bright & clear.” – Danielle C.

 

I’ve used a Dead Sea mud mask, but I liked the idea of a soap with it in. The first time I used the soap on my face, my pores appeared smaller. I’ve been using it once a day, and my skin looks and feels great.” – Karla G.

 

Dead Sea Mud Loofah Soap: Imagine Dead Sea Mud Soap, with loofah added in for extra exfoliation! This soap is quite literally our classic Dead Sea Mud Soap poured over a loofah for a well-rounded experience! The soap cleanses the skin while the loofah exfoliates. This is a great option for a hand and all over body soap, and even works great on the feet or as an exfoliating soap to use before shaving!

 

A must have! Have always loved the Dead Sea mud soap for my face. Decided to try it in the loofa form. Did not disappoint! Skin feels wonderful!” – Farra S.
 
I’ve used countless exfoliating soaps. This one is the best. The smell is great and relaxing. I feel like a lizard that just shed it’s dead skin. I come out soft and refreshed.” - Sarah

 

Dead Sea Mud Salt Polish: A salt scrub with the highest quality salt to be found! This body polish is made from salt (of course) blended with high-quality moisturizing oils and a refreshing Lavender and Spearmint essential oil blend. It is a rich body polish that leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized, but never greasy!

 

This product is one of my favorites. It is a needed relief to my sometimes rough skin!” – Joel C.

 

Love this product!” – Andrea C.

 

Dead Sea Mud Mask: One of our favorite ways to get the benefits of Dead Sea mud is using it as a mask! This mask is purifying, nourishing, clearing, and soothing!

 

I received this mask in my box of goodness. It’s not normally a product I would order. I have very sensitive skin and I am cautious about new products. This mask has been amazing! My complexion feels clean, bright, and refreshed after each use. I highly recommend this mask!” – Heather C.
 
I absolutely love this mask. It’s easy to use, it doesn’t have a funny smell and it leaves my skin really smooth and soft. I feel like every time I try a new product from Rinse I say “this is my new favorite product.” But this really is my new favorite product. I’m thinking of getting a tub for my sister.” – Stephanie P.
 

Dead Sea Mud Facial Kit: The closest thing to going to the spa, without actually going to the spa! Our Dead Sea Mud Facial Kit includes our best-selling Dead Sea Mud Soap as well as our Dead Sea Mud Mask so you can treat your skin to a spa-like experience from the comfort of home!

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How to SUCCESSFULLY Switch to Natural Deodorant (and Never Go Back!)

How to SUCCESSFULLY Switch to Natural Deodorant (and Never Go Back!)

So you’re considering switching to a natural deodorant? You’ve heard that it's better for you, but you’re not entirely sure why or what to expect as you make the switch? You are not alone! Natural deodorant is all the rage these days, and the opinions on it span a huge spectrum – some swear by it and some swear they’ll never use it again (which makes us super sad!). The most common theme we have heard among those transitioning to natural deodorant are that they can't find a product that works and/or that they give up on the transition too soon! We are huge fans of natural deodorant and are here to help break it all down for you so that you can successfully make the transition to natural! We are certain that you will love it and will never go back!

Why switch to natural deodorant?

 

As with most things in life, when you're trying something new it's good to start with WHY! Many people have heard that traditional deodorants aren’t good for them, but it all seems a bit mysterious and they aren’t sure exactly why natural deodorant is better. In order to help make more sense of this, we need to clarify a few terms that are sometimes (incorrectly) used interchangeably: deodorant vs. antiperspirant. These two words may sound similar, but they do not mean the same thing! A deodorant is simply a product that helps to protect against odor, while an antiperspirant is a product that protects against both sweat and odor. It might sound like a small difference, but it’s actually a pretty big deal. Any why is that? Well, antiperspirants are pretty serious business. Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actually considers antiperspirants to be a drug because of the way that they affect the function of the body by reducing the amount of sweat that reaches the skin? That’s pretty intense! Who knew you were buying an Over-The-Counter drug when you snagged your last stick of drug store deodorant!?

Most antiperspirants include aluminum to help reduce sweating. That might sound good on it’s surface, but there is a huge downside! Unfortunately, the way the aluminum compounds help to reduce sweat levels is actually by clogging your pores. Yikes. Have you ever heard of anything good coming from clogged pores!? This method of reducing sweat can be a huge problem because our bodies were literally designed to sweat. It’s how we get rid of yucky toxins that don’t belong in our bodies. So, when our pores are clogged, it can actually cause our bodies to work even harder to try and expel these toxins.

In addition to aluminum, many traditional deodorants also include other questionable ingredients such as parabens, perfumes/fragrances, phthalates, talc, and BHT. That's a lot of ingredients getting rolled onto and absorbed by the skin... As a general life rule, we tend to prefer clean ingredients that don't leave us wondering if there will be any negative effects from them! We knew there had to be a better way to stay stink-free than slathering on lab-made chemicals that we couldn't even pronounce! But before we jump too far ahead, let's take a minute to re-evaluate our relationship with sweat...

Sweat is not your enemy!

 

You may be wondering what’s a girl (or guy) to do now? You know you don’t want to be putting a pore-clogging drug on your skin every day, but you also don’t want the stench that comes with being a sweaty mess all day. Well, here’s a fun little plot twist that may help with your decision on "what to do"… Did you know that sweat itself doesn’t smell? (wait, what!?) Seriously. The reason that we sometimes associate sweat with stinking is because, well, we were all in middle school once and we ALL endured that foul teenage gym class aroma. Kids were sweating and the air was stinking! The only problem is, that traumatic time caused us to over-simplify what was actually going on. It's not the sweat that smells. The reason for the stench is that there can be an odor caused when the bacteria on our skin breaks down the acid in our sweat. Who knew!? 

Now that we've established the fun fact that sweat doesn't stink, let's talk about what sweat actually DOES do. It's main purpose is to regulate body temperature, which is a pretty important job! Our bodies would literally overheat if we didn't sweat. Having sweat to cool us down when we're in hot environments has literally been vital to allowing humans to adapt and survive! Some believe that sweat also has benefits such as helping to fight off germs, clearing skin, and (our personal favorite) reducing stress! 

All this time we were being so hard on sweat, but it really exists for our own good! Now that we know that sweat is actually kind of our friend and it was really the bacteria on our skin that was making us stink, we have a better understanding of our "problem" and are a little closer to realizing what our bodies actually need to function best and still smell great! If only there were a natural product out there that could help with the stinky bacteria... 

Good news. There is!

 

deOdor Stick – All Natural Deodorant That Actually Works!

This is where our awesome natural deodorant, deOdor Stick, comes into play! deOdor Stick All Natural Deodorant is made from high-quality, natural ingredients that are super effective at eliminating body odors! We'll be honest... we had heard so much negative feedback on other natural deodorants that we had low (REALLY low) expectations when we decided to attempt to make our own. In fact, we were basically attempting to make a natural deodorant at some level expecting to fail, but at least we could honestly say we had tried! 

Believe us when we say no one was more shocked than we were when our new natural deodorant actually worked! And we don't mean it worked as in "well, it's good enough". No... it passed with flying colors! More on this in the "Reviews" section below, but suffice it to say that when customers in hot & humid south Florida swear by it, you know you've hit on something!

So, what makes deOdor Stick Natural Deodorant so great? This powerful deodorant contains only the good stuff! Every ingredient is something you will recognize (and can pronounce!) Made from highly nourishing and moisturizing ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter, it is gentle on the skin while being hard on the stink! deOdor Stick contains 100% natural essential oils that help you to smell fresh all day! Best of all, deOdor Stick is aluminum-free and won’t clog your pores!

Here are a few reasons why deOdor Stick rocks:

  • Made from high-quality, natural ingredients
  • Includes incredible essential oils
  • Super moisturizing
  • Smells amazing
  • Aluminum-Free
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Paraben-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Travel-Friendly
  • Hand made in the USA

 We have quite a few deOdor Stick options to choose from, but we highly recommend trying our Original deOdor Stick if you are new to natural deodorant! This is a great starter stick that is gentle, effective, and smells great!

What to Expect

Now that you have committed to making the transition to natural deodorant, it’s important that you are prepared for exactly what to expect! When we say that it is a transition, we mean it! Remember how we talked about your body working extra hard to make up for the clogged pores from your antiperspirant? Yeah, that’s going to come into play in a big way as you switch to natural. Your body will be spending a few weeks working through getting rid of all those built-up toxins and bacteria and it’s going to be a little smelly. But that’s ok! There is a light at the end of the tunnel! So, here’s what you are going to want to do:

  • Mentally COMMIT! You’ve done WAY harder things in your life so we don’t want to build this up to be bigger than it is, but the transition will go a lot better if you mentally commit on the front end. Remember that your body is going through somewhat of a detox from your traditional antiperspirant and there are going to be some days of smelling less than your best!
  • Plan to give your body at least 2 weeks to transition (it could take 3-4 weeks for your body to completely adjust, but don’t worry, your body will find it’s balance and the stink won’t last forever!)
  • Carry your deOdor stick with you and be prepared to reapply throughout the day in the beginning.
  • Wear loose, breathable clothing!
  • Get your sweat on!! This helps your body to super charge the detox process. And it will give you some endorphins… sounds like a win-win to us!

 

Transition Timeline:

 Although everybody is different, and everyone will experience their own journey of transitioning to natural deodorant, here are a few general guidelines of things that many people commonly experience and when.

  • Week 1 – Many people find that the first week is one of the easiest. The main reason is because the mainstream antiperspirants are super effective at blocking sweat, and those effects can last for a while even after stopping use of the antiperspirant.
  • Week 2 – Here is where it starts to get real! Once your body is no longer being restricted from sweating, it will start to quickly increase sweat production and you will likely notice some odor. This is a result of the bacterial colonies under your arm.
  • Week 3 – You may still experience a level of odor, but during this week your bacterial microbiome will be starting to balance out which should result in decreased odor and perspiration!
  • Week 4 – By this week your body should be well adjusted to your new natural deodorant! You did it!

 

Reviews

 As always, we never want you to take our word for it when it comes to our products. Nothing matters more than what our customers are saying! Check out what Rinse customers are saying about our deOdor Stick!

 

I’ve always been completely satisfied w/all the products I’ve ordered from Rinse Soap—I recommend to family & friends! Because we live in SWFL, I was skeptical of an all natural deodorant! Trying to be more conscientious of chemical-free products, I decided to give this a try! I wasn’t disappointed—a little goes a long way, tube looks small but is deceiving, it lasts a long time! Now my husband & my daughter-in-law both love it! If it works in our hot & humid climate, it will work anywhere!” – Cbel

 

Only deodorant I will use! I love this product. I’ve been using it for over a year now. It’s the only deodorant I will use. It’s so wonderful to have a natural, nontoxic deodorant that makes me feel fresh and smell great all day long. Fantastic product!!” – Jessica B.

 

"Amazing, I have it sent from USA to Australia as not available here yet and is the best of the natural deodorants I have found!!! Love!" – Jacqui S.

 

"NEW FAVORITE! This is BY FAR the best natural deodorant I have ever used! I absolutely love the smell, it works wonders, and goes a long way. I work in an Intensive Care Unit, so stress sweat is inevitable, but my sweat does not smell with this deodorant!" - Emily

 

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deOdor Stick Original

 

deOdor Stick - Lemongrass Bergamot

deOdor Stick - Rosemary Mint

deOdor Stick - Rugged

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