Bethany: Just PINCH ME! Today, I have Bethany McDaniel., owner and co-founder of Primally Pure, on the blog.
Primally Pure is a beauty line that uses REAL INGREDIENTS FOUND IN NATURE that are organic, fair trade, locally sourced and placed in glass jars or bpa-free plastic tubes. They have SUCH A HIGH STANDARD and none of their ingredients are created in a lab. There are no parabens, artificial dyes, talc, fillers, no artificial anything. AND they are a cruelty free company. WINNING! Their products include deodorant, dry shampoo, beard oil, lip balms, face serums body butter, baby product line, and so on.
As you all can tell, I love a good skin regime and I don’t stick to one brand for every item I use. I like to diversify my products. My favorite Primally Pure products are their face serums and deodorant. They even make mini deodorants to throw in your gym bag. If you head over to my instagram, I’m doing a deodorant giveaway which ends Friday, November 17th at 9am EST.
Now on to my interview with Bethany. Grab a booch and read on!
Q: Hi Bethany! Thank you SO much for chatting with me. Let’s start at the begining. How did you come up with the name of your brand?
Bethany: I started selling my skincare products on my family farm’s website, www.primalpastures.com, so I wanted something similar to the farm name that also meant pure + natural. But my sister in-law actually came up with the name “Primally Pure” so I can’t take all of the credit! 😉
Q: This may seem like an obvious question but why did you want to create an ORGANIC skin line? Why not create a conventional drug store brand?
Bethany: I struggled with acne big time from junior high all the way through my college years (and am still prone to the occasional breakout from too much sugar, stress, lack of sleep, etc. – I’m not one of those people who can get away with those things unfortunately). I was always looking for a quick solution to my skin issues. Whether it was trying the latest product from a TV commercial promising clear skin or taking prescription pills prescribed by a dermatologist, I had tried it all! Some of it worked for a little while and some of it didn’t work at all, but nothing provided me with the lasting results I was so desperately seeking. I finally began to see real and noticeable changes in my complexion once I adopted a more natural approach to food and skincare. And I haven’t looked back since! Organic skincare products are not only better for your whole self, but I know from my own experience and that of many others that they’re also more effective than conventional products in treating a wide range of problematic skin conditions.
Q: I TOTALLY get it. What makes PRIMALLY PURE different from the other brands out there?
Bethany: There are SO many “organic” beauty brands out there, but so few that are truly pure, natural, and non-toxic. It’s easy for brands to hide behind marketing slogans like “made with organic shea butter,” because even though that may be true, organic shea butter (or whatever ingredient is being promoted) is often times at the very bottom of a long list of not-so-natural ingredients. This isn’t the case with Primally Pure. Our products are made with only natural ingredients. We don’t use harmful preservatives, hormone-disrupting fragrances, or anything that has the potential to compromise the health of the person using it. Instead, we formulate our products with nature’s most precious + healing elements. And you won’t find them buried under a long list of cheap fillers and stabilizers.
Q. I am OBSESSED with your dry shampoo! It is so hard to find a nontoxic yet effective dry shampoo. What would you say is the customer favorite amongst all your amazing products?
Bethany: I LOVE our dry shampoo as well! Our deodorant is our best seller by far, but our dry shampoo is up there as well! It’s relatively new to our line compared with some of our other products and it’s quickly becoming a customer favorite.
Q: Since your the beauty expert (because all of your products are ESSENTIAL for a nontoxic beauty routine), do you have a beauty tip (that includes one of your products) for my readers?
Bethany: One tip that most people may not think of would be to apply our beauty cream to damp skin for better absorption. Since our Beauty Cream (and many of our other products) are made with real ingredients and are therefore more concentrated, they have a different feel than traditional water-based moisturizers. If you’re looking for more of a “normal” face cream feeling, you can apply our Beauty Cream, Body Butter, or Body Oil to damp skin. It’ll absorb better and last longer as well, since you won’t need to use as much! Just be sure to not get any water in the jar, as our products do not contain preservatives and water exposure can lead to bacteria growth.
6. Where do you see Primally Pure in the future?
Bethany: In the next year, I’d like to see our company move into our dream workspace, open a concept spa/retail space in Southern California, launch a home line, and become more of a household name!
Thanks for checking out my interview with Primally Pure! Don’t forget to head HERE to enter the giveaway! To learn more about Primally Pure check out there website & instagram.