Warm summer days spent playing in the sun soon give way to summer evenings spent around campfires, pool decks and outdoor parties. Outsmart the buggy party crashers next time you venture out after dark with our all natural insect repellent from our Don’t Bug Me Collection.

This biodegradable spray is safe to use on your skin, shoes, camping equipment, patio furniture and more! The diverse oils combine to protect adults and children from flies, spiders and other pesky insects. If venturing deep in the woods is your thing, we have created The Hunter with additional ingredients to ward off ticks.

If you have forgotten your bug spray and the pint-sized vampires do strike, our Bug Bite Rollerball delivers speedy relief of itching and redness.

Here’s what one Mom told us after her little one had a run in with some thirsty mosquitoes:

Bug Bite Before & After

“I had forgotten to apply insect repellent and after an evening of playing out in the backyard, I noticed my 4 year old had quite a few little mosquito bites on her back and legs. They looked like typical mosquito bites and weren’t bothering her at the time, so I thought nothing of it.

The next morning, I noticed her bites were much larger and she’s finding them itchy. I grabbed the Kids Afterbite I had on hand and applied it to all of her bites. My Mother was instructed to reapply around lunch time if the bites were still itchy. When she was picked up later that evening, the bites were much worse! It looked as though the Kids Afterbite had burned them.  I asked my Mom what happened and if my daughter had been scratching at the bites. The Kids Afterbite had just been reapplied in the 2 hours previous.

I circled each bite with a pen to monitor the swelling. The Kids Afterbite was discontinued and the Ocean Bottom Bug Bite Rollerball was applied that night. The next morning the swelling and redness had gone down by AT LEAST 50%. Two days later, the bites looked like a light bruise. I couldn’t believe it! Her mosquito bites typically bruise and stay rough to the touch for at least a week before finally going away. This rollerball is like GOLD at our house.”

Whatever your outdoor activity, our Don’t Bug Me Collection has you covered. Bug Spray is available in 100ml spray bottles for Adults (age 10 and over), Children (age 6 months and over) and the extra potent Hunter version.  Bug Bite Rollerballs are 10ml and available in both Adult and Children’s versions.

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With warm breezes and bright sunshine, the dog days of summer have arrived. Our Small Batch Summer Collection captures everything you love about this time of year – the feeling of sun kissed skin, the wind blowing through your hair and smiles on the faces of friends and family as you relax and enjoy time away from your day-to-day.

The three scents of the 2018 collection each have unique properties to care for summer skin:

Sage & Seaweed

This unique blend of essential oils makes you feel as though you are strolling the white sand beaches of the Bahamas with a gentle tropical breeze kissing your face. Sage & Seaweed will leave your skin feeling hydrated and healthy, helping to extend that glow all summer long. Aloe Vera juice hydrates while cucumber extract soothes and relieves puffy skin. What truly makes this bar of soap so unique is the blue spirulina powder swirled through. Phycocyanin seaweed helps reduce dark circle, fights inflammation, helps to prevent acne, helps the skin to retain moisture and encourages cell turnover, making it great for anti-aging.

Strawberry & Poppyseed

If you have overindulged in sun and fun, this soap can revitalize dull & tired complexions. This dark red bar gets its colour from Australian Red Reef Clay. Its high iron content will leave you with soft and healthy glowing skin. Organic Beet Root powder is another ingredient enhancing the rich colour of this soap. These skin-enhancing nutrients can benefit those who are prone to acne and oily skin. Strawberry and watermelon extracts help to soothe and protect the skin from environmental toxins, while reducing the appearance of pores.

Lavender & Lemongrass

This blend of essential oils will have your stress drifting away with the setting sun. Lavender and Lemongrass essential oils will leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized. The French pink clay swirl throughout the bar will help to slough off dead skin cells and create an overall refreshed appearance. This bar is ideal for oily or acne-prone skin.

Whatever summer adventures you have planned, be sure to pick up this year’s Small Batch Summer Collection. Their scents will keep the summer memories alive long after the leaves start to fall.

Purchase your Summer Collection here!

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At Ocean Bottom, we’re highly attuned to what our customers are putting on their skin. As we’ve said, your skin is the largest organ of your body. It absorbs 80% of whatever you put on it in 20 seconds or less! Putting chemicals (like those in deodorants and antiperspirants) on your skin may actually be worse than eating them as they enter the bloodstream without any filtering.

Deodorant and antiperspirants are loaded with nasty hormone-disrupting chemicals and carcinogens like aluminium, which is used in antiperspirants to block your sweat ducks. If you use a store bought, non-natural brand, check the ingredients list on the label for the word “triclosan”. Triclosan is a registered pesticide. Yuck!

Most people’s concern about switching to natural deodorant is that it won’t work, leaving you stranded with nothing to protect the general public – or your significant other – from catching an unpleasant whiff. So, we had our new shop gal, Suzy, make the switch and report back to us. But don’t worry, we didn’t set her loose without guidance.

Suzy chose the Lemongrass & Pink Grapefruit Natural Deodorant. We also sent her home with two of our bars of soap:

Change isn’t easy, especially for your body.

We also equipped Suzy the following advice:

  • Prepare to be extra sweaty. If you’ve been using an antiperspirant all this time, your body is going to try to resume its natural function, which is to sweat, and it’s going to do so even more now as it pushes the nasty chemicals out of your body. Try to stick to fabrics with natural fibres, like cotton or silk, during this time.
  • As your body tries to rebalance itself, your natural body scent will go through changes. Don’t be alarmed, just notice it. It’s a good thing.
  • Less is more. You don’t need to apply natural deodorant as heavily as you’re used to doing. One or two swipes and you’re good to go.

The results?

We’ll let Suzy speak for herself…

I loved using the Exfoiliating Lemon Mint soap to help detoxify my armpits. It’s not an area of my body I had ever thought to exfoliate before. The natural deodorant application process felt different than typical store bought stuff. Similar to Ocean Bottom’s Lotion Bars, the product softens as it comes into contact with your warm skin, so you need to be a little patient. Once on, the smell of the Lemongrass & Pink Grapefruit was lovely and fresh, just a hint girly, which I like.

I won’t lie, there were times as I was going through my “deodorant transition” that I caught myself not smelling the greatest. But, as my body got used to its new normal, I now confidently carry the Lemongrass & Pink Grapefruit scent with me all day long. It even holds up through a workout.

I would highly recommend making the switch. I feel so much better knowing that I’m not willingly putting all of those nasty chemicals into my body. I’m looking forward to trying Rosemary Mint Natural Deodorant next.

 

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