This week, we’re talking to Chantel Powell of Play Pits who is creating a lane for non-toxic products catered towards kids, with her sensitive yet effective, all-natural deodorant line. If you have children or know a mom in need of odor support– make sure to learn more about Chantel’s mission and brand, below!
BLK + GRN: Introduce yourself & why you do what you do.
CHANTEL: I am Chantel Powell: a wife, mother and smallbusiness owner. I had the misfortune of getting a whiff of my six-year-old son after basketball camp and football practice (he smelled like a grown man!). It was clear to me that the solution was a natural deodorant concoction since I didn’t see any safe, natural deodorants for kids so alas, Play Pits was created.
BLK + GRN: Describe the inception of your brand. When did your vision start to manifest?
CHANTEL: The beginning stages of experimenting with Play Pits deodorant July 2017 and by March 2018, formulas were finalized and launched! Creating a product that is effective and safe provides an irreplaceable peace of mind.
BLK + GRN: How is your brand green? Why was this important to you?
CHANTEL: All of Play Pits’ products are 100% natural. My family members have skin issues – and I know we’re not alone – so having chemical free products is important.
BLK + GRN: Why do you think it is important to buy Black?
CHANTEL: As a Black woman, it’s important to spend money where I know my dollar is valued. I’m supporting businesses that understand appreciate Black culture. I have confidence that the products + services I purchase were made with me in mind.
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