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By Neil Amor-Food Matters, NGT

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The Nimbin Organic Food Co Op has been supplying food and supporting local farmers in Nimbin and surrounds for the last 4 years.

In that time we have seen many small businesses start and grow in the local area.

One of those small businesses is Pit Paste Deodorants. Venu, born and bred in the Northern Rivers and after a few bohemian years travelling, finally arrived back in Nimbin town. Venu was concerned about contents of many deodorants on the market so she set about making her own based on her needs for a clean sustainable and socially conscious product.

2 years ago, starting with Google and ending with locally supplied hemp seeds, Venu hit upon an effective recipe incorporating locally sourced and Fair Trade ingredients that are certified organic grade.

Starting off small (she is still a one-woman operation) the business has grown to the point where her product is now sold nationally, proving hard work and perseverance does pay off.

Pit Pastes comes in 2 scents and sizes and is available at the Co Op 7 days a week. 

Being a community, we support each other : )

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