Meet Mom and Son

As a wife and working mom of 3 with an unbridled interest in natural products, Chantel Powell found herself frequently whipping up all-natural body care concoctions for her family. She could not have imagined the price her nose would have to pay while shuttling Kam between summer basketball camp and football practice. “You smell like a grown man!” she would tell him. At 6 years-old, her sweet little Kam was now a smelly kid. One day after picking him up, her car smelled more like an NFL locker room than the freshly detailed automobile it was. Chantel refused to settle for!

Chantel “MOM” Powell | Creator & CEO

As a wife and working mom of 3, Chantel Powell, always found herself in the kitchen whipping up all sorts of concoctions for her family. After having her youngest son, Kaiden, she was diagnosed with a rare eczema condition that left her allergic to an ingredient found in almost every skin and hair care product. As a result, she became obsessed with learning about natural ingredients.

One day while shuttling her oldest son, Kameron, between basketball camp and football practice she inhaled something ungodly, “Son, you smell like a grown man!” At 6 years old, her sweet little Kam was now a smelly kid. Her car went from smelling like a freshly detailed automobile to an NFL locker room. She immediately set out to remedy this issue. During her hunt for deodorant, she quickly discovered there was nothing on the market delicate AND “fresh” enough for her son to be excited/confident about putting on every day. Due to the lack of chemical-free and kid-friendly deodorants, coupled with her experience and love for creating products, she went to her kitchen (aka The Lab) to make something specifically for Kam. Once he started wearing it he had an idea, "Mom, you should make this for everybody”! With his natural desire to always help others and the power of word-of-mouth, the Play Pits brand grew FAST. From his teammates and their mothers to family and complete strangers - our quest to save noses across the world began!

Kameron “Kam” Powell | CIO - Chief Inspiration Officer

Kameron Powell, or more affectionately known as “Kam”, is an active kid that can find excitement anywhere. A young athlete, Kam has been playing sports since he was 4 years old. He is captivated by motocross, hot-rods, dirt-bikes, and pretty much anything with an engine. He loves swimming, reading bedtime stories, and teaching and playing with his younger brother. He even enjoyed learning chess so much at his barbershop, that he joined the chess club at church. As the only bi-lingual person in his home, he enjoys teaching his family Spanish.

About Play Pits

Play Pits is a 100% all-natural deodorant, free of aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrances, and other harsh chemicals. Play Pits is a mother's solution to providing a kid-friendly, all-natural hygiene option for youth with active lifestyles. Our brand has found success in transforming a boring product into a fun and exciting experience that kids enjoy and parents greatly appreciate!

Our mission is to educate parents and children about the dangerous ingredients found in popular deodorants and other household products. Play Pits strives to be a beacon of healthier solutions for all demographics and communities at an affordable price point. Play Pits is a trusted hygiene solution for the entire family - toddlers, kids, teens, parents, and of course athletes everywhere!