By now, many of us know that conventional deodorants and antiperspirants are loaded with harmful chemicals. But if you’re not, here’s some background: most deodorant/antiperspirants contain ingredients like parabens and aluminum, which are both linked to conditions such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Naturally, the solution would be to switch to healthier alternatives that don’t contain these ingredients.
But if your experience has been anything like mine, you’ll know that finding an effective natural deodorant is much harder than it should be. Most natural deodorant offerings wear off within a few hours, (which is hard to ignore when you put your arms up to fix your ponytail). Sure, we could reapply deodorant every few hours, but really, who wants to do that?
Imagine my surprise, after years of testing natural deodorants, to find one that actually works! Enter Primal Pit Paste, a naturally deodorizing blend of ingredients that come in jar and stick form. The ingredient lists for both deodorants are short and easy to read, including ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, non-aluminum baking soda, and essential oils.
In jar form, all you have to do is take a pea-size dab of Pit Paste and rub into each underarm. In stick form (which looks much like a jumbo glue stick), just hold the stick for a few seconds against the skin to warm up the product, then swipe once or twice. The product absorbs quickly and does not leave any oily or sticky residue. The best part? You stay smelling fresh all day.
But will you stay dry? Not exactly. This is a deodorant only, as are all natural offerings. The only way to make an antiperspirant is with skin-clogging, harmful ingredients. Primal Pit Paste encourages users to embrace sweat, as it’s the body’s natural way of ridding itself of toxins. So the moisture might take some getting used to, but ultimately, it’s doing the healthiest thing for your underarms! Sweaty pits beat developing life-threatening conditions, right?
Options of Primal Pit Paste include regular, light, strong, kid’s, and nine different “flavors” or scents to choose from.
Along with their deodorants, Primal Pit Paste offers Pit Primer to soften and soothe underarms, Pit Pump to neutralize odor-causing bacteria, Body Powder for “down under” and other sweaty, stinky regions, as well as natural lip balm, or Pucker Paste.
Primal Pit Paste products range in price from about $5–13 and are available on primalpitpaste.com. Make sure to follow PPP on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for promotions and discounts!