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Pit Putty Review

Found! Another Natural Deodorant That Works

I'm always on the lookout for a good natural deodorant — not antiperspirant. (Antiperspirants keep you from sweating, while deodorants just keep you fresh.) Unfortunately, most I've tried are powerless against my armpits' ability to bring in da funk. After running out of Lavanila's version, I tried this Nature's Gate deo. It was the pits, har har.

On a whim, I ordered Pit Putty ($8.95) from Bubble and Bee. It's completely organic, cruelty-free, and vegan. And what do you know, it works. It has a lemon and clove scent that is really lovely, and it's kept my underarms nice and dry. Application is unusual in the sense that you must rub it into your skin, but that little step is worth it. Maybe I'm turning into a giant hippie, but if you can smell good organically, why wouldn't you want to? If you're considering switching to natural deodorant, Bubble and Bee's primer will help you make the transition. And if you do it, let me know how things go.

Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Where do you get Lavanilla? And I just realized I thought this was called Pit Bully instead of Pit Putty, haha - I'm so blonde sometimes.
Sublime-Queen Sublime-Queen 7 years
Thanks Bella, I made a mental note to try the Lavanilla. The Tom's does go on slimy (think men's deodorant without the burn), but it goes away in a minute or two. It's the only thing that was available at the store when I was making my purchase, so that's what I ran with.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
@BellaSugar Neither will I but the "fragrant" ones (garlic, cumin, tumeric, etc) makes me think twice. Maybe I should take some chlorophyll to neutralize it. *shrugs*
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Mgiorgi420, if Tom's works for you, have at it. I have tried it and I felt slimy and stinky, unfortunately. I bet if you try Pit Putty or Lavanila, you'll have less funk. Lush also makes one called Aromacreme, but it irritated my skin. So sensitive, our underarms! Spicy food will definitely get you sweating. I'll never stop eating it.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I too have tried Tom's of Maine, the Thai crystal deodorant, and countless of other deodorants and they all failed me. I think it is because I eat a lot of food that contains spices that just seeps out from my pores. I have tried this one deodorant from a seller on Etsy and so far it is doing alright. But I will definately try this one when my Etsy one is finished.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I'll have to look for Pit Bull or Tom's. The one I just tried was Crystal (roller ball) and it just did not work out for me. I think I will try going sans deodorant/shaving over the weekend to see if the irritation clears up.
Sublime-Queen Sublime-Queen 7 years
Yay for the trend of natural products! I've been using Tom of Maine's in the apricot scent for a minute now, and it took a little getting used to. I wanted a deodorant without the antiperspirant because my sister, the Berkeley graduate, has stressed to me the concerns of aluminum products. I find that I do have to layer the Tom's on a bit heavier than my old deodorant, and I do tend to get funky quicker than the traditional deodorant, but it's a lot easier to come off my skin in the shower, and there's no white residue to be found on my clothing. A big plus for me is the apricot scent, which isn't over powering or artificial smelling. Overall, I'm happy with the results, and it does give me a little piece of mind.
ahles ahles 7 years
I dig the Crystal stick deodorant that you wet before you use. ONLY hippie deodorant that's ever even thought about working, works on husband, and on teenage kidlet too.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Yogaforlife, there are a lot of lousy natural deodorants out there. I've been looking for years and have found only three that I like. That's a lot of trial and error. As far as allergies go, your doc can probably check that out. Have you tried going without deodorant for a couple of days? Might not be the most lovely smell, but it would probably let you see if your skin gets better. Make sure you use fresh razors, too — that will lead to less irritation. Personally, I find that natural deodorant doesn't irritate my skin as much as antiperspirant does, but ymmv.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
How do you know if you're allergic? I noticed that my armpits are becoming sensitive, the skin is red and irritated anymore, and feels like sand paper. I have barely any arm pit hair (so very little shaving is necessary), and am pretty sure it's not razor burn. Now I'm wondering if it's an allergy to deodorant.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I just tried a natural one I got at my local supermarket and it doesn't work well. It is a liquid roll on and I have to let it dry for like 5 minutes before I can put on a shirt because it makes the armpits of my shirts wet if I don't. On top of that, it smells very salty and does nothing to deodorize my pits. I'll have to try one of these others to see if they work better.
misslilad misslilad 7 years
thanks. i 've found that trader joe's natural deodorant with cotton fibers works well too
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