Primal Pit Paste "kills body odor without killing your body." What's so bad about non-natural deodorants, you say? When applying deodorant or antiperspirant, you're applying it directly to your underarm area, which connects directly to the lymph system. Sweating occurs because the body is trying to cool itself down, but it's also working to rid itself of waste. Many antiperspirants contain aluminum, which works to temporarily plug the sweat glands (more information here). Why is this bad? Well, would you want to plug up a garbage disposal? Probably not. There have been a lot of conflicting reports on whether or not the aluminum is really that harmful, but I'd rather err on the side of caution!
Primal Pit Paste is free from aluminum and parabens. It's also cruelty-free, and they were recently Leaping Bunny certified (this means they've passed the strictest tests for cruelty-free certification)! Instead of harmful ingredients, it contains organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, non-aluminum baking soda, and organic arrowroot powder. Coconut oil and shea butter moisturize, while baking soda fights odor and the arrowroot powder helps soak up sweat. Primal Pit Paste comes in two varieties: an actual paste in a jar, and a more portable stick. It's available in a variety of scents, including Thyme & Lemongrass, Lavender, Jacked Up Jasmine, Pachouli, Spice, Royal & Rogue, Unscented, and Orange Creamsicle (for kids).
I received a Primal Pit Paste Stick in the Lavender scent and I instantly loved it. For those who are just beginning the transition to natural deodorant, this would be a great choice because the application is familiar. The scent is light and pleasing but not overpowering, and believe me--this stuff works! I started using it during the two weeks before a theater performance, which meant long nights of dancing and sweating. It held up! It's not an antiperspirant, so you can expect to sweat, but this stuff kept its promises. I didn't notice any funky odors emanating from my body!
The paste form might take some getting used to for people used to "regular" deodorants, but I don't think the transition would be that difficult. I definitely have enjoyed using it. The scent I received was "Jacked-Up Jasmine," and, like the Lavender stick, it smells great. It came with a small wooden applicator, but you could also just use your fingers (which is what I prefer to do). A little goes a long way and it spreads on very easily. I honestly don't have a preference of the stick or the paste, and I would suggest giving both a try to see which one works best for you.
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Bottom Line: Finding a deodorant that works well for you can be challenging regardless of whether it's natural or not, so don't be discouraged if the natural deodorants you've tried in the past weren't quite what you were looking for. I definitely recommend trying Primal Pit Paste, though -- they've got two great options to choose from with lots of great scents, they're cruelty-free, and they worked for me!
*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Primal Pit Paste. No monetary compensation was received.