I purchased this with a gift card I received as a thank you for being an Abe’s Market affiliate. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links. I’ve tried a few natural deodorants, and while I’ve found some I like, I have yet to find one I love. Well, until I tried Primal Pit Paste. Abe’s only had Lavender or Lemongrass Thyme scents, and while I don’t typically love lavender, I really enjoy the natural scent of the lavender PPP.
With other natural deodorants, there seemed to be an adjustment period, but I didn’t find this to be true with Primal Pit Paste. In fact, the first day I tried it, I was surprised that my “pits” felt more dry than they normally do with the heavy duty, aluminum laden anti-perspirants.
Primal Pit Paste contains organic coconut oil, organic raw grade A (fair trade) shea butter, non-aluminum baking soda, organic arrowroot powder and organic or wildcrafted essential oils.
I just used a pea size amount under each arm and rubbed it in. I tended to apply in the morning & at night, but didn’t really feel the need to reapply repeatedly throughout the day. Also, it never stung or irritated my skin, even when I applied it right after shaving. Your mileage may vary but I was surprised. The jar I purchased retails for $8.95.
PPP also has stick versions (they use beeswax to make them work in stick form) and tons of yummy scents. They even have kid-friendly options like lemonade and orange creamsicle, so I will definitely be picking some up for my 9 1/2 year old. They have strong versions if you need it, and also light if you are sensitive to the baking soda. Though it seems to be a men’s scent, I really want to try the Royal & Rogue (and the stick type!)
2015 edit: I still love PPP. I strayed in April to regular anti-perspirant before an event I was holding, thinking I’d need extra oomph. I ended up with an inflamed cyst below my underarm that had to be surgically removed (and it was awful). I will not stray again. A reader alerted me to PPP’s referral program so if you’d like to buy Primal Pit Paste through my link I’d love you forever and you will be so happy!
Have you tried Primal Pit Paste?