"Pit Paste." It's catchy right? ;-)
I love this stuff! And I want you to love it too. Muchas gracias to my friend Rachel for recommending it. This was my second natural deodorant to try over the past year or so. The first type I bought left me a bit irritated (redness, bumps) sticky, and I noticed some staining on a couple of shirts. No bueno. I went back to my Dove. And no sweating.
But is no sweat really a good thing? Antiperspirant/Deodorant combos are designed to keep us from sweating/smelling. A common ingredient used to do this is aluminum chloride or aluminum chlorohydrate - metallic salts. (While there have been some studies linking aluminum to breast cancer and Alzheimer's, I'm not going to cover that here.) They work to block the sweat ducts through a process that ultimately ends in sweat being produced but unable to reach the surface. Cool right? #seewhatididthere
Sweating is a perfectly normal process though, not necessarily one we want to prevent. We sweat when it's warm outside, during exercise, or when faced with a stressful situation. It's the body's natural response to keep us cool. It's not the sweat itself that smells - body odor is produced when sweat is broken down by regular skin bacteria. And while it's true that some people struggle with excessive sweating, for the average person managing B.O. is probably more important than banishing sweat forever.
Primal Pit Paste does an excellent job of just this! Their tag line boasts: KILLING THE ODOR WITHOUT KILLING YOUR BODY! and is free of aluminum and parabens. The makers wanted a product that was natural and that worked. You can read more here.
They offer a variety of deodorant strengths and scents (even for kids!) at a very affordable price point. I opted for the unscented "light" version due to my first experience. If you prefer scented, know that PPP uses pure and natural essential oils only. You can purchase a jar or stick - or both, and keep one at home and one for the road. The application is not messy but goes on smoothly and absorbs completely with no sticky residue. Also, no staining! And I love knowing I'm no longer applying aluminum and other chemicals to my arm pits everyday. :-)
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Raw Shea Butter, Non-Aluminum Baking Soda, Organic Arrowroot Powder
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I can officially say that this stuff holds up in the Texas heat too. We went to a balloon festival recently (NOT as fun as it sounds like) and it. was. hot. We trekked 3/4 of a mile both ways, just walking from the car and back as well as a good thirty minutes of walking in-between. Once we got home I did the sniff test and tada! No smell. None. Did I sweat? Yes but nothing too crazy. And there was absolutely no stink. #primalpitpasteforthewin
I tested it again today on a 30 minute walk and 20 minutes of weights. #stinkfree!
SO. Who wants to win their very own Primal Pit Paste natural deodorant? I know you do! And here's your chance. Simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below (you must log in) and follow the instructions by leaving a blog comment. Tell me why you'd like to try PPP and which formula you'd choose. You can check them out here. For additional points (not mandatory) tweet the message below using the Rafflecopter entry. You can do this option once per day.
On Saturday the 27th, I'll announce the winner! The giveaway is for 1 jar of Primal Pit Paste.
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