Entries Tagged as 'deodorant'

November 10, 2015

beauty scoop | schmidt’s natural stick deodorant

When it comes to natural deodorants, I have a large list of favorites that work perfectly fine for smelly, sweaty people like me.

But when it comes to natural deodorants in stick form, my recommendations are a little more slim. Many natural stick deodorants suffer epic fails because of formulations that just don’t work in this type of packaging: Think crumbling messes, difficult application and the like.

Leave it to Schmidt’s to figure out the best way to package an effective natural deodorant in this convenient way — perhaps this will get more people to make the switch.

schmidt's natural stick deodorant

{Schmidt’s sent me a sample of its stick deodorant to review. It costs $8.99 for a 2.65-ounce stick.}

Available in five different scents (I like Bergamot + Lime), Schmidt’s Natural Stick Deodorant provides the ultimate protection against odor thanks to its fantastic formula made with arrowroot powder, coconut oil, candelilla wax, shea butter, baking soda and more.

In stick form, this formula glides on relatively easily — except, as with any natural deodorants in cooler weather, may take a bit of warming against the skin to get a more even glide to help soften the oils, waxes and butters that tend to harden.

Here’s the full ingredients list for the Bergamot + Lime:

Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), Citrus bergamia (bergamot) essential oil, Citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Extract

When using Schmidt’s stick deodorant, I still like to even out the application with my fingers and wipe off any excess that forms around the lip of the applicator.

So, that makes this not totally finger-free for me, but we’re coming a far way from the daily deodorant massage. But, I prefer Schmidt’s stick to the jar formula, which is very hard and takes some handling to get it to spread.

Once it’s applied, the feeling is slightly sticky, but not uncomfortable. It takes about 10 minutes to truly set, so I apply my deodorant before I begin doing my hair and makeup; I get dressed last. I haven’t noticed any major sensitivity with this deodorant — just do not overapply!

Overall, this deodorant is an absolute repurchase for me. I love that I have a reliable, natural stick deodorant to recommend to friends who are slowly cleaning up their personal care routine. Deodorant is always the most difficult transition, but having something as familiar as stick packaging makes it all the better!

Have you tried Schmidt’s Natural Stick Deodorant? When did you transition to natural deodorant? What are your favorites? Tell me in the comments section.

October 19, 2015

beauty scoop | botanical babe natural deodorant cream

From time to time, I find myself going down the Etsy rabbit hole.

Funny graphic tees.
Neat home decor.
Stellar handmade beauty products.

One new Etsy shop that’s gotten my attention is Botanical Babe, a sweet shop based in Michigan that focuses on small batch skincare, including this fantastic natural deodorant cream that I scraped clean.

botanical babe natural deodorant cream

{Botanical Babe sent me a sample of its natural deodorant cream to review. It costs $12 for a 2-ounce glass jar.}

Made with some of the usual suspects — baking soda and arrowroot powder — Botanical Babe’s Natural Deodorant Dream also takes advantage of soothing organic mango butter and coconut oil to keep your underarms soft and irritation-free.

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Organic mango butter, organic coconut oil, sodium bicarbonate, arrowroot powder, organic lemon essential oil, organic juniper berry essential oil, organic sweet orange essential oil

I did have to email the founder to confirm the ingredients list, as they are not listed on the product page.

To all the makers out there big and small, please, please, please make this a priority! You are likely losing out on sales from people who just don’t have time to email you and ask for an ingredients list.

End rant.

botanical babe natural deodorant cream

This natural deodorant cream does an excellent job of absorbing and neutralizing odors — I used this all spring and summer long and experienced zero stink.

Instead, I was left with a light, clean citrus scent (thanks to lemon, juniper and sweet orange oils). How refreshing!

Botanical Babe Natural Deodorant Cream has a medium-thick consistency that’s easy to spread and melt into the skin. It’s not whipped, but it’s not rock hard. If you are familiar with LOVEFRESH, imagine a similar consistency but just a bit denser.

I think that Botanical Babe is definitely on to something with its natural deodorant creams. While there’s plenty of options on the market (see “the ultimate guide to natural deodorants“), natural deodorant is one of those things that we can’t have enough of — everybody responds in different ways!

This is a natural deodorant that I’d easily repurchase ($12) and recommend. I hope to see more scent options available soon!

What Etsy brands have you tried? What are some of your favorite natural deodorants? Tell me in the comments section!

August 10, 2015

beauty scoop | honestly phresh deodorant cream

Another natural deodorant cream has passed my stink test.

And what’s interesting about this particular deodorant cream from Honestly pHresh is that its (more convenient) stick alternative failed with flying colors.

Just goes to show that you’ve got to test, test, test before writing off an entire brand. Formulations are funny. And for me, baking soda is a must to ward off stink.

honestly phresh natural deodorant

{Honestly Phresh sent me its Deodorant Cream to sample it review. It costs $12.99 for a 4-ounce jar.}

Available in five scents plus an unscented version, Honestly pHresh’s Deodorant Cream is made with moisturizing shea butter, coconut oil, cacao butter, rosehip seed oil and vitamin E to provide a soft, creamy paste that massages evenly into your underarms.

Because the base contains coconut oil, you can expect Honestly pHresh’s Deodorant Cream to harden up in cooler temperatures (think air conditioning or winter); you’re going to have to heat it with your hands to soften it back up, or even nuke it for 5 seconds to soften.

honestly phresh natural deodorant

I tried Honestly pHresh’s Deodorant Cream in both Lavender & Ylang Ylang and Sage & Chamomile and loved the soft scents and creamy consistency.

The deodorant creams held up during a regular day at the office (you laugh, but you wouldn’t believe how many natural deodorants I’ve tested that leave me stinking by 5:00 after a long day of being inside an air-conditioned office…).

The true test, though, was the workout test. While I typically put my natural deodorants through the Birkam and/or Ashtanga yoga tests, Honestly pHresh’s Deodorant Cream also got to endure an outdoor cycling in humidity test.

When you can pass all three and the dreaded office test, you know you have a winner!

Here’s what’s inside Honestly pHresh Deodorant Creams:

Lavender & Ylang Ylang Deodorant Cream

Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, Sodium bicarbonate (natuaral soda), Maranta Arundinacea (arrowroot) powder*,Theobroma cacao (cacao seed butter)*, Rosehip seed oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Ananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) oil, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) flower extract*, Humulus lupulus (hop) extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E).. *Certified Organic

Sage & Chamomile Deodorant Cream

Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, Sodium bicarbonate (backing soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder*, Theobroma cacao (cacao seed butter)*, Rosehip seed oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower oil, Salvia Sclarea (sage) seed oil, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) flower extract*, Humulus lupulus (hop) extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E). *Certified Organic

At $12.99 a pop, Honestly pHresh’s Deodorant Creams’ pricing is on par with many of my other approved natural deodorants. I like the scent options available, and appreciate the pretty, yet minimal, design and packaging. Definitely a repurchase and recommendation!

Have you had deodorants from the same line work differently for you? Do you need to have baking soda in your natural deodorant to control stink? Tell me what you know in the comments section!

June 17, 2015

beauty scoop | colorado pitstik healthy deodorant

“Your pits are the best little baby hand-warmers around!”

Even the newest of newborns know better than to stick their hands in my stinky pits, but I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I read this on the “About” page of indie natural deodorant company Colorado PitStik’s website.

Like many smaller green self-care brands, Colorado PitStik’s founders were inspired to share their handcrafted natural deodorant creations after starting a family and discovering all of the unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients packed into conventional deodorant.

colorado pitstik

{Colorado PitStik sent me samples of its PitStik Tins to review. Three-ounce tins cost $12.95.}

Colorado PitStik is a charming, creamy, stink-blasting deodorant available in both sticks and tins.

I tried the 3-ounce tins in the original formula, made with just six healthy ingredients, and loved the creamy texture and light tea tree aroma that made blending in my own essential oils for a little extra scent fun (lavender mixes well with melaleuca oil, aka tea tree oil!).

Colorado PitStik had the pleasure of joining me for both Bikram and Ashtanga yoga sessions (brutal, I know) and passed with flying colors. No stank, no irritation.

But babies definitely should stay away from me and my pits post-yoga. It ain’t pretty, folks.

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Organic coconut oil, avocado oil, arrowroot starch, baking soda, beeswax & melaleuca (tea tree) oil

Moisturizing coconut and avocado oils blend well with thickening beeswax for a base so luscious and creamy you’re tempted to massage in more than necessary. But don’t! A little (think dime-sized) goes a long way.

Arrowroot, baking soda and tea tree shield you from stink without irritating sensitive underarm skin (I experienced zero redness or bumps with this natural deodorant).

There’s nothing else to it, and you’re paying $12.95 for organic and local ingredients; handcrafted quality; and a no-fuss, recycled steel tin that lasts about two months with regular use. I definitely recommend Colorado PitStik for anyone looking for a wonderfully effective natural deodorant and who wants to shop small.

With that said, keep in mind that Colorado PitStik is a very small company, and its website reflects that. I’m looking forward to seeing updates to the site’s shopability as the brand grows. It’s a bit tough on the eyes and hard to navigate right now, but we all have to start somewhere!

You can find more fantastic natural deodorant recommendations in my ultimate guide to natural deodorants.

What other indie beauty brands are you into right now? What natural deodorants work for you? What do you look for when shopping online? Tell me in the comments section!

April 17, 2015

beauty scoop | stinkbug naturals extra strength cream deodorant

“Hi, my name is Kim, and I stink.”

That’s what I said when I tested out Stinkbug Naturals’ All Natural Deodorant (as documented in my “Ultimate Guide to Natural Deodorants,” which includes more than 30 natural deodorant reviews — whoa!).

But that mini-review had a caveat: If the formulation were a bit stronger, it could be a real winner for my stinky self. Gliding the original formula onto my pits instantly killed stink, but it just didn’t last long for me.

Enter the big guns, aka Stinkbug Naturals Extra Strength Cream Deodorant (in Floral Lime or Tangerine Spice), and the story changes to this:

“Hi, my name is Kim, and my body odor is under control today!”

stinkbug naturals extra strength cream deodorant

{Stinkbug Naturals sent me samples of its Extra Strength Cream Deodorants for review. Each 2-ounce tin costs $7.99.}

If you’re short on time, then the verdict is clear: Yes, Stinkbug Naturals Extra Strength Cream Deodorant works for extra-stinky girls like me. It’s a repurchase, and I especially like the Floral Lime scent.

If you’ve got a minute, here’s my detailed review (because don’t we all love talking about our body odor and how we control it?!).

Made with just six ingredients, Stinkbug Naturals Extra Strength Cream Deodorant in Floral Lime (my favorite scent of the two natural deodorants available in extra strength) kept me stink-free from morning prep to end of day, including long days at the office.

As is custom for my natural deodorant reviews, I put Stinkbug Naturals Extra Strength Cream Deodorant through the Ashtanga yoga test.

I would gently re-apply a smidge (like half a dime-size) to each pit before class, and the natural deodorant performed perfectly well with every downward-facing dog and vinyasa.

To push the envelope a bit — since this is an “extra strength” natural deodorant — I even opted to skip the re-application process before class.

This means roughly 9 hours from morning prep to end of the work day and then straight to a sweaty 90-minute class without extra protection.

And guess what? No reapplication was necessary! It performed well, from 6-7:30 p.m., after going onto my pits at around 8 a.m.

How’s that for a natural deodorant that works under pressure?

Here’s the full ingredients list for the Floral Lime scent:

Organic Shea Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Corn Starch, Organic Coconut Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil

Here’s the full ingredients list for the Tangerine Spice scent:

Organic Shea Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Corn Starch, Organic Coconut Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil, Clove Essential Oil

*It’s also notable that Stinkbug Naturals has been certified by the Non-GMO Project!

To be honest, I was skeptical of how well Stinkbug Naturals Extra Strength Cream Deodorant would work for me.

I had fears of the “extra strength” version being too powerful to the point of irritation — a common outcome for many of us who can be sensitive to baking soda, yet need that all-powerful ingredient for killing the stank.

I’ve experienced some extremely painful and unsightly rashes in the past, so even my typically non-sensitive skin is susceptible when it comes to baking soda. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised!

It’s quite an art to get the right balance of baking soda, butters, clays, oils, powders and other stink-killing ingredients together. But when the blend is right, it works so well and turns skeptics into believers!

Compared to some of my other favorite natural deodorants that are shea butter-based (again, please refer to the ultimate guide), Stinkbug Naturals Extra Strength Cream Deodorant has a bit of a grittier texture.

Though it’s a cream-style deodorant, you will notice that as you massage it into your underarms, you can kind of feel little texturized bits before they completely disentigrate.

I don’t have an issue with this at all, but if it comes down to texture for you, this may be a deciding factor, as this isn’t a whipped deodorant, nor is it super smooth and creamy.

It’s somewhere in-between, but the major selling point for me is that the floral lime scent is absolutely amazing.

I’ve never thought much about combining two of my favorite things — flowers (especially ylang ylang!) and sour citrus (I looooove lime, especially with tequila), but wow is it a fantastic, refreshing scent for your pits. Happy pits, happy pits!

So, this worked in my previous review of the regular deodorants, so let’s see if this request gets the wheels turning:

Stinkbug, can you make your extra strength versions available in regular applicators? Or, can you bring more fantastic scents to the cream versions? You are on to something good here!

What are your favorite natural deodorant scents? Have you tried Stinkbug Naturals? What’s the biggest hurdle in your quest for natural deodorants? Tell me in the comments section!

December 11, 2014

natural beauty buff | rachel najera, rachel’s plan bee

“It all started with a little boy and a determined mom…”


Stories that start out like this are common in the green beauty world, but there’s absolutely nothing common about what Rachel’s Plan Bee founder Rachel Najera has achieved with her natural skincare line.

Currently comprised of seven botanically based products, Rachel’s Plan Bee has carved itself a nice little niche in this growing green beauty product industry.

This affordable, un-intimidating line (unless you’re scared of bees!) welcomes those who want neatly packaged naturals that aren’t ingredient-heavy and offer comforting, familiar scents.

rachels plan bee natural beauty buff kimberlyloc

On the broad spectrum of green beauty brands, Rachel’s Plan Bee offers a warm, unpretentious style for those who are feeling out what the natural beauty industry has to offer.

Who wouldn’t want this beautiful, welcoming face — and flowery, happy brand! — to be one of the first that those new to natural beauty see?

(Her line also offers an escape to simplicity and beauty that green beauty veterans sometimes need. Just make me a pretty, effective vanilla body oil that won’t leave me broke for months!)

You’ll definitely be seeing more of Rachel’s Plan Bee around in 2015.

Not only because Rachel is doing amazing things with her small yet mighty line, but because we need to see more from green beauty entrepreneurs like her in the new year.

Passionate. Humble. Always grateful.

This is what the green beauty industry (and overall beauty industry!) needs more of. And when we need something this bad, the Universe makes it happen.

Are you ready to see more of this, too?

rachels plan bee natural beauty buff kimberlyloc

As usual, I’ve starred the products I also use and love! NOTE: I’m a huge fan of Rachel’s Body Oil and Body Polish, which she hasn’t mentioned below but I felt compelled to remind you about! (Read my body oil review and body polish review.)

*Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush in “Antique Rose”

I am in love with this mineral blush because it absolutely has no shimmer looks so natural on my skin. I don’t wear much makeup, and this blush gives me just the right amount of color on my cheeks.

*RMS Beauty Lip Shine in “Moment”

Most lip color products on the market completely dry my lips out. I love this color and the way it moisturizes my lips. At first I thought the color would be way off for my skin tone. This one is perfect for a nude lip.

*Rachel’s Plan Bee Facial Oil  (Don’t forget to read my review!)

This is my favorite product from our line. I cannot be without it. There are times when I am tempted to just go to bed without my nightly dose of this facial oil, but the “skin care police” quickly remind me to NEVER neglect this nightly ritual after a cleansing my face. Our oil has become the only moisturizer I use both morning and night.

rachels plan bee natural beauty buff kimberlyloc

Tehacha-Bee Farm Natural Probiotic Deodorant Baking Soda Free

Baking soda is not my friend and I have searched forever to find a non-irritating natural deodorant. This one is great! It does go on white initially, but if you massage it in with fingers after application, it is non-staining and works all day long with zero irritation. If you are a DIY person, Tehacha-Bee Farm has a sister company called Handcrafted Honey Bee where you can order a kit to make several tubes of this wonderful product. It’s called “Your Main Pit Stop” – so hilarious!

*Rachel’s Plan Bee – Bee Cream

This is one of our first products I created in our line. This is my go to beeswax cream to quickly moisturize my cuticles, hands and just shaved legs. It’s only takes a tiny amount to get great results.

*Fleegal Farms Peppermint Chocolate Soap

Even though I have been making soap for my family for years, I have a secret addiction of buying too much handmade soap from other makers. This one is my absolute favorite. Elly of Fleegal Farms has a gift of creating super moisturizing bars with intoxicating scents.

rachels plan bee natural beauty buff kimberlyloc

Soap Nuts 

Several years ago when we were eliminating all synthetic cleaning supplies from our home, I discovered eco-friendly economical soap nuts. I love using soap nuts to wash our laundry! Artificial fragrances in commercial detergent make me sneeze. I wish I could bottle up the clean fresh scent that it leaves on clothes. I have slowly converted several “non-believers” to the many benefits of soap nuts!

October 30, 2014

natural beauty buff | munemi imai, mun beauty

It’s no secret that fashion and beauty insiders flock to the experts when it comes to skincare and makeup secrets — and for a big beauty industry, it’s the seasoned makeup artists who are regarded as the top resources to reveal the beauty secrets of the stars.

But Munemi Imai, founder of cult hit Mun Beauty, offers so much more than her years of experience as an international makeup artist.

She offers deep insight as a green beauty product formulator herself, combining the best ingredients into a simple yet chic beauty oil that’s earned a place on my top shelf.

And she also offers proof in the pudding: LOOK at her skin. I’ll do whatever she tells me to do.

natural beauty buff munemi imai mun beauty

Munemi’s story is one that’s similar for a lot of us.

During a brief illness at one point in her career, she discovered the beauty of natural ingredients in everything that’s important to our well-being: The food we eat and the personal care products we use daily.

Inspired to take control of her health and own a deeper beauty, Munemi created Mun Beauty to harness the beauty of prickly pear seed oil, argan oil and rose oil to launch her line and is taking her time to expand the line — her companion toner launches this month, and I couldn’t be more excited to get my hands on it.

Besides Munemi’s new toner, I’m excited to try a few of the other beauty items she mentions below as staples in her beauty care routine.

A lot of them are familiar to me, but there are some gems below that are worth looking into — because again, of all the beauty aficionados out there, the ones that rise above the rest are those like Munemi who bring years of experience and depth to table.

natural beauty buff munemi imai mun beauty

As usual, I’ve starred the items I also use and love!

Healthway African Healing Clay TLC Tub

This organic South African green clay does a wonderful job on detoxing skin. You can mix with water and keep them moist as instructed, or I like to mix with honey instead.

*Manuka Honey

I like it both eating and putting on my face as a mask. I’d often mix with clay and a few essential oils for extra nourishing.

MUN No.11 Anarose Rejuvenating Rose Toner (available mid-November)

This is our brand new product. It’s the perfect synergy with No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum. It has a rosewater base with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients such as prickly pear stem extract, goji berry extract and hyaluronic acid. Rose, jasmine and daisy flower extracts work together for skin softness and radiance. I can’t wait for the launch date!

*MUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum

I just believe in this. I have fewer fine lines than four years ago, and it keeps my skin looking youthful. It’s so pure and so clean, but it’s powerful. It’s great for both morning and night. I use it as a makeup primer on models and celebrity clients all the time. Before I launched this, I thought to myself, “Even if the business doesn’t take off, at least I am set for myself.” {Editor’s Note: Read my full review of this serum!}

Illuminare Concealing Mineral Foundation SPF 20

I got introduced to this from Miranda Kerr when we worked together. When I want extra coverage — and in sunnier weather — I like to use this one. It gives a great coverage and is easy to spread, blend and layer.

*rms beauty “Un” Coverup 44

I use this as shading on the temples to under my cheekbones to give a little contour.

*Herbal Magic Roll-On Deodorant Herbal Scent

This is a clean, natural, safe and effective deodorant choice. I like the roll-on applicator, too. {Editor’s Note: See my “ultimate guide to natural deodorants” to get my take on this deodorant and many others!}

October 8, 2014

beauty scoop | primal pit paste natural deodorant

You know you have a bit of an obsession with a scent when you want to smell like it from head to toe — armpits included.

As part of my search for the best of the best natural deodorants on the market, Primal Pit Paste offered to put its collection of de-stinking agents to the test.

When I saw they formulated a scent called “Jacked-up Jasmine,” my ears perked and I got a little sweaty thinking about the fact that I could seriously smell like jasmine even in places where flowers go to die.

(No flowers were harmed in my testing of Primal Pit Paste products.)

primal pit paste natural deodorant

{Primal Pit Paste sent me samples of its natural deodorants in Jacked-up Jasmine, Royal & Rogue and Thyme & Lemongrass. A 2-ounce jar costs $8.95 while a 2-ounce stick costs $10.95.}

Primal Pit Paste sent me two jars of creamy, cruelty-free natural deodorant to test as well as a sample of a similar deodorant formulation packaged in a convenient stick applicator.

(The deodorants in jars are vegan. The ones in stick form contain beeswax for stick compatibility purposes.)

As those of you who are natural deodorant veterans know, it’s a bit difficult to find a truly clean deodorant that’s available in stick form.

While Primal Pit Paste’s stick applicator is by no means perfect — the deodorant cream is still rough to apply and has to be massaged in just a bit to avoid bits of white deodorant on your clothes — it’s a step in the right direction for those of us who aren’t really in to dipping our fingers into pit paste every day.

One trick for applying the stick deodorant almost flawlessly, though, is to give the tip of the deodorant (cap off) a shot of hot air from your hair dryer. This gently melts the shea butter-based formula just a bit and allows it to glide onto your skin a little better (less flaking off).

I still have to massage it in a little to ensure there are no clumps, but consider this your natural stick deodorant tip of the day. You’re welcome.

primal pit paste natural deodorant

I found the jars of Primal Pit Paste more convenient to use — probably because I’m used to this application by now — and because again, my beloved jasmine scent was in jar form.

With the jars of Primal Pit Paste, you know the drill: Mix’er up, scoop a bit onto your fingers and rub it into your pretty little pits.

(Doesn’t it look like some sort of beautiful cake batter?!)

The texture of Primal Pit Paste is velvety and smooth. It’s not whipped and fluffy like Meow Meow Tweet’s, and definitely not hard like Schmidt’s. I’d say it’s most similar in texture to that of Lovefresh.

This is likely thanks having shea butter star as the base ingredient, followed by de-stinkifying arrowroot powder and a mix of antibacterial and moisturizing oils to round out the list.

While all three of my samples contained the regular strength of baking soda for odor-fighting goodness, Primal Pit Paste also offers “light” and “strong” versions for those of you who may need a little less or a little more depending on your body chemistry.

I found that the regular strength was just fine for my smelly self, and that Primal Pit Paste caused zero irritation and left me with zero stinky smells when put to the test for several weeks.

As you may remember from past reviews, my standard test is a typical 9-5 workday, with deodorant going on at about 8 a.m. and needing to last until closing time.

That’s the bare-bones requirement, but truly superior natural deodorants also perform through a vigorous, 85-degree heated Ashtanga yoga practice for 90 minutes.

I typically reapply around 5:30 in prep for my 6 p.m. practice, and Primal Pit Paste performed with me during my practice.

But I also put it to a couple other tests.

One was to wear it throughout my typical 9-5 workday and then go to yoga from 6-7:30 … with no reapplication. A bit of a bold move, as no one wants to be the stinky student in a small studio, but I risked it. For you. You’re welcome.

Primal Pit Paste did not let me down.

But the biggest test I put it through — just for funsies — was a 90-minute Bikram yoga class (I’ve been doing Bikram on Monday nights because I’m a masochist). For those of you unfamiliar with the practice, it’s also a 90-minute yoga class … but in 105-degree heat and 40 percent humidity.

Yeah. Good luck with that one, right?

Primal Pit Paste did not let me down.

That was not a typo.

I did reapply Primal Pit Paste in preparation for the class, but it’s true — it got me through several weeks of sweaty, ohmygoshIthinkImaydie Bikram yoga classes smelling like a blooming jasmine.

That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but the truth is, I did not smell myself and neither did my coworker, Tonya, who also attends the class.

Needless to say, Primal Pit Paste is legit and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to those of you still searching for your one true natural deodorant love. It’s on the repurchase list for sure (because #jasminepits, y’all).

Primal Pit Paste Stick Ingredients:

Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Organic Beeswax, Aluminum Free Baking Soda, and Essential Oils

Available Scents: Lavender, Thyme & Lemongrass, Orange Creamsicle, Unscented, Royal & Rogue, and Jacked-Up Jasmine

Primal Pit Paste Jar Ingredients:

Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Aluminum Free Baking Soda, and Essential Oils

Available Scents: Lavender, Thyme & Lemongrass, Unscented, Royal & Rogue and Jacked-Up Jasmine

Have you heard of or tried anything from Primal Pit Paste? What do you want your armpits to smell like? Tell me in the comments section!


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