Geranium Lime Pit Putty Certified Organic Deodorant (no baking soda)

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  • Photo of front of Pit Putty Deodorant Stick. Bright pink label that says gentle on skin tough on odor pit putty organic deodorant geranium & lime no baking soda 2.5 oz usda certified organic
  • photo of back of pit putty organic deodorant stick. Pink and yellow. Refer to instructions for usage. Ingredients organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, organic lime essential oil, organic geranium essential oil. No bad stuff. Organic seal, certified organic by UDAF.


Ingredients: Organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, organic lime essential oil, organic geranium essential oil. That's it! No "BAD" Stuff!

Certification:  USDA Certified Organic.


  • Arrowroot powder helps absorb perspiration
  • Vegan
  • No animal testing.
  • Gluten-free
  • No synthetic chemicals or estrogen mimickers.
  • Palm-free
  • Guaranteed to Work!

Description: When we were formulating we thought: what fragrance would be feminine and fresh but still strong enough to prevent odor? Geranium and lime! The geranium is perfectly heady and floral, while the lime balances it out with a refreshing, citrus kick. It's the perfect scent combination to keep you smelling fresh and clean. Geranium smells somewhat like rose, but with more earthy mid-notes. This particular Pit Putty Stick has no baking soda but it works great! And while it is a more floral scent, it actually works on men, too!

Size: 2.5 oz tube

Shelf Life: 18 months from date of purchase

NOTE: Product can crumble and requires care when opening and in application.
1. Open container carefully.
2. Extend product only 1/8 inch from top of the tube. 
3. Apply 1-2 downward gentle swipes to clean, odor-free skin. 
4. Rub into skin until it disappears. (Optional)
5. Re-apply as needed. 

SPECIAL NOTE: IN THE SUMMER MONTHS OR IN HOT CLIMATES, PLEASE CHOOSE 'SUMMER SHIPPING' OPTION SO THIS ITEM DOESN'T MELT DURING TRANSIT. If it does melt it is still useable but will be more prone to crumbling or may arrive misshapen. If this does happen, please visit our Pit Putty Help Page.

Who is this made for?

Pit Putty Geranium & Lime (no baking soda) Organic Deodorant is appropriate for everyone! It's safe for kids (barring any personal allergies), adults, men, women, even pregnant and breastfeeding women. The geranium & lime scent is more of a floral and citrus blend, but it has an earthiness to it. While it is a floral/citrus blend, I actually love the smell of it on a man, too. Although all of our Pit Putty Sticks, even those with baking soda, are gentle on skin, this is a good formula to choose if you're wanting to avoid baking soda. 

For heavier sweaters

No natural substance will stop you from sweating, as it's a natural process of the body. The next best thing is to use a powder-based deodorant like this Pit Putty Stick *absorb* wetness. It may be more inconvenient, but it’s the best way to keep moisture-related issues under control without having to resort to an antiperspirant.  

Apply Pit Putty Geranium & Lime (no baking soda) Organic Deodorant any time you feel wetness and it'll dry you right back up on contact! The formula is mostly powder, so you can safely reapply any time and any *where*. It works great on feet, under breasts, in folds of skin, in the groin area. It works as a body powder, too! 

For sensitive skin

Use Geranium & Lime Pit Putty (no baking soda) Organic Deodorant alone, or paired with Geranium & Lime Pit Buddy Deodorant Cream

How do we make it?

It's just four simple ingredients we mix in a big old Hobart mixer we've affectionally named "Bart." We take organic arrowroot powder and mix it with organic extra virgin coconut oil (it smells so good) and a touch of organic geranium essential oil and a splash of organic lime essential oil. (Ok, we weigh all of our ingredients and use standardized formulas every time.) Blend it together until it's fully mixed and the right consistency. Then we actually stuff the product down in to its tube by hand (wearing gloves always) and then smooth the top on a tempered glass surface. It can't be poured because the mix is so powdery and it can't be made with big machinery. It truly is a putty-like consistency, that's why we named it Pit Putty! When the batch is done, a member of the "bee" team from the labeling department comes and gets it. They clean the tubes, apply the labels, and add a batch sticker to each tube. Once the batch is ready, we put it in our inventory system and it goes in our warehouse and we ship it to you! We do all of this in our own facility. We don't outsource production or shipping to third-party labs or warehouses. We insist on doing it all. 

Why use Pit Putty?

Sweating is a natural process of the body! It helps you regulate temperature and even helps kill viruses and bacteria. The body sweats to remove buildup of toxins, such as by-products of protein metabolism that would otherwise have to pass through the kidneys. When you use an anti-perspirant, you're interfering with this natural process. Organic deodorants help to control odor without disrupting our body's beautiful built-in detoxification pathways. 

Pit Putty is USDA certified organic, so you can trust that what's *on* the label matches what's *in* the product. No mystery ingredients like "fragrance." Organic certification also ensures against the presence of GMO material, artificial colors, petrochemicals (like ozokerite) or other synthetic chemicals. 

Most underarm rashes are actually caused by wetness, so using a product that's mostly powder is the best thing you can do for your skin. Pit Putty is a great option to choose if you're experiencing wetness-related irritation like intertrigo or heat rash. 

Body odor is actually caused by bacteria. We all have a unique microbiome of bacteria on our skin (aka "body chemistry.") And it can change over time based on a number of factors (environment, hormones, genetics, stress).

Why doesn't my elbow get B.O.?

When we're born, we have eccrine sweat glands all over our body. Eccrine sweat glands release basically just salt water. When we hit puberty, our apocrine glands develop in our underarms and groin. Apocrine glands release more than just salt water. This sweat contains fatty acids, amino acids, hormones and their metabolites, metabolism byproducts -- it's a soup of compounds on which bacteria can feed. Different strains of bacteria create different types of body odor that can be onion-ey, sour, cheese-ey, and more. So when we say "body chemistry" that's what we mean. The unique compounds in our sweat and the particular blend of bacteria on our skin. 

Pit Putty to the rescue

We formulated Pit Putty holistically to stop odor at the source. First, by absorbing perspiration (bacteria needs moisture to grow) and second by choosing essential oils and scent extracts that stave off bacterial growth. While geranium and lime essential oils have a great scent together, they were chosen for their antibacterial properties. It's all about finding the right blend for your particular body chemistry.

Most companies just load up their formulas with artificial preservatives, too much baking soda, and other harsh ingredients so each one works the same for everyone. That's what you've gotta do to be carried in Target and Walmart. But we're not. We're different. We formulate holistically, understanding that each person is unique. That's why we have so many different formulas and why we have our deodorant replacement guarantee. It's all about finding the right blend for your particular body chemistry. 

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[Our products are not drugs and cannot treat, cure, or prevent medical conditions. Information provided for educational purposes only.] 

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34 Reviews

  • 5
    Eleven years & counting!

    Posted by SDandy on 19th Apr 2021

    This from someone who had been trying to find effective natural deodorants for a number of years - with minimal success. Let's just say I hadn't stopped looking for one(s) that worked. Then came Earth Day 2010 when Bubble and Bee was a featured product on the Today Show. Ordered this scent and another. Tried and both worked fabulously! :)) The other scent was Lemon & Clove, which is equally effective, and a really nice scent around the holidays and for colder months (though wouldn't hesitate to wear in summer). Personally, I find the Pit Putty sticks (no baking soda) to be most effective - more so than the creams and sprays - though not everyone needs that much "power." ;) Reach out to Stephanie for a scent(s) and form(s) compatible with your chemistry, if needed. Once your chemistry and scent meshes are nailed, you won't have to think about what or where to buy any more! Happy Earth Day 2021! With my profuse appreciation, thank you's and gratitude to Stephanie! Cheers to many more years of applying your chemistry background to creating super organic products.

  • 5
    Best deodorant ever!

    Posted by Kelsey C on 28th Mar 2021

    I have super sensitive pits and this is the only deodorant that my body can tolerate, but also works to keep me stink-free for most of the day. Living in the hot and humid southern states, I occasionally need to re-apply in the late afternoon. However, that is nothing new with any deodorant I have ever used. The scent of this one is very pleasant and not at all overpowering. It is a nice citrus with a hint of floral and my favorite of the lot that I have tried. I love this stuff!

  • 5
    Geranium lime deodorant stick

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2020

    This is a great product! Worked for me and I love that it’s all organic! And it smells great!

  • 4
    Smooth and dry

    Posted by Lindsay on 21st Mar 2020

    I have struggled for years with deodorant. Traditional antiperspirants make my armpits smell worse. Natural deodorants give me a rash. Pit putty is great! I rub it in with my fingers and am dry and smooth all day! No rash, no bad smell!

  • 5
    Gerraniuim & Lime

    Posted by Joan Frohlich on 23rd Jul 2019

    I love this fresh scent! I have been using Pit Putty for over a year now, and this particular scent is my favorite, fresh and zingy!

  • 4
    Pit Putty Stick Geranium & Lime No Baking Soda

    Posted by Jessie on 8th Jul 2019

    Organic non toxic ingredients make this the best deodorant on the market. Did not give a five star because you have to be very careful with it because it crumbles. Also you only offer 2 scents with no baking soda. How about a Vanilla-Raspberry scent????

  • 4
    Quick Application with No Baking Soda

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2018

    While this is not my first choice of scents, this is one of the few that appeals to me in the slightest, and since the Pit Perfect is not the product it might be, it's gummy, I went back to this scent. I wish they had more appealing baking soda free scents.

  • 5
    Finally the right deodorant!

    Posted by Alana Harder on 4th Aug 2018

    My daughter has trouble with most natural deodorants because the baking soda brings her up in a rash. Finally, I found this one and it works for her and she LOVES it!

  • 2
    Not a fan

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Apr 2018

    I ordered the spray and the putty. The putty is too crumbly and makes a mess. Would probably work but I don’t like the residue. Love this in the spray however.

  • 5
    No More Rashes

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Mar 2018

    After trying to find a natural deodorant that actually worked, I thought I had found the answer in Schmidt's products. That was until I developed boils in my arm pits! I think the baking soda irritated my skin enough that the integrity was broken down and bacteria moved in--not fun. I was thrilled to find a brand without baking soda and bonus! It actually works well! It can go on a little crumbly but it feels silky and really absorbs wetness. I'm going to order a couple more sticks for my gym bag and travel kit.

  • 5
    Thank You!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Feb 2018

    I wanted to switch to natural deodorant so I tried using Schmidt’s since it seems to be at all health food grocery stores and most well known for natural deodorant. However, after about a month of use, my armpits broke out into a rash, became very itchy and discolored. I started doing some internet research and turns out that baking soda based products can cause this reaction. I saw that Bubble and Bee makes this baking soda free deodorant and decided to give it a try. Within a week of use, the rashes have cleared up!! No more itchiness or discoloration. This deodorant smells great and also keeps me dry. I’m so glad I stumbled across this product and will only be using this from now on! Thank you!

  • 5
    It works

    Posted by Kris on 18th Feb 2018

    I am not in love with the smell, but it smells authentic. This was my tester stick to see if my body would react well to the deodorant and it fulfilled every one of it's claims. I really think this is the first deodorant that genuinely smells like what is on the label

  • 5
    This really works !

    Posted by Laura P. on 14th Feb 2018

    I applied this in the morning and did not need to reapply for the rest of the day. I smelled the lovely scent of the deodorant throughout the day but that’s it, no b.o.

  • 5
    Love this deodorant!

    Posted by Evie on 9th Dec 2017

    I am so happy with the deodorants that I purchase from Bubble and Bee...they are simply great and I particularly like the Lime scent in this one...such a refreshing scent and the deodorant works so well. Thanks Bubble and Bee!!

  • 5
    Best deodorant I've ever used

    Posted by Annie on 1st Oct 2017

    Goes on smooth and easy. I can't even feel it's there but I sure notice how long it keeps me odor-free--I've tested it to up to 3 days and it still works if I haven't bathed (yes, that happens, lol) Some people have complained that the stick falls apart. This is probably because they press it too hard against the skin. It will glide on effectively with very little pressure. It feels silky and clean. The scent is pleasant without being obtrusive. I like Geranium and Lime best. I have finally found a deodorant that I like. THANK YOU, Bubble & Bee.

  • 5
    Best Natural Deodorant

    Posted by Joy on 26th Jul 2017

    I had tried many brands without success when I found Bubble and Bee. I emailed Stephanie to ask which product she thought would be best after describing the blackened armpits I experiences with other products. She suggested the non baking soda pit putty and I have to say it's awesome! It lasts all day, I am dry and my armpits feel silky. It initially flaked as I have seen some describing, but I lowered the roll and applied a little more gently and it hasn't flaked or crumbled since. I have recommended this to everyone who will listen! Thank you for making a quality chemical free product!

  • 5
    love this product!

    Posted by on 9th Jul 2017

    Best health wise deodorant I've tried! Love the scent and how I know I am not putting harmful ingredients on my skin. Thank you!

  • 5
    Love this stuff!

    Posted by Ann Waugh on 26th Jan 2017

    Feels like silky powder going on. Takes very little to do the trick. Hint: don't press hard, just lightly smooth it on. Keep it in a cool place and it will last a very long time. The fragrance of the Geranium/Lime is wonderful and not at all overpowering. Just perfect.

  • 4
    The Only Natural Deodorant That Works!

    Posted by Shannon on 2nd Jan 2017

    Absolutely love the no baking soda pit putty stick! It's the only natural deodorant that keeps me dry, keeps door away, and doesn't make my super sensitive skin break out in rashes and painful bumps. I only need to apply once a day with Just a couple of light pressured downward strokes to avoid any crumbling. The only cons I can think of are that I'm not too crazy about the scent, Geranium Lime, as it's not floral or feminine enough for me and it does tend to leave some white marks on clothing. But given how awesome it works those are things I can live with. My husband works outside in the weather all day and I've just gave him the Lemon Clove Pit Putty (no baking soda) to use. It's keeping him dry, no door and no rashes. We've tried so many natural deodorants but they all didn't work or stopped working after a week or two. I've been using Bubble and Bee Pit Putty for almost a year now with no issues whatsoever. And the customer service is just amazing! Stephanie was a huge help to me with a recent order I placed and I can't recommend them enough! Give them a try, your pits will thank you :)

  • 2
    did not work

    Posted by Regina on 30th Nov 2016

    I loved the scent,but it did not keep the odor away. Your creams for sensitive skin works much better

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