Lemon & Clove Pit Putty Organic Deodorant (No Baking Soda)

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Ingredients: Organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, organic lemon essential oil, organic clove bud essential oil. That's it! No "Bad" Stuff!

Certification: USDA Certified Organic


  • Appropriate for "sensitive skin"
  • Arrowroot powder helps absorb perspiration. 
  • Vegan & no animal testing
  • Palm-free
  • Gluten-free
  • No synthetic chemicals or estrogen mimickers.
  • Guaranteed to Work!

Description: This was the first scent of 'Pit Putty Deodorant we made, way back in 2007! Chemical-free natural deodorant that works! 'Pit Putty's all-natural formula doesn't clog pores, irritate skin, or contain any of those nasty chemicals in store-bought deodorants. Lemon essential oil brings a nice, fresh smell while clove essential oil adds a spicy undertone. Organic extra virgin coconut oil has anti-bacterial properties of its own, and arrowroot powder absorbs wetness naturally. This product contains no baking soda.

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.

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Who is this for?

Pit Putty Lemon & Clove (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 lemon & clove scent is unisex, and is a lovely blend of spice and citrus. 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

Apply Pit Putty Lemon & Clove (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! 

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. 

For sensitive skin

Use Lemon & Clove Pit Putty (no baking soda) Organic Deodorant alone, or paired with Lemon & Clove Pit Buddy Sensitive 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 clove essential oil and a splash of organic lemon 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?

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. 

Pit Putty is a great option to choose if you're experiencing wetness-related irritation like intertrigo or heat rash. 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. 

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. 

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 forehead get B.O.?

When we're born, we have eccrine sweat glands all over our body. Eccrine sweat glands release basically 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 byproduct -- it's a stew 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 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 lemon and clove 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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23 Reviews

  • 5
    Absolutely Amazing!

    Posted by Allison on 2nd Oct 2023

    I can’t tell you how many “natural” deodorants I’ve tried for so long. I constantly had rashes, had bad odor, or was just straight uncomfortable but this was life changing. This deodorant stayed through hours of long sweaty workouts for me and I’m definitely so happy and grateful. Thank you so much and it’s definitely worth buying again!

  • 5
    Lemon and clove review

    Posted by Jonathan Alomar on 23rd Oct 2021

    To whom this may concern, I am not sure exactly the reason why this is the case for me, but I've tried many natural deodorants without baking soda or other irritants, and they all still made me break out to the point I had to get steroids to remove the rash. this particular smelling one has not had any adverse reaction to me skin. I hope you sell this product for a long time, as I had tried maybe 15 other products before stumbling onto this gem. if this one were to go away it could be months or years long process of steroids and new deodorants to find a new fix. thank you again for saving me from painful rashes!

  • 5
    Works Well

    Posted by Jenna Miller on 16th Jun 2021

    This was my first time using this scent and it worked well to control odor!

  • 5

    Posted by Wanda on 16th Feb 2020

    This is the only deodorant I can use that doesn’t give me a rash. I also love the scent. Please don’t ever stop making this.

  • 5

    Posted by Tameyia on 6th Apr 2019

    This deodorant is amazing! Light and last all day. The whole family loves it. Will definitely purchase again!

  • 3
    All right, but stops working quickly and starts to smell!

    Posted by DA Rohner on 27th Mar 2019

    The deodorant seems to work OK until around 3 PM and then it starts to smell HORRIBLE. My body chemistry just doesn't mix well with the lemon I think. The product sort of starts to break down also by 3 PM. The texture sort of changes. It is inconvenient to carry around with me in my bag because I live in a warm climate. Unfortunately this didn't work for me.

  • 5
    My favorite after a long search

    Posted by Elizabeth on 18th Jan 2019

    A friend recommended this and I tried it with great luck a few years ago. I have since tried every other aluminum-free deodorant that I could find locally, and have decided that it is well worth it to order these online two at a time to save on shipping. I find that they don't dry out like I worried they would, so go ahead and buy two instead of one. Yes, I had a transition period when I started and after you get through that, you will love this deodorant as much as I do. I am just waiting for them to start selling this in the Cleveland, Ohio area!

  • 5
    Great for sensitive skin

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Dec 2018

    Decent odor control and great for sensitive skin. No more irritation

  • 3

    Posted by Clara on 30th Nov 2018

    I am using this for the first time today and I have been running around with my head cut off at the office. A quick sniff check says my sweat is battling hard with this deodorant. It's only been 3 hours since I put it on. I LOVE the scent but not sure is the pit putty is effective for me. Hoping it will last through 5 pm

  • 5
    Best deodorant

    Posted by Rorie on 17th Feb 2018

    I have to say I’ve tried a few natural deodorants and this one is by far the best. I sweat a lot and for sure need something to prevent smelling and this does it. I never sweat or smell. I love that it’s on the dryer side and not wet like some other deodorants. The smell is also a plus. I love the lemon and clove smell. It can leave white on your clothes but it wipes right off. I haven’t used it long enough to say whether it stains under the arms or not. I do combine it with the deodorant cream which I apply first before this pit putty since that was recommended for heavy sweaters. Overall this product is amazing and I’ll continue to use it!

  • 5
    Lemon clove putty

    Posted by Linda on 24th Sep 2017

    Very nice. I still think vanilla Orange is my favorite scrnt.

  • 5
    The Best Natural

    Posted by Nicole on 27th Jun 2017

    Ive tired probably 15 brands and types of natural deodorant. This one is amazing! It works well. A few notes: It is made of powder so it can get on your clothes, it doesn't stain just be careful with dressing and application. Also it is a natural product so I tend to reapply about 1-2 times daily for best performance.

  • 5
    great deordorant!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th May 2017

    I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that this natural deodorant works better than my non-natural antiperspirant that I have been using all my life. I wanted to find a deodorant that was better for my body and was very impressed to find a natural deodorant that actually works, doesn't give me a rash, and actually prevents body odor better than my antiperspirant! Thank you bubble and bee :)

  • 5
    Best I've Ever Used

    Posted by Elizabeth on 25th May 2017

    I have tried many other natural deodorants and this is by far the best I've ever used. I buy it for family and friends also to help everyone realize that there are really good options to allow you to avoid aluminum.

  • 5
    This one works!

    Posted by Hugh Whitmore on 2nd Apr 2017

    I'm weird when it comes to underarm odor. I almost never have it, so I don't use deodorant, but when I have it, I really stink! Pit putty works on my bad days and I can't say enough about it.

  • 4
    Works so well!

    Posted by Shannon on 2nd Jan 2017

    The no baking soda Lemon Clove Pit Putty Stick is the only deodorant that works for my husband. We've tried so many other natural deodorants only to end up with rashes and bumps and odor. He works outside and this keeps him dry and odor free. It goes on dry not all wet or sticky and just a few light downwards strokes will prevent crumbling. It does leave white marks on your clothes but he's ok with that given that it works so well. The scent is fesh and not too strong. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Great deoderant

    Posted by Noelle on 2nd Aug 2016

    I tried the lemon clove because the Geranium and lime which I had been using for a year was starting to not work quite as well. I figured I just needed to switch it up for a while, but I can only use the sensitive formula and I personally don't like the smell of lavender so the Lemon Clove it was. I worried that the clove might make it more masculine than I would prefer, but honestly it's a really fresh (unlike the 'fresh' powder commercial deodorants that overwhelm with scent) the lemon clove is honestly a natural fresh, almost like a clean outdoors-y smell. It works great for me. I often reapply the stick style deodorants a second time much later in the day just to be safe, especially in the summer. I'm really happy with my choice to try this deoderant.

  • 4
    Citrus Fresh

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Jan 2016

    Product arrived quickly. Item came wrapped in a informational sheet about product and free exchange if product didn't work. I liked that it came in glass and aluminum top. Application is easy, dint have to rub hard to get deorderant to melt. Keeps icky odor away, but I have not had a workout session with this product.... Yet.

  • 5
    Best Organic Deodorant - Hands Down

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2015

    I have tried several different brands of natural deoderand, and this is the only one that works. Nothing else holds a candle to it. Plus the lemon and clove smell amazing. Love this product!

  • 3
    I think I need the baking soda

    Posted by Jami Drake on 20th Oct 2015

    Good product as always. For me personally the Denis with baking soda work the best.

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