Pit Buddy: Your Skin's Best Friend
INGREDIENTS: organic arrowroot powder, organic shea butter, organic sunflower oil, zinc oxide (non-nano), organic almond scent extract, organic coconut scent extract, organic cinnamon essential oil.
- No baking soda (although baking soda might not actually be your problem...read here for more info)
- Soothing (non-nano) zinc oxide protects skin from chafing
- Extra arrowroot powder helps absorb wetness
- Almond, coconut and a touch of cinnamon keep you smelling ahhhhmazing
- No animal testing
A "sensitive skin" deodorant that actually works on odor -- and your skin!
With more than a decade of deodorant formulating and expertise under our belt, we know that when it comes to underarm rashes, in most cases it's not about the absence or presence of any one particular ingredient -- it's about how the overall formula acts on your skin. We've heard so many stories about how people react even to other brands' "sensitive skin" formulas. That's because other companies will just take out the baking soda and call it a "sensitive" version. We know it's not that simple.
Most underarm rashes are caused by moisture and friction. Whether it's friction from the actual deodorant you're using (hello scratchy sticks) or skin-to-skin friction (itchy!), skin becomes irritated, red/dark and raw. That irritation can then progress to topical infections (bacterial or fungal) that can be even harder to control. Keeping underarm skin dry and friction free is the key to keeping it happy!
When we formulated Pit Buddy, we added a nice dose of skin-soothing zinc oxide and a good amount of wetness-absorbing organic arrowroot powder. Zinc oxide does a great job of creating a protective barrier on skin and arrowroot powder cuts down on friction and moisture.
If you're a heavier sweater or live in a humid climate, we recommend reapplying the cream, a powder, or corresponding Pit Putty Stick on top of it throughout the day to keep that wetness down.
Shelf life: 1 year
Size: 2 oz by volume
This is my favorite product for odor protection. The scent lasts all day and is very pleasing. I have been using this product for two years and other than switching to the Orange & Vanilla Pit Buddy for a change, use this every day.
For any men reading this, I can tell you this completely eliminates odor even after heavy exercise. It has a subtle scent that isn't floral or like perfume. I have used it for a year and it doesn't irritate my skin.
I've had a few issues over the years when switching to natural deodorant. Pit Buddy has been the kindest to my sensitive pits and it's truly effective. I love the almond coconut scent. I 'might' try other scents, but we'll see.
I love the scent and I have no irritation whatsoever, even if I apply directly after shaving. It lasts all day, even when the weather is warm. I would recommend it highly!
I absolutely love this deodorant. This smell is just the best & call me weird, but when I'm teaching my yoga class & we shift from down dog to plank & I get a whiff of this yummy deodorant I just smile. I have worn this while gardening, during my yoga classes, on walks & bike rides & I NEVER smell nasty pit smells. My absolute favorite & keep this Almond Coconut scent forever, please.
Though I have to reapply at least once a day after morning application, I love this deodorant so much! No baking soda to irritate my skin! Smells amazing and does not feel waxy like other natural products! 5 stars for sure!
I love the sensitive skin pit buddies - they’re fresh and light and don’t give me a rash.
I’ve been exclusively using this deodorant for four+ years. Maybe longer. I’ve stepped out and tried other natural deodorants but none have worked. This is my tried and true and the scent profiles are absolutely divine. I can’t do baking soda in my deodorant and it’s hard to find ones that work that exclude that ingredient. This works for me.
I am sold on the sensitive skin put buddy products. This one does not disappoint. It’s warm and tropical without being overwhelming or too sweet. The texture is amazing and smoothed on so easily. Never going to use another brand. PS I work in landscaping in the southern sweltering heat and humidity. And these products can keep up. It’s impressive.
Honestly I was worried how this would work as I’ve read horror stories about natural deodorants in general but I wanted to go more natural in my body care routine so I went with this because of all the good reviews. I will admit it’s been amazing from day one. Solid dryness...no smell...no irritation. I’m now a week deep and I love this stuff!
This product is wonderful I have been using it for years.it is all I use for past 5 years.
I convinced my husband to order B&B’s unscented deodorant after he tried this one, which doesn’t smell like just almond + coconut at all to me or him. I find the fragrance really strong and off-putting; but it doesn’t seem to trigger chemical sensitivities in me, at least. It’s just unpleasant smelling, like a strange version of a “tropical” fruity smell, where part of the odor is off, but you can’t specify which. But the fragrance does wear off quite a bit after a while.
Unfortunately, with this deodorant, his B.O. does get noticeable before the day is over...or immediately after he’s sweated extra. So, I’d say this deodorant isn’t strong enough for deodorizing or preventing odor (for his body chemistry)...but the product’s own added fragrance is too strong for the first hour. (I’ll review the unscented deodorant too.)