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
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.)
This is the only natural deodorant I've found that doesn't make me break out, and I've tried a lot of them. I still find I will have some odor from time to time, but I think it has improved dramatically since my body has adjusted to less chemicals.
I’ve tried so many natural deodorants and this has been the best one! I have sensitive skin and have been getting rashes on my armpits from hot water, chafing, exercising etc. It has been hard to find a deodorant I could wear without making it worse. So far I finally feel good. So thankful for this product. Definitely will keep using this!
I wanted to thank you for making an awesome product! I struggled for a year after finding out I was allergic to aluminum to find an organic deodorant that would keep me from sweating through my clothes, my arms getting blistered and keep me smelling fresh. I’m so thankful I came across your page. You are a life saver! Thank you!
My pits are so happy with this deodorant! Soothing and odor controling. I think the zinc oxide adds a protective barrier... just perfect!
I have used the almond coconut deodorant for a couple of years and truly enjoy the scent so much. I decided to try the sensitive skin type after reading the ingredients. Was I ever delightfully surprised when I put this deodorant on! It is absolutely lovely; silky and almost decadent. It smells great as always but the texture is out of this world. I do feel it keeps me even drier. I love it!!
This is my favorite winter scent- It is so clean and fresh- last all day
Love the scent and I don’t even mind scooping it out. It works very well also no breakthrough smell or wetness!
I just went on a trip to Mexico for 5 days. This deodorant was amazing!! I didn’t smell at all after sweating my behind off all day. Hands down, this is the best deodorant EVER! And the best thing is I didn’t break out in a rash like I had in the past from other deodorants. Also, this putty works great on keeping your legs from chaffing while doing a lot of walking. Bonus!!
I have tried everything literally you name it I have tried it and nothing worked. It worked for a min but then gave me a rash and made me itch and of course made my underarms red and dark. Buuuuut this omg I ended up emailing this company and asking questions it was my last resort. The owner told me to try the sentitive formula and omg I’ve been using it for like almost 2 weeks now and it works I haven’t even used the stick version behind it but I honestly think baking soda was the cause because the sensitive version didn’t have baking soda in it. It’s protected my under arms and it last all day even when I sweat a little bit. I am sooooo happy. No irritation of anything has come. I think it’s a winner I’m about to buy several jars to have on hand.
I have used other jar natural deodorants before and even the sensitive formulas would give me a rash. I was hesitant to try another product, but gave it one last shot and I am so glad I did. This deodorant not only works, but is has not given me a rash or come with any ill side effects. The smell is amazing and I am so thankful to have access to a quality product that is good for me and works.