Pit Buddy: Your Skin's Best Friend
INGREDIENTS: organic arrowroot powder, organic shea butter, organic sunflower oill, zinc oxide (non-nano), organic lime essential oil, organic geranium 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
- No animal testing
- Coconut oil free
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.
Geranium & Lime is a fresh natural floral + citrus blend. Geranium is kind of like rose's earthier cousin. Combined with juicy-sweet lime, it's the perfect blend for smelling fresh but not perfumey.
Shelf life: 1 year
Size: 2 oz by volume
I was a fan of this deodorant about 5 years ago, but all of a sudden I began to have underarm irritation so I stopped using it. Over the years I’ve tried many many brands of natural, vegan deodorant but none of them seems to hold up to their claim. So, I revisited this product and I’m happy. This goes on to the skin smooth, non staining, long lasting (even in Southern California). This time around no irritating rash. The smell last for a while and there’s some sweating but no odor. Will repurchase again
I always have 2 of the sensitive skin PIt Buddy open at one time. It is great to alternate between the 2 or a dab of two scents is always interesting. So skin soothing after shaving. Have been using the sensitive skin formula for years. Amazing product!
I love this scent! It works great and a little goes a long way. Will continue to buy
The sensitive skin putty works great and smells wonderful. Great product and great customer service!
I've tried so many natural deodorant brands and each of them caused a burning itchy rash. It was awful and I was miserable. I was just about to switch back to deodorants with aluminum but found the B&B article about underarm rashes. I selected the B&B sensitive deodorant to try. And finally a deodorant that doesn't cause irritation! The B&B sensitive deodorant hasn't caused an issue at all and keeps me odor free all day. It's such a relief to have this product!
I reviewed this product exactly 2 years ago and I am still reordering it! Bubble & Bee is hands down, the best natural deodorant I've ever used. I am reposting my first review as it STILL STANDS!! "It is my pleasure to review the Geranium Lime SENSITIVE Skin Organic Deodorant. First of all, the deodorants by Bubble & Bee are THE BEST natural deodorants I've ever used. And believe me, I have tried loads of them. Always ended up reapplying several times a day and they did nothing for the odor! It turns out that I have a baking soda skin sensitivity which causes red welts in my armpits. I tried the B&B sensitive version and it worked beautifully! I am dry and odor-free and don't have to worry about any harmful chemicals and aluminum being absorbed into my body. Also, I do not mind at all applying a cream instead of a spray or roll-on! Try it; it's a great product! I have reordered it several times and will continue to do so!"
I have been reading some of the reviews about this product and would tell people with bad odor to look at there diet and possibly doing some colon cleansing. This is a great coating for your armpits with a beautiful scent. It’s a little pricey for what you get I must say but I also will say that it stops my heat rash when I apply a thick layer. This is a winner in my book folks.
Didn't really expect for this deodorant to work well but to my surprise it was awesome! No irritations like countless other natural deodorants I used before. Love the smell. Coverage nice. Kept me odor free. Controlled wetness. Didnt have to apply several times during the day. Once in the morning was enough unless I worked out then washed and reapplied. Thank you love this it works for my daughters as well. the youngest is going through hormonal growth changes and that odor is a bit strong (cant wait for her hormones to regulate) and this took care of it
Again thank you
I’m so happy to find a natural deodorant that not only works but also solves my sensitivity issues. I’ve tried other natural deoderants that caused bad rashes and agony. I’m so happy the sensitive Bubble and Bee works so well!
I have always had sensitive skin and had resigned myself several years ago to just having "ugly armpits". The sensitivity increased when I switched to an all-natural deodorant last summer (not your brand). Frustrated, I google searched and stumbled on your pit putty for sensitive skin. Couldn't be happier with your product and the health of my underarm skin!
Since throwing out my old toxic deodorant awhile ago, I've been on (what seems like) an never ending search for the perfect pit protection. After researching and testing many different brands and ingredients, I had thought I found my perfect deodorant with the Schmidts and finally relaxed. Four days later my pits were a raging red with multiple and sore pimple like sores. Ouch! After multiple attempts to apply the product different (with coconut oil layer, patting it instead of rubbing...etc.) come to find out that my skin does NOT like baking soda being applied to it.....yeah....I couldn't quite grasp why my body was ok with the toxic junk I applied to it everyday but had such an aversion to something natural. So, back to the drawing board. Now to find something for my "sensitive" skin. I searched high, I searched low....I even tried my own combination of tea tree oil and coconut. It was ok, but I felt like I smelled like a health food store and I wasn't too pleased about that. I had read an article about the Bubble and Bee line and quickly researched their sensitive skin line. Was it too good to be true?!?! I am in Canada and would have to have it ordered and shipped from the States. I hesitated, but then listened to my gut and decided to give it a try. I was in touch with a lovely representative named Stephanie. She was incredibly helpful and answered the many questions I had. Searching through the different scents, I noticed they were having a sale on at that time. Bonus!!!! Some of the scents I wanted to try were sold out but thought that the geranium lime scent was worth trying. My package arrived quickly and I tried it right away. I'm currently on day three and I have not had ANY issues with body odor and no angry pitt-ies!! I have done many smell and visual tests throughout the past 5 days and I am incredibly impressed with this product. The scent is pretty nice as well. I am sooooo thankful that Bubble and Bee created this product. It's an absolute godsend!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!
Oh and a quick note....I found that when I started my natural deodorant journey that I still battled B.O. Please give a product some time. Once you are no longer filling your body with the chemicals, it sets up the process of the elimination of them. This process can make you still stink for some time. I found that over time I no longer have as pungent a body odor (with or without natural deodorant) and I don't sweat as much (even though this product does stop the sweating process)
Well... this worked really well at healing the darkness & rash that I got from using a baking soda deo. But didn't work very well for odor. Maybe half the day? Then I'd smell like the strong scent mixed w/BO. But I think I'll hold onto it for medicinal purposes.