Review: Primal Pit Paste
*Please note, the opinions expressed are strictly my own. I was not paid or compensated in any way by Primal Pit Paste.*
In an effort to continue naturalizing my body and beauty care regimen, I ditched my “natural” and aluminum-free Kiss My Face deodorant for something more pure (sorry, but a list a mile long with things I don’t recognize still doesn’t seem natural). I was going to concoct my own deodorant with a a recipe that a couple of my followers shared, but then heard about Primal Pit Paste. My friend Naz over at Cinnamon Eats mentioned it and thought it might be worth trying (note, she had not tried the product). I read the reviews on the website, looked over the short (and pure) ingredient list, and decided to give it a go. I ordered a jar of the lavender in the strong variety. Even though they recommend trying the regular first, I still went with the strong. I have never had much luck with natural deodorants and am very active in my life and job, so that was enough to deter me away from the regular. Who knows though, it might have been enough.
It’s been about three weeks or so since I started using Primal Pit Paste and so far, so good. I seldom have to reapply it, even after a sweaty workout, yoga session, bike ride or after a day in the heat. Honestly, this stuff blows my mind and I have had no problems with B.O. It’s a little odd getting used to applying deodorant with your fingers, but it becomes second nature pretty fast. Not only that, but it actually feels good — it’s moisturizing and slightly gritty. A little dab will do ya too — only a pea-sized amount for each pit.
When the product first arrived, the oil had separated due to the heat. It came with a little stirring stick, so I gave it a stir and stuck it in the refrigerator to firm up, as directed. That did the trick and I’ve had no issues since, even with the house getting quite warm (we don’t have A/C).
For anyone looking for an effective natural deodorant, I highly recommend this brand! I still plan to make my own at some point because it seems fun and it’s never a bad idea to have some backup!
Also here’s the ingredient list: organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, arrowroot powder, aluminum free baking soda, essential oils. No parabens, no aluminum.