We’re right in the middle of a SUPER hot and humid heat wave here in Florida. That means there are three staples in my home. Water, green smoothies and plenty of natural deodorant!
I spent a lot of years using store bought deodorant… Teen Spirit and Old Spice were my favs back in the day. Because let’s face it… Body odor is one thing you don’t want to mess around with.
In 2011, I kinda went down the hippie road and started making granola, trading my car for a bike and even went 10 days without shampoo (def don’t recommend it). It was during this time that I began questioning all the stuff I was putting in and on my body.
Deodorant was one of them.
Most store-bought deodorants contain parabens, aluminum, dye and a bunch of chemicals I can’t even spell (or type correctly). They can be argued to cause hormonal abnormalities and linked to breast cancer.
Yes, I know all of this is debatable, but why take the chance?
And why put these things on your body IF there are safe natural alternatives that work even better?
Natural Deodorant that really works!
Six years ago, I started making my own homemade deodorant with coconut oil and absolutely love it. To this day, I use it and so does my husband. We don’t stink and we barely sweat under our arms— I’ve had friends smell my pits many times to advocate for this stuff. It really works! I’ve even given it to family and friends for Christmas presents— that’s how much I believe in this stuff!
While making my own deodorant works for me, I’m also a realist and know that not everyone wants to go this crunchy. That’s where Primal Pit Paste comes in. They’re the creators of a natural deodorant line that has a variety of strengths and scents that work AND are good of your body.
I love their Coconut Lime scent because it reminds me of our spring break trip to Key West in 2016. We snorkeled, drank cuban coffee and walked around in flip flops and swim suits for an entire week. Every time I use this stuff, I am immediately taken back there.
Made with quality ingredients like organic coconut oil, shea butter, and non-aluminum baking soda, Primal Pit Paste provides the perfect alternative to homemade deodorant. Their ingredients are so natural, you might even be able to use their products as a snack in a pinch! Here's the ingredient label so you can see what I'm talking about!
How to use Natural Deodorant
Using natural deodorant can seem a little intimidating. It’s a little different from store bought deodorant in that you have to use a topical stick (sort of like a tongue depressor) or your fingers to apply.
When I first started using my homemade natural deodorant, I used a topical stick. I wasn't sure how I would feel about sticking my fingers into my deodorant every morning. That didn’t last long because I decided it didn’t hurt me to just scoop it right out of the jar and apply it. Whether you apply with a topical stick or dive right in, you’ll find the style that works best for you. No judgement here!
If you’re still unsure about whether or not you want to scoop deodorant out every morning, Primal Pit Paste has a great solution. Give their natural spray deodorant a try.
I remember years ago when I purchased spray deodorant, only to be disappointed because I didn’t have time to dry out my armpits before putting my clothes on. Primal Pit Paste has fine tuned their spray deodorant to dry quickly. I mean, you can’t beat a three second dry time!
Primal Pit Paste also has a wide variety of natural deodorant sticks, if that's the method you're used to and not interested in switching just yet. Their sticks are convenient to carry around, and help swipe away the stink—whether you're hitting the gym or going to work.
Comment: What deodorant are you using?
Now I want to know… what deodorant do you use and how does it work for you? Tell me about your experience in the comments below.