Here it is: the most powerful natural deodorant I’ve come across.
Don’t be fooled by the cute name. Bubble & Bee’s SUPER Pit Putty Organic Deodorant has both clean ingredients and powerful odor protection.
Reasons to love SUPER Pit Putty Organic Deodorant Cream
Here’s why SUPER Pit Putty is exceptional:
- The odor protection lasts through both extreme activities (like sports) and long days.
- The ingredients are clean. There’s none of those worrisome ingredients like aluminums or synthetic fragrances that give me pause in other mainstream deodorants.
- The scent is spicy-sweet when I apply it, but smells like nothing when I sweat.
- The texture is silky-dry, even though it’s clearly a cream. It’s not oily or greasy at all. And it’s invisible enough to wear with sleeveless clothing.
- It doesn’t leave a residue on my clothing.
- It doesn’t visibly crease in my armpits after a few hours of wear, the way some cream deodorants will do.
The Sprint Test
Can a “natural” deodorant stand up to intense exercise? I had to find out.
I tested this deodorant in a spin class that guaranteed I’d be a sweaty mess. After the 45 minute class, my pits smelled like, well, nothing. Not even like deodorant or essential oils or other fragrances. I was drenched in sweat, but I smelled like nothing.
A bigger surprise? After the 20 minute drive home, still nothing.
I was also happy to see that the cream did not liquify and drip. I’ve tried deodorants that have done that before…. yuck. It looked like I wasn’t wearing deodorant, but the silky feeling and the odor protection proved it was still there, working on my behalf.
The Endurance Test
But a nonstop day can often be just as bad in the odor department as a quick, intense workout. Testing SUPER Pit Putty in daily life was necessary. I wanted to know, could this deodorant last from 6am to 8pm?
After a full day of carpool, lugging groceries, vacuuming at a breakneck pace (is there any other way to clean the floor?!) and breaking down boxes for recycling, I didn’t feel shy about throwing two arms around my husband at day’s end.
The Bubble & Bee SUPER Pit Putty absolutely stood up to the real-life endurance test.
Inside the Ingredients
This deodorant is USDA Certified Organic. Just look at all these quality ingredients!
“Super” Pit Putty Organic Deodorant Cream ingredients: organic arrowroot powder, organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, aluminum-free baking soda, organic lemon essential oil, organic clove bud essential oil, organic patchouli essential oil.
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Arrowroot is something I often use in our gluten-free kitchen, and it works powerfully well in this deodorant. It’s a starch derived from a South American plant and can be used interchangeably with cornstarch. But arrowroot is preferable to cornstarch because it doesn’t undergo the harsh chemical extraction process that cornstarch does. In a deodorant, arrowroot has a silky texture on skin and helps to absorb perspiration. Added bonus: it’s generally well-tolerated by sensitive individuals.
Aluminum-free baking soda raises the pH of the underarm, making the region less hospitable to (stinky) bacterial growth.
Where to Purchase SUPER Pit Putty Organic Deodorant Cream
It’s $10 for a 2oz glass jar. Purchase it here.
This product is part of my popular guide to natural skin care, 97 Remarkable Natural Skincare Products.
An Alternative for Hyper-Sensitive Skin
Don’t get me wrong—the SUPER Pit Putty is full of clean, quality ingredients and shouldn’t irritate most people, even those with sensitive skin.
But some skin can’t handle baking soda or coconut oil, and that’s why Bubble & Bee created the Sensitive Pit Putty. It has the arrowroot, shea butter and essential oil blend I love so much in the other deodorant, but without baking soda or coconut oil. It also contains zinc oxide, which is naturally anti-bacterial and soothing to skin.
SUPER Sensitive Skin Organic Deodorant ingredients: organic arrowroot powder, organic shea butter, organic sunflower oil, zinc oxide, organic lemon essential oil, organic patchouli essential oil, organic clove essential oil.
This Sensitive deodorant has a slightly creamier, less “dry” texture compared with the original SUPER Pit Putty. It can crease a bit in the armpits after a few hours of wear, but it is still a fabulous option for coconut oil- and baking soda-adverse individuals!
You can purchase the SUPER Sensitive Pit Putty for $9 here.
Need More Help Finding Your Perfect Deodorant?
Bubble & Bee actually makes a whole range of natural deodorants. I’ve simply chosen to share my two favorites.
To find the blend of ingredients that work best for your particular body chemistry, check out Bubble & Bee’s helpful “Choosing a Deodorant” page.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.2