This Deodorant Stuff is The Pits
When I was growing up, I had “pit problems.” What in the world is pit problems, you ask? Well I used to get these horrible welts (you can even call them boils…I know, gross) under my arms. The process would always be the same. Soak, soak, soak in hot water and apply medicine (more chemicals- I used to use this icky black paste called, “Boil Ease.”) Eventually after a while, it would go away…then another would return under the same arm or under my other arm. Ugh! It was so frustrating. I hated wearing sleeveless shirts because of my “ugly underarms.” I also had problems with excess sweat.
I never really thought about what caused these problems, I just dealt with treating them.
Breast Cancer Expansion
When I went organic and started delving into the hidden ingredients in personal care products, I was shocked at what I found in my deodorant/anti-perspirant. I had been using a well known women’s brand (extra strength variety) and it contained: parabens, talc, artificial fragrances, aluminum, and other chemicals.
Many of these ingredients are linked to skin problems, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
No wonder I had recurring infections under my arms and who knows what else it could have led to. These toxins leach into the breast tissue through the lymph nodes.
Aluminum particles and parabens have even been found in breast cancer tissue samples.
How scary! Everyone uses deodorant, but this problem is especially relevant for women….why? Because women are the ones getting breast cancer at alarming rates. This is why I highly recommend for everyone to stop using aluminum based deodorant or anti-perspirants. There are many other risk factors for breast cancer, but this is one you can control. I had amazing results when I made the switch to organic deodorant. The boils and irritation disappeared.
Choices, Choices, Choices
There are many nontoxic deodorants on the market…so many that it can be a confusing task to choose the right one. A good rule of thumb is to get sample sizes of a deodorant so you can see if it works with your body. Here’s something you probably didn’t know: what may work for someone, may not work for you. We all have different body chemistry. So while a review of deodorant may be a useful tool to figure out if you want to try a particular brand, you still won’t know the truth until you swipe it on yourself!
Having said that….here is my review for Pit Putty!
I tried Pit Putty 100% Organic Deodorant. I live in South Florida and started using Pit Putty during the heart of the summer. That’s sweatin’ time for real. What I really like about PP is that it has all organic ingredients and comes in a deodorant stick (much like commercial deodorants.)
It’s easy to apply. Just swipe it on lightly a few times and rub in (it becomes a bit powdery.) At first it worked splendidly. Then after a few weeks, I began to see it working less….and less…I was a bit sweaty and my funk was coming through. That’s a little embarrassing to admit, but it was! (Remember though, even though this variety of PP didn’t work well for me, it just may well work for you.)
Second Time Around
Bubble and Bee has a guarantee that if the variety of PP you chose does not work, they will send you a different one!
And that’s exactly what Stephanie (the brains behind Bubble and Bee) did. So when you get a deodorant from B&B, you know they will not rest until you’re satisfied. She sent me another Pit Putty, this time in Spearmint and Tea Tree. I’ve always loved spearmint since I used to chew Wrigley’s Spearmint gum as a child.
Spearmint and Tea Tree worked for me! It’s also a deodorant stick. When I applied it, I immediately smelled the refreshing minty aroma. I’ve been using it for the past month and here are my results: dry, fresh underarms! This formulation worked with my body chemistry! This really proves that you have to try out different products until you find one that matches you. Of course, on really hot and sticky days, I have to reapply for additional coverage. Overall, I was very satisfied with this deodorant.
Put Your Fears to Rest
Many women experience fears about switching to organic deodorant. Y’all think you’re going to sweat too much or that it won’t be strong enough. Believe me, you may sweat a little (that’s your body’s way of releasing toxins) but you will be very satisfied with organic deodorant’s overall performance. When you make the switch, you’re treating your body to a safe, nontoxic alternative and avoiding harmful petrochemicals. If you have any further questions about choosing an organic deodorant, feel free to send me a message. I’ve tried many deodorants and can guide you to some wonderful, effective products.
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
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