Monday, September 23, 2013

Bubble and Bee: Pit Putty

More & more these days we become aware of why we should use organic health and beauty products. One of the main ones I've heard quite a bit about recently, is deodorant.

Most deodorants you can buy at the store are in fact antiperspirants or a deodorant antiperspirant mixture. Antiperspirants contain aluminum sulfate, which is what keeps you from perspiring. But as wonderful as that sounds, let's think about it for a minute. Perspiring is our body's natural way of cooling itself. So we wouldn't want to wrap ourselves in an aluminum blanket, right? (Anyone else just get the mental image of a baked potato?) So obviously you wouldn't want to line your underarms with it either. And what happens when you apply antiperspirant after you just nicked yourself shaving?!


I had the pleasure of trying Pit Putty (Orange Vanilla scent), made by Bubble and Bee. This certified organic deodorant is made from just a handful of ingredients.
 •Organic Arrowroot Powder: to absorb perspiration.
•Aluminum Free Baking Soda: to block the increasing pH of the underarm to lower the likeliness of bacterial growth.
•Organic Coconut Oil: to hold the ingredients together.
•Organic Orange Essential Oil
•Organic Vanilla Extract

I was a bit confused when I received my Pit Putty because the package itself was rather big for a stick of deodorant. The reason being that it was thoroughly sealed with ice packs inside. You see, the coconut oil that holds the deodorant together is a solid below 76 degrees & a liquid above. So to help keep the coconut oil at the right temperature, Bubble and Bee has a "Summer Shipping" option available. Likewise, in warmer weather, I kept my Pit Putty in the refrigerator to keep it from liquefying since I don't have central air in my house. The only issue that arose from that, was the twist mechanism locked up. So I pulled it out of the refrigerator for a while, but it took a lot longer than I thought it would to work properly. Occasionally I would also have to reshape it if it began to crumble from not using it at the proper temperature. It was a bit much to keep everything in perfect working order, but well worth it during our humid Ohio weather.

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Enough with the other details, how was it?! (I know you were totally thinking that.) My Pit Putty was amazing! The first thing I noticed was the scent. You could distinctly smell both the orange & the vanilla, but also a hint of coconut that gave it a tropical flair. But the real amazement was after applying my Pit Putty. I could instantly feel it absorbing my perspiration. I don't think I've ever felt so...dry! And a little bit went a long way too. Most days one application was enough, but others I needed to re-apply if I was doing something extra strenuous in the humidity. 

You can barely tell that this was after I had to reshape it a bit.

Paraben & aluminum-free, propylene glycol-free, vegan, not tested on animals, it works & it's fun! What's not to love?!


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**Disclaimer: I received these products to try from Bubble and Bee & am simply sharing my personal opinion which may vary from yours. I was not compensated for this review.

22 comments:

  1. I have tried making my own version, but it didn't work out quite so well. This sounds great! I will have to check them out, thanks!

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  2. I love the name of this! And I bet it smells nice too.

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  3. This looks like a great idea. I am going to check out their site. Thanks for sharing !

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  4. Going to have try this out - thanks for the info!!

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  5. Ok this is funny pit puddy is funny, think this would be a great starter for my kids who are needing deodorant

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  6. I am a stronger believer in non aluminum deodorants and have a few that I already love. But, I will definitely check this brand out! I always love supporting Organic companies that care! Thanks for the info!

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  7. This is a really cool product. I love the fact that this is an all natural organic deodorant. The name of is pretty darn catchy too!! Thanks for sharing this!!

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  8. Great review. I love using natural products whenever possible and this deodorant looks fabulous.

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  9. Sounds really good .. I think this would be great for my son to use..

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  10. thanks for shring I will have to give them a try looking for the perfect natural anti perspirant is hard

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  11. Nice review and thanks for sharing your thoughts on the products! I have never tried an organic deodorant before, but now I'm curious to see the difference. :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great product, would love to try it out if I can find it. :)

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  13. sounds very cool,I love things that are natural

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  14. This sounds terrific! I love the sound ofthe scent too!

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  15. I love the name it catches you and all natural good thing I will try this item thanks for sharing

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  16. The scent alone is attracting me to this product! I love that i's all natural!

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  17. wow this sounds awesome, I have learned some new facts by reading this post and it makes me want to switch deodorants.

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  18. Thank you for the very detailed information. I really appreciate your honesty about the product.

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  19. Love the name! And I bet it smells fab! Thanks for the info never heard of it but def checking it out

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  20. I am always looking out for the best non toxic deodorant. Another one to try!

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