You know what sucks? Smelling bad and having pit stains. You know what sucks worse? Not smelling bad, no pits stains, but potentially developing cancer and/or Alzheimers. The antiperspirant in many conventional deodorants is aluminum, and although information on its effects on the body are conflicting, it's something I have chosen to forgo. Just conceptually, it makes sense to me that your body's method of expelling toxins and regulating body temp (sweating) is a good thing and shouldn't be inhibited with antiperspirants.
However. It doesn't mean I want to be smelly. Which brings me to the following:
Then I came across this deodorant online and quickly fell in love. I have the lavender and sage scent, which is very herbal and not overly feminine (which I also like). I've used this bad boy while running, at yoga, while skiing, during a hard-core kalari class....and at the end of the day, I still don't stink! It's wondrous. I also notice that I don't tend to get pit stains as badly as with the Pit Putty (I'm guessing it's due to their new formulation that includes Kaolin clay?). So it's not stopping perspiration, but it's helping absorb moisture before it reaches your silk tops. Bonus!
I also really like the owner of the shop, Sara. My first try at this deodorant failed because the container stopped working. Sara suggested a way to fix it, but when that also failed she sent out a whole new deodorant, free of charge, in the container seen above. Her customer service is above par, and so was the deodorant!
Get your own here!
For the record, I'm not trying to slam any other products, but simply to mention my personal experience! In reading other blogs that highlight natural products, I've found that the positive reviews are very helpful to open my eyes to great new stuff, but the negative ones can be just as helpful to steer me away from products that likely won't work for me. The road to healthier product choices is full of trial and error, and it can get costly for that reason alone! That being said, deodorants ARE one product that are highly specific to the person, so go ahead and try Soapwalla/Pit Putty--you may love it!