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Pit Putty Review

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I have been trying out a selection of different natural deodorants over the last couple of months. I saw Pit Putty quite early on in my journey to switch to a natural deodorant however I was a bit unsure about it at first due to the application method (more on this later). Recently, I bought a mini size as I wanted to see what all the fuss is about (lots of people have recommended it and said how good it is). I want to be open to new products to test as you never know what you might be missing out on.

Who are Pit Putty?

Pit Putty was started by a couple searching for a natural deodorant that worked for them both. They had tried many products but nothing they found worked so they began creating their own. It had to be 100% natural, vegan, gentle on the skin and completely eco-friendly. They put their formula through thorough testing until they developed the current Pit Putty product (check out their website to read more about their story - Pit Putty).


How it works?

I love finding out the science behind the products I use! Pit Putty is a deodorant so it does not stop you sweating like an anti-perspirant would this means it is aluminium oxide free. Pit putty does not just mask the odour created by sweating like many other products. Sweat helps to cool your body and is odourless however it reacts with bacteria on your skin creating an acid by-product (the odour). Pit Putty is designed as an alkaline to react with this by-product and neutralise it preventing the odour. Pit putty also contains a natural plant root powder which helps to absorb mild sweating, so you feel fresher. Pit Putty does contain Sodium Bicarbonate which some people may react to, currently they do not have one without. Again, for more information check out the Pit Putty website (Pit Putty).

My Thoughts

I selected the Lemongrass Tea Tree 15g tin costing £2.50. I felt this would be a good fresh scent to start with and the smaller tin is an ideal size for testing out. Pit putty comes in an aluminium tin which can be reused or recycled after use making this a completely plastic free product. I ended up using this over one of the hottest summer weekends when temperatures reached 30⁰C! I wore it with different style tops too – short sleeved and sleeveless/strappy. I did stay at home during this test period (partly due to the heat and partly because it is the summer holidays and as a teacher I am not currently at work).


Pit Putty is applied by scooping out a bean sized amount and then massaging into your arm pit. I think I ended up using a little more just to make sure I had full coverage in the hot weather. This was the part of using Pit Putty that put me off – having to apply using your fingers. I thought about this and could not really explain why this would be an issue as I apply many of my other personal care products in this way – cleanser, moisturiser, eye cream etc. I just wash my hands after use. I really like the scent of this one which always helps. I then went about my days.


Overall, I have been really impressed and I do get the hype with this product. At the end of each day I felt reasonably fresh. I wouldn’t say that I had no odour everyday that I used it but it was definitely greatly reduced and this was later in the evening and only very mild also during an unusually hot few days for the UK so potential for a greater level of sweat. I could also still smell the Lemongrass Tea Tree scent. I would certainly feel comfortable wearing this to work and when out and about.


It will be interesting to see how long the 15g tin lasts. Four days in and there is still plenty in the tin. I would like to test out some of the other scents too, particularly the Lavender Lemon one. These would be a great size for taking away on holiday as they really would not take up much space. They could even be carried in hand luggage.

Pit Putty can be bought from several places both online and in some zero waste shops (depending on your location). I bought mine from parapura.com who stock the full range of Pit Putty products. You can use the code Gemma10 * to get 10% off orders across the site.

* This is an affiliate code, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn commission if you use the code to make a purchase from parapura.com

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