Posh Product Review: The Naked Bar Pit Cream

I've finally found my holy grail of natural deodorant: The Naked Bar Soap Co's Pit Cream. I won't dig into the perils of using traditional antiperspirants and why they're bad for you (there's a fairly detailed post at COCOTIQUE.com though, that you can read over if you want to know more), but they are really not good for us, and after finding this out a couple of years ago, the hunt was on for an all natural version. 

I tried several brands, including TOMS and Jason's, but they all failed and left me sticky, sweaty and generally gross under my arms. Then a few months ago, I got a sample of Pit Cream in one of my monthly boxes from COCOTIQUE so I figured, "What the heck? Let's give it a try". And it worked. My goodness it worked! The application was super smooth, it had a pleasant but not overwhelmingly fragrant scent and it kept me fresh while at work for several days in a row. 

The ultimate test came when I wore it while running the Annual Golf Classic for my then company--a 10-11 hour day, outside, in the hot June sun. I'll be honest, I did sweat a bit under my arms--but like...a dampening. Not flowing sweat that dripped down my sides. I just could tell that my pits had moistened, but still--no musty smell whatsoever. I've been using Pit Cream religiously ever since. And, another pleasant side effect: it doesn't irritate my eczema like "regular" antiperspirants, and the dark patches of skin that tend to result from my eczema? They lightened with continued use of the Pit Cream. 

So now to the nitty gritty details like the ingredients and how Pit Cream does what it does:

"One of the most important features of Pit Cream is that it is a deodorant not an antiperspirant. In commercial deodorants, active ingredients containing aluminum compounds clog pores to prevent sweating. {In Pit Cream} Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which kills odor-causing bacteria. The combination of baking soda and cornstarch makes for a naturally drying deodorizer. Shea and cocoa butter are used for healing and moisturizing properties. Pit Cream is lightly scented with Tea Tree essential oil, which is beneficial for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal functions. Combining all of these ingredients together formulates the ultimate odor fighting cream – Pit Cream!" - excerpt from an interview with the co-founders of The Naked Bar Soap Co.

Pit Cream comes in a cute little eco-friendly container, and the company even shipped me a bonus gift of a sweet little bath bomb. PLUS, the company was co-founded by two women entrepreneurs! Got enough reasons to love the idea of Pit Cream? Great--now go, buy, and try it for yourself. You can purchase Pit Cream through the COCOTIQUE site, or at The Naked Bar Soap Co. website.

Have you tried all-natural deodorants before? What was your experience?