After much trial and error, I have perfected the Organic Pit Potion! This is an organic, paraben-free, phthalate-free, aluminum-free deodorant that actually works! Baking soda can be a major irritant to the armpits – I found this out the hard way.
Aluminum-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. These compounds form a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like effects. Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer. Antiperspirants KEEP your body from sweating which it needs to do!
Some research has focused on parabens, which are preservatives used in some deodorants and antiperspirants that have been shown to mimic the activity of estrogen in the body’s cells. In a 2004 study, parabens were found in 18 of 20 samples of tissue from human breast tumors. Scary, right?!
This deodorant glides on easy and you only need a very little bit, not three or four swipes like you are used to. The ingredients in Pickle Stew’s Pit Potion are all natural. Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Pure Deodorized Cocoa Butter, Pure Kaolin Clay, Pure Beeswax, Essential Oils, Vitamin E.
100% Pure Essential Oils
This deodorant is made in four different combinations 1) Tea tree essential oil, Sweet Orange Oil, and Lavender Oil (smells wonderful!)
2) Lavender snd Lemon Essential Oils oil. (Most popular!)
3) Lemongrass Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil (the citrus scent is just fun!) and 4) Coconut and Vanilla (fragrance oils reminiscent of the tropics!)
5) Unscented (will have the nutty scent of the Shea Butter.
Directions for use: Apply one to two swipes to underarm area. Allow to dry for a minute and you’re good to go. This deodorant is a light creamy tan-ish color due to its ingredients, but it will not stain your clothes. I tested it with a white T-shirt on myself and my son.
- Please store in a cool and dry place. Please do not store in extreme heat. If your deodorant gets too warm, put it in the refrigerator to re-solidify. These will stay solid at room temperature but do not leave in your car, outside, etc.
All products are for external use only.
None of the statements made here have been evaluated nor endorsed by the Federal Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any ailment, condition or disease. If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult a physician before using essential oils.
Know your allergies! Some ingredients are derived from nuts. Please test the product on the inside of your wrist to ensure you don’t have any sensitivities to the essential oils or other ingredients.