Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Review: Pit Putty

My quest for the perfect eco/Willo-friendly deodorant continues with what turns out to be, as my young friends would call it, an epic fail. I really wanted to love Pit Putty. I had heard other green bloggers and environmentally aware people raving about how it was the only thing that worked for them. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to work for me at all.

It started out well. The Bubble and Bee website is fun, friendly, and easy to order from. My products arrived in eco-conscious reused paper with not a shred of plastic in site. The trouble came when I first tried to use the product.

I struggled to push it up in the deodorant stick in order to rub it on. It came out in a white crumbly mess. I showed my husband who kindly (ok, patronizingly) pointed to the label where it instructed me to rub it in with my hands. Not a fan of deodorized fingers. I know-this coming from the woman who promotes earth friendly women's products-but I honestly just couldn't get into the habit of having to rub this in every day. And even then it got on my clothing.

Add to that the fact that it didn't work very well at all and melted to an un-appliable mess when I tried to take it to Relay for Life and I was done. I tried. I did. I don't know why I seem to be the only green blogger who can't get on board with the Pit Putty, but there it is.

Has anyone tried this? What were your experiences? Any more suggestions for eco arm pits?


mamamajuly said...

Have you ever tried Dr.mist? ( I've been using it for about a year and it really works. It's non-toxic, no aluminium, no fragrance. I've tried all kinds and brands of natural deodorants and I always ended up with stinky underarms after a couple of hours. Plus many of them were sticky and I didn't feel comfortable at all. I was very surprised when I tried Dr.mist and it did work... I did a quick search on the Internet and didn't find a lot of reviews about it. I'm surprised it's not more popular.

Anonymous said...

Try the spray version. Works pretty good and NO mess. More affordable than Dr. Mist.