Over the years, I’ve tried countless of natural and aluminium free deodrants (sticks, roll ons, creams..). When I first started using deodrants/anti perspirants, my mum always warned me about the aluminium and the associated cancer risks and so always bought me aluminium free ones. Once I started buying deodrants for myself, I started buying aluminium ones. I then went vegan and switched these to vegan & CF ones (spray/can or roll-on versions that still contain aluminium). Although they worked well, I knew deep down I ‘shouldn’t’ be using them and that I needed to switch back to natural. I always found the spray cans to be too harsh and often irritating anyway.
I can’t remember how many natural ones I’ve since tried, but I know for sure, there’s only one which I’ve gone back too and have repeatedly bought. And this is the cream Natural Ethical Deodrant by Fit Pit- it’s 100% organic, vegan, cruelty free and free from aluminium, BPAs, petrochemicals and parabens. I’ve been using them now, for about a year and a half.. There’s been times when I’ve tried another brand (just to see if anything works better for me) but every time, I wished I just stuck to Fit Pit! I pick mine up from Hisbe- a local fairtrade and organic store but you can get them online. You can get them in a 1 month size glass pot or a 3 month glass pot.
They do Fit Pit Sensitive (no scent), Fit Pit Woman and Fit Pit Man (I don’t particualy like ‘gendered’ products but there you go!). Whilst I prefer the sweeter scent of the Woman’s pot, which contains Rosemary and Bergamot essential oils, compared to the ‘Cypress’ scent of the ‘Man’s’ one, I find that the Man’s one works slightly better for me in terms of preventing me from getting smelly pits!. As I cycle nearly every day and move around a bit at work, I do recquire stronger deodrants and find that both of these actually work, with the Man work working slighty better!
How it works
‘Fit Pit Man deters excess perspiration and provides tough odour protection with a delicious Cypress scent. It’s 100% organic and natural, and contains no parabens, BPAs or Aluminium Salts. Cream deodorant applied with fingertips, melts on contact with warm skin.’
Bicarbonate of Soda subtly alters your skins natural pH which prevents smell causing bacteria from thriving. Cypress essential oil inhibits excess perspiration. The Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, moisturise and soothe your skin. Unlike some deodorants it doesn’t merely mask bad smell, it prevents it. And unlike antiperspirants it doesn’t block your sweat glands, making it even healthier for you. The result is healthy underarms with a delicious Cypress scent.
- They ACTUALLY work
- Comepletely recycable packaging (no mixed plastic sprays or nozzles which can’t be recycled)
- They come in 30 or 100 ml sized pots- both within hand luggage liquid allowance when travelling on a plane
- Doesn’t leave any marks
- Minimal (if any) waiting time to dry
- 100 % organic, vegan and cruelty free
- No aluminium or parabens
- Locally made in the UK and made in small batches
- Subtle scent that isn’t overpowering
- When in a warm temperature they do melt to a liquid (be careful when travelling is all I can say :P)