One Of These Things (Pit Liquor) Is Not Like The Others.

One Of These Things (Pit Liquor) Is Not Like The Others.

Hate natural deodorant? So did we until we created Pit Liquor. Find out why other natural deodorants don't make the cut and what makes Pit Liquor different.
February 28, 2022 — Melanie Allen
Science of Stink

Science of Stink

Ever wonder why your pits smell so bad? We did too, and our founder Jason's research led us to a few discoveries about the science of stink. Prepare to be amazed.
February 15, 2022 — Jason and Erica Feucht
How To Refill Your Pit Liquor Bottles

How To Refill Your Pit Liquor Bottles

We know how much you love Pit Liquor, so why not get your fave on repeat? Purchasing a Refill of your favorite scent allows you to fill up your 50ml bottle SEVEN TIMES.

Even better—your Refill bottle doesn’t just save you time and money, it saves the planet. Last year Pit Liquor sold over 2,000 Refill bottles, saving 10.3 tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. That’s a reason to celebrate.

How to Open Your Refill Bottle

Our reFILL bottles are available for all Pit Liquor scents, including our current Limited Edition offering. Each glass bottle comes with a wax-dipped seal. To begin, vigorously shake your refill bottle to ensure it's well-mixed. Then locate the tab on the side of the bottle neck. Pull the tab, using either your hands or a pair of pliers. Remove the entire tab-band that circles the bottle, then pull the wax off the bottle's lid. Depending on the type of bottle you have, pull out the T-top or unscrew the lid. Grab a funnel and your empty bottle, and you're ready to replenish your Pit Liquor.

Refill Spray Bottles

To refill your Pit Liquor spray bottle, unscrew the black plastic spray cap. Using a small funnel, pour from your Refill into the bottle. Prevent leaking by filling to the base of the bottle's neck. Then replace the spray cap, screwing tightly.

Refill Roll-on Bottles

Refilling roller bottles can seem a bit tricky. Rather than worrying about the roller ball itself, remove the entire housing (see the video above). Then grab a funnel and pour your Refill into the bottle. Like our spray bottles, only fill to the base of the bottle's neck to prevent leaking. Replace the roller fitting, snapping it tightly, and you're ready to quench your stench again!

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Did you know we offer a recycling program? Learn more about our goals to Reduce, Refill, and Recycle.

February 07, 2022 — Melanie Allen
WTF is wrong with my Pit Liquor?! 5 Common Pit Liquor Questions Answered

WTF is wrong with my Pit Liquor?! 5 Common Pit Liquor Questions Answered

Occasionally we hear from customers who are concerned there might be something wrong with their bottle of Pit Liquor. 99.99% of the time, the answer is “nothing is wrong!” Our small-batch, handmade process means that our product isn’t as “perfect” as one made in a tube or can in a factory—our all-natural ingredients produce slight variations at times. We’re perfectly imperfect and we're proud of it. But we understand you may have some questions, so here's a dive into our five most common WTF?? questions:

1. Why is there sediment at the bottom of my bottle?

That sediment is a star player in our deodorant's stink-fighting power. A blend of arrowroot, sea salt, and teas, the white-ish powder packs a powerful punch to the bacteria in your pits. To make the most of this, be sure you always shake your bottle before applying Pit Liquor.

2. What are those greenish bubbles in my Whiskey Vanilla products?

People often assume those green bubbles are mold, but fear not! The real vanilla oil fueling that sweet vanilla scent forms into little bubbles inside your bottle. As it takes a bath with our proprietary blend of teas, the oil changes color. So really, greenish bubbles mean a great blend of stink-fighting, vanilla-scented magic. 

3. Why is my bottle darker/lighter than my last bottle?

Our master blenders combine the perfect mix of overproof alcohol, essential oils, and our tea/arrowroot blend to each batch before bottling. Different batches of ingredients can lead to slightly different shades in the finished product. But never fear, the powerful Pit Liquor you love is the same in every bottle. The color has nothing to do with the stench-quenching power.

4. Why does this bottle look different than my last one?

Maybe your label was a little crooked, or the fill-line isn’t quite in the same spot as last time? In a world of mechanized factories, we subconsciously expect every bottle to look exactly the same. At our warehouse, Pit Liquor’s small but mighty team fills each bottle by hand and applies every label before sending it off to you. That means there may be subtle differences in each label or fill-line, but we like to think of this as our own stamp of authenticity. No machines means real jobs, real people, and a kickass natural deodorant made right here in the US of A.

5. What’s that fuzz in my roller bottle?!

You’ve used your roller bottle for a few months, and rolling it on is the best part of your day. But all of a sudden you notice a fuzz ball in the bottom of your bottle. Don’t worry - it’s not mold, it’s simply lint or other stray particles that the roller ball has pulled into your bottle. Even if it looks like a little twister, it doesn’t affect the strength of your Pit Liquor, and won’t harm you. Promise.

 

Noticed any other perfectly imperfect characteristics of your favorite all-natural deodorant? We’d love to hear about them via Instagram or Facebook

January 31, 2022 — Melanie Allen
Pit Liquor's Top 3 Sellers —The List May Surprise You

Pit Liquor's Top 3 Sellers —The List May Surprise You

Choosing a scent can be hard. So many choices and for now, at least, you can't smell through your phone or desktop. If you asked us what the best scent was you'd get a looong answer. We love them all like we love our children. (Pssst, ok, Whiskey Black Pepper is super dope.)

But don't listen to us, the sales data doesn't lie. If you're looking for a new favorite scent check out our top sellers from 2021 starting with...

3. Whiskey Vanilla

Coming in at number three, Whiskey Vanilla’s warm and inviting scent is a crowd pleaser. Imagine sipping whiskey while eating your favorite cookie- that’s the warmth of whiskey vanilla. It’s whiskey base kicks odor where it counts while giving you cozy vibes of vanilla.

At Pit Liquor we pride ourselves on real ingredients and local suppliers, our whiskey is made just a few miles from our warehouse by Feisty Spirits. Self-described as "Purveyors of unique grain-to-glass whiskeys and other fine spirits," Feisty takes their whiskey-making seriously, using non-traditional grains to make unique whiskeys that they serve in their taproom. They proudly hold the title of "Fort Collins' first distillery" - you've gotta love the synergy because we are Fort Collins' first deodorant maker.

Our ingredients are so real that they just might surprise you. The vanilla essential oil in our bottles turns green when mixed with our proprietary blend of teas, creating little green bubbles of scent and odor-fighting goodness. And even better, you can find real vanilla beans in the bottle - no fake fragrances or chemicals here.

Whiskey Vanilla may sound like a tame fragrance, but this beast kicks stink and is a favorite of everyone from hard-core whiskey drinkers, outdoorsmen, bakers, mechanics, moms, and more.

Fun fact: Even though our Whiskey Vanilla ranks number three in overall sales, we actually sell more 100ml bottles of Vanilla than our second place winner. Looks like Vanilla is gunning for that silver medal.  You can give it a try (and boost it’s score to second place!) in 100ml, 50ml, roll-on, and Refill.

2. Whiskey Lavender

Finally, a real lavender scent that isn’t from your grandma's potpourri basket. After searching high and low for the best lavender, our founders discovered English Lavender, rather than the commonly used French Lavender. It has a subtle earthy and floral scent that’s not overpowering.

Gender neutral at it’s finest, you can share this spray-on with everyone you know, minus the germs or funk. Lavender can even work as an antiseptic, so keep a bottle in your car or medicine cabinet for when you’re in a pinch. Best of all, lavender has been shown to visibly reduce stress levels. We can all use a little stress-reduction, so spray your pits, take a big whiff of that lavender, and breathe easy.

As you might have expected, our lavender is locally grown (by the folks at Busy Bee Farms) and harvested by the Pit Liquor team each summer (you can watch our team in action here). Stay stink free year round and bask in the glow of a sunny lavender field. Our silver-medalist is available in 100ml, 50ml, roll-on, Refill, and as part of our Best-Sellers bundle.

1. Coconut Rum with Lime

Despite selling a whole lotta whiskey-based products, our biggest seller is actually Coconut Rum with Lime. Who doesn’t want to channel their best summer vacay these days?

Sharp lime, lush coconut, and a shot of rum make this deodorant feel like a tropical vacation in the midst of your daily grind. Since its debut in 2019, we’ve sold thousands of bottles of Coconut Rum with Lime. Our intern said that’s enough deodorant to fill several bath tubs, so excuse us while we literally bathe in our favorite tropical smell.

One of the reasons our Coconut Lime deodorant is so popular is because many find it to be the most effective scent for them. Why, you ask? Lime essential oil is very acidic, and this acid takes stench-quenching power to a whole new level. And don’t forget about the coconuts! We use coconut alcohol that’s actually made from fermented coconuts. Drunk coconuts give the best scent and keep your pits fresh and bacteria-free.

This powerful + effective deodorant will keep you stink free no matter how much fun you’re having in the sun. Find it now in 100ml, 50ml, roll-on, Refill, and as part of our Best-Sellers bundle.

 

Whatever your favorite scent, you can be confident in Pit Liquor's stench-quenching alcohol base and truly natural scent ingredients. Now that's a match worth spraying on your pits!

January 10, 2022 — Melanie Allen
Sweaty Situation? Pit Liquor Can Handle It.

Sweaty Situation? Pit Liquor Can Handle It.

Like death and taxes, sweat is an inevitable part of life. Unlike death and taxes, it’s actually good for the body and mind to get your sweat on. For those who haven’t yet discovered Pit Liquor, stinking can also be a part of life. Before we concocted this natural, whiskey-based deodorant, we suffered through many sweaty (and smelly) situations. If you plan on partaking in any of the following scenarios soon, it’s about time you stocked up on some Pit Liquor. 

 

Flailing During a First Date 

Some people are just really good at going on dates. They’re unicorns. For most of us, a first date ushers in an existential crisis like no other. Suddenly, everything is called into question - your wardrobe, your restaurant choice, the way you style your hair. The only way to avoid sweating through a first date is if you take your romantic interest to an ice rink or a penguin exhibit. Quench your stench with Pit Liquor’s whiskey lavender natural deodorant. It’s light, fresh, and, most importantly, powerful enough to kick body odor to the curb. No third wheel needed on this date. 

 

Taking Center Stage at a Halloween Costume Contest

You’ve thought of every accessory to create the perfect Sonny Bono costume, right down to the eye-catching metallic platform shoes. You know what doesn’t pair well with your white, flowy gossamer blouse? Yellow pit stains. That’s why you’ll pair your groovy duds with Pumpkin Spice Pit Liquor. When you go to strut your stuff across the stage and reach for that 1st place trophy, the only thing you’ll radiate is peace and love, baby. 

 

An Ambiguous Job Interview

Your sweat situation seems to be under control until the interviewer asks you to name your greatest weakness. Raspberry cheesecake, a man who plays the guitar. Oh, no, they mean personal weaknesses that could potentially impact this job you so desperately want. You rack your brain trying to remember what you and your roommate rehearsed just hours before. The pungent scent of your body odor begins to diffuse throughout the room. Body odor. Body odor is your greatest weakness. Next time, give yourself a dose of liquor courage with our straight Whiskey deodorant

 

Meeting the In-Laws

Armed with a bottle of wine and a bouquet of flowers, you ring the doorbell to your future in-laws home. Your partner assures you for the seventh time that they’ll love you. Yet somehow, just as the door swings open, you break out in a thin sheen of sweat. Maybe they won’t notice if you quickly wipe your palms on your pants before reaching out for a handshake. Prime your pits with Coconut Lime Pit Liquor so that you can go in for a big bear hug, pits first. 

 

Giving a Toast at Your Best Friend’s Wedding

Really, any public speaking engagement is cause for perspiration. What if you flub a line, linger for a beat too long after a corny joke, or accidentally spill an embarrassing bachelorette party story much to the bride’s chagrin? Hopefully you stashed some Whiskey Vanilla Pit Liquor in your bridesmaid bouquet. 


Sweating means you’re alive! It also means you’re working hard or pushing past your comfort zone to do things that may make you a little nervous. Go you. Pack Pit Liquor along on this little ride called life and you won’t have your B.O. riding shotgun any longer.
October 28, 2021 — Abigail Scott

Talking Scents with Pit Liquor: Lavender Edition

 

The Pit Liquor team joined forces this summer to help Jenny at Busy Bee Lavender Farm harvest this season’s lavender crop. Unlike many other deodorants on the market, we can actually point to where our ingredients come from, and we personally know the folks behind them. In fact, all of the lavender we use in our products comes from Busy Bee Lavender Farm, which is just down the road from our headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Smell it for yourself with our Lavender Collection. Shop pit-quenching, effective products with that gorgeous lavender scent.

 

October 10, 2021 — Jason and Erica Feucht
The Ultimate Essential Oils Guide

The Ultimate Essential Oils Guide

Essential oils have gained a cult-like following in recent years, however, the practice of using these plant-based extracts for a variety of healthful purposes isn’t exactly new. For centuries, aromatic plant byproducts - like leaves, stems, roots, and flowers - have been a focal point in baptisms, embalmings, and everything that falls between. 


Since modern America has fallen in love with essential oils, the scented products have essentially (see what we did there?) taken off. At Pit Liquor, we’re big fans of our fragrant friends. We put them in everything we make! Not only do they smell amazing, but they have medicinal properties created by nature herself. Here, we’ll share the most common essential oils and their respective uses. Print this out and stick it in your meditation nook next to your Mala beads and World Market floor cushion. 

What are essential oils? 

Essential oils are not deemed “essential” because we simply can’t attain mindfulness or clarity without them. They capture the essence of the plant - or its pleasing aroma. To get all science-y for you, what we deem “essential oils” are in fact the metabolic secretions of plants - aka plant hormones, aka what brings all the pollinators to the yard.


To get the juice, you’ve got to squeeze. Obtaining a plant’s “essence” or its scent can be done in a host of different ways - cold pressing, distillation, wax embedding, expression, and more. Because essential oils are so potent, they are most often mixed with a carrier oil for topical application. 

What are the most common essential oils?

  • Lavender. She’s the bell of the ball in our opinion. Lavender smells so delightful, is instantly relaxing, and comes from a gorgeous purple flower. Many use lavender essential oils in aromatherapy, during meditation, yoga, and for stress relief. Lavender essential oil can also be added to laundry, room diffusers, natural cleaning solutions, and more. Basically, anytime you want to feel like you’re naked in a flower field in southern France, go with lavender. 
  • Peppermint. Ancient societies including those of Rome, Greece, and Egypt, used peppermint to quell headaches, relieve cold symptoms, and minimize body aches. While we decided to ditch some less desirable elements of antiquity, like gladiatorial arenas and the heart-burn-inducing practice of eating while laying down, humans have continued to use peppermint essential oil for a variety of healing purposes.
  • Rose. Like lavender, rose essential oil just smells so damn good. It’s an elegant aroma that doesn’t overwhelm the senses. Rose evokes light, bright feelings of springtime, and is actually used in aromatherapy practices to relieve stress and boost moods. Some studies show that rose essential oil can fight acne, hydrate the skin, and minimize the appearance of scars and wrinkles. 
  • Sandalwood. In Ayurvedic medicine, sandalwood combats a host of mental and physical problems. Using sandalwood essential oil through aromatherapy practices or topical applications may significantly reduce stress, increase libido, fight fatigue, and improve focus.
  • Cedarwood. Besides transporting one to a thick pine forest, cedarwood aids in minimizing the effects of many skin conditions, including eczema, inflammation, and bacterial infections. When mixed with a base oil and applied topically to the scalp, cedarwood may prevent further hair loss and sooth itchy, irritable scalps.
  • Lime and orange. These citrus fruits may be celebrated sidekicks in the artisanal cocktail world, but in fact, the essential oil derived from lime and orange peels have noteworthy health properties. High concentrations of vitamin C make each powerful antiseptic that may be used to treat gum infections. Orange and lime essential oil is also used in skincare as a brightening agent that helps reduce the appearance of sunspots, scars, and discoloration. 

Pit Liquor’s natural deodorants smell so wonderful thanks to essential oils. Pamper your pits with fresh smelling products, instead of chemical components that our competitors love to use. Mother Nature is pretty much perfect, we don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
August 30, 2021 — Abigail Scott
What Your Pit Liquor Scent Says About You

What Your Pit Liquor Scent Says About You

The fact that you use Pit Liquor already tells the world that you’re a badass, conscious consumer who cares about their body and the environment. Go you! But did you know that the scent you choose might also have a little something to say about your personality? 

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Your fun-loving and adventurous spirit knows no-bounds and truly thrives in the scorching summertime. Despite soaring temperatures, you throw on a yellow swimsuit and coverup then bike to the river to bathe in mama nature’s chilly waters. You’ve recently started letting your body hair grow because you're so over modern beauty standards but you’re not totally sure you like how it looks and feels - yet. You’re definitely a kid at heart and not totally sold on the adulting thing so you shirk some responsibilities - like parking tickets, anything post office related, and bringing that box of clothes to the thrift store. However, you are responsible enough to hold down a few jobs that allow you to buy farmers market produce and afford a new pair of Birkenstocks. Priorities, baby. 

Whiskey Old Fashioned

You’re a crisp white shirt and blue jeans kind of guy or gal. Your collection of bolo ties is something to marvel at and you’ll always choose John Wayne over John Krazinski. As a child, your parents giggled at your “old soul” as you steeped a cup of Earl Grey before cozying up with a good comic book. Now, you’re an elegant adult who has both a typewriter and a record collection because life is meant to be savoured in a slow, meaningful way. Even if that means you have to lug a heavy typewriter and complete collection of Agatha Christie novels around every time you move apartments, you’ll bite the bullet and do it. John Wayne would be proud. Whiskey Old Fashioned sold out? Make your inner Annie Oakley proud with Whiskey Lavender



Roses & Champagne 

Oh you fancy, huh? Well why the hell wouldn’t you be? Life’s too short not to treat yourself to a dozen roses and champagne in your cereal. You’re decadent and your friends love you for it. You take things over the top - surprise birthday party for your cat complete with 200 balloons? You went there and it was so damn fun for everyone, except the cat. It’s likely that you have a few too many vintage dresses in your closet that you haven’t found an excuse to wear. No worries, you’ll throw a Queen’s Gambit-themed party one day soon and you won’t need to shop for an outfit. But you probably will anyway. 


Coconut Rum with Lime

You’re always on island time baby and we ain’t mad about it. Start times really are just a suggestion and you always roll up looking cool as a cucumber, ready to go with the flow no matter where it takes you. You're a windows down-AC on type and your low fuel light is constantly on. But you’ll be fine for a few more miles, surely. Nothing ruffles your feathers, not a global pandemic, not a tumultuous election, not even when Jamba Juice runs out of pineapple and can’t make your favorite Caribbean Passion smoothie. If on the off chance you get the slightest bit flustered you simply pause and ask yourself, “WWJBD” or “What Would Jimmy Buffet Do”? 

Whiskey Cedarwood

Move over Paul Bunyan. There’s a new lumberjack in town and he wears that flannel well. You spend your leisure time building the tiny home of your dreams that you’ll soon whisk away to the mountains. Cold winter mornings don’t bother you, in fact, you love the excuse to split wood out back with your grandfather’s ax, then come in from the cold and sip a cup of strong black coffee, only to feel your beard grow thicker and even more luxuriant. Your loofah is a pine cone and you’ve recently decided to only eat meat that you hunt yourself. It may be a lean winter but you’ve almost perfected your rabbit stew recipe. 


Find your perfect scent, here.
August 04, 2021 — Abigail Scott
Blasting the Boob Sweat

Blasting the Boob Sweat

Sunshiny time on a beach or by a pool can also mean pools of sweat. In the armpits, sure, but for many in the world there's another major problem area. Hint: They live between the pits. Or, for some of us, they used to. (Ugh, gravity works!)
May 28, 2021 — Laycie McClain
Dear Garden, Please Grow! 🥕🌻

Dear Garden, Please Grow! 🥕🌻

Distilled Bath & Body didn't select one of their bloggers for growing their organic ingredients. Find out the hilarious reasons why!
May 21, 2021 — Laycie McClain
Man happily smells armpit after using Pit Liquor deodorant.

Pit Liquor Pro Tips

Pro tips for how to use (and how not to use) Pit Liquor natural deodorant! Plus fun discoveries shared in a caring community of friends who won't let friends stink.
May 14, 2021 — Laycie McClain