Why People Hate Natural Deodorant

Melanie Allen

Here at Pit Liquor, we think natural deodorant is the best thing since sliced bread. We quite literally spend all our time thinking about, working with, and smelling natural deodorant. But we get that not everyone shares our deep love of clean and natural pits.

Are you on the fence about natural deodorant? Or maybe you had a bad experience with your natural deodorant not working and now you're hesitant to to switch to natural again. Or perhaps this is the first time you've heard of it and you're giving me the side eye (if so, we're here to save you pain and agony should you choose to try natural deodorant). Here are a few of the common reasons why people hate natural deodorant:

1. They cause rashes
Many natural deodorants rely on baking soda to absorb odors, but unfortunately baking soda causes rashes for many people. The craziest part? Baking soda doesn't even work against armpit odor! While baking soda does absorb odors in the back of your fridge, it's powerless against armpit stank.

The Pit Liquor Difference:
Our deodorant uses arrowroot powder in place of baking soda. This non-rash-causing powder helps absorb moisture, keeping your pits happy all day long.

2. They are sticky, tacky, gross, and leave a residue behind.
Nobody likes to feel their armpits sticking to their clothes or skin. And who wants residue under your arms, or worse, on your clothes?! Many brands leave more behind than you might have bargained for, leaving you feeling uncomfortable throughout the day.

The Pit Liquor Difference:
Our deodorant is liquid and dries quickly, whether you choose the spray or roll-on option. And no residue here! Your arms will feel so fresh and free that they'll be ready for a hands-in-the-air dance party anytime.

3. They aren't actually natural.
Many companies promise natural deodorant, using lots of misleading plant names or false marketing. But when you turn over the bottle, you see a confusing lists of chemicals, fragrances, and words you can't pronounce. If even the supposedly natural brands use chemicals, why bother switching to natural in the first place?

The Pit Liquor Difference:
We always disclose every real, food-grade ingredient that we put into our glass bottles! Not only can you read everything on the label, you can see it!

4. They don't work!
We've all been there. You apply "natural" deodorant (see point 3!) and then head out for a day of fun in the sun. By lunch, you begin to smell something, and by dinner it's a full-on stank. You head home early in smelly shame to take a long, disappointed shower.

The Pit Liquor Difference:
Pit Liquor works, guaranteed! We offer a satisfaction guarantee. In the words of the beloved Kathleen Kelly, "Try it, I know you'll love it!"

 5. They give off that "hippy" vibe. 
Natural deodorant lends toward a vision of long skirts, flower crowns, and maybe a little tie dye thrown in while you drive your VW Bus into the sunset with a faint, but much-ignored musk of earthy BO. Maybe you're not that kind of person, so you'd like to pass on the patchouli and the natural deodorant, thank you very much.

The Pit Liquor Difference:
Pit Liquor scents smell good. Like coffee or spices or tropical vacations good. With a variety of scents to choose from, you can find one that suits your lifestyle best.  


Melanie lives near Raleigh, NC with her husband and three kids. She loves hot coffee, good books, and deep conversations. Connect with her on Instagram via @intentional_motherhood

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