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Orange Vanilla Deodorant by Primal Pit Paste

Orange creamsicles are for eating, not for rubbing on your armpits. Until now. Go ahead, it won't hurt. In fact, it might make your day a bit less smelly, and your pits just a bit more awesome. Primal Pit Paste has made your orangey armpit dreams come true with their ode to everyone's favorite frozen citrus pop, with coconut oil, shea butter, and just a hint of vanilla to put the finishing touches on this experience. Smear it on yourself—it's kind of like giving your delicate yet needy underarms their own personal massage—and feel both virtuous and fabulous all at the same time. ~

For the true, true stories behind this incredible body stuff, read on.

Roll-on deodorant seemed the pinnacle of sophistication in about the 7th grade. That roller ball was somehow more grown-up, more intense, more "serious" than plain old solid sticks. These days, how about giving your armpit a nice massage while putting on healthy deodorant? Now that's fancy. Enter this amazing Primal Pit Paste, as fun to say as it is to caress over your skin—fingertips or via stick—with nary a worry about strange ingredients or metals leaching into your life.

Personally, I really love the jar format. Why? Somehow I got into, really into, the idea of massaging my armpits. Hear me out. The first time I personally smeared paste of any variety over my freshly washed underarms, it was a little bit strange. But then I caught myself: why was this strange? What I was doing—putting paste on my pits with my fingertips—was no more strange that it is to do the same thing with solid deodorant using a plastic dispenser. That weirdness put to rest, pit paste and I became friends.

There are many fabulous "flavors" of these Primal Pit deodorants but none as sweet or nostalgic as Orange Creamsicle. Yum. Imagine a hot summer day, frozen stick of creamy orange in hand. Or that chain restaurant with the frothy orange beverages, all refreshing and sweet. I need some cool refreshment in my life and this flavor is the thing to do it. There's enough vanilla scent to make the creamy aroma float up to your nose, balanced by the heady orange punch. Don't blame me if you start to eyeball the frozen dessert section at your local grocery store this week.

Here's what the folks at Primal Pit Paste have to say about their own commitment to keeping your body care fresh and healthy:

"At last! A truly organic, all-natural deodorant that ACTUALLY WORKS!

Primal Pit Paste is an organic, all natural deodorant that actually works! Baking soda neutralizes the bacteria that causes odor and organic arrowroot powder helps you to feel dry while allowing you to still sweat and release toxins. These powders are mixed in a base of moisture rich, anti-microbial organic coconut oil and organic shea butter to soothe skin. Primal Pit Paste regular strength is what we always recommend for first time users to allow their body to acclimate to the pH of baking soda."

Why Primal Pit Paste is so healthy for your skin

Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Non-Aluminum Baking Soda, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Orange Essential Oil, Vanilla Essential Oil, Non-GMO Vitamin E from sunflowers

Here are some of the amazing components of Primal Pit Paste:

At Go Primal, there’s no fluff, no bluff, no nasty stuff! We believe in 100% purity of ingredients and 100% honesty about what’s in our products so that you can feel confident about what you’re putting on your body or what you’re buying for your family and loved ones. There’s no creepy secret recipes- just healthy, honest, bare earth ingredients that you can trust.

Shea Butter

There's almost nothing shea butter can't do. Moisturize, soften, nourish, replenish, sustain. It's fat is stable and full of nutrients that just make your skin glow, even if it's under your arms. Ok, ok. It can't recharge your cell phone battery. Yet. But you might just feel like walking around all day with your arms held high just to show off the magnificence of your supple pits.

How to use Primal Pit Paste:

Ok, first, if you have a Primal Pit Stick . . . have at it. Smear on as per normal for deodorant application. However, you might have a jar of paste. This is where things get more fun.

Without an applicator, it might seem a little bit strange at first. That first time being confronted with a jar of stuff as your deodorant, have no worries and just dive in. It's easy and here's how:

  1. First, take a nice sniff and get close to that natural smell. Inhale the herbs and botanicals and the gentle foundation of healthy oils.
  2. Get ready for the tactile part of this experience: swipe two or three fingers across the paste, just getting a little coat.
  3. Now for your massage: gently rub in the paste with your fingertips into your armpits. It feels really nice, this lymph node massage.
  4. Once applied, you're done! Enjoy the clean feeling and gentle smell from the fragrance and natural ingredients.

About GO Primal the company, in their own words:

Primal Pit Paste was born from a quest to find natural and safe personal care products for my family to use, that actually work. When my grade school daughter came home one day with a noticeable body odor, I was surprised because of her age. I thought she was among the minority with this issue, but I found out that other parents were noticing the same problem occurring, even as early as 2 years of age! I then made it my mission to find a product I felt was safe enough for my daughter to use. I didn’t want to put toxic chemicals on my young child, but I was never able to find a natural alternative that actually worked. Many of my friends were just as concerned about the chemicals in ordinary personal care products and felt that the other natural products they used were not really effective.

Then, while training for several racing events, (I’m a Certified CrossFit trainer and athlete) I noticed that the large race sponsors were companies that promote and give out samples of deodorant containing toxic chemicals. With all the information out there about the toxic chemicals in our food, and the obvious realization of skin patch technology, it's clear that what we put on our skin is as important as what we eat. Parabens and aluminums in deodorant, in particular, are becoming increasingly suspect in regards to cancer (breast cancer more specifically) and Alzheimer’s research. We are finally actually being told to try and avoid these chemicals as prevention.

My concern turned to a primal energy to protect my daughter and provide the world with a safe alternative to harmful products. I turned that energy into research, and that research into Primal Pit Paste. I believe that through Primal Pit Paste, I have succeeded in making a healthy, organic deodorant that actually works for all types of moms, dads, kids and athletes alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are Go Primal Products gluten-free and soy-free?

A: Yep, all our products are made without gluten or soy. But even fake ingredients can be free of gluten and soy so we take it further by using only real, whole food-grade ingredients and by using non-GMO and organic ingredients as well. You won’t find parabens, aluminum, or any toxic chemicals in Go Primal products either. We think your body deserves to have it all!

Q: Will I still sweat while using Primal Pit Paste?

A: Unlike aluminum antiperspirant that clogs sweat glands to prevent sweating (ew!), Primal Pit Paste allows your pits to sweat. This is essential for your health and to allow your body to detoxify naturally!  And yet you will still look and feel dry. The organic arrowroot starch in Primal Pit Paste absorbs moisture and leaves pits cool and comfortable. You’re still sweating out toxins, but Primal Pit Paste controls the moisture so you feel fresh throughout the day.