Switching to Natural Deodorant? Here’s 5 Things You Should Know

If you’re thinking about switching to natural deodorant, let us be the first to congratulate you! You’re doing your body (and the earth) a world of good. But, reaping the rewards of an aluminum free deodorant isn’t a simple case of out with the old and in with the new. So before diving into natural, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • 1. Detox is Part of the Process

  • First things first… that conventional drugstore deodorant you’ve been using? It keeps odor at bay by plugging up your sweat glands with chemicals, additives, and heavy metals like aluminum. Besides the potential health risks associated with these substances, preventing sweat from escaping your pores also traps toxins and bacteria, which build up over the years.

    Switching to natural will induce an arm pit detox phase, which is your body’s way of purging all those nasties. During this process, you may experience increased sweating, a more noticeable body odor, or minor skin irritation. Don’t panic! It’s only temporary. Our Pit Detox Bundle has everything you need to make the transition (and your underarms) as smooth as possible.

  • 2. All Pits Are Not Created Equal

  • Everyone’s body chemistry is unique - which means there is no one-size-fits-all deodorant formula or flavor. But, we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of switching to natural deodorant. That’s why we’ve spent years developing innovative formulations using the purest, most effective all-natural ingredients out there.

    • Our classic pit paste uses baking soda to help neutralize body odor rather than cover it up for long-lasting protection without heavy metals, harsh chemicals, or other potentially harmful additives.

    • The highly-absorbent properties of activated charcoal make it the perfect detox deodorant, helping to gently remove impurities and toxins that may be hiding in your sweat glands.


      For those with delicate or reactive skin, our sensitive deodorant uses magnesium hydroxide for effective odor control without baking soda or aluminum.
    • Our newest and most scientifically advanced formula uses zinc oxide to target odor-causing bacteria while soothing and protecting skin for a gentle yet effective alternative to baking soda.

    Not sure which is right for you? Take our quiz to find out.

  • 3. You’re Going to Sweat (And That’s a Good Thing!)

  • Though glossy ads may have trained us to think otherwise, we all sweat. It’s a normal, natural process that’s necessary for your body to rid itself of toxins. When using natural deodorant, you will sweat - even more so right after making the switch. But the more you use it, the better it works, so stick with it! Plus, there’s a whole host of health and beauty benefits linked to perspiration that may help you learn to embrace it.

  • 4. Less is More

  • We only use real, recognizable ingredients - the first jar of Primal Pit Paste was created in Amy’s kitchen, after all. With no aluminum, no parabens, no harsh chemicals, no toxins, and no synthetic fragrance, this stuff is good enough to eat! That’s why you’ll hear us talk about our 9 fab flavors, rather than scents. And since each P3 product offers powerful pit protection, a little goes a long way! A pea-sized amount of paste or a few swipes of a stick is all you need for lasting freshness.

  • 5. You’ll LOVE It

  • By reducing exposure to toxic chemicals, switching to natural deodorant stands to make a big difference in your overall health. It’s the first step toward becoming a healthier, happier you - and we are here to help you on that journey!



    I have been using natural deodorants for 5 months now and it seems that the detox period is still going on. I’ve used multiple brands, but I still smell awful. Before i switched I used the clinical strength depressant. What ingredients and products would you recommend to tame my pits?

    Jade November 22, 2019

    Hi Shirley!

    Have you tried using our activated charcoal deodorant? By incorporating a “daily detox” you can reduce body odor – simply apply the Charcoal Pit Paste at night and then use your regular Pit Paste each day. Please let us know if you have any questions!

    P3 Pure September 18, 2019

    Just always have this under arm odor need help

    Shirley Poindexter May 14, 2019

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