Pick Your Pit Paste: Comparing Zinc & Baking Soda Deodorant

Options are greathaving options, keeping your options open, opting in or opting outevery one of us is unique, so you should be able to do you. That’s why we strive to provide as many safe, all-natural body care options as possible.

But with 5 natural deodorant formulas and 9 scents to choose from, it can be difficult to know which to pick. This one, that one? Which one’s the right one? Breathe. We’re here to help! Let’s start by breaking down the differences between our two bestsellers - baking soda and zinc oxide.

Baking Soda

A beloved classic, our baking soda Pit Paste is pure perfection for most people. Like all our deodorants, it’s aluminum-free and allows your body to sweat out toxins as Mother Nature intended. The active ingredient, baking soda, works to eliminate body odor caused by bacteria (remember, sweat is odorless). But some people are sensitive to the alkaline pH of baking soda, and therefore need an alternative solution.

Why Choose Baking Soda Deodorant?

  • You want an effective, natural solution.
  • You don’t have sensitive skin.


A recent breakthrough in the wonderful world of natural deodorant, our new zinc oxide formula is the very first of its kind - offering a highly-effective baking soda-free option for anyone with sensitive skin. It’s made with non-nano zinc, which means it stays on the surface of your skin and won’t inhibit the body’s natural sweating process. Plus, zinc is naturally antimicrobial (bye bye odor-causing bacteria) and helps soothe and protect the skin.

Why Choose Zinc Deodorant?

  • You want an effective, natural solution.
  • You have a baking soda sensitivity or otherwise sensitive skin.

Still not sure which one to choose? Pick up our Zero Stink Bundle, which includes one of each and a soothing Pit Primer! If you’re new to Primal Pit Paste, we recommend you start with an unscented version, as some people can have sensitivities to essential oils. Once you find your perfect formula, you can get a few minis in different scents to find your favorite.

Our goal is to help you find the perfect pit paste! If you’re still left with lingering questions, just drop us a line in the comments below.


I’m loving the orange vanilla deodorant. I would be so happy if you made the spray available in orange vanilla!!

Kelly November 11, 2019

Hi there! I’m a true PPP fan and user for years. Just wanted to say that if you were to make the pit spray available in the jasmine scent I would be more than happy about it! 😊 Otherwise, keep on doin what you’re doin, and thanks for doin it!

Mell July 25, 2019

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