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Product Review: Hippy Pits – All Natural Deodorant by Delish Naturals

Monday, July 30th, 2012

I have tried many several different brands of all natural deodorants mostly with disappointing results. While I don’t like the harsh and toxic ingredients found in many name brand deodorants, I also don’t want to be sweaty and/or stinky either. Usually I settle for harsh ingredients over stinky BO…BUT thanks to Hippy Pits All Natural Deodorant by Delish Naturals I may not have to settle any more! I have been using Hippy Pits for the last 2 weeks and am diggin’ it! 🙂

What I like about Hippy Pits:

  • The ingredients – Hippy Pits is free of all harsh, synthetic ingredients and full of soothing, natural ingredients. It is even free of baking soda. While baking soda is a common ingredient in many all natural deodorants, it can irritate the delicate underarm skin so it did not find it’s way into this refreshingly unique product. Just what exactly IS in Hippy Pits? Ingredients include beeswax, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, arrowroot powder, cornstarch, silk amino acids, vitamin E, and essential oils.Oh how I love turning over a product and reading familiar words in the ingredient list!
  • The Scent – Hippy Pits comes in fresh and fun scents with names as clever as the product itself. All products are scented with essential oils. I have Daisy Chain which is made from Bergamot, Geranium & Lavender. Shortly after I put it on for the first time, my mom even commented that I smelled good and asked me what I was wearing. She totally cracked up laughing at my reply, “Um, Hippy Pits deodorant?” 🙂
  • Overall effectiveness – Okay this next part is a little embarrassing to admit, but because it provides valuable information about the effectiveness of the product I will share. I went four days without showering and relied exclusively on my Hippy Pits to keep me smelling fresh and clean. I was actually kind of surprised how well it worked during those four days. I even asked my hubby if I smelled funky and he assured me I was still cuddeable 😉 Hippy Pits also passed the running test for me. This is super important because I don’t often have the opportunity to shower after a run before heading out the door. I need to be confident my deodorant will do its job well so I can be in public post-run without scaring people away.

Stuff I wasn’t crazy about:

  • Left my pits feeling kind of “tacky” – If you are accustom to using a gel deodorant this may not be an issue for you. I however typically use a stick deodorant that is really dry so Hippy Pits felt kind of wet/tacky to me at first. I got use to the sensation over time but it was an adjustment.
  • Top does not close properly – This may be a funky glitch that is unique to my own particular stick of deodorant but for some reason the top of it will not close all the way. This does not interfere with or effect the product in any way…it just kind of bugs me. 🙂
  • Left kind of a sticky residue after on my clothing after I went running – One time after a particularly hard run in humid weather, I noticed the pits of my shirt had some sticky residue on them. Correction my hubby noticed and pointed it out to me. I think during my run some of the deodorant came off with my sweat and it stuck to my clothing. I ran several different times with this deodorant and this only happened the one time. My guess is that it was a combination of the intensity of the run, the weather, and the fabric of the particular shirt I was wearing? In any case it’s something I noted about using Hippy Pits.

All in all a great product that I would reccomend trying out if you are in search of an all-natural, eco-friendly deodorant that smells nice AND is effective! 🙂

-Sarah