Stinky pits can pose a plastic free problem. No one wants to smell but deodorants are highly plastic packaged and may contain unpleasant nasties.
Thankfully there is an old and natural remedy for this old and natural problem – ammonium alum. This is a naturally occurring mineral salt with antiseptic properties. It inhibits the bacteria growth that causes odour. Alum molecules are far too big to be absorbed by the skin so they just sit there doing the job.
You can buy alum in a spray, as a push up stick or in lump crystal form. The first two involve nasty plastic packaging and lots of it. Better, environmentally speaking, to buy it in lump form. Pit Rok sell a single 80 gram crystal in a small cardboard box. Minimal packaging, completely natural, and fragrance free.For Pit Rok stockists in your town go to www.pitrok.co.uk/stockists.asp. and type in the name of. They do not differentiate between the products. In my experience the health food shops are more likely to sell the crystal form. You can of course buy online too.
Or this from eBay looks rather GOOD.
It is claimed can deodorise smells. YOu can read all about bicarbonate of soda HERE.
There are bicarbonate based deodorants out there.
Earth Consious is one. The following is from the website.
Earth Conscious the natural deodorant that works
made in the UK
Comes in a tin. N.B. Will almost certainly be plastic epoxy lined. Read more here
CITRUS (Lemon & Orange)
Contains fresh lemon and orange organic essential oils
No aluminium, parabens or carcinogens
Allows your skin to breath and perspire naturally
Will not block your sweat glands and will allow your body to remove toxins as nature intended
Totally cruelty free
Supports healthy marine life
Recyclable packaging, no plastic
Suitable for men, women and teens
EU registered and certified
Certified organic coconut oil, certified organic arrowroot powder, certified organic shea butter, sodium bicarbonate, certified organic beeswax, certified organic lemon essential oil, certified organic orange essential oil.
Visit the website here.