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While many natural deodorants contain healthy, nourishing ingredients, most also contain baking soda as a main ingredient. The problem with baking soda is that it can cause underarm skin rashes and/or redness. BARE PITS was created especially for sensitive skin FREE of Baking Soda to nourish and detoxify your armpits.

I also scent BARE PITS with organic therapeutic grade essential oils that your pits will feel.


Sweating and body odor come from secretions of two types sweat glands, 
eccrine glands and apocrine glands




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The majority of sweat glands, eccrine glands, are found over most of the body and open directly onto the surface of the skin. The “sweat” from these glands is composed mainly of water, salt and trace amounts of other electrolytes that help regulate the balance of fluids in your body.  Sweat produced by these glands does not contribute to body odor.

The main role of eccrine glands is to assist in body temperature regulation. Sweating is controlled in hypothalamus of the brain which receives messages from temperature receptors in the skin. When your body temperature rises the eccrine glands are stimulated to secrete fluid onto the surface of your skin. As the sweat evaporates body temperature is cooled.


The second type of sweat glands, apocrine glands, are found in areas with lots of hair follicles like the scalp, armpits and groin. These glands open into the hair follicle just before it opens onto the skin surface and secrete a thicker fatty sweat that also contains proteins. These secretions are quickly inhabited by normal bacteria that thrive in the warm humid environment under the arms.  The odor is the result of the bacterial breakdown of the sweat.  Louis Leakey, an anthropologist, believed that the original function of body odor was to make humans unappetizing to animals who wanted to eat us for dinner.



Deodorant is used to mask odor or eliminate the bacteria that causes odor. Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of perspiration, creating an environment unappealing to bacteria and some contain agents that actually kill bacteria that cause odor. Although there are natural deodorants on the market, most standard brands contain harsh and potentially toxic ingredients such as parabens, triclosan, propylene glycol, alcohols and a whole host of synthetic colors, scents and other chemicals that can cause irritation.


Antiperspirants actually keep you from sweating. Antiperspirants work by clogging or closing pores with strong astringents such as aluminum salts to keep you from perspiring. Antiperspirants enter your body through the sweat pores and form a temporary plug that prevents the release of sweat. Without any sweat, bacteria have nothing to there is no odor.



The safety of antiperspirants and commercial deodorants has become quite a debate. Some studies indicate potential health risks associated with aluminum compounds found in many antiperspirants. Does aluminum accumulate in the brain and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease? Does it also contribute to breast cancers? Studies have also found risks with parabens and other chemicals found in both antiperspirants and deodorants. However, some manufacturers and health agencies claim that these studies are flawed and therefore the fears are unwarranted.

I do not know whether claims about links to breast cancer and other serious health issues are true or not, but I do believe that natural is better!  I like to feel good about what I put on my skin!


I have tried so many natural deodorants and none work for me, why is BARE PITS different?

Most natural deodorants use the word natural but actually have a list of ingredients that we don't know. Most natural also contain baking soda, which is very irritating on your sensitive pits.

I created this with only natural, organic, and food grade ingredients. Once you try it. you will feel the difference. NO BAKING SODA. I use clays for moisture absorption and detoxification. Shea butter moisturizes and provides many vitamins and minerals our body needs.

You will understand what your pits should feel like.

3 Reasons to do an Armpit Cleanse

Along with wanting to reduce exposure to chemicals and subsequent risk of breast cancer and other illness, you should consider detoxing your armpits if:


1. You are trying to switch to a natural deodorant and struggling in the process.

Often, people experience an uncomfortable rash or excessive sweating and smell when transitioning from a chemical based deodorant to a more natural alternative.

However, studies have shown that regular use of conventional deodorants and antiperspirants can change the bacterial microbiome in your armpits, causing an overproduction of bad bacteria which contribute to a worse odor when you stop using them. A simple detox will get the bacteria back in balance and you will reduce the amount of smell. Detoxing will help pull out build up of toxins and heavy metals. 


2. You have a sticky or filmy build-up in your armpits.

Many sweat-stopping formulations can leave a strange or sticky film under the arms that doesn’t even wash away in the shower! This may be down to the worrisome active ingredient aluminum, which clogs the pores to stop sweating. A detox can pull out some of the chemicals in the skin tissue around the armpit and remove this residue.


3. You frequently get sick or notice enlarged lymph nodes on the neck.

Catch every bug that’s going around the office? You may also notice a lump or even spots on the side of your neck or in the armpit. These are enlarged lymph nodes and are a sign that your lymphatic system is struggling to usher chemicals and other foreign invaders out of your system. The end result is a sluggish immune system.



What You Can Expect from a Cleanse

You should notice one or more of the following:

  • Less odor – sometimes even when not wearing a natural product.

  • Less irritation and perspiration after using natural deodorants.

  • No more product build-up in your armpits.

  • Improved lymphatic function and a reduction in illness.

  • Breathable pits

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