Megababe Rosy Pits Natural Deodorant

megababeLet’s talk about one not-so-pleasant-but-essential facet of the beauty world: deodorant. The search for a natural deodorant that works for me seems to be never-ending. I’ve been trying various products for the past two years (read my previous reviews here), but nothing has left me feeling totally satisfied–or stink-free. When I saw 5-star reviews across the board for Megababe Rosy Pits Deodorant ($18), I had to try it. Because although all previous brands I’ve tried have failed me, the days of putting toxic chemicals into my body are over. I’m so done with that, and not turning back no matter how long it takes to find a solution.

Instead of using aluminum and parabens to prevent sweating and mask odor, Rosy Pits prevents bacteria (which leads to odor) from forming on the skin with the use of natural antibacterial ingredients. Coconut and vitamin E extracts soften and soothe skin. Like all natural deodorants, this is not an anti-perspirant; odds are, you’ll still sweat lightly with this, but when you do, it won’t stink. Even better, your skin will be able to breathe and won’t get clogged with toxic chemicals.

First thing I noticed about this was the scent. It’s got more of an essential oil vibe to me (probably because it contains sandalwood and sage) than the fake, flowery, overly-scented traditional deodorant bars. The scent is very light, unique, and refreshing. I like it a lot.

Megababe-rosy-pits-2The first three weeks I used this, I sweat a lot. And I smelled. And it was a rough three weeks. So rough that I almost gave up and threw the damn stick in the garbage. On top of that, I got pit rash from this stuff, even though I was transitioning from a natural deodorant. A lot of brands that produce natural formulas say your body may go through pit detox (which can often include an underarm rash) as you transition from using a traditional deodorant, but I’ve experienced this with every natural formula I’ve tried.  I was a little bit surprised because I thought the culprit in natural deodorants was baking soda, but Rosy Pits is baking soda-free, so I’m not sure what caused the irritation this time. It was annoying and got really aggravated when I got sweaty during my workouts. Regardless, it cleared up in about 3 weeks, and when it did, the B.O. went away with it. I even put it to the test on a 90+-degree day with a bootcamp workout in a gym studio with malfunctioning air conditioning, and I was pleasantly surprised! In situations like that, it didn’t keep me 100% odor-free, but it was nothing horrible. In daily life, this works amazingly for me. So far, it’s the only natural deodorant I’ve tried that actually works.

The natural deodorants I’ve used before worked initially, then failed me. I’ve heard that some people need to rotate products to keep up their efficacy. We’ll see if that’s the case with this product. So far, I’m really liking it and will stick with it!

I’m always looking for recommendations. What is your favorite natural deodorant?

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5 Responses to Megababe Rosy Pits Natural Deodorant

  1. Courtney says:

    This is so timely. Even though I’ve been using natural deodorant for twenty plus years, I decided to switch brands a few years ago when Toms of Maine changed their formula. Since then I’ve dealt with stinky pits and horrible rash. The rash was so bad I actually had to buy conventional deodorant for the first time just to battle it. Until a friend told me she had the same exact reaction when she switched natural deodorants and her dermatologist said you need to exfoliate your underarms and never go to bed with deodorant on (even natural!) so that your armpits have time to breathe. Ever since I started this regimen — as well as shaving them with coconut oil — the rash has gone away. But I still haven’t found a deodorant I like — so I can’t wait to try this. In the meantime, I hope that advice can help you or others with the rash — I wouldn’t want anyone else to experience that.

    • sugarsocial says:

      Thanks so much for the tips! I do wash it off every night to let my skin breathe, but I’m going to try shaving with coconut oil! The rash was surprisingly painful; because of its location, I was always feeling it with every movement. So glad it’s gone! Hope you have good luck with this deodorant if you try it. It’s truly the only one that works for me (so far).

  2. Jennifer says:

    I once tried a natural deodorant and it was terrible. I could not overcome myself and continue to use the usual deodorant. But now I’m pregnant and want to exclude chemistry from my routine. I read about home remedies for sweat If I’ll use the home method, too, will there be a rash and discomfort?

  3. Jessica says:

    I bought Megababe’s Rosy Pits the day it went on sale. I was so excited when it arrived and upon first use I was obsessed with the scent! It worked for me right away, not too sweaty and not smelly unless I was doing some heavy exercise. Unfortunately I realized after about 6-8 weeks of use that it was causing a fairly major allergic reaction in an area in no way associated with my pits. My mouth began forming large blisters, I developed cold sores and on occasion my lips would swell up (like I had lip fillers) overnight! I was so disappointed once I connected the dots between the allergy and Rosy Pits. Within 48 hours of stopping use of the product the majority of my symptoms were gone. Now I take a hit “sniff” of Rosy Pits just to indulge in the smell. I’m jealous of anyone that is able to use this product!

    • sugarsocial says:

      That’s terrible! So sorry it didn’t work out for you. It’s the only one I’ve found that works for me. Several friends recommended the Native brand to me…I haven’t tried it, but they swear it.

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