Primally Pure Deodorant Review
In the early days of Bambu Earth, there was one question I used to get more than any other: "When are you going to make a natural deodorant?" This was 5+ years ago, when people were just realizing the negative effects of standard deodorants and trying to find safer, healthier options.
Before I spent a year formulating my own for Bambu Earth
(which I now believe has the cleanest ingredient list of any "natural" deodorant on the market, bar none), I was pleased to discover two of the early brands in the space: Schmidt's and Primally Pure. Since then, Schmidt's has sold to Unilever, and I can no longer recommend them at all for a host of reasons.
So What About Primally Pure?
Primally Pure, I'm happy to tell you, is still a good option (with some asterisks that I'll get to). And I actually first wrote my Primally Pure Review before I ever formulated Bambu Earth's Magnesium Deodorant. I was still using it myself, and I did so after cycling through a lot of different options.
Ah, the endless cycle of natural deodorants. That's a good place to start, actually. If you've tried natural deodorants, you know what I'm talking about. I would buy one, it worked fabulously for a while, then inevitably my body adjusted to it and it gave me some issue (like irritated skin) or just stopped working all together. And no girl wants to be Stinky Pits Girl.
Eventually I was introduced to Primally Pure Deodorant
, and those two problems were solved. First and foremost, it worked. I wasn't Stinky Pits Girl. In fact, I really like Primally Pure's scent (and now they've got multiple options). That's a win! Second, I didn't experience any irritation from it. Double win!
I should say that If you're new to natural deodorants you may not realize that they are not antiperspirants. So "effective" doesn't mean "dry." That's because your body is meant to sweat. If you're looking for something that will keep you from sweating, you won't find it here. That can be a weird experience at first, but it's actually part of what makes natural deodorant great.
Beyond that, you apply Primally Pure like traditional deodorant, which some people really like, and its creamy consistency means it goes on easily. They've also long had a reputation for great customer service, which is always nice.
And, of course, the natural ingredient list is a huge part of what makes it a good option. But that also introduces us to a few of the negatives.
First, Primally Pure does contain tallow. So if you're vegan, it's not an option for you. And if you're sensitive to baking soda or coconut oil, again, Primally Pure won't work for you, as it features both. I also am not a fan of the plastic packaging, which has well-known detrimental environmental impact.
And here is a surprising con: Primally Pure is so easy to put on that I always found myself going through it really quickly, which made it into a more expensive option than natural deodorant already is (which it is!).
You might think I'm going to try to sell you hard right now on using my product over Primally Pure
, but that's not how we do things at Bambu Earth! I'm happy to see natural skincare companies like Primally Pure because I believe in the underlying concept so much. And Primally Pure works well, smells good, and goes on smoothly, which made it a good option for me for quite some time.
The standard natural deodorant woes do apply though: baking soda sensitivity, coconut sensitivity, and wasteful packaging can all be problems here. My eventual answer to those was to create Bambu Earth's Magnesium Deodorant Spray
, which is baking soda-free, coconut oil-free, doesn't stain clothing, is easy to apply, and comes in a glass container.
You can give our Magnesium Deodorant Spray a shot here
. I'll even make it easy for you: use the code TryItOut20 and get 20% off your first order so you can try it for yourself.
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