The Founders of Pit Putty
Early 2014 Luke and Laura received news that Laura’s work colleague had been diagnosed with skin cancer; and she wasn’t much older than them. This really opened their eyes, especially since her doctor’s professional advice was to stop using unnatural skincare products that contain chemicals such as SLS, found in detergent soaps and body washes. If these unnatural ingredients are so bad, why are we knowingly covering our skin with them every day, they questioned. This was a real eye opener and the point that they decided there had to be another way.
Laura and Luke started to switch many of their cosmetic brands to the natural alternatives, but they found that not all products were made equally. Particularly, the many natural deodorants that they tried would sometimes work on Laura but had limited effect on Luke.
Fast forward to 2015 and they had discovered a wide range of natural and beautifully crafted skincare brands and had even perfected many of their own homemade recipes. But after trialling every natural deodorant Luke could get his hands on, there still wasn’t one that cut the mustard. And this was where their little natural deodorant adventure started.
If they couldn’t buy one, they'd make one! However, it turns out that making an effective natural deodorant is more complicated than they thought. Their creation had to be 100% natural, vegan (so beeswax-free), gentle on skin, completely eco-friendly and most importantly; it had to work.
Every day Luke would investigate how different deodorants work, write up experimental formulas and Laura would create them in their kitchen. Each formula had the same thorough test: they would both apply the product they were testing and go on a run, then another run at midday, and again in the afternoon. They'd then keep wearing the same deodorant that night and, in the morning, they'd go on a final hot and sweaty run to really put it to the test! They got really fit.
After 3 Months of Testing, They Were Happy With the Product and Passed Their Ridiculously Diligent Testing
They were so glad they persisted as now Pit Putty is loved by thousands of customers around the world. Although Pit Putty is no longer made in Luke and Laura's kitchen, every batch is still made by hand and with love. And finally, we have a natural deodorant that really works, even on Luke!
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