Nitty Gritty
Natural Deodorant + More!

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Nitty Gritty Pit Stick was launched in 2016 on a sunny Sunday at the Warren Farmer's Market. Since then, this awesome product has been rolling into homes all over the  United States and even into a few stores.  The core of Nitty Gritty has been quality from the very beginning.  Quality product with quality ingredients, quality customer service, quality results.

Emily's Story:
My whole life, even in high school, I felt I was a 'stinky' person.  I had tried everything: Men's deodorant, scrubbing in the shower with baking soda, wearing nothing (THAT was a stinky one...seriously it made my coat smell!) and none gave me a fresh feeling during the day. I was uncomfortable with dumping chemicals on my skin and the research emerging from using aluminum was terrifying.  I thought I was destined to stink my whole life!  As a last resort, I grabbed my coconut oil and essential oil and tried to make my own... and it was a HOME RUN.  Even my husband couldn't believe how much better my hugs were.  I could hug him when he got home from work without knocking him out! I haven't looked back. I love sharing my newfound non-stinky joy.  I can hug with confidence!  This product changed my life!  I love my Nitty Gritty Pit Stick.  I hope you love it as much as I do!

Why won't my Pit Stick spread on my skin?

The number one oil in your Pit Stick is coconut oil, which is moodier than Lake Superior before a storm. Coconut oil changes texture based on temperature.  In the dead of winter you may need to press your stick against your warm skin for 3 seconds to soften it to spreadability.  
(Likewise in the summer, it gets a little gooey.  You do not need to store in the fridge, but expect it to soften to a cream cheese texture when the outside temps rise above 90 degrees)

Where does my dollar go when I buy a Pit Stick?

It's our joy to support several missions and charities!

We are monthly donors for:

Training Tomorrow's Leaders

Haitian Christian Outreach

Go Bindemans Mission to France

Check out these awesome organizations!  

What are your company standards?

1. USEFUL & SIMPLE! Mama ain't got time for products that don't work.  Give me simple and give me effective.  That's the very essence and heart of Nitty Gritty!

2. PROGRESSIVELY ECO-FRIENDLY! Reusable bottles, stable/recyclable plastic, compostable tubes. I believe we can be clean and fresh without yucky chemicals or lots of waste.

3. OUR GRANDPARENTS WERE ON TO SOMETHING. Natural things like essential oils, coconut, sodium, and clays are powerful.  We don't need frilly/foamy/fragrancy to get the job done.  Keep it simple, sweetheart.

How long are Pit Sticks good for (shelf life)?

So, I can't say they are good forever... because nothing is...
BUT, they have a very long shelf life.  The official answer is 1 year. BUT, I've been using the same one (that lives in our camper, so used infrequently) for like 4 years.  It's a little drier than it was when new, but still kills the stink!
  •  11/25/2023 09:00 AM - 11/26/2023 03:00 PM
  •   Henry Ford II High School Entrance, Sterling Heights, MI, USA

Come stock up on Christmas goodies, stuff stockings, and just have a blast. Entrance is just $3 a person. I've come to this show for years as a shopper, but this is my first as a vendor. I can vouch for it's awesomeness!

  •  8/11/2023 10:00 AM - 8/13/2023 04:00 PM
  •   Blakes Orchard Armada, MI
  •  7/14/2023 10:00 AM - 7/16/2023 04:00 PM
  •   17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005, USA

This is THE festival for lavender and craft lovers! Come for a whole day of fun for the whole family.

  •  6/23/2023 09:00 AM - 6/25/2022 04:00 PM
  •   195 Midway St, Imlay City, MI 48444

My tail is wagging so hard for this event! This is my 3rd year, but the 21st year of the festival. Come on by for an amazing time. They have stuff for kids and lavender EVERYTHING!!! You can't go wrong spending the day here. (plus easy on/off I-69 freeway)

  •  12/10/2022 09:00 AM - 12/10/2022 04:00 PM
  •   4333 John R Rd, Troy, MI 48085, USA
  •  12/3/2022 06:42 AM
  •   20600 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

$3 at the door, come to stuff stockings and shop awesome vendors!

  •  8/13/2022 10:09 AM - 8/14/2022 04:12 PM
  •   5700 22 Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI, USA

Art + amazing vendors from Michigan and alllll over the US! Intermittent playgrounds and TONS to do for kids. Wonderful shaded areas for a picnic OR you can ride your bike if you're local. Entry is FREE!

  •  7/15/2022 09:05 AM - 7/17/2022 04:07 PM
  •   17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI, USA

Get here early to experience ALLL there is! Lavender + amazing vendors from all over!

  •  6/3/2022 09:01 AM - 6/4/2022 04:03 PM
  •   Imlay City, MI, USA

My tail is wagging so hard for this event! I was here last year and made SO MANY new friends and memories. Come on by for an amazing time. They have stuff for kids and lavender EVERYTHING!!! You can't go wrong spending the day here. (plus easy on/off I-69 freeway)

  •  8/14/2021 09:30 AM - 8/15/2021 06:00 PM
  •   Rivers Bend Park Shelby Twp, MI

  •  6/4/2021 10:00 AM - 6/5/2021 06:00 PM
  •   195 Midway St, Imlay City, MI 48444, USA
  •  2/13/2021 10:00 AM
  •   Teased and Polished 49465 Van Dyke Ave Shelby Twp, MI 48317

Make an appt for a blowout and come for the Barre class at 10am! I'll be there until 2 pm :)

  •  9/8/2018 08:00 AM
  •   St. Thecla Church, Clinton Twp, MI

Come say hi to me and pick up tons of second-hand goodies for your kiddos.

  •  8/26/2018 10:00 AM - 8/26/2018 04:00 PM
  •   Fowlerville, MI, USA

Come see many amazing vendors and just enjoy the fair!

  •  10/3/2022 08:13 AM

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  •  2/15/2021 10:20 AM

Lots of new scents are rolling out in Nitty Gritty Land!

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  •  4/3/2019 09:52 AM

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  •  12/7/2018 10:12 AM

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