Product Review: Natural Deodorant

Product Review: Natural Deodorant

So, some of you may have seen articles detailing how bad regular deodorant can be for you. The harsh chemicals, aluminum and who knows what else in the formula of the regular run of the mill deodorants can apparently be extremely harmful. I honestly don’t doubt that applying these types of ingredients to a sensitive area like under arms could be harmful, but do they really work?

I’ve tried a few different kinds of natural deodorants, and I’ve compiled my final opinions below!

☆ Price

Women’s deodorant is already significantly more expensive than men’s deodorant (annoying, I know), but natural deodorant takes it up another notch. You could easily shell out $13 for a stick of regular sized natural deodorant, which to me is can be a little painful. You pay for what you get, so it makes sense that you would pay more for better ingredients, but it still is a downside having to pay that much when you just want a natural alternative.

☆ Variety

There’s a surprising amount of variety when it comes to different brands you can choose from. I’ve tried three different kinds: Schmidt’s, Native and Kopari. There’s also a good variety of scents too, so no matter what your preference is there’s definitely an option for everyone.

☆ Deodorizing/Anti perspirant qualities

So here is where I run into the problem with natural deodorants- they definitely do not work as well as regular deodorants when it comes to sweat control and smell control. I know there’s an adjustment/detox period your body has to go through to get used to the natural ingredients, but that period can extend pretty long. It took me over a month for my body to “adjust” and even then, about a half through the day I would smell like I hadn’t put deodorant on in days (and this is me just going to work…basically sitting at a desk all day long, imagine if I wore it when I worked out). I also started to (warning TMI) develop a rash as part of my “detox” period, which was just as fun as it sounds.

So…is worth it?

In my opinion….I think it’s definitely a trial and error process. Everyone’s body is going to adjust different and everyone has different needs/wants out of a their products. I personally could not find one that worked well for me, and it can get expensive trying different ones when they’re well over $10 each. I have started to find that some men’s deodorant doesn’t have aluminum in it, and work supremely better than women’s deodorant. I know it may seem weird, but I’m all about finding what works best for you, your budget, and your preferences.

I hope any of this can help you guys if you’re curious about natural deodorant!

xo.

Favorite Natural Cleaning Products

Favorite Natural Cleaning Products

Hello everyone! If you know me, you know I LOVE to clean and organize a space. Over the past year or so I’ve started taking an interest in using more natural products to clean with, and not to expose myself and those around me to the many chemicals found in regular cleaning products. The smell alone started to really turn me off from some of them, and researching more into the “cleaner” alternatives really made me rethink my approach to cleaning.

Here is a list of my all time favorite natural cleaning products that smell fantastic, work amazing, and leave you with peace of mind knowing that you are not leaving harmful chemicals on your counters and other surfaces.

Method All Purpose Spray

Mrs. Meyers Baking Soda Cream Cleanser

Method Hand Soap

Mrs. Meyers or Method Dish Soap

Seventh Generation Bathroom Cleaner

Walnut Scrubber Sponges

Basically anything from Mrs. Meyers or Method is great. I have yet to try a product from them that I don’t like. I get all my natural cleaning products from Grove Collaborative, a site that sells tons of natural products at a discount. If any of you are interested I can send you a link for a free 5 piece Mrs. Meyers set and a free VIP trial. It’s a great deal and the membership allows you to schedule monthly deliveries for restocks of your favorite items, or allows you to skip months if you don’t need products that frequently.

I hope this post encourages some of you to take a more “clean” approach to cleaning and try out some natural cleaning products!

xo.