“Natural” deodorants don’t work. At least I haven’t found one that works AND is convenient/easy to apply. I think actually Lush’s The Greench deodorant powder works very well, but man, it’s a pain to apply. And messy. It’s just too much to bother with sometimes.
Years ago, I made my own Coconut Oil Deodorant and thought it was pretty effective, but quit during the summer when I noticed oil stains on ALL my clothes.
Finally, I’ve settled on Lavanilla the last couple of years, specifically Lavanilla Sport lately. I don’t think it’s particularly effective, but it’s convenient (I can pick it up from Sephora) and I like that the brand also comes in tiny travel sizes. I apply it in the morning and evening, and that mostly keeps odor at bay, but not as much as I’d like. And it’s not entirely “natural.”
Honestly, I don’t mind a little odor, it’s natural to sweat and give off some body odor, and that’s all it is, just a slight natural odor, because to nix odor all together, I’d have to use heavy duty deodorant with aluminum and I won’t do that; I haven’t used deodorant with aluminum in years. So I don’t expect perfection, but I don’t know, I’d like a little something more.
So, the search continues. I pretty much take beauty reviews with a grain of salt lately, after trying things myself and thinking “meh” about things others rave about; we are all so individual and react to things differently. Especially deodorant.
Which is why I’ve been wary to try Agent Nateur, which has been much talked about lately (it seems to be Instagram’s favorite deodorant…). It gets good reviews, but it’s basically coconut oil and baking soda, which is what I used to make myself for MUCH LESS than $19. And it stained my clothes. so…
I’ve settled now on trying this new stick version by Meow meow tweet – my friend has used this brand for a long time and swears by it. And maybe because it doesn’t have coconut oil in it, it won’t stain clothes? We’ll see, and I’ll let you know what I think of it.
Have you tried any “natural” or aluminum-free deodorants that work for you? (please add your reviews/suggestions in the forums!)
Oh, as I mentioned, I’m going to order the Meow Meow Tweet deodorant from Integrity Botanicals (sign up for their site and they’ll send you a code for 15% off ), I need to order more to get free shipping – of course. Any recommendations for what else to try? I’m specifically looking for a nice non-foaming cleanser to use as my second step cleanser. Also, sunscreen.
**edited to add: I received the Meow meow tweet deodorant and LOVE IT. It works very well for me, goes on beautifully, and keeps odor at bay, even if I skip one morning. Amazing!!!