Product Review: Native Deodorant

 

With growing concerns about the ingredients in antiperspirants and deodorants causing breast cancer or Alzheimer’s, more people are turning to natural brands. I’m not here to debate whether or not these concerns are valid, but to check out alternative deodorant brands. Do these work? If so, how well?

Native Deodorant had some good reviews, so I thought I would give it a try. I have been using it for about 10 months.

First of all,  what’s in it?

The ingredients are:

fractionated coconut oil, arrowroot powder, stearyl alcohol, baking soda, shea butter, coconut oil, hydrogenated castor oil, polyglyceol-3 beeswax, jojoba esters, vitamin E, L. acidophilus, maltodextrin, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate, fragrance (oils)

 

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They have a wide variety of scents like

  • lavender/rose
  • coconut/vanilla
  • lime/coconut
  • eucalyptus/mint
  • cotton/lily
  • pear/lavender
  • citrus/herbal musk
  • unscented
  • and several others, some being seasonal

 

Next, how’d it hold up in my armpits?

Through the fall, winter and spring, the deodorant did a fine job keeping me odor free, not including all the other stinky things I slather on.

My armpits were also dry during this time.

I did not notice any staining of the clothes.

However, when it got hot out or I was doing something that caused me to sweat a lot, it did not keep me dry.  Keep in mind this does not contain aluminum, which is the ingredient in conventional deodorant that plugs up your sweat pores to keep the sweat  from escaping.  The ingredients  in Native can handle a light sweat, but not more substantial sweating.

 

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Pros

  • good ingredients
  • no aluminum
  • no parabens
  • no phthalates
  • no talc
  • doesn’t stain clothes
  • great scents
  • sensitive skin varieties (no baking soda)
  • unscented available
  • free shipping AND free returns (30 day)
  • keeps you odor free
  • tube lasted a long time
  • cruelty free
  • came nicely packaged

 

Cons

  • at first, it went on a little chunky, but then I mastered how to avoid that
  • a little pricey, less if you buy 3, so you can order with your friends
  • does not keep you dry under high 💦sweat💦 situations
  • not actually an antiperspirant

 

So personally, I think this is a keeper for 3 seasons of the year, but for the hot, sweaty months I think I will temporarily go back to my other deodorant/antiperspirant.

For more information, go to their website  Native Deodorant

Have you found an all natural deodorant that keeps you dry?

**I strive to give an honest opinion and accurate information.  All information was accurate at the time of publishing.

“These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other…”                           Zechariah 8:16a

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