We all have heard about how aluminum in deodorant is bad for us. I’ve been searching for an aluminum free deodorant that works for me for years. Every time I see a recommendation or an award given to a natural deodorant-I buy it.
My search has come up fruitless-I am a sweaty lady. Aluminum is typically the antiperspirant ingredient in deodorant. When I have tried aluminum free products, I start sweating immediately and then, I smell. No one wants to smell.
Recently, I have been on the hunt again. I tried out three different products and will list them below, as well as their results. They are all aluminum and paraben free.
Lavanila Sport Luxe smells like fresh laundry and I saw a YouTuber recommend this one with raving reviews. This goes on nicely and smells great. It worked for most of the morning but once I was out and about…not so much. I was smelly within about 4 hours. Like body odor smelly and kind of gross. For me-a miss
Jason Calming Lavender Deodorant Stick was recommended by my Aunt Sandra, who lives in Florida (hot and humid) so I had to try this one next. This smelled great but was super slimy when I put it on. My underarms felt wet immediately. Which did not feel great. Within an hour I straight up smelled! Again, another fail.
This is where I start telling my friend Stella about my quest. She immediately tells me our friend Kim tried one recently that she was loving. Kim confirmed this the next time I saw her by immediately letting me smell her. This was a hot day and her confidence spoke volumes. I went home and hopped online to buy it.
Native Deodorant Coconut & Vanilla was next. I grabbed a coupon code for this online and they do free shipping (even on one stick) so it was about $10.20. I went with the coconut and vanilla because it was the most popular and the one Kim bought. This smells like the beach and summer-so good!
My first day wearing this, I sweated slightly but never got smelly. I could still smell the scent of Coconut and Vanilla when I went to bed. On day 2 I had to put this guy to the test, Lex and I walked 2 miles in 80 degree weather and spent an hour and a half at the park. Still fresh. Now, I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks and not one smelly day. I traveled with only the Native Deodorant to Tennessee last week and it held up in 80 degree weather with humidity. I love this deodorant!
Finally I found a natural deodorant that really works for me! This is my new everyday deodorant and I actually feel like I sweat and smell less than I did with conventional deodorant.