I’ve always been a little skeptical about “natural” deodorants. Let me take a step back. If you’ve ever worked out with me, you will know that I sweat a lot (guess who’s writing this article (ha ha!). So, I have put many anti-perspirants and deodorants to the test and have only found a select few that work. But, as I get further into my 40s, I’m trying to make my daily routine as healthy as possible. And, since aluminum has been linked to breast cancer, I thought now would be a good time to try to rid this from my daily routine.
I tried Native deodorant in Coconut Vanilla, which it turns out is their most popular scent. Native instructs first-time users to try it for 10 days giving your body enough time to rid itself of other aluminum-based products you may have been using. The other instruction is to wash first, then apply lightly. That may sound like a pain, but I just grabbed a washcloth each morning, rinsed, dried, and applied. Pretty simple and I was set for the day.
The good news is that it worked – no bad body odor! It’s important to remember this is a deodorant and not an anti-perspirant. I did not notice a difference in how much I perspired but others that reviewed with me noticed a small increase.
My recommendation is to go for it and Go Native. I really liked the deodorant and I feel good that I am ridding myself of a potentially harmful substance that I was using on a daily basis. Did I mention, it’s also paraben-free? Native offers a collection of amazing scents like coconut lime, lavender and rose, and even pumpkin spice latte (how fun is that?). They also have a sensitive line and a full line for men.
Don’t forget about your tweens and teens! Just remind them how to use it. Rinse, dry, and apply (just once a day is all I had to do). Buy a sample pack through Amazon here.
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