Saturday, September 3, 2016

Going NATIVE....Deodorant That Is!

A lot of ink has been spilled talking about the benefits of using a natural, aluminum free deodorant.  I embarked on quite a journey, trying various natural deodorants before finding the Crystal Deodorant.  Overall, that has been pretty reliable for me but in the summer, when the weather heats up, I would have to reapply it after about 10-12 hours in order to stay odor free.  Since it is basically a "mineral salt", my underarms would get quite chapped and dry.

Well, one day, while browsing good ol' Pinterest, I came across a pinned article about the Five Best Deodorants for Women.  At the very top of the list, ranking higher than one by Tom Ford, was NATIVE deodorant.  I'd never heard of it so I went to their website, read the list of simple ingredients and then started reading review after review.  I was so impressed, I thought it was worth a try.  Plus, they offered free shipping and free returns so there was truly nothing to lose!

Originally when I ordered, it was only available in 3 scent options:  Eucalyptus/Mint, Lavender/Rose and Unscented.  I chose Unscented because I wasn't crazy about the other offerings.  Since then, however, they have added two more scents: Coconut/Vanilla and Citrus/Herbal Musk.....if you know me, you know I couldn't resist the Coconut/Vanilla one ;-)  And it smells wonderful!  The scent doesn't stick around all day but sure smells good going on!

Since going NATIVE about 2 months ago, I am hooked!  Not only does it offer great odor protection for up to 24 hours (yes, for real!), but it also keeps me much drier than the Crystal deodorant did.  It's not quite like my good old chemical antiperspirant deodorant but it's close.

 
The deodorant comes with directions on how to use it and a reminder that depending on what type of deodorant you are currently using, it can take up to 10 days for your body to adjust to this natural formula.  Even though I'd been using the Crystal deodorant for a couple of years, it still took me a few days to adjust.  I wouldn't recommend making the switch on a day you'll be at Disneyland all day in the heat ;-) Once you're body is adjusted, however, it will definitely hold up under those conditions.  And, less is definitely more with this deodorant!  They will send you an email to remind you of that fact and it is so true!  Slathering on too much will actually hurt the performance of this deodorant.  Just 3 swipes up and down across the underarm area is the perfect amount for me.

So, if you have struggled to find a good, all natural, aluminum free deodorant that WORKS, I'd encourage you to give this one a try!
Cost: $12
Where To Buy:  www.nativecos.com