I have so many issues with regular deodorants. They’re full of toxic ingredients and chemicals, not to mention skin irritants and hormone disruptors. Trust me.
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But my chief complaint is actually none of these (even though these should be my priority, hah). I have seriously sensitive skin, and I have a really hard time finding products that don’t irritate it. My latest body wash is actually…my baby’s Aveeno sensitive wash. Hah! So, needless to say, traditional antiperspirant/deodorants do a number on my underarms. Even unscented ones (which at least rule out a perfume irritant) don’t provide any relief because you’ve still got a ton of other irritating ingredients.
However, I’ve always been a bit adverse to the natural ones after trying one years ago for about two minutes. I think it may have been Tom’s brand. Even though I knew my current deodorant was not ideal, I wasn’t in a rush to do the research/testing I needed to do to try a new kind. I was obviously super committed.
But then I saw a Buzzfeed post about Native. I love Buzzfeed…they are right about everything! Right…? So, out of nowhere and with almost no research – I ordered. I am really not the impulse purchase kind of person, but I loved the Native site, the scent options and it wasn’t a risky purchase at about $12 <steps out of comfort zone>.
The end result, after a month of use is amazing!
I was shocked that there was no transition period. I expected that my body would need to adjust to the new product, but I smelled great from day one. And most importantly, my skin healed and softened within less than two weeks. I couldn’t believe it since my expectations were low on such a random impulse purchase.
The texture was different at first, but it still glides on nicely. It will leave more on your skin, but unlike regular deodorants, it’s not residue, so I don’t mind that there’s a thicker layer (Native recommends that you simply massage extra product into your skin). It feels great and easily rinses clean. My old deodorant definitely did not rinse clean, especially with my extra gentle Aveeno baby soap. It was so annoying.
The Coconut & Vanilla is hands-down the best scent. Thanks to a free duo from Native, I’ve also tried the Eucalyptus & Mint, which has a masculine feel, and the Lavender & Rose, which is a close second to Coconut & Vanilla for me.
UPDATE! Native sent me a few seasonal scents to try and yet again, I’m in love! this stuff is seriously amazing.
Grapefruit & Bergamot has a gentle scent that is feminine but not at all overwhelming. An absolute favorite.
I hope they bring it back every year! Cucumber & Mint is clean and light. And Citrus & Herbal Musk is HANDS down amazing for my husband. He was so hesitant to ditch his Old Spice because we both liked the scent – but it’s so full of toxins! This scent is even better and we love it!
I was not affiliated with Native in any way, but wanted to share this amazing product with a deal for you! So I reached out to Native and they were happy to offer a special discount code – use code “caitlin15” for 15% off of your Native deodorant.
Native offers a subscribe and save program that will save your %17 regularly. I am on the Coconut & Vanilla subscribe and save, obviously. I love it!
They also offer a sharing perk. Each account is provided a unique sharing link that will earn you free travel size deodorants with other purchases using your sharing link. I’ve used mine here, and may get some travel deodorants if you purchase.