*UPDATED: 5/14/2020. The updated portion of this blog post is a bit further down in the post. You’ll see it! It has UPDATE before it lol.
It’s been a long time comin’ you guys…I never thought I’d see the day (especially in the green beauty space), where I’d say I’ve found my holy grail(s) of natural deodorant! AND YES THEY WORK! HALLELUJAH!
I’ll be first to admit that I’m a bit high maintenance and hate any sort of stench – wait, that doesn’t make me high maintenance? Oh, well, how about this? I have different deodorants for different events/seasons. See? High maintenance. ;) I don’t mess around. Now, you know I’ve tried everything…I mean EVERYTHING to curb the stink. (It’s 100% normal to sweat, and you should never use an antiperspirant or anything that will block your sweat glands, but stinking is no fun!) Especially with my line of work, I am super lucky to be able to try new brands, formulas, scents, you name it! Soooo, just know that what I’m about to share with you is sacred. LOL, okay maybe not that serious – but a natural deodorant that works is SERIOUSLY something to celebrate amirite?!
THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS PRODUCT THAT WAS GIFTED AND THANK GOD IT EXISTS IN THE WORLD BECAUSE I WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT IT.
WOW….Madame Lemy has easily become my favourite brands for my natural deodorant needs. I never thought I’d find a favourite deo that’s a powder! I’ve always used a stick deodorant that has a oil base or is more of a classic moisturizing type deo stick. (I still do love those don’t get me wrong!) I wasn’t sure I’d love the powder idea, or that it’d even work….wow was I ever wrong.
This natural deodorant works SO well! I own the Rose scent and it’s DIVINE! It’s definitely a strong rose scent, but I love it, and I find that it’s needed as it wears off a bit throughout the day. But not to the point of no scent, which has really impressed me! I rarely have to touch up, maybe once if it’s a hot day and I sweat. As this – like any natural deodorant – doesn’t stop the sweating – it just controls scent and keeps excess sweating at bay by sucking up the wetness with the powder! But I’ve really enjoyed how dry and fresh I feel. It’s a unique and refreshing experience.
The packaging and aesthetic of Madame Lemy’s deodorants are all super retro/vintage inspired. Very 1920’s! (Hence the music I chose for my videos!) It comes with a powder puff applicator (not messy at all) and you can buy refills of the powder so you keep the original packaging! Love that it’s sustainable! Overall, I give this 5 stars! It’s my go-to right now. I highly suggest giving it a whirl! And if you’ve tried it, let me know what you think!
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This is a new scent by Ursa Major and a new fave for someone that has sensitive underarms, or if you’re like me and you’ve just shaved and don’t want any stinging – this is your bff. It’s super gentle, even with the little bit of baking soda it contains. This new scent profile: Forest Fix, is a woodsy blend of citrus and spice – reminiscent of their shampoo + conditioner. (At least to me!) I LOVE IT. Seriously, the scent is just so good and it’s subtle – not overpowering at all and it truly does work. I mean, I wouldn’t be here if it didn’t. I’ve tried every deodorant under the sun haha. I do want to reiterate (as I’ve said many times) that no one person is alike and body odors vary person to person! I believe in bio-individuality for almost everything, therefore, proceed with caution when searching for a new natural deodorant. What may work for me, may not work for you! It’s going to a be a lot of trial and error. But hey, at least I did a bit of the legwork for ya! ;)
As always, there are no petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs. And it’s cruelty-free and gluten-free!
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What a mouthful of prettiness! First and foremost, I’m going to just state the obvious – it smells freaaaaking intoxicating! Like honey and roses – though it boasts sandalwood as well – did you know it is a pheromone and acts as a natural deodorant?! So cool! If Jena (founder and creator of Agent Nateur) makes a perfume of this scent, I’m first on the list to own it! It’s so beautiful! But, let’s talk about what matters most – IT WORKS! Whenever I was in Charleston last spring with my girls Janny and Molls, we put it to work! It was HOT and this baby withstood the humidity and heat of South Carolina! I mean, if it can withstand that? I’d say it’s a winner! Plus, I used it the rest of the summer and I smelled heavenly. I was pleasantly surprised because this deodorant contains baking soda and I’m generally a bit sensitive – mostly after I’ve just shaved my pits, so I don’t wear this until the next day after a fresh shave. But with ingredients like organic coconut oil, baking soda, beeswax, sunflower butter, avocado butter, castor oil, rose essential oil, sandalwood essential oil and allll of the love…you need to try this! It comes highly recommended, not just by me but by many others who know what’s up!
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Vegan, cruelty-free, and 99% natural, this stuff is magic, you guys! Mainly because I could have literally just finished shaving and apply this deodorant with absolutely NO burning or rash! It’s gentle, effective and the two scents I have (Juicy Bamboo (cute little travel-sized one that I stick in my gym-bag) and Lime Mint) smell so nice! Ta-keh-su-mee, known as bamboo charcoal, is a time-honoured Japanese secret for odor control and detoxification. So, with a combo of activated charcoal (has a porous surface that acts like a magnet, which chemically binds substances, such as bacteria and toxins to draw them out.) and natural fermentation technology (which fights odor-causing bacteria, you will stay stink-free all day. (Ingredients are: Water, Propanediol, Arrowroot Powder, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Candelilla Wax, Saccharomyces Ferment, Rose Flower Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Magnesium Hydroxide, Allantoin and Activated Charcoal.)
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Last, but certainly not least – in fact – my absolute favourite deodorants! Appropriately named, because they are indeed NEXT-LEVEL! I don’t know what kind of voodoo Vapour used to create these deos, but holy moly they perform like no other! Vapour’s innovative formula basically transforms from a gel to powder on your skin – and a little goes a lonnnng way! (I learned the hard way, see diagram below.)
The formula is light and silky, and when it dries, you just know it’s working its magic! It’s made up of AER Plant and mineral complex ingredients such as Arrowroot, baking soda, organic Tulsi, wildcrafted Myrrh and organic Oregano (yep, I know! Crazy!) Its scent or as Vapour calls it “AER Essence” is a blend of essential oils that counteract odor and heal, soothe and provide comfort throughout the day. There are three options, but the two I love the most are Ginger Grapefruit: warm, bright and refreshing and Lavender Myrrh: clean, green and uplifting. Seriously, do yourself a favour and either get some samples or buy one of these full-sized! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
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So, have you tried any of these deos? Which one are you loving?! Let me know in the comments below what some of your favourite, tried, tested and true natural deodorants are!
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