I hope you enjoyed your weekend. The boys at our house were in Colorado all weekend snowboarding for Smith’s birthday, so we had lots of fun girl time. It was just a realllllly nice low-key weekend, and I think we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
I’ve been doing an experiment for several months now, and today, I’m going share it with you and let you weigh in. Ready? We’re talking about…
Deodorant and Monday just seems to go together, right?!
Um, okay, if you’re new around here, I have been on an all-natural deodorant kick for the last 7ish months or so.
Last year, I hosted a little party at my house and one of my sweet friends was telling all of us about the importance of using a more natural deodorant…and she was verrrrrrry passionate about it. So, after the party, I did a little online research (where all the scariest information is) and decided that I too would switch to an all-natural version (after like 25 years of wearing the same brand)…and it didn’t work out as easily as I thought it would. I blogged about it HERE, but in a nutshell, switching directly from the regular deodorant to the all-natural kind made me break out in a rash. Annnnnd so I had to detox for a week before I could apply the natural stuff. And by detoxing, I mean that I didn’t wear deodorant at all for a week. So, there’s that. #sigh
So, I say all this to say, over the last seven months, I’ve been doing my own experiment with different types of all-natural deodorants trying to find that perfect formula for me, and today, I’m sharing my thoughts with YOU.
Now, I know some people don’t wear any deodorant and twelve months ago, I would have thought that was gross, but friends, honest to goodness, today, I totally get it. I still prefer to use the natural stuff, but after reading all of the scary things on the internet AND by going without for a week and realizing it really wasn’t bad, I get the not wearing it. #butistillliketo
So, these are the four formulas that I’ve been using these last 7ish months. I like them all for different reasons, but they are all four very different…
Okay, I heard about this on my friend Ashley Insta Stories one day and if I had to name a favorite, it would be this one right here.
One of the things I love most about this one is the scent (it smells like orange peel). I also think this one keeps me dry (I’ve learned that I’m having a harder time staying dry with natural deodorants), but this one does a really good job. Now, I don’t love that it comes in a pot and you have to rub it on with your fingers, and I don’t love the color…it’s a dark gray. So, even though it blends in with my fingers really well, I don’t like to wear it with white tops. I don’t know, I wish it weren’t that color…but I think it does a great job. PLUS, out of all of these, this one has never made my armpits red or broken me out (from time to time the other three below will cause my skin to get red). This brand makes several versions of deodorant, but I like this one because it’s for sensitive skin and clearly, I have sensitive armpits. #sigh
I heard about this next deodorant when I did JAMIE IVEY LIVE…
Okay this one smells like the most divine cake frosting EVER! I wish they made a body butter in the exact same scent. This one is great too, but again, you have to rub it on with your fingers (which just isn’t my favorite thing to do). I do think this one keeps me nice and dry, but it doesn’t come out of the tub as easily as the one above, and the consistency is a little harder to rub in BUT IT’S WHITE! I love that this one is white!!
#3: PRIMAL PIT PASTE
Okay, I’m a big fan of Primal Pit Paste and used their charcoal deodorant this last summer too. I buy the Coconut Lime Scent, but they have a gazillion others (and even non-scented). I love, love, love the application of this one (like my good old-fashioned deodorant from the past), but after using the two cream deodorants, I think they work better on me. I don’t know? It’s so hard to tell, but I have seriously been applying and analyzing all of them for so many months that I think, those work a little better (but they’re harder to apply). This brand also makes a cream, so perhaps I need to try that next?
Okay, so I love Kopari products. Like love, love, love, love them! I use their coconut melt, coconut scrub and coconut rose toner EVERY.SINGLE.DAY, but I haven’t fallen in love with their deodorant (which kills me because so many of my friends swear by it!). I love that you apply it without using your fingers, but I find that it does the worst job of keeping me fresh and dry. Oh no! What is wrong with my picky armpits?! I have friends who buy this stuff in bulk, so clearly, it might just be me.
So…yes, my whole post today is on deodorant. These are the four I’ve been using, but do you have others I should try??? I like all of these for different reasons, but none of them feel like “the one” yet. Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas? Ha! I’ll take them all!
Have a good Monday, friends! My kids are off from school today, so I’m going to run some errands with my girls and then anxiously await the return of my boys. Maybe I’ll even order a new deodorant or two based on your comments? xo